Let the past sleep, but let it sleep in the sweet embrace of Christ, and let us go on into the invincible future with Him. (Oswalt Chambers)

Monday, August 01, 2011

Bob Byrne

October 2, 1943 to July 31, 2011

Yesterday my husband of 36 years went Home to be with the Lord.

92 comments:

CozyStitches said...

Hugs to you.

momsue84 said...

My sincerest condolences on the loss of your hubby. May the Lord hold you in his hands as we hold you in our hearts.

Judith said...

With deepest sympathy and all kind thoughts for you and your family.

Chris said...

Deepest condolences to you and your family....

Anonymous said...

A rose once grew
where all could see,
sheltered beside
a garden wall,
And as the days passed
swiftly by,
it spread its branches, straight and tall…

One day, a beam of light
shone through
a crevice that had
opened wide ~
The rose bent gently
toward its warmth
then passed beyond
to the other side

Now, you who deeply
feel its loss,
be comforted ~ the rose blooms there ~
its beauty even greater now,
nurtured by
God’s own loving care.


How sorry I am to hear of the loss of your husband. I know you have a wonderful treasury of memories that will bring you comfort.

Kellie

Nautical Knitter said...

I am so sorry for your loss.

Qutecowgirl said...

I am so sorry. I wish there was something to say. I never know what to say.

Hugs

Anonymous said...

From one of your long time readers, I am so sorry to hear this news. God Bless.

Judi M.

Rita said...

" So grieve for me for awhile, if grieve you must, then let your grief be comforted with trust. It's only for awwile that we must part, so bless the memories within your heart, and then when you must come this way alone, I'll greet you with a smile and a " Welcome Home".

I am sorry for your loss,Marguerite

kristieinbc said...

I am so sorry. My condolences to you and your family.

janet said...

I am so sorry for your loss, my prayers are with you.

"He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”-Revelation 21:4

Kerry said...

I am so terribly sorry to hear this sad news. Please know that my love and prayers are with you and your family.

Jan D. said...

Marguerite, I am so sorry.

~From a fellow birder up in Grand Rapids.

Linda in Chicagoland said...

My prayers and condolences to you and your family.

Marcia said...

So sorry for your loss.

Alwen said...

Oh, Marguerite, I'm so sorry.

Kathleen C. said...

I am so, so very sorry for your loss. I hope the memories of those wonderful 36 years will help ease your pain. Many hugs.

Lynn said...

Oh Marguerite! (((((hugs)))). I'm SO sorry to hear this.

midj said...

I am so sorry for your loss.

Jenipurr said...

I am so sorry for your loss.

Cindy W. said...

My condolences for you and your family.

Judy said...

Oh, no! I am soooo very sorry.

MarieR said...

My deepest sympathy, Marguerite. I'm so very sorry. What a lovely, kind face he had. Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
My thoughts and prayers will be with you both.

maureenC said...

I am sorry for your loss.

NWMiCheryl said...

My deepest sympathy to you and your family.

shortoldlady said...

May all your loving memories help get you through this loss.

Nancy said...

Sincere condolences and hugs...my husband left this plane June 8th. Take time for you and the doggies as they miss him so much and will protect you.

Janice in GA said...

Oh honey, I am so, so sorry. My heart goes out to you.

Best wishes to you and to all you love, with much love from me.

((((hugs))))

AW said...

I am so sorry to hear of your loss, you are in my thoughts and prayers.

AW

Kathy... said...

I am so sorry. Words do not begin to express.....

You are in my prayers.....

Jean said...

My sincere condolences to you and the rest of your family. I feel like I know you all from your wonderful blog posts.

Artseycrafts said...

Oh Marguerite, I am so sorry! Your loss is so great but I know you are a survivor. I knew he had been ill for quite awhile but not this ill! I am glad you have your family close by.

I will keep you in my prayers.

Kate/Massachusetts said...

I am so sorry for your loss. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Karen said...

I will be praying for you.

Connie said...

I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you.

Betty said...

Very sorry to read this, Marguerite.

Linda said...

I am so sorry to learn of your DH's passing. My sincere condolences to you and your family.

Vickie said...

I am so sorry for your loss Marguerite.

rsgtarte said...

Our sympathy for your loss.

BeadKnitter said...

I am so sorry to hear of this. My condolences to you and your family. Let me know if there's anything I can do.

Love,
Linda Jo

Anonymous said...

My condolences. I have been enjoying your blog for a few years. Wish I was able to give you a big hug.

Kathy said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. You will be in my thoughts.

Leslie said...

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Know that we are all thinking of you.

Susan said...

I am so very sorry, Marguerite. You're in my thoughts and prayers.

JoLynn said...

sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you!

Suzann said...

I am so sorry for your loss Marguerite. My prayers go out to you and your wonderful family. Peace.

SNOWBIRD said...

I am so sorry for your loss. May God give you and your family peace beyond measure.

Engranon said...

Oh, Marguerite, I am so sorry! I hope that the years full of happy memories will help you through this time.

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry to hear of your loss.

blessings to you and your family. Remember to breathe, and to take the time you need.

Helena Dias said...

I'm so sorry about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Beverly (db81971) said...

So sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you.

Nancy G. said...

Oh, Marguerite, I am so very sorry for your loss. I have been reading your blog for several years now, and I feel like I really know you somehow. You will be in my thoughts and prayers, and I know your faith and your family will help you through this time. May you always cherish the many years of memories. I hope your knitting will be a comfort to you.

