Mother of 2 young kids tragically lost
Devastating news today about a mother of 2 who was hit by a vehicle this morning. Please get this link out to everyone possible so that we can raise money for the family as they go through this. Money will be put into an educational fund for the surviving kids.
Even if you cannot donate money please donate your time by sharing this and also putting this entire family into your prayers as they go through one of the most devatating moments in life.
Also this post intentionally does not include name or photos at this time. If you have questions please contact me one on one. Thank you everyone in advance.
Posted by Frank Watson
The Rowley Family Thanks Community For Support
Our lives will forever be changed by the incredibly tragic event that occurred on March 12. We can confidently say that our feelings of loss are shared far and wide, despite whether or not you knew her personally.
It's hard to find the words that will reflect the gratitude that our family and friends have for this community. During this time of loss and grief we've found strength and comfort from all of you who have run, cooked, shopped, donated and prayed for our family and for Jaime's two daughters. Some of you did so out of the personal love that you had for Jaime; and for those of you who never met her, you did so out of the pure kindness of your hearts.
So many of you have expressed that while you may not have known Jaime personally, you still wanted to show in some small way that you, too, would miss her and grieve for her. We would like to share with you just a little about who she was:
Jaime was a huge Buffalo Bills fan and a fan of football in general. She loved country music and was a really bad singer. She was an avid runner, and ironically, she passed away while doing something that she loved so much. Her personality was vibrant and magnetic; she had a glow from within that always showed on the outside and made others want to be near her. She was dedicated, loyal, fun-spirited, loving and hardworking. She was a daughter, a sister, a "Tia" and a best friend. But above all else, she was a loving mother. Nothing in this world brought her more joy than her two girls. We feel strongly that she is looking down on us, seeing what has been done in honor of her for her daughters, and is nothing short of amazed.
As fellow residents of Loudoun, we've always enjoyed the exceptional quality of life and strong sense of community that is so clearly evident here. What we didn't know is just how strong and united it actually is. And despite the rapid growth and daily hustle/bustle in which we live, Ashburn specifically has managed to maintain its small-town charm. As we continue to mourn Jaime's loss, we have been comforted by the remarkably overwhelming outreach and support of the wonderful community that she and so many of us call home. It's fair to say that Jaime and her girls had the good fortune of "belonging" to the community of Ashburn. And while we as a collective family will continue to miss her deeply, we can find some comfort in our memories of her, and the legacy that she left behind.
The love and support that our community has shown us has inspired us to be better people; to love unconditionally; and to make the effort to go that extra mile even when it is for someone we have never met.
On behalf of Jaime, and our entire family, please accept our warmest and most profound thanks for honoring her memory with us. We are humbled beyond words and will be forever grateful to the warmth and love extended by so many during our darkest day.
Judy Rowley, Jaime's mother
Michele and Alex Wiggins, Jaime's sister and brother-in-law
Kevin Rowley, Jaime's brother
Torie and Megan Alfonso, Jaime's daughters
Posted by Frank Watson
There are still many good events coming in the future raising money for this family- but this site and the donations from it have created the most amazing support demonstration from a community I have ever seen.
Thank you everyone. I will follow up this weekend with a good update to all on the events that have transpired (Paisanos amazing support) as well as whats coming!
Frank & Kelly Watson
Posted by Frank Watson
Feel free to bring a candle to hold, posters, etc. As the service is over and family and friends leave Our Saviors Way (OSW) Lutheran Church they will see our tribute and be reminded that Jaime is in our hearts. Parking will be limited so you may want to park at the Broadlands Nature Center off of Claiborne Road. You’re also welcomed to line the paths/ sidewalks on the route from OSW to 1757 Golf Club.
Following the tribute there is a celebration reception at 12:00 at the 1757 Golf Club, which is open to the public.
Please share so we can build an amazing tribute!
My oldest daughter rides the bus to school with one of the two daughters left behind by this tragic and incredibly saddened event. She is praying as are my other daughter and I am every morning and eve. As a single father, I am emotionally touched by home much love there still is that exists in America's community. God be with thoses girls.
precious daughters of jaime, i send you all my love at this most difficult time in your lives. may god watch over you EVERY DAY and bring you great healing, comfort, hope and peace. i would love to see you, megan. please feel my arms wrapped around you whenever you feel alone. i am praying for you both all the time. with my most heart-felt sympathy and love, mrs. newell from hillside elementary school (rachel newell- former music teacher)
My condolences to the family. I pray God to give the children strength and courage to deal with the loss. R.I.P.
My thoughts and prayers are with all the family and friends. God bless Rest in peace Jaime
My condolences to this family for the loss of their mom. Enjoyed running for Jaime
I hope you get enough money I'm so sorry for you.
I pray for your children Godhelp them everyday. It so sad to see this. My heart cry and my prayer for the family.
Accept my heartfelt sympathy. My thoughts are of Jaime's family and friends during this diffcult time. May God bless and strengthen you. You have your memories to reflect on and God's love to help you go on. Im sorry for your loss. My condolences to each of you.
MY PRAYERS GOES OUT TO THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS,ALSO THE SUPPORTER'S MY GOD KEEP AND BLESS YOU ALL.
Frank you are genius. As a mother of three kids who lost their father suddenly without any insurance, I can completely relate. It is a fantastic feeling to see the community reach out and donate, even a few dollars here and there. May Jaime be the girls guardian angel and keep them safe for the rest of their lives.
Very sad. R.I.P.
#runforJaime ending at memorial 9:30
I don't believe I've ever seen such an outpouring of support and love for anyone. College for both girls is affirmative! So amazing and miraculous! Frank, you rock for facilitating this wonderful effort. Blessings to you and all of Jaime's family and friends.
From seeing the pictures of the growing memorial to watching the funds for Jaime's daughters grow.....It truly proves the goodness of friends and especially strangers - it restores faith in humanity . God bless her daughters, her family and friends through this difficult time. Jaime will never be forgotten.
JAMIE MAY THE LIGHT OF YOUR SPIRIT GUIDE YOUR GIRLS,ALWAYS!
So very sad.
I worked with Jaime and she always asked how I am and how was my day every time I walked in the office to work on the computers. Even by email she always said "Thank you so much for your help" and "I appreciate you helping me" she always was such a pleasure to talk with or email. We talked a few times about how we love to run and how great it feels to run. I even showed her a website on how she could track all her races and she was so amazed to see that she could track all her races and times so she can see her improvements. I remember how she asked me to rename her profile since I spelled it Jamie instead of Jaime and she said " I know my name is special.. HA!!." She was right.. her name was very special like she was... I will miss her a lot, she was just a SUPER person all around.. as a mother, in her job and as a friend. May Christ bless Jaime, her daughters and her family.
I also go through this intersection every day on the way to and from work. So devastating to know someone lost their life there doing something they loved. My heart goes out to Jaime's family.
I didn't know Jaime, but I pass through that intersection Monday - Friday just before 7:00 am. I know I've seen her running. My prayers go out to her children and to all who knew her.