Saturday, November 15, 2014

A Beautiful Fall Day


Last Saturday was truly a beautiful Fall day.  But, it was the day I buried my beloved John.

It was a day full of emotions and sadness and happiness all at the same time.  Sad that he is gone from this earthly life but happy that he is in Heaven and I will join him one day.

The Lord gave me such a peace with his passing that I still can hardly believe how calm I am. God is so good!!


There were loads of beautiful flowers....


and many old acquaintances from various facets of his life - work, church, neighbors, and friends.


As I sit here and look at all of the gorgeous flowers, I am still amazed and grateful for all of my blogging friends.  Tiffany and I took a lot of the cut flowers to the hospital to the floor that John had been on so much the last three months.

Your prayers have been with us through this whole situation and I am so, so grateful for them.  The prayers were definitely felt by John and I both.


And then, the cards started coming in.  I've had at least fifty a day for the last week and I am so in awe that so many of my blogging friends, who I've never met, took the time to get my address and write me the sweetest notes.

I thank you so much.


I am still in the midst of all of the confusion that comes with this, but I will return soon.

Thank you again and God bless each and every one of you.

Judy

73 comments:

  1. Judy, You have been in my thoughts and prayers for some time now. You are brave because you have faith. Hugs to you dear lady. xoxo,Susie

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  2. I am sorry about the (temporary) loss of your best friend. He waits for you in a place where there is no sorrow or tears. The peace in your heart is a gift of Our Lord - his appreciation to you for having taken such good care of his servant, John.

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  3. Oh dear, Judy, I don't know what to say except that my heart was heavy as I read your words and I am so sorry for your loss. You are loved by so many, and although I am a mere acquaintance, you have touched my life. May the light and love of your beloved John, family and friends, surround you throughout your days, always.
    Rita

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  4. Oh Judy, I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your husband. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you deal with this loss. It sounds like you have lots of family and friends surrounding you with their love and support.

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  5. Hi Judy dear, I intended to send you a card, but with the move I've been pretty scattered, so I'm so glad to see your post. You've been in my thoughts and prayers, and I know that God is surrounding you with His great love and peace. You have such amazing faith and I love hearing how you know in your heart that you will see your beloved again. Sending love, take time to rest and grieve. Debra

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  6. Beautiful, Judy. Sad, but very, very beautiful.
    Brenda

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  7. You continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. God bless!

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  8. I'm so sorry to read about your John. You do have many friends. May the God of all comfort be your source of strength today and always. -Bev

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  9. Judy, I am sorry about your loss. The flowers are beautiful, your John must have been loved by all. God Bless you!

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  10. Continued thoughts and prayers being sent your way.

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  11. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  12. Sending much love as your heart heals, Judy.

    Jane x

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  13. Judy, you are my friend...even though we've never met I know you to be a kindred spirit! My heart is with you during this time....and prayers are coming you way!

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  14. Judy, please accept my sympathy at the passing of your beloved John. I continue to have you in my thoughts and prayers. May God give you the strength and comfort needed in all the time ahead. Hugs, Nellie

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  15. Judy, I'm so terribly sorry for your loss. Will keep you in my prayers, for peace to deal with everything it entails. John and Landen will be together and all will be reunited, in time. God bless you.

    Comforting hugs.

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  16. Glad to see this post and know that you are doing well. I know this is a difficult time for you, but just know that there so many out there that care. Sending a ((hug)).

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  17. I've been thinking about you and was happy to see this post. May you continue to feel God's arms wrapped around you during these days.
    warmly,
    deb

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  18. Judy, so glad to see this post and to know that you are being held and uplifted by faith, family and friends. I've got you in my prayers.
    Hugs,
    Linda

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  19. I'm so sorry for your loss of John. Keeping you in my prayers.
    hugs,
    Cindy

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  20. I am so sorry for your loss. But it is so comforting knowing that you will see him again in Heaven. God is good. Sending you cyber hugs and prayers.

