Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Grief.


Tragedy struck our family last night.

Even as I type this out, I still can not believe it's true. Don't WANT to believe it's true.

Even as my heart hurts...the reality is too much to wrap my mind around.

The Mr.'s brother was killed in an accident last night. He was clearing snow from a shed, and fell through the roof.

He leaves behind his wife, their 7 children, and a wonderful legacy. He was involved in the community, impacted many of our youth, left his mark where ever he went, and is incredibly loved.

He will be missed more than you can ever imagine.

Please pray for his family, and for all of us to find the strength we need to get through this.

115 comments:

  1. oh how sad. prayers sent up for your family

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  2. Oh this breaks my heart. I am so so sorry! I will definitely be praying for peace and comfort.

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  3. I am so sorry for your loss, you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

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  4. Oh no, I am so sorry! I understand how hard it is to grasp something like that. I lost my nephew in September and I couldn't believe it for the longest timne.

    Love and hugs to you and your family!

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  5. So sorry for your family's loss. I'll be sending prayers and good thoughts.

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  6. Oh, I'm so sorry. I will definitely keep your family in my thoughts and prayers.

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  7. I am so sorry, your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

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  8. Oh wow. No words can convey enough comfort for your family. Sending thoughts of love and peace your way.

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  9. Wow, I don't even know what to say. I am so, so sorry. Prayers and love!!

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  10. Wife and seven kids? That breaks my heart for them and for your whole family. I am so, so incredibly and deeply sorry for the loss. I wish I could say anything to even remotely mitigate the pain, but I've got nothin... I'll just pray for strength and peace for yall. I'm sorry, Mama M.

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  11. What an unexpected tragedy. I'm so sorry.

    Sending big hugs and prayers to all of your family....

    'Lucy'

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  12. Oh my goodness, I'm so sorry! I'll keep his family in my prayers!

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  13. I am sorry to hear about your loss. I will keep his and your family in my prayers.

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  14. I am SO, deeply, sorry, friend. That breaks my heart. PRAYING for all of you and that you feel the arms of our Lord wrapped tightly around during this time. Hugs

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  15. I am so very, very sorry to hear this. Your family is in my thoughts. So sorry.

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  16. So sorry to hear about your loss. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers!!!!!

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  17. This is so sad! We are sorry for you and your family. You will be in our prayers.

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  18. Oh no...I am truly sorry and I will pray for all of you! ((hugs))

    Linda

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  19. You and your family will be in our prayers. Sorry for your loss.

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  20. I am so sorry for your loss. Love and prayers to you and your family.

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  21. I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. Your whole family is in my prayers.

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  22. Big hugs to your family. May God wrap His arms around you and provide some comfort.

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  23. I am so sorry!!! Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers!

    Hugs from across the ocean!!!

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  24. Add my condolences to the family. Loosing a parent is so difficult. My prayers are with them and you.

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  25. Keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers.

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  26. I am lifting your family up in prayer, I am so sorry:-(

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  27. Long time reader, never commented. I cannot tell you how sorry I was to read of your loss. My heart goes out to his entire family. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers.

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  28. There just are no words for times such as these. I'm praying for your family and his that God will give you the strength to make it through the next weeks when lots of decisions must be made and tears shed and plans finalized and good-byes murmured through trembling lips. I am no stranger to tragedy, Mama M, and you can get through this most difficult time with all of the prayers surrounding you and your family. I am sorry for your loss.

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  29. You are all in my thoughts. I am very sorry to hear this.

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  30. Sending lots and lots of prayers. I'm sorry for your loss. (hugs)

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  31. Oh wow! I am SO SO incredibly sorry..My thoughts are with you all of you!

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  32. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers *hugs*

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  33. Oh my goodness, I am so sorry. Sending lots of prayers your way.

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  34. I am so sorry for the loss! I doubt there is anything I can say to make you feel better but I will be praying for yours and his family!

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  35. I am so sorry for your family's loss :(

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  36. Prayers going out for your whole family. So sorry.

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  37. I am so sorry for you loss. Prayers for everyone!

