Tuesday, July 11, 2017

MR SWEET HAS WALKED THROUGH THE GATE AND CROSSED THE GREAT DIVIDE.

Thank all of you that have prayed for

bj's (SweetNothings) husband, Bill.

Sometimes we don't get the outcome
we want when we send up prayers.
We pray for a cure and hope against hope
that it will happen on Earth 
so that our family unit can remain unbroken.

However, sometimes that cure
comes in a form 
that we don't want to experience.

We all prayed for a healing for Bill
but that healing did not come--
at least not as we understand healing.

That being said,
I do believe that Bill is healed now.
He is beyond all earthly pain and sorrow
and while his journey has ended here,
the journey for bj and her children
and grandchildren to heal has just begun.

Please lift them up in prayer.
If you are not a pray-er,
please send them well-wishes 
and kind thoughts.


The earth lost a good, gentle soul.
RIP, Mr.Sweet.
To the heavens and beyond!!
your photo name

54 comments:

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

OHHHHHH I hate to hear this, I will be praying, so sorry for BJ's loss.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

So sad. Praying.

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

To be out of pain is a blessing, but there is such pain for the family. My sincere condolences to all..

Lisa said...

This is really making me sad. Its hard to understand how God works. But how blessed are they that have peace knowing where loved ones have gone to wait. Much love and prayers to this sweet family.
Lisa

Nonnie said...

Diana, I believe that, too. He is healed completely now. Unfortunately, BJ and her family will be feeling the pain of that loss for a very long time. I am so sorry and pray the Lord's hand upon them as they grieve for their beloved and find comfort in each other and the knowledge that he is safely home.

Kay G. said...

I can look at this photo of Bill and see that his nickname of Mr. Sweet must be the one to suit him.
So sorry for the loss of this dear man. I am looking at the comment above, "much love and prayers to this sweet family.". I say the same.
God be with them. x

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Diana, I'm so sorry to hear this for I know BJ's heart must be breaking. For Bill, he is in the arms of the Heavenly Father. ♥

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

I just saw this on Facebook and sent her a note. I am so very sorry for her loss.

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

So sorry for BJ and her lovely family. For everything there is a season, this is there time to heal.

Junkchiccottage said...

Praying for bj and her family. This is a great loss for them. Bill was a super hubby, father and grandfather. He will be so missed. I wish peace to her in the coming days. Prayers for her and her family.
xoxo
Kris

My Kentucky Living said...

My heart is breaking fir bj, but Mr Sweet is at peace and feeling no pain. Prayers for all.

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Heartfelt thoughts and so sad for their loss.
Blessings,
Cindy

Chatty Crone said...

Gosh he sure did look like a gentle sweet soul with those nice blue eyes. He is home with the Lord, but I know his family is suffering. Prayers and hugs to them. sandie

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Oh dear, I'm very sad to hear this news. May bj and her family find the strength and comfort they need to carry on.

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

So sad for this loss for this sweet family.

Vee said...

Tears for BJ and her beautiful family, but nothing but pure joy for Bill. He is safely home and BJ walked every step of that journey with him that she possibly could. I hope that my darling John was in the receiving line. John always called BJ his "Rain Gauge Girl" so I learned to call BJ and Bill the "Rain Gauge Texans" so John would recognize them.

Thank you for letting us know... Praying for comfort and peace for all...

Kathy said...

Thank you for this news. We just prayed for this dear family today at Bible Study. Now the prayers will be changed for BJ and her family. So sad on earth, so joyous in heaven.

Lorrie said...

I'm so sorry to hear this news, Diana. I've been praying for BJ and Bill, and while I know that he is free of pain and safely home, it's very hard for the family. Prayers for comfort will continue.

Blondie's Journal said...

I am devastated although I knew how dire things were. I have loved BJ and her family for so long, I almost feel like this is personal. Thank you for bringing us this news and bless you for your beautiful words.

Jane x

Dayle ~ A Collection of Days said...

So very sorry for the loss of this dear man. May the peace of God fill the hearts of those left behind.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

BJ and her Mr. Sweet are loved and well known in blogland. I'm so sorry for the loss of this sweet man. He will be missed by so many. My heart goes out to BJ and her family and I'll be praying for them. Blessings to you, dear Diana, for all you do for your friends and letting us know about Bill.

Adam said...

I'm sorry to hear that, I remember hearing not along ago he went into hospice care. My mom volunteered for that for years but I didn't realize how short of a time-span these people had once they went into care. She said she couldn't take the constant loss anymore, that's some brave people who stay for hospice volunteering.

Nancy's Notes said...

So heartbreaking. Praying for dear BJ and her precious family. Diana, your words are so meaningful, thank you.

Susie said...

