Lance and Bethy have a long history together. It started in high school where Beth developed a huge crush on this very cute and very tall boy named Lance. They dated once or twice before they graduated and Lance went to USU while Beth went up to BYU-Idaho. Lance got called on a mission and served honorably while Bethy wrote and sent packages often. Every time she got a letter from him she called me with excitement and was on cloud 9 for a day or two after. I remember the letter she got telling her he would be going to BYU-Idaho when he returned. She could hardly handle it! I think she knew that they were going to be together. He returned and went up to Rexburg in January. They started dating almost immediately. Only a couple weeks after that Bethy called me to told me she knew he was the one for her and that she hoped to be married by the end of summer. She loved him and he loved her. They got engaged 4 weeks ago.
I talk to my sister everyday. We are closer than best friends. I hate knowing she is in so much pain for the loss of her sweetheart. I know how much she loved and adored Lance. She would tell me everyday the cute things he would say or do for her. She was looking forward to her future with the man of her dreams. Now instead of a wedding she'll be attending a funeral. White for black.
I know there is a plan for Bethy. Heavenly Father loves her and has one for her. It is just completely different than what we all thought. She will be re-united with Lance in the next life and be able to continue their friendship, of that I am sure. I love you Bethy and will miss my dear sweet brother, Lance.