Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Tragic Loss

Holidays are supposed to be a time of family. A time of laughter. A time to reflect. A time to relax. But, this weekend within a flash what we once knew of family would no longer be. Three of my family members were killed instantly in a tragic accident. They were a well known family from Indiana. They were good people. They had traveled to Florida to vacation with my twin cousins in Sanabel Island for the holidays. It was sure to be a lot of laughs after all these were fun people. They were my people. It was their first time to Florida. It would sadly be their last. Their son and granddaughter luckily survived the crash. My heart aches just thinking that their bubbly beautiful granddaughter will grow up without her grandparent's or her mother. They will never see her graduate high school or college or witness her marrying or, or the lady she will become. This one really hurts. This one is way bigger than me. Words don't come.

84 comments:

Crystal said...

I am so so very sorry about this tragic loss for your family. May they all rest in peace. I will pray for comfort for everyone who they left behind.

Doris & Dan said...

Oh my...I am so, so sorry to hear of this tragic loss.

My deepest sympathies.

Suz said...

My parents live on Sanibel. I'll be going there for Christmas. I'm so, so, so sorry.

Nancy said...

What a tragedy. I am so sorry for your loss.
Hugs!

Beverly said...

Oh I am so so sorry to read of your loss. You are right words don't come, too big.

Beverly

QJ-VNmama said...

Rony,

I am so very sorry! You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Thinking of you,
Sue B.

E. said...

I have no words! Please know I'm thinking of you.

Amy S. said...

Rony,

I am so very sorry and sad to hear this. May you find comfort in finding that so many of your "blog" friends are thinking of you at such a challanging time.

Love and Hugs..

Cari said...

I'm so sorry to hear about this tragic loss. My condolences to your family and friends during this horrible time.

Cari

Jewels of My Heart said...

Rony, I am so sorry... I have no words that I know can comfort. Please know you are all in my heart and prayers.
God's Peace
Daleea

kris said...

Oh my gosh Rony... my heart is just breaking reading this, and I can't control the tears streaming down my face for you and for your family. I will be remembering all of you in prayer.

I wish so much I could be with you... I am so so very sorry.

Sophie's Mom said...

Oh Rony. I'm soooo sorry. What a tragedy. I have experienced such loss, and it is nothing I would wish on anyone.

If you need to talk, or a shoulder to cry on, I'm here for you. (((((hugs)))))
Christine

Christine said...

I am very sorry. Keep thinking of your memories of them to help you through this.

Mr.Brian said...

So sorry to hear of this tragic accident.It so sad to think how in just a second so many lives can be effected by an accident.
The sam thing happened a few miles from our town. A 26 year old mom was killed and two others seriously injured. She leaves behind a husband and 1 year old child.It breaks ones heart to think this child will never know her mother.
We just need to give thanks for each day we are blessed to be with family.Makes you think some of our little problems are just that little problems.
May they feel the love of friends and family around them during these diffacult time.
Blessings and hugs,
Mr.Brian or Bruce

kerri said...

Oh Rony, I'm so sorry, so sorry.
(((hugs)))
What a huge loss, I will have your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Julie said...

So so sorry. It makes you hug those you love a little longer and stonger. Know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

The same thing happened to Siran Stacey (big AL football player). His wife and 4 of his children were killed instantly. He adn his surviving child were just realeased from the hospital this week.

Julie

Steffie B. said...

Oh Rony....I am so very sorry. I know that I have no magical words to comfort you....just know that you and your family will be my thoughts and prayers.

Sending big hugs....
S*

chris said...

I'm so sorry.

Debz said...

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Thinking and praying for you.

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

Rony
I don't know what to say.. except.. I am sooo sorry...
I have tears rolling down for you.. I wish I was there to help you ..
You are in my thoughts and prayers...
Big Hugs to you my friend...
You are an amazing woman..
Kim

~Amy~ said...

I'm so very sorry. Nothing can make this better except the power of prayer. I'm praying for you...

God Bless...

nikki said...

Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family...I am soooo sorry for your loss.

Wendy said...

My prayers are with you and your family... So sorry for your loss.

Salome's Mom said...

Oh Roni, this is unimaginable. I am so sorry. My thoughts are prayers are with your family. I have no words my friend, sending you love.

mommy24treasures said...

As has been said so sorry... So unfair, so sad...
hugs
prayers... SO sorry for a sad sad holiday for your family.

cougchick said...

Oh my God Rony! I am so sorry. Just know I am here for you.

Heather said...

Rony - I was heartbroken to read the tragic passing of people you love. This is big, I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. My prayers, they are with your family...God's comfort, I hope that it provides strength, healing and support as you grieve.

Heather

Dannye said...

We are soooo very sorry to hear about your loss, you are in our thoughts and prayers during this sad time.....

Steffie B. said...

Good morning.....thinking of you and praying for healing!
hugs....
S*

Michelle said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss -please know that you will be in my thoughts and prayers!

Sincerely,
Michelle

Mommy Spice said...

I am so sorry to hear this tragic news. Please know that our family will be praying for yours.

secret agent said...

oh God,
I'm so sorry.

Rhonda said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss.

Donna said...

You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

eggrolls and chopsticks said...

I wish I had some words to comfort you but nothing anyone can say can ease your pain and sadness. We are keeping your family close to our hearts at this horrid, horrid, time.
I am so, so sorry Rony.

Gail and Dan said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, you and your family are in my family's prayers.

Gail

Noemi said...

There are no words that I can write that can give you comfort. I will have you in my prayers as well has your family. I am Truly sorry.

Hugs

Barbara said...

Oh my gosh, how tragic. So sorry.

Kathryn said...

I am so sorry for your loss. That is just terribly tragic. You and your family will be in our prayers.
Kathryn

Truly Blessed said...

Oh Rony,

I'm so sorry for your loss. There are just some things that will never make sense, this side of heaven. Your family will be in our prayers.

TB

Holly said...

Oh I am so sorry to hear that. I will keep them in my prayers.

OH MY #6 said...

Oh my, I am so sorry! Lots of prayers are going out to you and your family.

Lea

Lauren and Ed said...

Roni,
So sorry to read your latest post. Tradgedies like that are so unexpected making it so hard to process. Please know that you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Place your trust in the Lord, and allow him to comfort you.

crazylady said...

I have not been able to access you today here due to pop ups freezing me.
You know I am here 24-7. Call me.
You have my love. My support. My friendship to lean on in good times and in bad.
May you find solice and peace with this one day.
your bud forever
xoxoxoxox

Tiffany said...

Our prayers are with your family at this time!

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

I have been thinking about you all day...
Had to give you my blogger hugs...
Kim

K1 said...

I wrote this earlier today, but it didn't come though.

There aren't any words to make this better, but I have lots of prayers for you, the survivors, and all that are impacted by this tragedy.

Steffie B. said...

Good morning....how did the party go? I'm sure fabulous with you hosting it!

Stop by my blog...you have been mentioned!

Sherri, Todd & Sam said...

Oh my God!! I'm am so very sorry for your loss.

jennifer said...

I am so sorry. Loss, especially like this, is impossible to understand. I will be praying for your family.

Donna & Andrew said...

I am so very sorry for your lost. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Donna

Jeter Mama said...

so sorry....

D said...

There are no words that would fix this. Or make it smaller. Or less significant.

My thoughts go out to you, and to those left behind.

K1 said...

Rony, I sent the answer to your inquiry to your email.

Blessings of peace and comfort to you.

redmaryjanes said...

Oh honey, I am so sorry for your great loss. I will pray for you and your family.

Heather said...

Oh Rony, So sorry to read this post. What a horrible loss for you and the entire family and the world. I'm so sorry. Shout out if you need a friend.
Lots of love,
thinking of you,
Heather

DAVID AND AMY VENN'S WEBSITE said...

I am so incredibly sorry for you and your family. You all are in our prayers.
Amy

Diana said...

