Sunday, May 31, 2009

Life is not a dramedy sometimes

Most of the time, I try to keep the blog light; satisfying, but less filling. This past week has some of the heavy stuff in it though.

My youngest daughter had a friend pass away after a courageous, lifelong battle with Cystic Fibrosis at the age of 13. In early elementary school, they were thick as thieves until his illness meant he had to be tutored from home. He lost his father in a car accident at 7 years old. Life can be hard, but Austin faced every day with a sunny attitude and a lot of moxie. We've cried a lot in the past few days. It's been hard.

Other conflicts and dramas have brought many tears the past week, but none like this.

Austin, you were loved. You lived every moment as if it were your last. You were wise beyond your years and gracious beyond comprehension. You will be missed.

8 comments:

tina said...

Oh, my, how sad! I am praying for his family & your daughter.

chelemom said...

I just got goosebumps reading your post......I am so very sorry for your loss. (And his family too) I will pray for you, your daughter, and his family too....

Dianna said...

How horrible...prayers are on the way.

Bliss said...

So very sad. Hugs and prayers for you guys!

Jana said...

Sending his family, you and your daughter hugs and prayers. He sounds like a wonderful person.

jennifer said...

I am so sorry Casii. There is nothing I can say to help you but I WILL pray for you, your daughter, and Austin's family.

JackeeG4glamorous said...

Oh, your poor daughter having to deal with the hardest of life's complexities. My sympathies to you, your daughter and to the boy's family.

Amy said...

oh honey...I am so sorry for you and your family! Big hugs to you and sending you lots of prayers!