11.11.2010

The worst day of my life

The worst day of my life does not even begin to scratch the surface...


Tuesday, November 9th, the love of my life was taken from me after falling from his tree stand. We still don't know yet if it was a result of breaking his neck, hitting his head, or something medical.

Today, I woke up to realize this nightmare is my new reality.

I don't have words today, but I will try to update everyone soon. I wanted to pass along the funeral info for anyone who might not have facebook. Please pray for my sweet babies who no longer have their incredible daddy. And for the life of his son, Carter, he will never get to hold. 

I love you more than words, baby!




108 comments:

Nicole said...

Oh my God Vee! I am stunned and so very, very sorry! I had to read it a couple of times because I couldn't believe what I was really reading. My friend I will be in deep, deep prayer for you and your babies. Dear Jesus!

Ambrosia said...

Oh my gosh. I know I don't know you personally, but my heart is absolutely breaking for you. I will be lifting you and your children up in prayer. I can't even begin to imagine what you are going through right now. I'm so incredibly sorry.

Sarah said...

Oh sweetie, I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. I can't even begin to imagine the pain you are feeling right now. I'll be praying for you and your family!

Amanda said...

Oh Veronica. You have been nothing but a village for us and our families, so let us be the village for you. We love you so much and we are devastated by your loss. Please know how much everyone cares, loves, APPRECIATES, adores and supports you and your family.

Rona's Home Page said...

I'm so sorry for your lost.

Amy said...

Veronica,

Words cannot express what i'd like to say you. I wish i could come across here and give you a hug. I'll be praying for you and you're family.

lindsey said...

Vee,

I am so very sorry to hear this the tragic news. :o( I am in SC, but please let me know if there is anything I can do. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Stay strong.

Lindsey

ty said...

Oh, sweet girl. There aren't any words I can say that you haven't already heard, but just know that you and your babies are in my thoughts and prayers. I pray to God that you find some comfort in this awful situation.

Gwen said...

I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

Jessica said...

Vee, I don't have the right words to express my sorrow for what your family is going through right now. I'll be praying for you, your children, and your precious baby Carter.

heather@actingbalanced.com said...

You and your family are in my heart and thoughts.

Allyson & Jere said...

Every part of me just went numb. I can't believe this. I'm so incredibly sorry and devestated for you. There aren't even words adequate.

You will most definitely be in my prayers.

mommablogsalot said...

I am... just speechless. So, so sorry for your loss. I know I'm not a regular reader but I just had to comment and send you a little virtual hug for what it's worth.

Katy said...

Vee - I can't stop reading the sweet letter you wrote to Carter below this post. This tragedy has shown us all what an incredible man of God Jeremy was and the impact his Christ filled life had on so many people. Phil and I are both sending prayers your way and we hope that we can get together to pray with you in person on our next visit to Michigan! We love you so much and are so sorry for your loss! Hugs!
-- Katy

Mr and Mrs. Stoneking said...

I am so so sorry to hear about your loss. I am completely at loss for words. My prayers will be with you.

Lucy Marie said...

Vee - my heart is so heavy for you. I have been in prayer for you, your babies, and the rest of your family constantly. I pray that you will feel God's arms wrapped around you through this most difficult time. Please let us know if there is anything we can do.

Miranda said...

I stumbled upon your blog, your loss, through a mutual friend (though it has been years since I have seen him) Chris Shields. My heart aches for you and your babies, and though you don't know me at all, I am praying for you and your those sweet babes who lost their father all too soon. I hope that you will be able to grieve and celebrate your husband's life.

alison said...

there are no words. i will be praying for you and your family.

Annie @ astonesthrowfrominsanity said...

Oh Vee! I do not typically comment, but my heart goes out to you and your family. May God hold you all close to Him! Sending prayers and love your way from an Ohio faithful reader . . .

Melissa Burcham said...

So sorry Veronica. I can only imagine the heartbreak you are experiencing. Know there are thousands of us bringing you before the Lord all day long. Please let me know if there is anything you need. I live very close and am more than happy to help. God's blessing and peace I pray for you.

LittlePaintedPolkaDots said...

