Monday, June 2, 2008 at 9:52 PM | Posted by mARTa
Ralph and Glory Huerta with Zach (now 12)
I will be away from blogging for a while. We've had a tragedy in our family and my focus will be elsewhere for I don't know how long. I told my art teacher today it would be my last day. Since my grades are good, I have passed the figure class. My final project is complete and I'm just short on one master study and the final exam.
On Friday the 30th my cousin Ralph was killed in a horrific accident. Here is the link to the newspaper article if you would like to read it: Motorcyclist Killed in Crash with Truck. Some of you might remember about a year ago me telling of my cousin's wife who died of an aortic aneurysm (what John Ritter died of). He, my cousin Ralph was left widowed with three young children: 8 year old twin boy and girl and a 12 year old boy. As of Friday they are orphaned.
I can't begin to express how much we are in shock, how deep our grief and sadness. Our family is quite small and we are numb. Tomorrow I am going to stay with my remaining cousin (his brother) who right now has the kids with him. We don't know what we are going to do as we can't find a will or any instructions as far as the children. All we know is we have to bury our brother/cousin and keep those kids wrapped in our love. I am not really religious but I know God is watching over all of us and I keep praying for him to guide us in 'what to do?'
If I can I will post an update but for now I just have to concentrate on helping with the kids. I count so many of you among my friends. Some of you I've been fortunate to hug in person and others only know by your constant praise and encouragement. Thank you all.