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willjulia
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Hi,
Last Monday we made the decision to bring in hospice. As I write this, Sarah is sleeping comfortably and will be taking the next step in her journey within a day or two. For those of you doing battle with this monster, do not be disheartened by this news. Sarah has fought with every ounce of strength in her body, and my wish is that her strength will give you just a little more strength to keep up the fight and keep moving forward.
With love,
Dan

loving husband of Sarah, age 50, diagnosed 8/4/09, Stage 4. Parents of Will, 14, and Julia, 10.

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Lovekitties
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Prayers for Sarah, you and your family.

Marie

lcarper2
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I am so sorry to hear this news and send you and your family prayers.

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lesvanb
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and for your encouraging words. I wish peace and grace for your family in the coming months and a gentle transition for Sarah.

love, Leslie

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mark440
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Dan, my prayers are with you and your family. Sorry..

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Patteee
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I am so sorry Dan. Thank you for your grace in the face of such heartache. Hugs to you and Will and Julia and a kiss and a prayer of peace and a safe journey for Sarah.

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just4Brooks
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Dan, I'm so sorry to hear the news about your wife Sarah. You and the kids are in my thoughts as all of you go through this journry together.

Brooks

AnneCan
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Thanks for letting us know about Sarah at such a difficult time. I am glad she is sleeping peacefully. Please know your family is in my thoughts.

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sfmarie
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Dan,

This news just breaks my heart! I cannot imagine what you and your family are going through.

My prayers are with you, Sarah, your children and the rest of your family.

Marie

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angelsbaby
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I am sorry, My thoughts go out to you and Sarah and your family.

michelle

Jaylo969
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Words are never sufficient but know that you have many hearts with you in this phase of your family's journey. Hospice is wonderful and will help you, Sarah, and the children so much.

Thank you for graciously sharing with us. Hugs to you all and a special one to Sarah.

Peace & love be multiplied to you and your family.
-Pat

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geotina
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What a horribly difficult time this is for you and the children. I hope Sarah's transition is peaceful and pain free. I'm sorry there is not more that could have done to help Sarah. Sincerely - Tina and George

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Kathleen808
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Dan,
My thoughts and prayers will be with you and Sarah and your two precious children in the days ahead. My you find some quiet time together as a family. I know Sarah is surrounded by love.

Aloha,
Kathleen

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robinvan
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Dan,
My thoughts and prayers are with you all in these difficult days. May your have moments of peace and unexpected blessings.

Rob; in Vancouver

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Kerry S
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This is hard for me to put into words. I will just say, I will go into the woods and pray for you all.

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dianetavegia
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I'm so sorry to hear it's come to this. It seems there are no words to say at a time like this other than I'll be thinking of you and I'm so glad Sarah isn't in pain.

Diane

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Shayenne
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For you all. How heartbroken I am, this is very sorrowful for us. I wish more could have been done as well. My heart and prayers are with you, Sarah and the kids as she makes it to the other side. I hope she is not in any pain, and glad she is sleeping peacefully.

Hugsss!
~Donna

willjulia
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Friends,
Early this morning Sarah died peacefully and with a smile on her face. I need to share this with you because this discussion board has been a great source of support for me during these last nine months.
We are all hurting, but there is a certain sense of relief knowing she is no longer in pain.
Peace and Love,
Dan

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geotina
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I am so sorry at the loss of your wife and mother. Sarah is no longer in pain. Your pain and grief is just starting. I am so sorry you have to go through this, Sarah was way too young. If you need anything, just want to talk, express feelings, please know that everyone on this board is grieving along with you. You and your children are family to this board and that will never change. Sincerely George and Tina.

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kimby
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Dan,

I am so sorry to hear of Sarah's passing. Your journey has changed. The adjustment will be difficult. Remember the love you've shared and take comfort in that. I know she fought right up to the end. She did not lose her battle. The cancer died, too.

I am happy to hear that she was comfortable and content as she passed. It will help your entire family knowing that the pain was gone. The "smile on her face" was from knowing how much she was loved.

Please come here if we can be of any help in this journey. Also, there is a caregiver forum here that would also be of help.

