Devin Galligan died yesterday....

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Devin Galligan died yesterday....
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Sun, 12-28-2003 - 9:40am

He fought really hard but, in the end, he was at peace. He was surrouned by his loved ones and he finished his race. I am so glad he is no longer suffering and he is somewhere better.


We are having the funeral on Tuesday. I want to get everything over by New Years so we can start afresh. He is being cremated. I am meeting with the funeral home today to make arrangements. Zak is also going to view his father. The funeral home is going to clean him up for us.


I am sure that I will have good days and bad days but, right now, I am just so happy for him. He is restored and out of pain. He suffered so in the last 7 years and he suffered before he died. He did not want to go and he tried so hard to stay. His great physical condition also worked against him. At the end, he realized we would be allright and I am so glad.


His obituary should be in Monday's Tennessean. I will try to link a copy for you guys. Thanks guys for all the support now and future support.


"I do not want to be a princess! I want to be myself"

Mallory (age 3)

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Sun, 12-28-2003 - 10:27am
My prayers are with you, Kristi.
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Sun, 12-28-2003 - 10:35am

I am so terribly sorry for your lost Kristi, but you are right.

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Sun, 12-28-2003 - 10:59am

Kristi,

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Sun, 12-28-2003 - 11:02am

Kristi ... my heart and thoughts are with you.

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Sun, 12-28-2003 - 11:14am
Kristi, peace and prayers to your family. i prayed for Devin on Friday night (during our temple's service) and asked that G-d take him by the hand and see him through safely, as well as for him to watch over you and your boys.

my heart breaks for you. G-d bless you all.

eileen

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Sun, 12-28-2003 - 11:19am
Kristi your strength is an inspiration and also very humbling to me. Peace to you, I am glad you are able to find solace in seeing an end to Devins pain. He is truly in a better place, yet he will also always be with you and your boys. My thoughts and heart are with you at this time.


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Sun, 12-28-2003 - 11:29am
Kristi,

I am so terribly sorry, yet I agree with you that finally Devin is at peace, and someday soon you will be too.

We were at church Christmas eve when the priest mentioned that 2 young men died in our parish in the past week, a 35 year old who left a wife and 2 children, and a 43 year old who left 4 children. Of course I thought of you and Devin. So many young people leaving young children. It doesn't make sense.

You've been so strong throughout all of this, I know you and your children will be fine.

Thinking of you all and wishing you the best in the future - Cheri

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Sun, 12-28-2003 - 11:40am
I am so thankful the tremendous pain and suffering for devin is finally over and he is very definitely in a better place where he can once again thrive. How lucky he was to have such a loving family around him when he passed on. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers, and when you are down, plz show up on the board. we are here for you always.

Love and hugs,

beth

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Sun, 12-28-2003 - 11:56am
Kristi, I know that you don't know me, but I am an occasional visitor to this board. Lately, I have been drawn here more often because I have read your candid and moving posts, and I wanted to see how you are doing. My eyes are filled with tears as I type this, as odd as that may seem to you since we have never even posted to one another that I can remember. But that is how much you and Devin and the kids have touched people, even people you don't know. I am so very sorry for your loss, and I hope that you and the kids can find some peace and solace now that Devin has found his own peace.

I admire you beyond what words can express, Kristi ... I know that, coming from someone you have never heard of, that is probably pretty meaningless, but I wanted you to know that anyway. Your strength, compassion, love, and even your humor inspire me. You will be in my thoughts. I wish you and your family healing, strength, love, and happiness in the New Year and beyond.

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Sun, 12-28-2003 - 12:17pm
Kristi, I also have only posted here a few times, and know that you do not know me.

The strength, kindness, and love you have shown and continue to show your family is truly amazing and inspiring. You strike me as a person who will continue on and eventually be brighter and happier than ever.

I wish there was more I could do to ease the pain of your loss. Please post here and let us know how you are healing.

- Christine

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