Saturday, February 12, 2005



My Kevin

Thanks for all the encouragement, y'all. I wish I had better news to share. Those of you who have read my site for a long time may remember me mentioning my cousin Kevin, who has been battling cancer. We all thought, and hoped, he was going to beat it. But Kevin just lost his fight.

I can't believe that my Kevin, the one who gave me stupid presents and tried to teach me to dance, who loved life and fought so hard for it, is gone. He was a Christian, and I know he is with God now, but he should be here. I just can't think straight, I have to get up to Virginia for the funeral. If y'all could pray for his parents, Jim and Kathy, and his sister, my cousin Alisa, I would really appreciate it. And now I'm crying too hard, I have to stop.

27 Comments:

At 2/12/2005 08:00:00 AM, Blogger baileysMilk said...

omg.
God bless his soul and his family.
my condolences.

but its always never fails to amaze me, how memories of our loved ones never leave us. and seem to accompany us in life.

 
At 2/12/2005 08:52:00 AM, Blogger Paula said...

Oh Girlfriend,
Let's pray. God, please be with Nettie and all of those who loved Kevin. Give them your precious peace that passes all understanding. Protect Nettie as she travels to and from Virginia. In Christ's Name I pray, Amen.
I'm sorry that you're hurting and wish I could take your pain away. Remember, because Kevin was a follower of Christ, although he lost his battle with cancer, he won the most important victory of all, the victory over death (eternal)! He's in the arms of his Loving Savior.
Your Sister In Christ,

 
At 2/12/2005 11:22:00 AM, Blogger Amigo said...

I'm very sorry you lost your cousin. You and your family are left with the personal loss while still here in this life. I am thankfull you let us know he was a Christian. We grieve at your loss but still have the knowledge he is with God. He is healed of all sickness and someday you will get to see him again.

I had a retired co-worker and friend who passed away recently. She was an atheistic Jew and scoffed at the idea of Jesus being our saviour. When I received news of her death, it was all I could think about, her rejection of her Saviour.

A fellow I read, Bane, put it like this (for the non-beleiver):

and you go off into some stygian darkness that, no matter how well lit by fire, overwrought with screams and pain, and crowded with all of your 'friends', is the loneliest place outside of time and space and existence there is.

 
At 2/12/2005 01:23:00 PM, Blogger Cathy West said...

So sorry to hear of your loss, Nettie.
I pray God will give you His peace and comfort at this time, for you and the whole family.
Cath

 
At 2/12/2005 04:34:00 PM, Blogger shauna marie said...

hey girl...

I am so sorry to hear of your loss...But it's awesome to think that Kevin is now walking on gold streets and talking with King David and Nebuchadnezzer,and most awesomely, with the One who created the Universe and died for him.

Though these words (any of ours') may be just words, I pray that God will comfort you in ways that you thought not possible. May His Word become the total source and comfort of your life...

 
At 2/12/2005 06:12:00 PM, Blogger Darlene said...

We love you girl, and I will be praying.

I am sorry to hear about such a wonderful relationship that had to end. It sounds like he was a wonderful goofy cousin, a great loss I am sure!

 
At 2/13/2005 02:13:00 AM, Blogger jonny ragel said...

sorry.

one thing I'd like to share: when my niece died of cancer I just kept working. I even played a show the night of her service. I wish I would have taken time off work to chill.

I hope God gives you the peace surpassing our limited understanding of the turmoil of this world.

muchlove.

 
At 2/13/2005 01:48:00 PM, Blogger kopi said...

I'm sorry to hear that... I'm not good with words at situations like these. All I can offer is a prayer.

 
At 2/13/2005 01:55:00 PM, Blogger Darlene said...

Nettie,

I was thinking about you and your cousin today. I can see how our lives mesh with those around us until they become a part of who we are, and we a part of them. When they are gone, they take a piece of us with them, but don't forget the piece he left behind will always be a part of you.

Blessings in Christ Jesus who is our comfort.

 
At 2/13/2005 03:11:00 PM, Blogger Jeff H said...

Prayers to you and the family, sister. Keep the faith, and cry your tears.

 
At 2/13/2005 04:27:00 PM, Blogger Lori said...

May you seek comfort in knowing that he is with our Saviour. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Much love and prayers to you and your family.

 
At 2/13/2005 04:28:00 PM, Blogger Barbara said...

