Thursday, December 10, 2009


I missed a call from my mother apparently. Fortunately she called back. Unfortunately she has news to tell me but of course never the news one expects.

My cousin, Jen, had a brain aneurysm that burst last night. She's in a coma on a ventilator and the prognosis is as bad as you might suspect. Strangely today is the anniversary of our grandmother's death.

On the bright side Mom and Aunt Rena went to Jen's house for Thanksgiving and had a glorious time. It was the best holiday they could have asked for.

If things go as we suspect Jen will leave behind, among others, a husband and a young daughter, a devoted father and my mom, an Aunt who she connected with in some ways far better than I do.

My mother and I wish for Jen the best possible outcome. If she's able to come back to her full life we would, of course, love that. If, as we suspect, the kinder thing is a conclusion we wish it to be swift and simple.

Mom asked me to put Jen in a prayer circle. I don't have one of those but I have you. If you could please hold Jen in the light I'd really appreciate it.


  1. Anonymous4:44 PM

    My father is in a coma and on a ventilator right now too, walking that line between here and there. I will hold Jen in the light, of course.

  2. Wish I'm sorry to hear about your dad. I wish him and you the best possible outcome. Thanks for thinking of Jen.

  3. White light white light white light.

  4. So sorry to hear of this - I'll of course keep her in my thoughts (and you, too).

  5. Anonymous8:25 PM

    Thank you Kizz, it's appreciated.

  6. Jeez. So sorry...yes. lifting them up.

  7. I'm late getting here...

    I'm aching for you. And praying. And vibing. And sending you lots of energy.

  8. Miflohny11:05 PM

    Oh my ... Here's hoping for the best - whatever that may be ...