Thursday, October 13, 2011

Life just happens...

...and I'm heading to Texas today for a trade show.  The best part is that I get to see my Jemmifer!!! She warms my heart and a good warming it needs right now. 

As some of you may know, my niece was mugged in downtown Chicago early Wednesday morning.  Her coward of an assailant punched her in the mouth which immediately left her unconscious and knocked her back where she hit her head on the concrete. All of this for a purse? Really?

She will be okay...eventually.  The CT scan revealed no internal damage, no breaks, her teeth will be fine, the bruises, cuts and bumps will heal.  I just pray her spirit will not be broken.  She is such an angel to us all.  I am sooooo angry, heartbroken, discouraged, baffled... BLAH!!!

Sorry for venting... but most of all, thanks for listening!

51 comments :

kath said...

oh shari how awful...what a terrible thing to happen to your lovely niece...hope she can put it behind her and get on with her life...these morons make me so angry too. Have a fun time with your buddy Jennifer...hugs kath xxx

Eveline said...

What a horrible experience! I hope she'll heal soon, inside and out.
Have fun in Texas.
Eveline.

Joy said...

Oh my sweet Shari, I am so so sorry that your family has had to endure such a disgusting event...Karma girl comes around to those who do wrong..his day will come!

I am sure with the loving family that you are she will heal and her spirit will be in tack.

Have a wonderful trip to Texas, give Jen and hug from me, sounds as though I need to send you both one...can you feel I am sending big bear hugs yours and Jens way...safe travels!

Irene said...

Safe travels...Thanks for venting so prayers and good wishes can be lifted for your niece.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry that your neice had that horrible thing happen to her. Sending love & prayers that she will heal quickly. Have fun in Texas with aJennifer. You two rock!
Pam
panuttingatgmaildotcom

Sarah J. Moerman said...

Thanks for update, Shari. So sorry your family, and especially your niece, are going through this. Glad there were no long lasting physical injuries and I pray her spirit would heal too. Give Jennifer a hug for me. :)

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear about your Niece. Hope she will soon mend. Regards, Anne from UK xx

Dorothy said...

Oh, Shari! What a tragedy. I'm praying for your niece and all your family. Such a senseless thing.

Elaine said...

Venting can be a good thing. We will be sending positive thoughts to your niece as she heals.

Enjoy Texas!

April said...

Shari, that is just plain awful! I am SO sorry that this horrible thing has happened to your niece. Hopefully, with her family by her side, she'll get through it without letting it take away any part of who she is. Prayers for all of you coming your way...
- April W

Mary Beth said...

Shari, I will add your niece and your family to my prayer list. God bless you all.

Anonymous said...

Wow, bad economy...

Diana said...

oh my goodness that is so very terrible!!!! sad sad sad.
i too hope her spirit isnt' broken.. positive healing vibes of all kinds flowing her way!

Barb said...

I am so glad to hear she is alright, Shari! What a horrible thing to have happen! Sending you big hugs and one for Jennifer too - have fun!

RedGem said...

OMG! I'm so sorry to hear about your niece, what a world we live in! I also hope she will have a speedy recovery and she continues to have a postive outlook. I'm glad to hear you will be with Jennifer, and I know Texas is large, but can Texas really handle such talent in one area!

Brenda said...

Oh Shari! I am so sorry to hear about this! Hoping your niece heals soon! Can't believe you are coming here to Texas! Probably no where near Houston right! Have fun!

jintyoo7 said...

How despicable, Shari! My heart goes out to your niece, whilst physically she will mend quickly, the mental healing may take longer, I am sure.
With all the love and support of her friends and family, she will hopefully get through this soon.

I can't believe you and Jennifer will be in Texas :D

Laura said...

Shari, that's awful news about your niece's attack and injuries. You must feel so angry towards her attacker. Thank goodness she is expected to return to full health.

Julie Ebersole said...

OMG! I am so sorry, Shari! Good thoughts and wishes for her to heal quickly both physically and mentally/emotionally from this.

Lucy Abrams said...

Shari that's AWFUL. Your poor niece. Send her hugs. And remind her that there are more nice people than nasty people in the world, even if it doesn't feel that way right now. :(
Karma WILL make sure he gets his comeuppance someday soon... I am sure about that.
And thank GOODNESS she is OK.
Huge hugs to you too, how horrible. :(
Have fun with Jennifer - she'll make you smile I'm sure. xxx

Lillian Child said...

Oh my goodness. My heart goes out to your niece and I pray she can heal and put this behind her. I just don't understand people who have NO qualms in hurting others or taking something from someone. It just boggles my mind. HUGS!

Barbara said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your niece. I will add her to my prayer chain list. I hope for a speedy recovery for her in all ways! It's hard for me to understand how someone could hurt another person in this way. It's beyond my comprehension and yet it happens all the time!
Have a good trip and some fun and some laughs!

Lidiya said...

Hi Shari! I'm really sorry to hear what happened to your niece. I wish her a quick recovery!

vanlikethecar said...

oh my goodness. that is beyond frightening. i hope that she heals very very soon. but i know that the emotional wounds might be just as deep. <3 and safe travels.

