Friday, December 17, 2010

My father passed away last night. Words cannot express my sorrow and grief. I wish I could pay tribute to him, but he was a very private and gentle soul and I wish to leave it that way. Your prayers are much appreciated.

Understandably, I will be taking a break, but I wish all of you, my friends, a happy and wonderful Christmas.

112 comments:

FLOWERSHOPGURL said...

Oh Jane, I was just stopping by to thank you for leaving your kind comment about my sick mom. I'm so very sorry for your loss, I wish I could reach out and give you a big hug and offer some comfort to you and your family.
Hugz,
Kim

Susie Q said...

Oh Jane! I am so, so sorry for your great loss.How I wish I could hug you and help you in some way.
Bless you...you, and all your family, will be in my prayers.
Praying God will give you comfort and strength.
Love,Sue

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Oh Jane, I am So Very Sorry for your pain... I understand how you feel and will include you and your family in my prayers...I wish I could comfort you with a hug, but you will need time... Love and Hugs to you, Donna

Coloradolady said...

Jane, I am so sorry for your loss. Words are just inadequate at a time like this. I will keep you in my prayers and your family. May God give you strength to make it during this difficult time. Hugs sweet friend, so sorry once again, Love, Suzanne

Linda Chapman said...

Prayers.....I am so very sorry for your loss. Please know so many are thinking of and praying for you tonight.

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Jane, I am so sorry about your loss. I will say a prayer for you and for your family and am sending a big hug your way.
Courtney

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Jane,
I'm so sorry to hear this sad news...please know that I will be praying for YOU and YOUR FAMILY.

Blessings,
Linda

Tricia - A Rosy Note said...

Oh Jane, that is so sad. I'm so sorry for your loss. I pray that God will give you and your family strength during this difficult time. ♥ Tricia

Anita said...

Jane, I am so sorry to hear about this loss in your life. I am sure you are comforted by many happy memories. I will definitely be lifting you and your family up in my prayers for comfort and healing:-) Lots of hug!!!!

Bella said...

Oh Jane, I am so very sorry for your loss. I am sending you a big hug, and keeping you and your family in my thoughts.
Hugs to you..
Bella

Tina said...

Oh sweet Jane, I am so glad I popped in. I am so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. My heart and prayers are with you and your family. Sending you all my love and the hugest hug. Take care ~ Tina xx

Sherry said...

Jane,
I am so sorry for your loss. I also want to send you a big hug. Prayers for you and your family.
Sherry

Sharing with Sherri said...

I'm so very sorry for the loss of your father Jane... so sad.
Sending you (((((hugs))))) and wishing you strength through this difficult time....

Love, Sherri

T's Daily Treasures said...

So sorry to hear of your father's passing. Praying for comfort and peace for you and your family during this difficult time. Blessings, Tammy

La Dolfina said...

Oh my I am so sorry for your loss.
Donna over at A Perfect Gray lost her Father this past week. My Mom lost her beloved Father in December 50 years ago. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
God Bless you and your family.
Love,
Terri

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh Jane my heart is just breaking for you and your family...What a GREAT loss to all of you...Many prayers coming your way my Dear friend...Hugs and love, Gl♥ria

Lynn said...

I am so sorry for your loss.. I have you and your family in my prayers..
Blessings,
~Lynn

BonjourRomance said...

Dear Jane,
I am sorry for the loss of your dear father. Please know that I will be praying for comfort and peace for you and your entire family.
All my best,
Mimi

Maggie B said...

Dear Jane,
I am so sorry for your loss.
Thinking of you during this sad time and wishing you and all your family a peaceful, healing Christmas together.
Maggie

Ⓙaη @ ฿◎ßßƴ℘ḯη❝﹩ ℬ◎aґdẘαʟк ツ said...

Jane, my heart breaks for your and your family. I'm so very sorry. Please know that your friends in blogland are keeping you in their hearts. I am asking the Lord to surround you with the warmth of His comfort, soothe your pain, and provide you with His peace.

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Oh Jane, I'm so sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my prayers.
Blessings,
Marcia

Jeanette said...

I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you.

Raine and Sage said...

Jane my sincerest condolences to you and your family in what is a very sad time. I seem to be surrounded by so much sadness recently, and the only positive I take from it is to 'get on with it' and treasure the important people. A warm hug to you I am sending, and see you when you return. Sonia x

Helen said...

Dear Jane,
My heart aches for you.
Helen

trash talk said...

May God comfort and keep y'all during this sad, difficult time. May you find peace through the pain...which is a reminder of how much you loved and how much you were loved. God bless you all.
Debbie

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Jane I'm so sorry for your loss, you are in my thoughts. Take care.