Nettie,

I wholeheartedly agree with every comment here and I will add my prayers for you and your family to go alongside all these here.

Godd Bless.

Barbara

 
At 2/13/2005 05:05:00 PM, Blogger Alice the Raven said...

OMG, I am so sorry. I am praying for Kevin and my heart goes out to you.

 
At 2/13/2005 06:31:00 PM, Blogger Rhonda said...

I know nothing I say will make you feel any better =( I am so sorry for your loss and I will keep you and the family in my prayers.

 
At 2/13/2005 07:48:00 PM, Blogger Stacey said...

Nettie,

I am so glad I stopped by your page today...I tried to send you an email, but I kept getting an error...anyways...just wanted to let you know you are in my thoughts and prayers. I pray you find comfort and rest in the Lord and peace in your heart!

Love and Hugs to you...XOXOXOXOXOXO

 
At 2/14/2005 04:53:00 AM, Blogger Josie said...

I'm so sorry. Pls take good care gal.

 
At 2/14/2005 05:13:00 AM, Blogger Milo said...

Noticed you posted on my blog, didn't know who you were, but decided to reciprocate and unfortunately have stumbled upon some really sad news. My prayers at this time for you, your family and those close to him. May the God of all comfort make His presence known to you at this time.
In Christ,
Clem

 
At 2/14/2005 05:40:00 AM, Blogger Peas on Toast said...

Nettie, I am so sorry. It's crazy how these things seem to happen to the most vibrant, energentic people. My thoughts and prayers are with you, and I hope that you get through this dofficult time.

Lots of hugs and kisses. xxxxxxxx

 
At 2/14/2005 06:14:00 AM, Blogger Cindy said...

You know having lost precious loved ones recently to cancer and such, I know how the pain feels. On one hand you`re glad they are with Jesus, but on the other hand you`re sad and missing them terrribly. When my middle daughter was 4, she had received a helium balloon from a restaurant we had gone to. I told her to hold onto it tight, needless to say she let go of it accidentally as soon as we stepped outside. She cried uncontrollably, nothing could calm her down. Then God gave me a blessed idea; I told her that she shouldn`t cry because the angels sweep down when the balloons get close enough to heaven and they take all the lost balloons to a special place in heaven and they save them. Well she liked that idea and quieted down completely. At her beloved Grandma`s funeral after the coffin had been lowered into the grave, her and the few other grandchildren released a number of balloons into the sky just for their Grandma to play with and to remind her that we loved her. I don`t know why I told you that story, maybe to let you know there is a party of people welcoming Kevin into heaven. My girls lost two balloons, blue, on Saturday, perhaps Kevin is holding them right now. Cindy

 
At 2/14/2005 03:06:00 PM, Blogger Blair said...

Nettie,
As we say in South America...
Mi gran sentido pesame.
My thoughts and prayers are with Kevin's family and with you sweety!
Losing a loved one that is so young is always hard. I hope he was not in pain, that he was in good spirits and that you and your family can keep all the wonderful things about him alive in your hearts and memories.

 
At 2/14/2005 03:33:00 PM, Blogger Cori said...

I am so sorry and all I can say is that I am thinking of you!!

 
At 2/14/2005 05:07:00 PM, Blogger Anti-Blogger said...

I am sorry to hear that. May God be with you and the family.

 
At 2/14/2005 08:29:00 PM, Blogger Lightning Bug's Butt said...

Jeez. I'm sorry read Kevin lost his fight with CA.

I hope you and his family mourn him and then go on to cherish his memory happily.

 
At 2/14/2005 11:47:00 PM, Blogger Mark said...

Sincerest condolences...very sorry to hear it. My prayers are with you all.

 
At 2/15/2005 12:09:00 AM, Blogger Dirtyskin said...

Sorry, to hear that, as you can see the number of post that you have gotten, there are people here for you and his family! I will pray for you and Kevin's family! Just remember the good things and I am sure he will always be in your heart.

 
At 2/15/2005 01:13:00 PM, Blogger Cindy-Lou said...

Nettie,
I know how hard it is to lose someone close to you. I lost my mother to cancer almost 3 years ago. It's hard to see someone you know is so strong and is fighting so hard eventually be taken from you. But God is faithful, and He's in control... He has a Master plan that we don't always understand. I'm praying for you and your family.
Cindy (the other Cindy...grin...)

 
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