My heart just aches for you. I am praying that God fills you with peace and comfort. That you feel His loving arms around you at all times. I'm so sorry.

Ann said...

I live in Georgia and attend the East Cobb COC here. Dana S. is a friend of ours and we are so sad to hear of your loss. You will certainly be in our prayers. Your last "Letter to Peanut" will be a priceless gift to that child in future years.

Brittany Ann said...

Vee, Lindsay emailed me yesterday and told me the news, and I cannot even begin to describe how my heart is breaking for you.

Your loss is unimaginable, and I can't imagine how you're feeling right now.

I'm lifting you and your sweet babies up in prayer during this tragedy.

Please let me know if I can do anything at all.

Lisa said...

I am so, so sorry for your loss! I know you barely know me, but if you need to talk or anything I'm around.

Tina said...

Oh my goodness. I am so sorry. I don't comment often, but I feel like I know you because I read your blog. I don't even know what to say. I am praying for you and your babies right now.
--Tina

My Husband's Watching TV... said...

OMG V! I had to re-read this over and over for it to sink in. Although I've never met you, I'm crying for you and my heart aches. I'm so sorry for you and your children. Lots of prayers are being sent your way.

Becky said...

Vee, I am so sorry to hear about your loss! I know we don't really know each other, and I've barely commented on your blog but know that I will be praying for you and your children. I wish there was more I could do.

Jackie said...

Oh my word....words cannot express how sorry I am to hear that. Praying for you and your sweet babies....

Alaina @ Three Ladies and a Dad said...

Oh my goodness. I am so very sorry and praying for you.

Frugal Jen said...

Praying for you and your children.

Jen said...

Always remember that people are here for you and we are all praying for you and your beautiful children.
Stay Strong.

Valerie said...

Dearest Veronica,

I do not even know you and really did not know Jeremy. Moreso, I knew OF him.

Arlene and Byron are my connection to this family as I know them from Great Lakes.

I have no words for you either dear, sweet lady. My heart aches for you and those precious little ones who are so blessed to have you for a momma. Also for the extended family as you have all lost so much.

I can only send you virtual love from a complete stranger. I sure hope you can feel it.

Love,
Val Posthumus

Losing Brownies said...

Oh Vee, I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your children.

Katie said...

praying for you...I'm so sorry...So sorry :(

Christy said...

I am so, so sorry for your loss. Please know people all over the blogosphere are praying for you.

The Lazdinsh Family. said...

I am so sorry for your loss!
You are in my thoughts and prayers! I am praying for your little ones.

Nicole said...

Vee .. I commented this morning but I don't know if you got it. I want you to know that I am broken for you and your children and cannot begin to imagine the shock and grief you must be experiencing right now. I have been in tears many times today and have prayed for you and the littles many, many times. There just are no words.

Slamdunk said...

You and your family are in my prayers.

Shonda said...

My heart goes out to you! I can't even imagine. May God give you strength. Each day is a gift. Take care yourself and your sweet babies.

erynn said...
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erynn said...

Vee- A friend emailed me your blog earlier today. I am so so so sorry for the loss of your husband. Unfortunately, from experience I know the words "i'm sorry" do nothing. I lost my husband nearly 2 years ago while I was 7.5 months pregnant with a one year old. I just wanted to reach out to you and let you know I am here, anytime if you ever want to talk. I know the pain, the uncertainty and the heartache. I'll email you shortly but please do not feel the need to reply back anytime soon, I know how hectic it can be. You and your sweet babies are in my thoughts and prayers.
xo, Erynn

Darcy said...

Praying for you and your family.

Kris said...

I am so very sorry. Praying for you and your family.

Annie said...

I am so sorry for your loss, words can't even express it.
I will be praying for you and your three children.

F and G = Téa said...

Vee: I heard of your devastating news from a friends blog. I cannot imagine what you are going through. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this horrific time.

Brandi said...

So sorry to hear of your loss! Praying for you and your kids!!!!

Rona's Home Page said...

I'm so sorry tohear about your husband's passing. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Kolein said...

Oh Vee! My heart is breaking. I am so sorry. You and your family are in my heart and in my prayers.

Love,
Kolein

Beth said...

