Let me start from the beginning.
Back when I got engaged in 2010, I began scouring the internet to find the perfect makeup artist. Other than the dress and hair, I believe a bride's make up should be flawless. Absolutely, positively flawless. So, I needed the right person to make me beautiful.
Insert Elizabeth Anne Dowdy.
|She airbrushed me to perfection on my wedding day.|
Time continued to go on, because I guess that's what happens.
Then yesterday, out of no where, my cousin texted me asking for the name of my makeup artist from my wedding. I told y'all that Elizabeth did awesome make up!
At first I hadn't remembered her name, and then it immediately popped into my head. I texted my cousin back with Elizabeth's information and her company name. That's when my cousin told me what had happened.
Almost a year ago in July 2012 (little to my knowledge), Elizabeth, who was pregnant at the time, and her 2 sons were killed in a head-on collision. Here's a little more about the incident. Read at your own risk. I found it extremely hard to take in. Just remember, all this happened nearly a year ago. We didn't really have any mutual friends... but when you live in a small town in Texas, someone is bound to know them. My cousin's friend was Elizabeth's best friend. So, word eventually got to me.
Why do I need your help? Because prayer works.
And although I have never met her husband, my heart is torn into two pieces over his loss. He lost his wife, 2 kids, and an unborn baby.
I am asking for you to say a prayer for Samuel Dowdy, Jr, who is the surviving husband. I am asking that you genuinely pray for his comfort and a way to find peace. I have absolutely no clue where he's at emotionally (I've never met him), but I think it's only right that we pray for him.
It's just not fair.
When someone touches your life, it's forever locked into your memory. And although Elizabeth was "just my make up artist", she touched my life. She was the reason that I was beautiful on my wedding day. Her family deserves nothing but prayer and comfort. I hope that they find it too.
I'm sorry if this post made you sad. But my goal was to ask for prayers. And I mean like REAL prayers. Not the kind where you say that you'll pray and then you don't. I'm asking for you to sit down, pray silently or out loud and ask for their comfort. God listens.