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Loss of Son.


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It is with a heavy heart that I write this post. My friend, Delene, loss her son last night in a motorcycle accident. Chris was her only child.

All we can do is offer our condolences and prayers for her and her hubby, Tom, to have the strength to get through this unimaginable difficult time.

Hugs, Barbara (Lu)

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I'm so sorry!!! This has to be the most difficult loss to go through. I pray for God's peace, comfort, & strength to weather this storm.

Isaiah 41:10

" Don't be afraid, for I am with you. Don't be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand." (NLT)


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Dear Delene, I am so very sorry to hear about Chris. May the Lord bless him and may He give you and Tom the strength to endure your loss.

As always, GALS has your back and you always have our support.

Tight hugs to comfort you,


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Delene - I am so very sorry for you and Tom for the loss of your son. I pray the Lord will bless you with comfort, peace, and strength to get through this terribly painful time. My heart goes out to you.



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“Friends are pillars on your porch. Sometimes they hold you up, sometimes they
lean on you, and sometimes it’s just enough to know that they are standing by.”
Elizabeth Foley

My dear friend, Delene. I was so saddened to hear about your loss of your loving son, Chris. Words mean little right now, I'm sure, but may I add my name to the list of your friends here who send condolences to both you and Tom. I pray that the Lord will give you the strength to get through the next days and that eventually the Lord will give you the knowledge that you will see Chris again.

My Deepest Sympathy,


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I want to thank you all so much for your kind words. It means so much to me right now as we struggle through this process. Hug your children every day and tell them how much you adore them! The void in your heart and soul is so immeasurable when something like this happens, when someone you love is taken from your life so abruptly that it leaves you in such a state of shock and disbelief and guilt and pain, all the emotions you can think of that it's overwhelming and you're trying to deal with them all at the same time! And living next door to him makes it so difficult because every time I pass the kitchen window or walk outside, there sits his house over there, his truck parked out front, everything the way he left it like it's waiting for him to come home! His dogs always come over when he's away and they've been here now for a while looking up at me with bewilderment.

How do you recover from something like this? I've been told it gets better. He was my heart and soul, the light of my life! I still see his big bright blue eyes shining down at me with his big smile and his ability to make me laugh even when I was a grump! How will I cope without that?

I used to thank God I had him and that I was so blessed to have a son like him especially as I got older. It was a great relief and comfort to me! I used to say that no matter what happened in my life, I'd cope, but if I lost him, my life was over! I breathe, my heart is beating but my life has stopped!

Chris wanted everyone around him to be happy and was always the one who was so light hearted but sometimes seemed his own heart was heavy. He could make your problems seem so petty. I wish I could have uplifted him as much as he did me! There are no words to say how much I'll miss him! I wish you all would have known him! There would have been no doubt that I was one of the luckiest Moms in the world!

When I asked him a few weeks ago what he wanted for his upcoming birthday, he smiled and said "Gerry's cologne, of course!" He'd seen the commercial! His birthday is November 25. This will be one of the hardest days of my life to endure, second only to November 9, 2014.


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I will not say I know how you feel. I can't even imagine....

I do however know exactly how it feels to lose someone you love to a motorcycle accident. My best friend/soulmate was killed in a motorcycle wreck.

I will pray for comfort for you and your husband Tom, and for all the lives your Chris touched.

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. 2Cor 1:3-4

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Oh Delene, my heart is breaking for you right now. There are no words ...... please just know that I am praying for you and Tom and that we here at GALS love you and will do anything we can to help you through what has got to be the hardest thing a parent ever has to face.

Dear Lord, You have promised that You are near to the broken-hearted. Please Lord, let Delene and Tom feel Your loving presence with them now and in the days, weeks, month and years ahead. May they find comfort as they remember the happy memories they shared with Chris and may they find comfort and hope as they look to the future, knowing that he is now in his eternal home and that they will one day be reunited with him. May they sense Your arms of love holding them. I ask this in Your Name Jesus. Amen.



love, hugs and prayers,


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Delene, I'm so very sorry for your loss. To loose a child is the toughest thing for a parent to go through.

My thoughts and prayers are with you, your husband and entire family during this tragic time.

Know we are thinking of you and holding you up.

Love and hugs,


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  • 2 weeks later...

Dear Delene,

I just wanted to post to let you know that you are in my heart today and I have lifted up a prayer to the Lord that He will sustain you through this saddest of times. If you need anything or if there is anything that I can do please let me know.



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