||goodbye my little angel (a poem to Bella 1-24-06)
Joined: Jan 04, 2006
|Posted: 2006-01-05 10:41 am  Permalink|
To all of you MAHALO.
It means so much to read your support, and know that it helps feel less alone.
I thought you may want to read the obit that was in our paper today.
Again thank you all,
And again to Hanford thank you for allowing me to share my grief and let those offer comfort to me and my family.
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Joined: Sep 09, 2005
|Posted: 2006-01-05 10:54 am  Permalink|
So sorry to hear of your loss.
Our thoughts are with you and your family.
Joined: Apr 11, 2002
From: Aku Hall, Chicago
|Posted: 2006-01-05 12:56 pm  Permalink|
Kelley , please let us know when the memorial fund is set up.
I am sure many TC'ers and FOMmers would like to make a donation in memory of Izabella.
Hang in there, kahuna.
Joined: Jul 23, 2002
From: Columbus, Ohio
|Posted: 2006-01-05 1:28 pm  Permalink|
I am so sad to hear about your recent loss. Our hearts and prayers go out to you. Stay strong!
Jeff and Deb
Grand Member (first year)
Joined: Jul 27, 2002
From: D.C. / Virginia
|Posted: 2006-01-05 5:39 pm  Permalink|
My thoughts and best wishes of support go to you and your family. I was saddened to receive the news of Izabella, especially so early in the year.
Oddly enough, I was in Wisconsin Rapids visiting family this week, and I actually was thinking about you this past Tuesday afternoon - mainly because I was buying hard-to-find rums at the only decent liquor store in town - a place named Kelly's Liquor.
It does seem sad, when there seems so little that we can do. It may not be much, but I can offer to raise a silent toast, with whatever special thoughts a Wisconsin/tiki connection may provide, in the memory of Izabella.
Joined: Aug 20, 2004
From: 3 hrs 33 mins to paradise
|Posted: 2006-01-05 6:01 pm  Permalink|
My wife and I are sitting here reading this and nearly in tears. Our hope is that you and your family find some comfort in this outpouring of support and prayers from those on TC. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Joined: Aug 28, 2002
From: Vallejo CA
|Posted: 2006-01-06 01:46 am  Permalink|
Kelly, I'm so sorry for your loss. Nothing-but-nothing gets to my crusty old heart like a sweet little girl!! I regret terribly that I never had the privilege of meeting your dear Izabella. I know that grief can be very isolating, somehow. So I'm glad you chose to post and open yourself up to all the sympathy and support here. May it embrace you, and your wife and surviving children as well. My heartfelt sympathy to you, friend, and take care,
Joined: Jan 04, 2006
|Posted: 2006-01-07 12:15 pm  Permalink|
Aloha and Mahalo to all of you for your words and thoughts. The funeral was last night and we feel completely drained. The burial is on Monday yet.
We finally got the final word from the pathologist that the test they did was positive for R.S.V. Which is a respitory virus. This is the cause of her death, and us being with out her in our lives. It comes down to her having a really bad cold. As a parent who lost their child to this I encourage all parents to make yourseleves aware of R.S.V. If you take your child in for a cold you have to request to have your kids be tested for it. As it was for my Bella it is deadly and it can take your child very quickly.
Again to all of you, MAHALO.
My wife Angela has set up a memorial fund, if this is something you wish to be a part of, I know my Angie would be greatly apprecitive.
The Izabella Retzlaff Memorial Fund
1125 E. Calumet St.
Joined: Oct 02, 2002
From: The Coast of Kauai
|Posted: 2006-01-08 1:37 pm  Permalink|
Heartbreaking news, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts go out to you and your family Kelly.
Joined: Oct 22, 2003
From: Middle-of-the-Ocean, TX
|Posted: 2006-01-08 11:17 pm  Permalink|
You and your family are in our thoughts. Julie and I are truly sad to hear of the news. our deepest sympathies are with you and your family. Sorry for being so short in this message, words fail to how we truly feel about this.
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Joined: Jan 21, 2004
|Posted: 2006-01-09 12:10 pm  Permalink|
I spoke with Kelly today. He is with out the net right now but wanted everyone to know that he and his family appreciate the kindness and well wishes you have all posted.
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Joined: Jun 06, 2003
|Posted: 2006-01-10 12:19 pm  Permalink|
Only all the positive harmony to you on this difficult time.
Joined: Jul 05, 2004
From: Orange Countiki, CA
|Posted: 2006-01-10 5:44 pm  Permalink|
There are no words I can give to ease your pain, for I would gladly give them. I am so sorry that I didn't hear of this sooner, but please know that this news has left me with a sad, sad heart. As a father of three girls, I know the special place Izabella had in your big heart. I wish I could help shoulder some of the pain for ya, big guy. Be strong for your family my friend. I wish you nothing but positive energy during this difficult time. May peace come to you soon.
Joined: Sep 29, 2003
From: la, home of Tiki Ti
|Posted: 2006-01-10 6:06 pm  Permalink|
Kelly and family,
I just came across this post...
you are in our thoughts. I am deeply sorry to hear of your loss.
Joined: Oct 05, 2005
|Posted: 2006-01-10 6:25 pm  Permalink|
i am so sorry to read of your terrible loss. my thoughts and prayers are with you and your ohana. bullet
bangin' my slit gong drum until the cops come!