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March 31, 2014 Sarah Coggins

I’m not sure the right words. The last 3 days have been, well, challenging. On Friday morning I learned news of the sudden, unexpected passing of my stepbrother. Only a few years older than me. Far too soon. My heart just breaks for his wife and daughters. I’ve personally rotated between grief and calm shock. It hasn’t fully sunk in and probably won’t until the service tomorrow.

Yesterday was an under the weather day in our house. I wasn’t feeling 100% and then late in the day our son got sick. It was a rough night to say the least. Nothing worse than seeing your child struggling and hurting, and you can’t fix it.

But, I was grateful. I was grateful in that it’s either something he ate or another round of the nasty stomach bug going around. Nothing more. Either way, it’s real. It’s life. And he has two parents running to care for him and ease him back to sleep.

Life is the good and the bad. Don’t forget to embrace all the moments no matter what because they pass so quickly.


  • Bonnie March 31, 2014 at 6:19 pm
    Hugs, Sarah!
  • lovelifelogistics April 1, 2014 at 11:17 am
    I'm so sorry for our loss Sarah. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
  • allison c April 1, 2014 at 11:39 am
    So, so sad. At least her had a lot of love. xo
  • Sarah Coggins April 2, 2014 at 8:09 pm
    Thank you all. I sincerely appreciate your comments and prayers.
  • Doreen Marts April 4, 2014 at 2:20 pm
    So sorry for your loss, hope you and your family are doing ok. My thoughts and prayers to you.
  • Natalie April 4, 2014 at 2:23 pm
    Sarah I am sorry to hear about your lost...we will keep you in our prayers!
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