Tuesday, November 12, 2013

May You Rest in Peace ~ Andrew McNaughton

I've been caught up in my own little world of late that I almost missed this.

You may have noticed the donation/blog hop logo on this blog for a young man named Andrew McNaughton. You may even remember that I am a contributing author in Nick Wilford's anthology, "Overcoming Adversity." You may also remember an interview I posted with Nick hen the book was published

It is with a very sad heart that I report that young Andrew passed away this weekend.

My heart goes out to Nick and his family. To lose a son even if he is a stepson is hard. Being a stepson is no barrier to the heart to grief. To Nick, Andrew was his son too in all senses of the word.

Having walked in those shoes before, I know from personal experience how hard it is. Andrew, may you walk, run, and do all the things in heaven that you couldn't do on earth. To Nick, his wife, and his sisters- may God send his Holy Spirit to wrap you with the comforting blanket of His love in the trying days and years to come. May He bring remembrances of the joys this son gave you and fill your heart with laughter. May He bring your heart peace.

Andrew may your rest in peace and reside in joy.


Barb Polan said...

I had not read about Andrew before, but his story is remarkable. I too hope all the best for Nick and his family, that they find comfort after the worst possible event - losing a child.

S.P. Bowers said...

I hadn't heard, thank you for passing this on. I'm heading over now.

Deniz Bevan said...

I'll join my prayers to yours, Jo.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Jo - thankfully I heard quite quickly and was able to send a card to them ... it was so sudden and unexpected I really feel for them.

Thanks for this lovely post .. Hilary