Monday, May 18, 2015

~Heavy Hearts~

Saturday afternoon we received a terribly sad phone call from Dick's brother, telling us that little Alex, one of our nephew's 6 week old twins, had passed away suddenly that morning. Earlier that same day we learned that my aunt, the last member of our parents' generation, was in hospice. She died early Sunday morning.


She lived a long, full life and will be sorely missed by our whole family. We never got to meet little Alex but are comforted by the fact that he is now with his great-grandma and great-grandpa whose name he shared.  That same evening we sang with our choir  the choruses of  Handel's Messiah  with heavy hearts, trying to focus on the text as well as the music, and the promise of Christ's Resurrection. May that promise bring peace and comfort to our whole family as well. 

23 comments:

Merry said...

So sorry to read this sad news Judy. Condolences and hugs to everyone during this sad time.

Tired Teacher said...

My deepest sympathy for the loss of two special individuals. May your family members find peace and comfort through their faith.

Jeanne said...

So sorry for both of your losses. Prayers for you and your family during this difficult time.

Janet said...

I'm so very sorry to hear of your loss, Judy. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Araignee said...

My deepest sympathies for your losses. One so young and one who lived a full life but left so many missing her. I'll be keeping you in my thoughts at this difficult time.

Marilyn K said...

Judy, I'm so sorry for your loss. I will keep your family in my prayers. Hugs.

Rian said...

This is so sad. I am sorry for your loss and will hold you in my heart.

Barbara C said...

i'm very sorry for your losses Judy. My condolences to you and your family.

kathy b said...

Oh NO JUDY! How horrific. Losing a twin is devastating especially at 6 weeks. Email me if you want. Was it late onset sepsis?
BIG HUGS To you all. Big hugs

Caffeine Girl said...

I am so sorry for these losses, especially the baby. Your nephew and his wie must be devastated.

Cyra said...

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your loved ones Judy. Such an emotional time for you all. So sad.

Dee said...

I'm so sorry for your losses. Steve and I are sending our thoughts and prayers your way.

karen said...

I am so terribly sorry about your losses. Holding them both in my prayers.

Mereknits said...

Oh Judy I am so, so sorry for all the loss. You can celebrate your Aunt's life because it was so long and wonderful, but the loss of a baby is hard to understand isn't it? I am sending prayers to your family, especially the parents of that little boy.
Meredith

Wendy said...

So sorry to read this Judy...may God give peace to your family during this time of grief for the lost loved ones. Sending a big hug your way, and prayers across the miles for your family.

desertskyquilts said...

It's hard when you realize everyone in the generation before you is gone. You are now the heads of the family, and you are the ones people will turn to for wisdom. I never feel like I have any! I'm so sorry for the young parents.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

I am so sorry for you and your family's loss, Judy. May our Heavenly Father bless and comfort you all. love and hugs ~ tanna

straythreads said...

So sorry for your losses. Hugs

Nancy Kay said...

Love to you all.

elns said...

Oh Judy, I'm so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you and yours.

JK said...

Awe hon, I am so very sorry to hear of your recent losses and it is never an easy thing to respond to. Please know that my heart and prayers are going out to you and your family.

Hugs darlin
JK

SueR said...

So sad to read this news, Judy, my heart and sympathies go out to your family. Take care.

Fünfzigerjahremädel said...

Dear Judy,
it's so hard to understand the death of a child,but also we miss our old members of the family!
I'm thinking of you and your family in this sorrowful times.
Best wishes,Ulla