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Prayers needed for a dear, longtime friend

Discussion in 'The Safe Harbor' started by Lurline63, May 30, 2011.

  1. Lurline63

    Lurline63 Well-Known Member

    Thank you all again. I am touched by your very kind words.

    The only news to report is that he is now unresponsive, after days of drifting in and out of consciousness. We continue to wait while this awful disease runs its course.

    I find that it helps to picture AJ stopping at Rainbow Bridge for a reunion with his beloved dog, who was his companion for many years. Then again, one of our cats might hiss at him--as much as he tried, he could not get on this cat's good side!

    Thank you again, friends.
  2. Karry

    Karry Well-Known Member

    Lisa, I think that is a beautiful wish for your dear friend. May AJ and all his family and friends be granted peace and comfort at this very heartbreaking time.
  3. ShipMaven

    ShipMaven Forever Remembered

    Lisa - may AJ's transition be gentle and may the reunion with his beloved dog at Rainbow Bridge bring him peace, joy and tranquility. May God be with him, and bring comfort to his family and friends.
  4. bostongal

    bostongal Well-Known Member

    Lisa - I hope that AJ is at peace and I like the picture of him stopping on the Rainbow Bridge to see his old friends once again. Sending {{hugs}} to you - I am truly sorry and am here if you need anything at all.

  5. Tobyn

    Tobyn Well-Known Member

    I can only repeat ShipMaven's post. May he be at peace. . . .
  6. Whimsy

    Whimsy Well-Known Member

    I always like to think of loved ones that pass as being reunited with all those they have lost here on earth. I also like to think they will be waiting for me when my time comes. I hope your friend has a peaceful transition from here to there.
  7. Cruise cutie

    Cruise cutie Well-Known Member

    .....My prayers for you and AJ, family,and friends is that his transition is pain free, and peaceful.
    The Rainbow Bridge thoughts brings solace to my soul.may it really be something that happens.hugs Joanne
  8. Beryl

    Beryl Trivia Specialist

    I know that I learned what the word "vigil" really means at a time like you are experiencing now. It is so hard to bear. ....and it always makes me think of the line in Milton's sonnet..."they also serve who only stand and wait".

    Hugs to you Lisa and prayers for AJ and all who love him! .....and I'm betting that the cat hisses at him when he stops by the Rainbow bridge to gather up his beloved dog!
  9. sage

    sage Well-Known Member

    My thoughts and prayers are still with your friend, you, and all who love him. Please know that we are all here for you.
  10. JacquieP

    JacquieP Well-Known Member

    Of course he will stop at the Rainbow Bridge to pick up his furbaby when his time comes! I plan to do the same. I sincerely hope his transition will be peaceful and pain free. Hugs to you and all who are participating in the vigil, as I know you hate to lose a friend.
  11. GloBug

    GloBug Senior Flea Coller Tester

    Never easy to say goodbye to a loved one, and though he be non-responsive, his spirit will know that you are there. Prayers continue.
  12. Lurline63

    Lurline63 Well-Known Member

    Thank you all again. Your words were most comforting to us.

    Tonight brought the sad news we had been expecting. AJ passed peacefully about two hours ago. Although we knew this was coming soon, and had already started the grieving process, it certainly feels different now that he is truly gone. His parents, obviously, are devastated.

    Thank you all again.
  13. popcorn

    popcorn Well-Known Member

    Now he is at peace & not hurting anymore. You have been an exceptional friend to him through all of this. Thank you for sharing him with us.

  14. KathyC

    KathyC Well-Known Member

    I'm so sorry for the loss of your friend. When my mother passed from pancreatic cancer, hospice kept us informed about how close the time was & as you said, we knew it was coming & the grieving process had begun but when she actually passed it hit us like a ton of bricks. I guess it was the finality of it all. For me, I had such mixed feelings as I knew I was going to miss her so very very much but I also could not stand to watch her suffer & in that sense, I was relieved when it was over. She was free from the horrible disease that had taken over her body.

    My deepest sympathies to you and his family. The pain is deep right now but it is true what they say, time heals all wounds. He'll always be missed but gradually the pain will get less & he will be remembered not with so much sadness but in the great friend that he was.
  15. GloBug

    GloBug Senior Flea Coller Tester

    Lisa, I can not even begin to imagine what his parents must be going through. Heartfelt sympathies to you and Neil, and prayers that his parents are able to cope with the loss of their beloved son.
  16. nieciez

    nieciez Well-Known Member Community Sponsor

    Lisa, I am so sorry to hear you lost your dear friend AJ. May he now be a peace. Our deepest sympathy to all his family and friends.
  17. ShipMaven

    ShipMaven Forever Remembered

    Lisa - I just now saw the sad news that your dear friend, AJ, passed away yesterday. Though not unexpected, it is always a heartbreak to family and friends and never easy to accept.

    My sincere condolences to you and Neil, and to AJ's family and friends. May you be comforted knowing that AJ's suffering is over, and he is at peace. God bless.

    Mary Ann
  18. Karry

    Karry Well-Known Member

    Lisa, as others have said, even tho you knew this would happen sooner rather than later, it is still a heartbreaking shock. Deepest sympathy to you, your family and AJ's family and friends. How lucky he was to have so many people who loved him!
  19. Whimsy

    Whimsy Well-Known Member

    Please add my sympathy with all the others. I'm so sorry you have to lose a friend. I can't imagine the grief his parents must feel. Losing a child has got to be the most devastating pain on earth. I hope in time they can find peace and a way to live with the loss. It has to be a comfort to them to have good friends like you.

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