Thursday, May 26, 2011

Hug your loved ones.

Bradley Lawrence Colin Harnett
26.7.80 - 26.5.11

My dear friends, your thoughts, prayers and good wishes would be much appreciated. Today we lost my beloved DH David's second son. He was only 30 years old and took his own life. He is survived by his partner and his dear 2 year old son.

185 comments:

Sue-Anne said...

I don't know what to say, this is so sad. I am sending my love to you and your family. xxx

Lisa said...

Janet, my thoughts are with you and your family at this sad time. That is a lovely photo, thankyou for sharing at this difficult time. I wish there was something I could do for you.

Carol said...

Janet I'm so sorry...I'm sending lots of hugs and good thoughts for you and your family.

Jessica said...

Oh Janet, I am so sorry. You are in my thoughts and prayers for sure. Big hugs, Jess

Rachaeldaisy said...

Dear Janet,
Sending my love, thoughts and lots of hugs to you and your family during this very sad time.

Oops-Lah said...

What an absolute tragedy to lose a young man this way! I wish you and your family much strengths for the coming days, weeks and month. Thinking of you. Vreni

Anne Ida said...

Oh, Janet, my heart goes out to you and your family! I'm so sorry for your loss! Sending you warm thoughts and hugs xxx

Crispy said...

Oh Janet I am so sorry to hear of your family's loss. I had lost a brother in this manner and know how hard it is to handle.

I'm sending lots of love and gentle hugs your way.

Crispy

Erica Spinks said...

So sorry for your family during this difficult time. Hugging your loved ones is something we should all do more often.

Lizzie said...

So much tragic loss, thoughts and hugs for you and your family Janet..
lizzie
xxx

Linda C said...

l can't begin to imagine the loss your family is feeling right now. Know that we all send our thoughts and love your way.

Maki said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and your family, and sending love to you. Hope we can give you strenght to go through the hard time.

Josie said...

To loose a loved one this way is a terrible tragedy. The pain is indescribable. My heart goes out to you and your DH. I wish you comfort, strength and above all peace.

Sarah said...

Oh no Janet, that is terrible news! I am so sorry to hear of this very, very sad loss. I don't know what else to say. xxx

Maree: said...

So So Sorry to hear this Janet..My Deepest Sympathy to You and Your Family..
Love and Hugs.

Sew Unique Creations said...

Good thoughts, prayers and hugs are coming your way. This is such a difficult thing to deal with.

Julia said...

Oh Janet.. my heart goes out to you all, so sad.
yes, hug your loved ones...life can change in the blink of an eye..
prayers and thought to you and the family.
Julia ♥

Kaaren said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Janet.

Quiltbenaco said...

Mando una preghiera per il tuo amato David....
Un abbraccio a tutta la tua famiglia....

Steffi´s Candy Quilts said...

Dear Janet, I don´t know what to say. My thoughts are with you and your family. Hugs, Steffi

Brenda said...

My heart goes out to you and your family at this difficult time.

I quilt for fun said...

My heart is breaking for you and your family. Just no words when there is this level of pain. Will add you all to my prayer list.

Betty said...

I don't know what to say, words cannot comfort you now. I think it's very honest of you to tell us.
I hope your own circle of family and friends will support you all.

Mary said...

I am so sorry, Janet. Sending your family my thoughts and prayers.

susis quilts said...

dear janet,we had the same loss of a family member three years ago,i know how it feels,love to you and your family,susi

Jackie said...

Janet, My heart goes out to you and your family. I am truly sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Monica said...

A life lost is always sad but it's even sadder when that loss happens by one's own hand.

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family and especially Bradley's partner and child.

katyquilts said...

I am so sorry. My heart breaks for you and your family. Praying for you.

jean said...

Janet our sincere condolences to David,you and your family words can't express our sadness for you all,big hugs , you will be in our thoughts. Xx

Patchwork and Play said...

I don't have words for how sad I am for you in your loss! Nor can I imagine how you must feeling! You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Liane said...

I am so sorry to hear your sad news.
My thoughts are with you and your family. I know how awful it is to lose a loved one.
May you take comfort in the happy memories that you have of him.

Stephanie said...

My thoughts are with you and your family.

beebee said...

My thoughts are with you. I lost my dad the same way about 30 years ago. This is something that is so difficult to understand. I am praying for you and your family.