I heard about your loss from a friend at church. Just wanted to let you know that I am keeping you and your family in my prayers. May God bless you with peace and comfort in the days ahead.

V said...

I am new to your blog, but have already felt how much you love your family and your dear husband just through the last few entrys. I am so sorry for your lost. You and your babies are in my prayers.

Peach said...

so so sorry for your loss. sending you and your family peach and light

Jessie's Girls said...

Oh sweet girl. My heart has been aching for you and all three of your babies since I woke up yesterday morning.

I remember watching you and your sweet husband when you first began dating, and then as newlyweds at school. How he adored you. That was, and is, so evident. I know that that love and devotion carried over to your children as well. I don't say that to pain you - because you already know it, and will cherish that knowledge.

I have such admiration for you and Jeremy. You have served the Lord faithfully together.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for your loss.. You are probably riddled with all sorts of why's and how's? But in the midst of your turmoil, I pray that you will find solice in our great King and Lord..
May you know that you are in my prayers, even if they are coming from the other side of the world (Australia), for Heaven has no boundaries..

Olives and Pickles said...

I can't understand your pain but It breaks my heart to hear this!! I am so sorry for your lost, you and your family will be in my prayers! God give you protection and be strong!

julie said...

I am devastated for you. my prayers will be with you and your family during this difficult time.

Anonymous said...

You and your family are in my prayers. stay strong {hugs}

Megan said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. How tragic. I will keep you and your family in my prayers! Stay strong and know that there is now a special angel watching over you.

Josey said...

I don't know you, but a fellow blogger linked to you and I just wanted to say that I am so sorry for what you're going through. :( I read this post and then your last one to Carter... It sounds like your husband was an amazing father. Praying for you during these tough times...

Open and Shut Case said...

all my love and prayers to you and your family during this horrific time.

LynC said...

My heart goes out to you! I was sent your way by a friend. We will be praying for you and sending uplifting thoughts your way. Be strong and take care of that babe in your belly!

Kimberly said...

I just linked here from the Rooney blog...
I am sobbing reading your blog... so devastated for you and your three precious children. All of you will be in my prayers... I am so, so very sorry for your terrible loss.

Holly said...

Veronica, my prayers are with you and your beautiful children as you endure such heartache. I can only imagine your pain, but my heart aches for all of you. May God bless you all in the coming days, weeks and months.

Anonymous said...

From a total stranger, just wanted to lift you up in prayer today and the coming days.

Kevin and Katie said...

Nothing can be said to take away even a drop of your pain. I lost my brother recently through a sudden tragedy and would not want anyone to go through any pain similar to that. Know that in addition to all those grieving for you on this earth God is grieving for your family's loss and for the pain this tradedy has left you with. God has gained a great angel but he knows the pain in your heart. My heart aches for you.

Jessica said...

I'm so so sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my prayers. May God give you strength in this difficult time.

bayleigh said...

Oh, I'm heartbroken for you and your sweet babies. Will be praying for you and your family.

EcoMama said...

I am very, very sorry for your loss. Your family will be in our prayers.

Doug, Shelly, Ava and Liam said...

Words just don't seem to say what I want them to say right now... I previously attended Rochester and didn't know your family at that time (we moved to Georgia in 1998). We do get to visit during the holidays, though. I recall being fortunate enough to see your husband lead worship and was touched by how sincerely genuine he was in doing so. He is truly gifted in allowing people to become closer to God, leading them there through worship. It is evident he did the same for your family! What a blessing. I want to give you the biggest, warmest hug, as I don't know that anything else would quite suffice. Know we are praying for you, your family and the people Jeremy so gracefully touched. - Shelly Carey (Marietta, GA)

Doug, Shelly, Ava and Liam said...

Words just don't seem to say what I want them to say right now... I previously attended Rochester and didn't know your family at that time (we moved to Georgia in 1998). We do get to visit during the holidays, though. I recall being fortunate enough to see your husband lead worship and was touched by how sincerely genuine he was in doing so. He is truly gifted in allowing people to become closer to God, leading them there through worship. It is evident he did the same for your family! What a blessing. I want to give you the biggest, warmest hug, as I don't know that anything else would quite suffice. Know we are praying for you, your family and the people Jeremy so gracefully touched. - Shelly Carey (Marietta, GA)

from C to C said...

