Thursday, March 26, 2009

My Beautiful Daughter


It is with so much sadness that I try to write this, My beautiful daughter Stacey passed away yesterday from complications of Diabetes and other sickness, She was just 36 years old, My heart is broken and don't know how I will go on, She has a daughter Miranda who is just 15 years, With the help of my Lord, Family and friends I hope to get through the next few days. We will then move to Tennessee for a period of time to keep Miranda in her school. Please prey for my family, I only had she and her brother and two beautiful granddaughters. I don't know when I will be back on to blog again so I thank you in advance for your prayers. Please, Please, tell your family how much you love them and enjoy every minute you have, Life changes in the blink of an eye.
Hugs,
Judy

53 comments:

Deborah@ The Painted Nest said...

Oh Judy, I'm so sorry for the loss of your dear daughter Stacey. Yes, I will pray for you and your sweet family. Take all the time you need~~~family first~~~I'll keep checking back time and again waiting your return. You're in my prayers. Sweet little Miranda needs you now more than ever and you need her, it's good you'll be there. Praying peace and comfort to all your family... Deborah

Recycled Rita said...

Ohhhh! I am so sorry! My best to you and your family... I hope you can start the healing process soon. I will say a prayer for all of you! karen...

Sweetpeamommie said...

I am so sorry Judy. You and your family will be in my prayers.
Love,
Nancy

pughy said...

Oh goodness. So sorry for your overwelming loss. You must go to your grandaughter, she needs you now. Our prayers and love are with you in the comming months ahead. we pray that you will get the strength you need to do what you have to.

Take great care we will watch for you comming back, but family must come first.

God bless, GJ and his mum Carol xx

Connie said...

I am so very, very sad to hear this from you, sweetpea. I've commented on it in group so you know how I'm feeling at the moment for you, hubby and family. Just terrible.....
xoxo,
Connie

Diane Mc said...

Judy, I just got on Biz Bodies, went to your page and your blog...You have my heartfelt condolences on the loss of your dear daughter! I will pray for you and your family! Take care, Diane

Ivy Bend said...

Judy, you have my deepest sympathy. All my best to your and your family.

Hugs,
Ivy

Mimi's Rose Chenille Boutique said...

Judy ~ I am so sorry about your daughter Stacey. May God watch over you and your family during this time. Your granddaughter will be your guardian angel during this most difficult time.

Mimi

Janet Bernasconi said...

Dear Judy,

I found your blog through Georgia of Grandma G's blog. I know you don't know me,but I read your post about the loss of your daughter and it broke my heart. I can't even begin to imagine the pain you must be feeling. I just want to say that I will pray for you and your family so that God gives you strength to get through this. I truly believe that your sweet daughter is with God and happy. And I also believe that you will see her again one day. Hang in there ,stay strong and know that others do care. I lost my sister to cancer 11 yrs. ago and it was difficult to say the least,but God will never ,ever give you more than you can bear.

Wishing you many blessings and may the sun shine again for you,
Hugs,
Janet Bernasconi
Janet's Creative Pillows

Secondhandrose said...

Judy, I don't know what to say except we love you and will be with you in thought and prayer.
karen

the rusty cupboard said...

I am so sorry. I will be praying hard for you and your family. The Lord understands why even when we don't. Lean on him and he will take you through. God bless.
helen

Shirl said...

Judy, my heart is broken for you! There are no words to say to make you feel better I know that. Just know that I will pray for you, Darrell and Miranda everyday! If there is anything I can do for you please let me know. Ed and I will be there to help you.
Prayers, hugs and blessing to you!
Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Sweet, kindhearted Judy. My prayers go out for you.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Dear Judy, I am so very very sorry to learn of your loss of precious Stacey. Through tears, I'm praying for you, Darrell, Miranda & all the rest of your family. May God give you peace as only He can.

Much love & prayers,
Steph
Angelic Accents

Miss Rhea said...

I am so heartbroken for you and Darrell. Please know that you will be in my prayers everyday. I am TRULY heartbroken for you both and sweet Miranda. I am crying with you.

Katie said...

Our hearts go out to you and your family. You are lifted up in prayer, each of you for comfort and peace at this awful time.

Hold fast to His promises. You know she is in His hands now.

If there is anything you need, from an of the PRH gals you just let us know and we mean anything you need. Hugs to you sweet Judy and Darrel and Miranda.

Graceful Rose said...

Judy, I am heart broken for you on the loss of your daughter. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Angela said...

Dearest Judy!
I am so sorry! May the Lord God almighty help you and your family through this great time of need. I am at a loss for words....
Bless you and you take care of your grand daughter.
~Big Hugs~
Angela

Marydon said...

