Friday, 18 September 2009

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Goodnight sweet prince. Rest in peace.

121 comments:

Noreen said...

I am so sorry for your loss. My heart is hurts for you and your family.
I will continue to keep you and your family in my prayers.

hugs and much love, Noreen

Pattee said...

Oh Renee... I'm afraid this a post about Sheldon passing on...

Going to meet and hang out with his grandpa...

If so I am deeply sadden by this~

I'll send you an email...

I love you~Pattee

Catherine said...

Renee,

Praying for you and your family.

With love, Catherine

Silver said...

...my love and hugs.

~Silver

Leks said...

Rest in peace little prince.And for your dearest ones all the love and strength.Love Aleksandra.

Julie said...

Oh no! Sheldon!!! I am very, very sorry, Renee...my condolences to you and your family, especially Jacquie.

lakeviewer said...

Renee, I read your previous post as well as this. I had not realized Sheldon's end was so near; hadn't realized how this will affect all of you. May you all have God's graces with you.

Deborah said...

Oh Lovee, feel my arms around you and Jacquie. He is in Glory now, no more pain, no more tears. Yet we who are left here weep. He knows all the "whys" now...he dances with your Daddy.

We will meet in the Golden City
of the New Jerusalem where all our pain and all our sorrow will be no more.

All my love to you, sweet Renee.
Deb

Debra She Who Seeks said...

My condolences to you, your sister and family, dear one.

Angela Recada said...

This warrior's mission is accomplished. Rest in peace, dear Sheldon.

Love you, dear friend,
xoxoxo
Angela

Sarah said...

I am so sorry Renee. I wish it was different. I love you. xx

glorv1 said...

Thoughts and prayers are with you and yours.
::hugs::

Marion said...

I love you, Renee, and you and your precious, precious family are in my thoughts and prayers. May God & His angels comfort you all and hold you close to His heart....

Psalm 91:4 "He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart."

kj said...

oh renee.......

oh reneee......

god's angels will not leave for one second.

Linda Sue said...

Renee,
heart just broke...
LOVE big kiss...all will be well in the great by and by...so they say...I hold you all close.

Marie S said...

Watch over your loving family my prince and peace to your heart and soul.

Loving hugs to you all.
May angels carry you all in your sorrow and return you all gently to a place of love and peace!

Jaliya said...

Renee ... has Sheldon died?

xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Holding you ...

Caio Fernandes said...

say good night for me too ... wonderful souls deserve to go to wonderful places ....

YayaOrchid said...

Oh, Renee! I am so sorry for your pain and for your great loss! He was surely a brave and valiant warrior to the end. May he rest in peace!

Ces said...

Oh my God Renee. Bless Sheldon, Bless Jaquie. Bless you!

Bella Sinclair said...

Oh, Renee, Renee, Renee. I just received a phone call from Ces, and I had to rush over here to take a look for myself. We are both so distraught. He is at peace and without suffering. We are holding you dear and so close to us. I love you, and you know I am always here for you.

Allegra Smith said...

I sent this to your Gmail but just in case:

I sensed last night that he was ready to go. I took an Ambien early because I wanted to go and find him in the Conscious Ignored. I am not sure I did, but I had the feeling that a young man with longer hair than usual was calling me by a name I knew to be mine but that isn't mine now. I told him it was alright to go, that someone, an old man was waiting for him at the end of the road, and that he had a glass on his hand ( I couldn't tell what was inside) and he was smiling and that everything will be alright. He smiled at me and said something about "things this time have been more difficult for me but the worst part is over" and walked down the road until I could not see him anymore.

I know in my heart it was Sheldon. My heart feels your pain and I would give anything to be able to take some away. He is free from gravity, from pain, from suffering and none of this is a comfort to you and Jacquie and the rest of the family, how well I know this. If I could turn my love and affection into a blanket I would wrap you all and hide you under from pain and tears. But I can't and life does not allow for love to hide the pain, so all I can do is to share it, fruitless in this purpose as it may appear.

I wish I were there to take care of the mundane things. Lacking that, my spirit and my love is there for you. There are no words I know that can comfort anyone when the Angel of Despair comes to knock at the door. But I want you please to give this to Jacquie. Maybe she will find comfort reading it. Nothing dies that lives in our hearts. Death has no power over love, the memories may fade and although the known qualities of expressed love are gone you will find, in time all the expression of love yet to be born of your grief.

