Father of children injured in crash to mother: ‘You sacrificed your life to save theirs’

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The father of two children injured in the Tippin Elementary School accident finds himself angry at the man who drove the car that killed their mother, according to a open letter to her on Facebook. 

Sonny Holland posted his open letter to Kharisma James on Facebook Friday afternoon.

James was killed on Monday when a car driven by Roger Hawkins, 58, hit her and three children, two of them her own, in the parking lot of Tippin Elementary School. 

“I have so many emotions going on at the same time especially anger,” his post said. “I’m angry at the man who ended your life and nearly killed our children and someone else’s. I’m angry that he was released. I’m angry at some of the other parents who usually rushes out that school parking lot now. I’m Angry that i wasn’t there to protect you guys and I’m angry that I never got to say Goodbye!”

The 6-year-old girl and 7-year-old boy of James and Holland were injured in the crash but have been released from the hospital. The daughter has a visible scar across the right side of her face in a photo shared by Holland. 

The third child, a 10-year-old boy named Athindra Satish Kumar is still in the hospital connected to a ventilator. 

Here is Holland’s full post, which he shared on Facebook:

Dear Kharisma,

((I MISS YOU))

I’m not sure how to deal with this. 
Usually we can handle or deal with any obstacles and FIX IT!!
But I CAN’T BRING YOU BACK!!! I CAN’T FIX THIS! I’m still here thinking that its a chance that you may still be here or comeback. I’m in TOTAL SHOCK and feel a little lost..

I’m not going to lie, You was very hard to Love at times. We had some very challenging moments but when it came to the kids we was a TEAM! Learning how to be friends again for the sake of our children was one of our greatest achievements as co-parents for us. I hope you know I had unconditional Love for you and I always seem to forgive you no matter what with whatever..

I want you to know that Jasmine has been the one to keep us all TOGETHER. She’s a BOSS!!! You being gone bothers them at night time the most so far. They have been talking to you through prayer. So when they pray, they talk to you, God, and Max.

As for me, 
I can’t believe You are gone! I have so many emotions going on at the same time especially anger. I’m angry at the man who ended your life and nearly killed our children and someone else’s. I’m angry that he was released. I’m angry at some of the other parents who usually rushes out that school parking lot now. I’m Angry that i wasn’t there to protect you guys and I’m angry that I never got to say Goodbye! YOU DESERVED BETTER!!!

I AM SO VERY SORRY :(((

Its been hard not being able to do our morning routines with the kids, or random funny text or us hanging out at Chili’s before we got the kids sometimes. And I would do ((((ANYTHING)))) to argue with You Again!

I PROMISE to take care of our children to ((YOUR STANDARDS)) and be the Best Father I CAN BE! 
I can never be you and I’m not perfect, BUT I LOVE OUR KIDS MORE THEN ANYTHING!
I’ll make sure the Kids do their homework ((EVERYDAY)), study, and stay on top of their iStation. I promise to stay on top of Justus Dyslexia and continue to get him the help he needs! I Promise to always let Julian know that you Loved Him and I promise to go on more trips and vacations with the kids.

MOST IMPORTANTLY

The kids will know and learn to understand more and more that YOU sacrificed YOUR LIFE to SAVE THEIRS! YOU made the ULTIMATE SACRIFICE and I LOVE YOU so much for that!!! 
:(((((((((((((((

Always

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