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Taking some personal time, enduring loss

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  1. thinking of you Karen, sending good thoughts your way. My mum died a few months ago so i know the loss death brings. I hope your friend’s wife is surrounded by loved ones in her grief for her husband.
    Fiona xx

  2. debbiedoos says:

    I am so sorry for the loss of your friend Karen. You take care and thoughts and prayers are with all. XO

  3. Sheila says:

    I am so sorry for your loss, Karen. Having lost two of my favorite Aunts this past month, I know only too well the ache. I’ll be sending prayers for comfort and healing to you and your friend’s family.

  4. arod says:

    so sorry for your loss I will pray the lord brings you comfort to get thru this hard time

  5. patty says:

    Dearest Karen, my deepest sympathies during this very sad time. I’m thankful that you were not on your trip when this happened. That happened to me a few years ago, and it was a horrible feeling knowing I was so far away, even though I couldn’t have done anything if I was there. I’m glad that you are able to be home with the family who needs your comfort and support. And all your friends out here in blogland hope to be here for you, as well. My prayers for all who are grieving the loss of this good man.

    BIG Texas hug,
    Patty the Plant Lady

  6. Bliss says:

    Life changes in the blink of an eye. Thinking of you.

    Bliss

  7. shelly says:

    Praying…. yesterday, today and in all the days to come ~ lifting all of you up and asking for peace, comfort, strength, understanding joy knowing he’s now with Jesus. Love you Karen!!

  8. Karen, so, SO sorry for your loss. Prayers for you, your family and for theirs. xoxo

  9. Karen, I am so sorry for the loss of your friend. Such a shock to lose him so quickly. You are right in all you said, about happy memories, and knowing he is better off does not lessen the grief. When we grieve a death, we are always grieving for ourselves, and what we have lost, not for the person who has passed on to better things. Yet we must grieve, for there is a hole in our lives that nobody else can fill. Thank God for the blessing of memory, that we can keep our loved ones alive in our hearts until we meet again!!
    Keeping you and all of your friend’s loved ones in thought and prayer. Take the time you need, and know we are waiting patiently for your return.

  10. Lisa says:

    Karen, I am so sorry for your loss and will keep you, your friend and your families in my thoughts and prayers at this hard time.

  11. Jan says:

    Thoughts are with you at this sorrowful time. You have a wonderful attitude, knowing the pain will subside but memories prevail. God bless you and your friends, and many hugs.

  12. I am so sorry for your loss, Karen! My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family during such a difficult time. Praise God there is so much more than life on this earth and we have that to look forward to. My deepest sympathy is with you all.

  13. Catherine says:

    Sometimes the words are hard to find—but warm thoughts are always there.
    There is so little we can say or do, but may it help somehow to know our hearts go out to you.
    We share your sadness–hope you can feel the hugs throughout our blogging community.

    Absolutely thinking about you and your “extended family,” and hoping you’ll find comfort in your memories of this very special man.
    Catherine

  14. Linda T says:

    Karen, I’m so sorry for your loss. You and your friends will be in my thoughts and prayers. Take your time and do what you need to do. We will all be here waiting for you when you are ready. Linda

  15. Desiree says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. You will be such a blessing to your friend’s wife and family as you all go through this difficult time.

  16. Our thoughts and prayers are with you… and (((hugs)))

  17. Jan says:

    Karen, sorry to hear of this great loss. He is in a better place, no pain, no fears,just joy. Be thankful today for the moments you shared and know he is still with you. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you and take the time to celebrate his life and know we’ll be here when you come back!

  18. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. says:

    i am so sorry for your loss Karen. I’ll be keeping your family and your friend in my thoughts. Life is certainly full of enexpected twists and turns. Take Care!

  19. Kelly Duhon says:

    I will be keeping you, your family, and your friend’s family in my prayers. I am sorry for your loss. I pray you find comfort in the happy memories and you are able to be a source of strength to your friend.

  20. So very sorry for this loss, Karen. My thoughts and prayers will be with you, yours, and your friend and her family. Hugs,
    Heidi

  21. Susan G says:

    Karen,
    So glad you got to share time with your friend and have many memories to take you through this time. My thoughts are with you and yours, Susan

  22. Katherine Landreneau says:

    Will be praying for your family and your friend and her family. Take time to grieve. Love, kl

  23. Marcie Smith says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. You have shown us all what strength there is in faith. Thanks for sharing your pain and your comfort. May God continue to bless you and your friend’s family.

  24. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Thinking of you and praying for peace and healing in the hearts of you and the family.

  25. Jill Flory says:

    Thinking of you dear and saying a prayer for you and for your friend and her family. Praise the Lord we have the promise of seeing out loved ones again!

  26. Rondell says:

    Hi Karen, my mother will be gone 11 years this month and the grief and pain has lessened but I miss her everyday and I too feel that I will see her again…someday! You will be in my prayers and those who loved him too!

  27. karin says:

    Oh Karen, I don’t know how I missed this post…So sorry…I know, that you know I understand what you are going through. It is almost harder to deal with a few days after than the initial shock. But as age and grace shows us that we will keep going and remember the good.
    Hugs to you my friend…My heart aches for you and what you are feeling right now.
    Karin

  28. Karen,
    I am so, so sorry for you and your friend’s loss. I can’t even imagine losing such a close friend (or your friend losing a husband).

    Take your time and we’ll be here waiting for you.

    Sorry it took me so long to visit – been out of power from Sandy and no on a little vacation for my hubs b-day.
    Kely

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  29. Angela says:

    Karen, your post was so beautifully written. I’m so sorry for your loss and you and your friend (and families) are in my thoughts.

    Angela

  30. Nina says:

    I have walked in your path, I’m sorry for your loss.

  31. karen… my heart hurts for you and your friend. how lucky she is to have you by her side as she faces this frightening and difficult time. please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

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