As friends and fellow club members, we can be there to offer our support, friendship, sympathy, love and prayers as we minister to their needs at this time. We do that without reservation. "I'm so sorry," seems so inadequate at such a time. They are both in such a state of shock they can barely function. I think they are on auto-pilot. We can not even begin to know how we would cope under the circumstances.
As I was taught in my college English Comp. class, I'm handling the shock by trying to write through the emotions. Please forgive this post if it seems to be a bit rambling.
My mother lost two sons in infancy. I know that she grieved long after their passing. When I asked her how she dealt with their deaths, she told me, "God needs buds in His bouquet as well as full-bloomed flowers." God chose Jessica to be in His bouquet at this time. We pray for God's angels to hold not only the family but all of us who are grieving for Jessica, in their arms and give us peace in our hearts.
We can not begin to comprehend God's plan in this tragic event. We can only trust that He is the Master and we are the servants. We trust that in His infinite wisdom that the passing of this young person will be to His glory.
"We know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to His purpose", Romans 8:28 KJV