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Saturday, November 3, 2018

A Gift for my Daughter

I posted a blog (you can read the post here) about this picture (below)  because from the moment I saw it, I thought "This is what it was like for Davy when he went to Heaven and met Jesus."

Both of my daughters cried when they saw it, but I find comfort in it. He's in a place where there is no pain or disappointment ... a place where there is never a reason to shed a tear ... and he lives in a perpetual happiness we can't even begin to comprehend. I'd give anything to have him here with me, but anyone who's ever had a near-death experience and is told they have to go back (to earth) doesn't want to ... they want to stay there.

A friend of Thing 2's lived down the street from us a short time when my kids were in elementary school, so she knew Davy very well. After she saw this picture, she messaged my daughter that she couldn't stop crying ... so, it was quite a surprise when my daughter told me she wanted a large print of this to hang in her home.

As a surprise, I bought a 16x20 frame with an 8x10 matte and had the picture blown up. I took it to her yesterday after I got off work. She was going to put it in her car and open it at home, but she decided to open it in the parking lot. I was already in my car. When she saw it, even though she loved it, she burst into tears.

I took off my seat belt and got out to hold her. We probably looked rather strange, but I didn't care. Davy's death has been an unimaginable nightmare for all of us, but she was extremely close to Davy her entire life and is having a lot of trouble moving on. We are all finding it difficult to move on, but she's having a particularly hard time.

So, I stood there in the parking lot ... holding my sweet little girl who's not so little anymore ... until she could stop crying and was able to compose herself.

I have always hugged and kissed my kids (a LOT), so hugging is nothing new ... but we're all holding each other a little longer and tighter these days.

Even if you don't live in the Evansville area, please keep an eye out for this car. It was traveling South on I-69. It could have been coming from and going to anywhere. The Sheriff's office will follow up any ANY lead.

The Sheriff’s Office has identified the make and model of the suspect vehicle from the fatal hit and run crash that killed 23-year old David “Davy” Egan, father of two, on Friday, June 22, 2018 on I-69 near south Green River Road.

SUSPECT VEHICLE: Silver 1998-2002 Honda Accord sedan. 2-door or 4-door body style. The vehicle will have damage to the front end.

If you know of a vehicle matching this description, please contact the Sheriff's Office TIP line at 812-421-6297 or leave a web tip here.

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