Wednesday, January 30, 2008

.sorrow like no other.


This is my sister, Wendy. The photo was taken a couple years ago when she and her boyfriend at the time went on a cruise. It's hard to see her so alive and vibrant in this photo knowing she's gone now. She passed from this life this evening around 6:00 p.m. EST.

Her current boyfriend went to go see her and when he got to her place, she wasn't responsive so he drove her to the emergency room. She was admitted with pneumonia...very, very severe pneumonia.

She went into cardiac arrest but they were able to resuscitate her. She was experiencing multiple organ failure and her body was in shock. They had her hooked up to all kinds of machines.

This afternoon I got a call from my sister, Marcia that she wasn't getting better. They were concerned about brain damage she might have gotten when she crashed the day before. The infection was getting worse. There was swelling on the brain. The prognosis was not good.

Then I got the call. It's a call you never EVER want to get. My baby sister was gone. Returned to our Father in Heaven.

I have the family packed and ready to go first thing in the morning for Seattle. In fact, we're leaving at 3:30am so that's technically the middle of the night. I spoke with Marcia again tonight after she texted to see if I was doing alright. She said when I get home I will feel much better. How can I feel better when there is so much sorrow in my heart?

Pray that my family can get through this time. This is the first death in our immediate family. She was too young to die. She was only 25. Hug your loved ones. Life is too precious.

59 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for your lost. Prayers with your family.

six said...

Im sorry Suz, bless. My thoughts are with you and your family in such a tragic time.

panda said...

My prays and thoughts are with you Suz...I can't imagine the loss......be strong and know God is with her now.....tc love....

Lara said...

(((hugs))) Suzanne. I know nothing anyone says will make you feel any better, but I just wanted you to know that I am thinking of you.

teriishere said...

Suzanne,
I am so sorry for you and your family. Sending thoughts of support to you all.

Anonymous said...

Suzanne, I am so so sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Christine

Stacy said...

Suzanne I am so sorry for such a tragic loss in your family. Please know that my prayers are with all of you.

tania said...

oh sweetie. i'm sooooo sorry for your loss. i know the feeling all too well. my mom passed in july, suddenly and unexpectedly. a major shock. ((((HUGS))) i'll be praying for you and your family.

Didi said...

How aweful.. I am so sorry for you and your family.Will be thinking of you as you travel this long journey..God Bless

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry. I think you will feel a little better when you are with the rest of your family.

I'm so sorry for all of you.

Dawn

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Mary Rogers said...

oh Suzanne I am so sorry - giant hugs to you and your sweet family. Be safe in your travel with your sweet girls.

xoxo
Mary

corinne5 said...

Suzanne you and your family are in my prayers, hang in there.

corinnexxx

Hilary said...

What awful news Suzanne, my thoughts are with you, and I hope the trip goes well.

Elizabeth said...

Oh my gosh! I am SO sorry for your loss. She is with her Father in Heaven now. My thoughts are with you and you family at this very difficult time. We love you and will pray for you and your family!

Lindsay/aggiebonfire00 said...

I am so incredibly sorry for the loss of your baby sister. I will be praying for your safe travels home and for peace that passes all understanding.

Tiffany said...

I am so sorry, Suzanne. (((hugs))) & prayers for you and your family.

Jessica.R said...

Suzanne my thoughts and prayers are with you... praying for your heartache to ease and the strength your family needs in the next few days. Please take care.

Colleen said...

Suz....my heart aches for you. I am so very sorry for this terrible loss. My thought and continued prayers for you and your family.

happydays525 said...

I am so sorry to hear of your loss, I can only imagine how difficult this must be. Praying for you and your family.

ArlaMo said...

I just wanted to say how very sorry I am for your loss. You don't know me, but I come to your blog often for cooking inspiration and was so sad to see the post about your sister.

You know where she is. Let that be your comfort. We who are left behind do grieve and feel so much sorrow. My heart ached for you and your family.

Norma Kennedy said...

I am so sorry for your loss- Hugs and prayers for you and your family !

Norma

Darleen said...

prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

Amanda said...

Suzanne, as someone who lost an immediate family member last August and had to fly to be with everyone after getting the dreaded call, I sooooo feel for you and do agree with your sister...it's amazing, but you really will feel better being with the rest of your family. Cherish that and (I know this seems weird and a hard thing to even think about) take lots of pictures. Trust me. After you get back to your own house days or weeks later, you'll regret it if you don't. Capture the relationships...you and your sibs, you and your parents, your kids and their aunts/uncles/grandparents...you know what I mean. Sending many prayers for you and your family.