Love and Best Wishes,

Kimby

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lisa42
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I'm so sorry, Dan. I will be thinking of and praying for you and your children. I am glad to hear, though, that she wasn't in pain and "died peacefully and with a smile on her face." Perhaps, in addition to knowing she was so loved by her family, she even saw the beauty of where she was going and that was making the smile on her face.

Peace and blessings to you in these difficult days ahead-

Lisa

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robinvan
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Thank you for staying connected and keeping us informed over these past days. I'm so sorry for the loss of your beloved Sarah. I wish you and Will and Julia every blessing as you set your hearts towards remembering and celebrating Sarah's life in the days and weeks ahead.

Peace... Rob; in Vancouver

AnneCan
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Please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of Sarah.

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Aud
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I am so sorry for the loss of your wife, Sarah. I hold you and your and Sarah's children in the Light.
Love,
Audrey

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Lovekitties
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May you and your family find fond memories of your Sarah to help ease the hurting and sustain you all as you move forward.

Marie

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krystiesq
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for your family. I will pray that you find peace and that god blesses your family and holds your hand through this difficult time.

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Hatshepsut
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My thoughts are with you and your family at this very difficult time. I hope you will find comfort in your memories and your knowledge that you cared for your wife and that she cared for you until the very end.

Hatshepsut

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tootsie1
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Oh, Dan.

I'm so very sorry. I know your family must be hurting so much. I'm so glad that Sarah's no longer in pain, though. What a blessing that is.

Please know that I will pray for comfort you and your children.

*hugs*
Gail

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HollyID
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My deepest condolences on the loss of Sarah.

She is no longer in pain, but rejoicing with angels.

I'm kinda like Kerry... I go into the woods for prayers. You're all in mine.

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Sundanceh
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Dan

Thanks for taking the time during your grieving to let everyone know. I cannot begin to imagine how you are feeling - words can seem so hollow at times like these.

From your words, it is apparent that you have handled Sarah's passing with all of the grace & dignity that any of us would want during a time like this.

It sounds like she transitioned peacefully with a smile on her face, as you say. If there is any comfort in that, it sounds like she was unaware of her pain.

Our thoughts are with you - I hope that Will and Julia will be alright, that has to be so hard on children. And I hope you can find some peace and calm as well in the days ahead.

My sincerest condolences in your hour of need.

-Craig

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dianetavegia
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My heart breaks at your loss but I am so glad to hear that Sarah died peacefully with a smile on her face.

I cannot begin to understand what you're experiencing or will go through in the coming years but I wish you only happy memories and peace.

Diane

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Patteee
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Thank you Dan for being a part of our lives and our journey over the past months. To your young children Will and Julia I pray for strength and courage in the upcoming days, months and years. And for Sarah- her battle is over, but we all carry on this fight with her in our hearts and souls. hugs for all 3 of you and prayers for peace in the time to come.

lcarper2
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There are no words to express my hurt for you. I will pray for you to get peace in knowing she is whole in Heaven no cancer there....

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lmliess
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I am so sorry for you and your family. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

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just4Brooks
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I'm so sorry for your loss. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Brooks

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Crow71
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I'm terribly sorry. We are here with you to morn the loss and celebrate the life of a most precious wife and mother. Take care of yourself and your family.
Roger

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Kathleen808
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Dear Dan, Will and Julia,
My heart goes out to all of you for the loss of your beautiful wife and mother. I will remember you in my prayers. I pray that you are wrapped in the love of family and friends in the days ahead as you remember Sarah's precious life.

Aloha,
Kathleen

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MoSoLe09
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no words can help you through this; time, memories and your faith willl help. my thoughts and prayers for you and your children.

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Paula G.
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So sorry to hear this Dan. I wish you and your children the best. I also wish for Sarah a peaceful passing. Please keep in touch with the board. Love Paula

kersha
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I am very sorry to hear of your loss thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

dorookie
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I will be praying for you and sarah and your whole family. I truly hope she is not in any pain. I will say a special prayer for your children during this very very difficult time.

God Bless
Beth

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