Thursday, April 5, 2012

What happened in my town yesterday? Tragedy!!!

Hi friends,

Wow… so yesterday I told you there is nothing going on around here… and then my whole town falls apart. Even personally falls apart.

Yesterday, in my little ol’ sleepy town…

Our sheriff was placed under investigation:

A live grenade was found:

A bomb threat was called into a local school:

And with deepest sadness I share that my foster sister committed suicide:

The censored version:

The terrible truth. :(

I wanted to come here today and share my pretty new blog design with you… but instead I come with a heavy heart for a woman who once had a chance in this world that was taken away by a system that let a child molester (her brother) out of jail and failed her. 


Dear Kara,

May you find peace where ever you are, Sister.

You never had it here, but you deserved it everyday.

You were kind and loving and I will walk this world with only happy memories of and for you.

Rest now sweet child.

Love you. Sisters always.




Renee, Kara, April, Carmen, Tracy, Kristina, Carmen and Scott. 1991


For those that don’t know, I am an only child that was never an only child. My mom was a foster parent to many many girls. Our home was a safe haven for so many and I am blessed to have so many sisters in my life. I am still close to quite a few of them. We have all kept in touch. I think that says a lot about what kind of home we had. We were always a real family. Even if you came and went. Still family.

Kara was a part of that family for a many years. She never found peace on this earth and I am terribly haunted with how it all ended but I ask that every one please take a moment and pray for her to have peace where ever she is because it never came to her in her time here. She deserves peace. ♥

Until next time…

Carmen and the Primcats


BumbleBeeLane said...

So sorry for the loss.Big Hugs to you.~Amy

Carmen C. said...

Oh Carmen, I'm so sorry to hear this, what a sad day! (((BIG HUGS))) to you!!!

Robyn ♥ said...

I am so sorry for your loss! God bless your Mom for opening her home to all those girls and to you for treating them all as family! Prayers and Hugs!

Angi at drakestone primitives country cabin said...

Carmen I can not begin to know what you must be feeling right now but my thought are with you.A sister is a blessing sent from god if only for a short while..X

lilraggedyangie said...

Carmen...((hugs)) Im am so so sorry for your loss ! Im hear if you need anything ! hugs lil raggedy angie

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

Carmen this is so very sad. I am so terribly sad for your sister. Sadly I world is a dark place and only getting darker. Of course there are good people but we are finding so many people that should be safe are instead people using their positions for very sick things. Have peace my friend. I hope your sister is at peace as well.

frontporchprims said...

What a tradgedy. I am sorry Carmen. I hope your heart can heal and you can find peace yourself. Many things in this life just don't make any sence. -Steph-

Traci said...

Carmen...keeping you in my thoughts, so sorry for your loss. Prayers for Kara's soul, may she find peace.

Hugs, Traci

wickedfaerie said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
wickedfaerie said...

Oh Carmen I am so very sorry for your loss. Sometimes when things are going so well in our own lives we go along day by day happy and forget that so many others are struggling to get through even one day. I hope you "sister" is at peace now.


Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

Oh, Carmen. Sad news indeed. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers, as well as Kara.

Firecracker Kid said...

My Lord. My deepest condolences Carmen. So sad we hear about all the bad.

Lee Hill Primitives said...

Carmen, My deepest condolences for you and your family. What a tragedy. I hope you can heal soon. Hugs, Eve

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

So sorry for your Loss, Carmen. My thoughts and Prayers are with you!
Hugs!! Sandi

cynthia lee designs said...

Oh sorry to hear about the lost of your sister. My heart is breaking for you.
You are in my thoughts and prayers...and praying for peace for Kara.

Angie Berry said...

Such a very sad tragedy Carmen. So sorry that she was hurting and never found peace. Sorry for you to lose her. Praying~

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

I'm so sorry for your loss and the loss of such an innocent life. I will pray for Kara now...hugs and blessings dear.

adsgram said...

So very sorry for your and your family's terrible loss. May Kara find peace now, and may you as well.


Danice said...

Oh Carmen, prayers for you. I am so sorry this has happened. We, your blogging friends, are here for you. And, the new blog design is beautiful also.

Holly said...

Oh Carmen. How terrible. I am so sorry. Thinking of you and your family and your town. ~Hugs~

Cheryl said...

So sorry for your loss, Carmen.
Thought and prayers going out to you and family. Peace for Kara.

PrimHearted said...

I am very sorry for your loss Carmen. May Kara rest in peace.
God bless,


I am so sorry to hear about your sister, she is at peace now. God bless you and yours, Cyndy

Raymond Homestead said...

Sorry for your loss, very sad. Prayers and hugs to you.

Primitive Stars said...

