Sunday, September 04, 2005

coming together, going to pieces

Last night my dear, smart, funny, beautiful sister lost her fight with cancer. Laura stopped breathing at 10:35pm while she lay in bed, sleeping peacefully.

Flanked by my two favorite cousins, I said what I am sure is just one in a series of final goodbyes to a sister I love so much. I spent the rest of the night drinking to Laura with friends and family - admiring her strength, courage, spirit, love, and uncompromising pursuit of a life lived artfully. But right now I'm alone and my heart hurts.

Information on the mass, memorial service and the funeral will be posted as soon as we figure it out.

8 comments:

Eric said...

As one of (I'm sure) many readers who have been following this, I just want to say how sorry I am for your loss.

A. said...

Dearest Celia,
I'm so sorry. You and your family are in my thoughts and heart right now. Please let me know if I can help you with anything.
love to you,
AC

mariliz triggs said...

Dear Celia,
My deepest sympathy and condolences to you and your family. Although I do not know Laura that well, I feel that I have known her and her family all my life, by just by reading her blog. She is in peace now. She will always be in my prayers. Please let me know about the funeral arrangements. If there is anything I could help you and your family please do not hesitate to call.
Love,
Mariliz Triggs

LAFD Media and Public Relations said...

Dear Celia:

Many of us who have shared in your struggle now share in your loss.

Though I will regretfully be unable to attend the funeral Mass, please know that I will keep Laura and your entire family in my thoughts and prayers.

With a heavy heart,

Brian Humphrey
Firefighter/Specialist
Public Service Officer
Los Angeles Fire Department

Brady Westwater said...

The only comforting thought I can hold on to is that both you and your sister have had so many friends and family members to help you each through these final weeks and days. If there is anything you need on a moment's notice, let me know. I'm just across the street.

8763 Wonderland said...

God bless.

funkyjenn said...

My prayers are with you and your family at this time. I am so very sorry for your loss. God Bless.

Peggy Archer said...

I am so deeply sorry for your loss.

I'd love to be able to wave a magic wand and make the hurt go away.