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Sunday, December 4, 2011

Bad News

I missed last week's blogging schedule, and I'm afraid that I'll be taking a break for the remainder of December.

My sister's husband died suddenly, leaving her a widow at 33, with two small daughters. This is the worst tragedy our family has ever experienced, and the last week has been heartbreaking in so many ways. They'd been together since my sister was 18. I'm currently staying at her house with my little one.

I may be around the blogosphere in the next few weeks, but won't be on a regular posting schedule until next year.

Please hug your loved ones. You can't do it enough.

41 comments:

  1. Oh, Jess! I'm so sorry for your sister. My prayers are with you and your family.

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  2. I am very very sorry to hear such tragic news. Your poor sister and those girls...

    and you're right. You can never tell the people you love that you love them enough.

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  3. Jess, I'm so sorry for the loss in your family. Not just for your sister, but for all of you. I hope the holiday season brings comfort and peace. Thoughts and prayers with you.

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  4. Oh Jess, I am so sorry to hear this news about your sister's husband. My thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family.

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  5. Jess, I'm so sorry for your family. I'll remember your sister and her girls in my prayers.

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  6. What heartbreaking news, Jess. Our hearts go out to your sister and the children, and all of your family. Please know our prayers are with you during this most difficult time. Take care.

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  7. such tragic news. So sorry to hear of your family's loss.

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  8. I am so sorry for your loss, Jess. What a terrible tragedy for your sister, her children, and your whole family. I'll be keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers, and I will be in touch.
    Beth

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  9. Oh wow, I'm so sorry. Yes, definitely take December off. Sympathies and tender wishes to you and your sister's family.

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  10. Oh, god, Jess, I am so sorry to read this. My heart goes out to your entire family.

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  11. Jess, I am so sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with you, your sister and her children.

    It's by no means the same, but my cousin (24 years old) who's like a sister to me was just diagnosed with brain cancer. How we think about the future is forever changed.

    I second you. Hug your family. You can't do it enough.

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  12. Condolences to you and your sister's family.

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  13. Jess, My heart is with you. I, too, have experienced a terrible loss this week. Take all the time you need...and please take care of yourself.

    Shelley

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  14. I'm so sorry, Jess. My mother was in your position earlier this year (except my aunt is 46 and they have six kids). If you belong to a faith, ask for help. And believe. It's still hard, but it's gotten us through so far. Good luck.

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  15. Oh no, that's just horrible. I'm so sorry to hear about all of this and my thoughts are with you.

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  16. That just plain sucks!!! I'm so sorry for you and your sister!

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  17. Oh how heartbreaking. I am SO sorry, Jess. My thoughts and prayers are with your and your sister and the children.

    And yes, a reminder to always let people know you love them and to treasure every moment you have, because you never know when it may be the last moment.

    Again, I'm so sorry.

    Love and hugs,
    Lola

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  18. I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts are with you and your sister.

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  19. Awfulness. Praying for you and your sister...

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  20. So sorry for your loss, Jess. We'll miss you.

    -Vicki

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  21. I'm so sorry to hear about your loss; though I'm glad your sister will have you around during, what I can only imagine, must be a very trying time.

    I'm adding my prayers to the mix.

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  22. So very sad. I'm so sorry, Jess! And so very sorry for your sister and her two kids. :( I'm glad she has you there for her, through such a trying time.

    My humble blessings and best wishes to you and your family ~ :)

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  23. So sorry for you and your family! What a tragedy. My thoughts and prayers will be with you.

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  24. Oh, no. There are no words for how awful this must be for your family, especially your sister and her kids. I'm so, so sorry - and so glad that she has you with her. Take care, and do what you need to do. We'll all still be here when you get back.

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  25. I'm so sorry Jess; all my love to you and your whole family.
    That's just awful.
    Romi.xxx

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  26. Jess, I have been away for a bit and just catching up. I am so, so sorry. I am sending prayers and strength to you and your family. BIG HUG.

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  27. Oh Jess! Oh! my heart goes out to your sister and her kids. And you, too.

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  28. Such sad news, especially at Christmas. Sending prayers your way, and hoping that you'll have all you need to offer support.

    ~Debbie

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  29. Hugs and prayers for you, your sister and the family. This isn't easy, so hang in there tight.

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  30. Prayers for all of you. I'm so sorry for your family's loss.

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  31. I'm usually a lurker here but wanted to say I am lifting up your family in prayer. When the dust settles if there is anything I can do please holler. I was widowed young and am happy to be a contact person if you or your sister need anything.

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  32. My heart just sank, I'm so sorry for your family's loss. I'm new to your blog and was reading the awesome information you have shared and read the previous post about you sister. Wish I could say more than I'm sorry. I will hug my family tighter today.

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  33. Oh my gosh :( This is awful. I'm so sorry for your sister and your whole family.

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  34. Oh my gosh, I'm so sorry to hear this. I can't even imagine how horrible this must have felt, and how it still feels. I'm sending your family prayers and well wishes.

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