Thursday, January 29, 2009

Deeply Saddened Today...

I am deeply saddened today.

We had one of our faithful, young church members to pass away suddenly and unexpectedly last night . I can't even put into words how sad this is so I will just post a short e-mail that our Pastor sent out to the congregation today. PLEASE pray for this precious family and especially the husband as he prepares to tell their four year old son the news today.

"It is with extreme sorrow that I inform you that last night we lost one of our most beloved church members, Paige Snelgrove. Over the weekend she became ill, and over the last few days her condition worsened. She went to be with the Lord last night. Her husband Scott, a mighty man of God, fought courageously for her as he was by her side every moment. At this point, the medical reasons why she died are unclear, but what is very clear is that she is with Jesus at this moment. Scripture tells us, "to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord." We have great hope and assurance of eternal life because of the work that was done on the cross. Although our hearts are broken and there are many unanswered questions, we choose to trust our Heavenly Father. I fully anticipate that God will use this trial to strengthen our walk with him. Please be in prayer for Scott today as he will be telling his four year old son, Cayden, that his mommy went to be with Jesus."

As the tears flow down my face as I type this, I am very numb and very confused over this. Yet, I will continue to trust that the Lord will use this for good.

Please also pray for my Pastor, Steve, and his wife, Lisa, as they prepare to minister to the body during this difficult, difficult time. The memorial service is Monday, February 2nd.

Please understand that I may not be up to reading and commenting for the next few days, but know that I will be missing you all.

51 comments:

Mama Hen said...

So sorry Daphne.

Brenda Heisler said...

Daphne, Please understand that I care and feel your sorrow.

Kristin said...

I will pray for this family. I completely understand what it's like to lose someone unexpectedly in that way. My heart goes out them, especially little Cayden. I am so sorry.

April said...

My heart is breaking for you, my friend, and for those who were left behind to carry on. How very sad to be leaving a husband and a four year old child! I am so very sorry to hear this news. I know you are terribly upset, but please know that you and the woman's family will be lifted up in my prayers during this time. May God comfort all of you and bring you peace. Much love! ♥

Lorrie said...

Oh Daphine I'm so sorry, this really is heartbreaking. I'll pray for the husband and little son. You take good care friend.

LisaShaw said...

I am saddened with you and your church family. I absolutely will pray for her husband, the church family and for you. May God's comfort be with all of you and may His peace reign in your hearts as you remember the dear sweet sister in Christ and as you celebrate that she is now with the LORD...

My love to you.

Alicia said...

This is very similar to one of the men in our church who died within two weeks of being in the hospital. He was one of the most active men we knew, plus he touched everyone he came in contact with. He was always so encouraging in the Lord. I know how you all feel! It's all so surreal!!

Prayers for her husband and her son!!!!!!

Debra said...

You will be in my thoughts and prayers as will this precious family.

Sending you my love, my sister.

Laurin R. Kelly said...

I am so sorry to hear that this has happened. I will pray, although we know this dear women is with the Lord today I also know that death is a thief that robs us of our loved ones. I will pray for Scott and Cayden as well as the church, pastor and your family. Again my heart is saddened for you and those that have been left behind to move forward without their loved one. I wish nothing but comfort for you all.

He And Me + 3 said...

Oh MY...I am so sorry to read this. It just breaks my heart. I am crying as I am typing too...That poor husband & son. I will keep them in my prayers and the pastors too. My parents are pastors and they have had to do all too many of these funeral services. Very very sad.
Praying here in Michigan.
((hugs))
Mimi

Liz said...

This is very sad, Daphine. I will keep this family in my prayers.

Heather said...

I'm so sorry Daphine. My thoughts and prayers are with you tonight and the woman's husband & 4 yr child. So very sad indeed.

Michele said...

I'm so very sorry for this family and for the church family as well. That is horribly sad news and I will be praying for everyone involved! It just serves to remind us to enjoy every minute we have with the ones we love.

Neabear said...

So sorry to hear this. God be with them and also with you as you mourn.

Melissa Miller said...

That is heartbreaking.
My prayers are with them.

Carrie said...

I am so sorry! My prayers are with you and her family

Sandy Toes said...

I am sorry!
-sandy toe

Mod Girl said...

Daphine,

I am so very sorry, friend. I will be praying. Unexpected loss is so very, very hard.

Beth E. said...

