June 4, 2011

May He Rest in Peace....

Folks, it has been a long time since I have posted on my blog! I've been busy and then on Easter Sunday, April 24, my whole world came tumblng down around me. While getting dressed for church, my precious husband and bestest friend had a mini stroke that took him to the hospital. Then a little after midnight on April 25, he had a massive stroke that left him brain dead and in a coma. He was only 62 years old and too young to die. I am so thankful for the time we had together (next week we would have been married 40 years) and am grateful that God took him quickly and he didn't have to suffer. He was a wonderful person and always giving to others. He continues to give as he was a tissue doner (his heart stopped beating so he was unable to donate his organs as well). He was my biggest quilting fan and biggest encourager. I have not taken a single stitch since his passing. I am hoping to do so this weekend....he would want me to do this! Make sure you always love your family and always tell them how much you love them and how much they mean to you. You NEVER know when God will decide to call them home. We had a wonderful marriage and loved each other so much. I have absolutely no regrets and I know that I'll be seeing him again when I get to Heaven. My Lord and Savior is my refuge and keeps me going along with the wonderful memories of our life together. May Ron Earley rest in peace.................

28 comments:

Contented Caroline said...

Oh Kathy I'm so, so sorry to have heard about your husband's passing. It sounds as though you have had many happy years together and you're memories will surely guide you through these sad days. Blessings to you and all your family. Caroline xx

Paula said...

Oh Kathy. I'm so very, very sorry for your sudden loss. What a blessing to have a good marriage and no regrets. May God continue to give you His peace and comfort.

Ann J said...

Dearest Kathy, I am so very, very sorry to read of your loss. May your faith continue to be your strength and please know that you and your family are being remembered in all our prayers.

Luv ....Ann J

Patchwork Penguin said...

Kathy I am so sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers to you.

Kim West said...

Love you Aunt Kathy - a very nice post tributing Uncle Ronny!

Brenda said...

Kathy, so sorry to hear of your husband's passing.So glad for the years you were blessed to spend together and that your husband was saves. Praying for you as you walk this path.

Michelle said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. He sounds like a wonderful man... and your tribute to him is beautiful. God Bless!!

Mary said...

Kathy, there are no words to express how very sorry I am about your loss.

Lurline said...

Kathy Darling - it's Lurline - with tears in my eyes I am sending you my very best love - you probably know my predicament - my heart aches with you - yes, please stitch and I do hope it helps♥

simple country living! said...

Aloha Kathy~ So sorry to hear of your loss....Isn't it such an awesome hope we have in Jesus, the knowing we'll see our loved ones in eternity...Praying for your continued strength & peace...

Angela said...

Prayers for you and your family! It sounds like you have many great memories, hang on to those!

Karen E. Overton said...

Kathy, you are in my prayers. So thankful that you both know Jesus, this way it's just a temporary separation! May He give you peace as you remain and may He give you your joy back in quilting. Hugs from a forever sister, karen o in TX

Angela said...

I am so sorry. I cannot imagine your pain. But so thanful you have placed your trust and future in our Lord! What a great reunion you will have. A precious tribute to your precious husband.

Morah said...

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

Appalachian Quilts said...

I am so sorry for your loss. My hubs is my biggest fan, as well, so I definitely know how you feel. May you find comfort in your quilting and family...and from all of your friends here in blogger land.

Blessings....

Kathy McIntyre said...

You don't know me, but I read your blog here and there. I just read of your husband passing and I am so sorry. When we love someone there are never enough days to be together. I pray the Lord will sustain you and give the peace that only He can give. I am sorry and I will pray for you.

Teresa said...

((((Kathy)))) may God's peace continue on with you.

Linda said...

Oh, Kathy! I'm so sorry!! I don't know how you deal with a loss this big, except through faith. You will certainly be in my prayers.

QuiltedSimple said...

I am so, so sorry for your loss....hugs and prayers are being sent your way
Kris

Michelle said...

I am so so sorry for your loss!! I wish I could be there to give you a hug!! Please know that we are all here for you and will be with you along the way.

Toni said...

Kathy, I read your heartache and am in tears. I am so sorry for your lost. You are so blessed and loved and your faith is strong. Hugs - you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Billie said...

You have many, many fans that know just how awesome your quilting is! With every stitch I know you include a prayer. When the time is right you will know and continue with your awesome talent. No one will replace Ronny and even when your heart is breaking you feel the love of God and all of us that are here for you always. God, family, friends .... we will keep on loving and hugging you from near and far! You are my soul sister and I love you so very much.

Shawnee H said...

Oh, Kathy, I had no idea. Bless you and your family, I'm so very sorry for your loss.

I think our little apron swap might be just the thing to help you start sewing again. Let me know if I can help in any way.

Much love,
Shawnee

Mary Lea said...

You don't know me either, I do Shawnee's apron swaps and visited your blog tonight...I'm so sorry to read of your husband's passing. How wonderful that you write of your years together and your husband's support of your quilting. May your memories continue to find a warm place in your heart.

Crazy Amy said...

Dear Kathy - My heart breaks for you at the passing of your husband. I am so happy you have God in you and know you will be together again in heaven. I know you will find solice in sewing and know that many of us in blog land care for you and are here to support you and encourage you.

Regena said...

OMG! I totally agree with what Crazy Amy said.
Prayers your way!!

AlessandraLace said...

dear Kathy, a big hug in this sad moment. Alessandra

Susan said...

I too lost my husband. May 22nd after breakfast, he had a heart attack and passed away 2 hours later. He was only 60. I have felt so alone for the past 2 months and now after reading your blog (which I just happened upon) I know I am not alone. I also believe I will se my husband again. He also took care of me since he retired 2 years ago and I am still a school librarian. My prayers are with you.