Saturday, February 7, 2009

My Family has Tragedies

Last year, my grandson, Jacob, was diagnosed with Leukemia. He has had very large doses of chemo, and since he is a male, he will have to have the treatments for over three years. I'm not sure why I haven't blogged about it before, it was so raw that I was not settled in my own mind enough to talk about it. He is three years old, and the most charming little boy you ever saw. He quickly got to the point where he did not want to go to the clinic for all the procedures, and he would cry, the poor baby...then, one of the nurses had a birthday, and Jakey and his parents brought a treat to share with all the staff at the clinic...he didn't put up a fuss...he was glad to go and to share his now they take a treat every time, and that precious little child is glad to go have a spinal tap, just so he can give. What a wonderful insight to his personality!
We were just reeling from that news, when my darling daughter passed away in her sleep. The autopsy is not back yet, but I know the cause of death, the Lord needed an angel.

My heart is so full, I'm not sure how to share all my feelings, I miss my little African Star, she was my baby, and always will be. My girlfriend left a comment on the last post telling you all what happened, I just don't have the gumption to write it all.

So, please say prayers for us, Mr. Wonderful did not only lose a daughter, he lost his best friend.

Hope all your heartaches are healing,



Amelia said...

Lyn, don't give up hope...just take each hour or day as it comes. Pray that God will give you the strength to face each day.

Try to remember all the good times with your daughter..and for that grandson just let him know that his Granny loves him more than anything.

You and your family will be in my prayers.

Sara said...

I am so truely sorry for your loss. I cannot imagine the pain you are facing. I would love to be able to give you a hug and be there for you! Instead I am sending virtual hugs. I know that the Lord must have needed a special angel to have to take your daughter.
Your grandson sounds like a very strong little boy and he will prevail. This is tough, but with the Lord you will get through it.

You and yours will be in my thoughts and prayers.

QuiltedSimple said...

Oh Lynn - my heart aches for you and yours. You are truly right - God needed an angel, and HE picked your beautiful Leashie for a special purpose. Try to remember the wonderfully fun times you have had with her - she is a wonderfully perfect angle in heaven! And Jakey is a wonderful little boy - so giving and strong - in his time of need. I'll be thinking of you - if you need anything at all, get ahold of me - we will be keeping you and your family close in our thoughts, hearts and prayers!
All our love,
Todd, Kris, Jessie and Tyler

Jeanne said...

Dear Lyn, I'm so sorry for the loss of your daughter and having to watch your little grandson go through chemo. May God wrap you in His arms and comfort you as you grieve.

Lorraine said...

Dear Lyn....I grieve with you for the loss of your beautiful daughter...and wish all the very best for your wonderful little have been such an inspiration to me since I have known you thru blogging and your posts about your family and Mr Wonderful have been warm and full of love....I hadn't read your friend's comment on your previous post and wondered where you were since I hadn't heard from you in a while....please take strength from your friends all over the world and may that and the love of your family help to heal your broken heart....and help little Jakey on his way to grow up and realise his full potential....what a wonderfully strong and caring little boy - he obviously has his Granny's genes.....take care of you and Mr Wonderful....I wish I could be there to give you a hug...but virtual hugs is the best I can heart aches for you friend!

Knot Garden said...

I'm so very sorry to hear about all that has happened. I can only imagine how you must be feeling. My thoughts are with you and your family at this most difficult of times. Hugs,

Norma said...

I am out of words to comfort I know there really aren't any that quite do the job as well as saying you are in my heart..............

Kiss that Jakey for all us bloggers, that will bring a lot of love his way.

Please, when you can, share the story of how your DD came into your wonderful family.

Lynn E said...

Words cannot express the empathy I have for you and your family. Sometimes special angels are needed and they leave us with wonderful memories. Take hope that Jakey will have his very own special Angel on his side to help him fight his battle. Hugs

Katie said...

Dearest Lyn,
No words can express the shock and grief I feel for your loss of Leashie. Know that you and DH gave her many joys and the loving home she so deserved. Many many hugs from Katie and doggie kisses from Kipper.

Finn said...

Sening as much love and hugs as the airwaves will allow. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers daily. Just keep being you dear friend, Big hugs, Finn

Carolien said...

O my dear, I just discovered your blog and the first thing I read was about your terrible loss and about Jacob as well.

My deepest condoleances on the passing away of your daughther. I wish you all the strength and courage you will need now and later.
All the best & greetings, Carolien