Wednesday, February 25, 2009

For Stephen

My dear cousin Wendy's son (23 years old) died today of pneumonia after a successful lung transplant in December. He had cystic fibrosis. We are grieving. Times like this I hate being far from home with the limits of the time difference and distance to provide (& receive) comfort, assistance and support. My heart and thoughts are with his wonderful family. So many young kids waste their lives away for stupid reasons...he struggled so long to save his! Every moment counted, every enjoyment appreciated. I am proud of his strong desire to experience what life has to offer in the short time he had to savior it. Stephen and his loyal buddy, Ernie in 2008.

8 comments:

Lori S-C said...

I'm so sorry...wish I could hug you in person.
Picture not showing on screen btw.

holly said...

God bless you and your family. I am saying prayers for you all.

Helena said...

Sorry to hear that, I´m thinking of you and your family.

Kelly Sue said...

Carol,
I am so sorry to hear this. I know how loved he was by you and your family. My heartfelt condolences go out to you, your family and your cousins in this very sad loss. I wish there were more things to say to offer comfort, but know there are a pair (or 3) of arms here just waiting to offer you that hug. You are loved.
K

OzRose said...

Hello Carol,
Sorry to read about your families loss. Far too young to go to heaven :(
My thoughts are with you all.
love from Valerie

lizardek said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your cousin's son, Carol :( HUGS!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh Carol, I am so sorry to hear this news; just tragic. My heart goes out to you and your extented family as I know how hard this time will be, and then to have the distance makes it even more so.

My wish for you all is that, in time, you all find peace and know that you have a special star in the shy and an angel watching over your family.

Gail

chrisi said...

oh wie traurig das zu lesenliebe grüsse Chris