Saturday, October 10, 2009

Gone Too Soon ~

"The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those
who are crushed in spirit".
Psalms 34:18
A mothers' heart loves like no other...
A mother's heart breaks like no other...

I received a heartbreaking phone call today.
My cousin's 18 year old son passed away in his sleep.
She is the one who found him
in his bed this morning.
in the blink of an eye.
no time to say goodbye.
her only child.

Life can change so fast and we are sent reeling
when it deals a blow like this. I spent time with her today,
talked with her
about her son,
cried with her and then
drove her home a little while ago .

Please pray for her...she needs it so much.
She is a single mother who lost her dad
very suddenly last fall and now her son.
Her mom has passed on as well.

She is feeling a bit lost, so please
lift her up in prayer that God
will shelter her under His wing and
comfort her aching heart.

I love you so much Deanna!!


Amanda Kaake said...

We will certainly hold her up in prayer. I put her on the church's prayer chain as well. My heart aches for her.

Betty said...

I am so sad for your friend's loss. I can't begin to imagine but I do know one who knows her sorrow and He gave His only begotten Son...

I'm adding her to my prayer list as well as you...her friend....

God Bless...Betty

nwalker said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss and her your cousin's lost.I will keep her in my prayers and thoughts.

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Dear Sandi:
I will lift up prayers that God will help heal her heart, removing this unspeakable pain and eventually leaving her with happy memories. My heart aches for her.
You're a good and loving friend to request our prayers on her behalf. She's fortunate to have you in her life.
Blessings, friend.

debi said...

My thoughts and prayers are with your cousin Deanna. My heart aches for her.
Sending hugs and prayers,

Wizard of Was said...

How absolutely heartbreaking! Of course she will be in my prayers. I am thankful she had you today.
My Best

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Dear Sandi,
I am so sorry to hear of your cousin's loss of her dear son. I will keep you and her in my prayers. Please let her know she's not alone, there are many of us praying for her now and she is not alone for He walks each step with her every single moment.

stefanie said...

poor thing, i cant imagine, she will be in my thoughts and prayers

TheresainMS said...

You and your family are in my prayers; I pray your cousin will feel God's comforting presence as she goes through this unspeakably difficult time.

SharDon Exclusives said...

I am so sorry about her loss and yours. Sometimes our pain is beyond words and that is when we need to pray for one another. Prayer is the only thing we can do...I will pray for you also that the Lord will use you as a healing baulm and you will be given the right things to do and say at just the right times...I remember my Momma going through the loss of a Mom, two sons and a precious step father in the same year. It was soooo very hard to see her hurting so terribly. I will keep your cousin and family in my prayers.

Marilyn said...

The thought of loosing a child strikes with mind-numbing fear. My heart goes out to this child & Mom, the family & friends.

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

I cannot begin to imagine the anguish! Poor Deanna! She's definitely in my prayers. ♥

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

I send love. such love. Blessings.

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Oh Sandi... How heartbreaking.... Please know you and your friend are close in my thoughts and also in my prayers.....

June said...

Sandi I will pray for sweet Deanna. My heart goes out to her and to you in this time of loss. What a tragedy, I am so sorry!
Sending a warm hug your way,

The Victorian Parlor said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your cousin's loss. I will definately pray for her!



Lisa said...

I know it doesn't help but I'm so sorry this happened to your sweet cousin! Her son is in a better place but she is here alone. I will pray for her and your family to be eased through this time.
Hugs and prayers, Lisa

Dragonlady said...

So sorry for your friends tragic loss, I know her heart is very heavy right now and I pray that the Lord will lift her up and give her the strength she needs to get through this ordeal...
hugs and love

Miss Gracie's House said...

Oh, I am so, so sorry. I can not even imagine your cousin's heart right now. I will pray for peace and mercy...and for you too.

Cynthia K. said...

Oh, Sandi, I am so very sorry to hear of the pain that your cousin, Deanna, is going through. And of course, you and the rest of the family. Every precious life touches so many. You have certainly been a blessing to her today. I pray that she may feel the Lord's presence in a special way tonight and in the days ahead. Having lost 3 precious ones myself this year, I can only recommend that she lean on Jesus, "look full in His wonderful face, and the things of earth will grow strangely dim in the light of His glory and grace". Call upon His Name - He's only a whisper away....

Cynthia K.

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

Sandi: As the mother of an only child, a son, I cannot express how sad I am for your cousin. It is just devastating beyond words.

She is in our thoughts.

fairmaiden said...

Oh my, this is heartbreaking. I can't imagine. I will surely pray. She is going to need alot of tender loving care.