Monday, June 22, 2009

Sharp Right Turn

Some of you who follow this blog already know, but one of your fellow co-followers passed away Saturday night. Marissa and I were in the mountains of West Virginia with no cell service so a State Trooper was sent to break the news at 2:00 a.m. Since then, it's been a long, surreal time. I will ask your forbearance while I a) take a break for a few days to deal with the business of an untimely death, but b) when I take a sharp right turn from the topic that brought me to the blogging world in the first place. Kelsey's story can now be told without worrying about exposing private things. It should be told and hopefully I can get people to listen so other parents will not be where I am at at this moment, which is lost. Not for this senseless, wasteful reason anyway.

Ironically, Kelsey followed the blog. I am not sure how intently. Probably not very. But, she left me a comment on the post I made about David Cook's mom where I spoke to how she handled herself in the face of her son's disease. I find it so ironic even though her comment was making fun of me for apparently mis-using the term Cougar. I will now never know if she saw some of the subtle hints I would drop in the posts for her or not, the most blatant being that entire post. There are so many things I will now never know about my daughter.

1 comment:

  1. I can't stop thinking about you and Kelsey and the rest of your family. You are an amazing mother, and Kelsey always knew that I'm sure. Kelsey will be missed and always loved.