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Wednesday, 10 December 2008

A very sad day....

This evening, I wanted to tell you some very sad news. My very dear friend and work colleague, Jenny, sadly lost her Mum today. Although her Mum had been very ill for a while, it was still completely unexpected and Jenny has been left devastated wondering how she is going to break the news to her 10 year old son (she is a single Mum). She has to go home and not only tell her son, but deal with all the presents they had bought for her that are under their Christmas tree and then get through Christmas without her. All very difficult and I send all my love out to her and her family at this time. It is made much more emotional, because Jenny lost her Dad many years ago on the day after Christmas, so now, twice the pain at this usually joyous time of year. So, I would urge everyone this Christmas to think of those who can't enjoy the season for whatever reason and especially those who have lost love ones at this time of year - I know there are many out there and my heart goes out to all of you too. I have been very emotional today which has been heightened because I've been poorly the last few days, so I will wait until tomorrow to give you the Country Life alpha - I hope you don't mind? There is a freebie in the previous post which will hopefully make up for it. Until tomorrow.....

28 comments:

Danyale said...

Although I know you are very committed to giving us wonderful freebies all the time, but you sooooo do not have to worry about us out here in scrapland! Take care of yourself and send some scrapland hugs from all of us to your friend, and we all hope you feel better soon!

Cari said...

So sorry to hear this news. In my prayers & thots.

Anonymous said...

From LEM
So very sorry to hear about your friend and the loss she is experiencing. My heart and prayers go out to her and the rest of her family. Take care of you, too!

Shel said...

I am so sorry to hear about your friend's loss. I will keep them in my thoughts and prayers.

g_robb53 said...

Please don't worry about us - you give so much of yourself already. Sorry to hear about your friend's loss - sending positive thoughts her way. And, PLEASE take care of yourself!

charlie said...

Sorry to hear this sad news Vicki..we had a good friend pass away this last week too, even though we knew it was going to happen, it still came as a shock..and being so close to Christmas it does make it haredr. This lovely lady was 42 and left a husband and 3 teenage boys....It was a hard time last week..but I know your friend, even though it will be difficult, will get through this time of the year as her child will need her and family and friends will support her..thinking of you all
Charliexxx

Jac said...

So sorry to hear such sad news, you and your friend are in my thoughts

Beth said...

Vicki, I am sorry to hear of your friend's loss and that you are still feeling poorly. You take care of yourself and those you love. We will wait until you feel better for your lovely freebies. I just so appreciate your generosity, how can I demand you be on my schedule? LOL. Get well soon.

Beth said...

Vicki, I am sorry to hear of your friend's loss and that you are still feeling poorly. You take care of yourself and those you love. We will wait until you feel better for your lovely freebies. I just so appreciate your generosity, how can I demand you be on my schedule? LOL. Get well soon.

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear about your friend's loss.
Take care of yourself and get well soon.

Linda Walton aka bobbysgirlforever said...

Oh dearest Vicki, a sad day indeed sweetheart and my heart goes out to Jenny and her son as this is, indeed, a MOST difficult time of the year to lose a loved one as it is a time that we draw closer to family and friends.

We've just had a loss this past week as well - his funeral was on Monday. My heart goes out to his wife as well as to Jenny and her son. So sad for those left behind as the grieving process can be a tumultuous one and I pray comfort for Jenny at this time as she works through the emotions of this VERY personal loss.

I also wish you comfort as I know she is a VERY dear friend and that you are stronger in body by week's end sweetheart.

Thank you for sharing with your SCRAPLAND family and no worries on the delay of your FABULOUS gifts! We are here to stay! He, he ...

Sending much love and another BIG hug darlin',
Linda :)

Sara said...

Oh Vicki, such a sad story. My heart goes out to Jenny and her son. Take care of yourself. Cheers, Sara

Tammy Dunlap said...

My heart goes out to your friend and her son.

Denise said...

I am sorry to hear about the loss of your friend's mother. My heart goes out to her and her son.

Nancy said...

Vicki, I am so sorry for Jenny's loss right here in the midst of the holiday season! What a terribly sad thing for her and her son to have to face. My thoughts and prayers are with them as they deal with their grief. I pray they find comfort in other family, in friends like you and in their faith. I do hope they are able to find some joy in this season.

I want to thank you for all the wonderful gifts you have on your blog! I haven't visited in a long while so I've been gathering them up like a squirrel gathering nuts!! I hope you will forgive me for not leaving comments on each post. Thank you for Country Life, Primary Grunge, Bright Christmas and Shabby Christmas! They are each beautiful and unique! Thank you too for leaving links up so long!!

Stacey said...

I am so sorry to hear that...I feel for your friend. My thoughts and prayers are with her.

peni said...

I'm so sorry to hear that, Vicky... send my hugs and prayer for Jenny's fam... hope Jenny's now stronger than ever...

Scrapping Mom of 5 said...

Please convey my condolences to your co=worker. I lost my mother several years ago after a long illness and even when you know it could happen at any time it is still hard. I thoughts go out to her and her family.

vettep said...

Give your friend my condolences. I know the pain of losing loved ones and having to go through the holidays with out them. My heart goes out to her and her son. Take care of yourself. Thank you for letting us into your life.

Andi said...

Keep your chin Up and get better.. We are fine here so no worries... You are awesome in all your sharing so take the time you need for yourself... As for the loss of your friends mother I am so sorry to hear of another loss.. I lost my FIL the end of Sept unexpected and now my BIL will not make it till Christmas so I know the loss is bad at any time but especially the Holidays.. I lost my Grandmother Dec 27 but I remember her for all the wonderful things she did and she would not want our Christmas to be sad so we remember the great fun times with her.. We shall be doing this with our other relatives and friends we have lost too... Take care my dear and things will get better.....

makeyesup said...

sorry to hear about your friend's pain. It's always so hard to lose someone close to you during the holidays.

Laura said...

I'm so sorry to hear that. Tell her she is in our thoughts and prayers and that we're glad her Mama doesn't have to suffer with her illness any longer. The hardest thing in the world is to lose someone that we're very close to, but we must be grateful for the time that we were given with them. I know it's hard to look at it that way since this is so recent and unexpected, but my Dad died of a heart attack this past January, and even though it left me feeling unfinished and having such a great loss, I am always happy when I see something that reminds me of him. Tell her it does get better with time! I'm soooo sorry for her loss!
Luvs!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

My heart breaks for your friend. I will keep her in my prayers.
hugs, Jami

Candice S said...

Oh, Vicki... I am so sorry for you and your dear friend! As you may (or may not) know, I lost my dad and my best friend within 3 weeks of each other in Sept and death is such a very hard thing to deal with. In fact, I still don't know that I am doing so well. But, I do know that my dad and my friend are in a better place and I believe one day we shall meet again.

I can only offer my condolences and you know you have so many people across the world thinking of you and your friend....sending thoughts and prayers your way.

Warm wishes and a huge HUG!

Candi

Gulffire said...

My thoughts are with your friend for her loss and with you, who obviously shares her sadness.

Kathleen said...

I went to a funeral today for a friend that I have know for 20 years. He was a great guy and it is hard to think that he will not be around anymore to brighten our day. Give my best to your friend and let her know that there are people all around the world who share her sorrow for lost ones.
Kat in Fla

Cheri said...

I'm very sorry for your friend's loss, and will think of her and her son through this difficult holiday season for them.

kel (violethare) said...

Vicky

So sorry to hear about your friend and her loss, and how overwhelming it must be to deal with at this time of the year especially.

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