I can no longer call you strangers because you have touched our lives and our hearts since our son's death in a car wreck. Jonathan was so happy we had moved to Bluffton, a loving community that offered so many opportunities for his daughter, Sophia.
Thank you to the emergency workers for trying to help our son and taking care of Sophia during such a traumatic time. I know it wasn't easy listening to her cry. I'm sorry I couldn't be with her sooner.
Thank you Elise and Sean Blackwell for being with Jonathan so he didn't die alone. You put his soul to rest, letting him know Sophia would be fine. I can't imagine what he went through before you got to her. Sophia tells us he said "Help" -- and you did.
Thank you neighbors of Parkside and surrounding communities for providing food as well as gifts that have kept Sophia occupied -- time she normally would have spent with her daddy. She loves the magical musical hair brush. We used to have to chase her to brush her hair.
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Thank you to the Bluffton United Methodist Church for the prayer blanket. Sophia untied all the knots, so maybe she released your prayers to God. And thank you Riverside Academy and Cross School for offering placement for Sophia.
Thank everyone else for the prayers during the worst possible time. I don't think I could have made it without you.
Finally, thank you to Sauls Funeral Home and reporter Laura Oberle of The Island Packet for compassion and care in presenting who Jonathan was.
David and Karen Friday