My Boyfriend of 3+ years dies from just one night of drinking

by Debra
(Breaux Bridge, La usa)

our senior pics together

our senior pics together

I meet my boyfriend at a party in august of 2006, we were both on the wild side, but i always seemed to be the logical one. I would never be intoxicated while driving, i always was the designated one. Thats how it was with most of our friends. My boyfriend and i had an argument because i thought he had started drinking to much, we decided to take a break for a little while. We both still loved each other very much, i was just scared for him because i thought he was forming an alcohol dependency.
Only about a week or two after we had decided to take a quik break so that we could work things out differently, i wake up to a phone call from someone i didn't really know trying to tell me my boyfriend, my high school sweetheart, had been in a fatal car accident. I thought everyone was lying to me. I found out later he had been drinking with a few of his friends and possibly some family that night. My friend was stranded in a near by city, and my boyfriend offered to go and pick him up, it was at 4 am saturday morning, they found his vehicle almost unrecognizable burnt and mashed less than a quarter mile from his house. He had been drinking.
I wasnt there that night to be the designated driver. No matter how much you may care and love somebody, you cannot stop them from drunk driving, we have to teach ourselves and our loved ones what is safe and what isnt, and really stress it. His family and i lost one of the most funny, most loving person in our family due to a few too many drinks. I pray that after reading this story that you go and have a talk to the people you love about the severity of drinking and driving, because i know he did not want to die, he loved himself and everyone around him, his time came too early. It wasnt fair that he died, he had so many dreams and goals in his life, and my life was shattered when his dreams and goals became mine as well, but we lost them all because of alcohol.

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Dec 09, 2009
PLEASE LISTEN TO THIS GIRLS WARNINGS ABOUT ALCOHOL AND DRIVING
by: PAULA

FIRST I WANT TO SAY, I AM TRUELY SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. I FEEL YOUR PAIN. I LOST TWO SONS IN TWO DIFFERENT WRECKS BECAUSE OF DRINKING AND DRIVING. I FEEL YOU ARE SO RIGHT ABOUT STRESSING THE FACTS TO ALL YOUNG TEENS AND ANYONE WHO CHOOSES TO DRINK AND DRIVE.SEE THE CHOICE IS THERES, BUT THEY NEVER REALIZE IT UNTIL ITS TO LATE. IN A BLINK OF AN EYE YOUR LIFE OR A FRIEND THAT MAY BE RIDEING WITH YOU COULD BE OVER. KILLED BY A DRINKING AND DRIVING EPISODE. LISTEN TO ALL THE WARNING SIGNS AND BE VERY CAUTIOUS AS WHO YOU RIDE WITH. PLEASE DONT DRINK AND DRIVE. GOD BLESS EVERYONE WHO READS THIS COMMENT, I HOPE AND PRAY IT REACHES SOMEONE THIS VERY SECOND. THANKS FOR READING. PAULA OVERSTREET- RANGE, ALABAMA

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