Thursday, March 27, 2008

What the @$%*!! is Dermatomyositis!

I didn't know my cousin Sarah was sick, another auto-immune disease. So now I'm completely blindsided and shocked and heartsick to find out that she died last night.

She'd been a silent reader of the blog. I was hopeful that she'd be able to come and visit sometime, I've missed her since we moved away from Maryland. Having her and Aunt Erin around when Mom died and the kids were born was very important to me, and helped so much when most of my family was too far away.

And now I'm soooo sad that I'm not in Maryland, because I want to comfort my Aunt in person, to be there for her as she was there for me. Because as if this wasn't horrible enough, my Uncle Richard died just last month. I didn't get down for his funeral, but Dan and I are trying very hard to make arrangements to go down for Sarah's.

Can I tell you how much I want to scream swear words into the night.


Anonymous said...

Yup, I get it. I'm feeling the same way. They all were there for us without a second thought when Maddie was sick! We were away from home, not knowing if Maddie was going to make it....a terrible time and they helped me so much.
Way too young, such a fun person, it just SUCKS!!
I'll call you over the weekend

paintrly1 said...

Ohhhhh, Amy, I am so sorry! I am so sorry for you and your family. I remember meeting her, along with much of your family, and always loving everybody because they were always fun and friendly. What a sad loss for everyone.
I hope you can get where you want to be, but if you can't, be at peace with what you do offer already to all who are lucky enough to be your family and love you.

Anonymous said...

Amy, So sorry for the loss of your dear cousin. It's hard to lose one's we love and it's harder when family become friends as well. How sweet it is that you had both with your cousin. I'll be thinking of you.

Mark K.