Friday, December 30, 2011

HOPE - LET ME SEE IT LORD

         The above copy of Grief Digest could not have arrived at a better time as I am again facing the loss of a family member, my brother Sutcliffe.  I have been reading it and trying to lift my spirit.
        The welcome by Editor Andrea Gambill gives serious food for thought. This is what she wrote about the word HOPE: 
        "Happiness-possible even in the midst of overwhelming pain and sadness
          Optimism-the belief that there can be better days in spite of the current 
          darkness
          Peace-because there is hope
          Empathy-to understand the journey of others, because you have been 
          there, too."
      I would like to say a BIG THANK YOU to everyone who has expressed words of sympathy and comfort to me at this time. I truly appreciate it.

36 comments:

Irene @ Inspiration From The Little Things said...

I'm so sorry to learn about your brother's passing, Judy. Please accept my sincere condolences to you and your family.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Irene. All the best to you.

Clairejustine said...

Take care x

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Clairejustine. I am going to send you an email. Please check your inbox.

Sandee said...

I've not lost a sibling yet, so I don't know that pain, but I've lost both my parents and many cousins and grandparents. At 60 death just is part of the woodwork. I'm not happy about that, but it's part of the process of living.

I wish I could take the pain away and leave you with peace, but that's a road we all have to travel alone and hopefully with the support of family and friends. Big healing hugs Judy. :)

Lisa said...

Oh, Judy, I am so, so sorry. I haven't been online since Christmas and am just reading of the loss of your brother.

Please know I am keeping you in my prayers and hope that the Lord's embrace around you will give you some comfort and strength during this difficult time.

Many blessings,
Lisa

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi Sandee,
Death is indeed a part of life and for those who pass on I think they are definitely in a better place. Those of us who are left behind feel a lot of pain but we have to find ways to cope. Thanks for your kind words.
Judy

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you very much Lisa. I am leaning on my Christian faith to take me through this difficult time. Take care.

May said...

I'm glad you are getting over it gradually.. God knows best and he will keep you strong.. Happy new year in advance.

CrazyNutsMom said...

I'm so very sorry to hear of your families loss.

you are in my prayers.

Im a new google + follower.

Regina
www.thecrazynutsmom.com

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks May.It is very difficult but I am fighting on.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you very much Regina. I will follow back. Take care.

New End Studio said...

Judy, take good care of yourself while you face this sadness.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks New End Studio. Take care.

Glad you stopped by... said...

Very Sad story. :( New Follower from Blog hop. would love for you to follow me back. http://foreverateenonline.blogspot.com/

Hugs to you! ~Holly

Dawn said...

I'm sorry to hear of your loss and will be praying for you and your family. (Now following you from Tots & Me Hop.) Blessings.

Anji said...

Judy, I just read your sad news. I'm really sorry.

The words of 'hope' are very fitting, I hope that they give you comfort.

Hugs

Iana said...

Happy Holidays and Have a great New Years!
I am so sorry to hear about your brother, i give you my condolences!

I am folling you on google friend connect!
I came over from the weekend Gathering Blog Hop!

I'd love for you to come vist my blog! :)

http://ultimateheadline.blogspot.com/

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Holly. I will definitely follow back. All the best to you in 2012!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Iana. I will definitely follow back. All the very best to you in 2012!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you very much Dawn. I will be heading over to your Blog to follow back. All the best in 2012.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you so much Anji. I wish you a great 2012.

Sarah Kay said...

Happy New Year!

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss.

I'm following you now via GFC! I stopped by from the Weekend Gathering Blog Hop. I'd love for you to stop by and follow me back!

Have a great weekend!

Sarah Kay
http://magicallifeofmamas.blogspot.com/

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you very much Sarah Kay. I will follow back. I wish you all the best for 2012!

Crissy said...

I am so sorry to read about your loss, death is so hard, and around the holidays it is even worse.

Just pray, I heard on the radio last night from a show that in order to know death, you have to taste it, and by that means you have to experience death by a loved one or someone close to you.

I am a new follower, love your blog, would love to get more followers at mine, please visit me www.armytankerswife.com

Happy New Year

Maria said...

judy, you've been on my mind so much and i pray for you each day and night.
your quotes are beautiful and i think you are amazing...you keep the faith and always have hope. that is a wonderful, beautiful gift.
i will be keeping you close in my prayers as 2012 approaches. i wish you and your family nothing but peace.
so much LOVE! xoxoxoxo
maria <3

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi Crissy,
Thank you very much for your comments and for becoming a Follower of my Blog. I will follow back and wish you all the very best for 2012.
Judy

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi Maria,
It is always so good to hear from you. Thanks for all the support you have given me. I really appreciate it. I am trying to be strong although at times it is very difficult. Take care and HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and Steve.
Lots of Love & Friendship always,
Judy

Michelle said...

Judy, I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Michelle. All the very best for 2012.

My Baby Sleep Guide said...

So sorry about your loss, broth rand twin. I'm an identical twin myself, I can't imagine.

I'm stopping by from the hop and am a new facebook (via personal account), twitter and rss follower. Would love it if you'd visit my Facebook page
http://www.facebook.com/myBabySleepGuide

blog rss
http://www.mybabysleepguide.com/

and twitter page
http://twitter.com/#!/babysleepguide/

Thanks!
Rachel

Dree Getz said...

Judy I'm so sorry to learn of your brother's passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot Dree! All the best to you.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you very much Rachel. I will be sure to visit your links today and follow back. Happy New Year!

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