Saturday, December 29, 2007

this is all that i can say right now...



















15 comments:

erin said...

i loved him dearly, as did so many others. he will be missed.

One Voice of Many said...

Jon,
So sorry for this loss! I do pray that God shows Himself as faithful with comfort through the next many days.

Michelle

Dena G said...

I'm so sorry, Jon. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Paul said...

Jon - sorry to hear of your loss - I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers - Paul

Mike said...

Jon ~ I am lifting you and your family up in prayer at this time. I am so sorry for your loss.

Valorosa said...

:-(

Heather said...

Jon, I had not made the connection between you and Nate until now - when I followed the link to the pictures from Nate's blog and noticed you share a last name.

Forgive my dim-wittedness. Praying for you as well as the rest of your family. I'm so very sorry.

jON said...

no worries, heather. you are not the first, nor will you be the last to smack your forehead after months of interaction with both nate and i before putting 2 and 2 together.

thanks you one and all for your thoughts, prayers, and simple good energy being sent our way. they are noticed and felt and are definitely helping us through this time.

yet more than anyone else, please send your prayers up for my mother. although we have lost our father, she has lost her mate. i'm used to sleeping without my dad there. she is not.

so right now, as she lies in bed, we simply ask, Father, that You would be her comfort and her peace tonight. give her the rest she needs. both in her body and her heart. give her the strength she needs for just one more day. please continue to wrap your arms around her and hold her up when she feels like she can't go on.

be with us all tonight. give us all the strength for one more day. whatever we may need, wherever we may be.

sleep well, friends.

Erin said...

Jon - I'm so sorry. As I said to your brother, may God's peace and comfort be very real to you and your family. I have no other words for this loss in your life.

Susan said...

My thoughts are with you.

faintnot said...

Jon, I too just figured out the connection between you and Nate...and yes, I am praying for your Mom, that Jesus would be very real and close to her right now as with you all...
Peace to you in Jesus' Name.

Patti Blount said...

Hi Jon, I lost my dad 4 years ago, and although we didn't have the best relationship (due to his walls and mine) it really threw me for a loop, and I grieved in ways I never knew I would. It's something about part of who you are is taken away. It is a very spiritual loss in that way. Loosing a parent is just hard anyway you cut it, so don't be surprised if there are aches and pains that hit your soul without your permission or prior knowledge. Only with Jesus in me could I endure that. I did have regrets, but overtime came to realize it all worked out the way it was supposed to. God knew and He had been guiding me in my relationship with my dad all along. The things I thought I needed to say or do, neither one of us were prepared for. So, if those things present themselves over the next few years, know that there wasn't more you could or should have done, for you were being led, and everything happened exactly on cue. God's peace as you process this loss. As part of the Body, I am grieving with you.

jON said...

sorry that i haven't had anything new for a bit. just taking some time to be with family and try to deal with the complex emotions coursing through my heart.

keep on praying...

Nate said...
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Nate said...

Hey Jon,
Check out Dena's January 6th post.