Sunday, December 16, 2007


Our dear friend Annette passed away early this morning. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and her friends.

Interesting that as I wright this blog entry Meet the Press is on with Mit Romney talking about Religion. Well here is what I want to know today.....

Why a loving god would allow a lady who never smoked to get lung cancer and die at such a young age leaving a great husband and two wonderful young boys behind. I always here the same answer.....he has a better plan, he knows best.....

Well somebody explain that one to me because I can assure you today that makes absolutely now damn sense.

Annette we will miss you deeply.....

Peace Dude!


Lisa said...

Going out on a limb here, since I'm pretty sure this is a rhetorical question but it's not about understanding's just about believing...even though you are so right, it doesn't make sense. I'll never understand it either, but I pray Annette does, and Tom finds the strength to keep believing without her here on Earth.

I was at a dinner gathering once with a very wise doctor who had lost his wife to cancer and remarried. We were talking about someone else who had died young and I said "some days life really isn't fair" and his reply was "yes, but some days it is more fair."
He really made me think.

I'm is so glad Jan is able to be with Tom and those amazing boys today.

Thanks again for helping Jan make our get togethers happen last summer and fall, we are all ever so grateful.

Lisa, Jim, Jamie and Cori

Kim Ayres said...
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Kim Ayres said...

Sorry, the last post was a rant by me and was inappropriate. I apologise. My thoughts are with you and Annette's family

Jeff said...


Thanks for the comment and I understand what you are saying....but hey you have known me long enough to know I will just about challenge any idea or thought I am not sure of.... and me rant? No it can't be....send me the rant by email if you want. Thanks for commenting.

Peace Dude

Monica said...

It is a tough question for sure... there is one line in the poem "The Weaver" that comes back to me each time something as sad as this happens...

"Oft times He weaveth sorrow
And I, in foolish pride,
Forget He sees the upper,
And I the under side."

I was up late last night reading through Annette's blog. It is one that seemed inappropriately named in the first couple of days after her death... as it seemed to me the road had ended. But still... I see her strength and love of life reflected outwards in so many of the people that she touched and begin to wonder if it truly is not just a bump in the road as she continues to live on. It also speaks to a larger purpose to life than just what we see here on Earth. We define everything by the little blip in time that we are here and yet, there must be more... a longer road that is still be travelled.

It does not answer the question of what these little boys are supposed to do without their mother. Like you, I'm left to question God on that part of things. I do know that God must have temendous faith in Tom in regards to carrying on and keeping Annette alive in their children's eyes.

Annette's strength and faith humble me... if she, as the mother of these boys, could find peace with this, then I guess that I will need to as well.

"Not til the loom is silent
And the shuttles cease to fly,
Shall God unroll the canvas
And explain the reason why.

The dark threads are as needful
In the Weaver's skillful hand,
As the threads of gold and silver
In the pattern He has planned."

Much peace to you. Give Mauzy a big hug from Mikey and I.

Monica and Mikey