Monday, 4 January 2010

Christmas this year was a sad one. Not our sadness. Someone else's. Someone I don't know particularly well, but who I see on a regular basis when she picks up her child from the school where my children go.
Her husband died. Very suddenly, just before Christmas. His heart.
In his forties. Young, kind, chatty, funny, loving and There.
And then he wasn't.
We are all in shock. Such sadness for his wife and child. How DO you start the rest of your life without the person you have chosen to be with for ever?
And how does a little boy get over Daddy never being there again?
It is quite simply unbearable.
I am reluctant to write more as this is their sadness and it feels a little uncomfortable writing about it in any detail.

Send up a prayer for them. Keep them in your thoughts.
Thank you.
xxxx

16 comments:

Lakeland Jo said...

very very sad. My prayers are with them XX

Crystal Jigsaw said...

It is indeed tragic, I am sure the family will appreciate prayers.

CJ xx

Alix said...

My greatest fear.

I will indeed remember them and ask for their comfort, courage, and healing.

MrsMama said...

I lost two people near to me in December and it really does put things in perspective. You hold your dear ones a little tighter.

I'm sorry for your loss and for theirs.

trasha said...

This has happened to another family I know this Christmas. It is hard. It is awful.

Working Mum said...

Terribly sad. My husband lost his father when he was young and it is always with him. I do feel for this family and hope they find peace.

joolzmac said...

Death at anytime is sad but at Christmas it is worse. Very sad.
With love, family and friends around them, they'll come through this.

Joolz

Suburbia said...

So sad.

Jeff D'Antonio said...

Holding them close in thoughts and prayers.

Tattie Weasle said...

Thoughts and prayers.

Bonnie, Original Art Studio said...

Such sadness....it seems to be happening everywhere.

Diane said...

So sorry. Thinking of them. This is the 5th person I know or have heard of who died unexpectedly over the holidays. Too much. All too young. Too sad. So sorry.

Catharine Withenay said...

Death seems so much worse when they are young and it is unexpected. Prayers are being sent, and wish the family strength to get through.

Nancy said...

Wishing them the very best. It is indeed sad. My mother died when I was six - it was devastating. My heart goes out to his dear little family.

Ladybird World Mother said...

Thank you all so much for these warm and loving comments... blogland is such a good place to be when you're sad. Cant imagine how awful it must be for those two people without their anchor. Thanks for all your love and kindness.
Much appreciated... xxxx

Reasons said...

So so sad. Thinking of them and their loss.