Thursday, March 12, 2009

A Painful Update....

My Dear blogging Friends As of last night I am back home with my family after the most painful and emotional 8 weeks of my life. Both of my parents have died... My Father first and my mother one week later... They were married for 56 years and I think that God planned it to happen this way for them ( only answer) because I don't think they could have lived without each other. The good thing is the last weeks of there life they lived in a hospice house and they both really suffered little to no pain. Thank you all so very much for your concern and kind words but for now my heart must grieve for the loss of beloved parents...

Hugs
Erin



61 comments:

cardcrazy said...

Erin, I'm so sorry to hear your news. My thoughts are with you.
(((HUGS))) Peggy

Chris said...

Oh Erin, I'm so sorry to read the news about your Parents Sweetie. It was meant to be like this I'm sure, as you say, they couldn't be parted. I'll be thinking of you while you grieve, wishing you well and I've missed you. Take care of yourself too Erin. Big hugs, Chris xxx

Tina said...

Oh my goodness Erin, I am so sorry to hear this news. Please know that my thoughts are with you. Let me know if there is anything I can do. Big Hugs!

Theresa said...

Erin, I am so, so sorry to hear of your loss. I have thought about you and your parents so often in the past weeks. {{{hugs}}} to you, my friend.

Theresa

Anita said...

Erin, you are and have been in my prayers. Take all the time you need. Sending hugs.

Naomi said...

Oh, Erin, how I hoped this wouldn't be the news. I know there is not one thing I can do or say to make you feel better. Between Sept/Nov 07 we lost 3 family members and a close family friend, so I know grieving is all there is to do. My family will be praying for yours. Please know that I care. Take care of yourself and let me know if you need anything at all.

Naomi

The Mama Monkey said...

Oh my goodness. I am so sorry to hear the news! Many blessings and prayers to you and your family.

Lyn S said...

I'm so sorry for your loss Erin. Take comfort in the fact that you were there for them both at the end, and remember all the happy times you spent together as a family.

Sending you a big {{hug}}

xxxLyn

Natalie said...

Erin, I am so sorry to hear about your Mum and Dad. You are in my thoughts.

Natalie x x x

Jane Wetzel said...

So sorry for your loss....They are home with God...Hang in there..keep the faith...

Barb Hardeman said...

Erin, I'm so sorry for the loss of your parents. How difficult it must be to lose them both so close to each other. I can't even imagine your pain. They are home now and rejoicing in their Savior. You grieve for however long it takes and in any way that takes shape for you. I know that your grief is not without hope. Hugs to you my dear friend...

scrappinmominky said...

Erin, I am so sorry for your loss. I can only imagine the grief you must be feeling. Take care of yourself and know that you have lots of friends that care.

Lydia said...

Oh Erin...

I'm so so sorry. I am praying for peace for you.

Hugs.

Lydia

Julie's Crafty Corner said...

Oh Erin I am so sorry to hear your sad news.Thinking of you and your family.
hugs
Julie x

Lisa Graves said...

Erin, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

StampingSeasons said...

Erin, I just happened across your blog and I can say I truley feel your pain. I was very very close to my nana and pop. She died of a heart attack.. and pop was sick at the time refused to eat and died a week exactly later. I was devestated. I also lost my wonderful father 5 months ago after doctors telling us he was going to be fine after he had stem cell replacement. I feel for you.

Louise Forsyth said...

Thinking of you Erin, I am so sorry for your loss.

Christine Riley said...

Oh Erin, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I'm just so sorry for the pain you are going through. They are now in a better place together with no pain. Take care of yourself and know that so many of us are thinking about you.
Hugs, Christine

Ann said...

Oh, Erin, my heart grieves with you. The loss of a parent is never easy. Please know you're in my thoughts and prayers.

gale said...

I'm so sorry, Erin. I'll keep you and your family in my prayers. {{HUGS}}

Heather said...

Erin, I'm sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Dawn said...

Erin... I am so sorry and I don't know what to say except to tell you that I am thinking of you and praying for you and I hope that you will find happiness and peace. I lost my dad and that was so difficult. I cannot imagine what you are going through. I am so sorry... I will be praying.
your friend
Dawn

Shirley said...

I am so so sorry for your loss Erin. My prayers and thoughts are with you and yours.

Kristen Hermanny said...

Thoughts and prayers and heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. I hope you find comfort during this difficult time.
Love and hugs.

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jennifer said...

Oh, Erin, there aren't words. Just please know that I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
hugs, Jennifer

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

I'm so sorry and how you must feel. You are in my thoughts and prayers and I'm sending you hugs. Please take care.

Lynette Neus said...

Erin, I'm so sorry for you. You have my thoughts and prayers, and you will always have your memories. It is so great that you were able to be there for them. Take care.

virginia said...

so very sorry

CathyRose said...

My heart goes out to you, Erin. I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Traci said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

thescrapmaster said...