Nancy H. said...

I am so sorry to hear your news. We are praying that God will help you f ind comfort and peace.

Daydream Living said...

I'm so sorry for your lost Jane, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Love, Maureen

Karen said...

The voice is silent, but the spirit echoes still....

Jane, my heart goes out to you, so sorry for your loss.

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Jane...I am so very sorry to hear this news. Please take gentle care and may your sweet memories comfort you at this difficult time. I will hold you and yours closely in prayer!

Blessings!
Gail

Faye said...

Take all the break you need....We lost my mother in law in August and I am so blessed to say she was my "mother" in every way...I still miss her but know she is in a better place...

Just know you are surrounded by those who are sending prayers to you and your family.....

Hugs to you, Faye

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

My dear friend Jane.... please know how much I am thinking of you and your family... no words I can write will take away your pain right now, but time will ease it a little...you are in my prayers sweet lady... xoxo Julie Marie

sissie said...

Dear sweet Jane,
I am so sorry to hear about your Father. My prayers and thought are with you as you and your family go through this difficult times.

God Bless you my dear and may he give you strength.

hugs
Sissie

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Take care,
~Debra XXX
Capers of the vintage vixens

Penny said...

Jane, Words are so inadequate. I lost my Father in Dec. too and each year I think of him at Christmas and instead of it being sad it has become a comfort. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Dear Jane,
I am so sorry to hear of this. I will be thinking of you and praying for you and your family. Take your time and we will be here for you when you come back.
Lot of love to you,
Robin

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I am so incredibly sorry Jane.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and Al and your family right now.
Please know that so many of us are thinking of you.
Again, I am so sorry my friend.
I am hear to talk anytime.
Hugs,
Cindy

Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

I am so very sorry for your loss Jane. There are no words to say but just know there are a lot of friends out here who are praying for you. May your heart be comforted and you feel peace during this difficult time.
Hugs and prayers,
Tammy

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Janie, I want to offer my condolences on the loss of your dear father. You will be in my prayers. xxoo

Pat said...

Dear Jane
My heart goes out to you. I am keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Love, Pat

Chez Zizi said...

Jane, I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers go out to you and your family during this sad time.
Hugs, Zizette

Vintage Simple said...

Oh, Jane...! I am so sorry..! You and your family will be in my thoughts.

Sending you much love,
-maria

Sailing Simply said...

Jane I am so sorry to hear of your fathers passing. I pray you and your family will feel the love and comfort of our father in heaven during the days to come. I will keep all of you in my prayers.
Sending you Hugs!

Theresa said...

Oh my DEAR FRIEND, I am so sorry for your loss! I am here for you if you need me!

Love and prayers and HUGS! Theresa

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

Jane, my deepest condolences. Oh how my heart goes out to you. My father passed away when I was 19, so I know how you are feeling. But you can take comfort in knowing that your father will always be with you. Please know that you and your family will be in my prayers.
Blessings,
Gloria

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Dear Jane....I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. Some of us already know of what you are feeling and our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.~Hugs, Patti

Shirley said...

Jane, I am so sorry for your loss. I can throughly relate to you losing someone during the holiday season. My mother and father both passed away during this month. The 18th and the 25th. I am extending hugs and prayers to you and your family. Hugs Your Missouri Friend.

Barb said...

Oh sweet Jane,
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
I ask that God comfort all of you with His peace.
XOXO,
Barb

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Oh my Dear, I am so sorry for your loss. Especially at this time of year.

Gentle hugs...

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Jane, no words can express how sorry I am for your loss.
Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers...

Love
Sonny

cityfarmer said...

Jane, I hope you gain comfort from all of us who love you.
Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
take as much time as you need.

carry your memories forever, dear friend.

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

So sorry for your loss. Take time with your family....talk to you soon.

Sherri B. said...

Dear Jane,

My prayers and my heart are with you...My father past away many years ago so I understand the sting of this..The LORD will be with you and not leave your side.

~Country Lady~ said...

Jane, may you and your family be comforted during your time of grief. I pray that the wonderful memories of time well spent with your precious dad helps carry you through and eases the pain somewhat. Time has a way of healing the aching heart. Hugs to you friend, and Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Kathy said...

Sweet Jane....
Lifting you and your family up before the Thrown this morning.
Respecting your privacy and wrapping you in my love.
God Bless...
Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Charlene said...

Jane, My heart breaks for you! I am soooooooooooooo sorry!!!!!!!!!! I lost my precious Daddy 5 years ago & it is still so very painful & I miss him so. Being so close to Christmas this is EXTRA hard for you. Know that I am sending hug, prayers, & love to you. Take time for you sweet friend. HUGS!
Charlene

Marigene said...
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Marigene said...

