Saturday, October 10, 2009


It has descended on some of us in the blogosphere.

Earlier today, I received word from a dear friend about the sudden passing of someone neither of us has met. Even so, there was no shortage of admiration and respect for this man or his loving wife. We know them from our blogs and both have commented here at PYY.

I do not want to reveal who it is, as I do not feel it is my place to reveal something so personal and so devastating. So, if it's all the same, I will just wait for those closest (to the gentleman of whom I speak), to make the appropriate announcements (should they choose to do so).

But in the interim...I think it should go without saying that my heart is truly grieving for this wonderful lady, who is left to mourn her beloved. And equally, there should be no doubt at all that she and her family are in my thoughts and prayers -- in this rough time that has befallen them.

You know, I have said this many times here: Everyone who comments here has a name, a face, and people who know and love them.

We may never meet in this life, on this earth, but that doesn't prevent others from touching our lives in some way. We may not ever know our blog friends' real names or see their faces, but we read their thoughts, their wits and wisdoms. And many times we are allowed to read their hearts and we somehow are the better for it.

This was one of those people. This is why we are saddened.


I can now say that the lady who we all know as Z is the one, who just lost her beloved husband, Mr. Z. She announced it on her blog here.

Feel free to leave her a message if you wish. At some point, she may have time to read the words her blog-friends have written to her. And undoubtedly, at some point, she will find them comforting.


Anonymous said...

I could not have said it better, my friend.

My prayers are with our friend.

Semper Fi

HoosierArmyMom said...

You put into words what has my heart breaking for our dear friend. May God Bless her with comfort at this incredibly sad time. May she know she is so loved by many of us too!

heidianne jackson said...

so well said and thank you. I was one of the fortunate who got to meet him personally. I can't remember life before I knew the two of them. these words are much appreciated and so better said than I could have mustered. thank you.

Always On Watch said...

Beautiful words, LA.

I am so sad about the passing of this wonderful man. My heart is breaking for his wife.

There is no preparation for losing a mate.

The Merry Widow said...

Having been on the road of widowhood, especially when the one lost is so near and dear, please remember this special and precious lady on down the road.

She will need our support even more.
GOD bless and keep her, her family, churc ad all her friends, wherever they are on ad off the web!

I love her like a sister.


Z said...

Mustang called tonight and I learned about this post JUST NOW because I haven't felt like visiting the blogs.
I can't thank you enough, LA....and I can't thank the commenters enough, either.

It's THE WORST THING THAT HAS EVER EVER EVER HAPPENED IN MY WHOLE LIFE.......I miss him more than I could have imagined...millions of feelings all at once crowd my heart and mind.

Your post and the comments here and at my blog help so much; I know Mr. Z was admired and respected and liked and how much more can we ask?

You have the same sentiments from me; admired, respected and liked. Thank you, LA, from the bottom of my very lonely heart. Be well.

xxx Z God bless you