Sunday, August 09, 2009

A hard week...


Well, I thought it was probably time for me to check in here. It's been a hard week and I'm still not sure I will ever go into the details in my blog but my oldest nephew, Tom, died this week at just 20 years old. In some ways it was a surprise but in others it wasn't. He's been living in a deep dark place for the last couple of years that he was not able to come out of nor allow for the help he needed. It is sad but the struggle is over for him and now it is the living who have to come to terms with all the what if's and let them go. I have to say that I have a very wonderful circle of friends and family who give their support and love.


In a quirky way that speaks to me I found out that a little painting I did with the theme of Embrace Life is being featured in an Etsy collection.
A big thank you and hug to all who have been and will be praying for my sister's family during this dificult time for them.


13 comments:

Laura said...

I'm so sorry for your family's loss of Tom, Laurel. I'll be praying for peace for all of you.

elk said...

laurel please accept my condolences and know that I will be thinking of you and your family during this really hard time...

Karen Mowrey said...

Laurel,I don't know what to type. To hear of a loss of a young adult knowing they have suffered for whatever reason breaks my heart. Life should not be a struggle for anyone. My husband taught me long ago how to let go and accept because there is no rewind button in life and I prayer your family will find this same comforting peace.


Many prayers to you and your family!

Mary said...

Laurel, I am truly sorry. I know the devastation that is left. My sweet niece took her life in January. She had been battling so much and it just got too hard for her. It is so sad when one especially so young looses hope. I pray for God's peace and comfort for all in this difficult time!!

Jennifer said...

I am so sorry to hear of your terrible loss. I will be praying for you and your family.

Haley @ Iridescent Dark said...

Hey. Such a tragedy, I don't know what to say. I'm glad that you have supportive family, and my prayers are with you all x

laurel said...

Thank you dears for your condolences!

Mechelle Harrison said...

Laurel I am so sorry to hear about your family's lost. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Sixpence and a Blue Moon said...

I am so sorry for your family's loss.

May you find peace in the days ahead.

Charlie said...

Oh Laurel I'm so sorry for your loss. Words are difficult at times like these. I will pray for you and your family and nephew.
I've been wondering where you've been on Facebook.
Now I have to check out your etsy.
Wishing you a great day filled with happiness.
Hugs
C.

Kimmie said...

I'm so sorry ..... at 20 - he was just a baby .... it must be a very very hard time

Seth said...

I am very sorry to hear this and my thoughts are with you and your whole family.

joanne said...

Laurel...

doing a little catching up myself with blogging and i just saw this post and couldn't let it go by without expressing my condolences and offering prayers of peace and comfort as well... what a beautiful tribute and photo you share of Tom's eyes and smile... thank you for sharing him with all of us here, your blogging friends, who through the miles send their love and prayers to your family...