I ask all for prayers today please.
Over a year ago a dear blogging friend Jo shared the painful journey her family was going through as her cousin Terry neared and then reached his time of passing. Jo shared here on the blog and we did exchange many emails at the time and well still do.
I do believe it and have said it so many times, “It is much much harder on the family left behind”. Jo’s so tragic story of her cousin and family just proves that belief to me. Terry was a young man in his 40’s when he was taken and left behind a grieving wife and 4 small children. Occasionally, Jo has updated me on their progress through the grieving process. Even blessing me by sending me a picture of Terry, wife and the kids.
Under my post of yesterday I received this further comment from Jo:
“On a sadder note, I may be a little less on the blog every day. Tomorrow is 12 months since our dear Terry Boy passed away. Today his kids found their mother who had tried to commit suicide. This is so terribly tragic. The kids are so traumatised. The two eldest have been struggling so hard over the last 12 months. Little Britty who is 8 now, just won’t talk to anyone. And Mitchey who is 9 tries to be the man of the house, but he has just crumbled. Anyway Jen has been readmitted into hospital, and the kids are going to be put in foster homes, so I am on the band wagon to get them down here to live with me. Thankfully I have a very patient and understanding husband, who wants no less for the kids. Unfortunately though, because I am a cousin, and Terry has passed, I don’t get much of a say, and foster home comes first before me, which I think is disgraceful. Jenny has to give permission for them to come, and I’m not quite sure where she is at in her head at the moment. Mum is heading up there tomorrow as that is the only person Jen said she will speak to. Please keep your fingers crossed for me, that we can bring these littlies here, to give them some love that they so desperately need. Thankfully the two little ones don’t quite understand what is going on, but apparently they are acting out very naughty, but geez, I think I can deal with that. Just asking for some prayers to be sent over for these gorgeous little souls that so desperately need them.”
Jo’s message says it all. Jo and the family live on virtually the other side of the world so there is really nothing I can do but ask for prayers for all and from all. PLEASE!!!!!!