Monday, April 20, 2009


It's been a week, I don't have any updates. Tragedy struck my family last Tuesday evening, and I have no idea where I am with the list of all we had to do for Gavin. I'm hoping sometime this week, we can get back on track. Our days are filled with being with my grandma and aunt from early morning until 10, 11pm each night. My house is a disaster, my thoughts are racing and my heart is broken.

Please say a quick prayer for my family. There are so many people affected by such a tragic, sudden loss of a wonderful man, my uncle, taken so senselessly. He leaves behind a beautiful wife and two young boys.

Please hug those around you. My uncle was returning from an outing with his wife and son. Pulled up to his driveway, walked to get his mail from the front yard, and was killed.

Just like that.

My aunt and cousin witnessed the horror. He was 42 years old.

I just don't understand life sometimes. My heart is torn. It aches for my dad who lost his baby brother, for my wonderful grandma who lost her youngest child, and for his wife who lost her life partner. My cousins will go through life not having their father by their side, like he was everyday.

I am just lost. Spiritually, emotionally, and mentally.

I hope as the days go by, I can gain strength, and my heart can heal from all the pain I feel for my entire family. We are very close knit, and to see my family endure such pain is something I have never experienced, nor can put into words.

Love you uncle Richie.


  1. I am so sorry for your families loss, you guys will be in my prayers.

  2. Wow jen! Tears are welling in my eyes. My heart is broken with you and your family. No I may not understand...and I'm sure any words still will not comfort what you're feeling at the moment. But there is ONE who does know, ONE who has words and ONE who can give you that peace that surpasses all understanding. I'm sending prayers to you and your family. Ps. 23:4 & 2 Cor. 1:3-5

  3. Oh, Jen I am so sorry to hear this...Your poor family! Your family is in our thoughts and prayers..May God comfort you during this difficult time.

  4. Thank you all... I do appreciate the prayers, my family does as well.


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