Old Sweetwater

Old Sweetwater

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Update

Blogging friends, my father passed away Monday morning. I was blessed to be at his side when he took his last breath.

Thank you for all your emails, comments, prayers and words of encouragement.

Big hugs,
Janean

61 comments:

Emma said...

Janean my heart goes out to you...x

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Janean,

I was sorry to hear of your fathers passing and I am sending my sincere condolences.
May you find comfort, at this sad time.

Sending love and hugs
Carolyn

Allie and Pattie said...

Janean, you, your father, and your family will be in my prayers. You WERE blessed to share the time with him and I'm sure he's watching with much pride.
xoxo Pattie

Mari said...

I'm so sorry to hear this, but so happy you were with him. You'll be in my prayers.

Danielle and Clint said...

O, I am so sorry to hear this! You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Jojo said...

Janean,

I am so sorry for your loss but so glad you could be there with him. You will be in my thoughts and prayers in the days to come.

Peace be with you.

Frau said...

My deepest sympathy for your loss. My heart goes out to you and your family. My your father rest in peace.
((hugs))

Barb said...

Hi Janean,

So sorry to hear about your father, but as you said, such a blessing to be with him when his time came. My prayers will be with you and yours during this difficult time in your life.

Gentle hugs,
Barb

*The Beautiful Life* said...

Hi Janeen,

I am so sorry. I sure will keep you in my prayers and in my heart over the next days and weeks. Huddle in close to your family -- you'll all derive much comfort from each other now.

Keep us posted and know that your blog friends truly do care and you will truly be on our minds.

XOXO

Ruth

Kelli said...

I am so deeply sorry for your loss. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Karen said...

Bless your heart. I'm praying for you and your family. I've walked in your shoes (losing both of my parents just four months apart in 2008) and it's hard. Take care. Know that your blog-family is here to support you. So glad you could be with your father.
Hugs and blessings,
Karen
Ladybug Creek

Life At Camellia Cottage said...

Janean, he is at rest now, and soon it will be your chance to rest, restore and heal a bit. You have been in my thoughts a lot, maybe because I've so recently been where you are now, or maybe just because. Take care of yourself. Rest when you can, eat for strength, and remember to remember - the good times and bad, the funny times and the sad, as that is part of healing, too. Blessings, Becky G.

Cindy said...

i am sooooo sorry for your loss.....he can now watch over you from heaven and he can be healthy and pain free.....may God bless you and him....

big, big hugs, cindy

FairfieldHouse said...

No words, just hugs.

Your Friend,

Deborah

Tennis Girl said...

Big Hugs to you Janean.
xo
Robin

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. I know that when we lose a parent, it doesn't matter how old we are, the child inside longs for mommy or daddy. We'll keep you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time, and I hope you find the strength you need during this difficult time.

Dolores said...

Oh Janean, I'm so sorry to read of your father's passing; what a comfort and a blessing that you were with him......

Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Hugs,
Dolores

summersundays-jw said...

So sorry about you dad. You're in my thoughts & prayers today. Jan

Julie said...

Janean,
I was SOO thinking of you Monday as I knew what you had said would be going on... You, my sweet far away blog sister, are in my prayers, and I shed tears of sorrow for you and the rest of your family as you hold tight together through this...another moment in life that we all have to go through as family begins to
pass on from here. I know that I will have to face this probably this year with my mama, and I am just feeling for you. Please know you are in my conversations with our Father... LOVE to you and hugs and my sympathy to your family. Courage and togetherness as you make the decisions now that have to be made! God bless you....
Big hug...

Susan said...

Oh, dear Janean~
My heart is heavy with shared grief. I lost my Dad last October and I continue to miss him every day. It was a blessing though, that you could be with him at the end. May time heal your broken heart and may the precious memories you shared replace the emptiness you are feeling now.
Deepest sympathy and blessings, my friend.
Susan

Buttonchief7 said...

So sorry to hear about your father. We lost ours last October and it still doesn't seem real. We are comforted with the knowledge of where he is and of being united again in heaven. Going to visit the grandmas this week-end since it will be the first Father's day without our special Dad.

Oklahoma Granny said...

Janean, My deepest sympathy to you and your family.

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Oh Janean I'm so sorry. What a wonderful thing for your father though...to have you at his side knowing that he was loved dearly. His last moments were surrounded by love. My heart goes out to you and your family. Maura

the cardigan-inn said...

I am so sorry for your loss.
Love, Joni

Helen said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and family as you mourn the loss of your father.

Pondside said...

Thinking of you and yours.
xo

kpaints said...

So sorry to hear that...what a blessing you were with him. May God keep you and your family in his hands.

Sharon said...

