Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Gratitude

Just a note sending a heartfelt thank you to all who have been so kind to our family during our difficult time. We are taking one day at a time and putting one foot in front of the other. There is one thing that we feel confident about and that is that our loving son is now in Heaven. Having that in our hearts makes this more bearable.

I would also like to mention that the winner of the giveaway will be announced this Friday by noon (PST). If you would like to enter, just scroll down till the post shows on your screen.

59 comments:

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Hi Sweet Becky,
I think about you and your family daily. My love goes out to all of you.
Hugs,
Penny

Lavender Dreamer said...

You are in my thoughts and prayers, too. Take care.

Lavender Dreamer....Diane

skoots1mom said...

ya'll have been in our <3's and prayers...
live in each day, as you said, one step at a time.

Jennifer said...

Becky,
I just read your blog and learned of the passing of your son. I was crying the whole time I was reading your post about him. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Denise said...

Becky.... Walking with the Lord one day at a time will see your through. Thinking of you reminds me of the scripture that tells us that we grieve but not as others grieve that have no hope. Hope is a powerful thing in the hands of the Lord.... Joy will come when the light of the SON we see......

Peggy. said...

Taking it day by day is all that you can do. Remember we are all here for you if you need to talk or cry or scream or whatever.
Peggy

Our Back Porch said...

Hi sweet Becky. Just wanted to let you know that I am thinking about you. I pray for you and your family each day sweetie. My sister came by your blog after I gave her the url. She said if you ever need to talk with someone that has lived this, just let her know. She looks to the Lord for strength each day, and knows that our sweet Patrick is in Heaven as well. It really does give us peace. If you do need someone to "talk" with just let me know and I'll give you her email.

Love you muches!

Blessings,
Rebecca

Connie said...

I truly do hope you are feeling a bit better, sweetpea. I can't even imagine your distress now and never want to find out but I do hope you're well, honey.
xoxo,
Connie

The Old Painted Cottage said...

Becky, not a day goes by that you are not on my mind or in my heart. I am always here for you.

oxox
Jennifer

Laura said...

Thinking of you often with prayers for peace in your heart.

Barb said...

you are in my thoughts and prayers....Barb

Mica said...

Becky,

My heart has been heavy for your family. I am so glad that you find peace that your wonderful boy is in Heaven. My prayers are with you all. In Christ, Mica from The Child's Paper

the wild raspberry said...

We love you so much dear friend and my sweet girls pray for you every day.
Sending hugs your way,
Chasity, Aubrie, and Rylee

Thena said...

I came across your blog over the weekend and then somehow again tonight. I will be praying for you and your family.

Liz said...

Becky, I think of you everyday and name you and your family in my prayers.

~Liz

Our Red House said...

Hi sweet Becky,

Just wanted you to know that I am thinking about you and praying for you every day.

I wish I could do more.

love and hugs,

Kate xxx

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

Hello Becky,
I just want you to know that I am still praying for you and your family everday.
A BIG HUG,
Ginger

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Blessings
Robin

Violet said...

Becky, My heart and prayers have gone heavenward for you and your family. What a beautiful tribute you made here for your son. May God heal and bless your broken heart and wrap you in His arms...

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Just another stranger who wants to say that I am still praying for you and your family. laurie

Leigh said...

You remain in my prayers.

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Dear Becky,
Continuing to think of you.....
When my (first) husband was killed, sometimes even a day at a time seemed too much to bear.... sometimes I took it a minute at a time.... leaning on our Heavenly Father like never before.....
Hugs to you,
Becca

Maria said...

Thinking of you Becky, all my love to you,
Maria

whitemorn said...

Thinking of you every day...Pam

Kathleen Grace said...

You have not left my prayers since this happened dear Becky. You are well loved.

debbie said...

Dear Precious Becky,
Just wanting you to know you are in my prayers and I think of you every day.
I want you to know there are three awards for you on my blog under today's Wordless Wednesday...they are just there for when you are ready for them.......
You know I was thinking....just think on it....Maybe we could design a Jordan Award for the blog that best displays his qualities....it would be a way of seeing his precious spirit go all around the world......it seems to me, from my daughter being so ill at times...that people forget...the world goes on and you want it to go on and you want people to be happy but you have such sadness...even with God it is difficult....a very dear friend of mine had two children...a boy and a girl.....Angela died at 21 after giving birth to her only child.....Bradley her only son died three years later.....They started a local group called Compassionate Friends...for parents who have lost a child....(I think there are local chapters everywhere)it helps her to talk to others...and some people just can't talk about it.
you are loved Dear Becky by soooooo
many people and I was just starting to get to know you when Jordan was called home.
I do have a true story that I think will bring you comfort. I will post it next.
blessings
debbie

debbie said...

