Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Heartbreak

First off, if you don't like sad things, I am so sorry. I have really comtemplated if I should even put this on my blog or not - but I am. Tuesday morning we got a heartbreaking call from our Uncle. And then a follow up with my father in law. No one had very many words... a special part of our family was taken in a horrible accident. One that they say is so very rare...

http://trib.com/news/state-and-regional/article_6bc6c968-b6a4-59c4-a1fc-2b2ab98fafc2.html

Alex and Laurel


First off - I married into this family, and it is an awesome family. I got cousins, and aunts and uncles and a father in love and a mother in love, and family that I just adore. But Lori and I had a little special bond - we are both quilters. We both have 3 kids ( although that took some time over our years together). We both have Amazing Moms - that can do anything, and leave a lot to live up to. But best of all we had quilt retreats. And we always shared a room, and giggled the night away.

We compared our kids, husbands, fabric stashes ( I won) and you could NEVER have a bad time with her, or her family. You just couldn't... they were *those* people. Everyone loved them.

And I am sad to say that they are no longer with us on this earth - and my heart breaks over that.

Thank you all for your emails, and for being there. I do appreciate it - I do, and you have no idea how much my heart takes your emails to heart. I felt a lot despondent yesterday - not really knowing what to do or say or how to help or.....

I really appreciate your words .... thank you.



41 comments:

Steph :) said...

I am so sorry! My heart goes out to you and your family. You will be in our prayers.

Cyndi Frailing Nelson said...

Sorry for your family's loss. Our prayers go out to you!

pcflamingo said...

This is so sad! My heart is just aching for you. I know you are grieving your friend/relative, and the promise of what her children could have become. The offer of a prayer sent up for you and your family seems so inadequate, but I offer it anyway. You have my very deepest sympathies.

ytsmom said...

I am so, so sorry for your loss. It is just unimaginable.

Diana said...

How awful! I am so sorry for your loss of a wonderful dear friend and three babies. This is a real tragedy. You have my deepest sympathy.

Quiltin' Jenny said...

I am so sorry for this devastating loss. I cannot even imagine the swath of grief that comes from so many losses so suddenly and without warning.

You will all be wrapped in prayers and love.

Kathie said...

You and your whole family are definitely in our prayers.

jillquilts said...

Oh my! I'm so sorry for your and your family's loss.

JoAnne said...

My heart is breaking after reading your blog and the newspaper account. I'm so sorry for your loss...

paula, the quilter said...

This was just so awful to hear when it hit the news. I know where it happened because that is where we go camping. I am so sorry to hear of this. Keep strong, Alycia.

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

Thank you for sharing the link to this horrifying tragedy. My heart aches; for you, for the husband and for those who held all of those little girls dear to their heart. My husband and I hugged each other tight after reading the article and crying; it truly hit home with us because of the ages of the children.

Alycia--my heart goes out to you during this time of sadness and loss.

Cheryl Willis said...

prayers for you and yours. this is tragic and so sad. cw

Jackie in NJ said...

So sad. So sorry for you and your family. Praying for peace and comfort for you.

Gypsy Quilter said...

Words cannot express the sorrow I feel at this news. So sad. So sorry for your loss.

Julianne's Machine Quilting said...

I am so sorry.. Prayers for you and your family.

Nancy said...

I was saddened when I read about the accident in yesterday's Casper Star, and then to discover today that these precious souls were related to you makes it even harder to accept. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.

Infinity Quilter/Knitter said...

I saw this on the news yesterday. What a tragedy. I can't imagine what Alex is going through. My heart goes out to you and your family.

Patchwork Penguin said...

I saw this on the news yesterday.... hugs and prayers to you and your family.

marilyn said...

Prayers for your family. May the God of Peace give you peace that passes understanding.

Jackie Dudek said...

Alycia, I am so terribly sorry for you and your families loss. May God look over them and bless you all in your time of sorrow.