I am so so so sorry Erin. It was in His plan and now they are pain free in His company. I hope you are taking care of yourself. Thinking of you.

Jen said...

Erin, you are in my thoughts. Sending hugs your way...

scrappinmominky said...

Erin, How are you doing? Thank you for your sweet comments on my blog.

Would you mind emailing your address to me? My email is scrappinmominky@yahoo.com.

Take care of yourself. I'm thinking of you.

Rebecca said...

Erin, I am so sorry for your loss! You will still be in many people's prayers, and we hope you will find the comfort that you need at this time!

Christyne (aka Apple Blossom) said...

Erin, sending you much love and healing thoughts. I am so sorry for your loss.

Christyne

CraftyC said...

Oh Erin, I am so sorry to hear your sad news. Things must be very hard for you at the moment. I wish you all the best and am thinking of you!
Clairex

Kcherrie said...

Oh, Erin...I'm so sorry. I'm at a loss for words. Reading your post breaks my heart and filled my eyes with tears. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

God Bless,
Krisite

Anonymous said...

Oh, Erin, I am very sorry for your loss. Think of it this way,
God makes each and everyone of us different for this one life we have. Our bodies are cocoons and being prepared in this one life to continue on to be with God at a certain time. We escape our bodies and become butterflies as we fly to be with God.

Katie XX

Juliana said...

Erin, I cannot imagine your grief!!
May you enjoy your treasured memories and feel God's comfort during this time and the many days ahead!!

(((HUGS)))

Sankari W. said...

Erin, I am so sorry to hear this news - I just cannot imagine what you must be going through dearest Erin!!! You are so lucky that you had a chance to spend so much time with them - I can't express anything well - words seem to lose all their meaning at a time like this - but please know that I am thinking of you and sending you big hugs!

much love,
Sankari

Lisa Maco said...

Erin, I'm very sorry to read about your parents. But I think you're right-they wanted to be together. God bless you and your family.

Lisa Maco

Tenia Nelson said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I will be praying for you. Hugs.

-t

Joan Ervin said...

OMG, Erin...I am so sorry to hear about yout terrible loss...I can't imagine what you are going through right now. Please know that I am praying for you and hope peace and comfort comes to you in the days ahead.

Susan (rainy) said...

{{{{Erin}}}} I'm so very very sorry. May you feel God's loving arms around you.

Michelle said...

Erin...oh my gosh! I have been in my own world with my own pain as I have had to deal with a death in my family...my heart goes out to you...I know how you must be feeling...My prayers and thoughts are with you my friend.

Take care of yourself.
(((GIVING YOU BIG HUGGS)))

Becky said...

Erin..I am so sorry to hear you have lost them both. My heart goes out to you.

Lim said...

Oh gosh Erin, I'm so sorry for your loss. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I'm just so sorry for the pain you are going through. I know how it feels losing someone so close to us like the parents or a child.

Hugs to you,

LIM

Shirley said...

Good to hear from you Erin. You have been missed around here.

Lisa H. said...

Oh, Erin! I was so thrilled when I saw your comments on my blog this morning. I rushed over here, only to read your sad news. I am full of tears and sadness for you. Find strength in your friends and family and know that we will lift you up in prayer. Hugs, to girl!

Dianne said...

I am so very sorry about the loss of your parents...my heart goes out to you and your family. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers.

Lori said...

Erin, Im so sorry you lost your parents. Take comfort that they are with our Lord and Saviour.
Lori from Illinois

Donna Baker said...

{{hugs}} Erin! my heart goes out to you & your family! That is tough; it's difficult to deal with the loss of one parent at a time (I lost my dad at 9 and mom at 25) but to lose both so closely makes it twice as hard, I'm sure! Hang in there and take all the time you need to heal

Kathi said...

Erin,
I just saw this today.

My condolences to you and your family. My heart goes out to you during this difficult time.

Julie's Crafty Corner said...

Hi Erin, I hope you are well? We miss you!
Please pop over to my blog,I have left you a little something.
Julie

Helen Dooley said...

I am so sorry about your great loss. Please know they are happy and at peace now. There is a song called wish you were here. It helped me when I lost my dad, i think its Mark Harris. With my sympathy.

Melzie said...

I just wanted to say I hope you are doing okay now.. not wonderful and perfect- but okay.

Much thoughts for you still...

Anonymous said...

Dear Erin,

I have wondered where you have been and I only just thought to lookmon your BLOG - I am so very sorry to hear of your devastating loss, I pray for peace for you and comfort for your heart! I will email you privately Erin...my heart is so saddened for you!! God bless you my freind! Lovely Linda

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

I am so sorry for your loss and you are in my thoughts.

Phree said...

Just hopped by to see how you are cuz you have been quiet for so long now. Hope things are getting better for you, take care!
Phree

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

My sympathies to you and your family. I have parents in Florida too who are getting much older and less healthy now, so I fear I may be headed where you've been. I wish you peace as you continue on.