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shauna

i'm sorry you have had to endure this. it's something that no one should have to. i'm glad that you have some sort of closure and that you can move on as much as one can from something so tragic like that. i think that time is the only thing that will ease the pain, but the pain will never fully go away as this person was loved and will be missed always. but she is with you everyday and she lives on in erin. i'm so glad you can take comfort in that and that erin has you! i loved seeing the picture of the two of them. it's precious and i'm sure it will be one of erin's prized possessions as she gets older. it's very special. i was very touched by what you said about her mom. i can see it all in a scrapbook page. i'm not sure if you are ready to do that or not yet. i know it can be quite healing. hugs and smoochie kisses to you ali.
xoxox
si

Christina

Anne was an incredible person and I am so grateful to have know her. She was my first "Catholic" friend and I think one of the reason's I'm Catholic today. She will never be forgotten and you are doing an awesome job keeping her memory alive.

Amber Nichole

My heart goes out to you and your family. This is tragic in the worst sense. I cannot even begin to find the words to tell you how sorry i am.

Megan

Wow Ali, I know how much this has affected your lives and I'm so sorry for it. I can't believe it has been so long now since this happened. Hopefully you will now be able to put this behind you. Big hugs to you!

laura

ali - i saw your post on tcc about this and thought i'd stop by and let you know i was thinking about you. i know how much this has tortured you, and i know how much you anne. i am so glad that you have some closure, and i hope that you can have a chance to give erin lots of hugs and kisses soon!!!

love, laura

NIc Howard

hey Ali - Closure is hard when things just don't seem fair. I know I'd still be somewhat angry. And just look at Erin, justifiably so. That pic of her as a baby, and as a 7yo is just gorgeous.
Hugs, I know this is a hard time.
nic

Laura dolphin

Hey Ali! Just wanted to stop by and read your blog about Anne! What a beautiful picture of her. I know I have heard you discuss over the years about this incident and I am so pleased that your family will be able to move through to the next phase of the recovery process. You do so well in allowing Erin to know how much her mother loved her. I know that Anne must really appreciate that and all of us can only pray that we would have someone just like you if the same were to happen to us. My heart still breaks for your whole family but I am so glad that this part of the process is finally over!
Laura dolphin

Lisa

Big Hugs to you and your family. Off to make some sugar cookies in honor of Anne! (I can't make/have sugar cookies with out thinking of her.)

Angie

Ali,
Like you said, is there ever closure? I don't know. But, there is some piece of mind. Maybe now that can be more complete. I wish I could've met Anne, she sounds like a wonderful person. love and hugs to you my friend.

Rhonna

OH ALI, THIS IS SO TOUCHING.
THANKS FOR HELPING US FOCUS ON THE GOOD.
NO, LIFE'S NOT FAIR.
BUT, IT'S UP TO US TO CHOOSE TO SEE THE GOOD.
YOU DID IT!
YOU ARE AN INSPIRATION.
THANKS SO MUCH FOR BRINGING IT ALL HOME.
HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY!
CELEBRATE YOUR MEMORIES!
XOXO
R

Tyson

THATS AWESOME MOM. I ALWAYS HATED KNOWING IT WAS JUST HEARINGS. FEELS GOOD TO KNOW THAT

Jean

Dont even know what to say ali. As i read the story again..I have tears in my eyes. I'm glad that there is some closure now and Erin is so lucky to have you and your family. That sweet little face!!! My heart breaks for her growing up without her mom. Ann was so beautiful!Keep the memories alive. Hugs to you, Ali!

marlo

Ali, I'm at a loss for words. I know you've shared this with me before, but reading it and hearing the pain, sadness, anger and relief in your words has me choked up. Sending hugs and love your way. Praying that your family and Erin will begin to move not without Anne. But with Anne in your hearts, memories and soul.

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