Wednesday, November 6, 2013

No Friday Freebie This Week & Sad News...

My Uncle passed away tonight.  We were very close.  A month ago he fell at home and ended up in the hospital (which is why I haven't been around much lately).  A couple of years ago he was diagnosed with a pulmonary lung disease which hardens the lungs over time.  The fact that he wasn't able to be mobile this past month significantly increased the rate at which his lungs hardened and he deteriorated rapidly.  He's been on 100% oxygen since last week. This past week has been very difficult and we knew it was just a matter of days before we lost him.  After a couple of really bad nights, this morning he told the doctors he was tired of fighting and just wanted to go.   They decreased the oxygen this afternoon and gradually over the last few hours of his life.

As hard as it was to see him go, and as much as we will miss him now, we know that we will see him again one day and that brings us comfort. Please pray for my family as we make preparations for his funeral, but most especially pray for my Aunt. They were together for over 60 years and it's going to be very hard for her to not have him by her side anymore. Thanks for the prayers!

30 comments :

Desire Fourie said...

Sharon I am so sorry to hear and please know that you and your family are in my prayers. May precious memories keep him alive in your hearts xxx
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Suze said...

My thoughts are with you and your family Sharon. Treasure the precious memories that you have of him. Hugs, Suze

Carmen M. said...

Sharon so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family during this tough time.
Hugz

Sammy said...

Very sorry to hear about your sad news. My thoughts and best wishes are with you. x

Lady Anne said...

Thinking of you and your family at this sad time...
Love ~ Lady Anne xx

Gail said...

Praying for comfort and love coming down from Heaven and those around as your Aunt and Family go through the mourning process. Death is not the end - it is the Beginning. Cyberhugs, Gail

KT Fit Kitty said...

So sorry for your loss. This is hard to bear - I am thinking about you. My deepest sympathies to you and your family.

Lynne said...

So sorry to hear of your loss.You are in my thoughts and prayers.
sending big hugs from OZ

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Very sorry for your loss. But be comforted that he is no longer in pain and he is looking down watching over you and your family. You will rejoice when you see him again. You are in our thoughts and prayers. HUGS.

Carla S. said...

I am so sorry for your loss, Sharon. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Sending you my heartfelt condolences.

Darlene said...

Sharon, my heartfelt sympathy and prayers for all of your family during this difficult time. May you feel God's loving strength, grace and compassion during the weeks to come. Remember that just as your uncle touched your life, so you touch others and we hold you in our hearts.
Peace,
Darlene

Tina said...

So sorry to hear about your uncle. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Tina
aurathentic@gmail.com

Trish said...

I am sending you and your family prayers for comfort and peace during this time of loss. To be loved deeply is a gift beyond measure and I know that the love your family shares will ease your pain.

Anonymous said...

May our Heavenly Father bring you and your family peace and comfort, not only during these early days, but in the months to come.
Sending hugs, and, if I could --- a casserole, home-baked buns & a cake. You are in my thoughts, enjay

sweetpea1030 said...

Sharon, I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved uncle. I am so glad you and your family have hope the hope of resurrection. I, too, look forward to the time when "no one will say I'm sick" and all things will be new. Rev. 21:3-5

Will keep your aunt in my thoughts and prayers.
{{{HUGS}}}

Jackiekg said...

So sorry to hear of your loss -
wishing you a long and healthy
life.

Bonnie Elliott said...

Sharon sorry to hear of you loss.
Thoughts and prays are with you family.

kmcilrath said...

So sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Tine said...

So sorry to hear of the sad loss of your uncle. I shall keep you & your family in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I hope that the memories that you have made over the years will comfort you in the days ahead.

Michelle-a-bella said...

So sorry to hear of your loss, please know you are in our thoughts and prayers!

Kathleen said...

Praying for your family, but so happy you will all be together one day. Cling to that knowledge.

Anonymous said...

My prayers are with you. All God's Blessings.

grandma's joy dqheart said...

so sorry to hear of your families loss. it sounds like you have lots of memories of your uncle, keep those close to your heart and i will pray for this transition to your life.

alice smith said...

May God bless your entire family. Very sorry for your loss.

Jacq said...

Sharon, so sorry to hear about the loss of your uncle. My thoughts are with you, your aunt and family at this sad time.

mido said...

I'm so sorry by this bad news. I pray for you and your family

Angela Hoynes said...

My thoughts are with you at this sad time, although we are strangers, grief shares a bond. Sending love and praying for you and your family.

porphuropolis said...

God's blessings to you. May His peace and love sustain you through this sad time and bring you good memories of times with your uncle.

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