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Monday, August 13, 2012

Life is fragile

This past week I was reminded, once again how fragile life is.  On Saturday 5 August a friend that I have known most of my married life, got married.  His wedding was arranged and held at the mission.
Willie and his son (best man)
DH walked the bride down the aisle.
He couldn't take his eyes off her.
The beginning of happily ever after...or so we thought.

On Thursday morning, four days after the wedding we woke to the news that Willie had passed away during the night.

Tomorrow will the the funeral celebrating his life and my heart goes out to his wife and son.

36 comments:

  1. this is a very sad love story lynette. life is fragile...

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  2. U got to be kidding......no! My heart feels for all who loved him!

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  3. Ek het skoon hoendervleis! Die arme familie. Ons gebede kom na almal wat hierdeur aangeraak is.

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  4. Wow, this is incredibly sad.

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  5. Wow, this is incredibly sad.

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  6. Oh my goodness, how awful. I can't imagine what his bride must be going through. Prayers and hugs. Xx

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  7. Oh my goodness, how awful. I can't imagine what his bride must be going through. Prayers and hugs. Xx

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  8. Oh my goodness, how awful. I can't imagine what his bride must be going through. Prayers and hugs. Xx

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  9. I echo Tania's thoughts here. Life is indeed fragile.
    Hugs
    Desire

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  10. I'm so sorry to hear this sad story. My condolences.

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  11. Oh no Lynette...that is so so sad. How amazing that they got to have this special day...

    xxxx

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  12. Oh my goodness - I can't believe it!! I am so sorry for your loss Lynette, my heart goes out to you, your family and the family of your late friend..wow, life definitely is fragile

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  13. Oh Lynette, I am so sorry! How awfully, awfully sad. Life is indeed so incredibly fragile.

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  14. Tragic! I am so sorry for your loss, and for the brides loss. You are so right life is so fragile.

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  15. I'm so sorry for your loss, Lynette! So very sorry

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  16. So so very sad...I will pray for all of those affected by your dear friends death.Life can be so unfair sometimes, and we do not know the reason for ones untimely death. But God has his reasons, and we will not know them until we are joined once again by our loved ones.Life can be taken away in the blink of an eye. Meantime, all we can do is pray. Sorry for your loss.

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  17. Oh that is so sad.... I will pray for his family....

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  18. Oh no! How tragic and very sad Lynette! My heart goes out to you and his family and lovely bride. xx

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  19. So sorry to hear this sad news....sending prayers to his wife, son, and your family! Yes, life is fragile!

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  20. What a dreadful shock!
    I'm so sorry Lynette -

    Although the loss will be tempered by the knowledge that he was so happy for the last few days of his life on earth, and that he is now with our Lord, bereavement is devastating.

    May you all sense the nearness and comfort of the Lord.
    Lots of love
    XX

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  21. Reading this, just made me feel so sad. Life is indeed fragile, all the more reason for loving and living as best we can, as we never know when our time will be.

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  22. That has to be one of the most heartbreaking stories I've ever heard. I am so sorry for the loss of your friend. My heart truly goes out to this beautiful lady.

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  23. I am so sorry for your loss Lynette. This is just so sad. I feel so sad for his new bride. So tragic. So true that life is so fragile. We just never know when it is our time so we have to enjoy each day to the fullest and try not to stress over the small stuff. My thoughts are with you. xo

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  24. Oh Lynette...that is absolutely so tragic! Condolences to you and your family, as well as his poor wife and son! Life is truly precious!

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  25. This makes me so sad, Lynette. I am happy that the family shared happiness during his last days, but how hard for his wife and son to have that happiness torn away so abruptly. My heart goes out to you all! Hugs!!

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  26. Awww..... such news. Sorry to hear that.
    Thanks for stopping by though, I hope besides that, all is well with you and family!

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  27. So sad! Condolances to you and his family. x

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  28. Lynette, I'm so sorry to hear about this, your poor friend. How sad for all of you. THe wedding looked amazing and she was beautiful. Wish you were here so I could hug you, hold those sweet grandchildren of yours and soak up all that sweetness. My heart and prayers go out to all of you.

    Thank you for the reminder to enjoy each day and moment for we never know when it will be the last.
    I'm doing well from my procedure, thanks so much for your love and prayers. I'm a lucky girl to have so many friends. HUGS and LOVE!!

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  29. Oh that is sooo sad! :( My condolences!!!

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  30. Oh my dear Lynette, I am so sorry to hear this. You have had such a year of heartache, but also joy. It is so hard to find love in this world, so this is especially sad. Love (and condolences) to you all. God has a purpose, even if we cannot see it. Alison

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  31. Oh my goodness Lynette what a terrible story....How awful to die like that with no warning - at least he got to get married to the love of his life :) So sorry - so sad :((((

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  32. So sorry for your loss. May his soul rest in peace and may the good Lord grant his family and friends the fortitude to bear the loss.

    Sending you lots of hugs

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  33. Ohhhh I am so sorry. Prayers for all! Wow.

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  34. My goodness this is heartbreaking. I have said a prayer.
    e.

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