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To those who lost someone, a New Year wish
12/31/01 | LBGA

Posted on 12/31/2001 12:33:50 PM PST by LBGA

We have shared many triumphs and tragedies with the friends we have made here.

We have mourned with many over the loss of loved ones, and have lost some of our own. I would like to pay tribute to all FReepers who have come here and become a part of our lives who have gone through the holidays without someone precious to them, and who face new challenges in the year to come.

I just wanted those of you who lost a loved one in the past year or more to know that your friends are thinking about you at this special time of year, and we sincerely hope that the coming year will bring a return of peace and happiness to your families.

A very special holiday greeting and wishes for a better 2002 to Howlin, Alamo-Girl, RMDupree, Mrs. BCM, BCM-fil, Ted Olson, Mrs. Chief Negotiator, AlwaysWatching, caitlynsmom, JohnD9207.


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Please add the friends you know and ping them so they will know they are not alone.
1 posted on 12/31/2001 12:33:50 PM PST by LBGA
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To: Howlin, Alamo-Girl, RMDupree, Mrs. BCM, BCM-fil, AlwaysWatching, caitlynsmom, JohnD9207
Hoping that your hearts will continue to heal with the help of your family and friends, and your friends here on FR.
2 posted on 12/31/2001 12:35:40 PM PST by LBGA
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To: Irma; BigWaveBetty; ClancyJ; Teacup; Timeout; mountaineer; swheats; CheneyChick; Pollyshy...
Help me let our friends know we are thinking about them.
3 posted on 12/31/2001 12:38:55 PM PST by LBGA
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To: LBGA
This is a lovely sentiment LBGA. My Thoughts and Prayers are with all those who have lost loved ones, the holiday's are an especially tough time. God Bless All
4 posted on 12/31/2001 12:42:40 PM PST by deadhead
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To: LBGA
Prayers and thoughts sent...
5 posted on 12/31/2001 12:44:04 PM PST by eureka!
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To: LBGA
Bump.

My fear is that we will look back on 2002 and wish for 2001.

I have a friend who lost a daughter on the flight that crashed near Pittsburg,she is having a very hard time,my heart goes out to her and everyone. tet.

6 posted on 12/31/2001 12:47:26 PM PST by tet68
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To: LBGA
God Bless You for doing this thread.
7 posted on 12/31/2001 12:48:29 PM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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To: tet68
I'll add your friend to my prayers. To lose someone in such a senseless act of violence is especially hard to take. I have a friend who lost a niece on TWA 800, and it is still so difficult for her family. I hope your friend finds comfort and peace.
8 posted on 12/31/2001 12:52:22 PM PST by LBGA
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
God Bless you for all you do for our military. :-)
9 posted on 12/31/2001 12:54:00 PM PST by LBGA
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To: LBGA
How sweet of you to offer this remembrance! May God always bless you, LBGA! Hugs!!!
10 posted on 12/31/2001 12:55:14 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: LBGA
Thanks, I lost my Mom on Nov. 10th. She was a wonderful person (and the Republican Party lost a voter in NC). She was 92 (actually my grandmother who adopted me) and we knew her time on this earth was short, but I really miss her. She never failed to vote, and during her eulogy, the pastor spoke of her love of government and politics. Everyone that knew her passion and fervor chuckled. This loss has been especially trying for me this holiday season. No matter how well prepared I thought I was, I still feel much sadness. She loved life so much. . .
11 posted on 12/31/2001 12:57:44 PM PST by Alissa
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To: deadhead
Thank you. I am blessed that my son just came home after a year being away, and then I realized I am so blessed because he did. Holidays are tough without all of our loved ones around us.
12 posted on 12/31/2001 12:59:29 PM PST by LBGA
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To: Alissa
Alissa, may the emptiness you feel inside you right now be filled with wonderful memories of your mother. She sounds like a very special lady.

Although you couldn't hug her this year, she will always be there in your heart. My sincere condolences to you for your loss.