Cindy said...

Prayers are being sent to all of you. How truly heartbreaking. I have no doubt that he is surrounded with the peace he couldn't find here on earth. A person may never understand what drives another to go to this drastic measure, but we can only believe they are now comforted by the love & light in Heaven. Hopefully that will give you all some type of comfort during this time. Many hugs & prayers to all of you.

martha said...

So Sorry Janet. Such a tragedy.

Adele said...

Janet im very sorry to hear about you and your families loss.

Sending you a big kiss and hug and strength you need at this sad time.

Adele xx

Christine said...

Oh Janet what can I say, I am so so sorry for you and your DH's loss, feeling very sad to read this, he was in the prime of his life, the same age as my daughter.
Very sad for his partner and baby son too.

sending you hugs and strength
Christine

stitchinpenny said...

So sorry that he felt overwhelmed. This will be a very tough time for all involved and I wish you well. I will say a prayer. Please give your husband an extra hug just because you love him so much.

Sujata said...

I am deeply sorry for you and your family. Words can hardly comfort at such times. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your loved ones.
Hugs,
Sujata

Bloom said...

Oh Janet, what sad, sad news for your dear family. My heart is heavy for you, and you will be remembered in my thoughts and prayers, today and for the many tough weeks ahead. Please be sure to pass on our support to your husband, his son's partner, and give that little 2yo man an enormous hug. With much love, Ros x

Terry said...

I'm so sorry for you loss Janet! My thought and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Sending hugs for you!

Frog Quilter said...

Hugs and prayers.

liz said...

To you and your family, my deep sympathy. What a tragic loss. I am sorry.

Angie said...

I am so so sad for all of you. Sending quilted hugs to comfort you.

ranette said...

Oh Janet....my heart breaks for your family....I will be praying for you all to have the comfort of the Lord in this terribly tragic time.

Big hugs to all of you.

Ivona said...

Janet, my deepest sympathy to you and your family. With much love and greetings from Slovakia.

bdalward said...

Hugs to you and your family. How sad. This is the third suicide of a young man I've heard of in the last 2 weeks. I wish I could absorb all the hurt and desparation of those in need so there would no longer be painful postings such as this.

*karendianne. said...

Oh no, Janet. What a heart-breaking loss. Please know that my healing heart reaches out to you and DAVID. Oh my goodness how hurt he must feel. What a loss for you all. I truly don't know just what to say except I send my love, Janet. I send my love and prayers and I hold you close to my heart.

Miriam said...

Ohh Dear Janet!
My sincere condolences to you, David, Bradley's partner, son and the rest of the family. Such a tragedy! :(
Much love and strength to you all.
((hugs))

mdmickey said...

I am so sorry. Hugs for you and your family. My 19 dd is bipolar and has had 5 attemps and 6 hospitalations. You wish you could take away their pain and help them.

Susan said...

My deepest sympathies to you and all of Bradly's family and friends. What a tragic loss...may God be with you all.

Nedra said...

If I was standing next to you, I would put my arms around you, and give you a hug. My deepest sympathy to you and your family at this most difficult time. Know that my prayers for you are being sent from across the ocean.

Ethne said...

How distressing for you all - my prayers are with you at this time

Barbara said...

no words describe this tragedy... you and the people who loved him are in my thoughts and heart

Brenda said...

Praying for you Janet and your family.

Funoldhag said...

How utterly sad - may God bless all of you and give you the strength to get through this unthinkable tragedy. Carol

Glenn Dragone said...

I'm very sorry to read the news. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Lori said...

Oh Janet, I am so sorry. My prayers are with you and the family.

annika said...

A big hug to you and your family
from
annika

Karen said...

Janet, I am so sorry for your loss. There are no words to say except that God's love can hold you through this.

AdyQuilts said...

My condolences and deepest sympathy to you and your family at this difficult time.

Ann Champion said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your tragic loss. My heart goes out to you and your family.

tpott said...

My thoughts and prayers are going out to you and your family. I'm so sorry for your pain.

Rosa said...

So sorry to heard that.No words describe this tragedy.
A big hug to you and your family.

Lynne said...

I was desperately sorry to hear such sad news. All mine and my family's thoughts are with you at this time. L Woolf

Ginny Worden said...

I am so sad to hear your news, please know that good thoughts and prayers are being sent to you and your family.

