Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Thanks, everyone

It's been a difficult time, to say the least, these last few days... but I'm surrounded by family and friends and so many unexpected kindnesses. I can't even wrap my mind around how much I miss Mr Z and I don't think it's even hit me yet. I wish you could have known him.

I'll be publishing something he wrote very soon....you'll know him better then, I think.

Thank you for all you've written in the post below; I'll be keeping them...some of my non-blogging family have read your comments and have told me they're knocked out at the kind and sensitive, encouraging comments........I am, too, Z

33 comments:

The Merry Widow said...

We love you, and we care.

tmw

FairestWitness said...

I'm praying for you and your family, Z. I wish we could relieve you of the pain you're in. I hope it helps to know you're cared for, so very much.

Pat

Greywolfe said...

I may be one of your newest blogging friends, but I'm heartfelt when I say, we love and appreciate you.

Prayers for continued strength are still coming

Beth said...

I do hope our heartfelt thoughts and prayers give you strength during this difficult time.

Opus #6 said...

Z, I was off line most of yesterday. I am SO sorry to hear this. What a shock. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.

Linda said...

It has been such a short time, but I feel like I know you. I wish I could help with your pain.

Every time I read another comment, I think of you.

God bless you, Z!

DD2 aka Debonair Dude said...

Just stay well and remember that we ALL Love you and support you.
So please keep in touch.

Elmers Brother said...

it's like TMW says, 'we're family'.

Love to you.

FrogBurger said...

I think about you and Mr. Z every night before going to sleep. I guess our meeting did something to me, and I can't believe this happened.

The NBA season is going to start and I know how much he loved basketball and the Lakers.

It also reminded me all the bickering I've done on this blog is pointless when things like this happen. I'll try to put my energy to better use.

Let me know if you need anything and I hope I can see you soon.

Jan said...

Dearest Z...you have been on my mind, and in my prayers, and it will continue to be so.

It shouldn't come as such a surprise that so many love you, and respect all that you and Mr. Z represent...most of us, here, are kindred spirits, aren't we?

Even if we never meet you, we know you, and what you stand for, and love you.

namaste said...

Dear Z,

You are in my heart and prayers. You are also in my conversations with my husband because I am still so very shocked by this sad news.

I can only imagine how stunned you are and how numb at times you may feel. My daughter almost died as a pedestrian in a car accident 3 years ago. And for weeks I felt like I was walking slowly underwater as the world continued without me.

That's what shock does to us, I think. There are no words to tell you how sorry I am. Please know that you are loved, thought of, and appreciated very much. God bless you my sweet friend. Be well. And please don't forget to eat.

Love,

Maria

cube said...

You have been in my thoughts and in Mr. Cube's as well. He knows you as my Armenian blog buddy and he sends his condolences for your loss. You are in our prayers.

Joe said...

Even for those of us who are deeply faithful Christians and who trust God to carry us through there are sorrows and grievings to bear on this earth.

It is important to allow our griefs to work themselves out in our lives.

It is just as important to know that we are not alone in them; neither removed from God nor from those who love and support us.

We will continue to stand by you and pray for you as you progress through these difficult times.

Jen said...

You've shared your heart with us, hopefully we can share ours with you.

I hope you find moments of peace and rest in each day, Z. Know that your name is on my heart.

defiant_infidel said...

You keep your chin up, Sweet Lady. Through God's grace, His arms, and thus ALL of ours, remain wrapped around you.

We pray for your strength and ability to accept His decisions.

G-Man said...

Hey Z! Stay strong, but do not be stubborn. Let those who care for you take care of you and help you through this tough time. It really is no imposition, otherwise we wouldn't offer. Then again, if you need some peace and quiet and time away from the crowds and demands of people, tell them. Do not be afraid of offending folks. Your true friends have empathy and will understand your feelings, needs and requests.

Gramma 2 Many said...

Thinking of you every day. There are so many who care and are praying. You have all of us to lean on when you think you can't make it through another day. Wish I were close enough to you to hug you and hold you when you need it.
Just feel our arms around you, because they are.

Z said...

I can't thank you all enough....oh, it's so difficult and so many tears, but you all lift me up.
Friends and family have been amazing...
When I can, I'll be posting Mr Z's last writing....it's amazing and I know he'd be happy I'm publishing it......his children arrive from Germany tonight.......Please keep them in your prayers, too.

God bless you all and THANK YOU.xxx

Jungle Mom said...

Love begets love, Z!

Jungle Mom said...

When I read that Mr Z's children are arriving from Germany, it reminded me of when we all went to Germany for my MIL's funeral.
I will pray for them as it is a long, hard trip under the best of circumstances so they will be physically and emotionally drained.

Leticia said...

You and your family are still in prayers, sweetie.

Take things slow. I wish there was truly more that I could do to ease your pain.

Be blessed in this time my friend and may God place a shelter around you and give you the strength that you need.

JINGOIST said...

One day at a time Z. We all love you and we're praying for you.

Morgan

I.H.S. said...

Z, you are surrounded by people who love you both there in your home and here online.

You and Mr. Z are very much loved and we continue to pray the Lord's Peace upon you and your loved ones there.

Blessings.

Sue said...

Still praying for God's peace and comfort for you and your family, Z.

Chuck said...

I can't even imagine what you are going through.

Thinking of you.

sue said...

Z - Even when we have disagreed, you have always been kind to me.

Now in this most difficult time, may you be lifted up by those who have felt your kindness.

Z said...

to my cousin, Madeleine:
Thanks so much for your incredibly kind comment but I can't have our names used here so I had to delete.
I'm so sorry!
I appreciate your coming by, M...

The Merry Widow said...

Another day, Z. And may GOD give you the grace and strength for each step, this day!
GOD bless and MARANATHA!

tmw

gecko said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your very sad loss, and will pray for you and your family's continued strength xx

Susannah said...

My dear, sweet friend. Your loss has moved me so. The comments of so many friends here moves me also. What a kind community of people you have around you...I am deeply grateful that they have come so quickly & openly to your side. It speaks of them of course, but also (& mostly) of you & the love between you & Mr. Z that has been so vivid in your presence on the blogs. Thank you all, dear friends, for being such a faithful community...

Z, Mr. Susannah said yesterday, "It's amazing how you've become so attached & care so much for someone you've never met." It is amazing, but as many have said here, we HAVE met - in spirit. You have been in his prayers too, sweet one.

Btw, I sent you an email on the addresses I have for you. They may not be your most active account(s), so I didn't want you to miss it. Whenever you're ready, it'll be waiting for you.

Anonymous said...

Gruss Gott Mr.Z und bleiben Sie immer im Himmel

Z said...

Debby B..thank you, but I"m not sure who you are and I don't use my name on the blog so I had to delete your thoughtful comment.

Madeleine said...

Z- Sorry about the name thing. I had a brain freeze and let it slip...I recall you asking folks not to use real names. Anyway, still praying for you. Hope it gets a little better each day...