Monday, December 2, 2013

Blue

Plans. Why do we make them? My plans for Thanksgiving weekend did not happen. The initial plan was for my family to come to PA and Sean and I would host in our small apartment. And then my little sister Maryanna would stay with us until Sunday afternoon. I was so excited for those plans.

But we received extremely heartbreaking news Tuesday evening. I'm sure you all know Lucass by now. He is Sean's best friend and has appeared on several blog posts. His dear niece at the tender age of 7 passed away unexpectedly, a day before her dad's (Luke's brother) birthday.

The news hit us like a ton of bricks because we've known her since she was a baby and never in a million years would we have expected such news. In fact, we thought there was some type of mistake when we first received the news.

There is an image of her in Luke's pool (September of this year) splashing about with the biggest grin on her face that I can't get out of my mind.

In order to be there for Luke we cancelled Thanksgiving in PA and headed to NY to have Thanksgiving with my family. It was nice to be surrounded by my loving family and I'm just so thankful for the memories we create each time we see each other. I don't ever want to take them for granted.

After dinner we drove to Sean's hometown and stopped by to see Sean's mom. She wasn't feeling well and because we had Izy we decided to get a room at a nearby hotel for the night.

The following morning we went to see Sean's mom and Nadiyah was there. And it saddened me so much to know that Nadiyah is just a year younger than Luke's niece. I hugged her a little tighter and told her how much I love her. We took her out with us to run a few errands and she was so excited. She acted as though we were taking her to Disney World and she requested that we move back.

When we were done we dropped her off and headed to Luke's. It was devastating. I have never seen him like that and my heart was breaking for him, for his entire family. It just feels like the timing was so off and I just wouldn't wish their type of pain on anyone. A true reminder that life is short and that at any moment life can be stripped away.

Shea, you will truly be missed. Your family loved you so much. You were a beam of light in your short time on this earth and the amount of joy and mischievousness I saw on your face every time I saw you will not be forgotten. My love, thoughts and prayers are with your entire family forever.

28 comments:

Fashion Rehab said...

This is so touching, may her soul rest in peace.

NikG said...

This makes me sad. It's just something about hearing of a child passing... My heart goes out to all of you. :(

Life with J and J said...

Gosh...my heart was breaking as I read this. Praying for everyone. This is really sad. Sending virtual hugs your way.

The Mrs./The Mom said...

This is very heartbreaking. My prayers are with her family, friends, and everyone's life she touched.

EmilyJane said...

WHAT HAPPENED :( ? I'm tearing up just reading this and heart broken for the child's parents. The thought of losing a child is too much to bear. I will pray for them.

Desiree Macke said...

Such sad news. Heaven certainly welcomed another angel inside those pearly white gates.

Highly Favored said...

May the peace of God sorround this family during this difficult time.

K&R said...

I'm so sorry Faith. But I'm glad you did get to be around those that you love and were surrounded by love this weekend. I'm sure it was such a comfort to your friend to have you there.

Law_Fal said...

That is devastating news. It's so hard to deal with the death of a baby or child so I am definitely praying for her families strength. We take so much for granted these days. Life is precious and should be celebrated because we never know the time or the hour that The Lord will call us home. Sending positive vibes and prayers y'all's way :(

Georgina Castellucci said...

Faith I am so sorry to hear of her passing! It is during times like these we wonder how someone so young could be taken from us so soon. I will be keeping the family (and all of those close to them, yourself included of course) in my thoughts and prayers!

Discovery Street said...

I can't even imagine. Wow. Sending prayers to the family of this little girl!

tomesedition.blogspot.com said...

This is so heart breaking. May she RIP and her family be comforted during this painful time.

Kimberly Whittaker said...

Saying a prayer for you, Sean, and the family. XoXo

Eesh said...

This is heartbreaking. Losing a child or any loved one for that matter is hard to swallow. I can't even begin to imagine the pain Shea's family and people who knew and loved her must be feeling. My heart goes out to her parents and you and Sean as well. In times like these there isn't much one can say but please know that all of you are in my prayers.

*Huge tight hugs*

Angela K said...

Sad, sad news! That poor family. I'm sure the grief is overwhelming. I hope in time that happy memories of their daughter will buoy them up in moments of sadness. It never makes sense when children are taken from this world.

Cece said...

That is so sad. How devastating. I'm so glad you were still able to be with family even though plans changed. My thoughts go out to the family of that little girl taken too early.

Kristen said...

That is absolutely heartbreaking. :( My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

redwhitebride said...

How heartbreaking. My heart goes out to her family. I am glad that you were able to get together with your family on thanksgiving.

Jess said...

This gave me goosebumps.. It sounds cliche' but life really is too short. In recent years I've tried harder to make sure the people around me know I love them and would be there for them. In the end that's all we have and we need to show it.

TOI said...

So sorry to hear this news. My thoughts and prayers to your friend and his family

uchenna Ezeonyeka said...

so so heartbreaking!!!!! my heart and prayer goes out to your friend and his family.
so painful..

Ashley R said...

Oh this is so terrible. :( I am SO sorry and my thoughts are with all of you. <3

Maria said...

i am so incredibly sorry, faith. my heart breaks reading this. i have a lump in my throat. i just can't imagine. love, thoughts, prayers and huge hugs. <3

Whitney Cypert said...

Bless their hearts! Do they know what happened? 7 is so crazy young it's almost unbelievable. I'm sorry for y'all's loss Faith. I can't imagine what that would feel like. Praying.

Pegster said...

This is so heartbreaking. So sorry to hear about this terrible loss. Prayers your way as well as to her family.

Brittany said...

This has my heart seriously breaking. 7 is much too young; so much life left to live. Praying for the entire family.

Jenna said...

Seven-years-old! Absolutely heartbreaking. Saying a prayer for Shea and her family tonight <3

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