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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

I'll Miss You Debbie!


It's Monday morning and I had just gotten back from vacation (I'll post about that soon) at midnight the night before.  I had been talking to my roommate and just started to go through my work emails when I get a text from my mom. She said that my cousin Debbie (3rd from the left in the picture above) didn't show up for work on Monday morning and that when her son went to go check on her, that they discovered that she had died sometime on Sunday night/Monday morning.  For a few moments my world stopped.  I was having a hard time catching my breath and I just couldn't believe that it was real.  How could this have happened?  She wasn't sick and there was no explanation for why she died.  How could she be gone, just like that?  Two days later, it still doesn't seem real to me.   I just talked to her on Sunday.  She was telling me how my vacation was like a dream trip for her and she felt like I took her on vacation with me by all the pictures I posted on Facebook.  It's just so hard to believe and to understand why.

Cousins night (Debbie on far left)
Debbie was the rock in our family.  She planned and organized so many of our events, including our cousins nights that we probably wouldn't have started if it wasn't for her.  Debbie always wanted to know what was going on in my life.  She always read my blog and cared about everything that was going on with me.  We would always send emails back and forth just talking about life and our favorite TV shows.  Most of the pictures we have of our family are because of her taking pictures every time we would get together.

Another cousins night
I can't imagine what our family get-togethers will be like without her.  It's so hard to imagine her not being there to talk to or play Texas 42 with.  Our favorite show is Big Brother and we would watch it and talk about it together every day.  We were already talking about the one starting this summer and how much we were looking forward to it.  I don't know how I'm going to watch it without her.



So many things that will change and be so hard without her!  I don't understand why she left us so soon, but I know that she is in a better place and I'll see her again someday!

Please pray for our family during this difficult time and especially for her son Brandon and his wife Karen.  The funeral is going to be on Friday morning and my dad will be doing the service.

I love you Debbie and I will miss you so much!!!

Some of our family with Debbie in the middle


"and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:7

43 comments:

  1. Oh, Andrea, so sorry for your loss. Sudden death like this is so difficult to deal with. My heart goes out to you and your family. Hugs.

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  2. I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your cousin! :-( I'm very close with several of my cousins and I can't imagine losing them! hugs!

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  3. So sorry for you loss Andrea, thinking of you x

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  4. Andrea, I was so sorry to see your Facebook post on Monday. My heart goes out to you and your family. My cousin, who sounds a lot like your Debbie, passed away suddenly last March, a week after I had seen her at my baby shower. It was a tremendous blow to my family and it still is. It's still hard to imagine why this happened to her. She too, passed in her sleep. I hope that your family can focus on all the love you had for Debbie and all of the fun/happy memories you all shared. You'll be in my thoughts and prayers.

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    1. Wow, you can definitely relate. So sorry about your cousin too! Thanks!

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  5. Andrea, I am so sorry for your loss. I know this will be a difficult time for your family and you will be in my prayers.

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  6. I am so sorry for your loss Andrea. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  7. hugs and prayers... i am so sorry....

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  8. Andrea, I am so sorry....its horrible when someone leaves so soon....sending you and your family love and prayers.

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  9. Dangit now I'm crying again.

    I hope you guys can keep doing those. I know how much they meant to mom, and while she's not technically a cousin I know Karen would love to be a part of them. She loves all you guys and wants to be as much a part of the family as she can.

    Thank you for the post Andrea. I'll see you tomorrow.

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  10. Andrea, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My prayers are with you and your family. Please let me know if you need anything.

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  11. I am so sorry! My thoughts and prayer are with you and your family!

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  12. I am so sorry! My thoughts and prayer are with you and your family!

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  13. Andrea I am so sorry to hear of Debbie's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of your family.

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  14. I am so sorry to hear of your cousin's passing. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. ((HUGS))

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  15. *((hugs))* I know this is hard for you Andrea and you have a wonderful support system of both family and all of us here in blogland! God will help you all through this.

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    1. Thanks! Yes it definitely helps to have a great support system around me!

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  16. So sorry to hear this Andrea. I'll be thinking about you and your entire family.

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  17. My heart is with you, Andrea. That is so very sad. <3

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  18. Oh Andrea....I got all sad reading this...I am really sorry for your loss

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  19. Oh, I'm so sorry to read this, Andrea. My condolences to you and your family. :(

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  20. Will be praying for you now and in the days to come for Peace and Strength..

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  21. Andrea I am so sorry for your loss, my thoughts are with you and your family. Thank you for posting and reminding me not to take my loved ones for granted, because you never know when they won't be there!

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  22. I'm so sorry for your loss, Andrea. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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  23. Oh Andrea, I missed this post first time. I am so so sorry for your loss. I will keep you all in my prayers.

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  24. I'm sorry I missed this post when it first went up, but I am really sorry to hear about your cousin. It sounds like you have some wonderful memories and she will always be with you!

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  25. Oh my. I'm so sorry Andrea! My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family!

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