Monday, June 07, 2010

It's Over

Bill passed away at 7:05 last night.  All the kids were down yesterday afternoon, including our brand new grandson, Michael Paul, who was born Saturday morning at 4:20 am.  We all got to say goodbye and I was with him to the end.  He's been getting steadily weaker and actually went quickly, which I am so thankful for.  Liver Cancer is one of the most painful of the cancers -- if you can differentiate between them all -- I'm sure every kind is painful.  It is extremely hard to watch someone you've loved for 29 years go through it.

We spent today making arrangements, with more to make tomorrow.  I feel like I've been on the phone all day and my throat can attest to that fact -- I have a very sore throat and earache, and I'm losing my voice, which does not bode well for the Memorial services planned.  Hopefully I can doctor it enough to make it through.

I'm going to miss him terribly , but I know he's in a better place.

35 comments :

Karen said...

How very sad. My sympathy to you and your family.

tami said...

I am so sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Patricia said...

I'm praying for you and your family. May God be with each and everyone of you during this time of sorrow.

Patsy

Anne said...

My heartfelt condolences to you and your family. I know it's been a difficult road for you, but may you cherish the time you had together and find solace in the wonderful memories the two of you made.

Gail said...

I've been watching, wondering and now that this news has come, please accept my condolences and prayers. What a sad and difficult time for you all. I wish you peace and tender memories.

Carol said...

thank you for keeping us posted. your family has been in my prayers for some weeks now. am praying for comfort and peace to bring you through the days, weeks and months ahead. blessings.

Leah S said...

I'm sorry to hear of Bill's passing.

sewprimitive karen said...

Hi, Joanne, I am so sorry. What an ordeal for you and I know you will miss him so much.

jmquilts said...

I'm so very sorry! Praying for you & the family this week.

Carol said...

Joanne I am so sorry...sending you warm thoughts and prayers. You take care. Huge Hugs!

sophie said...

Joanne, I'm so sorry for your loss.

Carolyn said...

Joanne, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Hold onto the memories...and remember to take care of yourself.

Mary said...

Joanne, My prayers are with you and your family as you undertake the journey to your new normal.

Take care of yourself.

Melody said...

I'm so sorry.

Anonymous said...

Even I don't know you, I have read your blog often as a fellow quilter. I am so very sorry and I know that doesn't mean much. Just know you are cared for deeply by people that don't know you and that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Susan (fabricluver)

Sew Create It - Jane said...

My heart goes out to you. I'll keep you and your family in my thoughts at this difficult time (((hugs)))

StitchinByTheLake said...

I'm so very sorry. My heart hurts with you. blessings, marlene

paula, the quilter said...

I am sorry to hear of Bill's passing. I'll keep you and your family in my prayers.

Jeanne said...

May you feel God's arms around you during this most difficult time. Prayers for you and your family.

Jeanne said...

Joanne, I'm so very sorry for your loss! I'll be keeping you and your family in my heart through this difficult time.
Jeanne

Robin C said...

I'm so very sorry for your loss. I pray that your memories and family will bring you comfort and that God will help you get through each day.

Robin in VA

McIrish Annie said...

Joanne, I am so sorry to hear about Bill. I can only imagine the void he has left in your life. I know that you and your family will pull together to get through this difficult time. You are in my thoughts, quilter friend.

Lisa said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I have been following your story and your son's and I think of you often. My prayers are with you.

Bren said...

Joanne....I pray that you feel a peace that passes all understanding during this time. May God pour His Love out on to you and give you a rest that you will not be able to explain. Please accept my sympathy for you and know that your grace and strength are a testimony to so many, including myself.

Angela said...

Dear Joanne, I am so terribly sorry for the passing of your husband. Lean on God and those near and dear to you in the coming days. I pray you find peace through this storm.

Winona said...

Joann, I am so sorry for the loss of your husband. I'll pray for comfort for you and your family. Winona

Tazzie said...

Oh my goodness Joanne, I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family at this sad time.
*hugs*
Tazzie

Laura said...

I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Joanne, I"m so sorry to see the news. Please take care of yourself the next few days also.

Anonymous said...

JT.....I'm so sorry to hear about Bill's passing. I pray that wonderful memories will bring you comfort in the times ahead.
(((Hugs)) to you my friend
Kathy (in Or)

Kathy in Or said...

JT.....I'm so sorry to hear of Bill's passing. I pray that wonderful memories will bring you comfort in the days ahead.
(((Hugs)) to you my friend

Anonymous said...

Hi Joanne,

You don't know me but I have read your blog for a long time. I have loved reading about you and your quilty life. I have prayed for you and your boys and also your beloved husband. I am so, so sorry. There are no words.

Kelly V.
Temple City, CA

Lynn Dykstra said...

You are held deeply in my thoughts.

Shasta said...

I am so sorry for your loss.

Sarah N. said...

Joanne - I am so sorry to hear about Bill. I am praying for you and your family.