I am so sorry to hear about your father.
Prayers for you and your family.

stefanie said...

oh, I am so sorry, but how special that you were with him!

Suz said...

janean,love to you from one daughter to another
God breathes into us our first breath...inhale
we return to Him breathing out our last breath.. exhale ..
you will meet again

McVal said...

Oh I'm so sorry! My prayers are with you and your family!

It's me said...

O my.......what a terrible news!.........I wish you lots of power, strength and love for the next few days ...What will you have a grief ............ thinking of you sweetheart ...it is so sad loosing your father !!! it's terrible !! it's now 17 years but a miss him everey day.........!!

We have also a funeral tomorrow..the father of our now only 10 weeks of deceased friend........live is hard some times.............darling i will give you the huge hug ever.............you are in my thoughts and prayers...............Ria

Bernie said...

Oh Janean I am so sorry for your loss. May your father RIP and may you and your family find the strength to see you through this sad time. God Bless and I will keep you in my heart and prayers ......:-) Hugs

sissie said...

Dear Janean,
I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

hugs
Sissie

Karen said...

Janean, I'm so sorry. I'm glad you were with him though. You and your family will be in my prayers. ((hugs))

~ Regan said...

Oh, Janean... I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I pray that all the wonderful memories of your father help you pass through the difficilt time.
With deepest sympathy,
Regan

Donna said...

I am so very sorry, sweet friend!

Dawn said...

I'm so sorry Janean. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
And a big hug too.
Dawn

Noni at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

I am so sorry for your loss, Janean. May God bless and comfort you and your family.

Just Breathe said...

((HUGS)) to you. You are in my thoughts and my prayers.

Lisa said...

I am sorry to hear it. I do hope your family is ok and that you have the time together to work through this loss. I know your sweet father is with God and is happy and smiling down at you all.
Hugs and prayers, Lisa

Technodoll said...

I am so heartbroken for you and your family, I don't know what to say except offer you my heartfelt condoleances and wrap you in a giant (( hug ))... Your father was blessed to have you by his side and he leaves a wonderful legacy, a big piece of him behind in your being... xoxoxoxo

Marina Mott said...

I'm so sorry! Please, be strong!

Dianna said...

Jeanen, I'm sorry to learn of your father's passing. I'm glad you were able to be with him to the end. Please know that our prayers are with you and your family.

Hugs to you!
Dianna

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

So sorry to learn of your loss. Peace and blessing to you and your family.
Hugs,
V

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I'll continue to pray for your family. I know there is much to do in the coming days. I'm so sorry for your loss.
Blessings,
Marcia

Janet - underthewillow said...

I am so sorry for your loss Janean.

Janet

Kelli said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. :( I know how difficult it is to lose your Daddy. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. So glad that you got to be with him.

Cindy (Letters From Midlife) said...

Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers as you deal with this loss.

dobco said...

Janean,
I am so sorry for your loss. Glad that you were there with him. Hugs come your way.

Rita said...

Oh Janean, I am so sorry to hear your news, but so thankful that you were able to be with him. It is so hard to lose a parent. Bless you.

chair up said...

I'm praying for you and your family Janean, for God's peace at such a difficult time. I hope you will be encouraged by happy memories of your Dad.
God bless you.
Angex

Sylvia said...

I'm so sorry, Janean.
I wish you and your family strength in this difficult time.
Sylvia

Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

I'm sure your father will contnue to inspire you and influence your life forever.

My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

Beverly @ My Sew Sweet Studio said...

So sorry to hear that you lost your father. It is a blessing that you were able to be with him though. My prayers for you and your loved ones as you get through this difficult time.

countrynmore said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. You are fortunate that you were with your dad. I wished that my father lived closer. I am in California and he lives in Washington state. Before my mil passed away, she was in a lot of pain, but just before she passed away, she had a huge smile on her face. It makes me wonder who she saw.

Bernie said...

Janean, I just want you to know I am thinking of you this evening. With it being Father's Day tomorrow I keep thinking about you and how you are feeling.
Keeping you in my heart and prayers always sweetie....:-)Hugs

Our really empty nest said...

Janean, I just read this and am so sorry for your loss. Sue

FILIGREE MOON said...

Janean, I am so sorry to hear of your father's passing. I have been away for a few weeks on vacation and am just now catching up on blogs. Please know that I care and will pray for peace for your family. Hugs, Angela

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I am so sorry for your loss, sweet friend. I know how much you will miss him. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I'm sending you HUGS today! ♥♥♥

Chatty Crone said...

Oh my goodness - this is the first time I have visited your blog - I am so sorry about the death of your father. I lost mine in 2003. It's sad and it hurts. So prayers and (((hugs))) to you.
sandie