DEAR PRECIOUS BECKY,
OKAY...I AM GOING TO TELL YOU THIS TRUE STORY AND THEN I WILL SHUT UP...I PROMISE!
FROM JUNE 10, 2008 TO DECEMBER 10, 2008 MY DAUGHTER WAS GETTING CHEMOTHERAPY AND THEN LAST PART FOR 42 TREATMENTS I THINK WAS RADIATION AND CHEMO.......
I MET TWO SISTERS WHO WERE BRINGING THEIR MOTHER FOR CHEMOTHERAPY.
THE ONE HAS A BEAUTIFUL HANDSOME SON WHO IS WORKING ON HIS EAGLE SCOUT AWARD.
WHEN HE WAS 4 HE WAS IN THE HOSPITAL FOR TESTS AND SOMETHING WENT TERRIBLY WRONG AND HE DIED LEGALLY FOR THREE TO FOUR MINUTES BEFORE THEY SAW A BLIP ON THE SCREEN. HE WAS IN A COMA FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS AND WHEN HE CAME TO HE KEPT TELLING HIS MOTHER HE WAS MAD AT THAT MAN...AND SHE WOULD ASK WHAT MAN.....THAT MAN WOULDN'T LET ME STAY....I WAS IN LINE WITH LOTS OF PEOPLE AND I FOUND A FRIEND...A BOY... AND WE WERE HAVING A GOOD TIME....THE MAN LET MY FRIEND STAY BUT HE TOLD ME I HAD TO GO BACK...
SHE SAID "I WAS A MORAL PERSON BUT I NEVER WENT TO CHURCH AND WE DIDN'T TALK TO HIM ABOUT JESUS BUT WHEN HE KEPT INSISTING THAT HE WAS MAD AT THE MAN THAT MADE HIM COME BACK I WENT OUT AND BOUGHT A BIBLE THAT HAD PICTURES OF JESUS AND I TOOK IT BACK TO HIM AND WE WERE JUST LOOKING AND THEN"....HE POINTED TO THE PICTURE OF .....JESUS........AND SAID, "THAT IS THE MAN I AM MAD AT...HE WOULDN'T LET ME STAY."
I TOLD HER SHE NEEDED TO BE TELLING EVERYBODY THAT STORY....I MEAN THAT IS SO VERY AWESOME AND I BELIEVE JESUS ALLOWED HIM TO COME BACK SO PEOPLE WOULD KNOW THERE IS A HEAVEN....IT'S NOT WE DON'T BELIEVE THERE'S NOT BUT WOW...THAT IS A POWERFUL TESTIMONY...THEY HAVE DOCTORS AND NURSES TO BACK UP THE STORY................
IT WILL BE A GLORIOUS ETERNAL JOURNEY WE WILL TAKE ONE DAY BUT IT SURE HURTS FOR THOSE OF US THAT ARE LEFT BEHIND
LOVE
HUGS
debbie

Shelley said...

Hi dear Becky,I think about you everyday,and remember to pray for you often..I am so thankful you are trusting God to carry you through,he will not leave you..ever! It is always much easier to take one day at a time. I pray the Lord will give you much strength and comfort,day by day...May God bless you and your dear family in the days to come.

Blessings,Shelley

OH MY #6 said...

I am envious of your faith. My goodness, what a lesson to learn from you.

I am new to your BLOG in that last month. I was attracted because of the Scotties.

You have been top of mind since this tragedy happened. Please know that.

Lea
xo

Rue said...

Praying for you and your family ...

love to you,
rue

Lallee said...

Becky, we have such gratitude for you and your sweet kind spirit. I continue to pray for an abundance of God's love and comfort.
Much love,
Lallee

Faye said...

BECKY YOU ARE IN OUR HEART AND PRAYERS.GOD WILL GIVE YOU THE STRENGH TO GET THROUGH THIS.LOTS OF HUGS! FAYE

Move That Couch said...

