April 2, 2013 is a day that changed my life. My husband’s life was taken by a red-light runner. My last conversation with Scott was at 9:05 that morning when he told me he was coming home to finish working. At around 11:30 that morning I received a knock on my door from a detective and he sat me down and told me the news that Scott was involved in a car accident and that he passed away. The accident happened at 9:20 that morning. I became numb and remember not knowing what to do or say.
Scott was a husband, father, son and a brother who is loved and missed every second of everyday. His life was taken away too early. He had his whole life to live and overcame so many obstacles in his life. He was a dedicated and hard worker who always made sure his family was well taken care of. He enjoyed his job and he was most excited to be able to work from home because he enjoyed being home with Nikki his husky that he got 4 months before he died.
Scott enjoyed going to Disney, Busch Gardens, Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure because he loved to go on all the roller coasters. He especially enjoyed spending time with his daughters. He and his oldest enjoyed the same music bands so they were always going to concerts. Scott and his youngest daughter enjoyed sports which included going to hockey games and football games. Scott was a huge Redskins fan and a diehard Capitals fan. Scott and I enjoyed being with each other, whether it was going to movies or just a night away as long as we were together…. and now his daughters and I will no longer have that.
Scott was the love of my life, my soul mate and a provider for his family. So, if it wasn’t for someone running a red light, I would still have Scott and his daughters would still have their father…. So, please STOP ON RED because LOVE MATTERS.
By Carol Valentino