I love you my dear Renee,

Allegra

Gone From My Sight

I am standing upon the seashore.
A ship at my side spreads her white
sails to the morning breeze and starts for the blue ocean.
She is an object of beauty and strength.
I stand and watch her until at length she hangs like a speck of white cloud just where the sea and sky come to mingle with each other.

Then, someone at my side says;
"There, she is gone!"
"Gone where?"

Gone from my sight. That is all.

She is just as large in mast and hull and spar as she was when she left my side and she is just as able to bear her load of living freight to her destined port.
Her diminished size is in me, not in her.

And just at the moment when someone
at my side says, "There, she is gone!" There are other eyes watching her coming,and other voices ready to take up the glad
shout; "Here she comes!"

And that is dying.

Henry Van Dyke

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

Crying...

I'm so sorry Renee!
Much love,
Darla

Manon Doyle said...

Renee,
My heart is heavy for you my dear friend.
Sheldon is now at peace.
I want you to know that I'm here for you if you need me.
Please accept my condolences for you and your whole family.

you are loved

manon
xo

TERI REES WANG said...

May we all find our own path to "Peace".

TERI REES WANG said...

Bless him.
Bless you.
Bless us all.
...all the way to "Peace".

Elizabeth said...

I'm so sorry. I weep for you and your family. Rest in peace, dear Sheldon whom many of us only know through your aunts beautiful words.

Michelle said...

Oh sweetheart. Love to you.
xxx

Coastal Sisters said...

May the Prince rest in peace.

Love to you and all of your family members and the Princes' family members Renee.

LuLu~*xoxo

yoborobo said...

"Heaven will be inherited by every man who has heaven in his soul."
Henry Ward Beecher

For the one who had heaven in his soul from the moment he was born. I wish you peace, Sheldon.

My love to you all - Pam

Rob-bear said...

"As You did not lose him in giving him to us, so we have not lost him in his return to You."

Sentence of a Memorial Prayer that I use regularly, at appropriate services.

studio lolo said...

Oh God Renee. Not yet. Not yet.
All I can do is hold you in my virtual arms.

I'm so so sorry. God knows I am.

I'm here if you need me.
Blessings to the family. Oh God, Jacquie.

I'm sorry, I'm just making this worse.

I love you.

laurel
xoxoxo

Clarity said...

God bless Sheldon, God bless his heart and his soul. God bless and strengthen his mother and family and ease their hearts at this time.

I love you Renee, I wish I could be there at this time, Peace, xxx.

rochambeau said...

Dear Renee,
Has your Sheldon, gone home?
If so, now he is healed!
May he rest in peace.
May Jacquie and her husband and family feel Gods peace surround them.
I'm so sorry Renee,
Love your friend,
Constance

Barbara said...

I can only believe this means the worst. My heart aches for you, dear Renee and I wish him a safe journey to his next destination. My deepest sympathy and tears are with you.
xoxo Barbara

Lisa said...

love as always my dear friend xx

secret agent woman said...

Oh, I am so so sorry. I can't even imagine, and without having met him or you, my heart feels unbearably heavy.

Karin Bartimole said...

Oh Renee, sending so much love.

Great-Granny Grandma said...

Renee, I am so, so sorry.

Delwyn said...

I send you my love and thoughts Renee

Delwyn

Ribbon said...

Renee... you are one of the most beautiful people in blogland... you are amazing and I like others very much appreciate all that you share.
What shines through the most like a spot light is your Love of life and ability to see all its beauty no matter where you are in your life experience.
You are very clever...

all the best wishes and lots of love from Ribbon :)

Silke said...

Oh, Renee, my heart is breaking for you and your family! Sending all my love and prayers! Love, Silke

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

Dear Renee,
I am so sorry to read your post and know what this means.......I know your heart is breaking and you are still trying to be strong for your sister and her family at the same time. My thoughts, my heart, my hugs, and my prayers are with you and your family at this time. Much sadness for you , but mush happiness that you shared Sheldon's journey with us.......because of this people around your blog world are thinking of him and came to love him through your writing and see what a remarkable and wise warrior he was.....you shall miss him greatly and so will we. XOXOXOXO

Sarah Lulu said...

