Sunday, March 7, 2010

My Friend Jackie Has Gone Home

My friend Jackie passed away about an hour ago. Thank you all for your kind words and prayers. I will be back blogging after her funeral and ask that you all pray for her family and me. I miss her already.

God Bless..........and many, many hugs......:-) Hugs

68 comments:

Renna said...

I am so very, very sorry. :-(

THE OLD GEEZER said...

Bernie,

I pray that God will reveal Himself to you and your friends family in a special way during your time of grief.
In Jesus Name Amen.

Matthew 5:4
Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.

Ron

Eileen said...

I know you are a woman of great Faith, Bernie, and I pray your Faith brings you great solace now.

I'm so sorry for your loss.
Jackie and her family are in my prayers, as are you, my friend.

"The Lord will work out His Plan for my life ~ for Your faithful love, O Lord, endures forever." Psalm 138:8

God Bless you, Bernie.
Love to you and many prayers,
Eileen

Donna said...

Bernie,
I am so sorry about Jackie. I know that she is in Heaven with Amber.

Karin said...

What a blessing to read your touching letter to your friend Jackie! The LOVE on this blog is something one can feel! My deepest sympathy in the loss of such a dear friend! Hugs! May it comfort you and your dear friend's family as they go through this valley of grief and sorrow, that you are brought before His throne on wings of prayers!

Gail said...

Dearest Bernie-

I am SO sorry for your loss. I do love how you wrote that "Jackie Has Gone Home." I am praying for her peaceful journey to Heaven and that her family and you are comforted during this difficult time.
Loving you and praying
Gail
peace.....

Teacher's Pet said...

I am so sorry. Your letter that you wrote to her touched me so much. She was a dear friend, and I know that you will miss her very much. I wish I lived closer so that I could do more. I love you Bernie.

Barb said...

Dear Bernie,
It's so good that you had time alone with your friend. I'm sorry she is gone. I'll think of you in the coming days, Bernie. Hugs...

Denise said...

I am saddened by this news, please know I am lifting you up in my prayers. I love you.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Bernie Sweetie...
I will be holding you up in prayer and saying prayers for the family of your precious friend.

I am so thankful you had that quiet time with her, and you were able to look back on the time that the two of you have spent, and what wonderful memories you will have to cherish your lifetime.

She is pain free sweetie and yes she has gone home. She will have breakfast at the table in the morning.

I am so very sorry Bernie. God Bless You. Country hugs sweetie...Sherry

The Green Stone Woman said...

I'm very sorry to hear that. It did come kind of unexpectedly after all, didn't it? I'm glad for the time you were able to spend with her. I hope she is in a better place now and that she is at peace. I wish you and the family a lot of strength.

Hugs!

Liz said...

Oh Bernie I am so sorry to hear about Jackie. I think one comfort to her would have been your visit last week. Thinking of you and Jackies family. Hugs x

anne h said...

My thoughts will be with you today - this week - and beyond, Bernie! Peace to you.

ilovepink1078 said...

Bernz,
How are you at this time?
Hope all is well. I'm so sorry to hear that. May she rest in peace. Condolence to you and to her family.

"The Lord said, " My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest"
Exodus 33:14

Brian Miller said...

bernie,
so sorry for your loss. my thoughts and prayers for the family...

Madison said...

I read your previous post where the family was in denial. I'm glad you were there. What a loss.

cinner said...

Bernie, I am so sorry I know how much you loved her. My prayers are with you and jackies family. Know I am thinking about you, wish I could give you a big hug or hold your hand.I am so sorry for your loss Bernie, so very sorry. She has gone home where she will be pain free. Did you show her your beautiful letter Bernie, if not she knows. love to you, c

Wanda said...

Bernie, such a shock to read of Jackie's passing this morning, but you did have that feeling of knowing it was near. I'm truly sorry, but thankful that you had your moments alone with her, that alone is comforting I imagine.
So please, take comfort in the fact she knew how much you cared.
With all my love,
Wanda

Diana said...

I'm so sorry Bernie. I know that you will miss her very much. Take care Bernie. Love You Much, Di ♥

Choices said...

Oh! Bernie, I am so sorry. My heart goes out to you! I do know what it is like when you loose a dear, dear friend. So, I do feel your feelings right now. She will be in your heart forever.
Take care of yourself.
Sending lots and lots of hugs your way.

Queenmothermamaw said...

