Friday, May 29, 2009

My Beautiful Cousin...


Last Thursday May 21, our family suffered an enormous loss with the death of my cousin Kindra. It's something we have been dealing with for over a week now...and I still have trouble finding the words to express how sad I am. Kindra was not only a beautiful woman...she was a wonderful mommy to Piper and a friend to everyone...I don't think anyone can prepare you to lose someone you love so suddenly and unexpectedly. Ihave a strong faith but the death of a 31 year old woman who had so much life left to live makes me question everything I thought I knew. The reality is so hard to swallow...I just want to scream..that it's so UNFAIR...but God had a plan for Kindra...I know that I just don't have to like it!!
I'm so glad that I was able to spend some time with her earlier this month. I'm glad that the last time I saw her I vividly remember hugging her and telling her that I loved her. I'm devastated that I will never be able to talk to her again..I'm devastated for her 6 year old daughter who lost her mommy...I'm devastated for so much of what the future held for Kindra....but I hope with time the pain will ease a little. I have so many fun memories that I hope won't fade....one of which includes her dying my hair pink for Thanksgiving last year..hee hee. I hope that she knew how much I loved and admired her. Please if you would keep our family in your prayers...especially little Piper.
Blessings, Jen

5 comments:

Laney said...

So So sorry for this loss. It is faith shaking when something like this happens so close to you. I'm praying for comfort for your family.

The Farm House Kids said...

Jen,

This made me cry. She just looks so happy in the pictures and so full of love and life. I'm so sorry for the loss of someone you and your family loved so much.

I know your heart is hurting ... but maybe in time to come, when the hurt is easing up a bit, all the tears will turn to smile when the thought of her crosses your mind.

Take care,

Tanya Siekman

Jessica said...

Oh Jen, I'm so sorry for your family's loss... Your cousin was the same age as me and to think about anything happening to me right now... It's terrifying, I still have so much to do, and so much to say. I'm sure Kindra felt the same way... It seems thought that she really touched you all in such a unique way.
I'll be keeping you all, especially Piper in my prayers.

Twinmommy2boys said...

I'm so very sorry for your loss.

Anonymous said...

The truth hurts in the bottom of my heart this sad and shocking news, a person is never ready for a loved one just go away so...people sometimes think that who we love will be with us always and everything will be fine forever, but there is a hard law of life. I'm feeling very present in my prayers to the little Piper because the loss of a loved one is very hard and too painful and I can not imagine her life without her Mommy. I will pray for it so that the Lord comfort and full of love and its great that the Lord is to restore your lives.
The Lord will console and the emptiness in your hearts to what can fill with love and tender loving father.
I give you in this day, the promise (especially for Piper) that God makes us in his word:
Psalm 27:10 "When my father and my mother forsake me, then Yahweh will take me up".
So so sorry guys... CAFE