Tuesday, February 2, 2010

My Son Jonathan: Rest in Peace


My son Jonathan lost his life in a traffic accident in Iowa today. We will be leaving in the morning to go to his wife and children in Virginia. Please keep us all in your prayers. The photo is Jon at Thanksgiving with his granddaughter Cadyn.

70 comments:

Janet, said...

Susanna, I heard about this earlier. I am so, so sorry. I will say a prayer for you and your family.

Debbie Couture said...

Sue, I am so sorry to hear this. Judy told me. I will be praying for you and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Nance said...

Oh My Lord, NO! I am so, so sorry. How can this be. I am keeping you in my prayers.

Lainie said...

Oh, Granny Sue. I cannot even begin to imagine your loss. Please know that I am sending thoughts and strength your way.

Rowan said...

I am so very sorry for your loss, there are no words that can ease the grief of losing one of your children but know that you are in my thoughts as you and your family mourn your son.

laoi gaul~williams said...

oh sue, i am so sorry for your terrible loss~thinking of you and your family
{hugs}

Susan at Stony River said...

If I could airmail a thousand hugs to you, you'd have them now. What a smile! I'll be thinking of you and your whole family, and wishing you all the strength and comfort this world can give you.

Twisted Fencepost said...

I'm so sorry to hear this!!!
I'm sending up prayers and over air hugs to you!

BYRSTN said...

Granny Sue,
I'm so sorry to hear about Jonathan. All of your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Betty

Cathy said...

Oh Sue, My heart is breaking for you and your family. I'll be praying that you and Larry have a safe trip and too sooth your aching hearts. God Bless You.

Cathy said...

Oh Sue, My heart is breaking for you and your family. I'll be praying that you and Larry have a safe trip and too sooth your aching hearts. God Bless You.

Kate Dudding said...

Dear Granny Sue,

I am so very, very sorry for your incredible loss. I am sending you and your family thoughts of strength.

Hugs and tears,
Kate

Deer Camp Diva said...

I am so very sorry. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Jason Burns said...

GSue, we're devastated for you. Be sure that you have a ton of help here in Morgantown when you need it.

You have my contact info. Call me anytime day or night.

keepdreamin said...

"The LORD is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those who are crushed in spirit."
Psalm 34:18 (NLT) Prayers for comfort and peace. So sorry.

Jackie said...

Granny Sue,

I'm down in Florida praying for you and your family.

Jackie

Front Deck Text said...

Granny Sue, you and your family are in our thoughts.

Gail

hart said...

Susanna,
I am so sorry. He looks so happy and loving in that photo. Please accept my sympathy and extend it to you family.--Jane

Anonymous said...

The strength of your family over the years has inspired me and I know it will hold you up in this time of terrible loss. Love you lots.
Dianna

Anonymous said...

Please know that Jon's family is kept in thought and prayer. Words are so inadequate but perhaps knowing you are thought of and remembered may ease the pain.

Gail Froyen

Anonymous said...

Granny Sue, I'm so very sorry for your loss. I can only imagine your heartbreak. I've offered prayers for you and your family.

Renee Englot

Matthew Burns said...

Susanna,

Please know that we are keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. If you need anything at all, we are only a phone call or email away.

"Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted." (Matthew 5:4)

Matthew & Shirley

Mary said...

My heart is with you all. Wishing you strength and courage to walk this difficult path together. It seems so unfair to lose a good person so young . . . Love and hugs to you all.

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Lynn Ruehlmann said...

Susanna,
My heart breaks for you and your whole family. Thinking about all the love and joy you've shared over your children, I hold you all in my prayers.
Lynn Ruehlmann

Sheila Bergeron said...

I'm so sorry you're having to go through this. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Tim Sheppard said...

A terrible shock. I'm so sorry for you. Just remember you have people all over the world supporting you. Call out if you need anything at all.

Carol Connolly said...

Dear Sue,
My heart is breaking for you. Through your Storytell posts and your blog, I feel I know your family. I hope and pray that your strong family bonds will enable you all to embrace your grief together and that that togetherness will give you all the strength and solace you need at this most terribly hard time. My thoughts and prayers were with you through the night and will be with you through the days ahead.
Hugs for you my friend,
Carol

warren said...

I am so sorry....

ELLOUISESTORY said...

Dear Sue,
Sending thoughts and prayers for you and all your family. As you have comforted so many your friends are standing by to comfort you. Jim and I send our deepest sympathy at this time of such painful loss. Ellouise

Angela said...

Oh Granny Sue, I am so sorry! My heart is breaking along with you because I know how much you love your children. We love you and if there is anything you need let us know.

(((((Hugs, love & prayers))))
Angela

Anonymous said...

Dear Granny Sue,
It aches in our hearts to hear of your loss. But the loss of a child goes deeper for a mother, it aches her soul. Stand on the strength of your faith and lean on the strength of your friends and family to heal. Love Rich K., Wheeling

Chris King said...

Oh! Granny Sue, my heart aches for you. All my thoughts and prayers are being sent your way.
Love and strength,
Chris King

Vera said...

My heart aches for you.Love and prayers.

