Wednesday, November 23, 2011

There's A New Angel In Heaven



Our beloved family member Jimmy was called to his heavenly home, late yesterday afternoon.
He fought a long and courageous battle with his cancer, and was surrounded by his family and friends, when he quietly slipped away to be with the Lord.
It's a sad occasion, one is never prepared to say their goodbyes to a loved one.

When I first posted about Jimmy's illness back in 2009 http://abritintn.blogspot.com/2009/03/sad-event_25.html we were given very little hope, and yet he would never give up, always the positive one and grateful for each day he could spend with his beloved family.

As you go about your Thanksgiving plans, sharing a meal and enjoying family time, please keep us in your thoughts and prayers as we prepare to lay our loved one to rest.

26 comments:

Country Gal said...

I am sorry to hear of your loss.

Marilyn said...

May our loving Lord wrap his arms around you and your family and bring you comfort and peace at this sad time.♥♫

kathrin said...

I m so sorry !!!! bigh hugh Kathrin

Denise said...

How very sad Jo, and I am sorry to hear about Jimmy. Please know you're all in our thoughts and prayers. I'll be thinking of you all tomorrow and will say a special prayer for Jimmy and his family.

Cindy said...

I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your friend, Jimmy. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Hugs, Cindy

myomyohi said...

I am so sorry for your loss. You will be in my thoughts and prayers during this holiday season.

Kay said...

I am sorry for your loss.

Kay

Terry said...

Sad news indeed. I will pray.

Star said...

My condolences Jo, for you and your family. I will think about you tomorrow.

Hilary said...

I will definitely hold my family closer, and think of you having to endure this loss.

DJan said...

I will definitely keep you in my thoughts, and I am so sorry to learn of your loss. Blessings to you and yours.

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

I pray for him and your family ...

Theanne and Baron said...

Of course I will include you in my thoughts and prayers, deep regrets for this sadness in your family

Ginny said...

Keeping you in our thoughts at this very sad time for you and your family.

DeanO said...

My deepest condolences. Heaven..can you imagine? so says the song :)

Sunny said...

So sorry for your loss, Jo. It is always hard on the ones left behind. Praying Jesus will send His holy spirit to comfort your hearts.

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Dear Jo,
I've gotten so far behind in reading my favorite Blogs and now I finally come to visit and I see this sad news. I'm so very sorry that you and your family have to go through this. Jimmy sounds like a very brave man and he was obviously loved by you all. I will be thinking of you and your family tomorrow and in the days to come.
Maura X

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I know all of your hearts are breaking and are very sad.
I am so sorry. I wish there was something I could say to help. But there is not.
I can say prayers that all of you will be comforted
love
tweedles

Miriam said...

I'm so sorry to hear your news. Family, however we define it, is about the most important thing there is, and losing a family member is a very difficult thing. I hope that the holiday time together with the rest of your loved ones brings you joy and some peace for your heart.

matron said...

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

Anonymous said...

Jo dear ~
Sending you condolences at
this sad time and the prayer
that you and your Family will feel His sweet Presence, His healing
mercies, His love, His
strength, His comfort and
peace during the days ahead.

Gentility

Susie Swanson said...

So sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family have my condolences.. I will be praying for God to comfort each one..

Bluebell Woods said...

Blessings and I feel your pain, this is the first Thanksgiving without Alexandra. The first year is the worst because it's full of first times without...........I hope you had a chance to tell your loved one how you feel and its good that you have the reassurance of seeing him again some day. Thank God for that blessing, I don't know how people without faith get through life. I know this year would have been unendurable for us if we did not know we would meet Alex again some day.
Janice
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Roxie said...

Words aren't enough to carry the heart, but mine goes out to you. You are in my prayers. One of the prices of living long is losing people you love. Loving them is worth the pain, but that doesn't make it hurt less.

Betty said...

I went back to the earlier posting about Jimmy....I'm very sorry for you all.

My five siblings and my Mother died with cancer. One sister had Pancreatic Cancer...

God be with you all...

Betty @ Country Charm

L. D. Burgus said...

Loss is so hard and the watching of a disease that takes the loved one is so much more difficult. The cancer takes a toll of the health of all emotionally. Prayers for many days for you and your families that share the love of this wonderful man.