The mother of a teenage girl killed during the mass shooting at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, has revealed the final words her daughter penned in a notebook — and they are pretty stirring.
Charlene Uhl told The Huffington Post that she bought her daughter, Haley Krueger, 16, a spiral-bound notebook just two days before the shooting. It was a simple journal that Haley brought with her to church on Nov. 5.
Tragically, the teenager was among the 26 who were murdered inside the house of worship — a place she attended weekly for the past two years after a youth group at the church helped her cope with her father’s death.
According to her mom, Haley ended up drawing some pictures and penning some stirring words in the journal at some point before gunman Devin Kelley went on his deadly rampage.
“I accept God,” the teen wrote in the notebook. “Take me away Jesus help me not hurt anymore.”
Haley also drew some pink hearts and green crosses, according to her mom.
Uhl, who has been in shock since the shooting, told HuffPo that “no parent should have to bury their child” and said that she has had a difficult time sleeping since the horror unfolded. Read more about the tragic story here.