    Hugs, Dianne

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  21. Oh Judy, I mostly just read your blog and do not comment but am always in awe of your talent but now I am in awe of your strength and grace during, what I am sure, is one of the most difficult times of your life. I'm praying for you and your family as you endure such a loss. God is good and he will walk with you each and every step and hold you up.

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  22. Hi Judy,
    So happy to see our post today. I have been thinking about you. So happy God has given you peace during this time of saying good bye to John. May all the long and wonderful years and memories sustain you during this time of loss. I am keeping you and your family in my prayers. Blessings and lots of hugs.
    Kris

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  23. Judy, although your words are sad, as I'm sure you are as well, somehow I sense you are also at peace. I'm glad for that, as that is the best one could hope for in the face of such a loss. You are an amazingly strong woman, with a spirit that knows no bounds.

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  24. I'm so sorry to hear of the passing of your John, your life partner and the love of your life. If my sweet Hubby should go before me I hope I can have the strength that you have had through this difficult time. 💔

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  25. Oh Judy, I am so very sorry about the loss of John. He is a peace now, no more pain. You and John will be together again - he was the love of your life. You have many memories to easy the pain. I will continue to pray for you and your family.
    God bless you and yours.
    Mary

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  26. Judy, hugs and prayers from Texas.

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  27. Oh Judy, my deepest condolences to you and your family on the loss of your dear husband. Sending love and hugs to you, rest in peace John.

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  28. Dear Judy,

    I am so grateful that you are surrounded by family and friends and faith. You are blessed to have found your soul mate; may John rest in peace.

    Sending hugs,

    Poppy

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  29. Judy, I know you must be numb with John's loss, there's no easy way to get through this, but I do hear peace from your heart. You will see him one day. Annette

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  30. Judy, My Deepest Sympathy to you and your family on the loss of your beloved John..you will continue to be in my prayers...

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  31. Dear Judy
    So sorry to hear your news. My thoughts are with you.
    Ellie

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  32. Judy, I can only imagine how you are feeling. My heart hurts for you but I know God is the great comforter. We simply have to call His name and He will wrap us in His loving arms and give us peace. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Grace & Peace.

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  33. Prayers for continued peace and grace as you mourn your beloved. My the peace that passes understanding fill your heart and mind during this time and always.

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  34. Of read of your journey thru Cozy Little House! So sorry for your loss! You're a very strong woman! Blessings to you and your family!

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  35. Bless your heart Judy, you are in my thoughts and prayers everyday.
    Sending you a hug,
    Meredith

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  36. Oh Judy I did not know you had lost your husband. I am so sorry. I hope you are hanging in there surrounded by family and friends. Prayers for you and your family for strength to get through such a tough time.

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  37. Dear Judy, continued prayers come your way. I am so glad God has blessed with such calm. You have great courage.
    Thoughts and prayers.
    XO

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  38. Darling Judy - I love you.
    xo
    Claudia

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  39. Oh Judy..you are such a sweet sweet lady..Just think how happy little Landen must have been to see his Pappy again..There is joy in Heaven..Hugs

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  40. Judy, my heart goes out to you for the loss of your precious life partner, John. I know it's been a rocky road and I'm glad you're feeling at peace. My thoughts will be with you over the coming months as you adjust to his loss. Take care.
    xo, Vickie

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  41. So sad for your loss but so encouraged you know that you and John will be together again for all eternity. May God fill your heart with His comfort and love.

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  42. So sorry for your loss. May God continue to give you comfort and peace,as only He can. Praying for you!

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  43. Blessings to you, I am so glad that you have peace. Betty

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  44. I am so sad to hear of your loss, but it is a comfort that dear John is at eternal peace. May all your memories give you comfort during these difficult days & the holidays.

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  45. I'm so sorry that your sweetheart, John, is not with you in body any longer. He, as you as, is in Heaven, not suffering and will be waiting for the time you two can be together again.
    It's wonderful that you have so many friends to send their expressions of love and sympathy to you..
    I will keep you in my prayers and think about you everyday..
    Hugs,
    Charlotte in Virginia

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  46. Dearest Judy ~ you have been in my thoughts and prayers so much lately. Your emotions will be all over the place, especially during the first year. There is no hurry to get back to blogging. You take the time you need. {{hugs}}

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  47. Judy, I have been praying for you since I heard that John had passed. I am so sorry-my heart aches for you-but you are one of the lucky ones that understand that this is just a step to the afterlife and that you will be reunited again one day.

