Saturday, December 15, 2012

From The Heart

Photo: My cousin, such a light! Xxoo
Emile Jean Trimble and Dana Carvey
Today I said goodbye to my beautiful cousin Emile. At her core, she was a light and an incredible joy to be around. She was an actress, songstress and  theater actress. She will be so missed.  Emile put on shows at Busch Gardens and loved little children. As the priest said today, perhaps she was there to greet the little souls that were entering at this moment.

I was driving to Williamsburg all day Friday and only learned of the Newton tragedy on my phone through twitter. By the time we got to our hotel, the news was horrific and made an already difficult day/weekend all the more sad and terrible.

I wrestled with the idea of not publishing my WUB awards tomorrow but have decided to do so because we all need a bit of a distraction and as Emile would say "the show must go on'. So I will put the blog up in the morning.

As someone that worked in public schools for 10 years and continues to work with 4 and 5 year olds on a daily basis, this sort of crisis is just unimaginable. Yet, it happened. Makes me wonder about so many things.

See you in the morning.


  1. My sympathies for your loss of Emile.

  2. Karen, your cousin seems so beautiful in every way, I am sorry for your loss. Yes, we are all in mourning this weekend.

  3. I cannot tell you how sorry that I am for your loss. I feel like everyone in this country has lost something, but your loss is so personal and tragic. Emile was a beautiful young woman, inside and out. I am just so sad and sorry.

  4. Karen, sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in your memories of Emile.

  5. I am so sorry for your loss. It must be doubling heartbreaking this weekend for you and for your family. I like what your priest said, a beautiful thought that she is needed somewhere else right now. And bless you for your work with kids, they need someone like you.

  6. Wubs, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I knew you were out of town, but I thought it was a Holiday trip. I will keep you in my thoughts & prayers. My brother-in-law's Mom passed away a couple days ago. These past few days have been so hard on so many levels. I think we need a little Christmas. I'm thinking of you & your family.

  7. My condolences to you and all of those who lost family, and friends. So much pain and loss. So many brave teachers died trying to save those dear children too. What is the world coming to?


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