Monday, September 13, 2010

A time for grieving

Some of you know part of this story already, but I though everyone might like to know

A few weeks ago, my maternal grandmother passed away. She was sick and we knew it was coming, but it has still been very difficult for me being so far away. Then, this weekend, my paternal grandmother passed away as well. She had also been fighting cancer. All three of her children were with her this weekend, and I know they were glad they were there.

As I'm sure you can understand, this has been a very difficult few weeks for me, especially the past 24 hours. I will be going back to the US on the 23rd for the memorial service for my mom's mother, and will probably stay in the US until after my dad's mother's service, although we don't know for sure when that will be.

I ask now for your prayers for myself and my family, that we would be given strength and comfort in this time of sorrow and grief. I ask your prayers specifically for me, as it has been extremely difficult for me as I have struggled to deal with their deaths far away from my family, and for the last two weeks, without anyone I can really talk to about it.

I think I have shed tears in quantities to rival a Caribbean thunderstorm in the past four weeks.


  1. i am praying for you my brother. God's comfort and strength are yours.

  2. So sorry to hear about your grandmothers..hang in there, Jamie. I know what you're going through. When my grams passed during Bodas, it was really rough for me (and the rest of my family too). My prayers will defs be with you and your family...don't hesitate to lean on your friends (via email or phone, if you can) for support!

  3. Jamie, praying for you and your family. Let me know if you need anything while you are in the states

  4. Jamie, All of us at Trinity are holding you in prayer. WE have been following your blog and we pray for you by name every week at our main service. I pray that you feel God's presence upholding you in your time of sorrow.

  5. Jamie,
    I am so sorry that you are going through so much so far away. I am praying for you and your family. Miss you at Trinity!

  6. Hi, Jamie. Read all your posts tonight and prayed for you. Praying for you as you are back home for memorial services. Seems so unfair to lose two grandmothers so close together. May God's comfort with you. May he show you what he is doing in your life. May he feel very near.
    John Montgomery