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  1. I am thinking of you Alison, hang in there, be strong, I know this is a tough time for you, I can relate to what you are going through, and I feel for you, I feel your pain.
    Stick to your rituals that you have taught all us woman, they will sustain you and help you through your days.
    Know that all the women who you have gave comfort to through your words are thinking of you right now.
    You are strong, I know you are, I know this is a terrible time for you, but you will get through this.
    God Bless you Alison.
    Take Care
    Your friend Melanie.

  2. From one who knows, it does really only hurt for a while. Then we are able to live with all the dear memories that made up the bulk of our dear ones life and not the small part that hurts. Love you Alison and all you have done through your blog to help and cheer so many. Here is some cheer for you.
    May the Lord bless you and keep you during this time, and my He comfort you and yours.
    Love,
    blog reader named Wendy

  3. Dear Ali ~ I am sorry for the pain you all are feeling.
    Life certainly is bittersweet.
    The past and all the memories will live on in the hearts and minds of all his loved ones.

  4. Oh I am so sorry! I just dont have the words Alison,I can only hold out a virtual hand to you and hope that you Know we are all thinking of you. xxx

  5. Alison,
    I feel your pain. My mother died very suddenly two weeks ago today. It has been awful. Today is her birthday and I feel so sad. I will pray for you.

  6. Oh, doll, empty words on an empty page doing nothing to fill your empty heart… All our words are truly meant to soothe that raw ache somehow even though they probably don't. I'm sorry that you and your family have this now. But you DO have them, your family. Be close to them and be sure to laugh about all those silly things your uncle used to do. Cry and Laugh. Then pray, because His words aren't empty. I'll pray with you. Blessings… Polly

  7. Your love shows through your words. I didn't expect to re-live something through them this morning, but it was a good thing.
    My family waited while our beloved mother left this world and it was surreal. I knew who truly loved her (and me) during those days. Their presence was a testament to her life and those she touched. People who had not seen her for years came to show their love and I am forever grateful they were there. It's during these times that people really let you love them.

  8. I am so very sorry. I do understand your pain: my former father in law, a wonderful man whom I have known since I was 16 will have his machines turned off Monday. If all goes "well," he will go into hospice care. I will say a prayer for your family.

  9. Alison, I am so sorry to hear that you are loosing someone so dear to you. My family and I experienced the same sort of heart wrenching pain as my Grandfather passed away. He was the center of our family…the very core. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you face this difficult time.
    Rhonda

  10. Dear Alison,
    I do hope that you can find some small measure of comfort through the comments left here. My thoughts and prayers go out to you at this difficult time.

  11. Alison, I am very sorry to hear of your loss. Life takes a funny ole' turn sometimes, doesn't it? I hope that you find some comfort in the wonderful family that you do have, and my prayers and thoughts are with you.
    Anna Marie
    PS: When are you going to write that book?

  12. I, too, understand… So sad for you all right now. Every one of you has a special, very unique and special bond with your uncle… and losing him feels as if a part of you is being ripped from your body and soul. I am there, right now as well… Life is beautiful, though… even though it hurts. God is good… Love you.

  13. I read your post and wanted to write something of comfort…but I've read these above posts and nothing I could say could add any further comfort….just breathe and tomorrow is another day.

  14. Many blessings to you Dear One. Remember to breathe.
    Know that you are thought of and your Uncle's presence in this life is celebrated.
    Kelly

  15. My best wishes go to you and your family at this very sad time Alison. Your family may be a different shape soon, but rest assured a loved one remains forever an integral part of that shape, albeit in the form of happy memories, anecdotes, photo's etc. By sharing these often, you will all keep him a still important part of his family. I smile at my beloved Poppa's (grandad) photo every day, and my daughter and I speak about him often and always feel he is with us still – when she was younger and it snowed, she thought he had sent it for her from heaven because she wished for it! I love that he is still part of our every day life in some way or other, and I am sure your family will find the same comfort in time.
    LOL xx

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