On Saturday, May 23rd, Gentry, Hadley, and Dobbs Eddings were in a serious car accident near Wilmington, NC. Gentry and Hadley both experienced injuries in the accident. They sustained a crushing blow with the loss of their precious 2yo son, Dobbs. After the accident, Hadley had an emergency c-section at 8 months pregnant which brought about birth of son, Reed. Given the traumatic nature of circumstances, baby Reed's condition was critical and on Monday, May 25th, he joined his brother Dobbs with the Lord.
While these incredibly tragic events are hard for us to understand, we know that God is always in control even in our pain. These are exceedingly demanding hours for Gentry and Hadley.
All funds donated will be given directly to the family to help with their medical expenses. Please continue to cover this family in your prayers!
This is heart breaking! Please message me, if you can. My family and I live 10 minutes from Hamstead and 15 minutes from the hospital. We have 3 extra bedrooms that are available for friends and family to come and go as they need!!!! I will be praying for this sweet sweet family!
So sorry to hear about your loss. I wanted to share with you a poem I wrote. ❤ Mom and Dad I have joined the army but instead of a gun, I got wings For this is a different army, it's gods army that I am enlisting I find that I am at peace and flying without any pain And that it is me that is the angel you will gain I see you are very sad and you miss me so much But I'm always with you even if you can't touch I watch down on my family and friends through all of your fears I'll be there with you through all of your laughters, smiles, and tears If you ever feel a slight wind blow upon your face That is me giving you a kiss and a warm embrace For I've loved my family from the day I was born and I pray they see That my love for them will forever with them be.
We are aware that there are many of the family members here in Wilmington. This incident occurred in the town of Hampstead - and our town is gathering supplies as we speak to bring down to the family. Please everyone donate to assist them while they are staying here on the coast. May God Bless this family.
What items are needed for the families while they are staying here? Also where to bring them? We are from Hampstead & would like to help them. We are very sadden anout this accident. I have family ties to Pender EMS/FIRE Station 15 & 16. They were both off on Sat. They too were sadden.
Little Angels When God calls little children to dwell with Him above. We mortals sometimes question the wisdom of His love. for no heartache compares with the death of one small child, who does so much to make our world seem wonderful and mild. Perhaps God tires of calling the aged to His fold. So He picks a rosebud before it can grow old. God knows how much we need them and so He takes but few, to make the land of Heaven more beautiful to view. Believing this is difficult still somehow we must try. The saddest word mankind know will always be "Goodbye". So when a child departs we who are left behind, must realize God loves children, Angels are hard to find. ~Author Unknown This poem was left for me and my husband when our baby girl passed away. It gave us some comfort in the most difficult time of our lives. The family is in my prayers...
Oh... My heart throbs thinking about what this mother is going through. I lost my daughter in an accident as well and then my husband left me two weeks later. I know grief.... I now help mommies who lose children and hope my information gets to Hadley. Www.thefinleyproject.org.
This is truly one of the most tragic events I have ever heard of. This family is continually in our thoughts and prayers. We cannot imagine your heartbreak and will continue to pray for the Lord to hold you tightly as you walk through this trial. To Mr. Charles Neu and others who may share his thoughts, I agree that there is no sum of money that can bring comfort to this family. But what it can do is pay co-pays and deductibles for the huge medical bills (lawsuits take a long time and I imagine that is the last thing on their minds). I am sure there have been hotel and travel expenses for the extended family as well. I think many of those donating, including myself, would love for them to have the time to recover from the physical effects of the accident and even more to have extended time off work to deal with the immeasurable loss they have suffered. It also allows the larger body of Christ to show His love in one small way to this precious couple as those in their church family and other loved ones minister to them in more tangible ways.
I just have to say...I am so proud to live in Wilmington, NC. The show of support & love for this family fills my heart with pride knowing everyone I have come in contact with since this tragedy be it in Wilmington or surrounding towns and throughout the state of North Carolina have consumed so many hearts. We grieve along with the Eddings, their family and friends. The loss of their children Dobbs & baby Reed will be the most tremendous hurt they will ever feel. Their hopes and dreams gone in the blink of an eye. They are a Christian family surrounded by Christian families & friends. Believe me with the strength they get through all, especially God, their pain will eventually soften. Again...I am so proud to be living in a town with so much love and compassion. I love you all.
This sucks! There is no tragedy as great as the loss of children. Even though my family doesn't know you personally our hearts are breaking for you. I know people will recall your image for a very long time. This is just so heart breaking for all who hear of it. If it breaks our hearts this much I can't even begin to imagine how you feel. Draw on the strength of your loved ones and friends. Stay strong and close to one another . There are no words ......just pain, time and faith. I'm so sad for you all. God Bless You .
Your family will forever be etched in my family's hearts. We've been in continuous prayer since Sat. I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that God is holding you tightly in His embrace. I hope you will find a wee bit of comfort in knowing that folks who don't even know you...will probably never know you...love & support you.
Gentry & Hadley, I have attempted several times to leave you a message. I have tried to think of something to say that would ease your pain. But I have NOTHING. What I do know- is you are loved by many people from the COAST to Charlotte from there around the world. The prayers and thoughts by many strangers, people that have donated money, items, and energy to help your family. This tragic story has changed the lives of others. The sermon from the pastor on Sunday from your church - left a feeling in my heart and mind that I can't explain. But what I do know is your loved - and your family, friends and total strangers want to hug your necks and just take your pain from you! While you are dealing with this tragic event- the scars have been left for many to think about and the feeling of helplessness is paramount. May god keep you safe and let him carry your burdens. May your heart mend with time. Gentry I pray that you and Hadley's faith remain steadfast and strong. During the next few days with the Celebration of life with those two babies Dobbs and Reed- we can all see just how lucky those two were to have parents as perfect as you! My wish for you is for you to cry like you never have, sleep like you never have slept, pray like you have never prayed, love each other so much that you sustain this pain. YOUR love for each other- and for GOD will get you through. LOVE- Wendy!
Your family has permeated my thoughts and prayers since hearing about the accident on Saturday. I have cried for you, pleaded with God on your behalf and shared your sorrow as best I know how. The burden you bear is unimaginable for the most of us who are mourning along with you. As a mother of two sons it has broken my heart to even think of how you must feel. My prayer is that you will remain strong in your faith during the days and years ahead and that God will bring you comfort during the healing process. We do not understand why this tragedy occurred but in time hopefully God will show you His perfect plan. Until then, may you be held up by the prayers of your friends, loved ones and those of us who did not know you until last Saturday. And may you feel the love that we all feel for you and your family. Love in Christ, Karen