Wednesday, May 12, 2010

We Need Your Prayers.

Shortly after midnight yesterday, we were awakened from a sound sleep by the ringing of our cell phone. Shocked and scared Ms Pat jumped up and ran to the phone in the living room. I listened carefully as I heard her say "Hello",,,,,,,, then , I heard her say "Oh GOD",,,,":No. Please NO"

It was Karen, our Son Mikel's wife. Mikel had passed away in his sleep during the night. Mikel is my oldest son.  He was 55 years old, retired Military and living in Tucson, AZ.

We were on the phone most of the day yesterday and will leave for Tucson early this morning. Thank God Rollie and Gina are here with us.  They will be taking us to Tucson and will help us as we try to deal with all the arrangements for Mikel's funeral.  It was just a short two years ago that we were dealing with the arrangements for my youngest son Scott's funeral.  We are in total shock as we pray to our Lord and are listening for his answers.

I will not be posting a Blog for a while as we pray for strength to help us through this. We hope to have more answers later. Meanwhile we ask for your prayers for Mikel's wife and two boys ages 12 and 15 and for our family. 

Mike and Pat

63 comments:

Walldog, Willie and Jake said...

Wilma and I will pray for you and Mikel's family. We are sorry for your loss.

Herb and Wilma Stark

All Because Two People Fell In Love said...

“May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.”- 2 Corinthians 13:14

Keeping you in our prayers that God would pour out an abundance of His love and comfort over each one of you; that He would be so near to you, that you would be able to feel His presence; that He would wrap His arms around you. Please know that we are here for both of you. We love you, your Kids, Rollie & Gina

det660 said...

Mike & Pat so sorry to here about this, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Doug & Deaon Titus

KU9L said...

Sheila and I are saddened to hear this news and pray for Mikel and all of your loss.

Doug & JoAnn said...

You are in our thoughts & prayers as we see you held in the loving arms of God.
Doug & JoAnn

Jerry and Suzy said...

We were so sorry to hear ablout Mikel's death. We will certainly have you two and Mikel's family in our prayers.

JB said...

Brenda and I send our prayers winging towards you in this time of loss.

Judy and Emma said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. What a shock. You and your family will be in my thoughts.

Sam&Donna Weibel said...

The one fear every parents has is that they will outlive their offspring, Donna & I send our prayers and condolences in this tragic time, We will pray for your Daughter in Law and Grandson's, God's Will is hard to understand but here is alway a divine purpose in what he does. With our love Sam & Donna

Mac and Netters said...

Mike and Pat we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are going out to you and to Karen and the boys to give you the strength to make it through all of the days to come. Mac & Lynette

Chuck-Kathy said...

We were so sorry to hear about Mikel's death. We will have you an Mikel's family in our prayers. God Bless.
Chuck and Kathy

Donna aka Froggi said...

Words fail me...Stu & I will keep you and Mikel's family close in our hearts. Love to you & Pat!!

Ron and JerrieLea Hopf said...

So sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers for safe travel and for Mikel's family.

THE BAYFIELD BUNCH said...

Kelly & I are thinking of you at this difficult time & send our best thoughts, wishes, & hopes, for your entire family.

Rick and Paulette said...

Mike and Pat, what a tragic loss. I was shocked and sorry to read the news this morning about your beloved son, Mikel. Take care, we will be thinking of you.

Happytrails said...

There just aren't any words to express our deep sadness at hearing this news. We will keep you all in our prayers as well as Mikel's family. May God surround you with his love, strength and peace.

Mike & Gerri Jones (happytrails)

Gary & Jennifer Roessler said...

Thinking of you and you family
Find comfort from us all
Gary & Jennifer Roessler

Ron and Thelma said...

We are so sorry for the loss your son.
Parents should never have to bury their children Now you will have done two. May God our Father be with you and watch over you and your family

Randy and Terry said...

Oh, Mike & Pat!! Your loss is devastating and I pray that you will feel the comfort that only God can bring you as you struggle to cope.

Jim said...

Mike & Pat, I'm so sorry and will be praying for you and Mikel's family.

Randy and Pam Warner said...

Mike and Pat - Our prayers are with you. We are so sorry. We will be praying for you as will be many others..

I hope God's strength and comfort and wisdom are you and Mikel's family in the coming days.

Randy and Pam

Wayne and Roberta said...

So sorry to hear this tragic news, you are in our thoughts and prayers that you will get through this with the help of God
God Bless your family.

Wayne & Roberta

Anonymous said...

I am very sad to hear about your loss. My prayers are with you both and Mikel's family.

Jerry and Sylvia

pweaver said...

How devastating! You and Pat are in our prayers.

Ellie and Jim said...

Our hearts join other hearts, our prayers join other prayers to surround you with love and healing as you move through this time.

Ellie and Jim

Anonymous said...

We are so very sorry for your loss. There is very little anyone can do for you at this time. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.Place your selves in God's hands and he will be with you.
Love, Jim & Sandy

Linda said...

I'm sorry that my first comment on your blog, which I have enjoyed for a long time, is in response to such devastating news. You and Mikel's family are in our prayers.
Steven & Linda

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Dennis M said...

Please take some comfort from knowing that you have a vast pool of friend's who share your pain and are supporting you with their prayers.

Nancy & Dennis

Marty and Roz said...

Mike and Pat, you don't know us, but we feel as though we are an extended part of your family through following your activities on your blog. We are so saddened by the news of the loss of your son, such a tragic loss of a loved one. The Good Lord must have needed another good soldier in His Army to help with His work from above. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all and your family. Marty & Roz Hill

Bob and Molly said...

Mike and Miss Pat...we are so sorry...there just are no words. You will be in our prayers. And HUGS for you and your family. Molly & Bob

Sharon Del Rosario said...

