Monday, August 28, 2006

Miracles...........

I believe that prayers are answered and they come in the form of small miracles.........they just aren't always the miracles we had hoped for.

My Uncle Bob received the miracle he had prayed for..........he passed away on Friday........less than 2 years after the onset of his symptoms and only weeks after receiving the news that he had ALS. This disease would have slowly stripped my uncle of any movement and left him with seized muscles, unable to speak, and slowly suffocating. For a former athelete and someone who never wanted to compromise his quality of life, it was the worst possible scenario. However, in a strange twist, while he was still able to walk and complete most tasks himself, his breathing was the first thing to go. It was sudden and unexpected, but we are comforted by the fact that he would have wanted it this way.

We spent this weekend with his family, remembering Bob, his life, his convictions and his love for his wife, children and grandchild. We laughed, cried and celebrated the man that he was.

I will miss you always. Cheers, Uncle Bob.

14 comments:

Heather M. said...

Hugs, Katrina! Saying a prayer for his family!

MonaS! said...

Big hugs to you Katrina! Prayers and hugs to the whole family!

patti said...

I am sorry for your loss Kat! Sending you hugs and positive vibes!

Carmen said...

My deepest condolences!! HUGS to you my friend, and to your family!!

patti said...

I am so sorry to hear about his passing... I am so glad that you and his family have been able to spend time together to celebrate his life and reflect together. Family is so important, especially during times like these.
Praying for all involved! *hugs*

Kimmie said...

So sorry for your loss Kat, hugs to you and your fmaily!

Teresa (aka tmom) said...

So sorry to hear of your loss, hugs to you and your family.

Sue said...

Big hugs to you, your family and his! Glad that you can all find comfort in the fact that he passed without suffering, although it doesn't make the loss any less significant.
Be strong. We're here if you need us.

elia said...

Very sorry for your loss Kat. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Big hugs.

TheMommaBear said...

sending love thoughts and prayers for you and ur family kat!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Kat, I wanted to respond earlier but never got a chance. Big hugs to you and your family. My dh's uncle passed away in Feb from an almost 2 yr battle with ALS. You are all in my prayers.


Shell

Tara said...

Oh Kat big hugs to you! I haven't been online much so I'm a bit late but my thoughts with you and I'm sure your heart has wonderful memories to help heal!!

SmileyCarrie said...

I'm sorry for your loss. Thinking of you-

Heather said...

So sorry Kat!! Prayers for you and the family. Hope your able to cope in these trying times.

Monday, August 28, 2006

Miracles...........

I believe that prayers are answered and they come in the form of small miracles.........they just aren't always the miracles we had hoped for.

My Uncle Bob received the miracle he had prayed for..........he passed away on Friday........less than 2 years after the onset of his symptoms and only weeks after receiving the news that he had ALS. This disease would have slowly stripped my uncle of any movement and left him with seized muscles, unable to speak, and slowly suffocating. For a former athelete and someone who never wanted to compromise his quality of life, it was the worst possible scenario. However, in a strange twist, while he was still able to walk and complete most tasks himself, his breathing was the first thing to go. It was sudden and unexpected, but we are comforted by the fact that he would have wanted it this way.

We spent this weekend with his family, remembering Bob, his life, his convictions and his love for his wife, children and grandchild. We laughed, cried and celebrated the man that he was.

I will miss you always. Cheers, Uncle Bob.

14 comments:

Heather M. said...

Hugs, Katrina! Saying a prayer for his family!

MonaS! said...

Big hugs to you Katrina! Prayers and hugs to the whole family!

patti said...

I am sorry for your loss Kat! Sending you hugs and positive vibes!

Carmen said...

My deepest condolences!! HUGS to you my friend, and to your family!!

patti said...

I am so sorry to hear about his passing... I am so glad that you and his family have been able to spend time together to celebrate his life and reflect together. Family is so important, especially during times like these.
Praying for all involved! *hugs*

Kimmie said...

So sorry for your loss Kat, hugs to you and your fmaily!

Teresa (aka tmom) said...

So sorry to hear of your loss, hugs to you and your family.

Sue said...

Big hugs to you, your family and his! Glad that you can all find comfort in the fact that he passed without suffering, although it doesn't make the loss any less significant.
Be strong. We're here if you need us.

elia said...

Very sorry for your loss Kat. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Big hugs.

TheMommaBear said...

sending love thoughts and prayers for you and ur family kat!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Kat, I wanted to respond earlier but never got a chance. Big hugs to you and your family. My dh's uncle passed away in Feb from an almost 2 yr battle with ALS. You are all in my prayers.


Shell

Tara said...

Oh Kat big hugs to you! I haven't been online much so I'm a bit late but my thoughts with you and I'm sure your heart has wonderful memories to help heal!!

SmileyCarrie said...

I'm sorry for your loss. Thinking of you-

Heather said...

So sorry Kat!! Prayers for you and the family. Hope your able to cope in these trying times.

Monday, August 28, 2006

Miracles...........

I believe that prayers are answered and they come in the form of small miracles.........they just aren't always the miracles we had hoped for.

My Uncle Bob received the miracle he had prayed for..........he passed away on Friday........less than 2 years after the onset of his symptoms and only weeks after receiving the news that he had ALS. This disease would have slowly stripped my uncle of any movement and left him with seized muscles, unable to speak, and slowly suffocating. For a former athelete and someone who never wanted to compromise his quality of life, it was the worst possible scenario. However, in a strange twist, while he was still able to walk and complete most tasks himself, his breathing was the first thing to go. It was sudden and unexpected, but we are comforted by the fact that he would have wanted it this way.

We spent this weekend with his family, remembering Bob, his life, his convictions and his love for his wife, children and grandchild. We laughed, cried and celebrated the man that he was.

I will miss you always. Cheers, Uncle Bob.

14 comments:

Heather M. said...

Hugs, Katrina! Saying a prayer for his family!

MonaS! said...

Big hugs to you Katrina! Prayers and hugs to the whole family!

patti said...

I am sorry for your loss Kat! Sending you hugs and positive vibes!

Carmen said...

My deepest condolences!! HUGS to you my friend, and to your family!!

patti said...

I am so sorry to hear about his passing... I am so glad that you and his family have been able to spend time together to celebrate his life and reflect together. Family is so important, especially during times like these.
Praying for all involved! *hugs*

Kimmie said...

So sorry for your loss Kat, hugs to you and your fmaily!

Teresa (aka tmom) said...

So sorry to hear of your loss, hugs to you and your family.

Sue said...

Big hugs to you, your family and his! Glad that you can all find comfort in the fact that he passed without suffering, although it doesn't make the loss any less significant.
Be strong. We're here if you need us.

elia said...

Very sorry for your loss Kat. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Big hugs.

TheMommaBear said...

sending love thoughts and prayers for you and ur family kat!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Kat, I wanted to respond earlier but never got a chance. Big hugs to you and your family. My dh's uncle passed away in Feb from an almost 2 yr battle with ALS. You are all in my prayers.


Shell

Tara said...

Oh Kat big hugs to you! I haven't been online much so I'm a bit late but my thoughts with you and I'm sure your heart has wonderful memories to help heal!!

SmileyCarrie said...

I'm sorry for your loss. Thinking of you-

Heather said...

So sorry Kat!! Prayers for you and the family. Hope your able to cope in these trying times.