Thursday, May 26, 2011

Sandy has gone to heaven..

Sandy left us on Sunday morning after a 3 year couragous battle with liver cancer.  Our hearts are aching for ourselves, but mostly for her husband, Steve, son Scott (who will be married in 2 months) and daughter Jamie.  They are an extremely close family and they will need lots of time to grieve and heal.  

Her mother, brother, sister and Steve's family are all devestated. A beautiful funeral service was held yesterday and so many friends and co-workers spoke about her warm and beautiful smile and how she made everybody feel so special.

I thank you all SO MUCH for all your prayers, comments and emails.  It was so emotionally overwhelming at the loving response I received and that you were so wonderful in praying for my friend, a stranger to you all.  Sandy's family thanks you also.



28 comments:

Lisa Somerville said...

So sorry to hear of the loss of your dear friend. I will be keeping the family in my prayers, hoping they find comfort in the days ahead.

Becky Dunham said...

Oh Kelley, i am so sorry. This breaks my heart - looking at that sweet picture. i am glad that she is at least no longer in pain. i am praying for her family. Sometimes God's will is hard to take.

Doni said...

My prayers are with the family, and with her friends as well...
May the Spirit comfort their hearts and bring healing.

Patti J said...

Kelley, I am so sorry to hear about Sandy. What a beautiful lady, and it sounds like that beauty radiated inside and out. While I'm glad that she's no longer hurting, I'm sorry that you are. I will keep Sandy's family and you in my prayers...hugs and blessings to you all.

Basslady said...

i am so sorry for your loss!

the loss of our beloved family members or friends is one of the hardest things in life...

made this experience more than one time...
you can just pour out your sorrow and pain into god's loving hand and trust him, that he is the best comforter, you can imagine!

i can deeply assure you, that he will carry you all through this time! he is so faithful...

praying for you all, that the love of jesus will comfort your hearts...

many special hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Mrs Ham said...

I'm so sorry to hear about you loss. My heart goes out to you and her family. My prayers are with you all.

Karen W said...

So sorry for you and her family. What a beautiful women.

Joanne Travis said...

Kelley, I am so sorry for your loss. She is now at peace and free from pain in God's loving care. I will be praying for her friends and family in their time of sadness.

Designing with Debbie said...

Sorry for your loss. Praise God she is now in her renewed body and in His comforting arms. We will pray for the family.

Grace said...

Kelley I'm so sorry for the loss of your dear friend Sandy and I will be wrapping her family and all you who loved her so dearly in prayer! God IS our Comforter and we CAN trust Him and His perfect plan, even when it hurts!

Sending hugs and prayers,
Grace

Angella D. Crockett said...

So sorry that you have lost such a dear friend! Sending many prayers for you and for all of Sandy's family and loved ones! Hugs!!!

Brenda said...

So sorry to hear of the loss of your friend! May God comfort all her friends and family through the days ahead!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

I am so sorry Kelley!! Our prayers are with you, your family and Sandy's family. it is so hard to lose someone you love! HUGS!!!
~Chris

Anonymous said...

May you find peace at this diffcult time in knowing your friend is with the Lord

Marlena M. said...

I am so sorry for your loss.

Saints Rule! said...

So sorry Kelley. I will keep her family in friends in my prayers at this difficult time. We know they are going to a better place but we hurt nonetheless. Hugs

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

I'm so sorry for your loss! I know how devastating this awful disease is and there's just no explaining the why it happens.

Toucan Scraps said...

peace to you all

Laurie said...

Kelley, I too am sorry to hear about your friend, Sandy. I will be praying for you and her family. May God comfort you as you grieve - you will see her again!

Judy Jackson said...

May God sustain Sandy's family -- and yours too, as they cope with her loss in the days ahead. May God be their Comforter and heart Healer!

Jean C said...

So Sorry to hear of the loss of your dear friend. I is difficult to understand but my you and her family be surrounded by the loving arms of God to comfort you and hold you during this time.

Conniecrafter said...

So sorry to hear of your loss, may God bless you all with peace and comfort in the days and weeks ahead

Pat said...

Dear Kelly,

I am sorry to hear about your dear friend. I will be praying for you and her family. GOD will watch over you and her family in the coming days.

Moosisk said...

So sorry to hear about Sandy's passing. I know how hard it is to lose someone you love. I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers.

Jan Marie said...

Oh Kelley, prayers continue that you may know the Lord's comforting presence and that His Spirit will make real to you those eternal, unchangeable promises! One day there will be no more tears, pain, suffering and all things will be made new! He is faithful and He is good! Blessings in Christ, alone.

Jennipher Lowery said...

My dear Kelley, I know that your heart must be breaking right now. My thoughts, prayers, and heart goes out to you as well as Sandy's family, friends, and loved ones. She's an angel now...let her fly! Hugs

Clare said...

Look to God for comfort, healing and strength during this time of grief. He will not fail you, nor forsake you! God bless you, and keep you.

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your friend. It is heartbreaking to lose those we love. Praise the Lord that we will one day see them again ... healed! I pray for the Lord's peace and comfort for you all!