Friday, August 7, 2009

~* Heaven gained TWO beautiful souls *~


Some of you may know that the past few months have been hard for my husband and his family. John's mom had a stroke on Mother's Day, and his father was declining rapidly. Both parents were in the hospital and a care facility until just yesterday.
This morning John flew back to Boston to see his dad and to tell him goodbye.
My kids and I said a brief "I love you Papa" via Skype on the computer and he saw us, and we got to see him.
My father in law passed this evening with his four sons and his loving wife at his side. He waited for Johnny before he went to Heaven.
And tonight, Saturday, I got a call from my aunt that one of my dear uncles in CA passed away today. I am stuck in TX getting my son situated in middle school this week, I can't go east or west to be with family. I feel numb. But I appreciate all of your thoughts and prayers more than I can say. At least I take comfort knowing that Papa and Uncle Vahram are in a better place than we are. xOxO

28 comments:

Karen said...

I was looking to drop you an email, but do not see an address. I just wanted to say that I'm sorry for you and your family's loss.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

*sigh* this makes me cry....prayers to your family....I am glad that the kids got to see Papa before he went to heaven....

NicNacManiac said...

Oh my gosh sweetie, my deepest sympathies. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time and always!!
Take care!!
Big hugs xOxO, Nerina :)

Sue Abbott said...

My thoughts are with you all Bev at this very sad time in your lives. Hold on to the happy memories.....
Sue xxxxxxxxxx

Leanne said...

So sorry to hear of your loss, praying for you and your family during this difficult time.

Love to you, Leanne

mandysea said...

((((((hugs))))) I'm soooo sorry to hear your sad news. Good-byes are so hard, but sweeter because you all managed to say them.
Take care of you and yoursxxxxx

(Glad you had a wonderful time away in Hollywood!)

Julie said...

Deb, I'm so very sorry to hear your bad news - my heart goes out to you and your family.
Take Care and a great big hug for you from me.
Ju xx

RoseOhio said...

My thoughts are with you Deb. So sorry, take care!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh dearerst,
I know what this is like; when I lived in Boston, both my parents died within 2 weeks of each other out in California. God bless you all during this difficult time of life. Anita

Jocelyn said...

Oh Deb.....I am so sorry for your family's loss!!!! Prayers and thoughts are being sent your way!!!! I am so glad that the children got to see Papa before he went to Heaven!!!!! I am holding you close to my heart and know that I am thinking of you!!! Hugs sweet friend!!!!

Missy's Blog said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. Please know you are in our prayers.

TxScrapAddict said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. It's so hard to lose a parent. May God be with you all through this difficult time.

greekwitch said...

I am so sorry for your loss. My best of wishes and thoughts are with you.

Vicki said...

aww bless, sending you all huge hugs at this time xx

Stacey said...

I am so sorry. How special that they all were able to be with him at that moment. Big hugs to you all.

terri k said...

My thoughts and prayers to you and your family at this time! I am so very sorry to hear about your loss.
Take care!!
{{{HUGS}}}

Drama queens mum (Kimberly) said...

I'm so sorry for your loss.

Melanie Stanczyk said...

I'm sorry I didn't see this yesterday. I'm so sorry about both deaths, big hugs go our to you and John.

Thank goodness for technology and you were able to say your goodbye's.

I'll be home today, if you want to chat.

Kelly McMaster said...

Hi Deb
My heart is sad for you and your family...I'm so, so sorry. Prayers are going up now for all of you and an extra big hug for you as you get through this hectic but sad time.
xo

Lisa West said...

I stop in to see your art often but don't always leave a comment..you are very popular. I want to say I understand the "feeling numb" and you feel you are not where you should be right now. Look to the promises in the "good book" and ask the Lord where you are needed most at this time. Peace to you and God Bless. Lisa

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Hi Debra! Thanks for coming by! Be sure to keep posted on the play! I bid you peace and strength during this transition and time of reflection. Bisous, Anita

Lisa T. Howard said...

Dear, dear Deb...I am so, so sorry. My heart breaks for you. I have felt the pain of losing someone very near and very dear and know how hard it is. Know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Sending you much love and hugs...Lisa

memory-scrap said...

Oh Debbie, I am sending you my deepest sympathies for the loss of your father in law and your uncle. It's never easy losing somebody so close and I sympathise that you and your family are having to deal with this double tragedy. I send all my love your way, Love Jane xx

That's Who I Am said...

Debbie, Sending lots of prayers your were. I am sure it's hard to not be there. But, you are right they have gone to a better place! Take care.

♥zoe♥ said...

Hello sweet, i have been busy all this while and just blog back recently,
ooh...So sorry to for you and your family's loss. They are safe with god and please take good care of yourself here.

XOXO
Zoe

akissonthechic said...

I'm so sorry about your losses! I am in chicago, flying home tomorrow with the girls and popped in on the computer and saw this post and had to comment. My prayers are with you and your family! Hugs, Laura

Sherry Goodloe said...

Oh Deb, I am so sorry for your losses! And YES, they are both in a better place than WE are. My heart goes out to you and your family. cyber hugs and kisses to you.

jazsutra said...

Debbie,hope you are feeling better already. so sorry that im so late to post here. but sending all my love and hugs-jaz