You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers, my deepest sympathy goes out to you.

larag1028 said...

I am so sorry! I will be praying for you & your children & your family. I pray that God will give you comfort & peace at this very difficult time.

Amanda said...

Vee....I know I have posted on FB. But I just wanted to let you know that I love you and I am praying for you and your children!

Love,
Amanda

TheBabyMammaChronicles said...

Thoughts and prayers with you and your family.

Amy said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. Please know that many are thinking about you and your family and praying. God Bless you.

Maya'lee said...

I'm so, so sorry for your loss, Vee. I was so stunned to read about the death of your husband. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. xxxxx

Sharon said...

I don't know you but we have some friends in common. Lora (sits for Caleb) is my dear friend since high school at Great Lakes. My sister and brother in law (Sara and Drew Chapados) first told me about this tragic news.

You will be in my prayers for an extended time.

Lean on God to carry you.

Rhonda said...

Veronica,
I cannot believe what I am reading. I hadn't been across your blog for a while, and just can't believe this horrible news. I do not know you, but my heart breaks for you nonetheless. I am sending you love and a huge hug from California, for you and your children. Take care of each other.

Anonymous said...

Through mutual friends and family I've heard your story, prayed for you, struggled to wrap my mind around the events of the past few days and long to take a portion of the pain you are experiencing. My heart, along with SO many others, are reaching out to you and your babies. Know you are loved. There aren't enough words to give you to heal the pain but there is a God in heaven who is holding you and catching your tears. Becky H

Anonymous said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Your family and friends will lift you up and be there for you always...lean on them.
God Bless you and your babies.

Sherri said...

Veronica,
I am here from Nicole's blog wanting you to know that you and your sweet family are in my thoughts and prayers. May He bring you comfort in the days to come.

Anonymous said...

The tragic loss of Jeremy has been a cloud hanging over my head the last week. We went to Great Lakes together and although I wasn't close with him, I have nothing but positive memories of him. From everything I've read and heard the last week, it truly shows he became a wonderful father, husband, friend, and follower of God. He is a role model for many.

We all need to wake up and realize that each day is truly a gift. Veronica, I am sick when I try to imagine what you're going through. I am so sorry for the pain that you're feeling right now. You have been in my thoughts and prayers, and my heart truly goes out to you.

God bless you and your children, and may you find strength in all of the happy memories, pictures, scrapbooks, friends, and family who will keep Jeremy's memory alive forever.

kallaydoscope.com said...

My heart is breaking for you. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I was linking up to you today to give you an award because I just recently found your blog and love your style. I saw this and my mouth went dry. I can't begin to imagine your pain. I'll be praying for you as the birth of your sweet baby looms. I pray for comfort for you and the strength to get through the days. God's Blessings to you, Vee.

Sandi said...

God bless you and your family. I asked God to lift you and your family up with peace and comfort today at church.

Sarah said...

I found your blog via Lucys Life and I just wanted to say I am so sorry for your loss. I am praying that you and your children will receive peace.

Amber's Notebook said...

I came from to your blog from Erynn's. I hope you know here are people hundreds of miles away from you thinking and praying for you. I pray for the strength for you to get through this.

tiffany said...

Oh Vee, I am so sorry. So so so Sorry. Oh my word. I will be praying for you - it probably doesn't sound like enough but so far away it's all I have. Please hug and breathe in those babies which I know you will. My heart is breaking for you and there are so many tears placed at God's feet on your behalf.

The Jagow Family said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for you, your babies and extended family. My heart goes out to you.

Holly said...

Vee, I don't know you, but I know Jeremy's family and long ago I used to occasionally babysit Jeremy and his sisters. My sister (Laurie Whitfield) emailed me last week and I have been just sick every since, thinking of you and your children. I'm so very sorry, and you have been in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

OMG, my heart is breaking for you. All my love and prayers. I am soooo sorry.

Christine said...