Sending you love and light.

Bonnie, Original Art Studio said...

Renee: I am so sorry that you have lost Sheldon. I am glad he did not linger in pain. I hope you can feel the support you are going to get from hundreds who love you. Nothing can make up for this incomprehensible loss. All you can do now is to allow yourself to be held up by the love around you.

Sheldon truly was a much loved prince with true saints as loved ones. A blessed, but oh too short life.

suziart said...

Oh SweetHeart, I am soo sorry. I feel like I know you and the loved ones you share with us ... I do not post comments, you get so many, but please accept my love and prayers. You and your loved ones have and are going through so much, you are an angel...you are my Hero!
Hugs, Suzi

Anonymous said...

It is with a heavy heart and so much saddness that I must say how much I will miss our dear sweet Sheldon, you were an incredable young man I was so proud of you , even to the bitter end you would always thank your nurses and tell all of your family how much you loved them as they were leaving your hospital room. God Bless you Sheldon I love you Forever & Miss you Auntie Suzie xoxo

@eloh said...

God be with you Rene.

Sarah said...

Oh hon...I love you..so deeply sorry! Love, Sarah

Annie said...

Oh no. Honey I am so sorry. I am sending love and a trillion hugs
and more kisses than I can count.
My thoughts and prayers are with you. I am glad that Sheldon is done suffering, bless his sweet, brave heart. xoxo

Daria said...

I'm so so sorry.

Cori G. said...

Oh Renee,

I am so sorry!
You are in my thoughts and prayers.

xoxo Cori

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Renee my heart aches for you and your family. Sheldon's strength and courage has touched so many people. Sending lots of thoughts and prayers your way. Love Lisa x

Mariana Soffer said...

Hope you the best, you really diserve it, you are an amazing person, the kind that you can not find anymore.

I love you renee, send you all my love.

Sonia ;) said...

Renee....what happened??

Mim said...

oh god Renee - what can I say or do. Thinking of you continually and praying hard for your family to have strength.

pinkglitterfae said...

Dear Renee, I can't believe what I just read. My heart goes out to you and your family. May you find strength to deal with this tragedy. My thoughts and prayers are with you
((hugs))
betty

kj said...

renee, the painting you've chosen says everything. how many comments do you have by now? how many people want to wrap their arms and hearts around you, around jacquie, around sheldon, around nathan?

how many hearts and how much time does it take to accept and heal?

you are loved renee.

love
kj

Woman in a Window said...

straight from Marion's...

For what is it to die but to stand naked in the wind and to melt into the sun? And what is it to cease breathing, but to free the breath from its restless tides, that it may rise and expand and seek God unencumbered?

i am silenced, renee.
love your way
xo
erin

soulbrush said...

oh my god, nooo. i am sitting here with cold shivers and tears in my eyes.

Sara Williams said...

Beautiful picture and I totally "get it"

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

Have a blissful weekend!

kristina feles said...

Dearest Renee, I am so sorry, but remember on Sheldons dream, Sheldon just arrived to his grandpa and they will take care of each other, he is just in good hands, and he is not in pain anymore.

Dearest Renee remember on Your own words too: Nobody knows what life will bring and nobody can stop bad things happening to good people. What I need to remember is that good things will happen too. I need to remember that bad things do not need to cancel out good things. They can if we let them, but they certainly don’t need too.

I am just greatful to have You here Renee, please take a good care of You all, with love, Kristina

soulbrush said...

now he is with his grandpa, and the two warriors are free. blessing and heartfelt sympathy to you all.

one little acorn said...

Dearest Renee. I am so so sorry to hear this and know something of the pain you must be feeling right now. Tears are flowing across the world for you and your family and your beautiful Sheldon. All my love and deepest sympathy to you.
xxx

Miladysa said...
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*jean* said...

oo renee, i'm sooo very sorry for your loss...

Arija said...

I am so sorry Renee. Somehow I mst have known as I knelt in a little country church yesterday and prayed for you all.

All my love, Arija.

studio lolo said...

Dear Renee,
Here is one of my favorite poems, for Sheldon and his family.
xoxoxoxo

I Did Not Die

Author: Melinda Sue Pacho
Do not stand at my grave and forever weep.
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn’s rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and forever cry.
I am not there. I did not die.

Meghann LittleStudio said...

