Monday, May 17, 2010

I Am Grieving and I Am Mourning

There's no easy way to say, we lost my dad this morning. We are heavy with sadness but thankful for his release.

I heard today, grieving happens on the inside, mourning on the outside.

I'll be doing both for a time.

71 comments:

Nadine said...

((hugs)) Thinking of you and your family

Indigo said...

I'm so sorry for your loss sweet friend. I'll be thinking of you during this time of sorrow (((Hugs))). I'm an email away if you need to talk. Indigo

Karen Lange said...

Oh Janna, I am so sorry to hear this. I can relate in so many ways, and will be praying for you.
Hugs,
Karen

Cindy said...

Oh, Janna. I'm sorry for your loss. I'll be praying for you, friend.

Michele | aka Raw Juice Girl said...

Oh, Janna! I'm so very terribly sorry!!!

Please know that I'll be calling your name out as I pray - and all your family. May God comfort you and hold you tightly!

Big hugs,
Michele

Jan Cline said...

It's hard to lose a parent. Thank God we have Him as a comforter.
Blessings to you.

septembermom said...

I'm so sorry. I'm thinking of you my friend. Hugs.

Ang said...

Oh Janna. I'm so sorry for your loss. You and you're family will be in my prayers. *hugging you tightly my friend*

Elspeth Antonelli said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. Try to remember the laughter - it helps.

Karen Walker said...

Janna, I am so sorry for your loss. Losing a parent is so so hard. I've lost both of mine, and my mother-in-law recently. All I can tell you is to take exceptionally good care of yourself during this time.
Karen

Christine Danek said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and your family in my prayers.

the domestic fringe said...

Janna, I will be praying for you in your time of mourning. I am so very sorry.
-FringeGirl

Victoria Dixon said...

I'm so sad to here it, Janna. You and your family are in my prayers!

Natalie said...

I am so sorry, Janna. I'll be thinking of you too.

Christine Fonseca said...

So sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.

Janet Johnson said...

Oh, I'm so sorry! Ditto to everything everyone else said. God bless.

Journaling Woman said...

Oh my, Janna. Prayers are lifting for you and yours to get through this time of sadness. God will sustain your heart until memories can carry you to a place of peace.

Teresa

Linda said...

Oh my dear...I am so sorry for your loss. Lifting you and yours up....warm hugs to you....

Kristen Torres-Toro said...

Janna... I am praying for you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss.

There really aren't words.

Jill said...

I'm so sorry, Janna! I'm praying for you and your family.

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Kristen Painter said...

You have my most heartfelt sympathies. You and your family will be in my prayers.

Kate Hart said...

So sorry-- keeping you in my thoughts.

Midlife Jobhunter said...

I'm so sorry. Take good care of yourself.

Angie Muresan said...

Janna, I am so very sorry for the loss of your dad. I am praying for peace during this horrible time. Thinking of you and sending hugs.

Katie S said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Sending many virtual Hugs!

Rebecca Nazar said...

My deepest condolences. My sincerest thoughts and prayers.

Jessica Nelson said...

Janna, I'm sorry. :-( *hugs*

Wendy Paine Miller said...

I love you, woman.

I know this time well.
~ Wendy

Shelby said...

oh no. I am so very sorry for your loss. very very sorry.

Ana said...

My blessings go out to you in this time of departure, and time of peace.

ralfast said...

My condolences. My mother is in the hospital right now, almost lost her on Mother's Day (blood clot reach the brain causing a stroke)and another family member (an uncle)in intensive care (coronary failure).

It may sound trite, even callous, but the pain you feel is a sign that you are alive, a life that your father helped bring about, shaped and was part off.

Know that while you, at times, may feel alone, you are never alone.

Jules said...

I am so sorry for your pain but wish to offer comfort through knowledge, the knowledge that heaven has one less empty pew.

Sending thoughts and prayers.

Jen said...

Janna I'm so sorry for your loss. Just remember I am praying for you and your family in this time of need.

Capri K said...

" We are heavy with sadness but thankful for his release"

That says it all right there.

Praying that the God of all comfort will hold you in the palm of His hand and give you and your family peace.

WendyCinNYC said...

Janna, I'm so sorry to hear it. I'll be thinking of you often.

JLC said...

Time will help the pain and emptiness, but the sweet memories will last until you meet again.

He is still alive within you, sweetie.
(HUGS)

Sara Spock said...

