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Monday, September 29, 2008

stunned and helpless

i imagine that title could be about many things going on right now...the dow dropping close to 800 points for example, but instead this is much closer to home and to my heart...

i just got a breath stopping message about a dear friend from college. i'm stunned and crying at the same time and i'm sure many of her friends (and a few of my readers) feel the same way. seems an otherwise healthy 30 something collapsed at work and they determined she had a blood clot that traveled to her brain stem and she is now in a coma. i'm not sure what any of that means or her prognosis...she is such a good friend and person and it has been way too long since i have kept in touch with her and i feel so helpless. i feel like i should be driving up to central california to be with her family at least. for someone who is usually quite verbose, i am at a loss for words. makes me want to reach out to everyone i care about and hold on to them more tightly...but i'm still aware how helpless i am with this situation. i will continue to pray for her and hope those of you who believe can do the same...


  1. Wow..i have tears in my eyes as well. I knew lorie turk as well, closing my eyes I can see us sitting in her room at Andre Hall studying for some class we had together..my prayers go out to her and her family as well..

  2. oh my goodness denise, I am so sorry to hear the terrible news. Please know my thoughts and prayers go out to your friend and her family.

    if you need to take a trip out there, let me know if I can help! Maybe we can drive w/ you?

    Let me know,

  3. I was so shocked and saddened when I learned of this news about Lorie. I went to Sierra View, MBA and PUC with Lorie. She was my dear friend and closest confidant back in those days, which i cherish. I too feel helpless for not seeing Lorie in so many years, even more so becuase i passed up several opportunities where i could have. I will not miss her memorial. What a wonderful way to talk about someone we all loved. Thank you to the blogger for the original post.


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