Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Thoughts and Prayers

My super sweet cousin passed away this morning. My heart is breaking but I know that it surely must feel a thousand times worse for my Uncle Tim and my cousin Shane's sisters, Shannon and Kendra.

Shane fought valiantly against stomach cancer and now resides in Heaven. He was able to be at home until the very end and was surrounded by all those that loved him dearest. He was preceded unto Heaven by his mother, my Aunt Karen, who passed away 10 years ago after having cancer herself. It's so very sad to those of us left with out these two special people but I find strange comfort that he was greeted in Heaven by his Momma and was perhaps not as scared as he could have been.

Photo: Thinking about and missing my sweet cousin Shane Turney. Love you! <3
My cousin Shannon on the left and sweet Shane on the right. 
I was so fortunate that we got to visit with him for several days back in September. Shane lived in Alabama and had made a trek to Texas to visit a bunch more of his family. Smart boy hurried up and finished off a bunch of bucket list type things this past summer and fall. :)

Shane was my closest cousin in age (we're just a couple of months apart) and although we didn't get to see each other very often, he has always been close to my heart.

I'll miss you forever Shane! 


Tesha said...

He sure was a handsome guy. Saying a prayer for you and your family!

Kerry said...

So sorry to hear this Hillary and my thoughts are with you and your entire family. Such a shame and so young, poor guy :(
Lots of love xoxo

ginmommy said...

I am so sorry!! If I could I would hug you. But I can pray and I will. xoxo

rebecca said...

Oh Hillary so terribly sorry for your loss. Thinking of you & your family at such a difficult time and praying for strength

Beth Ann said...

Oh so sad. Will pray for your family.

Melanie Mueller said...

So so so sorry Hillary! Prayers for you and your family! Love you!!

The Momma said...

I am so sorry for yours and your family's loss girl. Praying hard for y'all!!

Michele said...

Oh honey, I'm so sorry. Many prayers.

Shannon said...

Oh Hillary, I am so very sorry to hear this very sad news. I will pray for you and your family. God give you all peace that surpasses understanding.

Nicole said...

So very sorry for your loss. It is so hard when life is cut short.

My cousin passed away 4 years ago, he was 32 and had a heart attack. It was out of the blue. A total shock.

I don't understand why these things (and SO many others) have to happen. But I know that I'll be praying for you and your family.

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