Hi Carmen my heart breaks for you,so so sorry. Your in my prayers.Hugs Francine.

bettyj said...

How painful for your family. Sometimes no matter how we try, there are those who, for whatever reason, can't find their place. She probably had good memories during her time with you all.
Your town was jumping
Do you ever go to GoodWives quilt shop?

Fran. said...

Dear Carmen, Saying a prayer for you. Sending some love and also praying for some peace for you. Wish I could give you a hug. Thanks for sharing with us. It helps to talk about it. God knows your hurt. XOXO Love, Fran.

earlene said...

OMG Carmen I am just catching up tonight and was shocked to read this. We will talk next week.

Michelle said...

I am so sorry Carmen. I had someone very close to me commit suicide and it is very sad indeed.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and Tonya.

Jan - Life on Buttermilk Hill said...

What a terrible event. Prayers are being said for you and your family. She was a lovely girl, may she rest in peace. -Jan

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Carmen, so sorry to hear such sad news. Prayers and thoughts going out to you and your family.
May Kara find peace.

TheCrankyCrow said...

Oh dear Carmen....I choose tonight of all nights to come for my "catch-up" and find this. I am so, so, sorry. What a dark day. Poor, dear, Kara - I pray she is at peace now. For some, this world is just a tormented stopover....I pray she is at peace - and I pray you find comfort, somehow, in your good memories of her and your family together. Hugs to you and to Dear Kara ~ Robin

Cindi said...

I am so sorry for your loss, it hits closer to home than I would like to admit. I am keeping you in my prayers!
Be blessed!

Merry Wind Farm said...

Carmen, I am very sorry for your tragedy. Your mother was certainly a very special woman to care for so many children and give them love.

Anonymous said...

Hi Carmen~ I am so saddened to learn of Kara's sad sufferings in this life. I first read about it on your mother's blog, and I pray for her and for you and your family! Such evil that people do against a child! The child is innocent, but grows up with this secret suffering that is internal. I don't know why she had this bond with her brother, but the LORD knows all things, and we have to trust there is a reason why it ended this way. Hugs to you~ ♥♥♥

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

I'm so sorry for you and your mom. Praying for you both and for Kara.

alltheseboys said...

Hugs to you Carmen! I am so sorry you are going through this. Katie

Trace4J said...

Sending you a giant hug friend.
I am so sorry to hear of your loss.
I believe our God is loving and forgiving and is holding Kara in His arms.
Praying for you

Anonymous said...

Carmen, I am so sorry to hear the news of Kara. Sometimes we never know how bad someone is hurting until it is too late. I am sure you have some great memories of Kara growing up.
Thinking of you.
Country at heart

Vicky said...

I'm so sorry to hear of the tragedies especially the one involving your sister, I pray that you and your family, and even Kara herself, will find comforting peace.

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Hi Carmen,
My dear girl I'm so sorry about your 'foster sister' - it is a horrible thing that has happened but I'm so glad you have good memories to carry on with.
There are far too many children that are lost in the system and become a 'Kara' - we don't know why this is - but it is. If only the right people would LISTEN TO THEM!

Bless you and big hugs

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

My deepest sympathy~

Sheila said...

Dear Carmen,
I'm just catching up on blog reading, came over from Tonya's and wanted to extend my deepest sympathy.
My heart aches hearing of this awful tragedy.
You are in my thoughts and prayers. I pray you will be comforted in knowing that Kara is safe and at peace now in the arms of God.
May it comfort you in some way knowing you have so many who are praying and thinking of you and your loss.

Lori @ applegrovetreasures said...

Carmen, I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts & prayers. May Kara rest in peace.

Lynn said...

So sorry for your lost! Thinking of you and praying for you and your family.

Theresa said...

So very sorry to hear of your loss. How tragic that he was ever released from prison. So sad.

Misi said...

You, Tonya & your big loving extra family are in my thoughts & prayers. {{Hugs to you sweet girl))

Beckyjean said...

So sorry for your loss. Big hugs to you~Becky

The Moonlit Stitch said...

This can be a nasty, crazy world we live in Carmen. I wish you peace for your terrible loss. I know your foster sister now knows joy in heaven. ~*~Lisa

Lynn @ Painting Thyme Needfuls said...

I am so sorry for your loss Carmen. ((((hugs))))

Gill Edwards said...

really sorry to hear your sad news, may she be at peace now. ((((hugs))))

Tolentreasures said...

So sorry to hear about your sister. How sad to never be at peace in this world. I am sorry for your loss.


Cottonwood Lane Primitives said...

Oh my goodness Carmen, I'm so sorry to hear this. God bless your mom and your family for fostering so many and I'm sure that family time made a difference for many. I wish Kara and those who loved her peace and comfort. ~Roberta