Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Grieving Seems Easier When Shared With Friends

Tawny left this comment in one of the posts but she requested me to post it up also so that many will see. To understand more of what Karen and Joe are going through at this time, please read Karen's latest note HERE

Aloha Everyone,

I just left the Johnsons house. It was so good to see them. I know so many of us are wondering how we can be there for them and help. What they are needing during this time is fellowship. They would love people to stop by and visit with them. The hard part for them is being alone. Please feel free to stop by and visit. You don't need to call in advance just stop by. The outside gate to the condo is open so just come on in. They also wanted me to mention to everyone that they appreciate the phone calls and to keep them comming but it is to hard to return all of them. So please don't take offense if they don't call you back. They continually look at the blog so keep the comments comming as well. Even if you don't know what to say just a simple we are thinking of you means the world to them. So if you have some time please stop by and show your love and support to them and help them thru this difficult time they are going thru.

Aloha,
Tawny

UPDATE:
Many friends responded to this post by Tawny and Kristen's e-mail. I think many are just not sure where Karen and Joe's comfort level is in terms of being surrounded with people at this time, but when it was made known that they do want to be around friends, many started coming to visit. I stopped by there this afternoon and there were a lot of visitors pouring love to Karen and Joe.

I moved Karen's latest note up top so that many will have a glimpse of their pain and sorrow. Yes, they do trust the Lord and are peaceful that Joey is now in heaven, but there's also a part of them that's grieving....

2 comments:

Mike Leonard said...

Dear Karen and Joe,
We are continually praying for you and the whole family. .....wish we were there to hug, love, do absolutely anything for you...
Love and more love,
Susan and Mike

Bill and Lu Kepler said...

It's been good to be there with you. I see how much better it is with people dropping by. It feels right to see the moopunas running around, and Drew being his helpful self.
Love, Bill and Lu