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IN MEMORY OF MY DEAR HUSBAND HERB

Thursday, March 19, 2009

This is the hardest entry I have ever tried to write; but I wanted to let everyone know why I haven't been on SparkPeople lately, and what has been going on in my life this past month.
On Sunday March 1st, 2009 my dear husband went to be with the Lord. After months of many hospital stays, a week in a rehab facility, back in the hospital for 10 days with multiple infections, and then the Hospice House; his pain and suffering have all ended, and he is at peace at last.
We will miss him very much, but will hold onto all his memories forever in our hearts !


" Journey To Heaven "

God saw you were getting tired, and a cure was not to be ;
So he put his arms around you and whispered, "Come to me."
With tearful eyes we watched you, and saw you pass away
Although we loved you dearly, we could not make you stay.
A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands at rest
God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best !








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VICIOUS421 9/20/2009 5:45AM

    I am so sorry for your loss. It is one of the hardest things in life have to say good bye to those we love. But we do not want them to suffer either and if God is calling them home then we have to let them go no matter how much it tears our hearts out. I lost my father and my step-father, who was a second father to me. I loved them both dearly and it tore me up when the Lord called them home but my father had suffered from MS for over 20 years and my step-father became seriously ill, he lived for several months his desire to live was so strong but it was a battle he could not win.
The 2 things that give me comfort is that they are both no longer in pain and that one day I will see them again.

There is a Spark Team I-AM-DEBY started recently called Living Life While Grieving that you might want to check out here is the link : Team URL: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/
groups_individual.asp?gid=36285


You have my deepest sympathy on your loss and if there is anything I can do to help please let me know.

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GAYLESKI_ 3/28/2009 6:58AM

    Oh my goodness mom. Now I see why you said you had such a hard time writing this blog. emoticon and remember that I'm only a phone call away. I finally forced myself to come back on here more often since I have such great friends on here and it helps me to talk about things as well on here.

Hugs and kisses!
gayle

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2BFREE2LIVE 3/23/2009 9:56AM

    My dearest friend, I am numbed by the news of your Husbands passing. I can only imagine the heart ache your feeling right now. Inner peace will come to you as you realize that the Lord knows best and has ended the suffering he and you were going through. I am keeping you and your family in my prayers. Have peace in your heart. Sandy

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TERRMOR 3/23/2009 1:03AM

    Joanie,
I am so sorry. If you need someone to talk to I am here. My heart is aching for you. Please give our love to your family.
Terri

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SMYLEERED 3/20/2009 9:26PM

    Oh my Joani, huggggssss....please accept my condolences. My prayers are with you, your daughter and your dear husband. God be with you all. emoticon

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MRSMILLER777 3/19/2009 9:31PM

    Momma Joani,

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Love,
Sandy

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SANDRA209 3/19/2009 7:13PM

    My deepest condolences on the loss of your husband

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1AVERY 3/19/2009 6:40PM

    I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your husband. I won't say I know what you are going through because I don't I can only imagine. I know you have thought this or heard it many times but when someone is in a lot of pain and suffering they are definitely in a better place. That isn't too say the people they leave behind are. I hope you have lots of family and friends to help you through this rough time. You take care of yourself and remember there are many people here ready to listen when you have something to say. Teri emoticon emoticon

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CALENSARIEL 3/19/2009 4:14PM

    Joanie, I am so very sorry. I know his struggles and yours have been long and hard. I pray that God will bless you with an overwhelming sense of peace and love and even direction in the middle of this grief as you begin the next part of your journey. Much love, Calen~


A Blessing

May you have the blessing of being consoled and sure about your dear husband's death.
May you know in your soul that there was no need for him to be afraid.
May you be assured that he has been given every blessing and shelter that he needs,
that there was a beautiful welcome for him in the home to which he has gone,
a home that was not somewhere strange, but back to one that his heart and soul never left.

May you, now, live peacefully and consoled in the presence of those who really love you.
May you have a wonderful urgency to live your life to the full, compassionately and creatively, transfiguring everything about you into a new, hopeful journey.
And at your journey's end, may your soul smile in the embrace of your "anam cara."*


(*Anam cara is Celtic for soul friend. )
(Blessing adapted from one of John O'Donohue's)





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WENDIT 3/19/2009 3:31PM

    My deepest condolences on the loss of your husband and friend. I cannot imagine going through what you are experiencing now, but I wish you all the positive support at this time of your life. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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