Sunday, March 15, 2009

Broken hearted

Four months ago she was playing competitive tennis three times a week, routinely beating opponents 25 years her junior and tiring out Graham with hours-long romps through the parks near our home.

On Christmas Day we admitted her to the hospital because of severe stomach pain that wouldn't go away.

On New Years' Eve we learned cancer cells had been found in her stomach area.

On February 9th she had her first chemotherapy treatment.

Today our hearts are broken.

At 3:30 a.m. this morning Rob's mom, Graham's Oma and one of the people I love and admire more than anyone in the world lost her short battle with cancer and passed away in hospital.

Our hearts are broken.


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104 comments:

Melissa said...

Oh Kelly, I'm so sorry to hear this awful news. I wish I knew the right thing to say but I don't, so I will send along a (((HUG))) and many prayers for you and your family during this difficult time!!

InTheFastLane said...

I am so sorry. Sending all the hugs I can.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing the news with us, so we can send good thoughts your way.

emily said...

I am so sorry. Thoughts and prayers are being sent your way.

Young Momma said...

Oh dear. I normally just lurk your site... but I am so sorry. I lost my mom to a very short battle to cancer as well. I am so sorry. No words can even describe. (((hugs)))

Alexandria said...

Big hugs to you and your family. My prayers are with you.

Immoral Matriarch said...

I'm so sorry. You guys are in my thoughts.

Kami said...

So sorry Kelly! My thoughts are with you all.

A Crafty Mom said...

I'm so sorry, Kelly. What a sad day. My prayers and thoughts are with you all.

zoom said...

I'm so sorry Kelly. Your love for her always rang so clearly from the page, and I think I somehow expected a miracle for all of you.

Take care of yourselves...death is surreal and grief is hard.

Chelle said...

So sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family.

Michelle said...

::tears::
I'm so sorry. My heart and my condolences go out to you and your family.
Please let me know if there is anything at all I can do (I'm not that far away...).

Canadian Lawyerista said...

So so sorry for your loss.

Julia said...

Oh honey ... I'm so sorry. Call me at home if you need anything. I'm off work this week and will be at Canada Blooms but will make myself available should you need anything. I love you guys - xo.

Vered - MomGrind said...

I'm so sorry.

sky girl said...

Oh Kelly. I'm so sorry. What a great loss for your family. I'm thinking of you.

Woman in a Window said...

oh you dear. I'm so sorry for all of you.

Kyla said...

I'm so sorry, Kelly!

Mary Lynn said...

Kelly, I'm so very sorry for your loss.

flutter said...

may she rest, gorgeous and whole. I am holding you and yours in spirit.

ChristophersHeart said...

Oh Kelly, I am so very sorry for your loss. Know that we are thinking of you, Rob and sweet Graham during this most difficult time. If I can do anything at all, please know I am here and will.

Wendy

Backpacking Dad said...

May all her roads be downhill to her door.

Mary Moore said...

I'm so sorry for your loss.

I've just recently started reading your blog, and love it.

Take care of yourself...

Zip n Tizzy said...

What a blessing Graham will be able to share in the memories of such a wonderful grandmother, but for the moment my heart goes out to you all.

Hold each other close.

mapsgirl said...

Hold all the happy memories close to help you get through this sad time. I'll keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Amber said...

I'm so sorry. My thoughts are with you.

moldingyoungminds said...

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

Katney said...

I am so sorry, Kelly. I know your pain, I have lost so many to cancer. My prayers are with you.

Beth said...

I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Nowheymama said...

I am so, so sorry.

Autumn said...

Oh Kelly, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

Laura said...

Kelly - all my love and sympathies. I am praying for you and your entire family. HUGS.

Leanne said...

Oh girlfriend, I'm so sorry. Hugs and prayers to you and yours. I just wish I could offer more.

kittenpie said...

Kelly, Rob, I'm so sorry. I lost my own grandma quickly to pancreatic cancer a few years back, and it is certainly a hole someone so important leaves, along with the good memories.

Reluctant Housewife said...

I'm so sorry, Kelly. Hugs to you and your family. I'll be thinking about you.

Mamalooper said...

So very very sorry. Even if you know it is most likely coming soon, it is always a shock.

for a different kind of girl said...

My heart breaks for you and your family, too. May she forever be celebrated. My prayers to your family.

RiverPoet said...

Kelly, I'm so sorry she is gone. My love and prayers are with your family. I know you will always honor her in your heart and memories.

Peace - D

daysgoby said...

Kelly - I'm so, so sorry.

She seemed like an incredible woman.

metro mama said...

I'm so sorry.

OHmommy said...

SO sorry for your loss. You guys are in my prayers. xoxo Pauline

Mac and Cheese said...

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

wherewiller said...

So sorry. Awful.

motherbumper said...

I am so sorry Kelly, so very sorry.

ourlittlefunnybunny said...

I'm so sorry for this...she is in peace now.

Melisa with one S said...

I'm sorry for your loss, Kelly. Sending hugs from Chicago...

Anti-Supermom said...

Kelly,
I'm so sorry for your lose.

Healing thoughts.

Lisa said...

so, so sorry....what a tough couple of months. praying for you and your family....

Elaine A. said...

Oh Kelly, I am so VERY sorry. Please know that Rob, you and Graham and all your family are in my prayers. Prayers for peace and healing. I know you will miss her so...

a kelly said...

My heartfelt condolences to you and your family. Know that love never dies and you will be able to keep her memory alive.
But for now...you grieve and celebrate her life

Mommy Cracked said...

