Saturday, August 22, 2009

Please Pray

My dear bloggie friends,

Last night my Dad had a heart attack and went home to be with the Lord. This was quite unexpected and I need your prayers. Please pray for my Mom after 52 years of marriage and for my whole family.

While we know he is in heaven which is awesome, we feel the pain of losing such a special person.

My Dad was the BEST father a daughter could ask for, and the best grandfather to my children. He will be sorely missed, but Oh how grateful I am that I knew him while I did.


On Purpose said...

Dear Jesus please hold this family tightly in Your arms. Comfort and love on them through each moment. We love You Jesus! Amen.

Will continue in prayer for you Sonya and your family!

Sandy said...

oh, Sonya, I am definitely praying for you, your Mom and your whole family. I know this sudden loss is so hard. I will be keeping you in my prayers.

Breeze said...

I am so sorry for you loss. My condolences to you and your entire family.


Sara Williams said...

My deepest sympathies! I will pray for you all but at least you know he is in peace x

Yolanda said...

Oh, friend, I'm honestly telling you that the tears are falling. My heart is just breaking for you and yet, Praising God that your Dad knew Him! And God knows your Dad!

Love to you, and I will pray for you Miss Sonya.


momstheword said...

Oh Sonya, my heart aches for you. I am sure you must still be in shock. My dad died of a heart attack nearly two years ago, and I just could hardly believe it. It just seemed like he was gone shopping somewhere or something.

Yes, it is a blessing to know they are with the Lord, but of course, we miss them.

These next few days will be a fog as your mom (and you all) try to deal with it and make plans and decisions. Let people bring you meals if they ask, let them bless you, my friend. I would bring you one if we lived in the same area.

I am so glad that your mom has you to comfort her. My love and prayers are with you all, my friend.

Please email me anytime if you just want someone to listen. I've been there and know how hard it is to lose a parent.

Elizabeth Mahlou said...

Of course, you feel the pain. My prayers that your mother will be able, with time, to celebrate the years that she had with your father, revel in the memories, and not mourn the loss of what might have been. We, who still have our spouses and fathers and children, should rejoice and be thankful. We are with each other for such a short time.

Blessings to you and your entire family. May God be with you all.

Samantha said...

Dear Sonya,
I pray for peace and comfort for you, your mother and family.
God bless you all.

Carol said...

My prayers are with you, Sonya. I lost my Daddy suddenly to a heart attack 22 years ago. God is so good to cover us with His comfort & love at a time like this.

Blessings & hugs,

Bonita said...

Sonya, I'm so sorry to hear this news. I know it's a hard place for your whole family and especially your mom. Thankfully, you have the eternal assurance of where he is and that you will see him again, but I know that doesn't lessen the grief and pain you feel. Praying for all of you, my sweet friend.

Kelly Combs said...

God loves you so much Sonya, and I know he is so sorry your family is hurting. I pray he comforts you with his peace.

Elizabeth said...

I'm so sorry for your loss Sonya. I lost my mom very suddenly to a stroke back in March of 08. She too was a believer, and is now with the Lord, but it is very difficult for those of us who are left behind. My dad has been very lonely over the last year and a half, and is now battling cancer alone. It is hard to watch the parent that is left behind struggle so, and I pray that you and your family will be able to comfort each other and support your mom in the ways that they most need it! Prayers for your family today!

Warren Baldwin said...

I'm so sorry, Sonya. We will be praying for your mom, for you and the grandchildren. What a relief I know it is for you that he was a believer. God's blessings upon you all.

Collette@Jesuslovesmums said...

Praying for you all Sonya.
Love Collette xxxx

Gina Stinson said...

Praying for you and your family. May His peace and comfort embrace you.

Heart2Heart said...


Please know that our thoughts and prayers are immediately being released to the heavens for your loving father and grandfather as well as your mothers partner in life for 52 glorious years.

I am asking for strength and comfort for all of you not only in the weeks ahead but as you come across days where you think about him. May God give you a peace that truly passes all understanding and renew in all of you that hope that you will all be reunited once again and this time forever!

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Tammy said...

My heart goes out to you and your family. I pray that you will feel God's comfort during your time of loss.

love and hugs~Tammy

Deb said...

Sonya I've been out of town for a couple of days and just now read your post...I am SO sorry for the pain that you and your family is going through. Yes....we will be praying for all of you and asking God to surround you in the peace and comfort that only He can give..
Prayers, love and hugs...

~Tami said...

Praying for your family's comfort right now!

Jennifer Sikora said...


I am so very sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. I know how hard this will be on your mom. My parents were married 54 years when God called my mom home. My dad has spent the last two years trying to cope and be strong when he misses his wife terribly.

You and your family will be in my prayers.

Linda C said...

We are here praying for you, your dear mom and family. What a joy to know your dad is with the Lord, yet I know the pain that you feel too.

Blessings and Hugs,
Linda C

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

Sweet Sonya - I was right here 15 years ago when My sweet daddy (at the age of 58) had a sudden heart attack and died at home COMPLETELY unexpected.

I will be praying and lifting you up in the hard days to come.

Andrea said...

I am sorry! Doug's uncle died yesterday, too. We are very thankful he is with his Heavenly Father, as well.
I will be praying for your mom and the rest of the family.

Colleen said...

I will be praying for you and your family. I am so sorry.

godsown said...

So sorry to hear Sonya.My condolences
to you and you family,and my prayers are with all of you>


Kristen Love said...

I am so very sorry.
Love to you,

Karen said...

I'm so sorry he was taken from you so unexpectedly. I know he will be missed. I will be praying for you and your family.