Lost a good friend... - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
Old 11-21-2007, 08:25 PM - Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 1,985
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Just found out that a good friend of mine passed in her sleep last night. She's an mdc mama as well, sweetpeasmom. Laura has 2 beautiful little girls who are 4.5 and just 3. She was an incredible mama with a big heart. She loved those girls so much and put everything she had into them.


I'm beside myself, I cant seem to grasp that she really is gone. We were supposed to meet up Monday so she could meet Henry, but it didnt work out, and then again today, but we already had plans.

I'm waiting for another friend to call me, I think she's been with her family for the day. I can't even begin to imagine what they are going through.
monocyte is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 11-21-2007, 08:49 PM
 
yogamama74's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Southeastern MI
Posts: 357
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
yogamama74 is offline  
Old 11-21-2007, 09:05 PM
 
Ivanhoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: bs. as, South of everything
Posts: 1,334
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'm so sorry, How very sad...
Hugs your way,
Ivana
Ivanhoe is offline  
Old 11-21-2007, 09:18 PM
 
maisiedotes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Central MA
Posts: 2,955
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Oh Monocyte, I am so sorry. Please let us know if there is anything we can do. I wish I was not so far away so I could give you a real-life hug. I will light a candle for you and your friend and her family.

Kerri, mom to Doran  angel2.gif  (born still 7/6/05 at 33 weeks), Mairaed (11/16/07),  angel1.gif 11/15/08 at 10 weeks,  Kieran (11/2/09).   angel1.gif 1/11/11 at 15 weeks
maisiedotes is offline  
Old 11-21-2007, 09:46 PM
 
sorteep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 1,874
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
oh how tragic i am so sorry...
sorteep is offline  
Old 11-21-2007, 09:52 PM
 
lisarussell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: somewhere pink
Posts: 1,444
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
OMg I am so sorry.

I was trying to find if she was sick or something, I did a search for her name, she was just like the rest of us. why did this happen, I am so very hysterically crying right now. Was she sick? She posted YESTERDAY and now she's gone.

How are her kids doing? I can't even imagine.
lisarussell is offline  
Old 11-21-2007, 09:52 PM
 
Curlita's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 1,845
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Kelli, I'm so sorry. You sound shell-shocked. You will be in my thoughts, as will your friends family.
Curlita is offline  
Old 11-21-2007, 10:15 PM
 
*Lindsey*'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 2,510
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'm so sorry. Prayers for your friend, her family, and you.

Catholic Homeschooling mama to DS (6), DD (4), twin DDs (2), DD (7 months), and someone new 7/31/10!
*Lindsey* is offline  
Old 11-21-2007, 10:21 PM
 
renaissanceed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: prairies of Canada
Posts: 1,236
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Oh Kelli, how hard for you - and so sad that she never got to meet Henry. I'll be thinking of her family.
renaissanceed is offline  
Old 11-21-2007, 10:22 PM
 
Kontessa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: MD
Posts: 2,780
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Sorrow ((((HUGS))))

Army wife to wonder hubby. Mama to 4 and Surrogate mother x2.: Zoey Born 5/7/2010
Kontessa is offline  
Old 11-21-2007, 10:24 PM
 
Mary-Beth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 2,205
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Oh no, she posts all the time!
Oh, those sweet little one's without their Mama.

Was she sick with something? I've read her posts but never noticed one's discussing a health problem. If you have permission please share more as they figure out what happened to her.

I'm so sorry.
Sorry you lost a friend. Sorry for her family.
Mary-Beth is offline  
Old 11-21-2007, 11:09 PM
 
*GreenMama*'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Right where I want to be.
Posts: 1,151
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Oh gosh, how terrible! She was in my JT coop back in May and SUCH a nice person from what I could tell!

I'm so sorry for her little ones and for you as well! Hugs hugs hugs!


Do you know if there is anything we can do for the family?

Cindy + DH Paul = DS1 (4/26/06), DS2 (11/30/07), DD (12/20/10) & surprise 4th edition coming in April 2014.

Bradley Method Natural Childbirth Educator, Doula, and Breastfeeding Counselor

*GreenMama* is offline  
Old 11-21-2007, 11:14 PM
 
willsmomm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 401
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
I know Laura from another message board and my heart is just broken. I will miss her and I will be praying for her baby girls.
willsmomm is offline  
Old 11-21-2007, 11:18 PM
 
DeChRi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 3,992
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
My heart goes out to you, her family and her little ones. I am so sorry for your loss.
DeChRi is offline  
Old 11-21-2007, 11:24 PM
 
Canadianmommax3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Canada
Posts: 2,805
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Canadianmommax3 is offline  
Old 11-21-2007, 11:36 PM
 
Googy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 1,350
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Oh that is just so terribly sad. I am so sorry.
Googy is offline  
Old 11-21-2007, 11:38 PM
 
Isaac'sMa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Maryland
Posts: 2,151
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
: This is so sad. Peace and healing to you and her other friends and family.
Isaac'sMa is offline  
Old 11-22-2007, 01:55 AM
 
chrysalis's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: behind my computer or between my angels in the PNW.
Posts: 1,275
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
oh mama i am so saddened...: for you, for her kids, for her...that is my worst nightmare, dying when my children are so young...god i feel so badly...i am so sorry you are hurting...missing her...i can't even imagine what her kids are feeling and her other family...i'm so sad. i think i'm going to cry. just today i went to get my will notarized. it is so hard to even think of such a thing happening...i am so sorry she is gone. hugs.

joy.gifproud solo vegan mama to fambedsingle2.gif dd, 9 spitdrink.gif & ds,4  moon.gif. "it is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness" -chinese proverb  candle.gif

chrysalis is offline  
Old 11-22-2007, 05:43 AM
 
GinaRae's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Lghtly toasted and fogged in NorCal
Posts: 5,410
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
How awful, I am SO sorry. This makes me so sad...

