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I knew at the beginning of the year that I wanted to let go of the blog. I am in a different place now and I need the space to work through a great many things. I intend to keep the archives up for a time, although I have removed the comment function.
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J xxx

Thursday, May 28, 2015

In the month of May


My beloved John slipped away last night. Such a peaceful and gentle passing, surrounded by loving family. Our hearts are broken. 

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  1. Oh Jacqui. I shall hold you all in my prayers. God bless you. x

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  2. Sending you all hugs, you are in my prayers. God bless.

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  3. Dearest Jacqui, words fail me. Know that you are all infinitely loved by God, and that He is right there with you every minute. You and your family are in our prayers. X

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  4. Hi Jacqui, I've not commented before but have lurked for a while and want to say I am so sorry for your loss. Whenever I've read your blogs, your love for John and your family is so tangible which is such a beautiful gift and witness. You will all be in my prayers. God bless you, Lizzie

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  5. I am very sorry for your loss. God bless you.

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  6. Oh I am so so sorry to hear this. We are holding you in our hearts and prayers x

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  7. So, so sorry to read this. You are all in my thoughts.
    Frances SW xx

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  8. I have read your blog for quite some time your love for your family and those around you shines through.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you. May Gods gentle presence be beside you in the days to come. xx

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  9. Lifting you in prayer....may the Lord hold you in the palm of his hand and comfort you during this most difficult time.

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  10. I have been following your blog but not posted before. My heart and thoughts are with you. Sus xx

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  11. Saddens my heart to read this. Blessings to you and the family at this sad time. {{{hugest of hugs}}}

    Jacqui, I dreamt about you the other night, you were wandering the stones so close to you that you have shown us so many times, you were gaining strength and comfort to help you in times to come. much love x

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  12. I've followed you blog occasionally. Thought for a look tonight - please accept my sympathy. Penny (Australia)

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  13. God hold you and your family in his loving hands. So so sorry for your loss of John. Peace be with you.

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  14. My heart goes out to you and your family.

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  15. Please accept my sincere sympathy. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you travel this path.

    God bless.

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  16. Sending love an energy to you all

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  17. My heart is broken for you dear friend. Peace, love and light to you and James.

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  18. I'm so very sorry for your loss. I've been following your blog for a while without comment but felt the need to write now. You're in my thoughts and prayers.

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  19. Such an eloquent photo and words. I'm so sorry for the loss of your beloved.

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  20. I am so, so sorry and will keep you in my prayers. May the Lord be your peace and comfort.

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  21. John is a peace and without pain now. Back in the arms of Jesus.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family......Love and hugs to you all.
    Tilly

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  22. Dear Jacquie ... My deepest sympathy to you and your family at this very sad time. So, so sorry. May you find comfort and strength in God, your family and in your life and memories with John. My heart goes out to you and you are in my thoughts. God bless you. Jacqueline from Canada xxxxx

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  23. So sorry to hear of your sad loss. My thoughts and deepest sympathies are with you and your family at this sad time.

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  24. Oh I am sorry to read of this. My condolences to you and your family. Much love.

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  25. I am so very, very sorry, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.....

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  26. I have not commented often but followed your blog with joy.... but today my heart breaks for you and your family... will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers... All My Love, Jane xxxxxxx

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  27. I am so very very sorry,my heart is with you,

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  28. Sending you and your family light and love in this time of grief. Blessed Be.

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  29. Deeply sorry to hear your news, sending you love and prayers, dear Jacqi. xxx

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  30. Thinking of you! Sending love and hugs x

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  31. Dear Jacqui
    We have never met, but wanted to say that I was so sorry to hear your sad news. Thinking of you and all of yours at this difficult time.
    Helen

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  32. Jacqui, I'm so very sorry. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you and keep you and hold you all in His tender care.

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  33. Hugs and love sent across the ocean to you and your family.

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  34. I am praying for you and your family. You have been in my thoughts often over the past 24 hours. Love and light.