BTW love the new look.
QMM

Queenmothermamaw said...

My heart goes out to your dear friend. The letter you wrote to your dear friend is priceless. How fortunate Jackie was to have you. As you have experienced with terminal illnesses it is not unusual to have family members all at different stages in the DABDA process. It is a gift for the patient to have someone like you who can be in the process with her. There is no doubt you are earning your place in heaven. Blessings
QMM

The-Grizzled-But-Still-Incorrigible-Scribe-Himself! said...

Dear Bernie…please accept my deepest condolences and know, if I could, I would also give you a comforting hug. I'm so sorry to hear about your friend's passing. I know, too, your heart aches with grief and emptiness and loss. I see someone else has mentioned Matthew 5:4; know that this verse speaks to you, given so that you understand that God knows and cares and will hold you especially close in His loving hands during this sorrowful time, and give you the strength to get through the days ahead. You, and your friend's family, will be in my prayers. Again, I am so sorry.

Kay said...

So sorry Bernie.... you are in my thoughts and prayers

Victor S E Moubarak said...

Please accept my sincerest condolences.

I pray for you and for Jackie; and for your families.

God bless you.

wendyytb said...

Awww Bernie... I am so sorry. Big hugs sent your way!

glnroz said...

oh my goodness, thougts and prayers, for sure.

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Oh, Bernie...I am so very, very sorry!!! I will pray that God wraps you in His arms!!! I wish I could hug you myself!!! I will pray for Jackie's family as well!! I love you!! Janine XOXO

Mitzi said...

You both were lucky to have each other. Thinking of you.

Anvilcloud said...

It's nice that you wrote the previous post before she actually departed. I don't know why but it just seems better that way. All the best in the next few days.

Eddie Bluelights said...

I am very sorry, Bernie to hear of this sad news. May she be in the arms of Jesus. God Bless her and you ~ Eddie

Maggie May said...

Bernie...... I am so sorry to hear this. You are the one who supports so many people. Now know that you are supported by so many friends.
Prayerfully..... Maggie xxxxx

Nuts in May

Abbey said...

Oh my Sweet, Sweet Bernie, I am so heartfully sorry for the loss of your dear friend. No words can comfort you sufficiently, but you and your dear friend are in my prayers.

Love you,
Abbey

Rebecca said...

Praying for God's comfort and energy to fill you and take you through the next few days. You have been a wonderful friend to Jackie. I'm sure you have no regrets for the time you spent with her the past days and the sweet letter you wrote to express your heart.

Margie said...

Dear Bernie
I'm so sorry for the loss of your friend Jackie.
May her memory always be a blessing!

I sent you a email and also left a message on your phone.
I would have come by earlier but I've not been on my computer today as I've been resting in bed as I took a fall on the ski slopes when I was away.

Sending you many hugs!

Margie

The Retired One said...

RIP.
Bernie, I know how you are hurting right now. Let it come. Don't bury it.

Please know it is right to mourn and let yourself be sad. After you have a good cry you will feel better and then you can concentrate on celebrating her LIFE. That is what she would want you to concentrate on.
She loved you and you loved her...that is what life is about..the length is arbitrary. You will always have love for each other, that is timeless.
Take care, Sweetie, and know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

GrandmaK said...

I offer you my sincerest sympathy at this time of your loss. I do know how you feel as there are days when even now after 3 years there is a gaping whole in my life where once my very good friend resided. May God bless you all! Cathy

Eternally Distracted said...

Oh Bernie... I am so glad that you got to spend her final days with her and you were also able to allow us to share in how wonderful this lady was. I will be thinking of you and her family. Sending lots and lots of hugs xx

Tranquility Speaks said...

I am so very sorry to hear this Bernie. I thought all this while, that she was getting better. May her soul rest in peace.

Blessings each day said...

Eileen told me on facebook what had happened and so I especially remembered her and you yesterday at evening Mass and I will be keeping everyone in prayer. My consolation group always says that when we experience deep loss we will have to adjust to a new 'normal' in our lives...and I add, one more heavenly person to guide us!

sending you prayerful and loving hugs,

marcy

Valerie said...

Bernie, I am sending heartfelt commiserations. My thoughts are with you at this sad time and you and Jackie's family will be in my prayers.

Ann Marie said...

i am so sorry for your lost. you and your family are definitely in my prayers.

Midlife Jobhunter said...

