Monday, August 15, 2011

Our Darkest Days

This past weekend, my husband was tragically and unexpectedly taken from us.  I will not be discussing details.  I am asking for prayers not only for myself but for all his family and friends for strength, peace and comfort.  I am truly blessed with awesome support that has come around me and we will all, somehow, eventually get through this.

I have spoken to our social worker and she assured me they will NOT take LittleBuddy and SweetPea away.  No way, no how.  Thank God.

I cannot even being to thank everyone that has posted words of encouragement, love and support on FB and Twitter.  All the friends that have called, shown up at the house and emailed.  My family that has come or is coming from near and far.  I could not of endured this alone and am so very very very grateful for you all.

66 comments:

Hope said...

I am so sorry. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

My name is Andy. said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. You will be in my thoughts.

JJ said...

Sending you lots of prayers, strength, love and healing for you and your family.

Kadi Prescott said...

This was the devotional I read today. God spoke to my heart and wanted me to share it with you:

"Yes, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me." (Psalm 23:4)

God never leaves us. I know you know this probably better than anyone. But when we are going through that valley, it is not always easy to keep our faith. Often times, our flesh wants to give up. Keep your eyes on Him and you WILL get through this. The father of lies will not win. There will be victory in this victimization. It is God's promise and that will never fail. I love you and am praying for you continuously. ~Kadi

And so it goes said...

There are no words...

My heart breaks for you. May you find comfort and peace in the friends, loved ones and strangers who are surrounding you in these dark days.

AwkwardMoments said...

Prayers ti your friends and family

Dresden said...

I am so so sorry. Words just do not cover it. Thinking of you.

donna said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. Sending healing thoughts your way.

Misc Momma said...

I'm so very sorry for your loss. I hope you have the support you need to get through this time! My thoughts & prayers are with you.

Denver Laura said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I live in the metro area and if you need any help at all with the kiddos, just let me know. We're renewing our foster license so we can provide overnights if needed too...

Ms.Christy said...

Oh my Melissa! I am so sorry and so shocked. I will be praying my friend! Love you.

Blonde in Pearls said...

Melissa,

While I do not yet really know you, I simply had to stop by to offer my condolences. My heart aches for all that you are going through. Please know that you will be in my family and prayers. Many, many hugs.

Cheryl

Snow Mommy said...

So sorry! Praying for you and your family!

Sunday said...

You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Lavender Luz said...

Sending you a heart full of love.

Mrs. Gamgee said...

OMG, I am so very sorry Melissa! You and your family are in my prayers.

Melissa, Multi-Tasking Mama said...

Oh, Melissa! I have no words, my sweet friend. I am so sorry. Prayers, hugs and love.

Suzy, Not a Fertile Myrtle said...

Oh Mel, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.

Peace be with you.

Sara said...

I am a LONG time reader and I just wanted to extend my condolences. My prayers are with you and your family. Please dont forget to also take care of yourself.

Laurel said...

I'm praying for you, Melissa. My heart hurts for you and everyone that loved the love of your life. Much love and prayers...I wish I could squeeze you for real. xoxo

The Liz Logelin Foundation said...

Melissa,

We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your husband. We wanted to reach out and let you know that the Liz Logelin Foundation is here if and when you need us. We provide finanicial support to widows and widowers with children.

Please feel free to check out our website for more information and an application for assistance. http://thelizlogelinfoundation.org Or feel free to email us with questions inquiries@thelizlogelinfoundation.org

Sincerest condolences,

The Liz Logelin Foundation

Stella said...

Melissa, you and your family and friends have been in my thoughts and prayers. Please know that you are surrounded by love and support both near and far and you will continue to be thought of and prayed for as you navigate this difficult time.

Marie Evelyne Lanathoua-Good said...

Melissa I am so sorry...do not know even what to say....praying for you!

Megan, aka LadyofMoonlight said...

Melissa,

I am so, so, so very sorry for your loss, and for the loss of all those around you. I'm not even sure if I've ever posted before, I've been reading for awhile and have been meaning to congratulate you on the pending adoption of your children. But wow... I am so sorry. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

-Megan

Katja of Skimbaco said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep you in my prayers.

Meathead said...

I am so so so sorry for your loss. My heart broke for you reading this. Take care the best you can. one step at a time.
Lots of love and prayers sent your way. I've been reading your blog for over 3 years now. (This is Lana from the old blog "the kids did what?!")

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry for your loss.. you and your family are in my thoughts
`Lucy

Willy's Auntie said...

I am so very sorry to hear of this loss in your life. I will be praying for you and LB and Sweet Pea. My heart just aches for you all. I pray that God will give you strength and peace.

Claire said...

I'm so sorry.

Admin said...

I am so sorry...you and your family are in my thoughts.

SocialWrkr24/7 said...

I know I sent you a message on Twitter, but I wanted to tell you again... I am so so sorry to hear about this devastating loss. I can only hope that you continue to feel the warmth of our support surround you and know that God is holding you all in the palm of his hand right now. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you need ANYTHING.

XOXO

Kristin said...

OMG Melissa, I am so very sorry. My heart is breaking for you. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you.

Greg - TellingDad said...