    I am so glad to see a post here from you today and I will be looking forward to the time when you get back to blogging on a regular basis. God bless you- xo Diana

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  48. I am so sorry for your loss, Judy, and am keeping you in my prayers for peace and comfort...xoxo

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  49. Oh, Judy! I was just thrilled to hear from you and you have been in my prayers. I can't imagine how this would feel but I do know God gives us what we need to get through the things that happen in our lives. You're a witness to the love of our almighty God. You take your time and do what all you need to do and know we'll all be here waiting for you when you're ready to come back.
    Blessings,
    Shelia ;)

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  50. I'm so sorry for the loss of your love. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

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  51. My dearest Judy, I am so sorry. Love and prayers, Rachel

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  52. My thoughts and prayers have been with you, Judy. Please take time for yourself. You are what is important now. xo Laura

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  53. So very sorry for the loss of your dear husband.

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  54. Dear Judy;

    I am so very sorry for the loss of your Husband, John. May you find Peace and Comfort in knowing that you will see and be with him one day.
    Take Care Judy. You are in my Thoughts and Prayers.

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  55. I have followed your journey through blogs and have seen your lovely etsy shop. I am so sorry for the loss of your husband.

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  56. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Just take your time with everything. Sweet hugs, Diane

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  57. I'm sorry to read of your husband's passing. I'm happy to read that he is in Heaven. No more pain. The Bible says that God will provide a peace that passes all understanding. I pray He will bathe you in peace and wrap you in His love.

    God bless you.

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  58. I'm so sorry to read of the loss of your dear husband and I wanted to offer my condolences. I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Take care, Judy.

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  59. Dear Judy I am sorry for your loss of John and the sad times you are going through, but so glad you had peace and found comfort in your faith and so many loving messages and family support. I will be thinking of you, and sending love.
    Helen xox

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  60. Thinking of you every day and sending comfort to your mind and heart.
    Beautiful flowers and cards.

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  61. My heart goes out to you - I don't have your address, but I want to wish you the best, and let you know I'm thinking of you.

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  62. Judy, I had not heard of John's passing, I am so sorry for your earthly loss! I have walked this journey, yet, as you mentioned, we have such hope of reuniting with our beloveds for eternity! You are in my prayers as you slowly navigate the road ahead. I'm so glad you were blessed with so many precious years with John!! God Be With You!

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  63. Judy, I am not one of your regular visitors..but when I heard of your sadness and loss, I wanted to stop by and just tell you how sorry I am. I have known your loss. I am so glad
    God has comforted you as only He can. Time is the greatest healer there is. You will never walk alone.
    Mona

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  64. You and your family have been on my heart for several weeks now. I appreciate your godly perspective in a time of great pain. So very, very sorry for your loss!

    Tina

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  65. I am so sorry to hear about John, I am keeping you and your family in my prayers. My deepest condolences.

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  66. Judy so sorry that John has died. I'm happy that you have the comfort of family and friends. Feel hope in the thought that you will be reunited again.

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  67. I'm so terribly sorry for your loss. I know that you are surrounded by a large network of family and friends.
    Thinking of you.
    xo Kris

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  68. Hi Judy, I just wanted to stop by and let you know that I am praying for you as you face your first Major holiday since your precious John went to be with Jesus! I'm praying that those close to you will love you and hold you close to them and that you feel the love and presence of God this week. You are in my prayers! Blessings, Cindy

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  69. Thinking of you today Judy. ♥

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  70. John would be so proud of you !!! Seems like every fellah named "John" is such an amazing gentleman. My grandpa's name too - when we had his funeral there was standing room only in the church. It made such an impression on you. One day when i was really sad my Grandma told me "Grampie would not want you being sad" She was trying to be strong for her family --- I always think of my grandparents and the faith they instilled in all of us. We will all be together again in Heaven. God bless you and your family Judy ox

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