OMG, I am so sorry to hear of your losses. I can't even imagine what you are experiencing.
My heart and prayers go out to you and your family.

Franceskasjourneyhome said...

There are no words that can take your hurt away right now and I am just so sorry for your loss, My heart aches for all of you. Remember to pray, especially in the hard times, and he will be there for you. God bless you and your family.
Love, Kristy

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

Hope you are doing well...
I have been thinking of you ALL weekend...
My prayers go out to you all..
Stop by the blog and see our Christmas picture fun...
WOW.. it was really hard to get everyone to sit and smile at the same time...LOL..
Hugs to you my dear friend...
You are amazing..
Hope all is well at home and the girls are all well..
Is it getting cold there yet???
Have a Great Week.
Kim

LaLa said...

Hey friend...just now reading this. I am so sorry for your loss...such sadness. {{{HUGS}}} sent your way

Steffie B. said...

Thinking of you and hoping for an update soon.....

hugs and smooches,
S*

bbmomof2boys said...

Oh no!! I'm so sorry about this very tragic loss. Please know that we are praying for you and your family!

~Carla

Katie J said...

Words can't begin to tell you how very sorry I am. We are sending peaceful thoughts to you and your extended family. Take care of yourself.

Christy said...

My heart aches for you right now. I am so sorry and I know words do nothing for you during this time but know there are a lot of people praying for you and your family. I am just so sorry!!

Christy :)

Noemi said...

Just wanted to let you know you are in my prayers and that I have been thinking of you lately...

Hugs

Steffie B. said...

Still here.....hope things are getting better. ;)

lesleysmeshly said...

I am so, so sorry.

Sam said...

Oh sweetie!!! I'm so so very sorry! I'm here if you want to talk.

Kristi said...

Rony,

I'm so sorry for your loss.

And I had no idea we were just an hour from you. We absolutely would have figured out a way to get together if I had known. Next time.

Hope you're doing ok.

Kristi

The Real Me said...

So sorry to hear of your loss. Why bag things happen to good people is such a mystery.

((((Rony)))

The Real Me said...

My brain is frazzled. I meant to say 'Why BAD things happen...' I know you could figure that out, but I just couldn't walk away not correcting myself. I'm anal like that.

(tee hee hee I says 'anal')

More hugs for you! You couldn't have too many right about now. (((Rony)))

Kathryn said...

I was just wondering how you were doing? I hope you are okay. I can't tell how much you have meant to me when you have posted on my blog. You have been a comfort and show me hope when I want to give up. Your daughters are just precious and special (from one twin to another). My sister is still my best friend and will always be till the end of time!!! and so will your girls be the best of friends forever!
Love, Kathryn

Steffie B. said...

C'mon girl....show me those adorable little twinkies of yours or I am going to come spank your arse!

Jeff and Valerie said...

Sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

The Waters said...

MANY BLESSINGS TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY RONY!!!

MICHELE & JADE

Dianne said...

Rony,

So sorry for the tragic loss. My heart goes out to you and your family, you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Big hugs sent your way,
Dianne

I will not leave you comfortless, I will come to you.
(John 14:18)

Lauren and Ed said...

Hope you are doing okay, you have been quiet. Just wanted to stop by and say hello.

Ladybug Hugs 4 U said...

You are in my thoughts and prayers~
Ladybug hugs,
;D

Nancy said...

Hope you find a light at the end of the tunnel soon.
{{HUGS}}

kerri said...

Have been thinking of you today, sending a cyber hug.

Noemi said...

Just wanted to let you know I have been thinking about you and your family lately... Hope things are getting at least a little bit better. It will take a while. We will be here when you come back...

HUGS!

Salome's Mom said...

Thinking of you Rony. Sending you love.

Kimber said...

Rony

I am so very sorry for your loss. I know there are no words but i am praying.

Sorry this is so late. My computer was in the shop for a month! had my hubby's computer to use but all my fav blogs were saved on mine:(