Sunday, February 12, 2017

Prayers for a Friend

Dear Sweet Blog Friends

Sometimes there are few words
That can express our pain
We've all felt it and been there
But I cannot imagine the pain
My Dear Friend Leah is feeling today

Leah became widowed about the same time I did
That is how we met
She was very blessed to find true love again
She married Joel and together they blended their families
Within the past 2 years they have
Added 3 siblings fro Bulgaria to their family
As well as a child they had been fostering
Together, in a few short years
They have 9 children
4 of whom were orphaned and still young

Last night
My Dear Leah
Became a widow again
Joel succumbed to complications after emergency surgery

I am at a total loss for words
And especially for understanding

Here are Leah's words:

There are no words to express my thanks for the outpouring of love and prayers concerning my precious Joel! He is now in the arms of Jesus! We hurt so badly but are so thankful this "goodbye" is only temporary until we will one day be reunited in Heaven. We will still need your prayers for a long time to come but especially in a few hours when I have to share this heartbreaking news with his 4 youngest babies. #Godisstillgood

Please, if you are so inclined,
Pray for and remember Leah and her family
In the days and weeks ahead!

God Be With Them


  1. To be widowed once is hard, to be widowed twice breaks my heart for her. Tears are flowing for her and her family, and prayers to Jesus to strengthen all of them.


  2. Oh bless her dear heart. Such a sorrow...
    Her spirit is so sweet and tender.
    My prayers will certainly be with her and those precious children.
    Thank you for sharing this and passing it along so many others can pray.

    God bless you~~

  3. Oh bless her dear heart. Such a sorrow...
    Her spirit is so sweet and tender.
    My prayers will certainly be with her and those precious children.
    Thank you for sharing this and passing it along so many others can pray.

    God bless you~~

  4. I will just never understand (this side of Heaven) why things happen as they have lost another husband to death seems so unfair. God bless her as she deals with the loss and mourns with her family. Those poor, poor children. xo Diana

  5. Such sorrow, makes me weep. I pray the Lord is there through all their struggles.

  6. this just make me cry*** I am so sorry for your friend and her sweet children. Of course I will pray for them all!

  7. Oh Cindy so sorry for this loss. I know you will be a great support to Leah. You understand her pain and loss. They are all in my prayers. So sorry.

  8. Hi Cindy, I am so very sorry for the loss of your friends hubby. This is so sad and my prayers will be on going for her and the children. Such pain is incredible and you know this too well. May God bring the family comfort in this sadness. Prayers and Love sent to all. xo

  9. Cindy, I will pray for your friend and her family. So sorry about her loss. Blessings to all, xoxo, Susie

  10. Cindy, this just makes me hurt. I have a lump in my throat and tears in my eyes. What a precious family. I will pray for Leah and her family, that God will surround them with His love and be their strength and comfort during this difficult time. Hugs, Nancy

  11. I know we aren't suppose to question what God gives or takes away, but it's almost impossible at times like this. I know you are hurting for Leah and her family, and also feeling the pain of your own loss; so I will pray for Leah and her children, but I will also pray for you, Cindy. Take care.

    Warm hugs,

  12. Oh Cindy, I am at a loss for words. I am so, so, so sorry to hear about your dear friend and her loss. Please know that I shall be covering her in prayer...may she rest in the Lord's arm and find comfort in Him.

    You have been in my thoughts, sweet friend. My blogging has been rather pathetic as of late so please forgive me for just now seeing this post.

    Much love and sweet hugs to you!

  13. I am so very late in visiting this post...but please know my most heartfelt thoughts are with you and your Dear friend. What a terrible loss. It is beautiful to see that she has faith to comfort her. Sending you and your friend much love and many hugs.

  14. Dear Cindy... so happy to meet you today, but oh my goodness, what a terrible sadness is in my heart to read of this, and yet my heart is amazed at the strength Leah showed in her post after the heartbreaking knowledge that she had lost her husband! Oh my. We just never know what the future holds, but thankfully she knows the Lord, and I pray He has been her Comforter and strength throughout this deep valley she is in. So happy to visit with you today and pray that the Lord's sweetest blessings and presence will be with you today :)

  15. Cindy, you came into my thoughts today and I realized we haven't heard from you in awhile. I had missed this post and want to add my thoughts and sadness for your friend's terrible loss. I just can't imagine losing your husband. I don't know how you do it. I was just thinking about you and hope you are doing well..xxoJudy


Hi Friend, I read and cherish every single comment you leave! You bring Joy to my heart! Blessings, Cindy