Sorrow and Loss

The Starry Night

Vincent van Gogh

“When he shall die,
Take him and cut him out in little stars,
And he will make the face of heaven so fine
That all the world will be in love with night
And pay no worship to the garish sun.

William Shakespeare

My dear friends, it is with a very great sorrow that I tell you that my dear son Andrew died yesterday.

About Bernadette

I live in the small town of Haddonfield, NJ. I am at an age in my life when I seem to spend time thinking and musing about life. These musings are usually stimulated by my walks through Haddonfield, my reading of books and fellow bloggers, and my interaction with my group of fabulous family and friends.

110 Responses

  1. I am very sorry to hear this Bernadette, please accept my condolences. Been thinking of you and your family all this while. It sounds like you’ve got a wonderful network of support around you. Which is important. Take care. x


  2. Bernadette, my very deepest condolences to you and your family. For such sorrow to come visiting is a heavy burden for a parent. May you be carried in the arms of your angels and be blessed and surrounded by Love and the support of friends and family as you walk through this valley of shadows.

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  3. Saw this just today. We have a saying that the heaviest burden in the world, is that of a child’s coffin on a parent’s shoulder. I have lost a child, too. May God give you the forbearance and strength to face it. May his soul rest in peace!

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  4. Oh, Bernadette, I just read of the loss of your Andrew on A cooking pot and twisted tales. I am so very sad for you. May you be comforted by happy memories and the love and support of your family and friends.


  5. One day you will be able to walk this place, speak about what you wish to speak,
    It will be with a different gait, with a different voice.
    But when you can it will be one I would like to greet. Xxx


  6. I apologise for coming late to the place where you may not mind a “stranger’s” hug, Bernadette.
    I have observed you as a dear commenter on Fiona’s (Osyth) blog. I have children and grandchildren so my heart goes out to you. . . Sending you love and hoping memories may give you some comfort. Sincerely, Robin


  7. Dear Bernadette, I’m so sorry to hear that you son Andrew passed away. I haven’t kept up with your site for awhile.Please accept my sincere condolences! It’s so heartbreaking to lose your loved one. No words are adequate enough to describe your pain. May your memories of Andrew be your great treasure and comfort that he was your son and you are his proud mother.

    If you forgive me, I would like to ask your permission to continue the “52 Weeks of Thankfulness.” Sharon will co-host with me. We may change the title, if not, we would like to ask for your permission to use it. Please kindly let me know. Thank you, Miriam



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