Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Good-bye

Greetings Friends,
   At about 4:25 PM jake went to meet his Lord and Savior.
It was a very peaceful passing,and my first words were"Thank-you Jesus".
This is what he wanted and we are content knowing that he is no longer struggling.
I will post further once we have made the arrangements.
 Than-you for you love and prayers,we appreciate each one of you.
  Ruth and Steve

62 comments:

  1. Dear Ruth,
    There is a tear in my eye and a prayer on my lips for you at this time. I've been there and it's not easy, but God will see you through!
    Peace and blessings,
    Dorothy

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  2. Sorry for your loss, Ruth! R.I.P. Jake...

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  3. Ruth, although I don't know you, except though the blog, I am greatly saddened. I take comfort that Jake is in a better place. May the Lord bless you and keep you. You are in my prayers.

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  4. Oh, Ruth ... you've been on my heart so much today. So thankful for the peace you both have/had.

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  5. Greetings -

    Revelation 14:13
    And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.

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  6. My sincere sympathy Ruth! My heart goes out to you and your family. Peace be with you...

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  7. I am sorry to hear this news, Ruth. I am glad Jake had a few weeks when he had quality time with those he loved. God bless you and grant you strength in the days ahead.

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  8. Dear, dear Ruth! As you go through this valley of grief and sorrow, may it comfort you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. From your blog I can tell that Jake and you could both sing, "It is well with my soul."Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. In HIM, Karin

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  9. Eternal rest grant unto Jake Lord,
    and let Your perpetual light shine upon him.

    God bless you Ruth.

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  10. Oh Ruth, there just are no words for the depth of emotions you must be feeling. Many thoughts and prayers for you, Steve, Kai and the rest of your family.

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  11. Ruth dear,
    to you and your family my deepest sympathy for your loss.

    For Jake, I am relieved that, since he was called, it was not a prolonged struggle.

    My deep, deep love to you all.

    Arija

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  12. Dearest Ruth ..... words fail me at times like these. What a wonderful comfort we have to know that Jake is in our Saviour's arms and that he is not in any pain.

    I am praying for your Peace and Comfort.

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  13. Oh Ruth, I tried to read your post outloud to George and couldn't get through it... I know that Jake is better off and is with God--but it's still so very, very sad.

    May the love of God and your family and friends surround you at this time of sorrow.

    My love and prayers are with you, Ruth--my special friend.
    Much Love,
    Betsy

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  14. Oh Ruth - my heart goes out to you for your loss of Jake. I so wish to hug you tight and sit with you through your grief. I am thankful Jake is not suffering or struggling but I so feel for the loss I know you feel. Praying for comfort, strength and loved ones to be near you during this time. Tears brim for you...

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  15. Dear Ruth,
    Although we have never met, I have so enjoyed reading your blog and looking at your photos. I always loved your blog name. Now, I am sending you a hug and rejoice with you that in your sorrow, we know that Jake is with the Lord and restored to health again. I will keep you in my prayers in the days ahead. God bless you Ruth.
    Anita

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  16. Ruth, I don't know you either, except as a blogging friend, but my heart still goes out to you. May you be comforted in this your time of loss and sorrow.

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  17. I am so sorry to read this. I know it has been a struggle yet I know you found strength in the Lord to deal with the trials.

    May God be with you, comfort you and give you strength to deal with the walk you have ahead.

    God Bless You and may Jake rest in Peace.

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  18. Every time I prayed for Jake my heart would leap inside ... that he was soon to be with Jesus ... it was the strangest thing. I was excited for him. What a grand thing. And I admit, I prayed it would be soon, this month, before Christmas and all of its associations.

    But for you, my heart grieves. I know whom you believe in and I know He will sustain you. Still, one has to walk each day and some days the going is tough. You continue to be in my thoughts and prayers ... and Steve too.

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  19. My deepest sympathy to you and your family and my prayers are for God to give you strength through the days ahead.

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  20. Prayers for you and your family/friends.
    Dang it....

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  21. I am at a loss for words right now, but I know for sure it is what God wanted for Jake, and he certainly is at peace now, and will be able to share the wonderful pictures he has taken over the years.. You will again be joined in time.
    Take care my friend, and blessings to you and Steve.
    ~HUGS~
    Becky

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  22. Ruth, I am crying with you right now. My tears are for you, because Jake is eternally happy now with no tears and a perfect body, but I know how very much you will miss him. Please accept my heartfelt condolances. When I saw your post, I broke out into tears, my friend. I wish I were with you to pray together right now, but you are very strong in your faith and I know you will be fine. God will continue to be with you just as he has been with Jake.

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  23. Ruth so sorry to hear this..It just feels like yesterday that we wheeled Dorothy into your room at the hospital and now they both rejoying in heaven. No more suffering..no more pain. My prayers continue for you and your son..May you feel the comfort of God surround you at this time..

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  24. I am so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in your "peace that passes understanding."

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  25. My sincere sympathy to you and Steve. You and Jake have been in my prayers and now my prayers are with you, that our precious Savior will comfort you and bring you peace.

    Blessings!
    CottonLady

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  26. Dear Ruth - it is for you now that we raise prayers that God may hold you in his arms as you prepare to commit Jake's body to the earth. We know his spirit is with God and he knows no earthly suffering any longer. May you take comfort in knowing that, and that one day you'll be reunited in the heavenly realm.

    O God our help in ages past,
    Our hope for years to come,
    Be Thou our shelter from the blast
    And our eternal home !

    And Jake is in his eternal home.

    The Lord bless you and keep you Ruth.

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  27. Ruth, I am a blog friend of Betsy and I want to express my deepest sympathy to you all in your loss.

