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Request for prayers of strength for my family during this Holiday season

Dec 19, 2016 9:22 PM

You all know I don't ask for much, well right now my family needs prayers for strength and guidance. My cousin's youngest son passed away the night before last from an over dose of prescribed medication. They don't know if it was intentionality or accidentally. Nate was only 21. He leaves behind his parents (my cousin and his wife), an older brother and a younger sister.

If I go even more quiet than usual for a bit, please know I'm still here, just trying to cope with a holiday I've despised for 22 years already, and now this. I'll be back when I'm better able to handle everything. Christmas was my Mom's holiday and we lost her 22 years ago this month...

Dec 19, 2016 9:26 PM

So sorry, prayers for your family

Dec 19, 2016 10:09 PM

I'm so sorry, we are here for you. U know nothing can stop hirt nir bring your loved one back. However, you know we are your family too. I pray tour family finds the peace you will need to help you heal.

Dec 19, 2016 10:41 PM

Praying for you & Family as asked.

Dec 19, 2016 11:28 PM

Pray for you and your family.

Dec 20, 2016 12:21 AM

Sorry to hear about your loss. Prayer for you and your family

Dec 20, 2016 1:05 AM

Am so sorry hun. ((((gentle hugs))))) I know the tendency is to hide while you process things but I can honestly say that in those darkest moments knowing you have a group of people you can turn to..

So please know we care. We worry when you are too quiet . (((( hugs ))))

Dec 20, 2016 4:12 AM

So sorry for your loss. You're in my prayers

Dec 20, 2016 5:00 AM

Oh no, I am soo sorry to hear this. I know there are no words or actions that can help you and your family at this very hard time.

I just want to let you know that I'm praying for you and your family and I'm standing here quietly next to you so you can lean on me and have the extra strength you all need at this very sad time.

I can understand why this is a hard time of the year having lost your mum in December and won't of mattered if she passed away this year or 22 years ago the pain never goes or gets easier, we learn to keep putting one foot in front of the other, to help you all to take comfort from each other and to remember the good times you all shared.

I'm sending you all my warm protective healing hugs xx

Dec 20, 2016 5:20 AM

So sorry...I said a prayer you, and those you love
God Bless

Dec 20, 2016 6:47 AM

Same as Sezzy. May you know the bigest protector is around Youvand Your Family. He will help All through this if you let Him.

Dec 20, 2016 12:18 PM

Scaryann, I'm so sorry for your unexpected loss. I'm sending you comforting hugs, with love and prayers for you and your family! 🙂💕🙏🌸

Dec 20, 2016 2:28 PM

My prayers are with you and your family

Dec 21, 2016 5:52 AM

Mimikay your comments are so true. ScaryAnn I continue to pray for you & your family.

Dec 21, 2016 8:46 PM

Thank you everyone. You have all helped me do the one thing I hadn't been able to do yet that I needed to... I cried. I knew I needed to, but I couldn't. After reading all your well wishes I cried my eyes out.I'm so dreading tomorrow. Two hours car ride to the funeral, two-four hours at the church and then two hour car ride home. It's going to be a long sad day..

Dec 21, 2016 9:45 PM

Love ya sweetie. One moment at a time. You got this. (((( hugs )))) you will be in my prayers as will your family.

Dec 21, 2016 11:22 PM

Most defo prayer n my thoughts are with u b well n god bless

Dec 21, 2016 11:50 PM

ScaryAnn you and your family are in my prayers, know that I have you all in my heart sending you strength and you have my shoulder to cry on so that you can grieve. Celebrate his life, remember all the good times you've all shared with him so you can laugh and cry together as a family.

Sending you warm healing hugs xx

Dec 22, 2016 10:55 PM

Made it home from Waterloo. It's so hard to say good bye to someone so young. Please everyone give your loved ones a hug and tell them that you love them, you never know when it could be the last time you ever see them. :(

Dec 23, 2016 8:04 AM

My condolences to you and your family. What an absolute tragedy. I can't imagine the pain and angst you're going through. I know what you mean about this time of year, I'd much rather go to sleep mid December and wake up January 2nd and have it all done with. Sending you healing, gentle {{{Hugs}}} and positive vibes that you can find some peace in this time of sadness.😢💔

Dec 23, 2016 11:34 AM

So sorry to hear about the recent death in your family. Also understand that one can still grieve the loss of a loved one from 22 years ago. While many of us go quiet during the rough times (I haven't posted in quite awhile) please don't isolate yourself. I lost my Mom in 1996 and still miss her. Lost my closest living relative, my sister who was 10.5 month's older than I two years ago and a cousin a few months ago. These were the closest losses, but there have been many more. It's during these holidays where many families get together and draw close that many of us experience depression. While I am the mother of three, grandmother of eleven and great grandmother of five, I only have contact with two. Even though I don't celebrate Christmas, it can be depressing because so many others ask you what are you doing, will you be with family, etc? They mean well, but it could open up old wounds.

I've come to the inescapable conclusion that it's not what happens to us that counts but how we deal with it. It is good that you are expressing your feelings and allowing others to support you. I shall surely pray for you and your family that God bring you peace, hope and strength.

Perhaps you can find a new way of making this holiday season more meaningful for you and less distressing. I have.

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