I'm sorry for your loss, Bernie. Good friends are not often loved as they should be. Seems you have done that. Take good care.

Mary333 said...

Oh, Bernie, I am so very sorry for your loss. When I read your letter to her I could tell that you didn't think she would be here long. My Rosary tonight and Mass tomorrow will be offered for you, Jackie and her family. May the Lord console all of you.

Brenda said...

I am so sad for you and Jackie's family. Blessings,

Anonymous said...

Hi Bernie,

I am so sorry to hear about your friend Jackie. It is hard to lose someone so close. Please take care of yourself in this time of grief.

All the best,

Patti

anupama said...

Dear Bernie,
NAMASTE!
Good Morning!
I'm so sorry!My heartfelt sympathies to the grieving family and hearteflt prayers to the departed soul.
Prayers will give strength to the mind.Right now I am listening to a spiritual discourse on death now on television.
Time heals the wounds and trust me dear,my prayers are there.
You can give moral support and mental strength to your dearest friend's family.
love and prayers,
Sasneham,
Anu

veterankindergartenteacher said...

Dear Bernie,

I will keep you and her family in my prayers. The letter you wrote to her was so touching and I know you will miss her.

God bless you!

Gaurav Kant Goel said...

Dear Bernie,

I am sorry to hear that. May she rests in peace. My prayers are with her and you.

Mary333 said...

Just checking up on you, I know you are grieving and my thoughts and prayers are with you. Hugs from New Hampshire !

Anita said...

After reading a few of the comments from others, I feel that I have to stop. It is too sad. I'm sad for you and her family, and for people that I personally know whose lives are being seriously challenged by cancer.

I read your previous post. What a honest, beautiful, and heartfelt testimony of your feelings towards your friend.

Blessings and Big Hugs

Abbey said...

Bernie, I am sending you my love across the miles and praying for all of you. I just wanted you to know you are loved and that you are in my thoughts.

Abbey

the wild raspberry said...

i'm so sorry bernie.
my heart goes out to you and to jackie's family.

much love and prayers~
chasity

Garnetrose said...

I am so sorry about your friend. I know you will miss her terribly but she will be in a much better place. There just no words anyone can say at a time like this. God bless you and her family.

Linda Higgins said...

OH MY GOSH I am soooo soooo soooo sorry for your loss! I had NO idea and I just read your blog today! Bernie you have been such a wonderful and kind friend to me and to soo many others in blog village land and you are loved so much! Friendships like yours are rare and I know that your friend that passed is going to be missing you as well! It will be a wonderful day and reunion when you are reunited with your friend, she will be watching over you until then I am sure. God bless you Bernie! And I pray he may comfort your. hugs.....

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Just stopping by to say that I continue to pray for you and Jackie's family!!! Love you so much, dear Bernie!!! ~Janine XO

Doctor FTSE said...

Bernie . . your lovely friend Jackie had a lovely friend in you . .

Karen said...

So, so sorry. Thinking of you and all her family.

Cheryl said...

Dear Bernie, I am so very sorry for your loss. Please know that I will keep you and your friend's family in my prayers. Take care.

BK said...

Sorry to hear about your friend. I believe that she will always be fondly remember in the hearts of those who love her.

Rebecca said...

Checking in to let you know you are in my thoughts. Hopefully some sunshine will come to Canadian skies and you CAN get out for walks in the fresh air.....May the Heavenly Father continue to hold your grieving heart tenderly in His strong, loving hands.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

I am so sorry for your loss....my heart hurts with you....

Tamarind~ said...

I feel the pain in these words. Did you see her up there.. she's twinkling behind the clouds, just for you! Smile!

Renee' said...

Hello, Thanks for popping by my blog :)
Oh the air freshner smells so good :) even my son likes the smell of it :)

Lovely blog you have here :)

Deborah said...

Dear Bernie: I am so sorry for your loss, I will keep you and your friends family in my prayers.
Blessings, Deborah

lisasmith said...

Bernie,

I am so, so, so very sorry. So sorry, my friend.

I have missed you and came to check on you. I regret it has taken me so long to get here!

I pray that you grieve as one with hope, cherishing the memories you shared and know many are lifting you and Jackie's loved ones up. May our precious Savior hold you close, dear friend.

love, lisa xoxo

Renee' said...

In my prayers

Lisa said...

I am very sorry for your loss. I do hope the sun is shining again in your life quite quickly.