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  35. Dear Jacqui, my deep sympathy is sent to you and your family, along with lots of love.
    You all remain in my prayers.
    xo

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  36. So so sorry to hear this, prayers and hugs are with you and your family x

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  37. So sorry to read this. Many people have you in their thoughts and I hope this is some small comfort to you.

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  38. So sorry to hear that your husband John has died. I lost my husband and Dad to our young daughters last October to a rare illness and although hard, the love and support you so clearly have around you, as I am also lucky to have, is such a comfort. I live in Wales and have been to Lewis and some of the other lovely Scottish Isles with my family. I live in Wales and my other big comfort as I grapple to come to terms with our loss is living in a lovey western landscape. I hope the nature and beautiful landscape that you have shared with John will help you. So sorry. Ali x

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  39. May your strong faith bring you and your family some peace and comfort at this most difficult of times. With love and prayers

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  40. Another quiet follower of yours,Jacqui,just wanting to say how sorry I am and my thoughts are with you all. Ali x

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  41. May your faith and your family comfort you at thi sad time. So sorry to hear about your loss. Catriona

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  42. sending my love to you and your family, take care and know there are so many of us thinking of you and wishing you strength and peace.
    love Gill
    xxx

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  43. Sad to hear the news.
    Blessings and strength to you xx

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  44. Oh my! I am so sorry to hear this. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family and dear little boy. Job 14:14 and 15, Revelation 21: 3 and 4. Christy

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  45. Jacqui, sorry to hear this. What a poignant post, Love, hugs, prayers and sympathy to you from Sue in New Zealand.

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  46. oh, Jacqui.....i'm so very sorry for your loss. truly, my heart is breaking alongside. wishing you all the love and strength in the universe....xoxo

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  47. So very sorry to hear your sad news. Sending you and your family much love. XX

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  48. So sorry to hear that your husband John has died. I lost my husband and Dad to our young daughters last October to a rare illness and although hard, the love and support you so clearly have around you, as I am also lucky to have, is such a comfort. I live in Wales and have been to Lewis and some of the other lovely Scottish Isles with my family. I live in Wales and my other big comfort as I grapple to come to terms with our loss is living in a lovey western landscape. I hope the nature and beautiful landscape that you have shared with John will help you. So sorry. Ali x

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  49. I have no words. So, so sorry.

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  50. Holding you in my thoughts at this difficult time for you and your family.

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  51. Don't know what to say - thinking of you. xx

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  52. I am so sorry, I'm at a loss for words.

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  53. So sorry. I feel I knew John through the blog. A good man and a good life. My thoughts are with you and your family. S

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  54. I know I have no words that can help but I feel I must acknowledge your loss and pain. Love to you and your family I am truly sorry for your loss x

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  55. May God comfort you and give you strength at this very sad time. God bless you all. Mary

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  56. Words are so inadequate at a time like this but are all we have to express our sympathy, care and love for you and your family. May you know God's peace and love as you go through this loss of a dearly loved one. God bless

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  57. Words do not suffice at this heart-breaking loss.
    My sincere thoughts and prayers are with you and your beautiful son.
    God Rest your dearly beloved's soul, now free from his pain.
    God Bless.
    ~Jo

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  58. I am so very sorry to hear this sad news. God bless you and your family and give you strength.
    Vivienne

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  59. So sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Xxx

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  60. I am so sorry for your loss Jacqui. Thinking of you and your family at such a sad and difficult time. May you feel comforted by your loved ones and know that you are being held close by all those that hold you dear. May God Bless you all. Lisa xx

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  61. So so sorry, holding you in my thoughts x

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  62. I am sorry to read this tonight, and hold you and your family in my prayers and thoughts. My husband died last July, and there are no words to express how much I miss him still. Sending you much love at this time, and praying for peace for you all xx

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  63. So,so sorry to hear your sad news - hugs from me xxx

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  64. So sorry to hear of your sad news, thinking of you all xx

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  65. Thinking of you xxx

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  66. Please, let the people around you love you and take care of things. Attend your own pain. It is enough.

