Monday, September 8, 2008

Overwhelming Gratitude

Thank you all so much for your prayers for my family. On Sunday, August 31st my mom's nephew and his wife were in a motorcycle accident. My mom and her nephew are the same age and grew up more like siblings rather than aunt-nephew. He sustained multiple fractures including ribs and shoulder bones, along with a collapsed lung. He underwent surgery to have a plate put in his shoulder and was released from the hospital late last Friday evening. His wife sustained a severe head injury despite the fact that she was wearing a helmet. Early Sunday morning, after being in a coma for nearly a week, she succumbed to her injuries. She was 47 years old. They have four children, all in their early 20's.
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This is such a sad time for our whole family. My mom was very grateful that she was with Leah in West Virginia when they got the news. My mom is back home now and will leave for Texas on Thursday morning. After she returns we will remove this post and the previous post as they would be a constant reminder of unbearable sadness and this is not how she wants her niece remembered. She was such a kind and loving person always ready with a big smile and laugh. She enjoyed life and they had the kind of marriage most can only dream about. We were lucky to have her in our family and will miss her for the rest of our lives.
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Our pain has been made less by the unwavering support of the Dogs With Blogs community. Thank you all so much for your kind words and prayers.

41 comments:

Sunny,Scooter,Jamie said...

We are so very sorry for your family's loss. There just aren't words. We wish there was some way we could help. We will be praying for your family. God Bless.
Sunny,Scooter&Jamie

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Dear Pedro,
((((Hugs))))
We are so sad , words can not express our sorrow. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your nephew's family. What a tragedy!
Pedro, I wanted to tell you that I love you and your family very much.
((((Hugs))))

JB's Big World said...

Pedro,
I am so sorry. Our thoughts are with your family as you go through this terrible time. We are sending more prayers and purrs to you and your mom, and your mom's nephew's family.
Love and hugs,
--JB, Misty, PooPoo and mom

BenTheRotti said...

Pedro,
What a terrible tragedy, a huge huge loss to all who loved her and all loved by her. To her Husband and children, your Mom and all of her family and friends we send our deepest of condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Please give your Mommy lots and lots of love and kisses from us, she will need your hugs to help her through this.
Take your grief one day at a time, those lost to us are forever in our hearts and thereore forever in our lives.

Stay strong,

Ben & Family xxxxxx

Gina's Public Diary said...

Oh we are so very sorry for your loss.

Tuffy, Mandy and Gina (mom)

Deetz said...

Pedro
bentherotti said it all with such loving and caring words.
Deetzy

Poppy said...

I'm so sorry Pedro. We'll be thinking of you.

Poppy

Asta said...

I am so vewy sowwy to heaw of youw loss..it is twemendous. ouw love and pwayews to you and youw nephew and his family..I hope they find some peace..life is too showt and so pwecious..we have to tweasuwe evewy moment
smoochie kisses
ASTA

Gus said...

Pedro: Please tell your family we are very sorry for their loss. You can depend on the DWB community to rally round at times like these, and send you lots of pure doggie love. It is one of the greatest things about DWB.

We hope that things begin to get a bit better.

our doggie kisses to your mom and grandma.

Gussie n Teka

Katie and Gizmo said...

We are so deeply sorry for yours and your families loss.
We wish there was more we could say or do for you.
Just know our hearts are with you all.

Love
Katie & Gizmo

Lorenza said...

Pedro and Mom.
I am so sorry for your loss.
We will be praying for your nephew and his kids.
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza and mom

chasingsquirrelswithrusty said...

Pedro,
We are so sorry for your family's loss, so tragic. I know she will be missed. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. God bless you all.

Rusty & Sharon (Rusty's mom)

River said...

We send you love and hugs. It's so sad. It sounds like she was beautiful person.

love & wags,
River & his mom

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Oh no... I'm so sorry about your loss.. Please take care. You'll be in our thoughts.

~ Girl girl

Tenkiller Airedales said...

Apache here. We are so very sorry for your loss....BIG HUGS to all of you. Your in our thoughts and prayers.

Slurps and Tail Wags,
Apache and her tribe

Huskee and Hershey said...

Hi Pedro,
We are so so sorry to hear about the accident and your familiy's loss. It's so tragic and her life was taken away so suddenly and unfairly.. We will be keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

Chef said...

