Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Jonathan's Dad

At the end of my last post I mentioned that our weekend did not turn out well. On Saturday as we were leaving Jonathan's reunion, we both checked our phones and had missed calls and voicemails from J's sister. When we called her back we found out that Jonathan's dad had passed away. He was only 62! Needless to say, it was a very difficult drive to his dad's house. (We don't go to Louisville much, so it was a blessing we were there in town that night.)

The coroner said that it looked like he had a heart attack in his sleep and just never woke back up. We stayed around Saturday night until the coroner was finished and then drove back to Lex. (Thanks to Tim and Lindsy for going to our house to pick up and care for Dakota overnight.) We didn't actually get in town until 3am!

I'm trying to be a supportive wife, but it's always hard seeing your husband hurting. J doesn't like to show much emotion, but I know this has really rocked him. It's been difficult because we are young and have thankfully never had to make decisions or any type of funeral plans like this. Because J only has one sibling and he is the only son, he's quickly had to learn about all of the technical aspects that go along with a death, which is sad because I don't think he's had the ability to grieve yet.

The funeral service will be this Thursday, so we will be off of work on Thursday and Friday to be in Louisville with the family. Please be in prayer for Jonathan's family during this time. We appreciate all of your thoughts and prayers.

7 comments:

Justin and Jessica said...

Abby-
We are so sorry to hear about Jonathan's dad. Please know that we are praying for Jonathan, you, and his family ... prayers for peace and comfort. May you feel God's loving arms wrapped around all of you. Take care.

Lindsy said...

Abby -
Glad to hear plans are underway. I am sure Jonathan is relieved to have some of the planning in progress. We are definitely lifting you both up in prayer and you know Dakota always has a second home here in our animal sanctuary. Ha! Love y'all!

badesjarlais said...

Abby,
I am so sorry to hear about Jonathan's dad. Please let him know Jeff and I are thinking about you both in your time of loss. Be well.

Christy said...

Abby, I'm so sorry to hear this. I'll be thinking and praying for you guys all week.

I RUN LIKE A GIRL said...

Abby, I'm so sorry to hear this terrible news. You and J (and his family) will be in my prayers! Just remember all of the wonderful and fun times you had with him!

Janine said...

Abby--I cannot imagine how difficult it must be to try and comfort your grieving husband in the way that he needs to be comforted. Hold him through his tears and remember that you are his best friend, you two will get through this. You, J, and your family are all in our thoughts and prayers...

Sue said...

Oh Abby... I am so so sorry to read about the loss of Jonathan's dad. What a shock! For sure I will be keeping you both in my prayers, especially tomorrow and the days/weeks ahead. I know how difficult and life altering it is to lose a parent and so young. Doug was 28-1/2 when his dad died and I was 39 when my mom passed away. My heart hurts for you both. I will pray that God shows you how to support J and that His comfort and peace pours over you both, especially this weekend! Big hugs Sweetie xo