On Monday, April 23, our dear friends Scott and Jennifer Owen, along with six of their seven wonderful children, were in a horrible car accident on the way home from a weekend camping trip. Scott — a kind, gentle devoted husband and father — died early Tuesday morning. Jennifer — the most incredible, faithful, loving wife and mother — succumbed to her injuries and was reunited in Heaven with her beloved early Thursday morning.
Their daughter Michaela (15) remains in critical condition at a Dallas hospital. Their son Dalton (10) also remains in critical condition in the room next to his big sister.
Mitchell (13), Alysa (11), Samantha (7) and Liam (5) miraculously survived the crash with broken bones, concussions, cuts and bruises. They are being cared for by all of us who adored their parents.
Ethan (23), the eldest son, was not in the car but now carries the burden of hourly decisions that must be made regarding his two critically injured siblings and the other surviving four. He is handling all of these breathtaking tasks with maturity and grace.
Jen was precious to me, and I miss her desperately. It is my heartbreaking privilege to set up this tributein honor of our dear friends. These funds will be used for burial costs and for children's immediate needs.
What is left will be rolled into a long-term trust that is currently being established for the Owen children. It will be managed by a third-party.
Jen and Scott loved the Lord with all their hearts. They served others even while they themselves were in need. Jen took care of her father and grandmother, all while homeschooling her children and loving her friends deeply.
This is the least we can do to honor their legacy, and to serve their family back.
"Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning." - Psalm 30:5