Oh no. I am so, so sorry. I just can't believe it...I just knew she was going to beat this! You and your family are in my prayers. I know she was a HUGE, HUGE blessing to all of you.

Heather said...

Oh Kelly. That stinks.

Hold your hubby and Graham extra close. Thinking of you all.

kgirl said...

Oh, Kelly...
I'm so very very sorry.

Mr Lady said...

Oh, lord, Kelly. I'm so sorry. My thoughts are with your family.

Headless Mom said...

So sorry to hear that, Kelly. I'll be praying for your family.

Cindy said...

I am so sorry...my thought and prayers are with you and your family.

mamatulip said...

Kelly, I am broken hearted too. My thoughts are with you and your family. Tight hugs.

xx

Parent Club said...

Oh Kelly - my thoughts are with you and your family.

I hope you find strength in each other.

My deepest condolences.

b*babbler said...

I'm so very sorry. Wishing you, and your family, strength right now.

Aunt Becky said...

Oh no! I'm so, so, so sorry for the loss for all of you. She sounds like she was such an amazing woman.

Holding you all close in my heart.

common mom said...

I am so sorry for your family's loss . . . for all of you, but especially for Graham. Hugs for you and your family.

Holly said...

infinite hugs & prayers

April said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. All that I can think of to say at times like these is, love never dies.

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

Oh, Kelly, I am so sorry to hear this. I will be lifting you and your family up in prayer today.

Gail at Large said...

I'm so sorry to read this, I wished for a miracle. What an enormous loss to your family to lose this lovely woman.

jakelliesmom said...

Kelly, I'm so terribly sorry for your loss. Wishing you and your family much love and strength in the days ahead.

Mimi said...

I'm so sorry. May her Memory be Eternal.
Hugs and love to you and yours.

MamaFabulosity said...

I really wasn't expecting this. I was so sure that she would get better. I'm so sorry. I'm praying for your family and especially for Graham that his pain is short lived and that his laughter will lift your spirits.
((hugs))
Tiffany

kbreints said...

oh dear. I am so very very sorry for your loss. You & yours are in my thoughts and prayers.

Mighty Morphin' Mama said...

Oh Kelly, Rob and Graham, I am so very sorry. My heart breaks for you. You are all in my heart and prayers.

Mrs. Chicken said...

Oh, Kelly, I am so sorry, I understand. I do. I am just so sad for you. Thinking of you all and prayers for you.

caramama said...

Oh no! Kelly, I'm so sorry. I know she meant so much to you, Rob and Graham. I am so very sorry for your loss.

Miss said...

So sorry for your loss. All of you are in my thoughts.

Rachel said...

Kelly, y'all are in my heart and my thoughts and prayers.
I am so sorry for your loss honey.

Adrian's Crazy Life said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I could tell that this was someone you really cared a lot about, so I feel badly for your whole family. Sometimes your in-laws are just as much your family as your birth family and it's so hard when you lose them. Best wishes to your family.

Tracey said...

Oh, Kelly! I am so, so sorry... I know how dear she was to you. I can't imagine Rob's pain, either...

You have all of my love and hope that your family draws together at this sad time...

moondiva said...

Kelly, Rob and Graham so much love and so many warm thoughts flowing your way. So sorry for your loss. In her memory live your life as fully as she lived hers.

Deborah

Ashley said...

Kelly, I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm thinking of you and your family.

mare ad mare said...

As the son of a multiple time and ongoing survivor, I am very sorry for your loss.

Anonymous said...

Oh Kelly, I am so sorry to hear this. It is so sad and terrible, but the slight consolation is that it seems that she didn't suffer too long.

Cancer is an awful disease, with no boundaries. My thoughts are with you and your family.

MIT Mommy said...

Sigh. Hugs. Prayers.

Pregnantly Plump said...

I'm so sorry. Your family will be in my prayers.

Beck said...

Kelly. I am so, so so sorry.
Praying for your family.

Ellyn said...

I am so sorry for your family's loss. You are in my prayers.

Gnightgirl said...

I am so sorry to read this. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Mandy said...

I'm sorry I'm behind on blog reading. I'm so very sorry to hear of your loss. My heart goes out to you and your family.

xo
mandy

Magpie said...

I'm so sorry. Thinking of you.

Mary said...

So sorry for your loss.
Saying a prayer for your family.

Kelly said...

I'm so sorry! Many prayers.

Janet said...

I'm so deeply sorry for you and your family. Hold her close in your heart.

Cheffie-Mom said...

I'm so sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Jaina said...

Oh Kelly, I'm so sorry. Love and prayers coming your way. ::hugs::

Amy @ Milk Breath and Margaritas said...

I'm so sorry. Your family is in my prayers.

Kellan said...

Kelly - I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Kellan

Damselfly said...

I'm so sorry.

Caroline Fenelius-Carpenter said...

Kelly there are no words. My heart hurts for your family. Know that I am thinking of you and sending Hugs Caroline Fenelius-Carpenter

emma said...

My deepest condolences.

Jane said...

So very, very sorry for your loss. She sounds (and looks) like an amazing woman.

Kelly O said...

Oh, Kelly, I'm so very sorry for your loss.

Whitenoise said...

So sorry, Kelly. The words just don't say it...

Oz said...

I am so, so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Kelli @ writing the waves said...

I'm so sorry, Kelly. I can't even imagine how difficult this must be for all of you. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Karen MEG said...

Oh Kelly, I am so, so sorry, hon.

We've been away, I didn't see this post. Cancer sucks, gawd it sucks...

My thoughts and prayers are with you, Rob, Graham and your whole family....

Fat, frumpy and fifty... said...

so sorry for your loss.

FFF x x (hug)