Sunday, March 16, 2008

Sadness

To my dear blogging friends and website customers:

I won't be blogging for at least the next week. My beloved older brother Russell passed away suddenly on Friday night while in his hotel room in San Jose, California on a business trip. Russ was a respected life long journalist based in Portland, Oregon. He was out in California reporting for a tech conference, and although details of his passing are still not fully known, it appears that he caught a bug and was not feeling well. He was a gentle soul who will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

~Janet~

40 comments:

Vicki Pink Pearl Girl said...

Janet,
So very sorry to hear of your brother sudden passing. It is very hard to loose a sibling. You take care & you will be in my thoughts & prayers.

Emma's Paper Patch said...

i am so sorry to hear about the loss of your brother. you and your family are in my prayers.

Lisa said...

Janet

I am so sorry to hear about your beloved brothers passing. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Please take care and know I am thinking about you.

Lisa
XXOO

Simply Me Art said...

Janet, Please accept my Condolences. I am so very Sorry... Jamie

Brenda @Just a Bed of Roses said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very sad time. I will hope all goes well with the arrangements and you will have the strength to endure this sad news. Brenda @ justabedofroses.com

Sharon said...

Janet~ I am holding you and your family close to my heart~ I am so very sorry.~Sharon

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage said...

Janet ~ I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your brother ~ I will remember your family in my prayers ~
Lori

Scrappy Jessi said...

oohh im so sorry for your loss!
shocking! we will all be here to help you get thru it.
my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!
oxoxox,
jessi

DEBBIE said...

Janet...I am so sorry for the loss of your brother..Please know you & your family are in our thoughts & prayers...It is very hard to suddenly lose someone dear to you..
Peace be with you..
Debbie xxxooo

Anita said...

Janet,
Been thinking of you alot since I found out your brother passed away, how sad and sudden. He lived close to our neck of the woods, and I hope that you will be able to have much strength to get thru this and make all the necessary arrangements.
Anita

Shabby in Pink Boutique said...

Janet... I am so sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family...
Stephanie

NeereAnDear said...

Janet... The passing of those we love can be such a difficult time... Just know there are those who care and are praying for you and your family...

HUGS TO YOU

JO

Gail McCormack said...

Dear Janet, I'm so very sorry to hear about your brother, my thoughts and prayers are with you all
take care.

Sherri said...

I am deeply saddened for you Janet. You have my most sincere sympathy. If there is anything at all I can do, call me.
You and your family are in my prayers - may God be with you during this unexpected passing of a loved and cherished one.
My arms are hugging you in an embrace, across the miles from Oregon to Florida, and my heart is hurting for you greatly - Take care luv, Sherri

Victoria Lynn said...

Janet,I am so sorry to hear of your loss. God bless you and your family in this time of sadness. I will be praying for you. Victoria

Alison Gibbs said...

Oh Janet, so sorry.
My thoughts are with you and your family
Alison

Deborah said...

I am so sorry about your brother. I pray that God will keep you stong during this time.

Take time to grieve - we'll wait for your return.

Wrapping you in hugs of love and prayers,
Deborah

Becky said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your brother. Sending you my thoughts and prayers.

Debbie said...

Janet....I'm so sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Debbie@CozyCottage

Joy said...

Oh Janet,

My condolences to you and your family. I will keep you in my prayers.

God Bless,

Joy
xo

Mandii said...

Janet,
My Heart go's out to you and your family. So Sorry to hear that news.
Please take comfort in knowing that we are all thinking about you.
Mandii

Rosie said...

So sorry for your loss. In my thoughts and prayers.

A Romantic Porch said...

I am so sorry. I will be remembering you and your family. xoRachel

Glenda said...

Very sorry for his passing.
Take time to be with family and come back when your ready.

Glenda

Sue said...

So sad to hear...my thoughts are with you,Sue

Tara said...

Janet, I know we already chatted but I wanted to tell you again how sorry I am and that I am thinking of you and your family at this difficult time.~xo

Tutti Chic said...

Janet my dear friend~I am so so sorry for your terrible loss. You & your family are in my prayers & I send you my sincere sympathy. Please know that I am thinking of you & sending my love~xo tutts

Joyce - Cottage Collections said...

Janet I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your brother. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Tracie said...

Dearest Janet,
I am so sorry to hear your news.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. You have so many people thinking kinds thoughts your way, sweet Janet.
Take care, love~Tracie

Barbara Jacksier said...

Dear Janet

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Hang in there.

Creating Myself said...

You don't know me but I've bought a few things from you off eBay & I've been reading your blog so I kinda feel like I have gotten to know you a bit. I'm very sorry to hear of your brother's passing...I will keep you & your family in my prayers.

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Janet,

I am so very sorry to hear of your brother's death. I know you will all miss him terribly.

You and your family are in my prayers.
xo Lidy

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Oh Janet, You have my sincerest condolences.
My thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family.
So sorry.

Kimberly

Fete et Fleur said...

Dearest Janet,
I am so sorry to hear this sad news. You and your family are in my prayers.

Hugs Dear One,
Nancy

Emily said...

Dear Janet,

I am "SO SORRY" for the loss of your brother. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Please find comfort in knowing that......
your many friends care very deeply!

~HUGS TO YOU~
Emily
xoxo

Whimsy Pink said...

I will be praying for you and your family shabby janet~ I am so very sorry for your dear loss .

Siobhan said...

Hello Janet, I am so sorry to hear of your sad news. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Siobhan xo

The Old Painted Cottage said...

Dear Janet, I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathies to you and your family.

oxox
Jennifer

PAINT MINE PINK said...

Dearest Janet,
I was so very sorry to read that you lost your lovely brother so suddenly. I lost one of my closest girlfriends suddenly on the 15th, she was more like a sister to me. I would like to offer you my sincere and very heartfelt condolences, and though i know there is nothing we can say to take away your hurt, please know that many people all around the world have you and your family in their thoughts and hearts.


Take Care Hon,
Blessings,
Shannon xo

Sweet Designs said...

Janet,
I am very sorry to hear of you and your families loss. You will be in my thoughts and prayers too. Hang in there, you are cared for.