My heart goes out to you, may our Lord cradle her soul forever ... & bless you with strength to carry on.

I am the Mother who lost her son, Sean, when he was 3. I never got to know him as an adult. The loss of a child is impossible to phathom, & the pain is forever daily.

If you need to talk please contact me, I will be here.

God bless you & your grandchildren.
TTFN ~ Marydon

Debbi said...

Judy, I am terrible about getting out to visit blogs, and tonite there must have been a little voice that said, go to Judy's blog--because here I am. My deepest sympathies, may the Lord hold you and your family in the palm of his hand and give you the strength to come thru this. Please know that Stacey is with him in his glory and she is shining now.
(((hugs)))

Chris said...

I really do like your images, they are clearly an excellent addition to your already great blog.

xinex said...

I am so saddened when I read this, Judy. I am terribly sorry and I know exactly how you feel because I lost an 8 day old baby but losing a daughter after you have had her for years is even harder. My prayers are with Stacey and your family. Stay strong, Miranda needs you..Christine

Bertie said...

Judy, my heart breaks with your loss, but I know your Dear Stacey is with our Lord in Heaven. Trust Him to take good care of her and of you at this time.

We are all here for you with hugs and a great deal of love. Praying for comfort and peace for your family and your sweet granddaughter.

God Bless, dear friend.

Bertie

Jennifer said...

Judy I am so very sorry for your loss of Stacey.You and Darrel stay safe on your travel to Miranda.I am so shocked,I feel so bad for your entire family.You are in my thoughts and prayers.If you need anything just let me know.hugs!Love you,Jen

someplace in thyme said...

Judy, there are no words at a time like this, but just know that I will keep you and your family in my heart and in my prayers. I am so very sorry to hear of your terrible loss, one day at a time with a heavy heart that hopefully will get lighter with the love and support of friends and family. I will carry you in my thoughts, Char

sandisstuff said...

Judy - my heart feels your sadness as I just can't imagine losing a child, no matter what their age is. I will pray that God gives you the strength to do whatever you can to make the grand daughter feel secure and loved. That is your job now and I know you are up to the task. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers - never more than a keyboard away if you need to talk or cry. All of us are here for you - friends across the miles, but very close in thought.

Hugs - Sandi

sweet violets said...

What terrible news Judy, I am so sorry for you and your family, will keep all of you in prayer....Cleo

Myra Wade said...

Oh, Judy, my heart breaks for you and your family. It doesn't matter whether a child you lose is young in age or a young mother, it's always the hardest thing to go through. My son was 9 when we lost him to cystic fibrosis, and even though it's been over 30 years, there's not a day goes by but that he's in my thoughts and, of course, always in my heart. I recently attended the funeral of one of my neighbors, and in his sermon, the old country preacher said, "You know, we say things like, well we lost Mr. John this week, but you know what, if you know where something is, it's not lost is it! Amen? Well, don't you know, we haven't lost Mr. John. He's in Heaven with our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ!"
I pray for God's peace and strength to envelope you and your family. Myra

Shirley said...

I am so sorry about your loss. Diebets can have all kinds of complications. We will pray for you and your family. Family comes first so take all the time that you need. You will make it through this troubling time with the help of the man upstairs. Take care Hugs Shirley

Elyse said...

oh i am so sorry. i wasn't reading posts in order and just saw this. i am so very sorry for you and your family. warm thought and prayers are with you.

xo

Lisa said...

Judy, I'm am so sorry. I cannot imagine. Please know you and your family are in my prayers.

Hugs! Lisa

jetermom2pink said...

Dear Judy

I know how you are feeling & how difficult this time is for you now. I lost my daughter, KariAnn, 5 years ago, March 25th. It happened out of the blue - a small valve in her heart closed - nothing anyone was aware of it. My heart is still broken - she was only 29 & was married less then 2 years. She was my friend, my first child and to this day - I miss her more then I can express. There is no good advice I can give you except not to look at the big picture. You have to live day by day, hour by hour - minute to minute. Don't look to the future it hurts too much and becomes overwhelming. Take care of your Granddaughter and do what feels right to you. Cry when you need to and love those who comfort you & somehow you will find the strength to survive. Miranda needs you now & together you will make one another strong. Don't expect miracles your sorrow & mourning are things you have to live thru. The pain eventually lessens but the ache will always remain. I will keep you in my prayers knowing how badly you are feeling right now. I wish I had something magical to help you but I don't. Family & friends will help to get you thru - please let them help you in anyway they can. I know the people who love you want to help so let them. They are hurting also. They miss Stacey and they also love you. Let their love wrap around you like a blanket - it will help you heal as best you can.

