Gone way too soon

Trichelle Campbell-Dean, 28yrs old. RIP.
Sitting in London at 5 minutes to 1 in the morning. At 15 minutes to 12, I got the call from my mother that Trichelle had been found. It was not the call I wanted to get. Not the news you want to hear. It is a nightmare. Sleep is now impossible.

What can you do for a friend who has lost her sister and her best friend? For a family who nurtured a daughter and a sister for 28 years, only to have her life cut short violently and by someone she loved and trusted? For two little babies - ages 2 and 1 - who will grow up not knowing their mother, and are too young to remember her? What can you do sitting from a bedroom on the other side of the Atlantic when your best friend is hurting, knowing your tears cannot begin to compare with the tears being released from wounded hearts in that home tonight?

The senselessness is outweighed by the callousness of a person who sat back all week, feigning concern, but always knowing that he had cut her life short since the beginning. Five days of agony for her parents, her sister, her brothers, and all who loved her - when you knew that you had placed her body in a shallow grave even before she was reported missing.  My heart is heavy with the grief that such a beautiful person has been taken away from her loved ones at such a young age. But I am also damn vex that a lack of control, care, thought, consideration and conscience brought about a tragedy that could have been prevented simply by walking away. Angry that a coward has ripped the heart out of a tightly knit family - why? What was the motive? How did he sleep at night over the last 5 days knowing so many people were praying she was safe and alive? I am so angry.

Senseless. But in the midst of the senselessness and the millions of questions, still remains the aftermath - a family in tears tonight, and a beautiful life stolen. It is so incredibly sad and I cannot even begin to imagine what this family endures tonight - a father having to identify the decomposing corpse in a shallow grave as his angel. Nah. Senseless.

Hold your loved ones close and never take a moment of life for granted. My love and prayers to the family. They need our love and prayers tonight and beyond.

17 comments:

  1. It truly is hard when we've lost someone close to us and we're thousands of miles away...keep the faith Avi and be strong...

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  2. I am so unhappy to learn that you knew this family. Utterly senseless. My prayers are with you and her family. For such a beautiful young woman to be taken away...it's a sad thing.

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  3. Too much, too much...and why are we still protecting the name of the monsters that are destroying families...WHY...
    May her soul find the peace that she deserves and may she find the 'energy' to be her children's guardian angel.

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  4. So sorry for your loss and her family

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  5. Avi reading this brought tears to my eyes..Am also angry..so so angry..I don't know this person but it is like it hit home am hurting..Is it because am also a mother of two with maybe a familiar background.

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  6. I am so sorry for your loss! My condolences to you and her family, friends, and especially her children. Just take comfort in the fact that she is in a better place than you or I. God bless!

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  7. I am so sorry. I can't even imagine what you're going through, but my thoughts and prayers are with you and with the family.

    You're absolutely right. It's senseless.

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  8. I am so sorry to hear about this. I'm speechless and sadness filled my heart. Be strong!

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  9. i am a child of circunstances like these,i have no memory of my mother ,no one can take her place,ever.

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  10. Sorry for your loss Dave .I have known both her father and mother for a number of years they have always been good an caring parents and for something like this to happen to their family it's very sad,but that's the way Trinidad has become a nation of uncaring monsters,\.

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  11. I am so sorry.my heart goes out to her family.as a mother of three kids i feel there pain.her family lost an angel and heaven gained one. Be strong she is with the lord.

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  12. It is becoming disturbing for parents to see their children lives ended by some selfish uncaring parthner or to that dreaded HIV virus.The reasons for our loves ones been stolen from us is an indication that we are clueless and helpless by ourselves to find the solution. Man is in a constant state of denial of his weakness to resolve the greater ill of the society. I therefore recommend that we have to try Jesus Christ for the answer.

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  13. Hello, I am just stopping by from SITS forums and I am so sorry for this. I can't even begin to express what I am feeling, a mere stranger.

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  14. Thanks everyone. In one moment, this man - her husband - changed the lives of so many people, including those of his own children. The journey towards healing now begins for her family and those who loved her. Keep them in your prayers!

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  15. Oh no! This is so terrible! And the babies! My prayers go out to the family and all experiencing heartache from this loss.

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  16. I'm so sorry for your loss.

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  17. I am so sorry to hear of your lost - I can only imagine what is going through your mind - my prays are with you and her family - you are very strong.
    RABIN

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