Almost a b-ball team: : Taylor -14, Alex -11, Jack -8, Lachlan born at home 11/15/07
"Well behaved women rarely make history"
GinaRae is offline  
Old 11-22-2007, 12:19 PM
 
melissakc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Off the mat
Posts: 1,205
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'm so sorry.
melissakc is offline  
Old 11-22-2007, 12:49 PM - Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 1,985
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks everyone. I'm still having a hard time getting my mind around the idea she is gone.

I really should post this somewhere else so other mama's who knew her can find out...I'm not sure if anyone else did.

Boy, what a Thanksgiving. Go give your DH/kids/babies an extra hug and kiss.
monocyte is offline  
Old 11-23-2007, 09:12 PM
 
Sparkle*Mama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Middletown, CA
Posts: 199
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
monocyte-I know what you are feeling. Laura was a good friend to me as well. We went thru pregnancy together, which was how we first met. She was also a moderator on my forum. We recently had a whole thread dedicated to Laura where she wrote out about her family, her life, pictures, etc. I have been reading it over and over again. Its just so unbelievable this has happened. I am deeply saddened and shocked by this.

I held on so tight to my little one last night, in tears thinking of Laura and the girls never experiencing that touch again.

Hang in there mama. Laura was an incredible mama, an incredible friend, an incredible person--we can all take a piece of Laura with us as we go on about our lives and know that we crossed paths with an amazing spirit.

Bobbi

Wife to Chris

Mama to Maggie

.http://snoodledoodles.blogspot.com/

Sparkle*Mama is offline  
Old 11-23-2007, 09:56 PM
 
Mary-Beth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 2,205
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'm sorry.
I will remember to hug my kids a little closer and relax a little since we never know which day is our last.
Mary-Beth is offline  
Old 11-23-2007, 09:58 PM
 
DaughterOfKali's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: New England
Posts: 12,203
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'm so sad that Laura and I never got a chance to meet in person.

Is there anything that her girls or husband need/want?

Independent Consultant- Thirty One Gifts www.mythirtyone.com/ShopLiz

Origami Owl http://lizcioci.origamiowl.com

DaughterOfKali is offline  
Old 11-23-2007, 10:01 PM
 
Pam_and_Abigail's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: NS, Canada
Posts: 3,641
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
This has been so shocking, especially to those of us who knew her.
Pam_and_Abigail is offline  
Old 11-23-2007, 10:05 PM
 
sorteep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 1,874
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sparkle*Mama View Post
monocyte-I know what you are feeling. Laura was a good friend to me as well. We went thru pregnancy together, which was how we first met. She was also a moderator on my forum. We recently had a whole thread dedicated to Laura where she wrote out about her family, her life, pictures, etc. I have been reading it over and over again. Its just so unbelievable this has happened. I am deeply saddened and shocked by this.

I held on so tight to my little one last night, in tears thinking of Laura and the girls never experiencing that touch again.

Hang in there mama. Laura was an incredible mama, an incredible friend, an incredible person--we can all take a piece of Laura with us as we go on about our lives and know that we crossed paths with an amazing spirit.
is it public forum ?? can you post link ?..so sad..
sorteep is offline  
Old 11-23-2007, 10:29 PM
 
Azreial's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Gloucester MA
Posts: 2,342
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I was lucky enough to know her and her beautiful amazing babies

mum to Christopher (6/98) Elizabeth (2/05) twins Aaron and Dominic (7/10/06) and new baby Eden (4-18-09)
Azreial is offline  
Old 11-24-2007, 01:15 AM
 
avivaelona's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Happy Vally MA
Posts: 3,214
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
((((Hug)))) To everyone who is grieving.
avivaelona is offline  
Old 11-24-2007, 01:40 AM
 
LEAW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: The batcave...
Posts: 2,606
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hi Kelli,

We met in July at LLLI, Laura stayed at my house, I'm really not sure what to say right now to anyone.

Hugs to you, and congrats on your new baby.

I miss my friend.

Lisa, mama to Lauren, Elliot, angel Marion, and baby due in the fall.
LEAW is offline  
Old 11-24-2007, 02:04 AM
 
chrysalis's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: behind my computer or between my angels in the PNW.
Posts: 1,275
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
i feel just awful for those of you who knew her... does anyone know what happened??? hugs mamas who are grieving your friend.

joy.gifproud solo vegan mama to fambedsingle2.gif dd, 9 spitdrink.gif & ds,4  moon.gif. "it is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness" -chinese proverb  candle.gif

chrysalis is offline  
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off