Wednesday, September 2, 2009

a trail of Indigo


As many of you know, on sunday we lost someone who was near and dear to us. Nikki Harris aka Nikki Indigo, who was the author of the blog Indigo Trail of My Thoughts, passed away due to complications from a rare autoimmune disease called dermatomyositis. The disease attacted her lungs and ultimately took her from us. Nikki was known and loved by many for her great sense of humor and charm.

I met Nikki through this blog. I had only known her for about a year. She would always come here to the 12th Planet and bless me with some funny commentary. If there was something debatable, Nikki never held her tongue. She was not going to agree with me "just because this is my blog." I liked Nikki. Her warm spirit always made you feel better. She always had something to say. We both shared a love for music, blogging, Facebook, Twitter, and sports!

The funny thing is...I never met Nikki.

We told each other that we were gonna hang out and catch a game but we never did.

I knew that she had been in and out of the hospital but was never sure why. I spoke with Nikki 3 days before she left us. I asked her why was she back in the hospital. She told me that they were running more tests and that she may need a lung transplant. She never mentioned the disease nor the severity of it. I know that lung transplants are serious but the way she spoke...she made it sound as innocent as getting a tooth pulled. I told her that I'd pray for her and I know that she'd be out of the hospital soon. I believed that. I also asked her if she wanted me to sneak some wings and beer into the hospital. And of course, Nikki said something funny that made me laugh. That said a lot about who she was. She was in the hospital and she was saying things that made others laugh or smile. For those of you who were friends with on Facebook like me, you know that she would say something that would make you laugh...or shake your head at her charm.

Little did I know that it was the last time that we'd share another laugh.

I think we would still want her here with us but that is for selfish reasons. She is in a much better place.

Here is the last status update that she posted on Facebook...

"Nikki Harris is watching the sun rise with a child's ability to hope, a teen's stubborness to fight, and an adult's recognition of faith, wearing the smile of a fighter."

God Bless you Nikki. May you forever rest in peace.

21 comments:

Tango said...

Wow, Her last status update shows strength and courage. Wow.

RIP Nikki.

My deepest to condolences to her family.

Keith said...

You know...So many people,Like me and you who knew her as a Blogger and on Facebook all said the same thing...We loved her, She was our friend and yet we never met in person. I used to I-chat with her,
Laugh hysterically at her Facebook entries and be entertained fabulously by both of her blogs..
I was so honored, when she put me on her blog roll...
I sure felt like I knew her ,even though we never physically met..
I'm so gonna miss her!

thechocl8tdiaries said...

What a beautiful girl! May her soul rest in peace.

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The Jaded NYer said...

same thing here... I only knew her online, but respected her writing ability & talent and loved her crazy, funny Twitter updates.

It's just so crazy to me that she's gone so young.

RA said...

Beautiful.

Oyin said...

OMG......No I didnt know we lost her.....damn. So so sorry for the lost and will keep her family in prayer. Thanks for that update Kyle...


RIP NIKKI

Hadassah said...

This is so sad. I can't imagine how her family is feeling.

RIP Nikki.

Rich Fitzgerald said...

Man, I didn't want to believe it when I heard it. I thought it was a cruel joke.

Like you, we never met. She was actually supposed to come to the event in ATL when I met you, but something came up and she had to travel.

Nikki was cool. She will definitely be missed.

Just goes to show you that life is incredibly shorter than we think.

~Ms. Moore~ said...

From what you guys wrote about her it seems that she was as beautiful on the inside as she appears on the outside.
It is often said that you should show love to your loved ones every chance you get because you never know when will be the last time you will talk to them.
www.deliveringonthepromise.com/rcvmoore

Keisha "Kitten" Isaacs said...

*Crying all over again*....

I was telling my boss about Nikki today...and I told her I didn't understand why this was hurting me so bad and we never even met in person...She made sense of it for me...She said because we shared a spiritual connection which can be stronger than a physical one...How true because it was nobody but God that made that connection we had.....

Nikki and I always referred to each other as Sis and she even gave me a special nickname (KiKi)...She truly was my spiritual soul sister...that's why it hurts so much even though we never met face to face.....

I bet she's making God laugh as we speak with that great sense of humor of hers....

You will not be forgotten....You cannot be forgotten! WE LOVE YOU NIKKI

The F$%K it List said...

Nikki was a friend to us all even if just virtually. She'll be missed here on earth,but she's no longer in pain and in a much better place

Mista Jaycee said...

Until the last Day! May she rest in peace!

Exhale_Whew said...

RIP Nikki!

I too was a lurker on her blog. I loved her post and her spirit. May God comfort her family and friends.

Love the status update...seems very appropriate.

LadyLee said...

Shoot man... you know how I'm feeling over here. Was just at her house last night. Her Mama said "Lee, you don't have to come over here everyday." I told her I just want to be over at the house. Feel like I'm near her, since thats the last time i saw her.

I miss my friend something terrible.

And I know she is seeing how loved she waws. That makes me smile through the tears.

dessex said...

God bless... So sad.

Eb the Celeb said...

RIP.. I could even muster up the courage to do a post because honestly I didn't even know what to say. Although I never met her she was a faithful reader of my blog and always hit me up on FB. Her presence in the blog world will most definitely be missed.

The Second Sixty-Eight said...

"I think we would still want her here with us but that is for selfish reasons."

I SO agree with you on that. And I don't feel at all bad for being that selfish!

CapCity said...

Such a touching tribute, 12K! U were blessed to speak with her. Thanx 4 sharing!

Pigskin Loving Lady said...

RIP Nikki. We were suppose to tear NYC down!! I'll miss your random text messages, lol (MUAH)