We just learned this devastating news, Mike and Pat. We were offline getting some work done on our coach today. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family as you deal with your loss.

John and Carol said...

We will pray for you and your family in your grief. How very sad. May you know God's presence and comfort.

Gypsy said...

I feel just terrible hearing this, and you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Margie M. said...

Like so many others, our thoughts and prayers are with you both and your entire family as you try to cope with this tragedy. We are so sorry for your loss.

Margie and Bruce

Bob & Deb said...

No words can express my sorrow. We'll be praying for you.
Debbie & Bob Keller

Dan and Gail said...

Mike and Pat,
I can't even imagine what you must be going through. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Be sure to take care of yourselves.

We met in Kerrville, TX at the RV-Dreams rally.

Ali said...

So sorry to hear about the loss of your son. I wish there was something I could say that would bring you comfort, yet none come to mind.

Praying that the Lord gives you the comfort and wisdom to know how to deal with this sudden loss.

dreamjosie said...

So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you at this time.

Jo & Fred Wishnie

Making Memories with Mark and Dortha said...

Mike and Pat...

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We pray that God's love will comfort you and your family.

The older I get, the more I realize that Heaven does truly get sweeter every day!

Love you guys.

Janna and Mike said...

Mike and Pat, we know you only thru your's and Gina and Rollie's blogs. Our hearts go out to you at this time, may your faith provide you with comfort and know you and family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Barbara & Tom said...

"Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed," says the LORD, who has compassion on you. Isaiah 54:10
You must feel incredibly shaken; we cannot imagine. We will be praying for the love, peace & compassion of the Lord to surround you and Mikel's family.

John and Sandy said...

We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with the two of you and Mikel's family and friends.

In The Wind Adventures of William and Mary Ann said...

Please know that our sincere condolences and prayers are with you and your family at this time.
God Bless you,
Mary Ann and William

Anonymous said...

Our hearts are saddened beyond words as you suffer another terrible loss. We love you and keep you close in our prayers. Mark and Janet Schmeeckle

Jessica said...

I am so very sorry to hear of your tragic loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Fuzz said...

Words fail.We love you guys.
God Bless
Fuzz and Freda

2.4 D Hwy said...

Mike and Pat, Life brings challenges that we can never imagine that we would ever face. God leads us down paths that only He can get us through. He is with you and Mikel. His arms are around you and Mikel's family. May his blessings continue to be with you and may you continue to trust Him to lead you through. Our prayers are with you and your family.

Dale said...

Terry and I wish to express our deepest sympathy to you and your family. We will remember you all in our prayers.

Dale and Terry

Anonymous said...

Well crap, I'm so sorry to hear that news. Its always so hard on the loved ones left behind. Cause you know your son is in a greater place, no tears or pain up there. I'm sure he is thanking God that he has a great dad on earth to look after his wife and kids in his absents. We will be praying for peace and strength to fall on you guys during this time.

Ron T.

cskremer said...

Mike & Pat,
Our condolences on your loss. Please know that you are in our prayers. May you draw near to God in this time of need. He will provide comfort and understanding through His grace.

Chad & Suzi Kremer

The Happy Wanderers said...

We share with you, our sorrow, our tears, thoughts and prayers. May God send His Holy Spirit to hold you, give you peace, and ease your aching hearts.
Gos Bless all of you!
Hugs,
E & M

I'm Lucy said...

We are so sorry for your loss. Please know you and Mikel's family are in our prayers.

Tim and Sue Daugherty

Margaret said...

Mike and Pat, we were so very sorry to hear of Mikel's death. Our thoughts are with you both and with Mikel's family in this difficult and painful time.

Margaret Wright & Ian McKee

Allan and Jeanne said...

Sorry to hear about your loss. Our hearts go out to you both. We will keep you in our prayers. So glad that Rollie and Gina are with you at this time.

Allan and Jeanne

Anonymous said...

Dear Mike and Pat,
Just a note to say again that you are in our prayers and thoughts. It's so difficult to accept and understand the way our Lord works; we can only believe that he has a plan for each of us.

Love you guys,
Sally and Tom

Carol said...

so sorry and so glad that you had your time together in April. we will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. our hearts hurt for you.........

Barry said...

Mike and Pat- Very sorry to hear of your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

Barry Fitzpatrick

Paul & Nancy said...

We will keep praying for you and hope we are sharing a part of your grief. We know that the Lord will see you through this.But please remember that we are here for you in any way we can help.

C.J. Wigley said...

Mike and Pat, We learned about your loss well after the fact but I recalled this poem that has meant so much to me. I pray you find some comfort in the heartfelt words.

Miss Me, But Let Me Go

When I come to the end of the road,
And the sun is set for me,
I want no rites in a gloom filled room,
Why cry for a soul set free?

Miss me a little, but not too long,
And not with your head bowed low,
Remember the love that once we shared,
Miss me, but let me go.

For this is a journey we all must make,
And each must do it alone,
It's all a part of the Master's plan,
A step on the road to home.

So when you are lonely and sad at heart,
Go to the friends we know,
Bury your sorrows in doing your deeds,
Miss me, but let me go.
(Anonymous)

God Bless Your Journey. Carolyn and J.D. Wigley, Full-time RVers

Roger said...

Mike and Pat:
We have been out of the country and just heard of your loss. Our hearts go out to you.

Roger & Diane Smith

Roger said...

Mike and Pat:
We have been out of the country and just heard of your loss. Our hearts go out to you.

Roger & Diane Smith

Roger said...

Mike and Pat:
We have been out of the country and just heard of your loss. Our hearts go out to you.

Roger & Diane Smith