Dealing with loss
January 17, 2005 at 4:28 am #3326John in GRMember
On Nov 28, 2004 my brother, friend and law partner died suddenly from a heart attack at age 64. It was certainly ironic since he was apparently in good health while my MDS situation makes my future healthwise questionable.
And so through God’s grace and sovereignty, I am still here and doing well physically, while Dan went quickly from life to life hereafter.
A good friend, who is an editor at Zondervan Publishing in Grand Rapids gave me a copy of a book re dealing with loss. I found it to be an outstanding read and commend to you for your consideration. I’m sure it can be purchased through Amazon.com or through your local bookstore. The book is called “A Grace Disguised” by Jerry Sittser, a gentleman required by fate to deal with the simultaneous loss of his mother, his wife, and one of his daughters in a car accident.
JohnJanuary 17, 2005 at 2:32 pm #3327sarahMember
John, Sorry to hear of the sudden loss of your brother. Been wondering how you were doing.
SarahJanuary 17, 2005 at 7:19 pm #3328TerriMember
John, I too am sorry for your loss, even through this time you are giving us all some advice
Take careJanuary 17, 2005 at 7:22 pm #3329shirlsgirlMember
How awful…I’m so sorry about your brother. It sounds like you were very close. I hope you are well. Take care, JodyJanuary 17, 2005 at 8:25 pm #3330DonnaMember
Hi John, I’m so sorry for your loss. I just recieved a phone call a little while ago that my ex sister in law had passed away on Saturday, suddenly. She was only 48. My first husbands passed away at the age of 32 and my mom this past summer. So much truth to the saying – “live each day”. I find myself almost getting paranoid now, and worrying about everything. I will be checking out the book you suggested.
Take Care John, again, I’m so sorry.
DonnaJanuary 17, 2005 at 10:17 pm #3331alexandra7Participant
I’m sorry for your loss . God be with you!!!ALEXAJanuary 17, 2005 at 11:17 pm #3332mommachkateMember
Hi John, So very sorry about your loss of your brother.You have all this pain, and you trying to help others. Thank you. KateJanuary 18, 2005 at 12:58 am #3333KATHY1Member
John, So sorry for your loss. Thanks for the info on the book. I might just give it a read. You’re in my thoughts and prayers.
KathyJanuary 18, 2005 at 4:37 am #3334gemloyearMember
Hi John, I’m very sorry to hear of the loss of your brother. It was very thoughtful of you to recommend the book to us. I will buy it and read it, we all need help in coping at a time like this. Sincere sympathy to you and your family. Ellie & GlenJanuary 20, 2005 at 12:55 am #3335B. GreeneMember
Our sincere condolences and sympathy. Thank you for the suggestion. We, too, have been wondering how you were doing and so sorry you had to post with this news. Barbra and RonJanuary 20, 2005 at 2:50 pm #3336CarrieMember
My sympathy to your family.
CarrieJanuary 21, 2005 at 1:24 pm #3337John in GRMember
Thank you all for those kind and supportive remarks. I feel humbled and encouraged.
If any of you decide to read this book, I would appreciate your feedback. I found it to be very insightful and helpful. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.
JohnJanuary 23, 2005 at 10:30 am #3338concernMember
Hi John, Sorry to hear about your loss. It just makes us realize that fate has such a big hand in our lives. My sincere condolences to you and your family.January 25, 2005 at 4:14 pm #3339LisainOkMember
So sorry to hear of your loss:( Thanks for the suggestion. I’ve been looking for something to help my mom cope with my dad’s recent death. Much love & many prayers to you~LisaJanuary 26, 2005 at 12:37 am #3340JoannieMember
I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you. Joan
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