A Kinda Christmas Fashion Tale

Honouring Shaye

I just can't bring myself to blog, it just all feels so trivial.

On Tuesday, the world lost a beautiful soul in the young life of Shaye, the daughter of a friend I played ball with for many years in Shellbrook.  While I didn't know Shaye as a young adult, she did spend many hours on our bench, learning the ropes from her allstar mom, Mel, who is one of the most talented athlete I have known.  Not only did I look up to her on the field, but also because she still managed to be a devoted mother, even breastfeeding on the bench between innings.  Mel did a Mommy Diary entry for me back in 2011, which you can read here.



This reminds me so much of losing Kelly that the pain feels real again. Kelly was also a ball player, was also the one super involved in everything, like Shaye, both girls stunningly beautiful blondes whose smile could light up an entire room.  I know the pain that her friends are feeling in these moments- I have lived those awful and devastating moments.  I am also glad I have this space where I can record my memories as I have here as it gives me strength in moments like these when I'm overcome with sadness.  I pray that Mel and her family can find strength in the family, the friends, the teammates and the community that are surrounding them with love and prayers.

So please excuse my absence while I honour this beautiful girl and pray prayers of peace for my friend.  Mel, you are loved and your daughter's light will live on in others.

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  1. So sorry that you, but especially your friend and her family are going through this. Xoxo

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  2. Oh this makes me so sad. I am sending her family a healing hug and prayer!

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  3. What a sad story and my heart is broken for your friend and their family. Logan and I were just talking about this tragedy yesterday because he is from Big River and his parents told us about it. What a sad and tragic accident. Take time to grieve and reflect on all the wonderful things you have. Hugs to all of you.

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  4. Such a tragic accident. I'm so sorry for your friend's loss. Sending hugs and prayers.

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  5. Living on Cloud Nine30 June, 2016 23:20

    Oh my heart breaks, so so sorry my friend.

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  6. Katie Mitchell01 July, 2016 00:25

    Deena what a beautiful tribute! Praying for Shaye, her family, you, and all who knew her! xo

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  7. Oh Deena! I'm so sorry! I can't begin to imagine the heartache that her friends and family are experiencing. You will be getting extra prayers from me!

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  8. I just read about shaye yesterday. I am so sorry for your loss. Thinking of your friend Mel.

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  9. You are so right, it is like 15years ago all over again. We are praying for Mel and her family too.

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  10. So devastating and sad. I join you in praying for your friend and her family, and I'll keep you in my prayers too.

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  11. So sad, there are no words to convey what they are feeling, but many prayers for their family during this difficult time.

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  12. So sorry for your loss. Prayers for her loved ones are going up.

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  14. I am so sorry for your loss and I can't even imagine the grief your friend is facing. Take all the time you need to support her and grieve at this difficult time.

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  15. this post makes me so sad for your friend, for her daughter and for their friends and families... also for you, sweet friend, as I know this brings up a significant loss in your life. Sending love, prayers and hope in this challenging time.

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  16. So much sadness and tragedy in this old, mean world. I am sorry for your loss and the loss of your friend and her family. I truly don't know how one survives the loss of a child. May God bring strength and comfort and support to all of you.

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  17. What a terrible tragedy. Life sucks sometimes. My mom's best friend in the world who've I've known like a second mom died because of hospital complications of a routine procedure a few months ago and there's not a day that goes by that I don't think of her. But time will hopefully heal the pain a little bit! Thinking of you, Deena!!

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  18. I'm so sorry to read this post and hear of this tragedy. I'm sorry for this loss and your pain. Wish I was there to hug you and just sit with you in your pain. Love you, friend. xoxo

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  19. I am so very sorry to hear about this loss! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your friend during this time! What an incredible tragedy!

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