Hugs and hugs, Janna. I'm so sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my thoughts today and forward. Peace to you.

Stina Rose said...

Praying for you and your family, my friend. (((hugs)))

Deb Shucka said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Janna. Sending you prayers and love. May you find comfort in the arms of family and in your memories.

Cami said...

I am sorry you have lost your dad. Savor this rich-with-love-and-memories time.
I said a prayer for you. May you be blessed and comforted.

April said...

I'm so sorry to hear this. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

graceunderpressure said...

Oh Janna! :'( ((((((((((((((HUGS)))))))))))))))
Praying for you and your family. Be comforted that we will be rejoined on Resurrection Day.

ps- AWer Susie lost her mom too.

graceunderpressure said...

pps- I am crazynance

Diane said...

So sorry. Praying for you and your family.

Robin said...

So sorry to hear about your dad. All I know to say is to allow yourself to feel it... the grieving. Unfortunately, you have to let it work its way through you. Sending prayers and positive energy your way. ((Hugs))

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Oh, Janna! I am so sorry. I have no soothing words to offer, because I know there are none at a time like this. But you are loved and supported and prayed for by so many here in our blogging circle.

Michaéle said...

So sorry for your loss....my thoughts and prayers are with you, sweet friend.

Woman in a Window said...

love and strength, Janna~
xo
erin

Karen said...

Janna, I'm so sorry to hear that. I'm praying God's comfort and blessing on you and your family. ((hugs))

Melanie Avila said...

::hugs::

Kathryn Magendie said...

Hugs and hugs and hugs to you, Janna . . . So so sorry . . .

Joanne said...

Janna, I'm so sorry to read about your loss, and wishing you peace during this sad time.

Jody Hedlund said...

I'm so sorry, Janna. You'll be in my thoughts and prayers this week.

Analisa said...

Oh Janna there are no words, but my prayers are going up to heaven for God to comfort you and your family and give you peace.

Slamdunk said...

You and your family are in my prayers. That must be difficult.

Sandra Leigh said...

Janna, I am sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in your memories and in the love of your family.

JKB said...

Oh, Janna.

(HUG)

Thinking of you. Sending you lots of hugs and love.

:-(

Lorna said...

Sorry for your loss, Janna; you are in my prayers. ((( Hugs )))

Kara said...

Janna, I am so very sorry. Hugs to you and your family. You will be in my prayers.

ninidee said...

I'm sorry to hear of your loss. I lost my father two years ago (he was my best friend) and I still grieve for him everyday.

Take these next few days to look out for the signs he will be sending to assure you he is okay. It can be something as simple as a bird, a song, or a scent.

Write down everything that is still fresh in your mind so that as time passes you can still feel connected when you look back at your words.

I often describe the feeling I had after losing my father as an alarm clock blinking with the incorrect time. Eventually you have to adjust it to the time it is now to move on but it does take a while to get there.


From someone that knows your pain.

Maribeth

Glynis said...

Janna, I am so sorry for your loss. May happy memories help you through your time of sadness. x

ChristaCarol said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. (((((big hugs))))

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

I'm just getting around to blog reading. So I'm days behind. I am so very sorry for your loss. I will keep you in my thoughts. Take care of yourself.
Brenda

lakeviewer said...

You'll feel this pain for a while, tasting the memories with each tear. Remember his strength, his love, his legacy. Peace to you.

The Hat Chick said...

My deepest sympathies to you and your family. Holding you up in prayer.

Sharla said...

Janna, I've been praying for you, girl. I lost my dad five yrs ago to a heart attack and my mom 8 mths later. It's very difficult to wrap your head around the loss, I know, and will likely be a roller coaster of emotions for the next few years. Let yourself heal, and embrace the hurt, it's all part of it. Know that your dad is in paradise and smiling down on you with pride. I sent you something as a message on FB, it might make you cry again but it's so helpful. Love you my friend.

Carol J. Garvin said...

It's been seven years since I lost my father and over twenty since my mother died, but memory moments still leap out unexpectedly and leave me feeling like an abandoned child. We want to believe our parents are indestructible, but....

May God give you and your family comfort in this painful time of loss.

Angela said...

Janna, I just heard. I'm so sorry. Be good to yourself. I will pray peace for you.

Tabitha Bird said...

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Hugs to you and your family. :)

Jennifer Shirk said...

JUST saw this. I'm so sorry for your loss.
I lost my dad in ten years ago, so I know how hard it is.
Praying for comfort for you and your family.