Joanne said...

Such heart breaking news. My thoughts are with you and your family as you try to come to terms with this senseless tragedy. Joanne H

Vicki W said...

Oh Alycia, I am so sorry to hear about this loss for your family. What a horrible accident. Alex is going to need so much support, I can't imagine what it will be like for him. He's fortunate to have such a big and loving family around him. You will all provide great support for each other and you know that they will never be forgotten.

JudiB said...

How absolutely devestating. My heart goes out to you and your family.

Judi B.

3 kats and a kwiltr said...

Alycia and family,
Just wanted you to know that while you have a huge hole in your heart from this loss, time will allow the memories to help fill it. You have special angels to look after you now.
Hugs,
Anna in IL

Quilter Kathy said...

OH my goodness this is an awful event for a family to cope with. I can't even imagine how the family will carry on with such loss.

Andee said...

I am so very sorry for this huge loss. My heart goes out to you and to the surviving father and husband who must be beyond consoling. What a tragedy.

Pam said...

I am so sorry for your loss.

Candace said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. Lori sounds like a wonderful warm and loving person, and I'm sure that she and her children will be sorely missed by everyone who knew them, and especially by their family. I believe that they are in a wonderful place and that you will be reunited with them by and by, but it seems they went too soon. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for your losses. May your grief be relieved in time by the memory of your family & friend. Prayers for you all.

Shari in AZ

Anonymous said...

Alycia, take some time for yourself during these days ... spend time remembering and enjoying your memories of Laurel. I've been down this road, it's a long journey, but one day at a time, keep the memories close and lots of hugs to all
Julia, NE

Nancy E said...

Oh Alycia... I'm so sorry for your loss of your family. My heart broke when I read about it. I have put Alex and your family on our church's prayer list. If one prayer seems little, more are mighty. Take things easy until you stop the internal chaos. I've been there, and it just takes time. soo, thinking about you. Peace...

Impera_Magna said...

Dear Alycia... I had read about this in the paper and was saddened.... but to know that you have lost members of your family really hit hard. I am sorry about your loss and want you to know that I'm praying for your entire family. Please accept my deepest condolences.

Pat R. said...

Times like these are so very difficult to get thru day by day and nothing anyone can say will make the hurt and grief go away. Each day will get easier, tho you will never forget what a wonderful person she was, nor will you forget those beautiful little girls. This is such a tragedy. You have our support, as does Dr. Alex. Just take care of yourself thru this, my friend.

quiltmom said...

Dear Alycia: You and your family are in my prayers, too. Lots of love to you all.

magicthimblecreations said...

This is my first time to your blog, but I had read the article about the accident earlier. My heart went out to the family and loved ones at that time. You have not only lost a relative, but a best friend in Lori.

Remember they will always be with you and you will always have an empty spot in your heart.

Mary-Frances Main said...

Oh my gosh! Of course I heard about the accident, but you never dream you know someone who's connected. Large hugs to you and the rest of the family. I know it's not enough, but at least know I'm thinking about all of you.

BunkHouseQuilts said...

Oh my, I am just catching up on my blogs after 2 weeks of my computer being down. I am so sorry to hear of this accident in your family. I read the article in the paper. My heart aches for you. Praying for you families comfort.
You're sister in chocolate and QOVs.

Helen in the UK said...

Alycia, I am so sorry to her this tragic news. Just read about it on the stashbuster digest. My thoughts and prayers to your whole family :)

crossroadsquilts said...

Alycia, I am so sorry for your family's loss! What a heartbreaker! I can't even imagine what you are all going through.

My prayers will be with all of you, but especially with Alex.

Thank you for sharing your grief with us...

Bari

SpinningStar said...

Alycia,
I'm sorry to read about your loss. My prayers are going out to you and your family.
liz

Life Takes a Turn said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Heard about it on the news, but hadn't been on your blog in a while. My prayers are with you and your family.