Friday, December 19, 2008

My heart is broken.

Last week our koumbaro, friend and Godfather to Alexandra passed away. He was only 35 years old. So, for the last week I've been with my koumbara and her family.

It was early Thursday morning. I was getting the kids ready for school and the phone rang. All that I can say is that it was the phone call that we all dread.

It's been a long week.

Time seems to be standing still.

He had symptoms, but never had them checked. I suppose that's because he was only 35 he probably didn't think that they were that serious, we'll never know.

My sweet koumbara is torn and needs support so we're doing whatever we can to help her.

I haven't had the time or the appetite for blogging as I'm sure that you all understand.

I took some time to check my email Wednesday, for the first time in a week and found a nice surprise. My friend Phivos sent me a link to one of his more recent posts. His post is titled
"Peace on Earth-Children of the World". He kindly included our children in the post and it was a sweet and welcome surprise. If you have a chance please take a moment to check out the post and his amazing blog.

Thank you Phivos. :)


  1. that's a very sad event coming before Christmas

    life is full of both happy and sad moments, and i wish you and your family many better times

  2. oh cheryl, i am so sorry. your kuombara is grateful to have you there for her, i'm sure.

  3. Dear Cheryl,
    I'm so sorry for your loss. What a terrible week! I hope you and your kuombara find strength in each other. Take care of yourself.

  4. 35 is not old enough. Condolences to you and your extended family. It's pretty shocking when contemporaries pass.

  5. Oh, dear Cheryl, please convey my deepest condolences to your koumbara and their relatives. So hard to learn about this tragic event. I only wish that your koumbara with your support will find the way to stand on her feet. I know it’s not so easy. But this is life…
    My dear friend Cheryl, you honor me by posting in your excellent blog a link to mine blog on the " Children of the World" post. That was so kind of you. I hearty wish all the very best to you and your family. You deserve a lot of hugs and appreciation. THANK YOU.

  6. I am so sorry Cheryl. What awful news. My thoughts are with you and his family as they bear through these horrible days.

  7. I just want to thank all of you for your warm messages. My koumbara is grateful for all of your support and love also. Thank you!!