Everything that has been said has already been said a million times before. There is nothing that can bring those girls back, there is nothing that can get Dave out of prison. It's been over a year and a half, and I know that everyone will be hurting for a long time. It is such a tragedy. But if we all pull together we can get through this. David of all people knows he needs to be there (in prison), paying for his actions of that night, and he is not throwing himself a pity party. Believe me I know. He is so incredibly sorry, and will be beating himself up over it the rest of his life. In 3 1/2 years he will be out there educating our community's youth on the effects of drunk driving, and he'll be doing it with a willing attitude. I am so sorry for the girls and their families, I really am. Just the chance that the girls were there that night, that horribly foggy, dark night, and that Dave had had too much to drink, and drifted to the right at that very moment, is pure insanity to me, still. It is sad on both sides, and honestly both sides could be and have been blamed. What's done is done, now we just have to stiff up our lip and deal with it. Dave has been my 'big brother' for 7 years, it's hurt me too. Watching him be called horrible things by people who don't even know him for the person he really is, only by a mistake he made. Bottom line, tragedies happen. We just have to trust in God and move on. I hope that we all can, with the help of supportive family and friends.
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