Tuesday, June 25, 2013

With a heavy, heavy heart.

I just found out that my sweet, "baby" cousin, Shannan died on Sunday.

She is the lovely and young woman on the right.

Yes, the younger one.

She sat down on the couch, put her head back and had cardiac arrest from which she never recovered.

I remember when she was born.

She came home to my house as her mama, the beautiful woman on the left, was living with us then.

Margaret Ann is the mama and she was (and is) like a sister to me.

Shannan was my "Show and Tell" in fourth grade.  I was so proud to have a baby cousin.

Shannan was the cutest baby you've ever seen, everyone said so.

She looked so much like her mama and they were so very, very close.

I cannot even begin to imagine the pain her mama must be suffering.

I cannot even imagine nor can I bear to even try.

For death to be so unexpected.  So shocking.  So wrong.

No signs.  No warnings.

We are all in shock and our hearts are so heavy.

She left behind four children:

Travis, 17
Justin, 13
Blake, 13
Emily Ann, 10

I hope you can keep all of them in your hearts and prayers. 

PS Tina, dear, you know I am thinking of you too, as always.


  1. I am so sorry. Life is so short and precious,isn't it?
    ms mdd

  2. oh my gosh.
    i am so horribly sad those kids will not have their mama anymore.
    perhaps you can be a huge part of their lives? if you are not already?
    life is so uncertain...
    bless every moment.

  3. I'm so so sorry. Love and light to everyone involved.

  4. So sorry for your family's shocking loss. A loss is always difficult, but I think it being so unexpected makes it that much more so. Sending love to all of you.

  5. Hugging you from Washington. I'm so sorry...what a shock.

  6. I am so sorry. You've had more than your share of loss lately. I had a baby cousin, too. He's gone, too. I know. Wish I could do something for you.

  7. Love to you and your family.

  8. Death, it is never easy to deal with! So sorry for your lose!

  9. These are those tough moments when all we can do is hold our loved ones close and renew our vow to never let a day open or close without telling them how precious they are to us. Warmth and light be yours...

  10. Oh, so sorry to hear about your loss. May your family find peace, eventually.

  11. Very sorry to hear about your loss. Hugs.

  12. Oh no. That's so, so sad. Sending love your way.

  13. How terribly sad. So sorry to hear of this tragic loss to your family.

  14. My deepest condolences. So sorry to hear of this tragically sad and shocking news. Warm hugs. xo


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