Dec 29, 2010

Please Pray For Us During Our Family Tragedy


Tragedy can strike any family at any given moment of any day.  Our family was rocked with the most devastating, heart breaking, life changing tragedy possible last week.  On December 21 our daughter-in-law Jenni and our son Jacob checked into the hospital for the delivery of their first child. As many of you know, Jacob and Jenni were married 18 months ago.  On what should have been the most wonderful day of their young lives, our beautiful daughter-in-law died following the emergency birth of our precious granddaughter Amelia. Amelia was born mid morning on December 22 and her mother went home to her Heavenly Father very early on the morning of December 23.  Words do not exist to describe the agony of the last week, especially for our son.  He is broken hearted and we are for him.  Please pray for Jacob as he raises his little girl.  And please pray for my husband Sandy and I and our daughter and son-in-law as we help him.  I will post again in the future with a web site being set up for Amelia.  Thank you friends in advance, for your support, friendship, and prayer.  Meanwhile, cherish your loved ones and love each other as if each moment were your last together.

He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
Psalms 147:3

20 comments:

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Words cannot begin to describe how very sorry I am.
This is one of the saddest things I have ever heard.
I will pray for you Kathy and your son and baby Amelia and the whole family.
With my deepest sympathy,
Cindy

Blondie's Journal said...

My heart is breaking...I am sending many thoughts and prayers out to you and your family.

XO,
Jane

Kathi said...

This is so soad Kathy. My heart goes out to your whole family. I will be praying. Kathi

Laurie said...

My heart weeps for you and your family, and I will pray for you, Kathy, and for Sandy, your son Jacob and his precious baby girl Amelia as well as other family members and friends. I am so thankful that the Lord is with you, dear ones.

In heartfelt sympathy,
Laurie

Simply Debbie said...

DEAR KATHY,
I OFFER MY PRAYERS, TEARS, AND HUGS OVER THE PASSING OF YOUR BEAUTIFUL DIL. YOUR SON WILL NEED MUCH SUPPORT AS HE RAISES BABY AMELIA. I THINK ALL OF BLOGLAND IS HUGGING AND WEEPING FOR ALL OF YOU DURING THIS VERY TRAGIC TIME.
MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY
HUGS
SIMPLY DEBBIE

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

I am so heartbroken for you and your family....I will keep you close in my heart and my prayers....

May God keep each of you in his arms during this devestating time...

Lou Cinda

Shelia said...

Oh, Kathy! I'm so sorry! My heart is crying for your sweet family! I will certainly be praying for you all.
Blessings,
Shelia

Lara Gisela said...

Dear Kathy,
I couldn't believe when I read your post. I'm so sorry. I will be praying for the whole family.
My deepest sympathy,
Lara

Corner Gardener Sue said...

My eyes were drawn to your request for prayers from my sidebar. I am so sorry for your family's heartbreaking loss. I'll be praying for you as lead.

Elizabeth said...

This is heart breaking news. I will say a prayer for you, your family, but mostly for your son and his new baby.

I believe though that your heart is big enough to endure and give strength to your loved ones.
Big hug,
Elizabeth

Kat said...

Hi sweet friend! I don't see the comment I made last night. Did you get it or did it vanish into the night?

I've had you and your family in my prayers and thoughts all day tonight.

As per your comment to me tonight, of course you can use the poem.

Much love and big hugs!
Kat

Toni - Signature Gardens said...

The Lord bless you and keep you;
The Lord make His face shine upon you
and be gracious to you;
The Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.
Numbers 6:24-26

May the Lord's unfailing love be your comfort during this time.

I am so sorry for your loss.

Sharon said...

I am so, so, so sorry to hear this. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May the Lord give you a peace that surpasses understanding.

Hugs, Sharon

Brenda said...

Kathy;
So very sorry to hear about your loss.
My prayers are with you & your family during this difficult time.
Brenda

Kitty said...

incredibly heartbreaking....I learned of your loss through Debbie's blog. My heart, prayers and hope for peace go out to you and your dear son and his little daughter.

~CC Catherine said...

What a beautiful girl Jenni was Kathy. This photo of her is priceless and will be very special to Amelia someday soon. We do not have control over the day we are born, neither the day we die; yet God knows in advance when both will happen. My prayer for Jacob & Amelia and all of you will be that you will hold on tightly to each other as God in His infinite wisdom brings you through the grieving process one day at a time. Love you friend, ~CC

Dolly said...

Oh Kathy I am so very sorry for your loss!
My heart goes out to you and your family!

You are in my thoughts and prayers!

God Bless,
Dolly

Katherine said...

Kathy,
I just stumbled upon your blog after following a link from another. I am so sorry to hear of the loss your family has gone through, especially your son and little Amelia. I am praying for you and sending thoughts and well-wishes across the Atlantic to you. I hope that the Lord gives you the strength to get through these terrible days as best you can.
Love and blessings,
Katherine

Sharon said...

I am sooooo sorry to hear this news. It's just so very heartbreaking. She was such a young, beautiful, vibrant, wonderful woman to be taken in her prime is just so tragic. My prayers are with all of you. May the Lord comfort all of you and give you a peace that surpasses understanding.

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Hello Kathy~Ive just come from Catherine's when I heard the news.
My heart goes out to your family.
I hope Jacob finds solace in the love that surrounds him.
My thoughts and hopes of comfort come to you.
Your sweet Jenni shares her name with my daughter in-love.

Sara