Why these things happen I still don't know. I talk to my Angel everyday. I know Kari is with me & I will never let her go.

God Bless you & your Family. All my prayers will be for you. May God give you the strength to live each day & lighten your heart when the time is right.

With much love,
Liz

Anonymous said...

Judy,
We are so sad for your loss. I know Jay gave you our hugs but please know we are thinking of all your family and wish we could be with you.
I tried to get Mother to come but she would not leave me.
We love you dearly,
Crystal

Anonymous said...

Judy & Darrell, we are so very sorry to hear of the loss of Stacey. We know how important she & your family is to you. We can't imagine the hurt you must be going through.We love you both. Take care of yourself,because your grandaughter needs you now.
Love,
George & Pat Deal

vickie said...

Judy, my prayers for you and your family during this time.

Allidink said...

I am new to your blog but I just wanted to share my condolences. I wish you and your family well.

All the best,
Allison

Andrea-Brown Bee Studio said...

Dear sweet Judy, I'm so very sad to read of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I wish you peace surpassing all understanding and immeasurable comfort. xoxo AndieBee

ClassyChassy said...

My deepest sympathies for your loss. Prayers promised - God will take care of you and your family.

GEORGIA said...

Judy,
My heart aches for you. I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your sweet daughter. Prayers of comfort being said for you and your family as you get through the coming weeks and months.
....Georgia
Grandma G's

Chandy said...

Oh Judy... We will pray that you learn to go on through your granddaughter. You will need each other to keep your daughter's memory alive. And don't worry, you will see your daughter again. She is now your angel...

My late father also died from complications of diabetes when he had pneumonia...

My dear friend, I live with you a great big hug to help with some of the pain.

fannipauline said...

I just want you to know my heart goes out to you. I cannot imagine the heartache you must feel. March 26 was my hubbys birthday. I miss him so much. I will keep you and your family in my prayers, as I know that is what helps the very most. God in His mercy reaches out and holds us close and gives us the will and strength to go on when inside we just don't think we can, Blessings to you...Pauline

Say It With Roses said...

Oh Judy, Words fail me for the pain you are in, but my heart goes out to you and your family. How blessed that your dear granddaughter has you both to be with her. You will find comfort in each other.
You are in my heart and prayers.
Jil

Erin said...

your family is in my prayers Judy. Take good care of your precious Miranda. Erin

maryboys said...

i am so sorry for your heartbreaking loss.

Rebecca said...

Dear Judy,

You don't know me but I wanted to tell you how sorry I am for your profound loss. It is in times like this I struggle to understand God's loving ways... Only He knows the reasons for allowing your beautiful girl's passing.

You are on my prayer list. I will continue to lift you up every single day!

xoRebecca @AGatheringPlace

Maison Douce said...

I am so sorry to hear about the tragic loss of your daughter!!! A big virtual hug to you!
Isabel

Sweetina said...

God Bless you and your family Judy.
I will pray for you and Miranda and your family.May the Lord hold you all in His Arms.
Tina

Judi said...

Judy *hugs*
I'm so very sorry for your loss. This is a lovely picure of the two of you. How fortunate you are able to go with Miranda and help through this difficult time. I can only imagine..
I hope you can be strong and comforted through this...and I hope to see you back again.
Please do come and visit.
Judi

Patricia said...

Judy, I wish there were words to convey the sorrow I am feeling for you. I will pray that you and your family find some comfort in the days to come and pray with you in celebration of your daughter's life. You and your grandaughter have to hang on to one another right now. I wish there was more I could do for you.
Pat Morello

Glenda said...

Saddened by your news. Time will heal and you will get through it. It will never be the same, but you will adjust.

Prayers for you and Miranda.

Ciao

Cottage Pink Perfection said...

This is my first visit to your blog. I must say my heart was heavy as I read about the loss of your daughter. I remember my parent's grief over the sudden loss of their 30 yr. old son and my brother. They were devastated. Over the years and with much prayer those wounds were healed. I thank God for his mercy and grace. My prayers go up for you and your family during these difficult days ahead. "He" will heal your broken hearts too and there will be laughter in your home once again as you begin to share those precious memories.

My deepest
condolences,
Marie

Kat said...

I am so sorry about your loss. Losing a child should never happen.
I will keep you and your family in my prayers tonight.

Kat

Queenie said...

Dearest Judy,
I was scrolling down the pages of your blog, and I am so sorry for the loss of your daughter, it saddened me to see that you have suffered such a loss...and i want to say that I am so very sorry. That is really good that you will be moving to Tenn. for the children, so that they can stay in the school that they are used to. God Bless you and your family at this time of transition.
Big Hug,
Queenie