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Eerie emails from dead man stun friends

March 15, 2012 Leave a comment

When Jack Froese, 32, died of a heart arrhythmia in June 2011, he left behind a number of grieving friends and family members. But the BBC reports that several mysterious posthumous emails from Froese’s account have brought some happiness and closure to those who were closest to him.

During an interview, Tim Hart, his childhood best friend, recounts on the day it first happened, five months after Froese’s death.

“One night in November, I was sitting on my couch, going through my emails on my phone and it popped up, ‘sender: Jack Froese.’ I turned ghost white when I read it,” Hart told the BBC. “It was very quick and short but to a point that only Jack and I could relate on.”

This email takes Tim back to shortly before Froese’s death when they were having a private conversation in Hart’s attic, and Froese teased him over the attic’s messy state. “Just he and I up there. That’s it,” Hart said.

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Baby Angel Babcock’s Grandmother Mourns Loss of Entire Family in Tornado

March 6, 2012 Leave a comment

Following the huge tornado outbreak across the South and Midwest of America, claiming seven (7) states of the US, with Kentucky, Indiana and Alabama on high alert, reports of massive destruction have reported buildings and houses being leveled out.

“This is an enormous outbreak that’s going on right now across Kentucky and the South,” said meteorologist John Gordon. “It’s crazy. It’s just nuts right here.

In this destructive tornado, reports of deaths have spread out, also hitting an entire family of five. However, the last of siblings, Baby Angel Babcock, a toddler 15 months was found next to the bodies of her family members in a field near their Indiana home. This story took the world by storm, with well wishers streaming in to support the toddler’s grandmother who had hopes in her granddaughter’s recovery.

After watching her granddaughter depend on life support machines to hold on to dear life, the grandmother had to make the painful decision of allowing doctors to disconnect the life support. Following this decision, Angel died on Sunday from traumatic brain injury after her family removed her from life support.

 

Angel’s mother, Moriah Babcock, 20, father Joseph Babcock, 21, and two siblings, Jayden and Kendall, were found dead in the same field as the toddler on Friday. Angel’s grandmother was distraught but believed that when she let her granddaughter go yesterday, she knew the little girl was going to be with her daddy.

“I had my arm around her when she took her last breath,” Babcock told ABC News. “I sang to her itsy-bitsy spider.”

“We were all around the bed, I had my hand on the side of her, and I reached for her hand, and was holding her hand,” Babcock said. “I don’t know what made me let go but she put her arms straight up, she was daddy’s little girl. So daddy picked her up and took her. The whole room seen that. He was just like, standing in front of her. She wanted to go with daddy.”

Now, the Babcock family and friends is faced with the challenge of burying five members of the same family, but the community, including the Bank of America has set up a Babcock Family Fund to help pay for the family’s funeral expenses.

Angel, you are now in Jesus’ arms, and that is the best place to be.

May God comfort her family and friends and may the family rest in eternal peace.

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Whitney Houston’s Mother, Cissy Houston, Writes Touching Letter To Her Daughter

February 24, 2012 2 comments

Even with Whitney Houston’s passing two weeks ago, our hearts are still heavy with grief and remorse. This is not to be least expected of Whitney’s family, whose firm Christian foundation lingers still, and believe that their baby, mother, sister and friend is with Jesus.

When Aretha Franklin, a close friend of the Houston’s, said that Cissy Houston, Whitney’s mom, taught her daughter well, we agreed without any hesitation. Whitney’s Christian faith was founded firmly in the New Hope Baptist ChurchNewark, where her career was founded as she served as a soloist in the junior gospel choir. And with a mother that held the gospel music industry intrigued by her awesome music, Whitney just had to grow into the sensational singer she was.

In a recent development, Cissy Houston, who is still mourning her daughter, has written this very moving tribute to Whitney below.

Don’t morn a departed friend, celebrate knowing them instead!

February 15, 2012 Leave a comment
I never really knew what the phrase ‘Life is short’ meant until I lost my best friend, Julie
She is the girl I shopped with, played with, fought with, prayed with, laughed with….
We did so much together; I can hardly recall a time I was ever alone.
She taught me a lot of things I know now, dedicating her time to offer a shoulder for me to lean on
I never knew all this would be over so soon, and that I would soon wish I’d done more than these things.

 

I remember the things she told me as we grew up, telling me to never give up.
And when we were in junior school, and I was the skinniest of them all,
She told me in senior high, they would love my size so much I could make prom queen.
And when I worried that my hair was too tough, she relaxed it and let it fall down my shoulders
She stood up for me when the boys teased me, telling them I was too good for them.

 

And when I was getting married, Julie made sure to stand by my side all though,
Through the headache of planning a wedding, she was my wedding planner,
And she sure did know me well, because she got me the flowers I always loved,
And booked me into the town hall I always wanted to get married in.

 

Julie loved to see me happy, she’d take my hand when am down and read me the bible,
She never failed to remind me that Jesus is real and that He loves me so,
Even when I conceived, and was worried about my baby being okay,
She reminded me that the same Jesus that crafted me; was going to craft my baby,
And it was going to be a sight to behold;to mush over.
When my baby came, she was perfect, I called her Julie.

 

When Julie fell sick, I was by her side, nursing her, praying with her,
But this time, the battle was too big, she was losing, and I was hurting.
Julie looked at me from her bed and told me not to cry, she was gonna be okay
“Jesus is watching over me and the angels are holding my hands”
She told me then closed her eyes, never to open them again.

 

There are times I wonder if I ever did anything for her,
Then I am reminded that the fact that she was with me to the end means that I meant a lot to her,
And she had never failed to tell me this.
Now from here, I look up and tell Jesus to hold her hand as she walks into heaven
Because I am positive that there, is where my best friend Julie is.

 

I wish I had told her that she was the best friend I ever had,
I wish I had told her that I appreciated her so much that I know no one could fill her place.
I wish I had played more, prayed more, danced more and shopped more with her.
Lord, I wish we’d stood over the top of a cliff and sang hosanna with her.

 

Still, I know, even in heaven, she knows this, because real friends don’t need words to talk,
They understand each other before words are exchanged.
Therefore, I will not morn my departed friend,
I will celebrate the life of my best friend, who has been exalted to glory.
Because even I will follow her at one time, and so is the past of all humans.

xoxo

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Celebrating Whitney Houston

February 14, 2012 Leave a comment

On Saturday the 11th Feb 2012, at a hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif, we lost a powerful icon, a mother, a sister and a friend. And as the world grieves the death of Grammy winning Whitney Houston, we take a look back at how much she impacted the lives of all those who heard her voice in the 80’s and 90’s.

At 48, the blues icon was found face under water, in what seemed like a tragic drowning death. At her age, she had achieved so much, yet lost so much. All in all, we are graced to have had the opportunity of knowing this great woman.

At this trying time, we can only wish her family and daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown our condolences and we encourage her to use the good virtues bestowed in her by mother and the beautiful voice she has to keep her mother’s legacy going.

Life happens and people go through a lot just to reach self actualization. And this is what I’d term of the ‘I will always love you singer’. Personally, I applause her determination to try be a better person, and I give a tribute to the singer who helped nature in me the beauty of love and the feeling in itself. I know many of us remember her greatly and we will all miss that voice.

Whitney made life beautiful, she wasn’t afraid to sing her heart, literally, and wasn’t afraid of living. And even when life got tough, she knew that Jesus loved her.! We know where she is now, she has found peace and restoration.

Rest in peace Whitney.