Thursday, September 25, 2008

Life is Short

Since I still haven't figured out how to put my pictures anywhere but at the top of the post, I guess you get the explanation on those first.  Kelley got her hair cut a few weeks ago!  It is so super cute.  I was going to get my hair cut and she said "I don't want to get my hair cut like yours...because then I wouldn't look like me!"  I told her that was fine and I knew she wanted to grow her hair out, but I thought she's like it shorter and it would be way cute.  Anyway, my sister took the kids while I was there and then brought them in at the end.  Kelley then said she wanted it cut.   I asked if she was sure and we went out to lunch to make sure she had time to think about it.  She was sure.  And she had enough to donate to Pantene Beautiful Lengths (they do wigs for cancer patients.)   waited to post because I keep trying to remember to get a better picture, but haven't been able to yet...so this is the best it gets.  She LOVES it!  She tells everyone "It's so easy to comb and so easy to fix".  Long hair gets tangled easily.  Anyway, I love it too...it's so much easier for mom!  But I have to say, I'm a bit jealous.  All I have to do is blow dry hers and it's perfectly in place and bouncy and cute.  Where did that come from?  My hair certainly doesn't behave like that...

Now for some sad news.  I just feel like I have to share this.  This blog thing is an outlet for me, so anyway...my Uncle Paul Lusk was killed last night.  He was talking a walk with his wife and some 18 year old kid got distracted or something and hit and killed him.  Life is just crazy and fragile and you really can't count on anything.  This is a bit more personal than the plane crash I blogged about last month, but it's the same concept.  He was only 45, still has kids at home, healthy.  And now he's not here anymore.  Paul was just a good guy.  He was quiet, kind, always smiling.  He seemed happy and his family seemed happy.  He never seemed to draw attention to himself.  I can't ever remember him raising his voice to his kids, when I was around him or saying anything mean or hurtful about anyone.  I have such mixed emotions about it.   I feel so deeply sad for his family and how they must be missing him.  But I have felt the spirit and comfort when I think about it.  Anyway, I'm going to the funeral on Monday.  I'm glad to have known him.  I miss him even though I didn't even see him that often.  My first memory of him was attending their wedding reception, I could have only been 5 or 6.  But they weren't there, they had clothes on dummies.  Paul and Leah had got into a car accident I think driving to Ely from SLC where they got married and were in the hospital or something.  Anyway....I don't know what else to say, but just wanted to get this out and send it into the void.  So thanks for reading if you are...and please pray for the Lusk family.

10 comments:

Rae said...

Oh, Kristy....I'm so sorry. My prayers are with you and with his family.

rachaeljanae said...

The haircut is cute!

I'm glad you are going to the funeral. If it had happened a couple of weeks earlier or later, I'd be on a flight out there in a minute. Their family came out here to visit just about a month ago. I'm so glad Leah has so many people around her that love her and her family.

Lara said...

I think it's so much more difficult to process when someone is taken so suddenly and when they have so much life ahead of them still. I am very sorry and will keep your family in my prayers.

I love Kelley's hair short. I wish my girls would consent to such an idea. Bria did a couple years ago, but she hated it, and it's long again. She freaks out just getting it trimmed now because she's worried it will be so short again. Sigh.

Jaclyn said...

It is no fair how easily cute comes to those little kids.

I am terribly sorry about your uncle, what a terrible thing for you and the rest of his family to have to deal with. The good news is that families can be together forever and this seperation is just temporary (doesn't always make the pain go away though). My thoughts and prayers are with you and especially his wife and kids. Take good care and hold your babies a little tighter tonight, I know I will. Thanks for the reminder!!

Tiffany said...

I'm so sorry to hear that! I hate how bad things happen to good people! I will pray for them to feel comfort and peace at this time...and you too. By the way, I love Kelley's hair cut!

Andrea said...

I'm very sorry about your Uncle.

Kate said...

I am so sorry. It is SO hard. Life is so short and we just never now when it will end. I will be thinking about you.

Noni said...

Kristy, wow, that is such a tough thing. I've just dealt with two unexpected deaths (one a suicide). It is amazing to have the Gospel as a comfort and to know how the plan of salvation works.

Lauren said...

It is good that you got to go to the funeral. I wish I could have been closer to make it work. the hair cut is adorable! PS. to reposition pictures just click and drag as you are typing your post. They always upload to the top but can drag anywhere.

Chrissy said...

I'm so, so very sorry to hear about your uncle. That's absolutely horrible! I wonder what ever happened to that kid who hit him. Was there alcohol or drugs involved? Was he charged with anything?