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  38. I am soo deeply sorry about the loss of your brother in law. I can only offer my deepest sincerity and compassion for you all during this time of grief. I will pray that God takes care of his children and wife.

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  39. I'm so sorry! I'll be praying for the family!

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  40. Oh M. That is so horribly sad and tragic. We'll be praying for you and your family!

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  41. Oh my word. I am so so sorry for your families' HORRIBLE loss. I will keep you all in my prayers.

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  42. I rarely comment, but i read here everyday. Tears welled up in my eyes as i read this post. I am so terribly sorry for your loss, amd i will keep your family and his in my prayers
    Jess

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  43. Oh goodness!!! I am praying for your family!!!

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  44. Oh M... I don't know what to say. My heart aches for you guys. Definitely praying for you all.

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  45. Oh my gosh. I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers go out to his family! (((HUGS)))

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  46. I am so sorry for all of you!!! Prayers and love!!!!

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  47. I am so sorry. Praying for the family.

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  48. My heart is breaking for your family....prayers going up now, and will continue them as long as they are needed. I'm sorry there are no words to bring you any comfort, just know you have an entire world of people praying for you and your family. Take Care.

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  49. I am so sorry! I am praying for your family.

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  50. I am so, so sorry. My deepest sympathies to you and your family! My prayers are lifting on your behalf.

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  51. I am so sorry for your family's loss. My prayers are being lifted for your whole family!

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  52. I am sorry to hear about your loss. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

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  53. I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time.

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  54. I am so sorry for you loss. My prayers are with you and your family and for his wife and children. I can't begin to imagine how difficult this will be for them. If there's anyway we can help (from a few states away) please post a blog about it! ::hugs::

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  55. omg, mama m! i am so sorry. i will be praying for you & your hubby & your brother-in-law's wife & kids. :(

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  56. I so sorry to hear about your loss. You and your family will be in my prayers. May God comfort you during your time of sorrow.

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  57. My heart just broke for all of you. What a horrible tragedy. God's peace during this sad time.

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  58. So very sorry! I will be praying for you all.

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  59. I am so sorry for your family's loss...Will definitely be praying for your family as you go through this difficult time

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  60. oh my goodness, i will keep you and your family in my prayers!

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  61. I am so sorry and offer my deepest sympathies. I will keep your family, your husbands's family and brother-in-laws family in my prayers.

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  62. Wow, I can't even imagine! I am so, so sorry for you & your family. My thoughts and prayers are with your family! <3

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  63. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. The lose of a family member is so hard to bear. I know God's grace and love with embrace you and your family to ease the grief.

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  64. I am so, so sorry for your family's loss. My thoughts, prayers, and love are with you and your family during this time.

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  65. I am so sorry. My prayers are definitely with you and the family.

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  66. I'm very sorry for your loss. I'll keep your family in my thoughts and prayers.

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  67. I am so very sorry. :( Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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  68. I'm so sorry for your loss, I will keep you and your family in my thoughts

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  69. Mama...there are no words to express the heartbreak I feel for you and your family and I know that no amount of words will make it hurt any less. Please know that I am praying for you, Mr. and your entire family. If you would like me to add your family to my prayer request page then please just send the information you'd like me to post to: sailboatsandslippers@live.com. Much love and an abundance of prayers....

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  70. I'm so sorry for your lost. I will pray for strength for his family.

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  71. So sorry for your loss, your entire family will be in my prayers.

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  72. I cannot even imagine the devastation your family is going through! My thoughts and prayers are with your entire family.

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  73. I am heartbroken and wide-mouthed right now. I'm sending prayers your way for you, your husband, and his family.

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  74. I saw this on the news. So sorry. Praying for you and your family.

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  75. I saw this story on the news this morning and said a prayer for the family - never would I have imagined seeing your post this afternoon. I am so sorry! We will continue to say many more prayers for your family!

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  76. I am soooo sorry for your family. I hope a stranger's prayers help ease some of the pain. I will be holding you up and praying for grace during this time. So terribly sad. (((HUGS)))

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  77. I'm so sorry for your loss. I know there are not enough words that can help. Praying for your family.