    You may be tempted to take on your young son's pain too. Love and hold him, but his pain is his, and you cannot know and hold it for him, just like we cannot know or hold yours for you.

    No one can know how you feel, though as yesterday was the first anniversary of my Dad's death from cancer, I do have an idea.

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  67. I have no words to bring you comfort, only tears for you and James. Jesus can only give the comfort and peace sufficient for you right now, until you and John meet again. I'm sending my love and prayers. xx

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  68. I'm so sorry, Jacqui. Here is a beautiful Caim prayer (from Celtic Daily Prayer). I pray that it circles you and James in comfort right now:
    This night and every night seems infinite with questions, and sleep as elusive as answers.
    Pain and longing are always present, dulled only a little by the distractions of day. I am weary; I am angry. I am confused.
    Circle me, Lord. Keep despair and disillusion without. Bring a glimmer of hope within.
    Circle me, Lord; keep nightmare without. Bring moments of rest within.
    Circle me, Lord; keep bitterness without. bring an occasional sense of Your presence within.

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  69. So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

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  70. So sad to hear this news...May god surround you and your family with love and peace.

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  71. So terribly sorry for your losing your dearest. So many prayers by so many people that you have touched will be asking for you to receive the peace and comfort that you all need.

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  72. Sending so much love...be gentle with yourselves.

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  73. I'm so very sorry. Thinking of you xx

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  74. Holding you in my thoughts an prayers xx

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  75. So sorry for your loss. Words are inadequate at a time like this but I wish comfort and peace for you and your young son.

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  76. So so sorry to hear your news. Sending you all my very best wishes and love. Your words have been so powerful and truly express the love and faith with which you are surrounded.x

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  77. I am carrying you all in my heart and thoughts x

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  78. Oh, that's awful. So tragic. So very sorry for your loss.

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  79. peace and love to you and yours elizabeth s

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  80. So sorry to hear your sad news. May God comfort and strengthen you at this sad time. Your lifted up in prayer.x

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  81. I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

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  82. Sending my prayers and love from Texas....you are in my heart, Jacqui.

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  83. My heart cries for you and my thoughts are with you. Xxxxxxx

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  84. So sorry Jacqui, sending love xxx

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  85. I am so sorry. I could hardly read your post when I saw the photo of a ring. I am very sorry - my condolences to you, your son and your family. Jean in Canada.

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  86. This is such a profound and deep sadness Jacqui, so very sorry.

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  87. Oh Jacqui, you don't know me but you feel like a friend - I cannot tell you how very sad I am to read this post. I will be thinking of you and send all of the hugs and condolences in the world. Bonnie x

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  88. Dear Jacqui,
    so sorry to hear this sad news. My condolences to you and your family. a big hug to you all.
    Viv

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  89. Dear Jacqui,
    so sorry to hear this sad news. My condolences to you and your family. a big hug to you all.
    Viv

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  90. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you.

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  91. Dear Jacqui:

    My sincere and heartfelt condolences to you and your family at this most difficult time. Peace be with you today and in the future at this most difficult time in your lives.

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  92. May comfort find you, may peace seek you , may you allow yourself all the time you need to grieve, may you remember whatever you do is enough. More than enough. Grace and courage.

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  93. Thinking of you & your family. xx

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  94. Oh Jacqui, I am so, so sorry. I am holding you and your family in my prayers. Lots of love Penny Lxx

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  95. I am in the Australian outback crying for you. Take care, Morag

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  96. Jacqui, You do not know me but I have followed your blog for a while.....Will be praying the Father to hold and comfort you and your family thru this sad time and to give you strength and peace....Deb in Tennessee

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  97. In my thoughts, inspired by your love and strength through this journey you have you all been on and I know that love and strength will see you through the next part - Claire xx

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  98. Jacqui, you and your son are in my thoughts and prayers. I've followed you for awhile and watched your love for each other grow and encircle your son. I've prayed for the end to John's disease wasting his body - taking him away from you both. He now walks beside you always, his love envelops the two of you when you need it and brings memories of happy and healthy times together.

