Thursday, May 31, 2007

TRAGEDIES

William Shakespeare was correct when he said: When sorrows come, they come not single spies but in battalions.


Late Saturday night on May 26th my sister who lives in Green Bay, WI had emergency surgery for a brain aneurysm; five days later -- today, Thursday May 31, her son and my nephew, had a heart attack and died this morning--about 6 hours ago. My own family right now is in the middle of making plans to travel there, where I will stay after they leave to return to St. Paul so that I can help my sister when she is discharged. She's still on a respirator. What a shocking and sad week this has been. I hope to continue to post photos while I'm there in order to stay focused on the present, but I doubt that I'll make many comments on your blogs. Keep us in your thoughts.

52 comments:

  1. WOW Kate! How tragic for your family.....
    our thoughts are with you and your family.

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  2. What a week. So sorry your family is going through such tough times. We'll still be here when you return.
    All the best.

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  3. I'm so sorry to hear this Kate. My thoughts are with you and your family.

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  4. Oh, Kate - this is a tragedy indeed. I hope you & your family will keep each other strong while going through these tough times.

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  5. Oh Kate...what can I tell you with my poor English words and my French thoughts? I'm so sad knowing all these sorrows, I would want to help you and I can't.

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  6. Oh Kate, I'm so sorry.

    Thinking of you.
    Big hug
    J

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  7. take care of your family and yourself, kate. Our thoughts are with you and family.

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  8. Yes, take care of your family and yourself!! Blogging is not an essential issue under these circumstances.

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  9. My sympathy and condolence,Kate...may you & your family can be strong for eachother

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  10. I am so sorry, Kate. Take care of yourself, and know you have a whole community keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers.

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  11. Kate - how terrible. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this difficult time.

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  12. Oh, Kate, that's so awful for you and your family. Your floral tribute is very fitting.

    Peace.

    Sally

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  13. Thinking of you.

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  14. We ae so sorry Kate to hear that you and your family are going through these hard times.
    Be assured that our thoughts are with you.

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  15. My prayers are with you and your family at this time!

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  16. I am so sorry to hear of the tragedies and your loss. My thought are with you and yourfamily.

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  17. So sorry to hear about it.

    Pray that your sis gets well soon.

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  18. de tout coeur avec toi et ta famille. c'est vraiment tragique.


    of any heart with you and your family. it is really tragic.

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  19. Sorry to hear of the tragic news. My thoughts will be with you and your family.

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  20. my condolonces to your family, its just so sad... i'll pray for the recovery of your sister

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  21. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you.

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  22. oh, Kate, I'm really sorry to hear that bad and sad news from you. Hope you'll be ok soon. I'm very sorry, and I send you all my support from here.
    Take care.

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  23. Thinking of you and your family - don't have any words that would ease the burden

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  24. Oh, I got feeling like a heavy weight could put on my chest. I am so sorry for them and you.
    You are in my thoughts.

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  25. Nice tulip photo. The colors are vivid.

    Wouldn't it be different if you woke up in my house and looked out the bedroom window? My site shows what you would see.

    Abraham Lincoln
    Brookville Daily Photo
    My Photography

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  26. My sympathy is extended to you and the family. I am so sorry.

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  27. So sorry to hear of your sorrows. You and your family will be in my thoughts.

    {{hugs}} from Villigen

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  28. Kate I am so sorry. Wish we could do more than just say how much we care and think of you.

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  29. Oh my God, very painful to hear all what's happening on your end. Please accept my sympathy.

    May I send you some positive vibes from Paris, even though they won't cure your sorrow.

    Sometimes life is really cruel.

    Big hug.

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  30. Miss Kate, I am so sorry to learn about this. I'll certainly be praying for you and your family.

    Don't worry, we'll be here.

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  31. Oh Kate,

    How tough life is at times. I'm so very sorry. Just know all your DP friends will be thinking of you at this time.

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  32. Oh Kate, I just ache for you and your dear ones. What a blow this has been. Blessings to you especially as you are there for your sister in the midst of this most difficult time. I'll be thinking of you daily and wishing you the endurance to be a helper to your sister in her recovery. I hope as you all gather you can find comfort in each other as you grieve this sudden loss of your nephew. Thank you for letting your DP family know. This photo is a lovely tribute.
    -Kim

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  33. oh....thats really tragic...my thoughts are with you and the family...

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  34. you needed worry about a photo site in a time like this.

    peace

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  35. Really tragic circumstances. I pray & wish everything returns to normal again as soon as possible in your life as also your family. All the best.

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  36. Kate, I am so sorry that you and your family have to suffer so much heartache. I am glad you are able to be with your sister in this most difficult period, I am sure she'll appreciate that more than anything. I keep you in my thoughts.
    And don't worry about the blogging, we will not forget you, and can back again and again.
    Be hugged,
    Merisi

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  37. Oh Kate, I am so sorry to hear that tragedy! My thoughts are with you and your family. (((Hugs))) from Sonia.

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  38. Oh Kate, I'm so sorry. Please take care of yourself during this hard time for your family. You and your family are in my prayers.

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  39. Kate! I am terribly sorry!! I am saying prayers for your family and for you as you help nurse your sister back to health... she will wonder why bother, perhaps. So I hope our prayers will offer her and all of you some comfort.

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  40. Kate,

    I'm so sorry to hear about your family's misfortunes. I wish you and the family my best. Take care.

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  41. Oh Kate...I wish that I could reach out and hug you. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Travel safe.

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  42. Your help will be appreciated there. I begin to understand where you are coming from: my relative was hospitalised this week after problems.

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  43. dear kate, I just found out about this tragedy in your family. my thoughts and prayers are with you. be strong, okay ...

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  44. denton10:27 PM

    My heart goes out to you during this very difficult time. When my father passed away in April I found that my photo post had more symbolism than they normally do. They served as an outlet for my emotions which I don't express well in words.

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  45. I am apalled by such terrible news Kate. That's the exact word for it, a tragedy. I had thought to pay you a visit after some so much time and look what I've found, this makes me really sad. I wish I were there to help, I think that would be the best thing to offer better than just say sorry. If there's anything we can do for you please say so.

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  46. you and your loved ones are in my prayers.

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  47. you and your loved ones are in my prayers.

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  48. Oh I didn't check the forum last days and I was asking to myself where Kate and her magnificent photos and comments were.

    You *are* in my thoughts daily and much more (if possible) now that I realized what happened.

    fabrizio

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  49. sorry to hear about your situation. Hope your sister will recover soon.

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  50. Dear Kate, I'm posting this on June 6 and since it has been some days, I hope that you and your family are doing better. Sunshine, hugs, and best wishes for you and your family from San Diego.

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  51. Oh, my dear Kate! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your dear family at this time. How tragic!


    My PAD and
    Guelph Daily Photo

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  52. Just saw this today (June 9) - my sincere condolence and sadness for your loss and your sister's, and best wishes for her recovery. My his memory be a blessing.

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