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  78. I am so sorry for all of the families involved. *HUGS* and prayers for your all.

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  79. I'm so sorry to hear your swful news. I'm praying for you and all involved. Be kind to yourselves and allow time and space for grief. xx

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  80. Praying for your family during this difficult time.

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  81. My heart is breaking for your family. You will all be in my prayers

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  82. I will keep your entire family in my thoughts and prayers!

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  83. I read your blog every day and never have left a comment before. My heart breaks for those children and all the family involved. I lost my dad in a terrible accident when I was only 14 and I know how it has affected me. I will pray for you all often..

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  84. it breaks my hear to hear such things. My cousin had this same tragedy hit her just 6 months ago. Her husband fell while trimming a tree. I know that it is a very hard time for your family. We are thinking of you....

    she has used her blog to express the grief that her family has grown through...she has 3 small children one of which is special needs. check it out for some support.
    http://gouldsmith5.blogspot.com/

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  85. Oh my... Words can't even express how sorry I am to hear of this loss. My prayers are with you and your husband's family at this time, especially his wife and children... What an insanely devestating loss. Many prayers coming your way.

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  86. So sorry to hear about your brother-in-law. Please know that I'm praying for your family.

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  87. I am so so sorry to hear of this. I am definitely praying for you and your family!

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  88. Oh my gosh - I am so sorry Mama M. My heart hurts for your family and the Mr's brother's family. How awful. :(

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  89. Oh my gosh! I am so sorry! My thoughts and prayers are with your family and your brother in laws family in this difficult time!

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  90. I am so sorry for you loss. You and your family are in my thoughts!

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  91. I'm so sorry! This is such sad news... there are some long days ahead for this family. I think one of the hardest times for a grieving family is after the funeral. During the funeral preparations- lots of people are around and the can SEE and FEEL all of the support. But then- after that everyone's lives go back to normal.... expect theirs- this is the time they will really need support and encouragement. My heart BREAKS for your family. As I lost my own mother at the age of 5! I will be sending many prayers there way- for months to come!

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  92. Praying for you all. *hugs*

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  93. I love you, M. Praying for your family. Wish I could hug you.

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  94. Sending prayers to you and your family!

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  95. So terribly sad. Praying for your family.

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  96. oh so sad! I am sorry. Sending prayers to y'all.

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  97. Oh, Mama M.! I'll be praying for you, Mr. Wonderful, and especially your his SIL and her kids.

    Rebekah

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  98. I am sorry for your loss, I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

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  99. I saw this story on the news, and kept thinking I knew this man from somewhere. My Man has family near Little Falls, but couldn't put my finger on where I knew him from....Then, I checked your blog and it clicked. He looks so much like your Mr! I am so sorry for the loss of your brother in law- what a wonderful man! God Bless you all!

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  100. My heart bleeds and breaks for you! Please know that, yes, I am praying for you and your family during this tragic time. My husband's little brother was killed in a car accident when he was 23 years old. I understand the hurts and all the feelings that go with a tragedy like this. Know that it does get easier but it can be a process... just know that I am here for you if you ever need to talk (not like we are close but sometimes it is easier to talk to a faceless stranger...)

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  101. I am so sorry for your loss! Your family are in my thoughts and prayers. How awful for you all!
    x

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  102. Sorry for your loss! Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!

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  103. I'm sorry to hear about your loss. Grief is such a difficult thing. May God grant you and your family peace through this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  104. So sorry for your loss. I am holding you and your family, and the Mr.'s family up in my prayers.

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  105. Oh I am so sorry…Your family is in my prayers.

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  106. I am so sorry. Your family is in our prayers.

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  107. Be strong! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

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  108. Praying for your family and his family. I am so sorry to here this news... Words cannot offer enough comfort but I wish they could.

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  109. I already commented...but I have to send more ((hugs)) and more prayers! I know how hard it is to lose those that we love and my heart goes out to you...and to all of those who loved him.

    "Be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might."

    He is The God of all comfort!

    Love Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

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  110. I am so sorry for your family's loss.. thoughts and prayers to you all

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