Tuesday, February 14, 2006

And then there was one.

On Sunday, February 12th, my sister Bonnie died suddenly. She was in church and felt dizzy. Then she was gone.

I was born the youngest of four girls. Now I'm the only one left. But I do take comfort that Bonnie didn't suffer the way my sisters Mary and Doris did. They died slow, painful, cancer deaths. Bonnie had a massive aneurysm and never knew what hit her.

My husband and I are leaving tomorrow for Memphis where Bonnie lived, for the funeral. We will be gone for about a week. Our plans are flexible.

Hope all of you are well. I have been thinking of you all, and will be thinking of you all.

43 comments:

OldHorsetailSnake said...

I am very sorry for you, Nat. Hugs. Lots of hugs.

AP3 said...

Have a safe trip. I hope it helps to bring some closure. Please send Bob and Bob my love.

natasha said...

Many hugs, Luce.

Minka said...

And we will be thinking of you. Have a safe trip, enough time to say your goodbyes and somebody to share your memories of her.
Many, many hugs!

dddragon said...

You'll probably see Uncle Bob and Cousin Bobby before my cards get there ... let them know how sorry I am.

Have a save drive.

Savtadotty said...

I am very sorry. I hope you have many good memories.

Jemima said...

Sorry to read of the loss to you and your family. Hope you are able to stay strong and remember the good.

jemima

Christine said...

So sorry to read about your sister's death. Best wishes to those touched by grief and loss.

Jamie Dawn said...

So sorry for the loss of your only remaining sister. I too am glad that her death was not long & painful.

Libby said...

oh, TLP, i'm so sorry, but you're right, she didn't have to suffer with a lot of pain...
best wishes

Rachel said...

Oh, I am so sorry to hear about your sister. How sad. I'll be thinkng of you and the family.

Doug said...

And we'll be with you. You're the best.

actonbell said...

{{TLP}} Have a safe trip, we'll be missing you.

KristieD said...

I am so sorry to hear that, my thoughts go out to you and yours.

sherle said...

As I've said about the loss of my husband, the good news is he lived until he died. The loss is more painful for us, but ya gotta admit, painlessly quick is better than lingering. God bless you and yours, TLP. Drive safely.

kenju said...

How blessed she was to go so quickly and painlessly. We should all be so lucky. Have a safe trip and take care.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

I am so very very sorry about your loss...These losses are soooo hard. My oldest sister died just a year ago...it doesn't seem to get easier, does it?
SAnd now, all your siblings are gone...That has to be very very hard, Lucy...
So so sorry, my dear.

logo said...

ooh, Lucy, I AM sorry.
I've a sister of my own and can't imagine.
Many heartfelt hugs and best wishes for a safe trip.

lime said...

oh lucy, i am so sorry for your loss. i was wondering what had become of you. peace to you and your family. may memories comfort you. safe travels.
((((((((lucy)))))))

Peter said...

Very sorry to hear the news Lucy, hope the trip and goodbyes go well.

HeresLucy said...

TLP my heart aches for you. I know my mom felt what you probably feel ...she was the last sibling for many years. Take care and we will be here when you return.

Mary said...

I am so sorry for your loss.

bornfool said...

I'm sorry, TLP. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

Tom & Icy said...

Our thoughts are with you.

Anonymous said...

May God bless you all in your time of grief !!

Lucy said...

Thinking of you today and hoping your doing OK.

Sar said...

You and your family remain in my thoughts, TLP.

BarbaraFromCalifornia said...

I am very sorry for your loss, Tan Lucy and my condolences to your entire family.

Bela said...

Oh, I've been too busy to read my friends' blogs and this is what I find...! I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family at this sad time. Take care.

Fred said...

So sorry for your loss, TLP. I'm sure many, many stories will be told of the good times. You'll always have those memories.

Safe travels. We're with you.

Miz BoheMia said...

So sorry to hear about your loss TLP, but yes, it is something to be thankful for when it is not a long, drawn-out death. We are thinking of you too dearest TLP!

kristy said...

I am so sorry about the loss of your sister. I've been lurking here and will keep checking back. Take care.

partyrunner said...

i will pray for you. sisters are god's gift to life - i'm glad she didn't suffer.

Ivy the Goober said...

I'm just getting around here. So sorry to hear about your sister. I hope your travels are safe.

Saur♥Kraut said...

I am so very sorry, TLP. I really, really am.

Klondike Kate said...

My hugs and prayers and thoughts are with you. I'm sorry for your loss...

Doug said...

Just letting you know you're missed.

Lorraine said...

So, so sorry for your loss. Losing a loved one is a gut-wrenching experience, and you know we all feel very bad about your grief at this time.......God bless.

Mike said...

Very sorry...I'll be thinking of you and your family. Safe travels TLP.

Minka said...

Are you ok?
We miss you and hope you are alright!
many hugs!

schnoodlepooh said...

Awwww, I'm so sorry for your loss. Take care. Come back to us soon.

KristieD said...

Just checking in again & youre still not back. i have Been thinking of you and your family this last week. I hope you are getting along alright. We are all here for you when you come back.

Keith said...

I'm sorry to hear about your sister. You must be feeling very low at the moment. You are in my thoughts, and I hope that you will be back amongst your cyber-friends soon.