I am so sorry. Praying for this precious family, for your pastor and your church family, and for YOU and your family.

May God give you HIS peace...

Jennifer said...

Please Daphine..when you get back to reading your comments..that you, your church and this Daddy and his little one have been covered in prayer!! Indeed, sometimes there are no explanations..but God still supplys every need.

Brandi said...

Daphine,
That is so sad. I will be praying for her family. I can not find any more words - that is so tragic and my heart breaks for Cayden.

Robin @ My Blessed Nest said...

I am so sorry, Daphine. May the Holy Spirit comfort you and all of those who are going through this difficult time.

Jennifer said...

Praying for this family!

linda said...

I just lifted up Steve and Cayden in prayer and will continue to do so do for days to come.

The Thompson's said...

Daphine,

Our prayers are always with you but especially now during this time. We pray that God gives this family strength and comfort during this very difficult time.

Love and Prayers,

Tim

Denise said...

Dear one, my heart goes out to you. I will be praying for your church family, and the dear husband and son. I love you.

Lee said...

I am so sorry. I will pray for all involved. I feel for you and everyone that knew her.

Edie said...

Already praying Daphine. I'm so sorry.

Rebekah said...

Daphne, I will definately remember all of you in prayer and especially this husband and child.

Stacey said...

I am so sorry. I will pray for all of you.

Melissa said...

so sorry to hear that. That poor husband and poor little guy who hardly got to know his mommy. I'll be praying for them.

Anonymous said...

I am praying for you, the family, and the pastor. My heart goes out also for Cayden.

You are in my prayers.

Tonya

Laura said...

My heart is breaking as well. Paige was my best friend in elementary school in Mississippi. We recently reconnected on Facebook and I've enjoyed our too few and far between conversations since. I am in shock and almost disbelief that she is gone. My heart aches for Cayden especially, but I know the Lord will sustain him and hold him up. Grace, grace for Scott!

Lindsay-ann said...

Oh Daphine, I am so sorry about this tragic news. I will pray for the family. I am thinking of you too.
Lindsay

Darlene said...

I'm so sorry Daphine.♥

God's Girl said...

It is times of greatest sorrow that I so deeply long for heaven (no more tears or sorrow).

Daphne, praying for your saddened heart today.

With love,
Julie

Laura said...

Oh my goodness, I am so sorry. This makes me want to cry. I cannot even imagine what this family is going through right now. I will definitely be praying.

Life with Kaishon said...

I am so sorry you have to experience this. I will be praying for you and your church family at this time of loss.

Tracy said...

Daphine,
I'm so very sorry to hear about the loss of this precious young Mom. I have already lifted a prayer on their behalf, as well as you and others who are grieving her loss. May God grant peace to all of you.
Tracy

Amy Bayliss said...

I am so sorry to hear about your friend. I'm praying for everyone.

I stopped by because I wanted to say congratulations for being one of the Internet Cafe's Top 100 Christian Women's Blogs of 2008! You are truly a blessing. Thank you for the many ways that you serve!

Denise said...

Congrats sweet friend, on being one of the top 100 christian womens blogs.

Nicolle said...

I am so sorry Daphine. I know you must be overwhelmed with sadness. I will pray for you and for her family.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

You precious girl, I'm so sorry. Of course we understand, and we will be thinking of you and praying. Let us know what they find out. It's always hard to lose someone rapidly, but it's particularly hard when it's someone young. May God hold you close and comfort you, Daphine.

XO,

Sheila :-)

Beth E. said...

Just checking on you, sweet Daphine, sending thoughts and prayers your way.

Blessings...
Beth E.

Cortney said...

Praying for you and your church and the family and your pastor.

Our sermon yesterday was about finding God when bad things happen and that as Christians we are not to ask WHY it happened but HOW can we honor God by living our lives through the tragedy.

Blessings and peace for you all.

Katie said...

LIfe is so short, our days our numbers. It always hits close to home when it is a friend. I have heard so much sadness lately. I can't wait for His return for us.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Sending you love again today, Daphine...

XO,

Sheila :-)

April said...

Thinking of you, Daphine!

Kim said...

So sorry... I will keep their family and your church/congregation in my prayers.

4 Lettre Words said...

Oh, Daphine. This is heart-breaking. So many questions, yet we all know it isn't ours to question.

Know that I am praying for all of you. XOXO!

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