Smiling down on us

Sometimes life comes at you so hard and so fast it literally takes your breath away and leaves you reeling. Last week was one of those weeks. On Tuesday my dear Company Girl and her husband lost their 9 yr old son unexpectedly.  Over his short life Jacob had endured more than any child should and yet he did it with the most genuine love of life that I’ve ever seen.  He always had a huge smile on his face and left you a better person for having known him.  I feel so privileged and grateful to have been part of his amazing life from day one.  He called me Auntie Laura and was like a sibling to my children.   We will miss him so much but we take comfort knowing that he is up there in Heaven, sitting with Jesus, and smiling that big beautiful smile down on us always.

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43 Responses to Smiling down on us

  1. 1
    Dina says

    I am so sorry :(

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    steph says

    I’m so sorry for your family and your friend’s family. :-(

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    ter says

    *tears* I’m so sad to hear this. As a bereaved mother myself, I extend my sympathies and understanding.

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    leighann Marquiss says

    I cannot imagine what you and your friend are going through. My son also faces medical challenges and my heart goes out to this family today.

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    Janmary, N Ireland says

    Hugs and prayers for your friends but also for you and your family too.

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    amy says

    I am so sorry. Prayers and hugs..sounds so insufficient…but sending them anyway. Amy

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    Crista says

    I am so sorry. Sending prayers for your family and your friend’s family…

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    Annie says

    Laura I’m crying while I’m reading this…my heart breaks for you all!!

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    Jeanne says

    Laura, I am truely sorry for the loss you and your friend are going thru. Loss is always hard but to me it is much much worse when it is such a young life. You and your friend are in my prayers…

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    darnold23 says

    I am so sorry for the loss of this precious child. I cannot begin to imagine, nor do I ever hope to do so, the pain they must be feeling. The thoughts of the love he shared with him on his brief tenure on Earth will hopefully sustain them through this temporal time until they meet up with him again. Words are so shallow in the depth of their loss. My sympathies to all of you.

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    Martha says

    How heartbreaking! As a mother I can’t even begin to imagine. All my love, hugs, thoughts and prayers to your friend, the family and to you too. I am so sorry.

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    Joyce says

    Sorry to hear that. Prayers for comfort for your friends.

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    Shannon says

    So very sad! My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family!

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    Cindy says

    I’m so sorry for your family’s and your friend’s family’s loss. I’m glad that you take comfort in knowing that he is with Jesus though as I believe that’s where he is too.

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    PlanningQueen says

    So terribly sad to hear of a life ending so young. My prayers for you and the family.

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    purple moose says

    So sorry he’s gone! I’m praying for you and his family right now.

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    Robin says

    I’m so sorry for your loss. My manager lost her 10 year old nephew unexpectedly this past April…the most painful loss is the loss of a child. My heart goes out to you and Jacob’s family.

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    SimplySara says

    I can not imagine the pain… my heart truly goes out to you all of you.
    I am so sorry.

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    mary b says

    Oh how sad. My thoughts are with you and your friend’s family at this most difficult time.

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    Lundie says

    I’m sorry. :(

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    LuAnn says

    So sorry to hear about Jacob. Please add my prayers to those already received. Bless you for being such a good friend to the mom and dad.

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    Rae says

    I am os sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your friend’s family.

  23. 25
    Tammy says

    I can’t even imagine the what ya’ll are going through! God bless you and keep you!

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    Allison says

    My heart goes out to your Friend’s family, and you of course. God bless.

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    Sandy Watts says

    I’m also a bereaved parent, so I do know your friends pain. I don’t know if they have Bereaved Parents or Compassionate Friends Groups where your friend lives, but if she can find one, it will help so much!! It took me almost a year to find one, that’s too long! Prayers are with her and you and everyone that Jacob touched in his young life.

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    Laura says

    Thank you everyone, your comments mean so much to me. Just reading them brings me a sense of calm in this difficult time. I appreciate it.

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    Donna says

    I am so sorry for your loss. I can not even imagine what your friends are going through right now.

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    Stephanie says

    I am very sorry to read that this has happened. You, your friends and their son have been prayed for by me!

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    Jenny says

    My deepest sympathies to you, your family, and most of all, your friends.

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    Becky says

    Sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers and his family as well. It’s especially sad when a child dies. May God comfort you in this time of grief and may you feel his ever loving arms enfold you.

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    Stacy says

    I’m so sorry to hear of your friends loss and for your family as well. You are all in my prayers.

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    Alexiajoy says

    Oh my, that does just take your breath away.

    I am glad that the family, in this very difficult time is taking comfort in the knowledge that their wonderful little boy is so happy and healthy with the Lord in Heaven.

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    Kerree says

    I am so sorry for your loss. The loss of a child is something that I wish nobody ever had to experience

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    sandy says

    I don’t know what to say. My heart is aching for your loss …
    love and hugs, Laura, and to the family.

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    Briana says

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I can’t imagine.

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    Rlfie says

    So sorry. The pain must be nearly unbearable for them. I can’t imagine, although I’ve been with friends in this situation. I know Jesus is with him and you are right…Jacob and Jesus are smiling down on all of us right now. Still the pain is great. There is a great song, written and sung by artist Hilary Weeks called, “Just Let Me Cry.” She wrote it for a friend who lost her 8-year-old daughter. It is a wonderful song that brings comfort along with the tears if you can find it on the internet somewhere.

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    Amber @ Classic Housewife says

    Oh, Laura – I’m only just now finding this.
    Blessings and HUGS and so much more. {{{{HUGS}}}}


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