Sunday, April 11, 2010

Away....

23rd Psalm

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters.
He restores my soul.
He leads me in paths of righteousness
for his name's sake.

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies;
you anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
all the days of my life,
and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord
forever.

I will be away for a while with my family in Ohio. We lost a cherished loved one and home is the only place I can be right now-- close to family.

I've told you about Dave, my Mom's sweet husband-- His beautiful daughter passed away from a long battle with cancer. Our family will gather and love and support each other while our hearts break.

Hold your loved ones extra close today.
xo
Joanna

60 comments:

  1. Joanna, I am so sorry... I know all of you will feel better together...Remember the happy times..

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  2. I'm so sorry for you and your family's lose Joanna. My thoughts and prayers fo with you.

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  3. Thoughts and prayers quickly coming your way - I'm holding my guy and calling my family....

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  4. I'm so sorry. Praying for you and your family.

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  5. My thoughts and prayers are with your family, Joanna!

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  6. I am so sorry for your loss Joanna...you and your family will have my prayers.
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  7. There will be many good thoughts and prayers for you and your family as you gather together to mourn your loss and celebrate the life of the one you love.

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  8. My prayers are with you and your family. Be comforted knowing that she is in Gods hand and in heaven.
    She is waiting for the rest of her family to join her in that wonderful place. Until then she lives and loves in your hearts.

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  9. my thughts and prayers are with you and your family jj...so sorry to hear. travel safe.

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  10. My heart goes out to you and your family. Safe travels.

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  11. so sorry Joanna. It's so much more hurtful when a parent loses a child.

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  12. Wishing you only the best, Joanna. You have my sincere condolences.

    Pearl

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  13. I am very sorry to hear of your very sad news, The 23rd Psalm is the very best thing to post under the circumstances. May God bless her, her family and friends and you Joanna ~ life is so sad sometimes ~ Eddie

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  14. Dear heart my thoughts and prayers are with you. I'm so very sorry. Take care and love your family. Have a safe trip, sweetie.

    May God grant you sweet peace!

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  15. You are in my thoughts, Joanna. I am so sorry for your loss.

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  16. Hubby and I send you and your family love and support, Joanna. Safe travels and hope to hear from you soon. Hugs.

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  17. Dear Joanna, I am deeply sorry. My prayers are with you and your family through this difficult time. Many... hugs. xo

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  18. I'm so sorry to read this Joanna. May you all find strength and solace when ya'll are together.

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  19. Dear Joanna, best wishes for this time of sorrow and reflection.

    thinking of you
    x Robyn

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  20. Joanna, I am so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you and your family.

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  21. So sorry, Joanna. Take care and hugs to your family in this sad time.

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  22. I am so very sorry Joanna! I will be thinking of you!

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  23. I'm so sorry, Joanna. Sending hugs and love your way. You and your family will be in my thoughts this week.

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  24. My sincere condolences to you and your family in this time of grief... Be safe! I'll be thinking of you.

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  25. Oh, Joanna. I am so sorry for your family's loss. May God be with you and bless you and your family and bring solace to your wounded souls.

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  26. May you and your family get strength from one another and sharing fond memories of her.
    All the best.

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  27. Joanna, I'm so, so sorry for your family's loss. I wish you and yours strength and comfort. Sending best thoughts your way.

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  28. So sorry! Safe travels and prayers for comfort for all your family. xoxoxo

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  29. Joanna, I am so sorry for your loss, prayers and comfort to the family. it will be good you can all be together. Love to you and yours.

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  30. Sorry to hear the loss of a loved one in your family, Joanna. Take comfort in each others arms and love.

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  31. Thank you for telling us of your pain and loss. I will be praying that the Psalm you quoted gives you strength in this hard time!
    My deepest sympathies!

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  32. My deepest sympathies to you and your family, Joanna. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

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  33. My condolences in your time of grief. Be kind to yourself and each other while you mourn.

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  34. I'm so sorry. Will pray for your family's peace.

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  35. Joanna, I am so sorry for your loss. I am sending you love and hugs.

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  36. Sorry to hear your sad news, Joanna. My thoughts are with you and your family.

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  37. So sorry for you and your family's loss. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs!

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  38. Joanna....so sorry to hear of your family's loss. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

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  39. I was hoping you'd be spared from another loss for awhile.

    My condolences to you and yours!

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  40. I'm so very sorry. Hugs, Lady Fi

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  41. I am so, so sorry, JJ! I will keep you all in my prayers.

    (((BIG HUGS)))

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  42. Safe travels and prayers for comfort for all your family
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  43. Oh, Joanna,
    I am sorry for your family's loss, and send you my prayers and support. And good for you for taking time off and time away from blogging. You need to be with your family and focus on that. You are a wise woman. Take care.

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  44. I'm so sorry. To see a young person go. A life unlived yet.

    SO sorry. Be safe.

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  45. Oh goodness Joanna, how tragically heartbreaking, I am so sorry. I shall be holding you and your family in my thoughts. (Hugs)

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  46. prayers and safe travels.
    peace to you and your loved ones.

    may your cherished loved one fly free

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  47. Oh, Joanna, I'm so sorry for your loss. Stay safe while we think of you and your loved ones.

    XO
    - Margaret

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  48. I will pray for your family during this very sad and difficult time. Sending much love!

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  49. Joanna,
    I am so sorry for your loss. You and yours shall be in my prayers. Having lost my father-in-law to cancer just a few weeks ago, I understand your pain. God bless.
    Traci

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  50. i´m so sorry joanna. you are in my thoughts.
    xxx jane

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  51. sorry to hear, Joanna, praying you will be able to rest in the joy of her life!

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  52. Belated condolences, Joanna. Cherish those memories with your loved ones.

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  53. I am so sorry...

    I walked in my local American Cancer Society's Relay for Life yesterday. We have come so far but obviously have a long way to go. I'll keep doing my part and will keep your family in my prayers.

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  54. I am so sorry for your loss. Your family will be a refuge for you all.

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  55. I am so sorry for your loss. Hold each other tight. And get that puppy. Just do it!

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