Melissa, I am so very sorry for your loss and all of the heartache you are undoubtedly going through. Know that there is a huge support net out there for you, even from those you've never met face to face. You will be in our prayers and I know you'll be wrapping those children in every bit of love you both wanted to give. All the best to you and I wish I knew more to say. God bless.

Clementine said...

I am a long time reader of your blog, and just want to say how very sorry I am for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Tonya said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. You and your kiddos are in my thoughts and prayers.

Delenn said...

I have often stopped by here for your Perfect Moments posts and have marveled at your family. I am so so sorry for your loss.

Denise said...

This is so unfair. I am so very sorry for your loss.

Carrie said...

Oh my gosh. I know I don't really know you - I may not even have ever posted on here, but reading this took my breath away and brought me to tears. I am so, so sorry :(

Judy said...

I send you the biggest hugs and much love, my friend. May memories comfort you.

Kate the Great said...

I'm so sorry for your tragic loss. Your family is in my thoughts & prayers.

Diane said...

I am so sorry for your loss. May God be with you and give you strength as you go through these dark days.

Chris Bird said...

Melissa, you remain in my thoughts and prayers. May God provide you the comfort you seek right now.

"Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden." - Matthew 11:28

Penelope said...

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Christ. If we are distressed, it is for your comfort and salvation; if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which produces in you patient endurance of the same sufferings we suffer. And our hope for you is firm, because we know that just as you share in our sufferings, so also you share in our comfort. (2 Corinthians 1:3-7 NIV)

Scott and Becky said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. You will all be in our family and personal prayers.

Aimie said...

So sorry for your loss. We will be praying for you all who are left behind while your husband gets things ready for you all in heaven. I am sure he is telling Jesus about how amazing you all are and how blessed he feels to have had you to share his journey of life with. The smiles of pure joy must be radiating as he is with our Lord and Savior speaking of his heart here on earth. May God comfort you in this time of loss, pain and sadness. Know you are in the prayers of many who wish you only goodness and comfort.

Blessings and hugs~
Aimie

Mama Melissa said...

OMG wow. there are no words... shock. I'm sure that whatever happened it is an enormous shock to you and so very devastating. I'm SO VERY VERY sorry for your lost. Lifting up prayers for you and your family.

Melissa

Tiff said...

Oh, Mel, I am so sorry. Oh, and the There are no wwords. I will be praying for you, the kiddos, and the family. I love you!

gretchen from lifenut said...

I am so, so sorry you are walking through that brutal valley. I hope you find comfort in family, faith, and sweet memories. Prayers for you.

Sparks said...

I am so sorry for you loss. This was so not the post I was looking forward to seeing today. My heart is breaking for you and the kids. our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Keli S. said...

I am so very sorry for your loss Melissa. You and your family will be in my prayers. Much love to you today and everyday.

Kathy said...

Melissa,

I am so sorry for your loss. Though I don't know you well, I have visited and commented on your blog many times over the past year via Lori's Perfect Moment Mondays. I always enjoyed reading what you had to share and seeing the adorable pictures you posted of your family.

You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers as your mourn your husband's death. Life can be so unfair. I wish you strength, courage and peace during this heartbreaking time. Hang in there.

"What we have once enjoyed and loved deeply we can never lose. For all that we love deeply becomes a part of us." ~ Helen Keller

Called to Foster Momma said...

My heart aches for y'all.

Lord,
Only you know the plans you have for this family o' Lord... We thank you for the many years this family had together. We praise you for the love and joy those releationships brought. We know that even amidst the darkest days you are in control and love each of us more than we can imagine. We pray for your mighty strength holds up this sweet family while they grieve the loss of their beloved husband and daddy. We ask you comfort their hearts with your peace as they take this time to mend. We ask that you guide them by truth as they move through this new path you've laid ahead. Lord we ask you surround them with your love! ~ Amen!

Kir said...

Oh Mel, oh my goodness, I am so sorry. So very sorry. My heart just aches for this loss.

Please know I will keep you in my heart and prayers , on my mind.

I can't even make words for this comment, I am stunned and my heart is broken for you.
xo

Discount Chica said...

I am so sorry for your loss.

So very sorry.

moxiejava13 said...

So so sorry Melissa. My heart aches for you and yours. Please know you are in my prayers. May God's healing hands be upon you.

Just Me said...

I was directed from another blog to yours about your tragic loss. I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your kids in my prayers.

Amanda said...

So sorry to hear of your loss. Blessings.

Amy (ArtsyBookishGal) said...

I am praying for you and your family right now.

Amy // amyismyfriend at aol dot com

Imafoster said...

Prayers are with you!

Lynn said...

I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I lost my dad on Tuesday and I know my grief is overpowering. I cannot imagine having only recently found such happiness to then have to face such pain. I hope you are able to find comfort and peace soon.

JustHeather said...

I am so very sorry for you and your family's loss, Melissa.

lowfatlady said...

I am so sorry for your loss.

Leah said...

I am so sorry. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Mary said...

I am SO sorry for your tragic loss (even though I don't know you personally.) Prayers of support and healing as you and your family grieve.

Miss Tori said...

Mel, I'm am so sorry for the loss of your husband. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Robin said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. I cannot imagine what that must be like.
(Just found your blog through eyesopened wider)

 

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