Thursday, May 10, 2012

Some news...

Just a brief note to let you know that my beloved 17 year old niece Anna, whom I've written about a couple of times since August, is now at peace, safely in the arms of Jesus. I'm grateful for your many prayers and the kind words sent to me thru my blog these past several months. She ran the race set before her with unwavering faith and tremendous courage. Although sadness threatens to overwhelm us, we place our hope and trust in the Creator of the universe who loved her and knew her before the world began.

"The Lord is close to the brokenhearted. He heals those who are crushed in spirit." Psalm 34:18

50 comments:

  1. I am so sorry to hear this, but Praise God she is no longer hurting! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of sadness!
    until next time... nel

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  2. Oh my, so sorry for your loss. I pray for peace for the family. Yes, the Lord will comfort. He alone sustains us.

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  3. Oh Joyce, I'm so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my prayers.

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  4. Joyce I am so sorry for your loss. Please except my love and prayers for you, your nieces parents and the rest of the family.

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  5. oh, Joyce, I am so incredibly sorry ... I know the days ahead will be so hard for your family as you mourn someone so young - and yet, I am glad you can rejoice in the life she was allowed to share with you all for her brief span on earth. May you feel God's presence and comfort as He knows best and only He knows why. Thoughts & Prayers, Conny

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  6. Joyce, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this time of sorrow. ~ Meredith

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  7. I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm praying for you and your family.

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  8. I'm sorry for your loss, Joyce. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

    May Anna's wing have her soaring the heavens, at peace, looking down upon all of you.

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  9. My thoughts are with you and your family at this sad time.

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  10. I can't begin to tell you how very sorry I am, Joyce, for the loss of your precious niece. I hope you know that I will be lifting you and your family up in my prayers, now and in the coming days. May God grant you peace and comfort. "Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted."~Matthew 5:4

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  11. Oh dear, I am so sorry to read this. God has brought her to mind many times while reading your blog. Praying for your family today.

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  12. oh Joyce so sorry to read this post. My sympathy to you and your family at this difficult time.

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  13. My prayers to your whole family...

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  14. I am so very sorry for your loss, Joyce.

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  15. Oh, Joyce, I'm so sorry to hear this news. Praying for peace for you all. {{hug}}

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  16. My heart & prayers go out to you. We experienced the same on May 19th last year, 2011, when we lost our precious daughter, Suzette. Thank God for the peace of God that truly passeth understanding!!!!

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  17. Oh Joyce, I am so sorry to hear this news. I will be praying for you and your family, for though she is at peace with our Father in Heaven, she leaves you all heartbroken here on earth. Hugs!!!

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  18. Oh no! Thanks for letting us all know. Such a hard time for your whole family! ((hug))

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  19. I am so sorry to hear this sad news. I pray for comfort for you and all who loved your niece.

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  20. Praying that the peace, that only God can give, will envelope your grieving family, Joyce.

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  21. So sorry for you loss Joyce. May our God be your source of strength and comfort through this.

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  22. Joyce, I am so sorry. My deepest sympathy to you and the family.

    In Christ,
    Catherine

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  23. Joyce, I am so sorry for your loss.
    "Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning. Great is your faithfulness. " Lam 3:22,23

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  24. I'm so sorry Joyce. You, and your family, are in my prayers.

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  25. Oh Joyce.

    Praying for comfort and peace for you and yours.

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  26. prayers for your family...heartfelt sympathies

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  27. Oh Joyce! My heart breaks for you and your family. I'm so sorry and wish you my deepest sympathies!
    My prayers are with you as you prepare to say good bye to her!

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  28. I am so sorry for your loss. How sad to have such a short life. Beautiful tribute. My prayers are with you all.

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  29. Oh, dear, Joyce! I am so, so, very sorry. How heartbreaking. I cannot fathom the pain of such a loss. My prayers are with you all. Thanking God for saving Anna's soul and preparing her a place with Him where there is no cancer.

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  30. I'm so sorry for your loss. It's wonderful that she kept her faith through her struggle, but so awful for one so young. Praying for you and your family. God Bless!

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  31. Joyce, I am so sorry for your loss! I pray that you will find peace as you grieve. Many hugs!!!

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  32. i am so sorry for the pain she had to go through and her loss to all of you--may God grant you His peace and mercy

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  33. I had just been thinking of her yesterday and meant to ask about her. She has been on my prayer list for so many months. I'm sad to hear the news. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!

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  34. I'm so sorry, Joyce. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May you be surrounded by peace at this time.

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  35. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers of comfort are being sent your way.

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  36. I can't even begin to imagine what the whole family is going through, much less Anna's parents. What an amazing young woman she must have been.

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  37. I'm very sorry for your loss. That is sad.

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  38. Joyce, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. This news breaks my heart. Please let me know if I can mail a handkerchief to her mother.
    ((HUGS))

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  39. We will lift your whole family up in prayer.

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  40. I am so sorry for your loss. I know God will be with your all during this time.

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  41. I am so sorry to hear about Anna, and I am praying for you and your family.

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  42. Oh, Joyce, I am so, so sorry but what comfort knowing that you and those she loved will one day be reunited on heaven's shore. Blessings my friend!

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  43. Oh my, Joyce. I'm so terribly sad for your loss. Your niece and my daughter share the same name. I will lift all of you up in prayer even as I pray for my own girl each day. *hugs*

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  44. Joyce-So sorry for your loss-this really breaks my heart.

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  45. oh, (((joyce)))... praying peace and comfort for you and your family!

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  46. I just started blogging again.. I come back to read such sad news.. I will keep you in my prayers and thoughts..

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  47. Joyce- I will be praying for you. Sorry to her the news

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  48. I am very sorry to hear that, i remember months back you talking about her. Though its nice to know she is in a better place & is no longer suffering with pain.

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