Meredith said...

Sending you a big hug and my prayers to you and your family

Darlene said...

Oh, Janet, I'm so terribly sorry to hear this news! I will keep you and yours in my thoughts and prayers. ((Hugs))

Donna~~ said...

Such a terrible loss--I am so very sorry, Janet. You and your DH are in my thoughts and prayers.

Kristen said...

oh my goodness! prayers...

xoxo

Janet said...

Oh Janet I'm so sorry! I'll be praying for you and your family.

Paula said...

I am so very, very sorry for your loss.

Nifty Quilts said...

I am so sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Wishing you peace and comfort in this difficult time.

Taryn said...

I will definitely remember your family in my prayers. I hope all of you will find peace.

hope said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. Hope

Dawn said...

Oh Janet,thinking of you all at this time and sending hugs and prayers your way...
Dawn x

Anonymous said...

Please be assured of my prayers for all of you. Words fail to adequately express - wishing you consolation and peace.

BJ said...

Praying for comfort and peace for you, your DH and family. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Jodiebel said...

Dear Janet and family
I know just how you feel. Last year my little brother Michael took his life at 24. We still don't understand why and we miss him every day. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very painful time.
Jodie

carol fun said...

Sending prayers your way in this difficult time - take care of yourself too.

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry for your heartbreak. I too have been touched by suicide and it's devestation. I found comfort and understanding on a message board, www.suicidegrief.com. Please find a group of comrades if you can, either online or in person, to walk this grieving journey with. Sending you love.

liz said...

There are no words...
I am so very sorry!
A family in our neighborhood is grieving the loss of their 29 yo son to suicide - such a devastating tragedy. I hope you will find yourselves surrounded by loving support and that you will let friends help with whatever they offer. Also hope you will ask for specific support you would appreciate.

I'm sitting here wishing my friend would take me up on my offers of help... it's really a win/win if you allow yourself to be supported by others. Most of all, please care for yourself as only you know what you need.
xo

Yumm yumz by patticakes said...

I am so so sorry at your loss and the terrible circumstances. My most sincere prayers and thoughts are with you and your family!

Janet said...

This is so sad. You and your family are in my prayers.

Quilting Queen said...

Janet, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I can only imagine your sadness.

Di said...

What can I say, Janet, but that I pray God will wrap his loving arms around your whole family and bring you comfort - so hard at this tragic time when you must be asking yourself so many questions. What a handsome young man Bradley was, and so proud to be a Daddy! Cherish those happy memories. xx

Valentina said...

hug and prayers.
lots of them.

Nyla said...

My heart goes out to you! I am so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my prayers.

MARY PERNULA said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you. HUGS MARY

Doris said...

Oh, Janet, we experienced this kind of loss in our family in October...prayers and strength heading your way from Iowa.

Amy said...

Janet - my heart is with your family. Will be keeping your family in my prayers.

Jo said...

Words seem very empty at this time, but my heart goes out to you and your family x

cropperbea said...

I'm so sorry to say this. I've heard of a distand friend also doing that last week. I can't imagine what you are going thru, just hang in there and Praying for God's hedge of protection and peace and calmness around you

Kathie said...

oh Janet I am so sorry to hear this, my thoughts and prayers are with you and David and his family during this difficult time
Kathie

Marge said...

Janet my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Thank you for sharing your sorrow.
Hugs, Marge

Marls said...

Hugs to all, Janet. Such a tragedy.

MB in MI said...

You are in my prayers........

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

HUGS HUGS HUGS HUGS HUGS HUGS love support, prayers. so sad....

Mitt lille rosa syrom said...

My deepest sympathies in this difficult time for you.

KatyK said...

Please accept my deepest sympathy - know that you and family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Warm hugs come your way

Pat said...

You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Jolcia said...

Janet, my deepest sympathy to you and your family. Jola from Poland.

Denice Barker said...

God bless.

Anja said...

No words can describe the loss.
I wish you all the strength in the world for the future.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I'm sorry my friend. Life is precious but it can also be very painful. My heart goes out to you and your family. The only way to survive the hurt is to know you will see him again.

Molly said...

I don't even know what to say....I'm so very sorry to hear this. I'll never understand the concept that tomorrow won't somehow be a better day. I'm so sorry for the son who must grow up without him.

tirane93 said...

i am so very sorry for your family's loss.

