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Greg

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Greg, my son, has lost his battle with cancer. The Lord took him early Monday morning. He last couple of days were very difficult - he could no longer move and was having a hard time breathing. But, he had gone to sleep and aroused only briefly a couple of time.

There have been so many blessings in our family during this time. He and his brother, Geoff, resolved their differences and had some special times sharing. And Geoff and his sister, Kathi, have also reconciled some.

Now we are planning a family graveside time and then a service at the church for his friends. Not sure of the date yet - the Holidays have delayed some of the procedures. And our pastor is in the hospital - again - with cellulitis. But this is giving me some time to relax and catch my breath. I had not realized how tired i had become.

I want to thank every one for their prayers and caring during this time. We have some wonderful friends and neighbors who have been so giving.
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HORSEHABIT 1/5/2014 2:58PM

    My deepest condolences on your loss and prayers for peace so that you can rest.
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MARTHA-ANN 1/2/2014 6:23AM

    I'm so sorry for you and your family Barb, you know Greg at peace is safe in the arms of God.
Stay strong, thinking of you all.
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EDDYMEESE 1/2/2014 12:53AM

    I am so sorry for the loss of your son
you and your family are in my thoughts


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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 1/1/2014 10:37PM

    I am so sorry to hear about Greg. Thank you for letting us know. I'm glad he is not in any more pain or suffering.

I know you must be exhausted right now. I think it actually really helps to have some time before the funeral or memorial service. That way you aren't so tired and can be more "present".

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LILYDOG11 1/1/2014 8:15PM

    I'm so sorry for the loss of your son Greg I know we all prayed for him. I hope the coming weeks and months will not be too difficult. **Hugs**. Lesley

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BECKYSRN 1/1/2014 7:25PM

    I'm very sorry for your loss. I know from experience that losing a child is devastating--we're not supposed to bury our kids.
You and yours will be in my prayers.
Becky
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THEEXERCISER 1/1/2014 6:27PM

    so very sorry for your loss

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USMAWIFE 1/1/2014 6:21PM

    emoticon So very sorry to hear of Greg's passing

glad he was able to have peace with his siblings

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ALFBUNDY 1/1/2014 5:16PM

    May OUR LORD wrap HIS LOVING ARMS around you & your WHOLE FAMILY during this trying time. My deepest sympathy to you in the loss of your son Greg.

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FENWAYGIRL18 1/1/2014 5:10PM

    I am so sorry for your loss my heart weeps for you I can't imagine losing a child, they say it's the worst and I believe it. I'm glad that they got to reconcile before he was taken away.
I can't imagine how exhausted you must be physically and emotionally, I wish you the very best and may emoticon god bless you and your family during this very difficult time.
At least he won't be suffering anymore and now you have your own guardian angel,god bless!

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CHICKPEA23 1/1/2014 5:09PM

    I am so sorry for your loss. I just said a prayer for you and your family. I hope you find peace, comfort, and healing during this time.
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