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Friday, February 6, 2009

Great saddness

Yesterday my heart stopped as I read the blog of a very dear friend. She lost her oldest son. Her name is Becky (I wrote about her give away only a few days ago). I met her years ago through eBay, and although we've never met face to face, I can tell you that I count her as a wonderful and loveing friend.

This news has left me so saddened. I can't let go of it. I just can't imagine the pain and anguish and suffering that must be going on in her home. It's something that I just can't wrap my mind around. He was a healthy, handsome very young man. He was a good son and happy, so full of life.

I wept when I read the news. I wept as I fell asleep, and even now, my heart continues to weep.

There's nothing I can do for her, nothing I can say. Even to say that I'm here for her is a big joke. How can anyone ever say or do anything that will make her feel the slightest bit better. Thankfully, she, her husband, and her younger son are a wonderful and tight family. And, with even greater thanks, she and her family knows our Lord, who truly is the only one who can walk with them through this valley.

I just don't have the words to express how I terrible I feel. Please hold her and her family up in prayer.


Mona said...

Thank you. You spoke for all of us. I think anyone who knew Becky felt as you did. Again, thank you for putting into words.

Kathleen Grace said...

I know how you feel, but having gone through the loss of loved ones I know that prayer does make a difference and our prayers for Becky are all we have to give. I have been praying for God to send his comfort and strength to her and her family since I heard the news. God loves Becky even more than we do and I know He will be ther for her through our prayers.

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

Thank you Mon and Kathleen. I know His grace can and does help. But it's comforting to be reminded.
Thank you for keeping Becky in your thoughts and prayers.

Kathleen from Yesteryear Embroideries and Eggs In My Pocket said...

How much your words touched my heart. I had heard about this from other bloggers and feel the same as you! Blessings,Kathleen

Solange Belém said...

Hola mia amiga guapa, que tal?
Sinto mucho por la muerte de su amigo, compartillo de su dolor.
Um abraço mui cariñoso desde el Brasil para usted.


Lea of Farmhouse Blessings said...

Oh Patricia, my heart feels for that precious mother. I can't imagine anything worse than to lose a child. I certainly will be praying for her.


Lallee said...

Patricia, that is such a kind post for Becky. All our hearts are broken for he. May God hold her tightly.

Susan said...

I didn't realize how many bloggers and others knew Becky. She lives in my hometown and not to far away from my own home. I met her once when she worked with my husband. She is doing better...from reports that I have heard.

Thank you for all your prayers.

fannipauline said...

Patricia, I just read about your friend Becky losing her son. I cannot imagine anything much worse than that. I know time has passed but I will continue to pray for her. I lost my hubby 3 1/2 years ago and I still have really sad days and I am 78. My heart aches for her