13 posted on 12/31/2001 1:02:14 PM PST by LBGA
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To: Alamo-Girl
I think of you and your sister, Donna, often. Gob bless you, Alamo-Girl and thanks for all you do for FR.
14 posted on 12/31/2001 1:04:12 PM PST by LBGA
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To: Sidebar moderator
Woops... I didn't put this in Breaking News... I just pinged a lot of people! hnest!
15 posted on 12/31/2001 1:06:36 PM PST by LBGA
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To: LBGA; Alissa; tet68
It seems you have a special gift for putting a face on our family here, LBGA. This thread, for instance, will let us know about others who are suffering a loss so that we may pray for them. I am now praying for you, Alissa and for your friend, tet68!
16 posted on 12/31/2001 1:09:10 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: LBGA
Thank you for this thread...my Daddy died in August, he was everything to me and I have had a really hard time recovering from my depression. I'd like to pass along a true personal story that I sent to my mother in an e-mail this morning.

Thank you for your e-mail this morning, it really lifted my spirits. I had a really rough night. After the last of the Christmas celebrations was over yesterday and Charlie had gone to bed, I broke down and cried uncontrollably thinking about Dad and how much I missed him this Christmas. I was finally able to compose myself when my eyes rested upon a present that I received yesterday.

A friend of mine gave me a beautiful clock that has a holographic picture of the Guardian Angel with the children on the bridge. It was really strange, as he did not have enough money to get his kids or grandkids anything, but he said when he saw that clock, he just had to buy it for me, it was as if it beckoned him.

He explained to me that every picture he had seen like that before (his mother has one) had the missing board in the bridge in front of the children, this one had the missing board behind the children, like they had already crossed safely over the gaping hole with the assistance of the Guardian Angel.

When I looked at the picture during my moment of grief, I suddenly had a feeling as if this present was a direct message from Dad...that the Lord had somehow guided my friend...that it was a message that I need to cross over that gaping hole I have in my heart and go forward. I then pulled the video tape out of our trip to see you and Dad in May and watched it and I felt such a peace come over me, I think I am going to be ok now.

I can't help but smile at the thought that the Lord sure picks some strange messengers, but those signs are always present for those who seek Him, you just have to look with your heart instead of taking everything at face value.

Here's hoping that everyone will learn to "see with their hearts" and know the comfort that the Lord can bring even in your darkest hour. Happy New Year to all...may God bless your lives!

17 posted on 12/31/2001 1:14:43 PM PST by ravingnutter
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To: LBGA
Sheryl Ann Scott, my late and very loved wife, succumbed to esophageal cancer on 4 March 2001. Tonight will be rough – it will be the first New Year's Eve in a very long time when I'll be alone.
Well, her little dog – The Booger – will be here.
Thank you for that thought.
18 posted on 12/31/2001 1:19:11 PM PST by R. Scott
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To: ravingnutter
I am so sorry for your loss. The first Christmas without a loved one is always the hardest, and the feeling of loss is so acute.

That was a beautiful story. It is strange how we receive messages of reassurance from the oddest sources. God bless you, and may your heart continue to heal.

19 posted on 12/31/2001 1:25:54 PM PST by LBGA
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To: R. Scott
I am so sorry that you lost your wonderful wife, Sheryl Ann, this year. We can all rejoice with you, dear FR friend, that you shared a love like that. God bless you and help you through the coming year.

Tonight, hang out here and receive comfort and friendship. Maybe we can help you not feel so alone.

20 posted on 12/31/2001 1:29:27 PM PST by LBGA
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To: All
I am preparing Christmas dinner for my children while monitoring this thread. My son was delayed getting home from Korea and didn't get here until Saturday. My daughter had just lost a friend, a 19 year old young man, in a car wreck, so she has been spending time with his family and girlfriend.

The funeral was today, so we waited to have our Christmas dinner. I'll be in and out for the next couple of hours, but will be back after that.

