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Thursday, July 24, 2008

Sad News

It is with great sadness that I write and tell you that Gerry passed away tonight. Gerry fought long and hard for life, right up to the last few minutes. He suffered the last few days and while it hurts to lose him, it was a blessing to see him in peace at last. I was alone with him, talking to him and holding his hand when he died. It gave me great comfort to have been with him at that time.

Once again I want to thank all of you for your continued love, support, prayers and comfort as we went through this ordeal. To those of you who knew Gerry, I know you will remember him with fond memories. While he could be trying at times, mostly he was a fun loving, caring, warm guy with a big heart. We shared 8 years together, 8 years that were fun and loving.


  • At 2:46 AM, Blogger Mo said…

    I'm so sorry to read this.

    A few suggestions from someone who has just been where you are now:
    * if you have something he's worn, that still smells like him, don't wash it. Some nights, when the loneliness is too much, it will help to sleep with it and smell him.
    * if you have things with his voice (answering machine tapes, voice mails, etc.), have someone copy them for you. Again, it will help when you think you can't go on.
    * don't feel guilty if you have a bad day and can't get anything accomplished. You might feel like you're living under a wet blanket for a while. Conversely, don't feel guilty when you actually have a good day, or even part of a good day.

    PM me if you'd like my phone #. Sometimes the worst time is the middle of the night, and your middle of the night is my morning, so if you need to talk, you can call me.

  • At 9:19 AM, Blogger Sarah said…

    I will email my phone number....I know I have never met either of you but am always here to listen especially since I am 3 hours behind you. Midnight where you are is 9 pm here.

    I am crying as I write this for your sadness and pain. To find happiness for 8 years is a gift.


  • At 10:11 AM, Blogger Nik said…

    I'm so sorry to read this. And I really hate that you have to go through something so painful. Please know that you are definitely in my prayers.

  • At 10:18 AM, Anonymous Gina said…

    I'm so sorry to hear this sad news. I know all your memories of the time you spent together will now become treasures you'll cherish forever. You're in our prayers.

  • At 4:26 PM, Anonymous Erin said…

    I am so sorry to hear this. I've lurked through this with you and I can't begin to imagine what you are having to go through. My prayers are with you.

  • At 5:59 PM, Blogger Heather said…

    Oh Jody...I am so very sorry. My heart is with you and I'm always here if you want to talk.


  • At 10:48 PM, Blogger Michelle said…

    I am so very sorry for you and your family's loss. My thoughts and prayers continue to be for you and your family. I trust that all the good times you too had together will sustain you during this difficult time in your life. Please let me know if there is anything I can do.

  • At 10:49 PM, Blogger Suzie said…

    I wish you peace and love during this difficult time. Thanks so much for sharing so much of you and Gerry's journey on your blog. Please take care.

  • At 2:36 PM, Blogger Saffista said…

    Praying for you and keeping you in my thoughts constantly. I am so sorry that you have to go through this, but so happy that you had 8 wonderful years!

  • At 2:17 PM, Blogger Mitchypoo said…

    My deepest sympathy to you and your family in your loss. I don't know you or Gerry but was honored to share in your journey and am so sad for your loss but understand you knowing he is not suffering now. I felt similar when my Father passed. (((Hugs)))

  • At 6:22 PM, Blogger Ilene said…

    Dear Jody,

    I have been following your blog since you told me about it. I can't begin to tell you how sorry I am. I never got to meet Gerry but when you spoke about him I could always hear a smile. May g-d be with you. All my love, Ilene

  • At 9:24 PM, Anonymous Donna Small said…

    I'm glad Gerry is at peace now. Cherish your memories. I wish you peace & future happiness!! You will be in my prayers for some time to come.
    Donna S.


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