Wednesday, April 09, 2008

LIFE



This has been a very difficult few days for us. Our hearts are heavy with a great sadness. We lost a very close and dear friend yesterday. The friends we helped move just one week ago had tragedy strike on Monday. Jack had a massive stroke and passed away yesterday. He leaves a wife and daughter to continue life in a new place.
One begins to question why did this happen. But this one thing I know, inspite of everything, God is in control and Jack is in Heaven free from pain and the difficulties of life here on earth.
He was a man of integrity and always for the underdog. His family and his love of the Lord always came first. There was no duplicity in him. What you saw was what he was, a man of God and a true friend.
He will be missed.
Earthly life has ceased, New life has begun.
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48 comments:

Ex-Shammickite said...

So sorry to hear your news. And just when the family was starting anew life in a new location.
Please pass my condolences to your friends.
Beautiful roses.

Anna said...

Indeed it has Sue. What a journey he must be on now! This is a beautiful shot and a lovely post. I am so sorry for your loss and his family. I am sure there is a big and deep hole. Where could we find hope if we did not have Jesus? He will fill up what is empty...no doubt.

My thoughts and prayers are with you and them...take care.

mrsnesbitt said...

Oh dear Sue, I am sending you ((((((HUGS))))) across the ocean. Please give my regards to the family. A time of sadness, especially in such a new place. I hope the plans they made together will unfold and be a source of comfort as the days turn into weeks and months.

Lots of love,
Denise

tsduff said...

This is so sad. Your flowers help move the heavy heart. Grief is the most difficult burden - because there is no way around it. Wishing you and the family peace during this awful time.

Olivier said...

de tout cœur avec toi et avec la famille de ton ami. cette fleur est très belle et représente la continuité de la vie.

Any heart with you and with a family friend. This flower is very beautiful and represents the continuity of life.

Kerri said...

My sympathy to you and your friends! I am so very sorry this happened!

Moi said...

I am sorry to hear this Sue. My wishes for the family.......you wrote a touching post for your friend. Not long back we lost one of our close friends and words would not just not flow. You are strong. Take care.

DeeMom said...

Yellow Roses are a favorite of mine, lovely photo.

Condolences to you and yours for the earthly lose of a wonderful person.

Lovely post… a wonderful Tribute.

CG said...

What a tragedy. It is sometimes hard to understand why such terrible things happen. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your friends XX

~tanty~ said...

My deepest condolences to your friends Sue. May he rest in peace.

Anne-Berit said...

Life can be hard sometimes,I`m sorry for your loss.His wife and daughter can be glad to have friends like you in this trying time:o)

Outhouse Capital of Canada said...

We also just lost a friend and neighbour, she also had heart problems.
I am helping Clint adjust and help him sort out his finances, his wife always did that stuff and he has no idea, so have been going to banks etc with him.

imac said...

Its a lovely Post and nice thoughts of the ABC theme.
This post is very Heartfelt and the best post in ABC as this was from the Heart.
Our Prayers go to his wife and family anf to you as a good friend.

Thanks for visiting my blog and your kind commwnts.

JB's Big World said...

Just found your blog, andy you have some nice photos. Sorry to have found you on such a sad day.
--JB

Ida said...

I`m so sorry to hear about the loss of Jack.
Sending my regard to his family.

John said...

Condolences to you and yours.

dot said...

So sorry to hear such sad news. He's certainly in a better place and I will pray for his family and for you.

joan said...

I'm so sorry for your loss Sue. But what a beautiful tribute with your words and your photo. How wonderful he is in the loving arms of our Lord.

AVCR8TEUR said...

I am sorry to hear such sad news of loss of your good friend. Things happen for a reason which we don't always know why. Condolences to your friend's family.

ExpatKat said...

So sad to read your tragic news. You and the family will be in my prayers.

SHOOTING STAR said...

These are simply beautiful;-)Nice color and detail!

Jeanie

Lilli & Nevada said...

That is very sad. Please give the family my condolences.

Petunia said...

Sorry for your loss.
Your picture is beautiful and the word for the letter L give us time for afterthought....
Take care!


Petunia's ABC

MedaM said...

I am sorry to hear of the sudden death of your dear and very good friend. His passing must mean a great loss to his family and to his good friends like you are. I know he will forever be alive in your thoughts.
My deepest condolences to his family and to you too. May he rest in peace!

Stacey Huston said...

So sorry for you Loss. I will keep his family in my prayers.

Kate said...

So sad for your sorrow, Sue! Your strong faith will help you deal with this latest tragedy!

bluemountainmama said...

so, so sorry to hear, sue. i will lift those who are left behind in my prayers..... for peace and comfort.

this is a lovely tribute to him. the anniversary of a childhood friend's death is coming up for me, the second year. i wanted to write something for him last year, but the sadness was too great. every time i sat down to write it, my emotions were overwhelming. i'm hoping to do it this year.

Pequete said...

Why is it that being the most natural thing, we find death so difficult to understand and accept. My heart is with you in this sad moment .

Paula said...

Sue,
Life in Christ offers a wondrous assurance, does it not? But, I know your heart is aching right now. What a shock to lose someone in the blink of an eye. Let Him hold you close, dear one.
Paula

Hilary said...

I'm so, so sorry for the loss of your friend, Sue.

Salty said...

So nice a tribute to your friend. The flower is the perfect image for this sad post, take care.

Mrs. Me said...

After reading your tribute all I can say is, "Amen."

oldmanlincoln said...

Sorry is one word in an effort to say we are sorry for your loss.

Abraham Lincoln in Brookville, Ohio.

Rose said...

Sorry for your loss...

Just found your sight and love your yellow shots so far.

Carletta said...

Hello Sue,
I had just read your post the other day about you helping your friends move - I am so sorry for this loss. May God's Blessings be with all of you.

The roses are gorgeous - a stunning photo in remembrance.

Beverly said...

I'm so sorryfor your loss. That is so hard. What you said about him could have been my husband's obituary.

Some folks don't understand the way we talk....God is in control and all that, but what on earth would we do if we didn't believe that?

God bless.

Bill said...

It is only faith that gets us through these trials. My prayers go out to the family as well.

Wanda said...

I'm so very sorry to hear your sad sad news. Your friend is in my heart and prayers. I pray for his family as they begin this new life without him. I can hardly imagine it. But the glorious news, he's in Heaven.. That we can rejoice in.

Love and Hugs
Wanda

jel said...

AM very sorry to hear that!


huggs, please would ya pass another one on to his family!

kml said...

A beautiful post in honor of your friend. My thoughts are with you - take care.

Glenn Standish said...

Beautiful picture...but a deeply sad time for you. My condolences...

Sorry for not visiting so recently. But have been VERY busy here in Toruń!

Laurie said...

Oh no. I am so sorry to hear of the loss of a good friend.

Still said...

Awesome and delicate. A beautiful capture!

annulla said...

Jack sounds like a wonderful man. It is always so hard to lose a good friend. You have my deepest sympathy. The rose is a very apt symbol of life and of mystery.

Blather From Brooklyn

christy said...

This one is beautiful! I love the way you cropped it!

Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting!

Chris & Deb said...

We are so sorry to hear about your friend Jack! He certainly is in a wonderful place now!

Ratzfatz said...

I am so sorry to read that.
It is so sad to loss a friend, father, a husband.

Take care!!!

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