Jane, I am so very sorry for the loss of your father. May your beautiful memories sustain you during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Hugs to you,
M

Knitty said...

I am so sorry for your loss. There are never adequate words at a time like this. You and your family will be in my prayers.

Gentle hugs,
Charlene (Knitty)

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

My dear Jane, my heart goes out to you in your time of loss. I'm so sorry it had to be at Christmas time. My mother lost her mother on Christmas Eve and I know it made the holiday bitter sweet. Thinking of you and sending you wishes of comfort.

Brenda Kula said...

Jane, I'm so sorry. And so close to Christmas. I will keep you in my thoughts (and my pocket.) Which means I hold you close to my heart.
Brenda

Kelli said...

Jane, I am so very, very sorry for your loss. :( My Daddy has been gone for nearly 13 years and I am still a Daddy's girl. Wish I could give you a hug, my friend. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Jane, I am so sorry to hear about your father. I know you have a heart full of wonderful memories to help you thru your time of sorrow.
Hugs,
Penny

Donna said...

Wish I could say something magical that would be a comfort to you so let me just say this...How special your father must have been that the Lord would want him to come home just as we have the most special celebration on earth! He gets to celebrate in Heaven. I hope for you, that each year you can smile that not only is it Christ's birth but also your father's birthday into heaven. Sending hugs for you and peace for your family as you go through this. -Donna

Stacey said...

Jane, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family have my prayers.

Hugs,

Stacey

Lynn said...

Jane, I am so so sorry to hear about your dad and your sadness.
I am thinking of you.

Olive Cooper said...

Dearest Jane, I will pray for you and your family. hugs♥O

Kelsie From Our Country Home said...

Jane I am so sorry for your loss...I am praying for comfort and strength for you and your entire family during this time.

Blessings and Prayers
Kelsie

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Oh Sweetie, I am so sorry to hear about your Father. Now I know why you were on my mind often today. I decided to stop by and see how you are doing. My prayers are with you.
Fondly
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Lori said...

Oh Janie ~ I am so so sorry to hear this. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family during this time. I wish I could come over and give you a big hug. xoxo

Janie's World said...

Oh, Jane, I am so sorry to hear this devasting news. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry for your loss.

Bless you,
Janie

White Ironstone Cottage said...

Sweet Jane
I am so sorry to hear about your Dads passing
May you and your family feel comforted to know you are surrounded by love and prayers
Blessings
Pam

Shabbyfufu said...

I was just stopping by to wish you holiday goodness Jane, and am instead going to offer you my sympathies and lots of virtual hugs. I lost my father many years ago, it's tough to go thru....Janet

My Grama's Soul said...

Oh dear Jane......What can one say about such a devastating loss?? I am so very sorry.

Gentle hugs and prayers are being sent to you today.

Xo

Jo

Susan said...

Jane, I am so sorry to see this news of losing your dear father. You are in my prayers,
Susan

Suzann said...

I am lifting you in prayer.

My sincerest condolences.

Frenchy said...

Omgosh Omgosh I am so sorry ! I love you ! Hope you find peace and i don't know what to say !Big warm hug from me !
I am here for you if you want to talk !
isafrenchy@gmail.com

Theresa said...

I was sitting here with you on my mind and in my heart, just wanted you to know:) Love you bunches, praying for all of you! (((((HUGS}}}}}

Suzann said...

Blondie,
I am so sorry to hear the news today,
No words will take away the pain just know my thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family at this time.
Suzann

Sarah said...

Jane, my heart aches for you. You and your family will be close in my thoughts and prayers during this time of loss. Sending hugs of love and caring thoughts, my friend. ~ sarah

xinex said...

I am terribly sorry, Janie. I can understand how you feel and I don't think I can say anything that will make you feel better but just know that you are all in my prayers and thoughts. Please take care and please let me know if there is anything I can do....Christine

Chatelaine said...

My prayers and condolences to you and your family. My heart is saddened by your news.

Paula said...

Jane...I'm so sorry to hear this sad news. Know that you are loved and sending a big hug to you! Keeping you in my prayers sweet Jane. Take care,
paula

Shellbelle said...

I hope you can feel the love and concern of all your blogging friends as we gather here to wrap our arms around you and your family in this time of great sorrow.

Heartfelt condolences, sweet one.

Rachel said...

Im so sorry Jane.Wishing you a Merry Chistmas despite your loss. Hugs,Rachel

*French Farmhouse 425*

Bonnie said...

Hi Jane, I haven't been blogging for awhile and have just come across your sad, sad news. I am sending you a big hug across the miles and hope you find comfort in all the wonderful memories you have of your dad.

