Tuesday, July 14, 2009

An Early Goodbye

With a heavy heart I give you news. Today, July 14, 2009 at 1:30 PM my little sister Katie passed away at the age of 35. After a long and arduous battle, MS had done too much damage this time. I love my sister and will miss her very much. We are very thankful for all the thoughts and prayers that everyone has given throughout her fight. She is at peace and is looking down upon us now.

There's always room for another angel I guess.

Your Cousin,
Steve

28 comments:

Tig said...

I'm so sorry to hear this sad news, Cousin Steve. May the Lord comfort your every sorrow, and that of your family.

Sagey said...

I am so sorry for your loss!

Stacy said...

I am so sorry to hear this Cousin Steve. I will continue to keep your family in my prayers.

Gina said...

I'm so sorry for your loss.

Linda up north said...

Oh my... I am so very sorry :( May the Almighty God, who has given His Son as a sacrifice to win us eternal life, give you Peace at this hard, hard time...
How wonderful your sister is now enjoying such happiness as is not known on this earth!

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for you and your family. We will pray for all of you tonight.

Cousin Steve said...

Thank you for all your sympathies. As hard as it is to lose Katie, I am glad she is not suffering anymore.

Anonymous said...

Hi Cousin Steve! I was a good friend of June's in VA so I've been hearing about you for years. So very sorry about your sister.....I will offer my Mass for her and your whole family this week.

I spoke to June about 10 days ago....I'm praying for her, too.

Riann said...

Praying for you and your whole family.

FLYNAVY said...

Steve,
May the Almighty may give you & all your family the fortitude to bear this severest of trials in the coming days, weeks & months. It's tuff to understand why these things happen to someone so young. God bless your family.
Bjorn

Uptown Girl said...

May Katie rest in peace. Praying for you and your family and I'm so sorry for your loss Cousin Steve.

teresa said...

I'm so sorry. Keeping you and your family in my prayers. Eternal rest grant unto Katie, Heavenly Father.

Anonymous said...

Eternal Rest Grant unto Katie Oh Lord, and may Your Perpectual Light Shine upon her. May her soul and all the souls of the faithfully departed rest in peace.

Amen.

See you soon buddy.

I love you.

Crissy

Anonymous said...

Steve,
My heart is broken too, but I'll just bet that Katie is having a great time in heaven meeting all the friends your dad has made in the short time he's been there...
Love,
Aunt Barbara
ps see you soon.

MaeMae said...

I'm so sorry, Steve. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

Jonni said...

Oh, these times are hard. Katie is now painfree and loving her next cycle of life. Peace and prayers to you and your family.

powdergirl said...

I'm sorry.

Anonymous said...

Cousin Steve,
My deepest sympathies. You and your family are in my prayers.
Jane

the Mom said...

The prayers of our whole family will be with you and with Katie this weekend.

May the souls of the faithful departed, through the Mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Audrey said...

My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. I know God will watch over you and yours. Cherish your memories. I am shedding tears for you. God bless.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to hear this. Katie and your family have been in my thoughts and prayers.

Anonymous said...

So sorry for your loss. I have 2 brothers with MS and I worry about them constantly. Will pray a rosary for your family tonight. God bless.

Leisa from Montana

Layna said...

Love & prayers for your family and for Katie - heaven can never have enough good angels. i'm sure she'll have a guiness to toast the celebration of her life, the Irish way. God bless!

Layna said...

Love & prayers for your family and for Katie - heaven can never have enough good angels. i'm sure she'll have a guiness to toast the celebration of her life, the Irish way. God bless!

Anna B. said...

Eternal rest be granted unto Katie let perptual shine upon her. May she rest in peace.

Alis said...

Thinking of you & your family (& June!). My uncle passed away after a long battle with MS last year. I hope he is finally enjoying life wherever he is now that his suffering is over. May your sister be at peace.

Urban Mom said...

Steve,

The Urbans have been road-tripping and fairly off the grid, so I apologize for being late with this. But I'm sad to read this news of your sister. Your family sounds wonderful, and I'm glad that secret-agent June was able to come in to spend time with you right now. So very, very sorry for your loss!!!

rita said...

We, too, were off the grid for most of the summer, so Ihave a lot of catching up to do. I feel as though you and June are my cousins (shhh....I haven't seen my real cousins in over a year). I pray that you and your family have peace. (I mispelled it "peach"--schnapps, anyone?)