Diana, Breaks my heart for BJ and her family. Mr. Sweet is pain free, and with loved ones who went on before him. I am glad we did pray for him. Bless you, xoxo, Susie

Anonymous said...

So terribly sorry to hear this. Praying for BJ and their children. Be at peace, Mr. Sweet. God Bless.
Dawn P.

Estelle's said...

Love and prayers are extended to you BJ AND your family. You all have been so blessed and loved....God will bless your dearest and the memories you both created will warm you...gentle hugs.

Art @ Home said...

Praying for BJ and her sweet family this morning.

Down On The Farm said...

Many things I do not understand. Why does God heal some and not others? There is no answer, and yet I still trust Him. His ways are higher. And I think that if Mr. Sweet could send a message to us here on earth he would say "why do you cling so tightly to your earthly life . . . for to be with Jesus is far better." Prayers for his family and thankful for the blessed assurance of eternity in heaven for those who serve Him. Sending you a hug dear friend.

Gay Van Beek, Canterbury Cottage Designs said...

So very sorry for this family. He is truly out of pain now.

Dewena said...

I'm so very sorry to hear this but I'm sure his family do take comfort in the very thing you wrote about, Diana. It means the world to me that my own father is in his heavenly home, once again whole and well, and speaking with clarity, the voice that was so hard to understand the last 16 years of his life now singing praises.

Praying for BJ and her family,
Dewena

Billie Jo said...

May his soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Connie said...

This is sad news, my heart goes out to bj . . . We have to remember that God's peace is waiting and that now her sweet husband is on another adventure in life . . . this is just a new beginning for him . . . no pain. He'll be watching down on his family and his sweet wife and one day they will be together in a better and glorious heavenly home. She is in my prayers.

living from glory to glory said...

So sorry for her loss and for the families!! Life is so short and all the prayers did make a difference...
He is healed and will have no more pain, that is what we can have if we choose Jesus now, before the last day on this earth.
Hugs, Roxy

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Beautiful tribute for Mr. Sweet. I feel so bad, but sometimes our prayers are not answered the way we want. He is with God now and at peace.

Love you,
Mary

Carol Slater said...

So truly sorry to hear this. I feel bad for the family and I will certainly keep them in my prayers today and the next few days.

Cranberry Morning said...

Thank you Diana. You're a well-trusted and good messenger, even when the message is difficult. Will be praying for dear bj.

Regine Karpel said...

Praying.

Anonymous said...

My deepest sympathy to BJ and family.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

I am so very sorry for the loss of Mr Sweet. I am keeping BJ and their children in my thoughts and prayers.

Debby Ray said...

I'm so sorry for the loss of Mr. Sweet but I have a feeling heaven is just a little sweeter. Prayers going up for bj and her family.

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

What a beautiful post putting it all in perspective. Blessings will come for BJ and her family as they go through their heartache.

Donna said...

Sending up prayers for bj and her family. Bill was a super guy...I think we all felt we knew him. xoxo

Rose L said...

Lovely post. As when my husband passed, I knew he was no longer suffering pain.

bj said...

Dearest Diana...thank you for this tribute to him and to all of us.
What a blessing to know he is walking with our Lord and has NO cancer...but, o, how we will miss him...

Leena Milligan Lanteigne said...

I am so sorry for your loss BJ! My husband passed a week ago, so I know what you and your family are going through! Please let me know if I can be of any help. Prayers of healing to all!

Leena Milligan Lanteigne said...

I am so sorry for your loss BJ! My husband passed a week ago, so I know what you and your family are going through! Please let me know if I can be of any help. Prayers of healing to all!

Renee said...

RIP Mr. Sweet. Praying for BJ. So sorry for all the losses mentioned here in the comments.

Curtains in My Tree said...

Yes so sad for all of us to see about this man
I hate to see such sweet people suffer illness's and death
Our thoughts have been with Bj and her husband for months

Wanda said...

A very sad day for BJ and her family...but we do not grieve as those who have no hope. I know our blessed Savior will be there comfort and healer. And it looks like she is surrounded with many friends and bloggers.

Red Rose Alley said...

I'm so sorry to hear about bj's husband, Diana. Saying a prayer for her and the family. Thank you for being the thoughtful blog friend that you are to many of us.

love, ~Sheri

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Very sad to hear about BJ's loving husband who passed. May she have the strength and healing thoughts as she grieves for her beloved. Xo

Cecilia Bramhall said...

😢 Prayers for their peace and comfort.

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

I just saw this earlier today after reading BJ's post, and my heart is so sad for her. I know they fought long and hard. I will be in prayer for BJ and her family. Another dear friend of mine lost her husband suddenly to cancer, he was gone within 2 weeks after being diagnosed! That c-word is just so hard.

sin soleng said...

So heartbreaking. Praying for dear BJ and her precious family. Diana, your words are so meaningful, thank you.


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