Brenda Ann
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"Thank you Brenda. I will listen and I send you a hug to. It's so good to have someone to talk to who knows and have felt what we are feeling. Sometimes I think other just don't understand. Thank you."
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Brenda Ann commented on Courtney Adams's group Suicide....Hard Knowing They did it By Their Choice
"t is so difficult to find the "right" words. I want to comfort you but don't know what words might be comforting. The one thing I want to do is to send a (((((HUG))))) the second thing I have learned is to talk to someone that cares.…"
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"It is so difficult to find the "right" words. I want to comfort you but don't know what words might be comforting. The one thing I want to do is to send a (((((HUG))))) the second thing I have learned is to talk to someone that cares.…"
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Has your faith been tested or lost with the death of your loved one?

This group was started because many are hurting so bad that their faith has been effected.  This is a place you can vent or even ask questions that brother you. Can the Bible or God help you through your grief?  Who is the cause of death? See More
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"My heart broke when I read your question, "I don't understand why God would take my sweet baby girl." There are two reasons that I say that it broke my heart: 1)my empathy for your pain 2)because God did not take your sweet daughter…"
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Brenda Ann left a comment for Kevin Bailey
"2 Thessalonians 2:16 & 17 - "May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and gave everlasting comfort and good hope by means of undeserved kindness, comfort your heart" I have found that my friends who have lost…"
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"Thank you so much Brenda, I appreciate your adding me and sharing your story. That’s beautiful that you sang for your dad, I wish I could have done that for mine but when the hospice nurse called and said he was ‘actively dying’…"
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Brenda Ann left a comment for Susan Swing
"So sorry to welcome you to www.onlinegriefsupport.com. I lost my dad 9 months ago to COPD/emphysema. Watching him go was a terrible experience! I tried to comfort him and spent about 20 of his last hours singing to him and playing music he loved.…"
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Brenda Ann commented on Brenda Ann's group Has your faith been tested or lost with the death of your loved one?
"Dear Angela, Your words are so true, that you can see why a persons faith can be tested with the loss of a loved one. A great number of people have been taught that God takes our loved ones. But God loves humans so much that he would never do that.…"
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Angela commented on Brenda Ann's group Has your faith been tested or lost with the death of your loved one?
"I understand how someone could struggle with their faith when someone you love has died. I don't personally struggle with it myself because I trust God and know that his thoughts are higher than my thoughts and he always wants what is best for…"
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Elynn m commented on Brenda Ann's group Has your faith been tested or lost with the death of your loved one?
"Quoting Scripture is really encouraging my faith, and helps with the grief.  Thank you for posting!"
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About Me:
I am disabled, 66 years old, wife, mother of 3 and grandmother(maw maw)to 8 with our first great granddaughter coming January 2018. Being disabled and unable to walk, the only way I can give comfort is on line. My family was helped and we want to "pay it forward" by helping others with their grief.
About my Loss:
My family lost my father in law to a fall and brain bleed in July of 2010. The grief we have experienced has made us aware the need for comfort.

My brother in law, Roger age 63 passed away Sept 5th 2012 due to a very short but horrifically painful pancreatic cancer.

Tragically Saturday July 5th we lost two of our closest friends. Jill broke her leg, only to find out that her body was riddled with cancer. She passed away 10 days latter. Then we recieved a message on Facebook that another friend had had a massive heart attack and died the same day as Jill. Her name is JoAnn.

(Ecclesiastes 7:1) "A good name is better than good oil, and the day of death is better than the day of birth." For the first time, I think I understand this scripture, and I feel it is so important to tell everyone who JoAnn was and what she meant to us. So few people truly "get" what being a true friend really is. . . but JoAnn . . . so much more than just a friend. She was the definition of empathy - the ability to understand and share the feelings of another. She thought ahead to consider what her friends would need and then made it happen. The sound of her voice was so soothing that as soon as you heard hello you felt comfortable and at home. No matter how long between visits, the friendship and love was instant. JoAnn's love of God drew us to her but who she was inside is why we feel she was the personification of Proverbs 17: 17 - "A true friend shows love at all times, And is a brother who is born for times of distress," a true gift from Jehovah.

November 1, 2016 My husband's mother passed away in her sleep. Esther "mom" was an excellent baker and cook. She canned the vegetables and fruits they grew in their garden and made jellies, wines and baked pies with their produce. Esther was an accomplished seamstresses making all of her very stylish clothes and many of her children's clothes. She crocheted afghans and made beautiful quilts and was the bookkeeper for the Family Plumbing business.

She studied the Bible and loved telling people of the wonderful promises God has recorded in the Bible and why those promises are as sure to be fulfilled as if they were already a reality. [Why Study the Bible?

