Friday, April 27, 2012

Thank you for your prayers...

Things are moving along, plans have been made, and the funeral will be tomorrow.

My sister arrived yesterday from North Carolina.  We still don't know when we'll be able to go to New Jersey for the burial.  Reid's core needle biopsy is today down at MD Anderson.  Based on those results he may or may not need surgery tentatively scheduled for next week.  He's trying to see if they can change the tentative surgery date to the following week so we can all go to New Jersey together.

The kids and I worked on Jim's obituary and were pleased with the final result.  You can read it here.  Meanwhile we've been going through old photographs for the funeral.  The early years were all on slides, but yesterday Troy scanned some slides so we'll have those too.  We've had fun looking at the old photos, sharing stories, and having some good times recalling the past.

Thank you for your prayers and support.


  1. Thanks for the update Betty. I know it isn't one of the easiest post for you to do. I do pray that Reid's biopsy goes well today and that it is cancer free. I'm sure you are at the hospital with him. I'm glad that your family is there with you helping you through this difficult time. I pray the Lord continues to help you and your family through everything that is going on right now.

    Love, hugs and prayers,

  2. Betty, I was stunned to learn of Jim's passing. I read your post dated April 24, and I tried to leave a comment at that time, but my daughter's laptop wouldn't let me for some reason! I'm truly sorry to hear of your loss and I hope that you find some peace in the upcoming days.
    I'm concerned about you and wish you strength and peace.
    Your friend,

  3. Betty, he was a handsome strong man and I'm sure his life will live on in the many who loved him!...:)JP

  4. What a sweet looking man he was. I know you are still in shock as I am. I have prayed for Reid today and I hope there is just plain nothing there.
    I will also be thinking of you tomorrow during the funeral. I know it will be a tough day.
    I'm glad you have some family there beside you.

    May the Lord bless and keep you.

  5. Oh Betty, I am so very sorry.

    Sending prayers for all of you!

  6. Dear Betty,

    What a shock it was to read of Jim's passing. My heart goes out to you and to your family. Please know that you have so many friends in this world who are thinking of you at this sad time in your life.

    Warmest thoughts to you, Betty,

    Judie McEwen

  7. I was sorry to hear about your husband's death and want you to know that you and your family will be in my prayers. I clicked over to read his obituary, and you did a wonderful job.

  8. Continued prayers for you and your family.
    I'm so glad you put the obituary so we could read it. You did an excellent job. I didn't know Jim had been a CPA, David was also.
    Praying for Reid .....

  9. Such sudden sadness for you and yours. Know all your blog buddies are praying for and thinking about you....

  10. Oh, Betty, I'm so sorry. I didn't know till just now as I haven't been around much. My thoughts are with you and I so wish I was there to give you a hug. All my love from Sicily. xx

  11. so sorry, Betty!
    sending you wishes for peace-- and prayers.

  12. Jim sounds like a wonderful husband and father and I know you all miss him so much!

    May God rest his soul in paradise.


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