Love, Bonnie

Aunt Snow said...

Very sorry for your loss. My heart and thoughts are with you and your family.

Scribbler said...

Losing a parent is one of life's most difficult passages. Both of mine have been gone a while now -- my father left us on July 4, 1981. It is something you will never forget, in that it becomes a part of the tapestry of your life. I promise you, although it doesn't seem that way now while your grief is fresh, you will remember him with pleasure one day. This day will fade. My heart is with you.

Cabin and Cottage said...

I'm sorry to hear of your father's passing. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family. Jacqueline

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Jane, my heart is breaking for you...sadly, I know how you feel as I have lost my precious daddy too...we are never ready to let them go....no matter how long we are blessed enough to have them....please know that you will be in my prayers...the thing that gives me the most comfort is know that I will see him again....

Much love...

Lou Cinda

Lori E said...

Know that there are many people thinking of you and your family today. Big hugs to you Jane.

Mary said...

Bob and I are so very sorry to hear of your loss, especially at this time of year. Jane dear, you and your family are in our prayers and thoughts...........hopefully the wonderful memories of your dear father will comfort you in the darkness of this sad time.

Hugs, Mary

Natasha said...

Jane, I am so sorry to hear this. I have been away in Hong Kong on a holiday and have been catching up today on blogging. Please accept my deepest sympathy. I too wish I could send you a big hug.

Thinking of you....

Blessings,
Natasha.

Stacey said...

Jane, i am truly sorry for your loss. I will be praying earnestly for you and your family. Lots of Love and Hugs to you. Blessings and strength, Stacey

Deanna said...

Sweet Janie,
you and your family are in our prayers.

Deanna

GWENDOLYN KAY said...

I am so sorry. My deepest sympathies.
Gwen from Gwenny's Place.

SmilingSally said...

I feel so badly for you Jane.

Karie's Chic Creations said...

I am so sorry. May God Bless you with His Peace.

Jane said...

Jane,
I am very sorry to read this news. My prayers to you and your family.
Jane

La said...

Somehow in the hub-a-bub of holiday preparations, I missed this post. I am so sorry for your loss, Jane.

I am sending positive thoughts and compassion your way. La

Sue said...

Janie, I am so sorry I missed reading about the loss of your dad until now. Please know that my thoughts are with you during this difficult time. I'll offer special prayers in mass tomorrow. xoxo Sue

Sandra said...

Sending you big hugs, Jane. I am sorry for the passing of your father. Please know that I am keeping you and your family in my prayers. HUGS
Sandra

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Oh Dear Jane, I am so very very sorry about your dear Dad. I am sorry I missed it, as I have been touch and go this week out here. A big warm hug to you, I am very sorry. XXX000

Blooming Rose Musings said...

Jane, I am so sorry for your sad loss. I send a big hug your way and will hold you in my thoughts and prayers. Please take some comfort in knowing that your dad will always be in your heart and in your memories. We all love you.

bj said...

Oh, sweetie, I've not been posting as much and I missed this news.
I am so very sorry. We all share in the loss of a father.
My prayers for comfort for you and the family.
love, bj

Morning T said...

My heart goes out to you Jane! I know how hard it can be to lose a parent so close to the holidays as we lost my sweet dad on December 31st just two years ago.

I wish you blessings in 2011!
Hugs~
Tricia

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Oh, Jane...I am so sorry! I remember losing my dad. It was a big loss for me and took qutie a bit of time to heal. I am sending a big hug to you and your family. You will be in my thoughts and prayers...especailly during this Christmas season...hugs...Debbie

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Janie, I read the post about this one, but I also wanted to be sure and post here.

My heart aches for you, sweetie pie, and my prayers go with you throughout the days ahead. I'm so very sorry about your dad, and I hope and pray that you find comfort in the love of family and friends.

In deepest sympathy,

Sheila

bj said...

Hi, Blondie girl,
Thanks for stopping in today.

I've thought of you during your sad time thru this holiday. You are in my prayers as well as the rest of your family.
love and kisses, bj

Jeanne said...

Dear Jane, I am so sad for your loss, my heart is breaking for you. You and your family are in our prayers..take care dear Jane

Jeanne xxx

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Jane, I am so so sorry for your loss. I'm having a new year's catch-up with my bloggy friends and was just saddened to the core to see this post. Like everyone else, I wish I could reach out and hug you. I love that you still put together a beautiful Christmas...I'm sure that meant a lot to your family.

A healthy and happier 2011 to you, dear Jane. My heart is with you.

Laura xoxox

Ashley said...

Oh Jane somehow I missed this post in the craziness of the holidays. I am so sorry for your loss. I will be praying for you and your family.