Sunday, January 4, 2009

The worst thing that could happen to your life..

is to lose your own child before your time.

John Travolta has lost his son two days ago in Bahama while vacationing there. I don't know the actor personally, but I feel so terrible and sad for the family. The pain and sadness that they are going through must be tremendous, especially it happened right after New Year's. It definitely is not a way to start a new year. Whether it be God's will or fate, it still doesn't do justice that a parent or parents to lose their child. It is just not fair.

My husband JT told me about it first saying, "John Travolta's son died after having seizure."

I said to him, "Oh no... That's terrible! He can't die from Seizure, maybe he hit his head or drowned while in the bath tub or water or something..." And sure it was, we learned that he had a seizure and hit his head in the tub. My heart fell!!!

Some of my readers already know that JT has suffered from a seizure disorder for the past five years. He hasn't had any episodes for a year now (knock on wood), but I know how scary it is to have seizures. I am the only one who have seen my husband having seizures via live. One time, he hit his head at a deli in NY while we're having lunch and had a seizure there; he bled like a pig and I honestly thought he was going to die.

I don't hide that JT has seizures nor my husband. He is pretty honest about it, so that people can help him if he has seizures. Some people may look at it differently, but I strongly believe that there is nothing to be ashamed of.

John Travolta's son, Jett was also suffering from seizures number of times, his parents and family say due to his condition called Kawasaki Disease or some people (including doctors who specialize in seizures, autism and Kawasaki disease) believe it is from autism. When I looked at the video clip from, I think I agree with the people who believe Jett might have had autism.

I can see from the clip that the family is very loving and caring people who are committed to their children. The love and devotion that John and his wife Kelly have for their children exuberate from the photos or videos that I have seen many times before.

Your child will always be your child even they grow older. And I can't even comprehend the pain that people must endure when they lose their own child. It is terrible that they have to grieve their son's loss in front of millions of people, but I just hope the Travolta family finds comfort in their son's memories that he left for them and find peace and move forward, one day at a time.

*** On a lighter note, we took these two pics using my blackberry (resolution sucks, sorry!) 10 minutes before the clock hit midnight on the Eve of New Year's. JT and I weren't getting along that day, but in the end, we all decided to smile for camera. LOL. We watched our girls danced away into the New Year's watching various TV shows broadcasted from Time's Square in NY and L.A. We enjoyed Japanese tradistional New Year's Eve feast that include Sushi, Misoka Soba (Japanese noodle to eat for longevity) and sake and white wine. We really had a nice New Year's Eve as a family. I hope that we have a better year than 2008 and I will do anything to achieve it!!

Happy New Year, Everyone!!!


LadyStyx said...

Saw that on the MSN page...and was totally floored. So very young too.

The Rambler said...

may we never know that pain!

Truly a sad thing for the Travoltas.

Thanks for sharing about JT. And loved the photos of you guys at the end. Even if you weren't getting along :)

Penz said...

It is very sad what he is going through and I hope that JT stays well also and you don't have to experience anything like that. Life is so tricky at times and we all need to remember what we have and be blessed for the life we live.

Cute pics and also a happy new year to you too love.

Nicole Marie said...

i know its so sad. i can't imagine.

i'm glad your new years ended good!

my mom always says that where you are on new years eve is where you'll be the rest of the year. thats why we always spend new years eve as a family!

Cape Cod Gal said...

My brother had Kawaski's disease when he was younger. It was awful.

It's very sad for the Travoltas

Glad you had a good new year. Sushi! YUM!!!!

Chloie said...

That was truly sad. I can't begin to imagine the pain they must be feeling right now...

Bayjb said...

I did read about this early yesterday when it leaked and it's just so sad. Burying a child before a parent is just so unfair and tough. So sad.

Sara said...

Read the news last night and shared it w/my hubby. We said the very same thing...losing a child would incomprehensible. I would want to die myself. Awful. So sad.

Happy New Year to you by the way!

colbymarshall said...

Oh, it's so sad. I read it yesterday, and it's just tragic. They seem like such a sweet and stable Hollywood family, and my heart goes out to them.

The Odd Duck said...

I heard about this on my way to Boston on Friday. My first thought was 'at only 16?' Prayers with the Travolta family.

And those are wonderful photos at the end ma'am.

As for the NJ=NC drive, I know how you feel. My grandparents live right outside Newark so I feel your pain. Now I'm dead tired.

Rachel said...

I was sad when I heard that; it's just awful.

Savvy Mode SG said...

I feel terrible for the family. One of my friend died at age 35 from a heart attacked and his poor parents. I think it's just plain terrible and sad when parents have to plan their child's funeral.

Riff Dog said...

Yes, that really is the worst thing that could happen. So sad.

Gina said...

Thank you for the sweet comments on my blog. Your family is absolutely beautiful. I will be visiting you again soon too!

LBluca77 said...

So sad about their son. When I read it I was just shocked.

Great pictures and Happy New Year.

Maki said...

LadyStyx: Yes, it's just sad...

The Rambler: Indeed girlfriend! It's a long story, but I talked about JT's condition on my previous post. Thank you so much honey:)

Penz: Thank you so much for your kind words. You're right - we should be graterful that we have health.... Happy New Year!

Nicole: It is really sad.. It doesn't matter who, it is plain unfair. You're mom is a very clever woman - she is right!

Cape Cod Gal: I'm so sorry to hear about your brother. I hope he's doing well and better?

And yep, Sushi was great!!!

Chloie: Very very sad..

Bayjb: Honestly, there is no word to describe how you feel when things like this happen, except to say that it's sad....

Sara: You're so right - I wouldn't be able to live my life if anything like this happened to my girls...

Colby: Yeah, my heart goes out to them as well... Man, it's so sad...

The Odd Duck: Thank you so much my friend.. I hope you're well rested now?

Rachel: It is really sad.... really sad.

Savvy: I am so sorry about your friend. It must have been sad for you and painful for your friend's family... So sad.

Riff Dog: Yes, it is so sad almost make me want to cry.

Gina: Hello:) Thank you so much - and yes, please stay in touch!

Luca: I was really shocked too.. Thanks so much and Happy New Year to you too:)

Tiffany said...

i was saddened to hear about this too.

your family is so cute. your little girls are adorable!

Maki said...

Tiffany: This was pretty shocking news wansn't it? Thank you pretty gal:) Maegan said...

It's so sad. ...I couldn't bear it as a parent.

*Love the photos of you and the family!!! So cute. I also love your new layout and profile pic ..ADORABLE!!!

Maki said...

Maegan: Thank you Sweet! Yes, it would be too hard to bear the pain:(

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