Friday, February 11, 2011

So Sad...

Mark's friend Joe passed away at 12:05 this morning...


I am so profoundly sad for his family and friends...


Our son has lost two good friends in the last two months.


He is grieving with his friends in Colorado.


Hopefully, he will come home for a weekend before we go to China. This Momma needs to hug her son...


Here is their last entry on his caring bridge site-



Dearest Family and Friends:
Our beautiful Joe’s tender heart and gentle breath stopped at 12:05 this morning, bringing a peaceful end to his young, active life. He was surrounded by love and suffered no pain.
We have run out of words to express our appreciation for the love and support the broader Team Joe community has given us over the last few weeks. How could we have weathered this storm without you?
Our deep sadness has been lightened by the blessing of so many of you who have held our Joe so close to your hearts. We are forever grateful to those who have shared stories of Joe with us.
With Love,
Madeleine, David, Hannah, and Patrick

9 comments:

Susan A said...

I am so sorry for your son's loss, and for the family's loss too.

Adeye said...

Oh my....I cannot imagine, friend. So terribly painful. Praying for his family and friends.

Sally-Girl! said...

As a mother of boys his age and a son with the same name, so painful to read!!!

Oh dear Jesus, we bring this family to the feet of your cross. Please provide them with the healing that only you can provide!!! Please protect Mark's heart and allow him to use this tragedy to lean deeper on you!!!!

Sarah said...

so very sorry...

I'll be praying for this family.

Sophie said...

Oh my, how sad for this family. I will pray for them. Your son must be crushed, it's alot of sadness at such a young age, I'll be praying for him too.

Shonni said...

This is so sad, and I am so sorry for his family! I will be praying for them!

Karin said...

That is just so heartbreaking. :( I am so sorry for them and for you son who has lost two friends so close together. Praying right now.

Janet and Kevin said...

Jean,

I am so sorry. How very sad for Joe's family and friends and for your family, too. Praying here.

janet and gang

Holly said...

There just aren't words when you hear something like that. Praying for the grieving family, and for your son who must be so heartbroken.