Saturday, September 5, 2009

Good-bye Greg...

This is the hardest post I will ever write....
Early Thursday morning Greg went to be with Jesus..
My darling went to sleep Tuesday night and never woke up. All the children were home and they all had their chance to say good-bye...Hugs and kisses were given and the room was filled with love.
Tomorrow being Fathers Day here in Australia we are all going fishing...Greg loved his fishing , so this will be our way of being with him..
We are all doing O.k. I suppose cause we had our good-byes..I know it hasn't quite sunk in with the little boys as Robbie said that it is like Dad is still in hospital....It will hit home at the funeral I think, all I can do is be there when it hits.
His funeral will be on Tuesday in Toowoomba.
I don't know when I will blog again, as the house is full of children and friends and family. When they go then we will see what happens.....
I want to thank you all for your prayers and love to me this year it has meant so much to me....
Blessings to you all


  1. Mandy, Im so sorry. Your beautiful family are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Big Hugs

  2. Oh Mandy, I'm so sorry to hear this. Blessings to you all and I will pray for you and yours. Have been following for a while.

    Trust in God and your family to see you through.

    Hugs to all.

    Karen near Bundaberg

  3. Hi Mandy, I am sorry for your loss.

    I am glad everyone got to say goodbye.

    I completely understand about the blogging, it usually takes three weeks for me for major things to start wearing off, then of course it depends how you feel then.

    I am glad the hospital stays have helped things with the kids.

    I had a little tear or more on Tuesday, you were very thoughtful to have Alanah post, thank you.

    I hope your week goes well, especially your family time tomorrow.

  4. My special friend Mandy,
    I am so very sad to hear of Greg's passing. You have all had such a hard journey to travel with him but know that now as your journey changes, his love will always travel beside you. Hugs and much love and prayers for you all to help make your time ahead a bit easier.
    Love Deb

  5. Please know I am sending you lots of cyber hugs right now. I am so sorry for your loss...stay strong. My thought are with you! Love Jo xox

  6. Mandy, I don't know the words to say except I am terribly sorry for your loss. You have been very brave sharing your journey with us.

    Do hope you have a lovely remembrance day for Greg tomorrow, will be thinking of you all.

    Praying for you and your family as you prepare for the days ahead without your precious husband and father.


  7. such a sad time for your and the family.........and a confusing time for the younger heart goes out to you........take care.........

  8. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your lovely family.

    Take care.

  9. My prayers are with you and the family at this time. I will be thinking of you especially on Tuesday.
    God bless and comfort you, and uphold you through these dark days.
    Christian love xx

  10. I'm so sorry for your loss. When my Dad passed away we too all got to say our goodbyes. It really did help.
    Please take care and know that we will look forward to reading your blog in the future.

    Paula in Canada

  11. Oh Mandy, I'm so, so sorry for your loss.
    There's nothing I can say that will ease your pain, but please know that you and your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Have a lovely day fishing today, and I hope you all have the chance to smile and laugh through the tears.

    Love and hugs,

  12. may God richly be with you as you walk through your grieving...His Words are healing words and His Spirit will hold you up in many ways. So sorry for your loss.

  13. Hi Mandy, my sincere condolences are with you & your children. Have a great day fishing. My thoughts & prayers are with you & your family. Hugs,Jeanette

  14. Mandy I am so sorry to hear of Greg's passing. You all had the chance to say your goodbyes, but when there is love in a family, like there was in yours, Greg will never be far from you. You will see him in you sons and echoes of him in your daughters and you will still have the strength you both developed in raising your children and making a strong, loving and resilient family as well as the knowledge that he loved you so very much.

    We will look forward to your posting again when life settles down. We send our love and prayers to you and your family and our thoughts will be with you.


  15. I've just found your blog and think it is wonderful.

    I am so very sorry to hear about the loss of your husband, especially so close to Father's Day.

    I hope you and the children had a wonderful time fishing together.

    I pray God heaps His blessings down on you at this time.

    Love & hugs Narelle

  16. I am truly sorry about your loss. My heart goes out to you and all your family. Greg was a special man, great husband, great father, and he'll definitely be missed by many.

    Hugs to all.