Lina said...

Dear Janet, I am so sorry... My heart goes out to you and your family...

Ann's Embroidery and Quilting - Journey said...

Hello Janet, I am so sorry for your loss in this way...

Kayly said...

Dear Janet and David, My heart goes out to you and your family.Thinking of you. Why, oh why, do some people find life has fallen to the bottom of a deep deep hole and be unable to find a way to climb out.His partner and your grandson will need all your support and love now.

Tessa said...

sending you and your family {{{{{{{hugs}}}}}} at this sad time.

Andi said...

Much love to you all Janet.
xx

Cardygirl said...

Sad tragic times...my thoughts are with you all.

Stanton Blog said...

I am so sorry. There is nothing worse than losing a child. You will be in our prayers!

Cathy said...

Janet I'm so sorry to hear of your tragic news. My prayers and hugs are with you as you and your family cope with the loss of this young man. And thank you for the reminder to hug our loved ones we truly never know how long we have them for. My heart goes out to you all. xo

Teresa said...

Oh, Janet, I am so, so sorry! My heart goes out to you and your family...this has been a hard week for so many. My prayers are with you.

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

Danielle said...

My thoughts are with you and your family.

SewWhatsNew said...

Dear Janet, My thoughts are with you and your family. Hugs to you.

Jeanette said...

Dear Janet, My thoughts are with you & you family. Hugs to you all.

Mimi said...

Janet....I am so sorry to hear this. It breaks my heart that you and your DH are hurting. My prayers are coming your way.

Wendy said...

My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family......

Kelly said...

Im so very sorry for your family's loss, my thoughts will be with you all xx

jan said...

So sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers at this time.

ms lottie said...

I am so, so sorry to hear this. Prayers and thoughts to you and your family. What a tragic loss.

Cristina said...

Janet ti stringo in un grande abbraccio...ti sono vicina con il pensiero e con le preghiere...
cri

Marit said...

So sorry to hear such sad news. Thinking of you both.

Jane in Wales said...

Janet, words fail me, this is so sad, but my thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Jane

Barb said...

I'm so sorry to hear this sad news.
May he find peace.
All my sympathies to you and your family during this difficult time.
xo

Thimbleanna said...

Oh Janet. How terribly heartbreaking. I'm so sorry for your family. XOXO.

jill said...

May David find God's loving arms wrapped tightly around his heart. Love to you, David, and all the family. JILL

Jill said...

So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to your family.

Darlene B said...

I am so sorry, Janet. I cannot begin to imagine what you are going through. Please know that prayers are being offered for all of you.

Rose Marie said...

I'm sorry for your loss .... sending lots of hugs and thoughts during this sad time.

Anonymous said...

I've been checking your blog for a couple of months and enjoy your work.

I sorry to hear about your loss. As a gay male quilter, I sympathize on several levels. I'm glad that your son found someone to love and who supported him in his life. I'm glad that you have a grandchild to remind you of him and to help keep his memory alive.

With Love.

Ric

EileenKNY said...

Janet,
My heart goes out to you, David and all your family. Bless you.

Martha said...

I am so sad to hear the news about about your husband's son, and I want to add my wish for strength to you and your family. Hopefully the many thoughts and prayers from your loyal readers will help just a little. This must be so difficult -- I can't even imagine.

wendywoo63 said...

So sorry to hear about your sad news thoughts and prayers for you all Hugs Wendy

taylorsoutback said...

I will hold you and your family close to my heart - may you take strength in all the thoughts and prayers being sent to you at this time.

Kim said...

My sincere sympathies to you and your family and that dear little boy who will never know his Dad.

I send you peace and comfort in this time of deep pain and sorrow.

serpentillusion said...

I am so sorry. My prayers go out to your family.

Jennifer @ Stitchin' Thyme said...

I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Joan said...

Janet - so very sad to hear of your loss. How tragic!. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Much love and many hugs to you and all the family ♥.

Kate quilts... said...

I'm so sad for you and your family. Depression is an awful thing.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. One of my best friends just lost her 21 yr old son the same way. Very tragic for all those involved. Thoughts and prayers for his partner, son, and your family.

AnnieO said...

Heartbreaking news! Virtual hugs and deepest sympathy on this terrible loss. You are not alone.

Anonymous said...

I am so very sorry to hear that this has happened. My heart goes out to you all.

