Saturday, November 25, 2017

A Bittersweet Holiday Forever

This very day, in 2012, my mother took me to Piedmont Henry in Stockbridge where my brain tumor was discovered and I began the fight for my life.  Yesterday, we learned we are on the brink of losing a beautiful friend, mother, and daughter in the very same hospital.  Miracles happen every day and we are praying for one.

This day is bittersweet for me and probably will remain that way forever now.  Sometimes life doesn’t always go as planned.  I’m still here, which I’m so blessed for, but she’s not awake.  So I literally cried most of the night.  Mainly for her young babies and former husband, who I grew up with.  I could barely open my eyes this morning.  They burn so bad still.

Sam Thompson and I grew up together and spent so much time hanging out.  I used to lounge around his pool as we got older and I was pregnant with Karley.  That's when I met Stephanie for the first time.  She was so beautiful and full of life and so young it seemed at the time.  I wasn't sure I liked her at first, but eventually she did win me over.  I remember their wedding like it was yesterday.  And when AJ, their daughter was born, they stopped by my exit in Brunswick so I could meet her.  She was adorable.  When Karley was born, Stephanie was still about 19 and it made me so nervous for her to hold Karley.  But it came so naturally to her. 

She's been there for me when both of my parents have been admitted to Piedmont in the past and to help me navigate what's going on.  I knew I could always call her for anything medical related and count on her advice.  I can no longer do this.

We all question why these things happen, why those sweet kids are likely to lose their mama at such a young age.  It’s hard to say it’s a part of God’s plan.  Why would God have this plan?  We won’t find out in this lifetime.  And as much as I’m questioning it, I have to walk by faith.  My prayers go out to all of the family and friends.  It's been such a blessing to know that Sam's girlfriend has been his rock.  I know our friends will surround Sam and his children with so much love.  I hope you’ll join me in prayer for strength and peace.  I love this family as if they were my own. God bless you all.

Till we meet again....Love you


  1. Such a beautiful woman inside and out. So sorry for your loss. May the Lord keep all of you close and comfort you in your time of need. Sending my love!

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