I was just catching up on some of my favorite blogs. Came across your post. My heart is broken for you. You don't know me, but please know that I am praying for you and your beautiful children right now!!! Peace be with you and may you find strength as you walk in the shadow of the valley.

Leah said...

I am sorry for your loss. May God give you comfort.

Helene said...

I read about your loss on Tiffany's blog and I just want you to know that you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Trista Lerit said...

I am so incredibly sorry for the loss of your husband...my prayers will be with you and your children.

Midwest Mommy said...

I am so sorry. I cannot imagine what your family is going through. You are all, each and everyone of you in my thoughts and prayers.

Anonymous said...

I am truly sorry for the loss of your husband. My heart aches for you and your family during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Glenda said...

I came here through Erynn's blog. My condonlences to you and your babies. You will be in my prayers!

Amanda said...

Veronica,

This post literally brings me to tears... I've only met you and Jeremy a handful of times, most notably many years ago as a teen that you chaperoned on Waterford's Winterfest trip, but my heart and prayers go out to you. May God be with you during this trying time.

- Amanda

Erika Grover said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, I don't know you but I will be praying for you, your family and the little one on the way.

MrsKBJ said...

Hi,
I found your blog on another blog friends blog (Erynn- Rolling with the rooneys- she also lost her husband). I am so sorry to hear about your husband. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. When you are up to it, stop by Erynn's blog (http://roonfam.blogspot.com/) and she can hook you up with all sorts of wonderful resources/sites for people who have lost a husband/ wife.
xo,
kelly

Kolein said...

Today, I am still carrying you and your sweet family in my heart and soul and praying for all of you.

All my love,
~Kolein

Mandy said...

Oh my word. I can even begin to express how my heart goes out to you. I am praying for you and your family. I know that I am just another faceless internet "friend" but please let me know if there is anything that I can do besides pray.

Rashell said...

Praying so, so hard for you and your dear, sweet children. May you find a new 'normal' soon while leaning on our awesome Savior.

Rashell

Donna said...

Veronica, you don't know me, but I feel like I have a connection through Kara and Patrick. I knew them in WV and have kept in touch. I have seen many photos of you on Kara's blog. I have listened to many of Patrick's sermons and heard him say at the end, "Jeremy, bring your team up." I was always a little sad that the podcast ended before the music...
I know you will be greatly loved by the people who know you...
God's peace.
Donna Lohr

Genn said...

Vee, my sister Erika posted about you on her blog today. That is how I came across your blog.

I am so incredibly sorry to read of your loss. You will be in my prayers and I hope that knowing so many people are praying for you and your little ones may be of some comfort to you and yours. I'm so sincerely sorry.

Anonymous said...

Oh, Vee, words are not enough . . .

2 years ago our family was in a horrendous car accident - I lost my husband and one of our twin girls, leaving me with a devestated 5 year old twin, a 3 year old, a 1 year old . . . and I was newly pregnant with what turned out to be twin boys. So . . . that said . . . I UNDERSTAND!!

Your days right now will be so busy and such a fog . . . somehow, though, you will get through it all! Your children will be the best thing ever . . . mine have kept me going when I really really really don't want to.

For me, surrounding myself with family and searching (I went through 4) until we found a really good grief counsellor that fit our lost little crew, was essential to carrying on.

As difficult as it may be at times, let this experience increase your faith.

I will be carrying you in my heart,
Jeanette in western Canada.

Kristi said...

I found your blog through a friend of mine's blog that I read daily and I am so, so sorry for your loss. It brings tears to my eyes.

I hope that your faith continues to grow in this horrible time for you and your family. I just can't even imagine the pain you are feeling right now. I will be praying for you along with hundreds of other people, I hope this brings you some comfort. My heart aches for you and your children, I am so, so sorry for your incredible loss.

Anonymous said...

I found out about your through a friend. Know that my family and I will be praying for you and your sweet children.

Anonymous said...

Dear Vee and family,
We have never met personally but my heart is breaking for you all the same. Although I cannot imagine what you must be going through, I can imagine what life would be like without my best friend. You and yours are in my thoughts and prayers. I send you all the love, kindness and healing light I can. Hold on and know that you will see him again in another life.
Blessings.

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