"Grieving the loss of a child is a process, it begins the day your child passes and ends the day the parent joins them."
BJKarrer

Sunday, October 16, 2011

The Unimaginable...

has happened AGAIN to our family.

8 days ago, we lost our 21yr old son and our home, to a house fire. I cannot go into any details other than, there was a fire that broke out in our home while Paul and I were out to eat. A girlfriend of mine, whose brother just happened to be driving past our home, discovered smoke rolling out of our windows. He stopped and approached the house, even opening the door and crawling in on his hands and knees approximately 6ft., but had to turn back.

I will blog more at a later time, but for now I will leave you with pictures of our son.

Bradley Paul George
11/4/89 - 10/8/11












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Our hearts are beyond being broken. They are shattered.

45 comments:

Beth Snapping Away said...

Oh, Joany. There are just no words.

Our Family said...

everyone in the Ds community has been thinking of your and your family.

Patti said...

Joany, our family has been praying for you from the moment we heard last week. I don't have words- I just want you to know we love you and we're praying for you.

Hansina said...

There are no words. My heart is broken for your family.

Cammie Heflin said...

There are no words. Just please know that I am thinking of you all often. I cannot imagine your pain. Love, Cammie

my family said...

I don't even know what to say, I see the pain on my moms face after losing 2 children and I truly can't imagine, she said she goes on for the ones around. We discussed this the other night, you all are on my mind most of the days lately. My heart is so heavy for you I wish there were something we could do.

{{hugs}}

Salinas family said...

I am so very very sorry. Still wishing there was someway I could help carry this unfathamable load for you. I know that your faith has been shaken, but I can tell you this: I KNOW that you will see your children again, that your family will be together again.
sending love from UT,
Karen

Alicia said...

You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Davilyn said...

Dearest, I am so sorry and in prayer for you and your family. Incomprehensible. Lean on others. Take it one breath at a time. I know my words seem small and empty in comparison to your pain... I know I am just one of many that care and wish we could do something to ease this terrible burden. I am so sorry and will continue to pray.

Rochelle said...

Joany & Paul,

I am sure no words at this time are comforting. Please know that we are praying daily for you and our hearts go out to you on this devastating news. We are so sorry to hear about Brad.

Kristen's mom said...

Thanks for sharing what little you can share at this time. I love to see pictures of Brad and Carly together. I know they are both together watching over you. Let me know what I can do.

Karly said...

I don't know you personally, but I am so very sorry for the loss of both your son and daughter. As a parent, I cannot even imagine the enormity of your pain. Your family is in my thoughts.

Ally said...

Wishing I could give you a hug and hand you tissues. I'll be praying!!

stephanie said...

I never realized how much Carly and Brad looked alike.
Love you Joany... you and your family are in my constant thoughts.

Keri Mae said...

:""""""(((((

So, so, so, so very sorry. I'm just so sorry.

Posh Totty said...

Oh my word, I am so so sorry, I am thinking of you and sending loads of love and strength your way Xxxx

JEllen said...

Thinking of you and your family Joany. No words can be said at this time I'm sure to adequately describe how you feel right now. Please know we think of you every moment of the day. Seeing Brad and Carly together in these photos brings the heartache right to the surface, yet somehow I know they are together and will take care of you and Paul.

Lucky Jones said...

Praying for you and your family.. I'm devastated for you..

Jan and Randy said...

Thinking of you. I can not even begin to imagine your grief. No words.

Jan

Merideth said...

My heart is broken for you. As others have said, there are no words. I send all of my love, and if there is ANYTHING at all that I can do in anyway to lessen this horrific burden, please let me know. So much love to you.

Cathy said...

No words...just sending love to you, Paul, and Ashleigh.

Kim said...

I can not even begin to imagine what you are going through right now. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I don't know you personally but as soon as I heard what happened on other blogs I prayed immediately for your family to be comforted and carried through this unimaginable time.

Lindsay Marie said...

I am so, so sorry :( No, sorry doesn't even begin to describe how my heart aches for you :( I know that this is no consultation for what you are going through, but I am keeping you and your family in my prayers.

Mary said...

Peace and strength to your family. I am so very sorry for your loss.

Mary said...

Peace and strength to you and your family. I am so very sorry for your loss.

Kristin said...

I know sorry isn't enough. There are no words. I cried all day when I heard the news.

Claudia said...

I am without words for your loss, but I carry you and your family in my heart and in my thoughts.

Love from across the ocean.

kim said...

Finding no words of comfort to share, I am leaving a message anyway, so you know how much your DS family cares. I'm praying for you all.
Will's mom

The VW's said...

Thinking of you so often and wishing I could ease your pain in some way. Praying that you are given some sense of peace, strength and hope to carry on. Thinking of you and praying tons!

Kathi said...

I heard about this terrible tragedy from Amy Patterson. My deepest condolences. We have been praying for all of you and will continue to do so.

Emily said...

Still praying for you and Paul

Catherine said...

I can only say how sorry I am that this happened. Prayers, thoughts to you.

Trisha Larson said...

The only thing worse than losing a child...is losing 2.

I'm so sorry. You did not deserve this.

Hugs,
Trisha

Zoey's mom, Heather said...

Just sending love. That's all I can offer. I wish I could do more my friend. Oh how I wish I could do more.

Cindy said...

My heart aches with yours. I'm sorry you've had to go through this... again.

suelmayer said...

I don't even know what to say but please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers!

Bulldogma said...

Joany - there simply aren't words that I can say... I can't even imagine what you are going through right now. I am keeping you and your family in my prayers!

Stephanie said...

There hasn't been a day when we don't think about you and offer a prayer.

Me said...

I've been following your blog for a while.

And I'm terribly, terribly sorry!

Mary

thetaooftulips said...

There are no words for how unbelievably horrible this tragedy is Joany. My heart is with yours.

Wendy said...

I am so so sorry for your unimaginable losses. There are no words.

Wendy

Anna said...

My family and friends have been praying for you, and your family since We read the news. Just heartbroken.

Pam said...

There are no words to tell you how sorry I am for your loss.....no words at all. My heart aches for you. I'm so terribly sorry and I will continue to pray for your family.

Cindy said...

I am so sorry. It is unimaginable!

Jennifer said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I have been following Iris and I read about your son on her Facebook page. I am just so sorry. I was heartbroken over your Carly and this is just beyond words. I hope you can somehow find a way to heal your heart.