21 posted on 12/31/2001 1:32:15 PM PST by LBGA
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To: joanie-f
For you, lass.
22 posted on 12/31/2001 1:43:59 PM PST by Minuteman23
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To: LBGA, joanie-f, PAPatriots
Joanie-f, IMHO one of the most eloquent Freepers there are, lost her Dad eight weeks ago. In her own words, "...he was my hero, and the most positive, uplifting influence in my life, especially during the last twenty years."

I know this Christmas has been very difficult for her and her three sisters--two of which are also Freepers (PAPatriots and BikerChick).

23 posted on 12/31/2001 1:49:54 PM PST by Minuteman23
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To: LBGA; Alamo_Girl
God Bless You for this thread. We can all mourn together for the people you mentioned, for those other people mentioned, for our friends who have suffered loss, and for our own dead.

The only way I know how to deal with it is having the promise from Jesus that we will all be able to meet again in Heaven. For those who do not have that promise, I don't know how they can keep from flipping out when a loved one dies. It's tough!

AG ... I'd like you to know that you are still in my prayers. I'd also like to thank you for the example you set during the time of your sister's illness and her final passing. I know that others drew strength from you.

For those so inclined, I'd like a special prayer for my friend whose son killed himself a couple of weeks ago. She is being "strong" right now, but she gets that strength from the Lord. When I wished her a Happy New Year but worried the greeting may be inappropriate, here is what she said:

( :<}) of course it isn't... we must walk in the land of the living and pray 2002 will bring with it healing and better things, amen, lov ya, DD

May we live by her example. Amen.

24 posted on 12/31/2001 2:04:27 PM PST by JudyB1938
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To: Minuteman23
Thank you, Minuteman.
25 posted on 12/31/2001 2:05:26 PM PST by PApatriots
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To: joanie-f
Love you.
26 posted on 12/31/2001 2:06:17 PM PST by PApatriots
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To: LBGA
A Bump and a Prayer for mended hearts...
27 posted on 12/31/2001 2:13:07 PM PST by LowOiL
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To: joanie-f, PAPatriots, Minuteman23
I am so sorry for the loss of your father, especially so close to the holidays. He must have been a wonderful man to have raised three FReepers. God bless you all.

Thanks for the ping, Minuteman23. I tried to reply to BikerChick as well, but I couldn't. My condolences to her, too.

28 posted on 12/31/2001 2:14:04 PM PST by LBGA
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To: LBGA
Fellow Freeper beowolf lost his companion, caseyjay.

We're thinking about you!

29 posted on 12/31/2001 2:14:50 PM PST by pubmom
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To: JudyB1938
JudyB, thanks for sharing the story of your friend's faith, and her eloquent words. I'll keep her in my prayers as well.
30 posted on 12/31/2001 2:15:46 PM PST by LBGA
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To: LBGA
Bless you! And thanks for remembering. You'll never know how scared I am that Drew will be forgotten.

Linda

31 posted on 12/31/2001 2:16:38 PM PST by Howlin
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To: beowolf, pubmom
Beowolf, sincere wishes that your heart is on the mend and the next year will bring happiness back into your life.

Pubmom, thanks for the reminder.

32 posted on 12/31/2001 2:17:27 PM PST by LBGA
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To: Howlin
All those who have come to know you and respect you on FR will never forget him. I am sorry I never met Drew. He must have been a wonderful young man.
33 posted on 12/31/2001 2:18:57 PM PST by LBGA
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To: R. Scott
it will be the first New Year's Eve in a very long time when I'll be alone.

Believe me, you will NOT be alone; you'll be right here with us.

34 posted on 12/31/2001 2:19:10 PM PST by Howlin
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To: LBGA
Thanks again for your kind words.

And since this thread may get a lot of attention, let me take this time to BEG you all to get a carbon monoxide detector and USE it. Do it to remember Drew.

