Loss and Life on Cow Creek

Upon my return home from a most fantastic trip to England, Scotland, Italy and Switzerland, I learned of the sudden passing of my stepson.  We are all grieving and mourning the loss of life of one so young and so loved.  Under the veil of sadness, I am grateful for the blessings and love given by family and dear friends during this time.

Life on Cow Creek is ongoing and Rick brought this tiny tree frog inside last weekend so I might see him up close and watch his tiny heart beating.  I want to share it with you as a symbol of life and of hope.

i will post on the blog soon as I do want to share the wonderful places I have been due to the kindnesses and generosities of dear friends and the support of my dear husband.  I am just having difficulty with focusing my mind and my heart is heavy.  Thank you all for understanding. 💔




34 thoughts on “Loss and Life on Cow Creek

  1. Dear Ginger

    I am so sorry for your loss…always so sad, but somehow more poignant when you lose a young family member. I hope you will find some comfort from happy memories you have shared in the past. Thinking of you at this sad time Ginger….

    Take care, love and hugs Lel x


  2. Love you Ginger! As you have helped me in the recent past, you know that thinking of the good times helps with the healing process. I do wish and pray for you and your family during this time.

  3. I was very sad to read about the loss of your stepson. My son Elliott died aged twenty one, so believe me when I say I understand your pain. Ignore those who say time will heal, it doesn’t…you will never get over the loss but you do come to accept it, and memories will be such a comfort to you all on this long and lonely path that is called grief. Talk about how you feel with those you love…and say his name …often. God Bless xx

  4. Dear Ginger, Life can be hard giving with one hand while taking away with the other.
    We’ve already emailed so I’ll just say that we understand and send our love at this sad time and
    we’ll see you again when the time is right for you.
    Hugs and Love Dee xx

  5. I’m completely at a loss for words to say or write on reading of this sadness and passing of Lance, your young stepson… but rest assured my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    I agree that you never really understand or get over why such things are allowed to happen to someone who is in his prime of life with so much to live for and look forward to.

    I too, in situations like this, have found that talking and reminiscing amongst family and friends does help to ease a little of the shock and pain and time does try to heal as best it can that awful ‘unbearable rawness’ that is in your hearts and minds at the moment.

    Again I’m so, so sorry and please take good care of yourself and remember that I’m here praying as hard as I can for all of you affected by his sudden loss of life.

    • Thank you dearest Kendal ❤️ xxx

      Thank you for your prayers and your lovely words of consolation. The love and support of friends and family mean everything to me. I am praying too. I believe that our prayers are heard. ❤️

  6. Dear Ginger,
    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your stepson. You are in my thoughts and prayers. What an awful sadness to return home to. It was wonderful to meet you at the SCW and I enjoyed your pictures of your adventures afterwards. Please take care of yourself and say your Stepsons name often, I truly believe our loved ones that have passed stay with us and are never far. Love and best wishes to you and your family and if there is anything at all I can do to help you please just say. Thinking of you, Sue xxx

  7. No words can mend a broken heart. It is said, only the passing of time, the faith and love you have in your family and friends will bring you back to a place where you will feel the sun shine upon your face once more. I am optimistic that this time for you will come sooner rather than later Ginger.

  8. Dear Ginger, I am so sorry about the loss of your stepson. As Ronny quite rightly says, time doesn’t heal in the way people who haven’t lost someone very close to them might think – the only healing is learning to live with such devastating loss which is an ongoing process. Little things like the beating heart of a tree frog, a stirring of the leaves in the breeze, sunshine in shafts through a window, the love and support of those you know are all things which will help on this most painful of journeys. For a while activities and hobbies which you enjoy might seem trite and pointless, rediscovering the pleasure in those things will take time too. Rest in peace Lance. It is healthy and helpful to talk about him often as you and your family and friends cherish his memory. xxx

  9. Dear Ginger,
    We haven’t met in person yet but I just want to say how sorry I am for your loss. To loose a stepson must be so hard, I can’t imagine it. Every loss is so different and yet so keenly felt. I lost my husband at a young age and unexpectedly. Be gentle with yourself as others have said and say his name often.
    Sending much love and prayers. Maia

  10. Dear Ginger,
    I am so sorry for your terrible loss. What a tragic way to end such a lovely vacation. I am so impressed with how full of hope your post was, and I loved the significance of the cute little tree frog. I pray that as you move on from this loss that you can find joy in the memories of your precious stepson and strength in your sorrow. May you and your loved ones find love and comfort in each other to help you all get through this heart-wrenching tragedy. Please be good to yourself and don’t be afraid to grieve. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Prayers and Blessings,
    Elisabeth and the Fern Forest Family

  11. Dearest Ginger, I only just read this post, I’m so very sorry for your loss my dear friend. I hope that with time your heart will be less heavy and you will be able to think and talk of your stepson without the sadness that you feel now.
    Thinking of you and your family and sending you lots of love and big hugs across the oceans.

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