The deputy with a heart of gold

From my journal dated  August 9, 2002:

We were supposed to meet with the Sheriff’s Deputy from the Snohomish County Investigation Unit this weekend to go over any questions we might have about the case. Both Jenna and Eric want to be there…but are working, so we have to figure out a different time.

The deputy said the nicest thing to me today. I told him thank you for all the hard work he’s put in on the case. It can’t be an easy thing to do, especially if he has kids. I told him that I was a Christian and that I had been praying for him. He said he appreciated it.

He also said that his goal is, if he could lay this case out before Jason and Alina, that they would say he’s done a good job. What an incredible attitude…what an incredible thing to say! I think I really needed to hear that. I know he’s tried to do a good job, but it almost sounded like he’d known Jason and Alina…that they were real to him.

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About Rebecca Carney - One Woman's Perspective

My name is Becky Carney. My husband, Joe, and I have been married for 40 years. We have two living children, Eric (37) and Jenna (32). We lost a baby in utero at 19 weeks in 1987. In 2002, our middle son, Jason (19), and his best friend, Alina (20), were broadsided by a drunk driver who was going at least twice the speed limit. They both died instantly. This blog is written from my perspective as a bereaved parent. I don't claim to know what it's like to walk in anyone else's shoes. Each situation is different; each person is different. Everyone handles grief differently. But if I can create any degree of understanding of what it's like to be a parent who has lost a child, then I have succeeded in my reason for writing this blog.

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