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Transition

by on March 14, 2011

I’m so sorry to report that our beloved Satomi passed away at 3:00am this morning.

I was with her and held her hand.  She was in no pain.

I called her family, friends, and woke my Parents.  I haven’t woken up Kandice and Jillian yet.  We decided to wait until just before their normal wake-up time.  They aren’t going to school today.

It’s 4:30am now and the RN just left.  The mortuary is picking her up at 7:00am.

I’m sitting next to Satomi.  She looks so calm-Sleeping like she used to before all the head and neck pain.

I’m all screwed up-sad and confused-I feel like I have a hundred things to do today.  So much in my life is different now overnight.

I tried to imagine how this would feel so many times.  I hit the logistics right on, but the underlying emotions, the dull headache, and the concern for the girls is all unexpected.

Today is going to be a long day.

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21 Comments
  1. Jennifer permalink

    So sorry for your loss. I will be praying for you and your girls during this time. She was a great therapist and a good friend.

  2. Tina Ray permalink

    Sean, I cannot put into words how sorry I am for your loss! Satomi truly was a fighter! You, Kandice, Jillian and the whole family are in my prayers! I am
    sending hugs to all!

  3. Mitzi permalink

    Sean. I’m so sorry to hear this. Please let us know if you need anything at all. I will always admire the love you’ve shown for Satomi and your strength will never cease to amaze me. She was very lucky to have your love and support. We will miss her.

  4. Jen permalink

    We will miss Satomi so much. Our condolences to you, the girls and the family.

  5. Tamiko Murman permalink

    Oh, Sean. We’ve been following your blog and have been praying for you, Satomi, and your girls. Our prayers continue to be with you now. I wish we had provided more family support, but know that we love you all very much.

    Satomi will be missed.

    Love,
    Tamiko, Cory, & Caven Murman
    Kimiko, Dave, Ty, & Hana Dempsey

  6. Julia Celani permalink

    Sean, I am so sorry for your loss. I will miss Satomi. You have been the most amazing husband. You will draw strength from your girls. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.

  7. Missy permalink

    Sean
    I can’t begin to express my heartfelt sympathy to you, the girls and the rest of your families…I can only hope that it somehow helps to know how much Satomi was in my heart and how I always hoped for a miracle for you all. You and the girls have a road ahead of you that should not have to be traveled, however, I have every faith that you will do well while doing so and that you will keep Satomi very much alive in their hearts, as well as your own. It truly was my pleasure to know Satomi and I am confident that she is resting peacefully. With love, Missy

  8. JoAnn Asari permalink

    Dear Sean, Hiromi, Kiyomi and family…My heart is heavy this morning with your news of Satomi’s passing. You were such a devoted husband to her and I know her sisters were so close.
    I am here for all of you so please just ask.

    Remember, Sean…there is a Heaven

  9. Janice permalink

    Sean, Kandice and Jillian,

    My heart is heavy for you and this news. You have shared so much and have been so strong. Know that even if we can’t be there for you physically, you and all are in our hearts and prayers everyday.

    Much love and strength.

    Janice Bacon

  10. Mako permalink

    Oh, Sean.

    I’m so sorry for you and your daughters. Satomi fought a good fight and your support for her was undeniably one of the most admirable things I’ve ever seen. If a guy was allowed to cry at his desk at work, this guy would be crying.

    Lianne, Kara and I are sending you all our love.

  11. Childtime Family permalink

    We are so sorry for your loss. You, the girls, and your family will be in our hearts and prayers as you say goodbye to a wonderful mother, wife, and friend.

  12. Jennifer Dang permalink

    Dear Sean,

    So sorry to hear about Satomi’s passing this morning. She is a beautiful person and we’ll miss her. Our prayers continue to be with you, the girls and your family at this difficult time.

  13. John & Julie permalink

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I’m with Mako on this one…..

  14. Gail Robb permalink

    Dear Sean:
    We as a Wahlco family are very saddened to hear of Satomi’s passing this morning. Rest assured our thoughts and prayers are with you and the girls during this time.

  15. Margot permalink

    Sean – We are deeply saddened, and our condolences go out to you, the girls, your family.
    much love,
    margot & dwayne

  16. Curtis permalink

    So sorry to hear of your loss. She was an amazing woman and we all loved her dearly. Please keep us updated, we are always there for you if needed.

  17. Ken permalink

    Sean,
    Our hearts & condolences go out to you and your family. My personal “slide show” of memories that we all shared is going through my head and it is sad to think that she is gone. But at least she left us without pain and that’s all we could hope for.
    Ken

  18. Hiro Higa permalink

    Sean, I’m so sorry for your loss. We were deeply saddened by the news. Our thoughts are with you, your daughters, and your families.

    Sending all our love from Puerto Rico,
    Hiro and Marjorie

  19. Fukutes permalink

    Sean, we are so sorry to hear about Satomi’s passing. We are going to miss her very much and will always remember what a sweet and wonderful woman she was. Our thoughts are with you and you family during this difficult time.

  20. Melonie Watanabe permalink

    I am so very deeply sorry, Sean. Our prayers are with you and the family.

  21. Christie Black permalink

    Sean, our deepest sympathy and condolences to you and your girls. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Love, Bart, Christie, Audrey & Sophia

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