It has taken me 9 months to add thiss to my ppprofile: So sorry to welcome you to www.onlinegriefsupport.com. I lost my dad 9 months ago to C.O.P.D./emphysema/lung cancer all from smoking. Watching him go was a terrible experience! I tried to comfort him and spent about 20 of his last hours singing to him and playing music he loved. They told me he could hear me and encouraged me to keep singing and playing music. I guess it did comfort us both...
video link = https://www.jw.org/en/publications/videos/#en/mediaitems/AllVideos/...
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Another Nightmare

Friends of ours set out on a three month missionary trip to Costa Rica leaving February 7th 2013. Received a call late February 10th that Tom had passed away that day of a heart attack. His wife, Linda, will be home with him soon. Two of his children flew to Costa Rica to be with their mother.

There are no words to express my sadness. It is Normal to Feel This Way because God did not create man to die or get sick. Thankfully we are comforted by the hope Jesus mentions at (John 5:28,…

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Posted on February 12, 2013 at 4:30pm

Sometimes the best way of helping ourselves is to help others. . .

There is just so much grief - caused by many events in our lives - unfortunately death may well be the worst but many other happenings rank right up there. This is 15 yr old Brandon Parra. He is not my blood grandson but he calls me grandma and it sure feels like he is mine. He has been in the hospital off…

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Posted on February 11, 2013 at 11:55am — 1 Comment

My brother in law

Sad to report that pancreatic cancer claimed my brother in law's life early this morning.  Over the last 2 years he has cared for my mother in law.  She has Alzheimer and is 90 years old. Roger, my brother in law worked with mom to get her muscles toned and made sure she drank enough etc so that today she is in far better condition than 2 years ago when my father in law passed away.  They were in assisted living - which now I feel was no assistance at all.  Roger was a wonderful son and a…

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Posted on September 5, 2012 at 1:11pm — 3 Comments

Closing Chapters

It is so difficult to see another piece of history end. Waves of the past keep flowing over me. Memories. . . such good times. . . our friend Jackie will be missed as is her sister Paula each and every day.  Thank you, Jackie for remembering everything about me and all your smiles and hugs and always putting Jehovah first. It will be wonderful seeing you and Paula and making new forever memories together.

Posted on January 17, 2012 at 1:13am

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At 11:21pm on December 6, 2017, Cynthia K Jones said…

Thank you Brenda. I will listen and I send you a hug to. It's so good to have someone to talk to who knows and have felt what we are feeling. Sometimes I think other just don't understand. Thank you.

At 11:40am on October 31, 2017, Susan Swing said…
Thank you so much Brenda, I appreciate your adding me and sharing your story. That’s beautiful that you sang for your dad, I wish I could have done that for mine but when the hospice nurse called and said he was ‘actively dying’ the day after Fathers Day I was shocked and when I got there he was being kept comfortable so he wasn’t awake to talk but I was told he could hear so I talked. My dad loved bluegrass and playing guitar, someone played my dads guitar and sang Keeper of the Door by The Kings Countrymen at the service. It was so emotional and touching that I could imagine see my dad smiling.
Thanks you so much for the positive things to read and your thoughtful words.
At 10:11pm on April 27, 2016, Janet Shores Hoogendyk said…

 Hello. Nice to meet you and thank you for the kind request.

At 11:10pm on January 29, 2016, Felicia said…

 Thanks for being my friend, Brenda Ann. Its nice to have a "sister in the faith" to talk to.  I see your from my home state. I am originally from El Paso, Tx.  Hope you and your family are well!  Agape...

At 6:30pm on February 13, 2015, JLL said…

I just wanted to say thank you from the bottom of my heart and apologize for not doing so earlier for the kindness you showed me in your comment to me last year. Thank You Sooo Very Much for taking your time to write what you did and share what you did with me and for me..it means A LOT! Warmest Regards~J

At 11:13am on January 12, 2015, Karen W. said…

thank you Brenda, I can really relate to the Shakespeare quote, it feels like I will bust open from grief if I don't talk about it.

At 5:15pm on December 25, 2014, Jesse's Mom said…

Brenda, thank you for posting some verses from Job, you had left a comment that included Job chapter 10. Just totally described where I am at today after two child losses.

At 4:46pm on November 17, 2014, Julie Prakoon said…

Hi Brenda

Thank you for you kind and comforting words

Im trying my hardest to move on with my daily routine, but sometime it not easy.  Have a good week

 

At 2:19pm on November 17, 2014, Milica said…

Dear Brenda Ann,

Thank you very much for your kind words. I am not a very haring person o I find it quite hard to talk about my emotions. I am going through a very hard time right now so any kind of help and support is more than welcome. I am sure that I will be able to find it here.

I will look through brochures you suggested. Thank you again for your kind words.

Milica

At 9:19pm on November 16, 2014, sandra said…

Brenda,

Thank you for your very kind and thoughtful words. The link to the article is almost like deja vu. A few days or maybe a week after my husband passed, two young men who were Jehovah Witnesses knocked on the front door. I opened the door but immediately told them I wasn't interested. Not wanting to come across as impolite, I accepted their magazine/booklet. The cover article was "When Someone You Love Dies". I thought it was strange and timely. Here you are sending me a link to the same article! 

 
 
 

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