Sunday, 19 July 2009


On the 24th June my darling beloved husband Ernie passed away in my arms.

I have never felt such pain in my life, and at the moment cannot focus on anything except just getting by each day. I have lost my zest for life and art, and just hope that this ache in my heart will go away, so that i can at least face the future without him.

Here is the last photo of Ernie taken at his 65th Birthday party, on the 22nd May 2009, which he celebrated along with our Grandson Bobby, who was 13 years old that same day.

GOD BLESS YOU ERNIE, and I hope that we will meet again one day my precious.


craftydiane said...

I am so sorry, Margaret. I know there are no words that will help you at this moment. Only God and time can heal the hurt. You will be in my prayers.
God Bless You,

Genie said...

Thoughts and prayers with you Margaret, Jean XX

Jan said...

As you know, Margaret, I feel so very privileged to have met Ernie last year. He was a quiet, gentle, polite man (handsome too!)and this photo of him and Bobby is a wonderful memory of happier times. I cannot begin to imagine how you must be feeling now - the pain must be unbearable but I do believe you will meet again one day and meanwhile I know that Ernie would want you to take some comfort in the love that is being poured out from all your friends everywhere. You are constantly in my thoughts. God bless you xxxxxx

Belinda said...

Margaret my heart goes out to you and your family. I can not express how saddened I am to here of Ernie's passing and please know my thoughts and prayers are with you. Stay strong and take care of you. love Belinda x

purplecat said...

I am so sorry and shocked to hear your terrible news. I cannot imagine your sense of loss or pain, all I can do is send you my love and thoughts and prayers **hugs**

Cindy Is Crafty said...

Margaret, I am so sorry for your loss. I am sure Ernie is looking down on you and urging you to get back to your art. He knows that you loved it!

Pattie said...

Dear Margaret,I know the pain of loss as you know,it will get better as time passes, Ernie would not want you to be sad,I agree with Purplecat,your Art will help you along the prayers and thoughts are always with you..........miss you
Pattie xxxxxxxxx

Viv's Visuals said...

Sending you lots of love my friend....xx

Artyfax said...

It was with deep regret that we learnt of Ernie's passing. Thru you we had come to know him well.

I hope that the pain and loss you no doubt feel will soon ease, although I know it will be impossible to get over it completely. I hope that you will find a place for art as I think this could help to overcome your feeling of loss.

My thoughts are with you - John

LeaKarts said...

I am so sorry to hear this, Margaret. All of my love goes to you.

nancy said...

We felt as if we knew him and loved him through you. Most of all, my prayers are with you now, that you will find peace and comfort. Ernie would want that for you. What a terrible loss.

Sherry said...

Thinking of you Margaret xxxxx

Cotton Picker said...

Dear Margaret:

I am so sorry for your loss. One day you and your husband will meet again - I know it.



Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your husband. I wish I had words to help with your grief. In time, you might find your art works as a healing therapy. I know it did when I lost my daughter. Until them, I pray that the angels wrap you in love.

... Paige said...

Bless your heart, I cry for you

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nfaband said...

Oh my dear friend Margaret ... I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. It's so painful to lose the love of our lives. Please know that you have my prayers and thoughts. May the loving arms of God wrap around you and hold you while you find your way back to a life full of cherished memories and days of happy thoughts of your guy who I'm sure is now looking down upon you from Heaven.
Love ya ... Tania

Agnes the Red said...

Thinking of you every day Hun!
Hugs xxx Ange

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JafaBrit's Art said...

oh margaret, :( I am so sorry for your loss.

sending my thoughts and prayers

Suze said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. I know how hard it is...I've walked your journey. I lost my first husband suddenly when I was in my early 30's. Our son was only 1 year old. At times it seemed that I wouldn't find the will to go on, but my faith helped me survive. My life is very different from what is was back then....but the love I felt for him lives on in my heart and in our child and he is always in our thoughts. I know he watches over us both as your sweet Ernie does with you.

Benita said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss...its so hard to loose those we love. Take your hurts and sadness to God and give it time. I pray soon you will find happiness again. My prayers are with you.

Renee said...

I know this sounds so cliche but it's true... "time heals".... Ernie will never be forgotten but in time the pain is replaced with the sweet memories and the comfort that knowing his struggles here are finally over. I'm thankful for the time MAMMA's groupies had to get to know him through you, thanks for sharing. Love to you!


I know that this has to be the worst pain that anyone has to endure. I hope that the good memories in time will outweigh the sorrow. Hugs and Prayers, Wanda

Ragtree said...

Stay strong and know that your husband would want you to be okay. I hope you have family and friends near to help you through this.

Margaret, you are in my prayers.


Jacky said...

Oh Margaret, I can only imagine the pain you are going through. You are in my thoughts and I send prayers give you strength to get through this sad time.

Sending much love and a gentle hug.

Jacky xox

Catharina Maria said...

I think there are no words that will help you with this great lost of your husband !
I think of you , love from Rini the Netherlands

Dot said...

Margaret - am so sorry to hear of your dear husbands passing. And very sorry to have not visited your blog for so long.
I am sure that Ernie could not have asked for a better life with you. Cannot comprehend your pain but please know my thoughts are with you.
Much love
Dot xx

konnykards .. Musings of a Senior Citizen said...

Dear Margaret, it is so long since I have been in touch with you and now I am very sad to read that you have lost your dear husband.
My thoughts are with you,
May you have comfort from family, friends and memories.

JafaBrit's Art said...

Just wanted to pop by and say hi, and see how you are doing.

Tosh Fomby said...

Been forever that we've communicated. At this hour (5 in the morning), I was thinking of you. Very sorry to learn of your hubbie's passing. What a lucky gal you were that he was also your best friend. Many thoughts are prayers are with you. You will be on my mind a great deal today.

Anonymous said...

Dear Margaret,
I am not sure how I ended up on your blog but I believe it was meant to be....My beloved husband
died unexpectedly here at home with me and my two children on June 11th. He was 65 and getting ready to retire.
I have been utterly lost.We had loved each other for 30 years.
I put the Christmas tree up this evening and have been sitting here alone. I don't feel alone now. My prayers go out to you.
Warm regards,Missy from the bayou

Mieke said...

Hello dear are you this days??

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Mary Anne Komar said...

Dear Margaret, I am so sorry for your loss, I followed one link from an embellisher site and lead to you. May I share some beauty that lives in our valley? Every winter we have flocks of wild white trumpeter Swans come here from Canada and Alaska. At night they honk to one another. Well one night taking the dogs out for their last time, the swans were talking, there was an owl softly hooting and a couple of coyotes, were barking to each other, it was magical. Lots of healing golden sparkles coming to you! Mary Anne

Tosh Fomby said...

Come on Margaret, your cyber friends miss you. Let us know how you are.