  17. Mandy,
    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My heart goes out to you and your family. But how wonderful to know that Greg is with Jesus. That is a wonderful picture of him that you posted. I hope your Father's Day fishing trip is a special time for all of you.

  18. Mandy, I am so sorry to hear of your loss, you and your beautiful family are in my thoughts and prayers
    with love,

  19. Hi Mandy,

    This is my first visit here. I came from Tania's blog.

    I am so sorry for your loss. I cannot even imagine saying goodbye to Steve.

    May Jesus bring you lots of comfort over this week especially. I will remember you all in my morning prayers.

    God bless

  20. Dear Mandy and family,

    My sincere sympathy to you all at this sad time.

    'It will be the little things
    that you will remember,
    the quiet moments,
    the smiles, the laughter.
    And although it may seem
    hard right now,
    it will be the memories
    of these little things
    that help to push
    away the pain
    and bring the smiles
    back again.
    Praying for friends to
    comfort you,
    faith to uphold you
    and loving memories to help
    you all smile again.'



  21. Thinking of you Mandy and your beautiful family at this very sad time....I hope you all had a special day fishing. Special blessings for this week but also for the coming weeks,months & years ahead.
    Hugs to all, Tanya

  22. Mandy, I just learned of your loss from Deb's blog. I give you my most sincere sympathy. It seems we have traveled similar paths during this past year. On Wednesday morning, my sweet husband Vann passed away after battling pancreatic cancer. We held his memorial service yesterday. I'm not here to give you advice about how to cope. I'm having to figure that out myself. But I do know that our memories of our sweet hubbies, our friends, families, and faith are key. Thinking of you and praying for you. --Susan @ Blackberry Creek, Leeds, Alabama, USA

  23. Mandy, my thoughts and prayers are with your family. No-one can take away the wonderful memories you hold. I can only endorse everything else that has been said. With love. Carol

  24. This is such very sad news. I just want to let you know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers as you find your way through the days ahead. Much sympathy from a new friend.

  25. Oh, Mandy. I am so sorry for your loss. I have been reading your blog for about a year or so. The one thing that seems so powerfully clear to me is that you are strong. In your faith, in your love and devotion to your family, in your joy of life. Use these strengths now, woman. Love from Suzan

  26. All my love to you and your family through this incredibly tough time. Take comfort in each other xoxo

  27. Mandy,
    my heartfelt sympathy for your loss. I will be thinking of you and your family in the coming weeks.


  28. Mandy, I pop over occassionally from Joolz', but don't think I've ever commented before. But I had to give you my sincere condolences, and let you know that I too am praying for you and yours. May God hold you all in his loving embrace and comfort you.


  29. I'm so sorry he had to leave so soon - but I know that you'll meet again one day. Sending big cyber hugs to you and the kids and please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  30. I have no words only tears. I am so sorry Mandy.


  31. Still thinking of you and praying for you and your family.

  32. Dear Mandy

    I am so sorry to hear of your news today. My thoughts and prayers are with you today as you are at his funeral.

    Sending you love and best wishes for the following days.

  33. my heartfelt sympathy to you and your family, I hope you caught a big fish, from Sheryl

  34. Dearest Mandy,

    We don't know each other but Kate, from Tatersmama, shared your loss with her readers. And I just wanted to say how very sorry I am. I pray Christ's comfort and compassion are evident to you and your kids during these hard days and that he will provide for you in all your needs.

    I will be following now and checking back to see how you are getting along when, and if, you decide to blog again.

  35. Oh Mandy, I was so shocked to read this. My heart is broken with you, and yet I'm comforted by your faith. I will be praying for you. I'm awake a lot in the middle of the night, so I will definitely lift and your kids up then. Blessings on you as you walk through this.

  36. May God give you the strength and comfort that you need.

  37. My heart goes out to you and your lovely family. I'm praying for the strength that you and your family need and that you may be comforted as well. My prayers will be with you and your children.


  38. Mandy, i can not even imagine how hard it is to have your partner go on to heaven with out you, all of my thoughts are with you & your beautiful children. please except my sincere condolences.

  39. Oh, I have been thinking of you over the last few months.

    I am pleased that you have your blog journal for you and your family to read and remember.

    You are an amazing woman who is not beaten by challenges.

    Prayers for sustenance for you.