Natalie said...

Oh, Suzanne, I am so so sorry. Sending you all our love and support. If you need anything while you're in Seattle (ANYTHING) please don't hesitate to ask for it. I'll email you our phone numbers. I'm here for you. I don't pray. But today I'm praying for you and your family.

Sweetie, I wish I could make it all better.

Love,
~Natalie and Bethy

Sandie said...

I am SO sorry for you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. God Bless you and protect you... and help you through this awfully sad time.

itsme1546 from peas said...

what a beautiful, beautiful girl. my best to your family.

Sudie said...

Suzanne, this is heartbreaking news. too young. Prayers and condolences for your family. Sudie

Rachael said...

I am so sorry. HUGS!!!

TLHarwick said...

My heart aches for you and your family! I am so sorry for your loss! Thoughts and prayers are with you!

Jennifer Stewart said...

Suzanne,

You have been in my thoughts and prayers so much today. I am so very sorry for the loss of your sister. I will continue to pray for you and your family and that the Lord would comfort all of you.

Love,
Jennifer

Karalynn Tyler said...

Suzanne, I just want you to know that you and your family are in my prayers. I am so very sorry for the loss of your sister. I pray God's sweet peace fills your hearts as you go through this process of saying goodbye.

Anne Magee said...

I'm so sorry to hear this, Suzanne. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family...

Dale said...

Suzanne, NO! No. No. No. I don't even know what else to say except that just isn't fair. And I'm so sorry. And my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. HUGS!

Anonymous said...

much love to you Suzanne! I am still praying for you and your family. Safe travels and know God will be there with His loving arms around you all!!
Big hugs my friend! Sonda

Emily Pitts said...

my heart aches for you and your family suzanne. may God be with you at this time.

Kara said...

suz-my thoughts and prayers are with you. i can't even begin to imagine the loss you are feeling.

Michelle said...

I'm so sorry Suzanne. My thoughts are with you and your family during this time.

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Anonymous said...

I am praying for you and your family. I pray that God can comfort you and be with you in your grief.

Lori said...

Suzanne, I'm so terribly sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my prayers.

Chrys said...

hugs and prayers!!!!!!!!!! I am truly very sorry for your loss!!!!

DenaCoe said...

Huge huge hugs for you Suzanne. I can't even imagine to begin how you are feeling. Know that we love you and are all thinking about you and praying for you!

Jennifer said...

I anm so very sorry ... Prayers going up for you and your familiy.

LBrock44 said...

Suzanne, I am so very sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

She Who Waits... said...

I just wanted to let you know that you and your family will continue to be in my prayers. I'm so sorry for your loss.

~SandyPea~

Jennifer said...

Suz- I'm so sorry :( You and your family are in my prayers.

Marie Starr said...

Suzanne, my heart and prayers go out to you and your family. May you come out of this leaning on the arm of our Beloved Savior!

Chit Chat With Divagirlrn said...

Suzanne, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


Rolana
FSUScrapper

monicaintexas said...

my heart goes out to you - so sorry for the loss.

Big HUGS

Monica

Joanne Brown said...

So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. joanne x
(cougarjo on 2peas).

Joy said...

Suzanne,

I am praying for you right now. Just want to give you huge (((hugs))) to you and your family!

Staci Compher said...

suzanne....this breaks my heart..I will keep you in my prayers...through this nightmare...so sorry

Anonymous said...

You and your family are in my prayers, Suz. God bless you all.

Luci

Anonymous said...

Suz, she's just so beautiful. She has one of those smiles that tells everyone that they're a friend that she just hasn't met yet. That invites you in to get to know her.

I'm so, so sorry for your family and I wish you God's strength, comfort and mercy as you celebrate her life on earth.

Thinking of you,
Melissa
(ChildOfThe60s)

Anonymous said...

I am so very sorry for your loss Sauzanne.((hugs))

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry Suzanne, you and your family are in our prayers.

Angela Marvel said...

suzanne, i am so very sorry to hear of your loss :( please let me know if there is something you need...

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to hear about your sister. My prayers are with you and your family.

Tracie H