Sunday, August 31, 2008

Chris. February 20th, 1945 - August 30th, 2008.




Glorified and sanctified be God's great name throughout the world
which He has created according to His will.

May He establish His kingdom in your lifetime and during your days,
and within the life of the entire House of Israel, speedily and soon;
and say, Amen.

May His great name be blessed forever and to all eternity.

Blessed and praised, glorified and exalted, extolled and honored,
adored and lauded be the name of the Holy One, blessed be He,
beyond all the blessings and hymns, praises and consolations that
are ever spoken in the world; and say, Amen.

May there be abundant peace from heaven, and life, for us
and for all Israel; and say, Amen.

He who creates peace in His celestial heights,
may He create peace for us and for all Israel;
and say, Amen.

34 comments:

  1. Amen and amen. I'm so sorry for your tremendous loss. This tribute to your mother-in-law is lovely. I'm sure she knew and found comfort in how well you both loved her.

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  2. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Rebecca

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  3. Oh no...I am so very sorry to hear about your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers...best wishes.

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  4. Amen.

    Oh, blog friend, I'm so sorry! May you and your family feel a sense of God's deep embrace of Chris and of you as you grieve someone so loved.

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  5. Amen and Godspeed, Chris. What a beloved person she was.

    And I am so sorry for those she left behind. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  6. I'm so, so sorry Julie, for you and for your husband, and for the rest of those who loved her.

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  7. I am so sorry for your loss. Chris will live on in your hearts and memories passed down to future generations.

    Peace be with you.

    Rana

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  8. May the brightness of Chris's life illuminate your hearts and quiet your pain. I'm so sorry.

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  9. Beautiful tribute. I am so sorry for your loss. I will pray for you guys in this time of sorrow.

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  10. I am so sorry. Sending you all our thoughts and prayers.

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  11. I will be praying for you and your family.

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  12. I am sending a lot of thoughts and prayers your way. It has been so obvious how much you loved her...I am sure she knew this to the end.
    jocelyn

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  13. Amen. I am praying for your family during this time of great loss.

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  14. Oh julie, I am so, so sorry for both steven & your loss. Please know you are in my thoughts.

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  15. Julie and Steven,

    Words seem so empty at this time. I was so shocked when I spoke with Julie this morning as I hadn't checked my messages....I feel like I inadequately brought any bit of comfort to her. And Steven, I have not stopped thinking about you all day....I hope you know that so many people care about you and your Mom and that your Mom was so thankful for the time she had with you over the last few months. I am just so sorry that her life was cut so short and that she wasn't able to meet your sweet children.

    Much love,
    Deb, Allen and Gabrielle

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  16. I am very sorry for your loss.

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  17. Oh, I am so very sorry for your loss.

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  18. Julie and Steven,

    There are no words that adequately express how sorry I am for your loss.

    I wanted to share three quotes by Brian Andreas that gave me some comfort in my own grief process:

    "I still remember the day the world took you back & there was never time to thank you for the thousand scattered moments you left behind to watch us while we slept."

    "It is still so new & all we see is the empty space, but that is not how it is in the landscape of the heart. There, there is no empty space & she still laughs & grapples with ideas & plans & nods wisely with each of us in turn. We are proud to have known her. We are proud to have called her friend."

    "I carry you with me into the world, into the smell of rain
    & the words that dance between people & for me, it will always be this way, walking in the light,
    remembering being alive together"

    As always, my thoughts are with you and your family.

    With love and peace,
    jayme

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  19. I was so, so, so very sorry to see this post pop up on my RSS reader today. There aren't words...

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  20. This brings such sadness to read. I am terribly sorry to read it. I will be praying for you and Steven. And lighting a candle with a special prayer. May God bless you and Steven and your families during this incredibly difficult time.

    Cindy

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  21. I am so sorry for your loss. What a loving tribute to your mother in law. I have faith that you will find peace and will share with your children everything that was wonderful about their grandmother. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

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  22. You and your husband as well as the rest of your family will be in the Bakers hearts thoughts and prayers this upcoming week.

    Heres a song that always helps me through loss...

    “It's the circle of life, and it moves us all, through despair and hope, through faith and love, 'till we find our place, on the path unwinding” - Elton John

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  23. I am so very sorry for your loss. Your tribute is very beautiful. Know that people who you have never met hold you and your family in our hearts and pray for your family.

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  24. I am so very sorry. Thoughts, prayers, beams of love to you....

    Leslie

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  25. So, so sorry to you and your family. All our love and prayers...

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  26. Amen. You are both in our thoughts. There is a lot of love out here in cyber land for you both, and we are here for you.

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  27. I am so, so sorry for your loss.


    "Life is eternal, and love is immortal, and death is only a horizon; and a horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight."

    -Rossiter Worthington Raymond

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  28. Dear Julie,

    I am thinking of you and Steven during what must be an extremely difficult time right now. I am looking forward to when you can come back and grace us, your readers, with your natural wit and eloquent writing...

    A big Hug,

    Cindy

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  29. Julie, I'm so sorry for your loss. Thank you for letting us all share in the light that Chris was. All my love and warm wishes coming your way.

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  30. I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

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  31. I am so sorry for your loss. You guys will be in my thoughts and prayers!

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