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FlowrLady
-South Central-, IL
(Zone 6a)

May 24, 2012
2:57 PM

Post #9137005

For those of you who met my cousin, Brenda, while I was active in Mid-South, please remember her in prayer.

Her 28-year old son committed suicide yesterday. She is in Southaven, he is in Jacksonville FL. She must take care of everything, wind up his estate, etc. She needs your prayers. He was her only child.

Thank you, my friends, so much for this.

Pat
ButterflyChaser
Northeast, AR
(Zone 7a)

May 25, 2012
3:32 PM

Post #9138556

Oh Pat, I'm so sorry to hear that! Tell her if she needs anything to call me. I might be able to get away for a few days to help her pack up his estate. She shouldn't be doing that alone; it's too hard emotionally and physically. This week I'm busy with a charity event which we'll wrap up Fri night. After that, I should have some free time, so tell her she doesn't have to do this alone.

Did you bring Brenda to my garden party years ago? I'm so sorry for your and her loss.

NancyAnn
FlowrLady
-South Central-, IL
(Zone 6a)

May 25, 2012
6:49 PM

Post #9138787

Thank you, NancyAnn. Yes, she did come to your house once. It was the very first plant swap for her, I believe.

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

May 25, 2012
9:07 PM

Post #9138892

So sorry to hear this, I can't place Brenda--my memory is not that great, does she have any idea why, I know that would drive me crazy in her place.
FlowrLady
-South Central-, IL
(Zone 6a)

May 26, 2012
7:57 AM

Post #9139203

She is there this morning, and it begins all the terrible things she will have to go through. He left a note for her that she has not seen yet. I talked to her last night. She greatly needs our prayers.

jeri11

jeri11
Central, LA
(Zone 8b)

May 27, 2012
7:16 AM

Post #9140285

Pat I am so sorry to hear of Brenda's loss. Words cannot convey comfort at this point but know that my thoughts and prayers will be with your family as you go thru this!!! Pat is this Brenda?

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tryliv
Booneville, MS

May 27, 2012
8:40 AM

Post #9140374

Pat, I'm so sorry for your sister's loss. My prayers are withher and you.
terrye
OutsidePlaying
Laceys Spring, AL
(Zone 7a)

May 29, 2012
6:51 AM

Post #9142951

Pat, I'm very sorry for your sister's loss. Prayers of comfort for you both.
FlowrLady
-South Central-, IL
(Zone 6a)

May 30, 2012
6:32 PM

Post #9145419

Thank you, everyone. I appreciate your thoughts and kind words.
crissyr
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 7b)

June 1, 2012
2:28 PM

Post #9148024

Oh Pat, I am so sorry to hear this! Sending many many thoughts and prayers her way.
FlowrLady
-South Central-, IL
(Zone 6a)

June 1, 2012
3:13 PM

Post #9148100

Thanks, crissy.
gen2026
Camden, AR

June 2, 2012
6:16 AM

Post #9148714

Sorry I am so late seeing this thread! I can not imagine having to deal with such a tragedy! I have never met either of you, but I will add you both to my prayer list. I pray God will give her unimaginable strength for this task at hand, and I pray she has some friends who will help her!

Genna
FlowrLady
-South Central-, IL
(Zone 6a)

June 2, 2012
2:36 PM

Post #9149408

Yes, Jeri, that is Brenda. She came with me a few times. Thanks all for your loving concern. She is still in FL taking care of business.

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

June 2, 2012
7:24 PM

Post #9149720

I looked at the picture and realized I do remember her, isn't she a teacher Pat?
I know it is very hard on her, how is your sister doing now?
FlowrLady
-South Central-, IL
(Zone 6a)

June 3, 2012
8:25 AM

Post #9150154

Hi Sandra. Brenda is a retired teacher. She is Loving her retirement, and thanks to Us at Dave's, she has a beautiful, flowery back yard. Someone gave her some oak tree seedlings, and they are now 20' tall and provide cool shade for her sitting pleasure. Her back yard is 100% bermuda because she sat there and pulled every weed out of it!! She has a small front yard which she turned into a flower garden. We at Dave's nurtured her at just the right time, and she is a true flower person now.

My sister, Jill, is doing very well. She just started a new job and is intently learning new concepts and methods.

I just miss them (as well as y'all) because we moved 5 hours away.

Thank you for continuing to remember Brenda in your prayers.

Pat

slcdms

slcdms
Ripley, MS

June 3, 2012
12:02 PM

Post #9150355

My mind is getting bad with names, but when I saw her face, I remembered her. I am glad she has her plants, you can bury a lot of sorrow digging in the dirt.
n2birds
Lakeland / Memphis, TN
(Zone 7a)

June 5, 2012
2:25 PM

Post #9153525

I am so sorry to hear this Pat, but glad you reached out to us. I hate I am just now seeing this, but I am sure continued prayers are still needed.
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

June 5, 2012
4:19 PM

Post #9153667

Oh Pat, I just found this thread. Such sad news and I am truly sorry. Please let your sister know that we are lifting prayers to our Lord to hold her hand and help her through all of this. Sending warm hugs and thoughts to you, too, Pat. I know you are aching deeply for your sister.
FlowrLady
-South Central-, IL
(Zone 6a)

June 6, 2012
9:11 AM

Post #9154537

Thanks, Bonnie and Kim. It was my cousin, Brenda, who lost her son. I appreciate your thoughts, prayers, and concern. And it's great to hear from you.

Pat
duckmother
North Little Rock, AR
(Zone 7b)

June 6, 2012
9:20 AM

Post #9154545

Well, I guess my mind is lost...again...I certainly thought I found it ;o)

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