A Loss

Jul 3

Hello, friends. A quick note today to explain my unexpected absence and to let you know I may continue to be MIA for much of the next week or more. My family and I have suffered the tragic and sudden loss of one of our own and are currently grappling to come to terms with the depths of grief we are experiencing. He was 21 years old and had the kind of smile that could light up a room – he will be forever missed and his absence forever felt. It’s hard to explain in words just how close my extended family is and likewise it’s impossible to explain how his loss has shocked us all. Hopefully in the next few days this dark cloud hanging over us will start to lift and hopefully I’ll be back sooner rather than later. In the meantime, I’m going to be spending the next several days with the people who mean the most to me and without whom I’d be lost.

To those of you who caught wind that something was amiss – thank you for your love, your support and your prayers. It has meant the world to me and to my family and I cannot thank you enough.

48 thoughts on “A Loss”

  1. Oh Cyd, I’m so sorry for your loss. It’s such a blessing to have a close-knit extended family- you and your family will take good care of each other and come through this together. keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. I am so sorry for you loss. I will keep you in my prayers and thoughts. May the angels be with you and your family during this time of grief.

  3. Oh I am *so* sorry. I can only say that 2 years ago we had a loss in our family. My nephew, my sister’s baby, passed 2 days before his 18th birthday. Even now, 2 years later, it’s hard on all of us, each holiday, each family gathering, random days…it will hit me like a brick. My thoughts and prayers or with you and I can only pray for peace.

  4. Hi Cyd,

    I just recently discovered your blog and was saddened to read Saturday’s post. I am so sorry for your loss and hope you can get through this difficult time. Hang in there. xo

  5. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. May God hold you in the palm of His hand and wrap his loving arms around you. I am so sorry for your loss.

  6. Cyd, you and your family are in my thoughts & my heart is saddened to hear about your loss. Please let me know if there is anything at all I can do to help. Sending a warm hug your way. xoxoxoxo
    .-= Dandelion & Grey’s most recent blog post: Happy Weekend- =-.

  7. I am deeply sorry for your loss!!! It’s the unexpected ones that really get you…I lost my 21 year old cousin the day after Christmas 2 years ago and it still doesn’t seem real…but each day the sun shines I think of Steph smiling down on us! Sending many prayers your way!!!

    xoxo
    kristi

  8. Cyd, We are so deeply sorry for your loss.
    We are keeping you and your family in our prayers.
    We hope that comfort and peace will find its way to your family very soon.

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