"It was the oldest sound in the world. Souls flying away." The Secret Life of Bees

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Thankful

It's been a rough weekend. My little brother (he's 19) fell into a fire on Friday night and was burned very badly. He he had to be air lifted to a burn center in Georgia (he lives in NC). Thankfully, as the weekend progressed, we learned that his burns are not nearly as bad as we originally thought. He is awake and doing well. He had his first surgery today, to debride the area. He will have to have skin grafts on his back and the backs of his arms. Those were really the only areas that were significantly affected (thank goodness). The surgeon said today that if all goes well, he will be fully healed in 6 weeks! He is in a lot of pain right now, especially after his surgery, but otherwise he is doing well. I was worried sick all morning yesterday, but then I got to speak with him in the afternoon and I felt much better. I know that he is going to be okay. It will be a rough 6 weeks, but in the end, all will be well. He is the best brother ever and I love him dearly. I'm so thankful that he is going to be okay and that the situation is not as bad as we originally thought.


This is an outfit I wore to work last week (this dress also worn here). The Buds and Bunches tee is one of my favorite purchases and one of my most worn items. I also have it in orange, which I love, but this color gets a lot more wear.











Top: Anthropologie Buds and Bunches tee
Dress: Anthropologie
Cardigan: J. Crew Jacke
Belt: Anthropologie Snakebite
Tights: J. Crew
Shoes: Seychelles

37 comments:

  1. I'm so sorry to hear about your little brother. I would have been worried sick too. Thank god he is doing well considering and that it wasn't as bad as you all thought. The poor thing, I wish him all the best in his recovery.

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  2. OMG, I am so sorry to hear about your brother, and so glad to hear that he's okay. How did he manage to fall into a fire??

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  3. I am so sorry to hear about your brother! Thank Goodness he will recover! I wish your family the best in this situation.
    You look Fabulous btw, I Love the colorful tee under that dress!

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  4. Kristin - oh how awful about your brother. I am so sorry but glad to hear they are hopeful for his full recovery. I will keep him in my prayers and your whole family too. Take care.

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  5. o dear, I am sorry to hear about your lil brother. I glad to hear he's gonna be okay. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. take care. and here's a virtual hug. xx

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  6. So sorry to hear about your brother! There's no worst feeling than when you're away from your family during a time like this. I hope his recovery goes smoothly!

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  7. Kristin, how terribly frightening. You must be so relieved to know he's going to be alright. Sending good thoughts to your family.

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  8. Vintageglammz - Thank you:) He's in quite a bit of pain right now, but it will get better. I'm just so happy that everything is going to be okay.

    JG - Thanks. He was at a bonfire with friends, being stupid, wrestling around, etc. He fell backwards into it and didn't have a shirt on.

    Emma - Thank you. I'm just so thankful that he is okay.

    Peggy - Thank you so much. I really appreciate your support.

    Lisa - Thank you, thank you. I appreciate the hug:)

    Terrie - Thanks. That is so true - being so far away really sucks sometimes. When I first heard I was ready to rush to the airport. I'm just so glad he is going to be okay. I am still sort of 'on alert' ready to head out there if he needs me.

    Loraine - Yes, it was/is so scary. Most of the day yesterday was terrible, just not knowing how bad it was, etc. Thanks so much Loraine:)

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  9. Wow Kristin - I'm so sorry to hear about your brother. It must have been so scary to hear the news. I’m really glad to know that he is going to be okay. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

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  10. I hope your brother makes a speedy recovery!! -Colleen

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  11. omg glad to hear your brother is doing well ((((good recovery vibes))))
    i love the pop of color you added to your outfit with the tee and the shoes. so pretty.

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  12. Oh, Kristin...I am so, so sorry to hear about your brother! I know I would be worried sick too if I were in your shoes. So glad to hear that he will be okay.

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  13. I'm sorry to hear about your brother but I'm glad he is going to be well. These hard times will just make you and your family stronger. Keep us updated on his recovery.

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  14. I hope that your brother recovers quickly. I have one brother and love him to death. When something happens to him, I get really weepy and weak. Stay strong, and he'll be in my thoughts.

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  15. Oh my gosh! I am glad your brother is going to be ok but what an awful and stressful thing for your family to experience in the process. I hope he recovers quickly and fully!

