This is just gutwrenching. I cannot believe it. As helpful as these forums are, it is devastating when this dreadful disease takes our friends away. I know she hated to leave her little boy behind. God bless that family.
It's so hard to be where you are right now - it does become pretty surreal, I think that's just our heart's defence mechanism kicking in. But you're right - it helps when we have assurance - because of our Hope - that this life is the temporary one, and that our loved ones aren't gone, they've just moved on to what comes next . . . no more pain, no more suffering, no more tears or sickness. They really get the better end of the deal when they go - death isn't death at all . . . it's Life when we have Hope. As "ireneo" first said it here, they're free. We're the ones who ache for them, and struggle to accept the hole their absence leaves behind.
I'll be praying for you and for your grandma. Don't be afraid - you're not alone.
I found out about Becky and Deandra as my grandma lay in the hospital knowing that she is dying. It has been so hard for me to comprehend what all is going on. I loved Becky and Deandra so much. I know they are in a much better place and are both with Jesus watching over us. I am trying so hard right now not to lose it. It has taken me 9 days to be able to get on here and actually read that they are gone. It was almost like if I didn't read it, it wasn't true. I love them and all of you.
Thank You for the wonderful post, it was good to know that our dear Becky was sent on her way by so many loving people. God Bless you. Marty
I thought all of you, who loved Becky so much, would want to know that a very beautiful service was held for her yesterday - with over 300 people in attendance - at our church. We didn't know Becky personally - her Dad and step-Mom are active at our church - but having been there yesterday, I know that she was a strong, caring person who loved her family, her God, and especially her son with all of her heart. And they all adored her. Becky is indeed free now - no more pain, just peace . . . but she will be sorely missed by all who loved her, and they're all looking forward to the day they're reunited with their angel in Heaven.
The family also paid tribute to Deandra, and I hope it's of some comfort to all of you that they went to Heaven together. If nothing else, the loss of two beautiful young women to such a devastating disease has raised awareness and will save lives. I think that's what they would have wanted. God bless Deandra, Becky and all of you for your courage, strength and heart. Fight the good fight and never give up.
I just wanted to say that over the past couple days I have re-read Becky's journal on Caring Bridge. I have never laughed or cried so much in my life. She was such an amazing young woman, what she endured over this short period time, I am just in awe. She truly was an inspirational person, I hope that Tyson will grow up to know just what his mother went through to spend every day she possibly could with him. Becky's body will be laid to rest today, but her spirit and soul has truly touched us all.
Oh dear Becky.. I am so sorry to hear this news.
You were such a good friend to me when my mother was ill..and a real inspiration!
May you be at peace.
Becky touched all of our lives. May she continue to do so from above. God Bless her family.
Rest in peace dear Becky.
My deepest sympathy to Becky's family and to us all for the loss of this amazing and brave woman. She will be so missed. Her and Deandra are together as angels.
Rest in Peace...
There really are no words to express my sorrow in hearing this...
She had to grow up so fast...she was so young...she was a wise old soul in a beautiful and young body.
She will be desperately missed.
Ty and Adam were the loves of her life.
May she be at Peace, and may Peace be with you all.
Isn't it incredible that Becky touched so many lives through this forum - I first joined the group in 2006 and became friends with Becky right away and had the wonderful joyous occasion to meet her. To those of you whom I haven't connected with in many many months - your courage and support of one another continues to amaze me - God Bless every one of you.
I am so sad to hear this news about Becky. I always admired how hard brave Becky was fighting this dreadful disease. I send my condolences to Adam and Ty and the rest of Becky's family.
I am so saddened with this news. She did fight and her spirit lives on. God be with her family now bringing comfort and peace.
I am sadden to hear this news. She has fought a courageous battle and is now in a better place. I would be praying for her family.
I can't stand it either, Irene. Becky has inspired so many, including myself. She was and still is loved by so many. My thoughts are with her loved ones.
I wasn't going to come on the site today, but some reason I just needed to. I'm at a loss for words and am very saddend by this news. May they look down upon the rest of us and be free of pain. They are with the angels now.
I am so saddened to hear of this. What a loss for everyone. She, her family and friends in her regular life, and her family and friends here at MH will remain in my thoughts and prayers.
Justscore/Heidi mentioned making a quilt. I've done that for patients in the hospital that are near the end. Then the family would take the quilt home. It's such a comforting thing. Is it too late to pull together some teal squares? Something simple that we could send to the family?
I knew this day would have to come. I prayed for miracles for Becky so many times. She was a caring person who helped many while fighting her fight. My heart goes out to her family and especially Ty.
God bless her soul and please give her family peace that she is in your arms now, free of pain.
May the souls of all the brave and wonderful ladies who have passed from this horrible, unrelenting disease now rest in eternal peace.
May their families find peace knowing that the pain and suffering is over as well.
May God keep watch over all of us and our loved ones.
Becky...I love you!!! Rest....and please watch over us!!!!
Though I did not know Becky and Deandra I was closely following their fight. I am the same age and it gave me hope. RIP Deandra and Becky, you will be missed.