Saturday, February 27, 2010

RIP Kelsey Rae

Kelsey Rae Lieux

I am in a little bit of shock as i write this. My friend just called to let me know that sweet Kelsey went to be with Jesus tonight.

I don't know if you recall my post about her back in December, but Kelsey is a beautiful high school senior who I watched back years ago when she was just a kid. I worked aftercare & summer care at a nearby school & had the privelege of watching her & her younger sister, Alicen. Her mom worked there quite a bit too & i just loved this family. Her other sister Sarah was just a baby at the time. Though I had not seen them in MANY years (other than running into her mom several times), i still was heartbroken to hear of her car accident. It did not look good & I did not want for her life to be cut short. I also couldn't bear the thought of Mr. Charles or Mrs. Tammy losing their oldest daughter. And i couldn't imagine losing a sister, so my heart was breaking for sisters Alicen & Sarah as well. I prayed & prayed. And so did everyone else. She began to improve little by little and evntually was moved to a physical rehabilitation hospital.

She has a page on CaringBridge & i had just read her update that said how well she was doing! It was written February 23rd. She was breathing completely on her own. Her dad was giving her commands (hold 3 fingers up, etc) & she would obey. The splint on her right arm came off. She was doing silly things like stealing cell phones or pens out of people's pockets! Her halo was supposed to have been checked Wednesday & they were going to see about removing it. All of that. Since her accident on December 9th, she has been getting better & better, beating the odds one day at a time. In the beginning she went through a lot of "crucial" days. She made it & the thought of her not making it hadn't even crossed my mind again. She has been WELL on her way to complete & total recovery.

But tonight i got a call that something happened tonight & in an instant she was gone. I don't know for sure, but heard it was a blood clot to her heart.

As i wrote this i received an email notification that another journal entry was posted on CaringBridge. This is what it said:

It is with a very heavy heart tonight that I write this. I never saw this day coming. Kelsey went home to see the Lord tonight. She fought a battle and although the Lord took her home, she is now our sweet angel in Heaven. We can not question God's doing but can only trust and know there is a reason for everything. She will never be forgotten.

Please remember the Lieux family in your daily prayers and know they need it now more than ever. Please be respectful to know at this time they need to be with their family. They are very thankful for each and every one of you.

This will be the last journal.

God Bless You All.

Sarah Grace, Mrs. Tammy, Kelsey, Mr. Charles, & Alicen

Please please keep her dear family & close friends in your prayers. I know that i have not seen or spoken to the family in years. But my heart hurts because of her family. I know Kelsey is in the arms of Jesus. But grief is an unbearable thing. Also, she was doing SO well. I can't imagine how they feel after she has made it so far for almost 3 solid months. Please pray for their comfort & strength during this time.

RIP sweet Kelsey. You will be missed.


  1. I couldn't sleep last night thinking about them. I am so shocked as well. I just read in the Central News the update her date gave and said that she had a long road ahead,but she was going to make it. I can't believe it. My heart breaks for them. I can't imagine losing a child, but I know what her sisters are feeling right now and my heart aches for them so much.
    I didn't know Kelsey, but I feel like I did. The kids and I prayed for her everyday before school and I thought about her all the time....I just can't believe it....

  2. This post is heartbreaking.

    She was a beautiful girl.

    I pray the Lord uses her family to turn their hurt into a testimony of His love for them.

    What a horrific ordeal to go through.

    My heart is just aching right now :*(

  3. Ash, i thought of you too when i was writing this. Losing my sister was been my biggest fear for YEARS & now i think nothing would be worse than losing her or my husband. I cannot imagine the grief those two girls are going through. I am thankful that at least they have each other, but i pray that God just strengthens them & gives them comfort. I still just can't believe it. I woke up this morning with a knot in my stomach & in an instant remembered why. :( Heartbreaking.

    Thank you, Shayla. That is my hope too.

  4. This is such sad news. I am so sorry to hear about her passing. Thinking of her and her family and friends.

  5. That is so sad. I will be praying for comfort that only God can give to her family and friends during this difficult time. Hugs

  6. So sad. What a lovely girl. I will keep this family in my prayers.

  7. Bless your heart, Melissa.
    I'm so sorry to hear this. I remember the post right after the accident. The family is in my prayers.

  8. Oh noooo... I am so sorry! That is so sad, especially when it sounded like she doing so much better. How horrible. I'll keep her family in my thoughts...

  9. Oh This hurts my heart so much.. I know this family is hurting and I will pray for them and for their friends!

  10. So sorry to hear about this. I do recall reading about the accident a while back. I will keep the family in my thoughts.

  11. such a heart breaking story. her family is definitely in my prayers.

  12. I remember the post right after the accident. The family is in my prayers.
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