Even Worse

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Tony and I were visiting with my Mom and Stepdad this afternoon when my Mom received the phone call. You could visibly see my Mom's heart go into her throat as she picked up the handheld. The origin of the phone call was immediately clear.

Just one day after losing the ability to move her limbs, Sarah passed away this afternoon in the comfort of her parents arms.

To some extent it was good for us to be with my Mom. She's taken the deaths extremely hard, due in part to her being Kristi's aunt, but especially since she did daycare for both Abbi and Sarah. She was forced to be the whistleblower for both, calling attention to the little symptoms. She has also had to recall my brother's death and knew all to well what they were experiencing with the loss of Abbi. Kristi and Rob have now surpassed her in grieving not one, but two children.

I have copy and pasted their most recent caringbridge update. I am praying, praying, praying because I know that I am tormented by their situation and want nothing but peace for them.

"Today at 1:00 Sarah joined her sister Abbi Rose in heaven. Our two beautiful angels are together once again. Sarah died in our arms, at home, quietly and peacefully, just as her sister did less than a year ago. Abbi did all the fighting so Sarah wouldn't have to; she journeyed down that road so her little sister wouldn't have to. It was Abbi's ultimate gift to Sarah.

Our angel now has wings.

We will love you forever our sweet silly Sarah,

Love,​
Mommy & Daddy"

In less than one year's time they will have buried both of their daughters. Please, please join me in raising them up in prayer.

23 comments:

Ashley said...

Sweet Leah....

Even though we've already talked about this, I feel the need to publicly let you know that you and your family are being bathed in prayer. Death is the Enemy's doing, and Christ has triumphed over death. Even though He did allow this to happen for reasons unknown to us, He is a loving God who will grant this family His peace. My love to you!!

B said...

Oh Leah, I am so sorry. Prayers for you and your family in these hard and trying times.

LegallyBoston said...

I've been a long time reader but first time commenter now...

Please know that I'm praying for you and your family during this difficult time. <3

Amy said...

Leah, really there are no words to comfort you or your family. My thoughts and prayers will be with your family.

Julia said...

this is so heartbreaking. Prayers to Abbi and Sarah's parents and also to you, Leah!

Erin said...

Leah, I just can't even believe how heartbreaking this is, and how devastating for your family. I am so very sorry, and you are all in my prayers.

Leslie G said...

I am so sorry Leah. I can't imagine the heartbreak in your family right now. I'm praying for you and your family- for peace and healing.

L.C.T. said...

Oh goodness I am so very, very, very sorry. Will definitely be praying for you all. How heartbreaking.

Mary Michal said...

I'm praying now and will continue to do so.

Amy said...

Very heartbreaking. I'm so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you, your Mom, Abbi and Sarah's parents and the rest of your family.

Erin said...

Oh my gosh, I pretty much started bawling when I read this - I am so sorry for your loss, and I will be thinking of you and your family.

Megan said...

My heart just breaks in half for this family and yours as well. Lots of prayers coming your way. I am so sorry to hear the news.

abby said...

I have been thinking of and praying for your family all weekend. This is so heartbreaking, I can't even comprehend what they must be feeling. I'm so sorry your family had to lose these two precious girls.

Meredith said...

Oh, how absolutely heartbreaking. I will continue to keep your family in my prayers!

I'm Molly said...

Oh my gosh, I am bawling. I am so very sorry for that family's loss. I went back and read about the first child. This is just not fair and these types of stories are always what make me question my faith. I just don't understand.

Jeannie said...

Oh Leah I'm so so sorry about Sarah. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers today and for some time to come.

Alicea said...

Ugh, I'm just in tears for them. I'm so sorry, Leah. No one should have to go through this.

beeskneeslife said...

So sorry. Thoughts and prayers.

AJ said...

Oh no. I'm so sorry they lost both of their sweet little girls. I hope peace comes to them, and to you and all who surround them. This must be so hard on a parent. I can't even imagine.

LC said...

I am so incredibly sorry to hear this. Praying for Abbi and Sarah's family and all of those that love them.

Schmei said...

I am so sorry for your family's losses. I'm keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Thinking Out Loud said...

Oh Leah!I am just weeping for your family! I will be praying and praying for comfort and peace! This is so, so, sad and I am so very sorry!

Anita said...

Oh Leah...

My heart aches for all of you. So tragic...

 

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