Thursday, 17 May 2012

Truly Heartbreaking

Words like heartbreak and tragic are so often overused (especially in sport) but unfortunately, this time they are sadly all too appropriate. I painted this card for my friend and work colleague Jim and his family. As a gesture it seems totally inadequate in the circumstances; his young wife is extremely poorly at a nearby hospice suffering from an inoperable brain tumour. A few weeks ago, Jim had to wean their baby onto bottles and now his wife is drifting in and out of consciousness. Please remember them in your prayers.

18th May 2012
Sadly, Jana died this morning.

15 comments:

  1. oh, jerry. this is beautiful. this will be a treasure after their trauma has been forged through. i am sorry for your friend and his family.

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  2. there are no words to adequately express that kind of sorrow... i am so sorry for your friend and his wife and baby. i will pray. i will pray and pray. i am still in your debt for your prayers. blessings ~ tanna

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  3. There are no words in such difficult situations! Prayer may be the only reaction. Prayer help to not lose hope!Rita

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  4. It's a beautiful card, Jerry. And very thoughtful for your friend in such difficult and tragic circumstances. I'll pray.

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  5. Just thinking about this dreadful situation is painful Jerry so I know it is unbearably painful for all those involved. The age and circumstances of the young lady makes it all the more tragic and unfathomable. I am so very, very sorry and will hold her and her husband and family in my thoughts and prayers.

    Your beautiful card is a very thoughtful gesture.

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  6. I could'nt have put it better than ShySongBird.I am so very sorry for
    everyone involved,and will pray for you all.The card is beautiful, such a nice thought.

    Bless you.

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  7. Thanks all of you for saying such lovey things. Sadly, Jana died this morning, the only consolation is that her suffering is over. Jim is a fabulous craftsman who is a real perfectionist and a super guy to work with. He and little Max have a very close family to support him and I'm sure he knows that we, in the workshop, are like a family too.

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  8. Jerry this is so sad and really tragic , Jana is no longer here physically..but I believe her spirit will be with Jim and little Max. You made a beautiful card...such a delicate thought.

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  9. My thoughts and prayers are with your friend and family. I'm speechless!!!

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    1. Thanks hmuxo, yes it's hard to know what to say.

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  10. I hope that... Jana can guard her little Max as an Angel!

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    1. That is such a very lovely thought Rita, thanks.

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  11. Oh wow... there are no words. This is so tragic.
    Sending up prayers for this family.

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    1. Liz, as you say, it is hard to find any words edequate enough. Your prayers are very appreciated at this time, thank you.

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