Tink said...

With a tear in my eye..I wish your family comfort and strength.Will be praying for you.

Country Whispers said...

Susanna,

My heart goes out to you and Larry as well as the rest of your family. May you find comfort & strength in the gathering of family & friends and know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Be safe in your travels.

Nessa said...

I am so very sorry. You and your family are in my prayers.

Laura said...

So very sorry for your loss, will be praying for your family and for traveling mercies.
Love,
Laura

Walksn2worlds said...

I was so sorry to hear of your son's passing my condolences to you and his family.
May God Bless you all,
You are in our prayers
Love you.
Gary Greene -Rome Ga.

Anonymous said...

I am so very very sorry to hear this news. I have been thinking of you and your family all day. I can tell by his pictures that Jon was a lovely boy and a good man. There's nothing much I can say that will help, but I thought you might like this. I wrote it for my ex-in-laws when my former brother-in-law died unexpectedly last year.

Epitaph

Our beautiful boy is gone.
His loving heart
His wicked grin-
We will not see his face again.

Angels, ancestors,
welcome him in-
and keep him safe
until we come.

Much love to you and yours,

Kimberley King

Terri and Bob said...

I have just been reading your blog for a short time but tragedy overpowers small details like that. I am truly sorry for your loss. I will certainly keep your family and you in my prayers. God bless you.

Granny Kate said...

Oh honey, I'm so sorry.

Janie B said...

I am new to your blog, but I couldn't wait until you know me better to express my condolences. God bless you and your family.

SouthLakesMom said...

Granny Sue, words fail me. Prayers for his family and yours.

D said...

Sue, there are no words.
I'll be praying for all of you

Sarah said...

I'm so very sorry. Praying for you and your family.

Alice said...

Granny Sue, I was in the FFA with Derek & Aaron. Please know that my family is keeping your family in our thoughts & prayers. I'm so very sad for you. Let Aaron & Derek know I'm thinking of them, as well. :-(

Alice Lynch Meadows

Thom said...

I read about this on Susan's blog and I am so sorry for you. Be strong and I send all the Aloha and Sunshine I can to you and your family in this time of need. May your son rest in peace.

Lee said...

Susanna - so sorry for you and your family. Your baby! I just can't imagine! May God help you all come to terms with this new stage in your lives, and that you will continue to hold his memory dear, but not painfully.

quilly said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you, your daughter-in-law and your grandchildren.

Sheila Wee said...

I am so sorry to hear of your terrible loss. My thoughts and payers will be with you and your family.

Emerging Writer said...

So sorry for your loss

spirit said...

Oh no. Thinking of you Sue and family...Big hugs to you all xx

Bill ~ {The Old Fart} said...

So Sorry to read this, my Sympathies for your loss. Will ask God to send one of his Angels for you and your family.

Leah said...

I'm so sorry to hear this. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

Cat said...

I am so sorry, Susanna. My deepest sympathies to you and your family.

Indigo said...

My heart goes out to you and your family. I'm so sorry for your loss and keeping you in my prayers on the smoke (I'm native). (Hugs)Indigo

Tony said...

Granny Sue, you and your family are in our prayers.

Pam said...

I will hold you all in my heart.

Markin said...

I am so sorrowed at this news. From everything you've written, he was a good man. --Mario

Andi B said...

Dear Granny Sue,
Please allow me to extend my deepest sympathy to you and your family. I am so very sorry to read of your loss. I wish you peace as you are surrounded and supported by the love and strength of your friends and family.
With love and sorrow,
Andi B

hope said...

I just found out about this over at Susan's stony river...I am SO sorry!

This is one of those times that words don't feel effective. Just know there are lots of folks thinking of you and your family right now.

Rhonda said...

So sorry to hear about your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

Impossible to cope with this kind of loss. Know that the entire storytelling community is sending you comfort in their hearts. Go now and celebrate his life.

Margaret MacD. (MRM)

Carolyn Stearns Storyteller said...

I lift up mine eyes unto the hills from whence my strength comes....Those hills will help you through this loss, drenched in sun, washed with rain or tears they remain constant, strong and loving, and remember the echo of your Jon. Take the strength of all the love and wishes, hugs and prayers given here and elsewhere, take the sympathy and caring gestures and wrap yourselves in that, for we all are there standing with you.My prayers join the rest, God Bless

Tim said...

Keeping you and your family in my prayers. With deepest sympathy for your loss.

Tim

Anonymous said...

A son holds a special place in a mother's heart forever and that light remains steadfast and true. I can only imagine the pain your family is going thru at this time, but I know you will find comfort in his children and that beautiful grandchild who will carry a part of Jon forward. My deepest sympathies.-Melinda

cherylhotton said...

I am so sorry to read of this terrible loss to you and your family . I was in the hospital and just got home and read my favourite blogs . I am so sorry for your great loss . The death of a child is something a perent wants to go through . My deepest sympathy and prayers to you and your family .

cherylhotton said...

I just reread my comment , I hope you know what I meant . This is something a parent NEVER wants to go through . Please forgive my mistake . You are in my thoughts and prayers .

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