Pedro, our deepest sympathies go out to your mom and the family. We are so sorry about this tragic loss. Sending hugs.

xox
Linda and Chef

The Airechicks said...

Pedro:

Very sadden by news of your family's loss.

Don't have any words that would even begin to comfort your family.

Please know we will hold your family tight in our prayers.

XXoooXXoooXXoo

Bogart said...

Sending you lots of love and Aire Kisses,

Love,
Bogart

happy said...

We're very sorry for your loss. Will be keeping you and family in our thoughts and prayers.

Amber said...

Pedro, we are so sorry to hear your loss and such tragic news. our hearts go out to you and family.

~Amber

Toffee said...

Oh, I am so very sorry. Our hearts go out to you and your family during this time. My mom knows how hard this is - she lost her dad to a motorcycle accident when she was 7 (he was hit by a vehicle).

I am so sorry.

Deetz said...

Just stopped by to give you a few more kissies...you can never have enough of those
Deetzy

Sharon said...

Sorry to hear that... will continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

S and D

Deetz said...

You gots hot spots? my mum puts neosporan on Gizmo's hotties..he gets one on his leg and chews at it all the time. That is cool you gets a new vet and got to go to work with your mum, how glorious I bet that was!
Deetzy Boy

DESERT PUPS said...

Woof, Pedro

We are so very sorry to hear of the tragedy that has struck your family. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Stay strong and take time for family and friends during this difficult time.

Take care,
Desert Pups and Mom

Sunny,Scooter,Jamie said...

Just wanted to drop by for a quick hug for y'all. Wish we could help somehow. Licks to all of you.
Hugs
Sunny,Scooter&Jamie

Jemma said...

Pedro,

This is very sad news and we know how hard it is for your family right now. We're so so sorry for your family's loss. You are definitely in our thoughts. Please take care of yourselves.

Love,
Jemma and Mom

Rambo said...

Cousin Pedro and family.
This is terrible news and I am soooo sad to hear of your loss. I wish I could be there with you cousin to make you feel better.
G-Mom has water coming from her eyes and she said she will pray for your Mom and the rest of the humans in your family. Just know that me and G-Mom will always be here for you and your Mom! We love you.
Rambo & G-Mom

Snowy and Crystal said...

:'(

we are just so very sorry for your loss *wet licks*

praying for you guys

Maltese Paws

Booker the Treeing Walker said...

We are sending our deepest sympathies. We are dog lovers & bikers and feel your pain on so many levels.

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Dear Pedro,
Thanks for the barkday wish, it meant a lot to me.
What an honor to share barkday with your mom, Happy Birthday to you, Pedro's mom.
(((Hugs)))

JB's Big World said...

Pedro,
How are you and your family doing? I am still purring for you all to get through this sad time.
--Purrs from me and my sisters and my mom too

BenTheRotti said...

Pedro,

Just checking in again. You are all still very much in our thoughts and prayers, hope you are all doing ok, well as ok as can be expected under the circumstances.
Much love and good wishes to you all.. and please give your Mom some special rotti love sprinkled with kisses from me

Ben xxx

Rambo said...

Cousin,
where are you?? I have been thinking about you alot! Are you ok?? And Mom???
luv,
cousin Rambo

Abby said...

We are so sorry for your loss...

Our thoughts & prayers are with you & your family...

Abby & her Mom xxxooo

Sunny,Scooter,Jamie said...

We are keeping you in our prayers. Just wanted you to know we are thinking of you.
Hugs,
Sunny,Scooter&Jamie

Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

We are thinking of you all at this very sad time. We will pray for your grief to become bearable as soon as possible. We know it won't go away, so bearable is probably the best we can ask for.

Aire-hugs to your family,
Poppy, Penny & Patches

Rambo said...

Cousin,
I nominated you for an award, cause I love your blog!
Check out my blog for details.
Miss you
Rambo

dementatedakini said...

Again, I'm sorry for your loss. A blog can be a wonderful source of support. Sending prayers your way.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Oh, no. We knew something very serious happened but we had no idea. We are so sorry about your terrible loss. We hope your nephew will be okay. This is a devastating blow for him!

We're glad your mom is home now. Good thing it was so hot and humid in TX since she had to take cold showers.

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