Friday, March 27, 2009

"Loss"

I have not been to my blog in a while. Mostly it has been due to school and just life in general. Lately it has just been due to something that I cannot comprehend. I probably would not have come here tonight but received an alert and an inquiry as to if I was o.k. (Thank you Smallpines). At first I didnt' know if coming to my blog of all places to discuss this would somehow minimize it. But in the past, my blog has been a place that I have been able to come to to share, think out loud, and to use as a catharsis. Plus, I have always believed that when someone takes time out of their busy life to ask of your well being, it is only proper to respond.

I was asked if everything is ok and it is with deep pain and regret that I must say no. I am numb. I am devastated. Last Saturday, one of my sisters and two of her sons (10, 11)
were brutally murdered. I could have just said that they had died, but with what they endured that explanation would have just been too simplified. They didn't just die, they suffered. It is being called a case of domestic violence. They will be laid to rest this Wednesday.
Something like this is very hard to accept, process and come to grips with. Hard to believe. It was and is just so senseless. I don't really know what to say.

But, I will encourage everyone who stops by here to love yourself, love and respect those closest to you and embrace each and every day. Life is short.

I will be back when I can. Till next time....

6 comments:

Martha said...

You know how very sorry I am for your loss. I wish there were something I could say or do to change things or even to ease your pain. Just know that I am here for you as always. Love, hugs and prayers for you and your family. Martha

Small Pines said...

I am so very, very sorry for what has happened, for your loss, and for your family's loss. If there is anything you need, or anything I can do, please just do say the word. I'll be thinking of you and your family.

corin said...

I work with DV perpetrators on probation and I can tell you that the system doesnt take them as seriously as they need to. I believe they should be held accountable and will do everything I can to do so in the name of the victims.

Jamey said...

I just came across your blog and wanted to say how sorry I am for your loss. I am a survivor of domestic violence and it breaks my heart to hear of anyone losing their life to this. My heart goes out to you and your family and my prayers are with you.

Amy said...

I stumbled upon your blog today. I am deeply sorry for your loss. I know it has been a few months since you wrote this post. I hope in someway time is starting to heal you and those that were touched by your sister and her children. I will keep you in my prayers and may the grace of God give you strength each day.

earth heart said...

having been away from the blog community for so very long, i was unaware of this tragedy. i am so very, very sorry. life and death are impossible to understand at times, but as you said to me, we keep moving and deal with change (good or bad) in our own ways.