35 posted on 12/31/2001 2:21:06 PM PST by Howlin
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To: Howlin
You'll never know how scared I am that Drew will be forgotten.

Never, sweetie, never.

37 posted on 12/31/2001 2:36:13 PM PST by mombonn
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To: Happygal
Blessings to you, and happiness.
38 posted on 12/31/2001 2:39:44 PM PST by JennysCool
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To: LBGA
I wish a Happier New Year to all of the Friends and posters at Freerepublic. This last year has been a trying one for many of us, this forum is helping me deal with the loss of my lovely wife. God Bless you all.
39 posted on 12/31/2001 2:41:06 PM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: LBGA; smokeyb; JimRob
Lynne

Again you show what a lovely and compassionate person that you are. It is truly my good fortune to know you as I do. Thanks to JimRob for FReeRepublic and providing a forum where we could meet.

Lisa

ping!

Happy New Year Year to all.

40 posted on 12/31/2001 2:52:04 PM PST by Badray
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To: Viva La Homeschool
Thank you for posting and sharing that beautiful Bible passage. I know it will give comfort to any who read it.
41 posted on 12/31/2001 4:11:25 PM PST by LBGA
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To: vetvetdoug
I am so sorry that you lost your loving wife this year. May your heart find happiness again and the coming year be filled with peace and comfort.
42 posted on 12/31/2001 4:12:53 PM PST by LBGA
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To: Badray
Ray, I am thankful that you are my dear friend as well. FR has brought so many wonderful new friends into my life. :-) Lynne
43 posted on 12/31/2001 4:14:35 PM PST by LBGA
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To: R. Scott
Are you still around on FR tonight? Keeping you in our thoughts. :-)
44 posted on 12/31/2001 4:22:38 PM PST by LBGA
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To: LBGA
I lost my mother in September. She was 89 and had suffered from Alzheimers' disease for many years. I watched her decline little by little over the years and I knew one day I'd lose her but still.... She was a joy.
45 posted on 12/31/2001 4:39:06 PM PST by WarrenC
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To: LBGA;Howlin
It has been a real bear. Thanksgiving was bad, but Christmas went pretty well. Tonight is … different.
Thanks to my web site I have been communicating with others who have experienced the same thing.
I don't know how many believe in spirits hanging around, but Sheryl has visited from time to time. Her usually thing is to tell me to go on with life. She hasn't been around as much as before – she has to move on the same as I – but tonight she came by and checked on me. I guess I'll never really be alone.
FR helps; and even though Sheryl bitched about my time on line before she just looks and smiles now.
click here for web site
46 posted on 12/31/2001 5:04:26 PM PST by R. Scott
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To: WarrenC
I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. Although you prepare for it when they are ill, it is still a tremendous loss when it happens.
47 posted on 12/31/2001 5:06:01 PM PST by LBGA
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To: R. Scott
That is quite a tribute to your wife! I hope this year you find that you are able to move on, while keeping those special memories clse to you.
48 posted on 12/31/2001 5:31:15 PM PST by LBGA
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To: LBGA;Jennyscool
Thank you
I will not lie and say this New Year has been easy. It's been, very, very hard. But I've had fun with my friends from the face out!

But a new year brings with it new life, new challenges, new tomorrows.

If I can meet half of them, well then I'm Kit's (my late departed mother's) daughter.

God bless you.
A happy and healthy 2002 to you and yours, please God! :-)

49 posted on 12/31/2001 6:45:31 PM PST by Happygal
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To: LBGA;Jennyscool
Thank you
I will not lie and say this New Year has been easy. It's been, very, very hard. But I've had fun with my friends from the face out!

But a new year brings with it new life, new challenges, new tomorrows.

If I can meet half of them, well then I'm Kit's (my late departed mother's) daughter.

God bless you.
A happy and healthy 2002 to you and yours, please God! :-)

50 posted on 12/31/2001 6:52:11 PM PST by Happygal
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