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  99. Dear Jacqui I am so very sorry to read of your loss. I wish comfort and strength for you and your family
    at this time and always. Tam x

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  100. Jacqui, I'm so sorry to hear this. I pray that you'll find comfort in your family and in your faith. This is a hugely sad time for you. Ann xx

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  101. Jacqui, I'm so sorry to hear your sad news. Am thinking of you and your family and sending love. ♥Mo

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  102. So saddened to hear of Johns passing, may your family and communities love surround you and James and bring your comfort and peace. Joy

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  103. My heart is broken for you and James and the rest of your family. I've been in your shoes, Jacqui. It's been ten years but all the familiar feelings come rushing back when I read this. I am sending you a hug. One day at a time, you will get thru this. You are so blessed to have such a loving community that surrounds you. The outpouring of love just from your blog alone is incredible. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and James and the rest of your family. May you rest in peace, John. xoxoxoxo

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  104. I am so so sorry to hear your news Jacqui. I cannot begin to imagine what you are all going through. I am thinking you and James and the rest of the family x

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  105. So sorry...he fought a good fight and he had all your love to the very end. Prayers for your family.

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  106. So very sorry to learn of this sad news. My heartfelt sympathy to you and your family.

    SueMcD

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  107. From Margie in Toronto - so sad to read this news - just thinking of you and your family - take care of yourself as best you can and let others help as you will need all your strength. So sorry.

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  108. So difficult to find words, but please add my sincere and heartfelt sympathies to you and your family.

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  109. Lee From Calgary
    I'm so sorry.

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  110. I'm so sorry. You and John are in my thoughts and prayers. Lucy

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  111. My dear, I am so very, very sorry. Find solace in your memories and the love of your friends. Prayers are with you and love to you.

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  112. It must be gut wrenchingly awful - peace be with you.

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  113. Dear Jacqui I am so sorry, God Bless your family.
    Kind wishes and love
    Wendy

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  114. Much love to you and your family. Sending you hugs across the ocean from California.

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  115. I love to read your blog, from Leicester. I have never sent you a message before but I want to say how sorry I am for your loss and my prayers and love go out to you, your family and friends.

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  116. May the good and happy times shared with your John and family sustain, comfort and help you through this difficult period. Take care.

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  117. Hello Jacqui, In my thoughts and continued prayers, grief is hard work, so rest when you can, be kind to yourself too. Love Triciax

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  118. May John rest in peace. I am so sorry Jacqui. You and your dear family are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  119. My heart breaks for you. May you feel his presence often.

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  120. OMG! I have just gone through some blogs I haven't looked at for a while, and when yours came up I thought, oh I wonder how Jacqui's husband is, and then I saw this. I'm thinking of you and your family and sending love. XX

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  121. You're still in my thoughts and prayers. May the Lord bless and keep you and yours
    Barbara xxxx

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  122. Thinking of your family still.
    With love x

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  123. Just stopping by to say you and your family are constantly in my thoughts and prayers. May you all be doing as well as can be. Much love.

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  124. Oh, i am so sorry for your loss! Praying that God will bring you comfort and grace as you go through these difficult, lonely days. He will see you through it! God bless you and your family!

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  125. I know there are no words that will help right now. But know that I am thinking of you and sending all the strength and love I can. Eventually, may you be able to read these words and have them ease your spirit!

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  126. Jacqui, I am so sorry. Tears and prayers from New Brunswick, Canada.

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  127. Dear Jacqui,

    I am sorry to read of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and James as you continue your journey with John's spirit.

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  128. Oh Jacqui, I'm so sorry, I've only just found your blog again through a link from the Soul Mama blog........take care, my thoughts are with you and your family.

    kim

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    1. Thank you for taking the time to leave your kind thoughts, Kim - alway appreciated xx

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  129. I've come up through each year since 2008 this week and although I had read your opening lines about having lost your husband this last post....I am so, so sorry. But I know that God is with you, James, and the rest of your family using you to continue to bless those around you. The LORD be with you all.

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