Una said...

Janet - read this just now. It is heartbreaking. I am so sorry for your loss. Hugs to you
Una

Nanci said...

Janet this just breaks my heart and I will keep your family in my prayers. Life is so tough these days and I so wish people knew how loved they were and how much they touch our lives rather than resort this. May God heal your heartache.

Anonymous said...

This is the most heartbreaking news. I'm sure David knew he was much loved and in turn, that his child will grow up with that love, too. I can only say from my own experience: trust, embrace, care, cry, and heal as best you can while you love that baby all you can.

Lauren said...

I am an irregular reader of your blog. Nevertheless, I am saddened to hear of your family's devastating loss. My prayers are with you.

Celia said...

I feel your sadness and loss..
May God grant you the strenght to endure such a trial.

Ivory Spring said...

So sorry to hear, Janet. Will be praying for your family.

Auntie Joy said...

No one knows the pain he must have suffered, no one knows the pain the ones left behind suffer. no one knows the healing that will happen. love & prayers.

Anonymous said...

My heart goes out to you and your family at this sorrowful time.

mascanlon said...

Many prayers to your family. Sometimes we just don't know how much pain someone is in. I am so sorry for all your loss.

Dixie said...

Dear Janet, my heart goes out to you and your family during this tragic time.

Pokey said...

I'm sorry for your loss! It's so sad to hear ~

pamina said...

So sorry to hear so sad news...m'y thoughts go to you, your husband and all your family

Carrie P. said...

Oh, so sad. Praying for you all.

verobirdie said...

This is such a tragedy. All my thoughts are with you and your family.

Jeni said...

Janet, my deepest sympathy to you and your family. I know words are just not enough...but i am thinking of you
hugs

Munaiba said...

Oh Janet that is so sad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your DH and his son's young family.

ale balanzario said...

Janet, its so sad, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your DH,

Janet said...

My thoughts and prayers are with
you and your family.

Teresa said...

I've finally figured out how to get around my Blogger issues so I can post my prayers and support for you and your family. Hang in there...

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

Karen said...

Our family has been touched by 2 suicides in the last year. Each one was simply devastating. My thoughts are with you and your family at this time.

KathieB said...

So sorry... There are no words big enough to express or to respond to such a tragedy. You and your family are in my thoughts.

Alice R. said...

I'm so sorry. My thoughts and prayers are indeed with your family, and with his.

Mamifleur said...

Janet , I think to you and your family ; Friendship of France .
Mamifleur

Lori said...

Hugs and prayers for all your family.

Anonymous said...

Too tragic. My sister-in-law buried her sister today. In her 30's. Suicide. Same week as your darling young man. The ripples will spread wide. Many hugs to you.

Anonymous said...

sending thoughts of prayer and quilty hugs for you and your family during this trying time.
Bless you.
Dawn in MA

M and M plus 3 said...

My thoughts and prayers (plus *hugs*) I'm sending your way in your time of loss. May your family have Gods healing hands upon you as you continue to heal through your loss.

Mama Spark said...

Words alone are not enough to express how sad this is. I will pray for you and your family! Sending BIG HUGS your way too.

Blanca Abreu González said...

I´m sorry ,

Lettyb said...

I pray that God will bring His love and healing to this very sad situation. Deep sympathy.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh sending you and your family my prayers and warm hugs.

Anonymous said...

Mes prières vont vers vous et vos proches.jE penserai a votre fils ce soir avant de m endormir
sympathie
Marie Claude

MamaT said...

Praying for your family's comfort. I'm so sorry.

sewplay said...

Deepest sympathy and condolences to you and your family. Kathy

Sonja♥ said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Janet... so sorry...
I wish you a lot of courage to you and your family!

QuiltedSimple said...

I'm so sorry for your loss....I'll be thinking and praying for you and for him and his family
Kris

Betweens said...

Having faced this tradegy myself (both brothers) I will say that time does heal, for now the memories are important cherish them.
I am so glad that you have family to share those moments.
Come back when you are ready we are here.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Janet my thoughts are with you and your family...there are just no words.... xx

Corrie said...

oh Janet, I was just clicking back to read through your posts and then found this. My heart breaks for you all. How devastating for everyone involved. Big hugs and take care. I know you have a loving family and I'm thinking of you all
Corriexxxxxxxxxxxxxxx