Alexandra Dawn Rodgers was born at dawn on November 20, 1989. April 28, 2007, while driving on a country road with 5 of her friends, she lost control of the truck, hit a tree and flipped. Fortunately none of her friends were injured but has dad and I lost our baby girl that day. There was no speeding, drugs, alcohol, inclement weather or anything else to blame – simply inexperience. She was going from her Grandmothers house to ours. A distance of less than five miles on roads she was very familiar with and in the middle of the day.
There is now a hole in our hearts and those of her sisters, brother, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and friends that can never be filled. I thank God every day that we had the joy of Allie in our lives. We cherish each and every memory we have of her; her scent, the sparkle in her eyes, softness of her hair, her giggle and her pout. The thought of losing a child used to be unimaginable to me. Now it has to be reality for the rest of my life.