Colette said...

Marguerite, I am so sorry to hear of your husband's passing. I've read your blog for several years and have enjoyed the stories of your life with Bob.
Wrap yourself in the sweet memories you have and trust in the Lord's promise that you will be joined with him again.
I lost my Dad very suddenly in March. I know the deep sorrow of losing someone so loved.

Linda in Alameda, CA said...

Marguerite - I am so sorry to hear of your husband's passing. I, too, lost a husband. Take all the time you need, but please don't end the blog. I love hearing about you, your dogs, the birds, etc. and consider you a friend. Hugs.

Nancy G said...

Oh, Marguerite, I am so very sorry for your loss. Please know that my prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

Anonymous said...

My sincere sympathy.

Kathy said...

My deepest sympathy to you and your family.

Robbyn said...

Marguerite -

I have been following your blog for years now and I can't tell you how much I've enjoyed your stories, your knitting and your birds and dogs. You have been something I looked forward to every morning.

I'm terribly sorry to hear the news about your husband. God bless and keep you.

Robbyn

Susanne said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Dee said...

My sincerest condolences to you and your family

Anonymous said...

I am so, so sorry. Love and prayers for you and your family...

Debbie in Washington State

Allison said...

"He was my North, my South, my East and West,
My working week and my Sunday rest
My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song;"

My heart aches for you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss.

marguerite louise said...

To all of you: Thank you for your kind and comforting words. Marguerite's Mom.

Anonymous said...

Sincerest condolences. Prayers for you and your family...Chris SE MI

Melissa said...

I'm always so bad with words at a time like this, but I want you to know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May you feel the peace and love of your Heavenly Father through this time of pain.

Anonymous said...

i'm a longtime reader and i've so enjoyed your sharing of life stories with us- my prayers and thoughts go to you and your family over this loss-

barb in texas

Sheri said...

Just a hug!

Julia in KW said...

So very sorry to hear this sad news! My thoughts are with you and yur family.

Linda Swift said...

Please accept my deepest sympathy.

marianne said...

"I am standing on the sea shore,
A ship sails in the morning breeze and starts for the ocean.
She is an object of beauty and I stand watching her
Till at last she fades on the horizon and someone at my side says:
"She is gone."
...
Gone! Where?
Gone from my sight - that is all.
She is just as large in the masts, hull and spars as she was when I saw her
And just as able to bear her load of living freight to its destination.
The diminished size and total loss of sight is in me,
not in her.

And just at the moment when someone at my side says,
"She is gone",
There are others who are watching her coming, and other voices take up a glad shout:
"There she comes"
- and that is dying. An horizon and just the limit of our sight.
Lift us up, Oh Great Spirit, that we may see further."

Dear margaurite,

I have read your blog for years and was so disappointed when we missed our chance to lunch together when I was in Michigan. I send you so much love, and feel so very close to you as a blogland friend. I light and candle and whisper a prayer for your Beloved's heavenly homecoming. Hugs, Marianne

Lion's Paw said...

You're in my thoughts and prayers.

Sonya said...

Marguerite, I'm so sorry for the loss of your husband. My prayers are with you and your family.

Ruth in So. MD said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Hugs from So. MD

Ruth

Brenda Chilcott said...

I am so sorry :( Hugs to you!

Anonymous said...

My sincere sympathy.

knittergal said...

So sorry for your loss and sincerest condolences to you and your family.

Elaine said...

Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the loss of your beloved husband. I hope you and all of your family can take comfort in knowing that so many of us are holding you in our thoughts and prayers.

Gayle said...

So sorry for your loss. He is Home now and there is no pain or suffering there. My thoughts are with you and your family as you go through the grieving process.

Marie said...

My deepest sympathy, dear Marguerite...my heart goes out to you on your loss. Sending thoughts and prayers.

DianneKing said...

I'm so sorry, Marguerite. Deepest condolences to you and your family. And hugs to you.

Jan said...

My prayers are for you and all yours at this time , Marguerite. Underneath are the everlasting arms.

Tina said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Know that you have friends thinking of you every minute of every day.

Sandy said...

I'm very sorry for your loss. Have faith that it will get easier and keep all of your memories close. Thinking of you and your family.

Diane said...

This breaks my heart. Please know that you are lifted up in prayer.

Linda said...

Dear Marguerite,

I just found your blog by following a link to a sock pattern and the firs thing I see is this post that brought tears to my eyes. I don't yet know you, but feel bound to you by a common humanity and deepest sympathies for you and your family.

I'm glad that you have the memories of 36 years of married life with Bob to cherish. May the moments of laughter and tenderness that you shared comfort you in this time of profound sorrow.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. I know some of what you must be feeling. My love to you. DeeKnitter fm KS

thistledown musings said...

Marguerite, I am so sorry that you have lost your husband. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Kathy

Megan O. said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. Hugs.

Walden said...

I'm so sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

runswithneedles said...

Marguerite, I am so very sorry.

I don't comment often, but I've been reading your blog for years.

Take care of yourself.

Jean said...

Oh dear, my heart goes out to you, having lost family members myself I know how hard this is, but with the passage of time the pain dulls and I have joy in my life again and you will too. You have this appreciation for life, you tender blog shows this. It is a part of you. Take care of yourself. Love Jean

Accidental Poet said...

Oh I am so sorry to hear this. These necessary passages are so so hard.
you will be in my prayers.

Sincerely,
Susan