Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Broken hearted....

Prayer is said to move mountains..

 My family has suffered a devastating loss. The most beautiful and huge hearted young man, that I was blessed to have had the pleasure of being his Aunt, my nephew Josh, passed away late last night...
This loss leaves the most tremendous hole in every member of my family's hearts.. He was truly a gift.. It was truly a gift to be his Aunt.. His memory will forever be a gift in my heart...

I ask for the gift of prayer.. A prayer for my sister.. Truly one of the most loving Mothers that God has made. Her heart is completely broken and I ask that you keep her in your prayers so that she will be able to find the strength she needs to get through the next few days.. If I may ask, please also keep my beautiful niece Marcia and my wonderful nephew Joe (also pictured below) in your prayers for their hearts ache missing their amazing brother Josh...


  1. Jobeth, so sorry to hear of your loss, You and your's will be in my prayers, Please let me know if you need anything. (((HUGS))) ~ Tandra

  2. I am very sorry to hear of your loss. May God touch you all with his healing hands.
    With much sympathy - Suzanne

  3. I pray God wraps his loving arms around each of you to give you comfort and peace!~~BIG HUGS, Jen

  4. I am so very sorry.. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Sending my heartfelt sympathy..


  5. So sorry for your loss Jobeth. Many prayers and being sent to you , your sister, and the rest of your family.

  6. So sorry for your Familys loss and all the heartache that goes with it Jobeth,I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

  7. I am so sorry for the loss of your nephew. You and your family will be in my prayers tonight.
    Sending you big hugs!



  8. Prayers for your family are on their way. God Bless all of you....


  9. Jobeth, my heart aches over your family's loss. Please know that you all will be in my thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time.

  10. Sorry to hear of your family's loss. Prayers and hugs sent your way as Christ wraps his arms around your family and picks your sister up aand carrries her through.

  11. Thank you everyone, so very much, from the bottom of my heart, for your thoughtful prayers. My heart is completely broken for my sister who is having to say goodbye to her first born son.. He was taken from us so unexpectedly that we are all left in shock and grief. I know her heart aches with the very most pain of all, for even though he was 25 years young, he was her first born baby boy and he was taken from us without any warning in a heartbeat.

    I have said this over and over so many times in the last 24 hours that Josh was simply the most loving soul beyond words. He was truly one of a kind. One of the good guys.. Someone who just loved his family, worked hard for a living, and loved the simple things in life like playing his guitar, going hunting in the Fall, good old classic rock tunes and having his dog by his side.. He was the type of guy who always ended a phone call with "I love you" to those he help close to his heart. Material things in life where never important to him. He never needed to have a fancy cell phone or even own a computer. He found joy teaching himself a new song on his guitar, the sunshine on his face. The smell of the leaves in the Autumn. When I say he was 'one of a kind' he truly was.. I was so very blessed to be able to call myself his Aunt.. xoxo

  12. So very sorry for your sad loss.Thinking of you and your family at this sad time.

  13. Jobeth,
    I am so sorry for your loss.

    I will remember you and your family in my prayers.

  14. I am so sorry for your loss! It is so hard to understand why things like this happen.

    I will be praying for your entire family during this difficult time. I pray that the many fond memories you have of Josh will give you peace during this difficult time.


  15. I am so sorry for your loss, I will be praying for your sister and the whole family! Our children are God's gift to us and it is very hard to understand WHY the Lord takes them home before us, as a Mother myself. I cried for your sister because this is the most hardest thing I think parents have to go through. I ask the Lord to hold on to you and your sister and the rest of the family and keep you all strong!Let him walk beside you all.
    I just found your blog and I feel bad that I found it this way but it was a sign from God to find your blog and I will be following you!
    Please pass this on to your sister that I am calling our church and I am putting her on our prayer chain to give her the peace that she needs right now!
    God Bless you all,

    Ken and Tricia McNally and sons

  16. I am so sorry for your loss and will keep you in my prayers..God Bless You and Your Sister and Family..

  17. I am so sorry to hear of your loss.....having lost our son ourselves I wrote a poem to all those parents hwo grieve the loss of a child, if you could please pass it on, thank you. And I will be praying for the whole family, so many wonderful memories and thoughts of this young man, please keep telling his story!
    I Pray....
    I pray that you have friends around you listening to your stories about your son....
    I pray that you journal about every little detail about this excellent boy and man....
    I pray that you cling to Jesus and your husband when you cannot escape the pain....
    I pray that all words to you and your family are kind....
    I pray that you do not feel guilty about anything....
    I pray that you treat yourself as the special woman you are and you spoil yourself with little treats during this time....
    I pray you go on a vacation to flee from this down the road....
    Most of all I pray you never go through this hurt again.
    Author: Tress Duvall

  18. Prayers go out to ALL of your family and friends....lindeelou

  19. Dear Jobeth, I am so sorry to be so late with this post - I do not for the life of me know how I missed it except to say that I haven't been on as often as I wanted to last week and then we were gone from Friday till just a few hours ago.

    JOBETH MY HEART BREAKS FOR YOUR SISTER AND HER FAMILY AND YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AS WELL...this is never something we can ever understand and only Prayers and Faith will get one through.
    Know that I am praying for for healing through this rough time.

    Bless all of you.
    Hugs and Prayers,