Wednesday, January 14, 2009

still in shock


I called my mom this morning to see how she was holding up. Chicago is getting hammered by a really bad winter storm.
My mom was crying when she answered the phone. My sister died last night.
My sister went to check the mail, something happened and they found her face down in the snow. My mom said that her heart was enlarged from her drinking, so she is guessing.......
I will not be leaving yet. Chicago is closed down, so I can't even get in yet anyway.
Life is what happens while you are busy planning for the future.

34 comments:

Gerry said...

Oh, my goodness, Kelli, and she could not have been that old. Oh this is going to be so hard for everyone to accept since she was clearly not old enough to die. I will be thinking about you on your trip, hoping for a safe one. Life is more fragile than we think when we do risky things. I hope you will tell us more about what led up to the death when you find out, as this is a shock to us, too. I know it is for me. My one sister died at 50 and that proved to be way too soon for her daughters and the rest of us. Gerry

LIZ said...

Oh no....Im am so sorry!! My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

Take care, Liz

Sherry said...

Kelli, I always read and should comment more.....I am truly sorry to hear about your sister, you and your family are in my prayers........love, Sherry

Small Footprints said...

Oh Kelli ... I am so sorry! I wish there was something I could say to ease your grief and pain. Just know that my thoughts are with you!

Small Footprints

Lisa said...

Awwwww hon, I am so sorry to hear this, Prayers going up for you, Hugs Lisa

Heli gunner Tom said...

This is the time when a friend needs to say SOMETHING, but words are so inadequate. My comment will be ineffectual... 'you might consider staying where you are, as Chicago is probably paralyzed from the sub zero temps and snow/ ice. So sorry for your loss.

Hugs,
Tom
tschuckman@aol.com
Wisconsin.

Linda's World said...

Oh wow, Kelli I am so sorry to hear this tragic news. I hope you are able to get to Chicago to be there for your mom. You'll be in my thoughts and prayers as you prepare to fly across the country. Linda in Washington state

Traci said...

Oh my gosh! Oh Kelli. I am so sorry. I wish there was a way to be there with you. Blessings to you and the rest.

louise said...

Kelli, what a dreadful shock for you all, hope you have a safe trip and thinking about you all Louise xx

Chrissie said...

OH MY GOSH Kelli I am so sorry. I know your Mom must be frantic. I hope all these storms calm down so that you are able to head home and help there. Prayers going out to you and your family for your loss. I'm in shock myself.
Hugs, Chrissie

Melissa said...

oh no! im so sorry about your sister, are u ok?

Indigo said...

(wraps my arms around you in a gentle, tight hug) My dear sweet hippie sister, I'm so sorry...I wish I could ease your sorrow right now. I hope the storms let up so you can go be with your family during this time of mourning.

Just know your in my thoughts dear one. I'm with you in spirit. (Hugs)Indigo

Missie said...

I'm so sorry! You and your family are in my prayers.

just me said...

I am so sorry, I wish there were words to help. You and your family are in my prayers.
Barbara

nancybrownowl said...

SO SAD TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR SISTER KELLI MY THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOU AND ALL THE FAMILY TAKE CARE god bless xx from nancybrownowl

a corgi said...

oh Kelli, I'm so sorry!!!!! let me know if there is anything I can do to help you get ready; drive you to the airport, whatever it is

I'm so sorry :(

call me if I can help; I'll email you my cell phone number

betty

Paula said...

You have my sympathy and prayers Kelli. Have a safe trip there and back again.

Tightening the Corset Again said...

Kelli... honey.... wow... that is so hard to wrap your mind around. Please let me know if there is anything I can do. Wish I had money to fly out your way to help with Ryan... or to fly to Chicago to be with you. Purple Michael is in Chicago, do you want me to schedule a time for you to meet him? He would probably sing at the funeral if I asked.... and he's amazing. Know that I am praying for you, that God will take care of every single detailfor you, that you will be able to find safe passage. I love ya girl!

heather

ADM DESIGN'S said...

I'm am so sorry! You and your family are in my prayers

LYN said...

I AM TERRIBLY LATE READING THIS..I AM SO VERY SORRY HUNNY...WOW...WORDS FAIL ME FOR ONCE...HOW SAD...

Michelle said...

Oh Kellie,

I am so so sorry for your loss.

I am praying for you and for your family.

Love,

Michele

Sugar said...

condolences on the loss of your sister.
prayers going up for the family.
God bless...

ADB said...

Came here through Gerry's posting on Call for Support. Wish to express my condolences on your sudden loss, and hope you be granted the strength to carry you through times ahead.

Guido
http://atlantic-lines.blogspot.com

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

So sorry for your loss.

Jeanne said...

Oh Kelli....I missed a couple of posts here and now I am so behind and I am SOOOOO sorry for your loss. This is a terribly sad story. I hope this weather calms down and you can get to Chicago soon. Know that all my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family always....

((hugs))
Jeanne

Rose said...

I am so very sorry about your sister. I live in a burb of chicago and this winter has been ruthless.

It is nearly impossible to not hurt when one of our own is in pain. I am so very sorry.

Sheila said...

Reading your story, I could feel yet another tug at my heart !!!
Lost my best-friend/dear hubby 21 mos ago, and it only gets a little worse every day !!
Your not alone darlin, for sure !
And what did I do, for 2 full days after losing him, unexpectedly losing him ? Ya, I drank & drank & drank & drank !!!
Well, (21 months less 1 day) since my loss & since my last drink ! If you're wondering how I've made it ?
There's only one answer, 'JC'....
The Son of the living God, has literally carried me every step of every day, never ever leaving or forsaking me, and as a dirty rotten sinner, saved by grace, I'll never betray His love again !

Luv ya & will keep you in my prayers tonight......
Sheila

(If you'd like to write me, please do. I've a story that many have loved & I'll certainly send to you, should you ask !)

God Bless & keep you, safe & secure from all harm.

Joann said...

Kelli, I'm so very sorry for the loss of your sister, my thoughts and prayers are with your family.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. I'll keep you and your family in my prayers.

Linda :) said...

Bringing special thoughts...

Nelishia said...

This is awful. I just found out. God Bless you honey. This is so shocking. She was so young. She lived a hard life too. I'm going to keep reading to find out how you are.

((((((((((KELLY)))))))))))))

Lori said...

Oh my goodness! I just checked in and I am so shocked, too. How horrible and sudden! I know your history isn't good, but it still must be very hard on you.

Kathy said...

I just checked in and was so shocked to hear this. I as so very sorry for your loss. So suddenly too.

You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

natalie said...

dear Kelli,
My deepest Condolences on the loss of your sister...
I had been sick adn I did not know...
geee
please let me know if I can do anything
love,natalie

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