Oh no Renee, I am so sorry.
Big hug and prayers.
Meghann and Arwen xoxo

Diva Kreszl said...

Sweet Renee I am holding you and your family in my prayers.

Sherry Byrum said...

Oh that is so beautiful Rene! I just wanted to stop by and tell you I'm thinking of you and you have my deepest sympathy for your loss! He is in the most beautiful place!!!!

Anonymous me said...

Oh Renee ... no words then. Tears, hopes and prayers. So sad. We can only look to that time when we will see again the ones we've loved so well. xx Jos

Rikkij said...

Damn it Renee!!! I just found out at Marion's. I'm so very very sorry. But I learned to love him through you and how you loved him. And that's what I'll hold to. I am so happy that Sheldon was so beautiful in life and in letting it go. Isn't love wonderful? It's time and death that sucks. Please be well, Precious friend and pass my love on to J. ~rick

Dede said...

{{{{HUGS}}}}

Tabitha@ichoosebliss.net said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. Sheldon sounds like an extremely strong young man.

Miss Becky said...

Renee. soul hugs to you.

Annie said...

Your family are in my thoughts and prayers today, just wanted to send you an extra hug. Love you. xoxo

Suecae Sounds said...

Rest in peace.

Snowbrush said...

Such a beautiful painting. I am sorry that Sheldon died.

Strawberry Girl said...

My prayers are with you and yours at this time Renee... ((Hugs))

SG

Holly said...

I have no words that can help. So I send Reiki to you and this situation to support you as you find your way.

I send light and love to illuminate the dark places and spaces that currently seem to have invaded your world.

And, I send you hope to remember that you are loved and death is an illusion.

Elizabeth said...

Dear Renee
Even though I only knew Sheldon through your blog I send my sincerest condolences to you for the loss of a gallant young man.
Your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Bonnie, Original Art Studio said...

Dearest Renee: Holding you in every way possible from a distance.

You did such an incredible thing for Sheldon . . . so many people around the world are feeling his loss and appreciating his too short life . . . amazing.

Love, blessings, condolences. xo

Escapist said...

so does the mix of colors welcome you to the new and better life,full of joy,happiness....



joliieess:-)

glorv1 said...

I am so sorry Renee. My prayer's are with you and your family. Please pass my condolences to your sister. Man, I am so sorry!! I didn't know Sheldon but I knew of him when you spoke of him. He is at peace and with the angels and GOD now. Always thinking of you.

glorv1 said...

"He Will Be Remembered"

He Will Always
Be Remembered
As you share
the stories
and the memories
of how he lived
his life
and how very much
he meant,
may you
find comfort...


And, throughout this difficult time,
may you also know
the deep sympathy
and concern that is felt
for you and all your family.

yoborobo said...

Love you, Renee. xox Pam

lawatha said...

Renee, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I wish there was something brilliant, something enlightening, that I could say... but and all I can say is I'm sorry for your loss...

TheChicGeek said...

Oh, my heart is breaking for you.

Renee, I send you love and hugs, all my best prayers. I am so sorry for your loss.

Love,

Kelly

Two Mile Creek Primitives said...

Did we lose our Sheldon?? Say it isn't so?? I was afraid to come here to see the words. I don't know what else to type..... cept I won't let him go. He will live in my thoughts. Hope he likes driving race cars and bowling and snowmobiling and aminals. Because that's what we are going to be doing.
Hugs to you.. Please take care,Rene

nollyposh said...

Sweet Dreams Sheldon <3
Beautiful Earth Angel has found his ~wings~
Much ~Love~ to your Mother and Aunty and family all xox

lyptis said...

What a great and peaceful picture! So touching!

clairedulalune said...

I am so so sorry Renee. Thinking of you at this heartbreaking time. With love, Claire.

Karen D said...

may peace be with you and yours this day and the days to come.

A Cuban In London said...

Whatever you're going through, please, I want you to know that I wish I could be there with you and give you and your family a big hug. Light at the end of the tunnel, there's always one.

Greetings from London.

secret agent woman said...

Renee, I have been thinking about you all weekend, and wrote a post about Sheldon today. I just wanted to let you know I am mourning with you and your family.

Caroline said...

Rest in peace Sheldon.
I am so sorry Renee. My thoughts are with you and all your family now.


