Thursday, January 6, 2011

Good-bye Katie


It is with a heavy heart that I have to tell you that Katie lost her battle this afternoon. She was surrounded by her parents and her younger brother when she peacefully passed away.

My heart goes out to her family and to the family of her fiancé, Jesus, who died from his injuries earlier. I hope it is of some comfort to them that now Katie and Jesus will be together.

Thank you to all of you who responded to the post about Katie below, and who prayed for her and kept her in your hearts and thoughts.

Good-bye, beautiful girl. I feel blessed that I knew you. Your laughter, your funny stories, your humor and quick wit will stay in my heart. They still make me smile.

God bless you, Katie.

25 comments:

Marianne@RuffHaven said...

In a way I am happy for her. Now they can be together.

Diana said...

My heart breaks from reading this story. I send my deepest sympathies to you and her family... such a tragedy.

Michele from Pipi La La said...

Oh no! I am so sorry to hear of Katie's passing. So, so sad. ♥

Lynn said...

I am incrediably sorry for your loss, and for these two families suffering their grief. What a terrible tragedy.

windrock studio said...

This is something that will stay with me, I'm sure.
Right now I just have no words except I'm so sorry for this loss.
Susan

Kelly said...

Wow, what a tragic, tragic story. She was a beautiful girl and I am glad her suffering is over. Now my heart goes out to her family and to Jesus' as well. I'm actually at a loss for words...my throat is all choked with tears...
~Kelly

Marilyn said...

Such great sadness.
Keeping you and their families in my prayers.

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Such a tragedy, such a lovely young woman, her poor family. I am so sorry.

Rhonda said...

Oh my...I just stopped by and read the last post and this one...I am so sorry for your loss. There are few words to bring comfort; May the Lord comfort you, your family, Katie and Jesus family and hold you all near to Him as you mourn their passing.

Micki said...

I am so sorry to hear that, I hope now she is at peace and with the man she loves.

foxysue said...

Dearest Carola,

The only thing now is to send sweet comfort to you my love in our words, knowing that we joined hands, thoughts and prayers for katie, her wounds were too great to be mended. I have a sad heart for you, I'm sending comforting energy across the ocean to encompass you today.

love Sue x

Claudia said...

Gerade habe ich deinen Bericht über Katie und Jesus Familie gelesen. Es ist eine sehr Traurige Geschichte und ich muß zugeben, ich bin geschockt und mir fehlen etwas die Worte.
Es tut mir wahnsinnig Leid.
Ich wünsche allen Betroffenen ganz viel Kraft das alles zu verarbeiten.

sil said...

I have no words... I'm feeling so sorry I can only keep praying Jesus' and her family...

patty said...

What an absolutely heart-wrenching story. Brought tears to my eyes. Thanks for your part, Carola, in sharing and eliciting support as you have done. My heart goes out to you and to the families.

Meri said...

Just hearing this story filled me with such sadness. I can't imagine the depth of sorrow felt by those who knew this beautiful young woman and her joy at finding love.

soraya nulliah said...

Oh Carola-I just read this post and the one before...my heart goes out to her family. What a tragedy...senseless and...for no reason at all. Sometimes I have to wonder at the violence in this world...I mean...what would possess someone to do this? Oh...my heart just goes out to the whole family...of Katy...and Jesus. What a tragic story...it really puts things in perspective, doesn't it? Sending you lots of love too...i know you must be deeply affected by this as well. just so senseless. xxx

Maria Wheeler, Simply Cool Stuff said...

Oh Carola my heart breaks for this young woman and her fiance. How tragic that such an insane act would impact innocence this way. The worse part is there is no way to make sense of an irrational act such as this one. So sad for all involved; I will pray for her and her family left behind.

Christine E-E said...

Wrapping my arms around you & your family. Her lovely smile will be missed by her patients... I'll pray for her family... may she rest in peace with her wonderful fiance, Jesus.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I'm so sorry.

Noelle Renee said...

I did not know Katie. I am a friend of Sue Fox. I am so deeply sorry for the loss of this young woman's life and that of her fiance. What a profound tragedy for all of those who loved them and are left behind.
Blessings and Light to you Carola,
Noelle

Biomouse said...

Oh my goodness Carola I am terribly sorry for your loss and only wish I had been back into the blogging swing of things to be here sooner so I could also share my heartfelt hopes for Katie. I know it is such a struggle to understand why such things happen, but I wish you and her family peace in this time of sorrow, and light and comfort at all times that you are in need. I recently lost my father-in-law and had posted about it on my blog, and afterwards found it a little hard to go back. Stay with us here and take heart in the love that abounds in this world.

Shirley Pumpkin said...

I am so sorry for your loss.. she was a beautiful person.. you were very lucky to know her..

Sheila Dalgleish said...

Such a sad tale, Carola, I just read this piece. It takes a while to be able to live relatively normally again fater living through a time like this, and their families will never recover or be the same. They are lucky to have a good friend like you there to support them. Go look for your ornage, it is a good choice!

see you there! said...

Just read both posts. Such a tragic story. My thoughts go out to the family and to the friends like you who are deeply touched by this.

Darla

RosC said...

As I write, it is misty with rain. I came to visit your desk and had to follow the post saying goodbye to such a lovely young woman. I am so shocked at this grievous story, and at the same time I'm relieved that she has left a life of living with being burnt. I've worked in a children's burns unit, and 80% burns is just a nightmare. Katie remains beautiful in your heart where she will be for the rest of your life.
I hope you find peace as time passes.
Ros.