Anna,I was searching for something SO UNRELATED and somehow ended up on your blog. Coincidence? I think not. I lost my teenage Godson/nephew last winter. His mother has amazing strength, like you. She too spoke at his funeral and inspired the community. I hope you will see (if you haven’t already) the many connecting threads which are woven throughout your life and the lives of the people you and your family have touched. I looked back at some of your earlier blogs and saw the one where your daughter discovers Isaiah 43. That is amazing to me. It was a scripture verse which kept showing up around the time I lost my father. I never thought of that as a coincidence either. I hope you have experienced and will continue to experience God’s grace during this devastating loss. May God hold you in the palm of His hand. I hope you will find comfort in continuing your writing ~ in your time.
Love, prayers, tears, and thankfulness for heaven sent to you from Denver, CO. Love, Emily (Kate Jones' youngest sister.)
My cousin forwarded me your blog. I am in Austrlia a million miles away, but my thoughts are with you and your family. Your tragedy has made me reflect on my own life. I am a mother to two under 4 with a husband that works away 4 weeks at a time. I find it hard to cope at times, but I have drawn strength from your story. Im so so saddened by it, but at the same time its made a positive impact on the way I continue to parent and given me the courage to try for a third child and bring more joy into this world. Its reminded me to appreciate the ones I love and to cherish my time with them. I wish for you that your family can rebuild and eventually, one day, have only smiles and warm feelings when you think of your son and no more pain. xxx
Beautiful. Thinking of you and your family.
So sorry to hear of the loss of your amazing son.
I am so very, very sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family during this time. Your son is absolutely beautiful. I love the picture.
Thinking of you and your family during this incredibly difficult time and sending all my love.
Here from Stacey's blog (any mommy). There are no words, just wishing you strength, and love, and whatever comfort can help you take one day at a time. I am so so sorry...
I have no words that could touch your pain, I just wanted to offer my love and prayers.
I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
i'm sending so much love your way right now.
I am so sorry for your loss. Love, hugs, and prayers for you and your family.
So sorry for your loss. Praying for your family.
My heart aches with sadness at the loss of your son. I felt as if the wind had been knocked out of me when I caught up with your blog today. The last time I read it you were celebrating your 5th & 7th graders, and now this unimaginable tragedy. My thoughts and prayers are with you, your husband and daughter. May your memories of the last twelve years carry you through until you meet your baby boy again.
I'm so sorry for the loss of your beloved son. May the memories of his life bring you peace.
my heart ache for you and he's in a better place now. Keeping your family in our prayers
Anna,I am so terribly sorry. I hope you can find some comfort in us here, we are here for you. Tears and prayers from Huntsville,Katie
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I thought of this song by Jeremy Camp:"I try to hold on to this world with everything I have But I feel the weight of what it brings, and the hurt that trys to grab The many trials that seem to never end, His word declares this truth, that we will enter in this rest with wonders anew But I hold on to this hope and the promise that He brings That there will be a place with no more suffering There will be a day with no more tears, no more pain, and no more fears There will be a day when the burdens of this place, will be no more, we’ll see Jesus face to face But until that day, we’ll hold on to you always." Jeremy Camp God Bless
Sending prayers and support to you. As a mother who lost a child in a tragic accident, I send a knowing cyber hug. I started a private blog for parents who have lost a young child who was born living. It has become a great way to find support and ask question and vent to others who "know" what this is like. Feel free to email me if you think you may want an invite. My email is on my profile page. My blog is at www.adailyscoop.blogspot.com.May the Lord keep you and your family in the hallow of His almighty hand.Love,Stephanie Waite
i am so very sorry for your loss. What a beautiful boy. God bless him and your family.
Anna, I'm thinking of you today. We've never met, but I'm a friend of Glennon and an original Monkee like you. I've read every post you've written for the last year and I pray for you, Tim and Margaret every time I run. I should do it more often, but I'm terrible at praying and only remember when I'm running. So there you have it, for what it's worth. I hope my prayers and those of countless others can lift you and your family today. He's written on my heart. ***Jack***
We are united in pain and united by a mutual reader. I was very reluctant to read your story for I've enough of my own pain but I must be in a stage of grief where I find some morbid comfort in knowing that other perfect families with beautiful brown-haired, intelligent, and perfect boys have also suffered an unimaginably tragic and senseless blow. You do your son a great honor in sharing him with the world. I find no comfort in your loss but the beauty and strength of your words gives me hope. Thank you.
Nothing is impossible with GOD***beautiful.true. TRUE.Life saving verse.Amazing, lovely boy.----I can imagine he is with my sister Kay right now....Love from MN.
I read your book and am profoundly changed by it. All the much better for having read it. Thank you Anna for sharing your heart, your grief, your love for God and the faith that carried you and your family through. Looking at the picture of Jack I am absolutely saturated in sadness for your loss. Jack is a beautiful, and he was wonderfully made. May your abiding love for our Father carry you through life with a full heart.
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