Jenifer Ann said...

No apologies needed for venting - I'm just sorry to hear about your niece, Shari...my prayers go out for her. Have a safe and blessed time with your travel and visit.

AnitaRex said...

I am so sorry to hear what happened to your niece. That someone would be so violent just for a purse! I pray she heals quickly and it does not effect her happy disposition! Have a fun trip to the trade show! :>

CinnamonSally said...

Oh Shari this is dreadful, I hope your neice recovers well and doesn't let it change her happy spirit!!

Anonymous said...

Hugs & well wishes to your niece. I can imagine what she's feeling. I was knocked down for my purse in Sacramento a few years ago. I was feet from entering Toys R Us & a guy asked me for the time, few seconds later he grabbed my purse while pushing me to the ground. Sickening experience. Since then, I use a purse that can be worn across the body & I ALWAYS put my car keys in my pants or jacket pocket. When he stole my purse, my keys to the car & house were in it too. Thankfully, the police found my bag in a nearby trash bin. I only had $5 CASH in my purse at the time.
Have a safe & fun trip to Texas. Hugs, Vina

Flo - Sweetideas said...

Shari, I said a little prayer for your niece's spirit to not be dimmed. Have a safe trip.

Tina Schrof said...

Hugs to you and prayers to your niece. Have a great time with Jennifer!! Stay safe!!!

Kimba's Kreations said...

I am so sorry to hear about your neice. Have a great time w/Jennifer!!! You..be safe in your travels.

donna mikasa said...

So sorry to hear about your niece--wishing her a speedy recovery. Have a safe trip and tons of fun with your Jemmifer!

Lynne Forsythe said...

OMW....that is just HORRRRIBLE! OMW!!!! Have a wonderful time with your Jenninfer girl! Good friends are good for the soul. Have a great time and hoping for a quick recovery for your niece...body soul and spirit!!!

katie said...

Yes, it is very dangerous to get hit in the mouth because it is such a short distance to a set of bones that sit near the roof of the mouth that are very fragile. Sorry to hear that this happened to your niece. Have a great weekend with Jennifer.

Michelle said...

Oh Shari...that is just AWFUL!! I am so sorry that your niece endured such cruelty. Just makes me sick that people can't walk the streets of their own city and feel safe.

Enjoy your time with Jen and give her a big ole hug and here's one for you {{{{HUGS}}}}

Linda said...

Hugs and prayers!

Debby said...

What an AWFUL thing to happen to your neice. I will say a prayer that she is healed both physically and emotionally.

Have a great time in Texas!

Ann Rosie said...

So sorry to hear that some lowlife has brought such anguish to your family. Best wishes to your niece for a full and speedy recovery. Have a great time with Jennifer - good friends are worth their weight in gold!!

Rachel Greig said...

That's awful Shari! Sending koala hugs... xxx (and give one to Jennifer for me too!)

pcm said...

OMG! I used to live there! How awful. Have a safe trip.

judy said...

So very sorry to hear about what happened to your
niece! Wishing her healing of body and spirit. I
hope that time with a good friend brings you sunshine and an uplift to your spirits.

Ger said...

How awful! Praying she heals quickly. Safe travelling, I hope you have a lovely time with Jennifer. Ger x.

Ruth S said...

Oh my goodness - hope she makes a speedy recovery and that her confidence will not hurt too much too. Best wishes to all, Rx

Priscilla said...

OMG, how horrible for your niece...and you! I don't know if she'd ever be up to this but I once took at self-defense class called "Awakening the Warrior Within" (and I hadn't even been mugged). I can tell you that while difficult at times, the whole experience was very life affirming and a great boost to my self confidence. It's just a thought...

Linda said...

Oh my goodness, that's horrible! I hope your niece will heal quickly! Safe travels to Mexico and have your good warm hug! I wish I could give you a real one! *Hugs*

bethann d said...

sorry about your neice. why do people do things like this? i don't understand hurting anyone or anything... animals, buildings, cars, etc. i just don't get it. i don't understand why protests so often dissolve into riots with looting. maybe i'm still naive even at my advanced age but i just don't get it.

Kelly Booth said...

OH how Awful......Glad she will be OK and Glad you got to get away to spend some time with Jennifer....Big Hugs and Prayers to you and your family Shari!

jaemom said...

Oh no, I'm so sorry to hear about your niece! Glad she's mostly "okay"...may God give her the strength, peace and healing to continue on in power! I trust your time with Jennifer hit the spot as well. Blessings!

Kathy said...

oh my gosh i can't believe this Shari!!!!!!!! thank goodness she's ok physically and I am sure with time her spirit will heal. So so sorry to hear this and send you and her many hugs and prayers. Sorry I am just finding about this now :( hugs,Kathy

Karen said...

Oh my goodness!!! So sorry you are all going through this! Prayers going out for her and all of you who are supporting her through this!

ART*ticulation said...

OMG glad your OK!!