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  28. Hi Ruth,
    I'm really sorry to hear this loss!

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  29. Sorry to hear that. From the world's far end my condolence to you. Love. God bless.

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  30. Ruth, God bless and give you strength for the future. I am here (at the suggestion of Betsy and George) - just to let you know that you are cared for at this time of crisis. God Bless and keep you.

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  31. It's never quite as sad for the family member who goes, but so terribly sad for those who are left. I'm sure you have many, many wonderful memories and I have no doubt that you will see Jake again.

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  32. tears for you and for your pain and grief, smiles for Jake in the arms of His Savior. thinking of you and god bless you and keep you through this pain.

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  33. I am praying that Jesus will hold your heart and your hands as you journey forward.

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  34. dear ruth~
    my heart aches for you in your loss.
    may GOD put his comforting arms around you during this difficult time.

    prayers and thoughts for you today~

    chasity

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  35. My sympathies to you. As our hearts break God heals them. MB

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  36. I'm so sorry for your loss.
    ☼ Sunny

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  37. I'm a blogger friend of Betsy's and just stopping by to say I am sorry for your loss. Blessings, Kathy

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  38. Dearest Ruth,
    I am from Malaysia and a blog friend of Betsy. I am sorry to hear your loss. Jake is in good hands now, I am sure. Take care and hugs!

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  39. My condolences to you! I came over from Betsy & George's blogs! God bless him & you & your family!!!

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  40. Dear Ruth,
    I read your blog for the first time today--it's listed on Marsha's Garden blog. When I saw "Goodbye" I thought perhaps you were going to stop blogging and I was curious as to why. But now I know why the "GoodBye" and I am so sorry for your loss. I was glad to see that your husband had a chance to be a grandpa. You live in a beautiful place and your husband's spirit will be there forever--in the wind, in the leaves as they turn color in the fall, in the snowflakes, the birdsongs, the spring flowers ... . Peace be to you.
    --Mollie

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  41. Oh Ruth, I am so sad for you that your life partner, husband and friend has left this earth, and yet I am happy for Jake that he is no longer suffering. He is where there is no sorrow or sadness or tears or pain, and you will see him there some day. I pray that the Lord will hold you in his arms and give you His peace and comfort.

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  42. Ruth,

    My prayers are with you and your family. I am very sorry for your loss. As I write this I am in awe as I know that Jake see's Jesus.

    Craig

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  43. My prayers are with you & your family at this time. It isn't easy as I know first hand. But with the Grace of God it will get easier.

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  44. Dear Ruth
    I am so sorry for your loss. Betsy wrote about it on her blog. My prayers are with you and your family
    {{hugs}}

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  45. Hello Ruth, I came over to your blog from Betsy's. Just wanted to say that I am very sorry for your loss.

    Blessings,
    Cheryl

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  46. Ruth dear.
    My deepest sympathy for your loss.
    My prayers are with you.

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  47. Ruth,

    Although we have never met through your blog I feel as if you and Jake are old friends. The love for life and the appreciation of God & nature is seen in every photograph and every post. Its not an easy path ahead of you but remember that Jake is waiting for you.

    So sorry for you loss Ruth, may god give you strength to carry on.

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  48. Dear Ruth, I am so sorry that you have had to say good-bye but at the same time grateful for Jake that he is now rejoicing with his Saviour. My thoughts and prayers continue to be with you and your family through the days ahead. ~Jocelyn

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  49. Oh Ruth, I'm so sorry...God bless Jake and God bless you...

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  50. Dear Ruth, I pray for your peace of mind and that you will feel the loving arms of the Lord wrapped around you at this time and that your faith and knowledge knowing Jake is also at peace and in the loving arms of his Lord will help you through this devastating loss. Love, Karen

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  51. I am so so sorry for your loss Ruth, my heart goes out to you. This all happened to fast... Rest in peace Jake xo

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  52. I rejoice that Jake is now with his Lord and Savior and I pray for the hand of God to be placed firmly on your heart and for him to lead you through this valley of death. To us as Christians death is the passage through a door into a life of eternity with our Lord. Praise his Holy Name. As I have been reading your entries on the blog I have been lifted up and blessed by your faith, strength, and abiding love and your absolute confidence in our Lord's plan for your life and Jake's. Thank you for sharing this very difficult time and for blessing me in the process. I will continue to pray for you in the days ahead. May God bless you!

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  53. I know you made the most of your time together before Jake passed away. He is with the Lord, take comfort in knowing that.

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  54. Dear Ruth, From the New Living Translation, John 14:27, it is written,
    "I am leaving you with a gift- peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don't be troubled or afraid."
    My husband, David and I both wish this peace for you and your family during your time of sorrow and loss.
    Sincerely, Ann and David

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  55. Dear Ruth, I am so sorry for your loss. And I pray dear friend, that the Lord will give your family strength.

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  56. I don't even know you other than through the blogging world and yet I am typing this through very misty vision as I read about your loss. I'm so grateful that you have the peace of Jesus Christ to comfort you now and in the times ahead. Bless you and your and Jake's family at this time.

    I hope you will forgive me for being a few day's late on this.

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  57. God bless you...you are in our prayers. Love...

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  58. Ruth, I'm so sorry and I wish that I had seen this sooner. God bless you and your family and may he hold you closely while you grieve. I'm sure that Jake is smiling down at you from heaven and that he is happy to be home with the LORD. We all love you and wish we could be there for you.

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  59. Ruth, Steve: We are sorry to hear of your loss. May you find comfort in the wonderful memories you have and in God's loving embrace. May God give you courage and grace for the days ahead! Prayers & Blessings, Jerry & Ruth L

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Ruth