Sunday, October 3, 2010

OUR HEARTS ARE BROKEN



This is a picture of Anna, this picture was taken of Anna two weeks ago, she was the flower girl at her Aunts wedding, she was killed on Thursday. She was only 2 1/2 years old. Everyone's hearts are just broken. The second picture is of my son Stephen holding his niece Anna in May of this year. To read about what happened to Anna click here http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2010/10/01/1647259/bellingham-honors-toddler-killed.html. Her obituary is here http://www.westfordfuneralhome.com/anna-marie-brulotte/ . I ask that you keep her family in your thoughts and prayers.

28 comments:

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

I am so very sorry to read this...
prayers for Anna's family and to all who
knew her. Such a beautiful, beautiful little girl....

Becky

stefanie said...

oh, that is so sad and tragic, I am so sorry and will keep them in my prayers!

Sarah said...

I am incredibly sad to hear that this happened. What a beautiful and vibrant girl that will now be missed greatly by those who loved her.

Lynn-Teacupstitches said...

Dear Terri,
I am saddened to the depths of my heart to read the news about precious little Anna. May God comfort her family and loved ones as they grieve for the unbearable loss of their sweet girl.
Lynn

melanie said...

so very sorry for your loss...there are no words...my prayers are out to you and your family...

Suz said...

Terri,
I am so very sad to read this. She was a precious little girl. May God comfort you all.
Fondly,
Suz

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

That is incredibly sad. I cannot imagine the pain those who knew her are going through. My heart goes out to everyone whose life she touched. You all have my prayers and deepest sympathy. Connie

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Dear Terri:
I am sick to the bottom of my heart. What a terrible tragedy for this entire family. Anna was a beautiful child, and now she rests in the arms of God. I am so very sorry for the family's loss, and for the life of the 22 year old woman who will be forever changed because, for an instant, she lost her focus.
God's Healing Grace to all involved.
xoxo
Donna

Claudia said...

I can't even imagine the devastation and grief the family must feel. She is such a beautiful girl. I'm so very sorry.

xo
Claudia

Denise@alloverroses said...

This is so very sad and tragic. My thoughts and prayers are with little Anna's family and all who knew and loved her.. Such a beautiful, sweet and precious little girl.
xoxo
Denise

Cassandra said...

Oh Terri, I don't even know what to say. My heart aches with you. Such a young life taken. I can't even imagine. May god be with you all and give you strength! Sending big hugs and much love!

Hugs
Cassandra

debi said...

Oh, what a terrible tragedy. My heart, and prayers go out to her family.

Rella said...

This has been on my mind since you told me and seeing her darling face.....just a little angel. I pray the whole family will be able to hold each other up through this dark time.

xox Rella

Robin Sanchez said...

Teri~
My heart goes out to those who lost this little angel. May their hearts be healed by the love of God.
Robin

Debi said...

I'm so saddened to hear of your tragic loss, Anna was so beautiful, Sending love and angels to you and your family.
Debi x

Terri said...

Oh Terri, I am so very sorry... I know you must be absolutely broken hearted. My heart goes out to all of you at this time of inconsolable sadness. I am sending you love and hugs.
Terri

Laurie said...

My prayers go with all of you Terri, what a sad tragedy. She was just beautiful.

Shelly said...

Terri,

I'd heard about the accident on the Seattle area news. I am SO sorry that your family has lost this dear, precious angel! My heart aches for you all.

It's not much, given the circumstances, but I'm going to donate to her memorial fund...

Hugs and prayers for all of you, including the young woman who apparently "triggered" the accident. I cannot imagine living with that guilt. I'm sure it has/is impacting her life in So many ways. And yet, this may also give her a perspective to make positive impacts on others as well,eventually. Young Anna's passing MAY be a major influence in her future choices and actions.

After losing my husband as the result of a car accident back in 1994, I can only say that his passing made me appreciate those in my life more AND letting them KNOW how important they are to me! That was HIS legacy,,at least to me. To say "I love you" more, to sieze the moments, to appreciate the little things. I think I was always kind of a "Glass half Full" kind of a Gal, and Lord knows, it took me time to heal and put it all in perspective. But I've often said that Karl's death was the WORST and the BEST thing that happened to me. That sounds a bit odd, BUT I am grateful for gaining a lot of perspective of what is truly important after his death.

I can only hope that in time, and after some healing, this sudden and SO tragic a loss will remind those who loved Anna, that yes, life IS precious. Those we love and care about ARE precious. And that it is important to remember above and beyond anything else in our lives. Not possessions, not accomplishments,,,,,but Love. And love remains. Always. I hope that her passing gives them that Gift.

Because, it IS a gift and one that IS often only learned after the sudden loss of a loved one. But a VERY precious gift.

It's too early for these words to help. I KNOW you are all grieving. And, my heart aches for you all right now. But I hope,,,,,if you read these words and store them away, eventually, they WILL make sense and be a comfort.

(If you feel it is appropriate, I will post a picture and a link to whatever you'd like on my sidebar,,for Donations, I'll wait to hear from you before doing so......Being here in Washington State may help.)

Hugs and love and sharing your grief and loss!
Shell

Donna said...

Terri, my deepest sympathy to you and Anna's family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this unbearable time.

Donna

Ineke van den Akker said...

Oh Terri,
This is terrible. I'll be thinking of you and pray for you.
with love,
Ineke

Rhonda said...

Terri, My thoughts and prayers to you and your family. What a tragic loss, she was a beautiful angel. All my best, Rhonda

Mary said...

Terri,
What a horrible tragedy. I am so sorry for your loss. I am praying for all.

Pat said...

I am so very sorry to hear this sad news. Tears came to my eyes as I was reading this. Please know my thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of this precious little angel.
With Love,
Pat

Awishdream said...

Dear Terri,
I'm so saddened to hear about this terrible tragedy! My thoughts & prayers go out to the family...May God give you strength and comfort during this difficult time.

Hugs,
Melanie

Terri said...

Sending you my deepest sympathy regarding the tragedy that has befallen your family. I can barely put it into words. Sending you my hugs and tears and prayers.

Works From The Attic said...

I cannot begin to express my sincerest sympathies for your family at this time. You will all be in our prayers.
{{cyber hugs}}
Linda

Home and Heart said...

Oh NO!!! Bellingham is only about 2 hours from me!! I had heard about this, I am SO SO sorry for the loss of this beautiful little girl. My heart aches for your families loss!!

The French Bear said...

Terry, my heart goes out to you and your family, such a loss. Anna was a little angel for sure, I can't imagine how such a loss can feel, please know that you are all in my prayers!!!
Hugs,
Margaret B