Hi Becky,
You are in my thoughts a lot during the day. Your strength is very evident. Yes Jordan is in Heaven and there is no better place. I love the song "Better Is One Day in Your House".

Hugs,
LeAnn

belladella said...

I think about your family each day. I send you so much love and hope that you find peace and comfort.

Raggedy Girl said...

Becky:

I have been praying for your family along with my pastor's wife who was also so touched by your photo memorial to your precious boy. Take care of yourself.


Roberta Anne

Adrienne said...

Dear Becky - You continue to be in my prayers and on my heart. ~Adrienne~

Elly said...

Dear Becky, I hesitated to write you. Not that I didn't want to, but I was not sure if I could express myself in your language. But then I realized I even wouldn't be able to express myself in my own language. I read the whole story with tears in my eyes. I don't know what to say, it's so inhuman, so unfair. A young man so full of life....... I'm thinking of you and your family.
Hugs, Elly

Charli and me said...

Dear Becky, I think of you and your family all the time and all of you remain in my prayers. One step at a time is all you can do. I know you don't think so now but it does get better with time although you never completely get over something like this. I'm glad your back with us blogging again.
All of us care very much for you.

Esther Sunday said...

We are stepping along with you! Love you lots, Esther

My Grandkids ROCK said...

I read you blog and know your heart is heavy. I too, lost my husband in a plane crash just a year ago. I know your pain. Trust me, God will get you thru this is you will let Him. I wish I could send you a hug. Pam

twinkle said...

I didn't know him at all, but after reading your memories of him, I MISS HIM, TOO!

Can I take these steps with you?

IsabellasCloset said...

Becky, I've been thinking about you & keeping you & your family in my prayers.
That's all you can do is take each day as they come & try and get throught them. I'm sure many days are just unbearable.
I understand.
Much love ~Mary~

Vintage Whimsy said...

Just a note to let you know that I'm still thinking of and praying for your family.

Lori

debbi said...

Becky, There is not a day that goes by that I don't think of you many times. I tell God that when I think about someone that means I am sending a prayer up to HIm about that person. You an your family have many, many prayers going up to Him from all of these lovely ladies who love you so much. Take care.

I love you too. Debbi

The Things We Carried said...

You remain in my prayers.

Pink Slippers said...

((((((((HUGS))))))))))

Wendy

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

I am praying for all of you each and every day. I know your son is looking down from heaven and smiling at each of you. May our Lord continue to wrap each of you in his loving arms...m.

tam said...

Although I only know you through blogland and for a very short time I felt as a mother for you and your family. I have been remembering you in my prayers. Thank you for sharing your thoughts through this difficult time, your strength and testimony is amazing!
~Hugs~Tam

DebraBee said...

Good morning my Dear Sweet SIL,
I'm thinking of you today. I love you and miss you.
~db

Michele said...

Oh dear Becky...this has got to be the hardest thing in the world to deal with. You are so strong and yes, Jordan is now an angel in heaven. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

Big hugz,
Michele

Mimi said...

Your courage and strong heart are an inspiration to me. God Bless you and everyone you love.

Maebelle Park said...

please know in your heart that there are literally hundreds of hands and prayers holding you up and thinking of you...

Mrs. G said...

Good to hear from you Becky. You and your family have been in my heart and prayers.

Sinta said...

I just want you to know that loving and healing thoughts are being sent to you and your family daily, from my heart.

Joyce said...

Hi Becky,
I LOVED the wonderful "tribute" that you gave to your son. I was so touched by the photos and the words you wrote about him.
I've been praying for you all ever since I learned of his passing.

I myself have three boys and it just devasted me to think of your all's heartache at loosing Jordan.

I don't even know you but I feel that I do now and that I also knew your son just because you explained his life so beautifully....

I'm keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. I know many people are.
You all hang in there, just take life moment by moment.
Be blessed,
Joyce

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

Hi Becky,
Just wanted to let you know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Patricia

Sue said...

Hi Becky...I hope you are managing okay, I think of you often...your tribute to your son was beautiful...I don't know how you had the courage to write it so soon....

Andi said...

Becky, I just wanted to let you know that my thoughts and prayers remain with you and your family.

Hugs, Andi

BittersweetPunkin said...

I will continue to keep you and your family in my prayers Becky...you are ever in my thoughts....

Hugs,
Robin