Tuesday, November 18, 2008 |
With heavy heart


My husband returned from a business trip to Maryland late this evening and shared with me the devastating news.
His friends son has passed away. I shared with you this story in an earlier post. The death of a young man is always difficult to accept. He had such potential in his future as a Naval Officer once he graduated, but also growing into the man he would become. He had just begun to experience life as an individual, only to have it end far too soon.
I have a son the very same age, away from me for the first time. My heart just aches for this mother that has lost her son. The void she must feel, the pain, the questions of why her son, and the absence she will face this holiday season.
Our thoughts and prayers are with this family.



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15 comments:

Sandy Toes said...

That makes me sad...I will say a prayer for that family...they need to be bathed in prayer and love!
-sandy toes

Ruby Red Slippers said...

That is so sad-I will pray for the man and his family-
(Yes, there is snow already in Michigan...this stinks! It's really cold, really early-I can't imagine Jan. and Feb. at this rate!!!)

Kris said...

What a tragic loss. I will be praying for his family.

Coco said...

They will be in our prayers. A parent burying a child is the most heartbreaking thing I can imagine.

Petunia said...

Oh gosh, it all seemed so sudden and tragic. It is very sad.

Kacey said...

What heartbreaking news. My prayers go out to this family. I cannot imagine the difficulty of what they are going through at this time.
I'm sure it is of little comfort right now but I do believe with all my heart that families are forever and they will be with him again someday.

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

This is so sad...what a tragedy. I will continue to pray for this family.

Pearls and Grace said...

Hi Jo,

I came over after reading the sweet comment you left for me- thank you so much for that. I wanted to leave you a comment and let you know that I am praying that love, comfort and peace would wrap your friends during this very difficult time in their lives.

Have a beautiful and blessed week my new friend...

Carolina Mama said...

So sorry to hear about your friend's son. That is hard. We'll be praying. God Bless!

Susie Harris said...

Im so sorry~ I lost my brother 5 years ago. He was 23... My prayers are with yall and his family~

Far From Perfect said...

There just aren't words to express this feeling-my brother lost a son and we all are still struggling with it.

PS... you asked about showing your students origami. There are some great youtube demos on "How to Do".

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Oh wow, I am so sorry for that family. I honestly can't even imagine it. I will say a prayer for them tonight!
Carrie

At Home In Georgia said...

I am so sad to hear about this bright young man.

Denise C said...

Oh JO, I will be lifting this family in prayer each time the Father brings them to my thoughts. May HIS perfect peace enclose them as they journey through this devastating loss.
Hugs to you sweet friend,
Denise

Lori said...

Oh how devastating. I will say a prayer tonight for this family.

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