'He is Gone
You can shed tears that he is gone,
Or you can smile because he lived,
You can close your eyes and pray that he will come back,
Or you can open your eyes and see all that he has left.

Your heart can be empty because you can't see him
Or you can be full of the love that you shared,
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday,
Or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.

You can remember him and only that he is gone
Or you can cherish his memory and let it live on,
You can cry and close your mind be empty and turn your back,
Or you can do what he would want: smile, open your eyes, love and go on.'

Bella Sinclair said...

Oh, dearest Renee. I cannot stop thinking about you. You and Jacquie and all your extended family have been in my prayers and my heart.

xoxo

turquoise cro said...

(((((((Renee and family )))))) I'll still say prayers for your sweet prince, they will be just like rose petals thrown down a white carpet before the bride meets her groom, thus,just before your prince meets his KING!

Sophia said...

Oh Renee.....(tears welling up)...my heart is grieving deeply for you. I'm SO sorry.

((((((((HUGS)))))) Words cannot express it enough. Please, if there is ANYTHING you need...just let me know.

Beth said...

Oh Renee, I'm so sorry for you and your family.

Draffin Bears said...

Dearest Renee,

I read your post this morning with tears in my eyes.
I have been away for a few days so have only just seen this.
I am so sorry.
You and your family, have my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
May you find comfort and strength.

Love & hugs
Carolyn xo

~Babs said...

Sigh,,,I am so very sorry, Renee.

Sydney said...

Oh no. Oh no Renee. I have been absent from blogging for most of the summer, but I have been checking in when I can with just a few people, you being one.

I am sending loving thoughts to you and all who loved him... which sounds like many. I pray for his smooth continued transition and peace.

Chrisy said...

My dear baby girl, I wrap my arms around you and hold you tight, and we just breathe..just rest for a moment as one..and weep...

La Donna Welter said...

Is this for Sheldon?
Love,
La Donna

LDWatkins said...

Been thinking about you all for several days. I know your hearts are heavy, and I wish I could give you a big warm hug and a shoulder to cry on. Love, Lynda

Kate P said...

I came over from Annie Coe's--I'm very sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers tonight.

Diana Evans said...

I am so sorry Renee...there really are no words at a time like this...but know you and your family will be in my heart and in my prayers...

Hugs
Diana

dragonflydreamer said...

Please accept my deepest sorrow for so much loss and pain. So glad you let go of guilt because everyone one who loves you wants you to be a miracle. You touch so many. You touch me and change me by making me strive to be a better person.

Yarrow said...

Oh Renee, I'm so so sorry for you and your family. Words fail me. Love and prayers for you all. x

Debra said...

Words fail me now, dear Sheldon at last a warrior in heaven. God Bless your family in this hour of great sorrow.

Jenny S said...

Rest in Peace Sheldon. I am so sorry for your loss.

Julie Fillo said...

Be strong for your family, Renee. I know you will. I'm so sorry about your loss.

Dawn said...

I am sitting here wondering what to say, there are no words... but my thoughts are with you and my heartfelt condolences xxx

karen gerstenberger said...

Yes, peace and infinite love! XOXO

miruspeg said...

Renee dear Renee
That is the most BEAUTIFUL picture I have ever seen.
Sincerely and with love
Peggy

turquoise cro said...

God Bless YOU dear woman! Just today I held the sweet angel YOU sent me and remembered to pray for YOU and all your family. Thank YOU for that sweet gift! YOU are a sweet gift dear friend! to worry about me...please don't worry, I am better now for when someone cares is a prayer answered, sending GOD more prayers for YOU and your family and that SWEET Sheldon...is there anything YOU need Renee, let me know! I've been meaning to get another card out to YOU but I am soOOOOo slow! Thinking of YOU and sending prayers and love ((((((Renee))))

Lola said...

Renee
I learn only today of your family's loss. I am shattered that I wasn't there with not even a word for you.

And here I am now, with no adequate ones, speechless. What comfort can they bring?

The only solace is in the knowledge that Sheldon is beside you, in peace and free, at last.

I am very emotional right now so I'll sign off with all my love and deep deep respect for your grieving.

Lola

BT said...

I am so so very sorry Renee but glad that Sheldon will not have to suffer any more pain. My heart is with you and your sister and family. Love to you all, Gina xxx