    I love your outfit and how you layered the top underneath the dress.

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  16. How terrible- these things happen so fast, and everything changes- I'm glad this won't have far-reaching repercussions for him. (shudder)

    This is a beautiful idea, to let the detail pop through the top. I like your shades of grey too.

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  17. I am so sorry to hear that. But I am glad that he is going to be fine! It must have been so hard.. It's hurtful to see someone you love to be in pain. I hope the best for your brother and your family!

    I wanted to get the top the other day. It's such a beautiful color and detail!! It didn't fit me right, though..
    You styled well and now I am considering it again!

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  18. I am glad your brother is going to be okay, that is terrifying!

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  19. I'm glad to hear your brother is doing better... I hope he will continue in that direction! What a frightening situation, though.

    Love your dress... very classy :)

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  20. Oh my goodness, I am so sorry to hear about your brother!! Wow - I'm happy to hear he is doing okay and recovering, but I will make sure to keep him and your family in my prayers for a speedy and as pain free as can be recovery. He's lucky to have such a caring and loving sister!

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  21. I'm really sorry to hear about your brother. I'm really happy that he's ok and that his injuries are not worse than expected. I really hope that he continues to do well!
    I really like how the buds are peeking out of the top of your dress. I also like how the colors tie together and the color of your shoes.

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  22. Kristin, I'm so sorry to hear about your brother. My thoughts go out to you and your family, and for a speedy recovery for your brother.

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  23. Oh, Kristin, your poor brother. I know you must all have been worried sick. I'm glad to hear that you spoke to him and that he's doing better.

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  24. So sorry to hear that happened to your brother! I can't imagine---would be so scary. Glad he's recovering already!

    On a wholly different note, I love your shoes. Gorgeous.

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  25. THANK YOU all. I really appreciate all of the sweet words, support, sympathy, thoughts, and prayers. My brother has had a hard day (he's in a lot of pain and he's just having a hard time in general with all of this), but he is hanging in there and he will be just fine. He was able to get up and walk around a little bit today too, so that's good. His surgery went very well yesterday and so far, everything is going as expected.

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  26. Kristin- I'm horrified to hear about your brother's accident and the anguish you've gone through in the last few days. My heart truly goes out to you. I am somewhat relieved to hear he is doing well and that you've spoken on the phone. I wish you and your family all the best during this difficult time.

    And, lest I forget, your outfit is plum-tastic. All those shades of plum purple are straight up lovely!

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  27. Just checking in, thanks for the update on your brother.

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  28. I'm so sorry about your brother, but it is good to hear that his prognosis is good. Nothing's more important than family!

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  29. I'm so sorry about your brother, Kristin. Thank goodness he's going to be alright. I hope he has a speedy recovery.

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  30. Oh, honey. I am praying for you and your family-- and so glad he's doing better.

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  31. THANK YOU:) I really, really appreciate your kind words and support. My brother is doing okay today. No changes really - he's just in a lot of pain and is trying to sleep/rest as much as possible.

    Lisa - thank you so much for stopping back by. It means a lot to me:)

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  32. I am so sorry to hear about your brother's accident kristin. I'll be keeping him and your family in my thoughts. This sounds so scary, but how encouraging that it sounds as though he will make a full recovery. You seem like such a loving big sister, and I'm sure that support will help him to heal all the much sooner.

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  33. My heart just dropped when I read about your brother. I hope he is continuing to improve.

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  34. gosh, that is scary. i hope your brother's recovery goes well!

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  35. Oh no, I'm so sorry to hear about your brother. I hope he is getting better quickly and that he has you by his side. You're a great sister :)

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  36. That dress is gorgeous! That color is great on you!

    I'm glad it sounds like your brother is going to be okay. It is so scary when family gets hurt or sick. I hope he makes a speedy recovery!

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  37. The Buds and Bunches Tank layers so perfectly under your dress. The color match to your shoes is right on the money. I'm filing this away for my Orange and Tan B&B Tanks. I've tried layering with little success. It's great to see you did this so seamlessly. There is renewed hope.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your Brother. What a scary situation. Especially not knowing what the extents of his injury's were. But I feel the relief in your words. He will be OK! I hope he continues to do well and improve.

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