Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Our deepest thanks to all of you

As Patrick updated on Facebook earlier today, we learned late Monday night that our Lauren no longer had function of her brain, the very thing that made her her. We have kept her going so that her father could see her tonight, as well as her Aunt Cherie and Uncle John.

In the morning, she will begin saving the lives of other people ...as her organs are taken for transplant, and tonight, we said goodbye to her for the last time.

While we have not been able to respond as we would have liked, know that your outpourings of love and prayers and support mean more to our family (and not just those related by blood) that we can ever express. She gave us so much that she is always with us, in spirit if not in body, and by doing those things we do of which she was such a major part, her memory shall never leave us.

This will be my last update for a while, please go to our friend Trace Sharp's website, www.newscoma.com, for more updates.

We as a family need a little bit of time to prepare for the celebration of her life, and we will make sure that you know when and where these will take place.

On behalf of the family, thank you for all you have done for us, it will never be forgotten.

Steve

18 comments:

Randal Cooper said...

You and your family are in my thoughts. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Richard Thompson said...

LWC. You and your family are within our thoughts and prayers.

Mr Turnbow said...

Steve hang in there. Your in our prayers.

SayUncle said...

I'm sorry for your loss. You're in my thoughts.

-SayUncle

Jim said...

You have my sincere condolences.

Kerry said...

I'm so sorry about your loss. I'm thinking good thoughts for you and your family.

Lesley said...

Steve--I am so, so sorry. Lauren will be missed by all that knew her.

kittensfartingrainbows said...

I wish I could find words that I knew would comfort you. Please know that I'm thinking of you and those you love.
--Bergsie

Joe Powell said...

I am so sorry to hear of your loss and will send best thoughts and prayers your way.

Donna Locke said...

I'll be thinking of you both and hoping for your comfort.

Erin said...

Love and prayers to you and everyone back home. You and Lauren have always been so special to me.

captainkona said...

Lauren's legacy of love is known and acknowledged by all of us.

Peace and love, brother.

womenshealthnews said...

My condolences, Steve; I'm sorry for your loss.

Jim Maynard said...

I send you my condolences and wish you and your family well though this. I lost my step-father last week. Let's remember them and continue as they would wish us to..
Jim

Laurie said...

I can't imagine a world without Lauren. The North Texas Irish Festival, Celtic Classic, Clanjamfry and all the events at the Center for Southern Folklore won't be the same without her.
Laurie

Wendi said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.

Kate said...

My most sincere condolences for your loss. You will be in my prayers.

Sharon Cobb said...

Your loss is impossible to comprehend--20 years with such a lovely lady.
Yet last night, selfishly, I thought of the many she was still bringing joy to.
Somewhere a father got a call that at the last minute, they have a kidney match, a husband, sitting by his dying wife, got the liver just in time, and on and on in this circle of life. Even in death, she brought life to many we don't even know, though one day you're going to look in some kids' eyes and know you know him, and that will be the one with liver or kidney. You'll feel it.
And if you never run into someone who is alive because of her, you'll know it. In transition to the next world, she left life for strangers as the ultimate gift. What a precious gift...what a precious lady.