Friday, December 24, 2010

My Beloved Mine, I His.





Robb Williford
August 27, 1975 - December 23, 2010
He died in my arms, and I will hold him forever.
There are no words for an ache this deep.

39 comments:

Meghan said...

Oh Tricia. My heart aches for you.

Caryn said...

Tricia, my heart is filled with grief for you & the boys. I weep for you & the empty place that is now in your family. I remember so clearly the excitement in your life when you & Robb first started dating & then got married. I have enjoyed being able to peek into your life from afar through this blog & Facebook. Robb's love for you was so evident & your devotion to him & the boys so contagious. I loved seeing the sparkle in your eyes. We do not understand God's ways, but we trust in His Sovereignty. My prayers for you have been constant since Jody & I heard the news. I am so thankful for the presence of your family & Robb's. I know they will be such a comfort to you. Please give our love to Craig & Carolyn. My prayers contain strength for you during Christmas day & for Tuck & Ty when the reality of the loss of their Daddy sinks in. Hugs & love are sent across the miles from our family to yours. Caryn Bowser

Dan and Kerry Elliott said...

Such a legacy he leaves... he will be remembered in your hearts and ours. Dear Tricia, we love you and ache with you. 1 Pt 5:10

Jan Verhoeff said...

I'm glad you're picture crazy, Tricia! Your boys will have tons of memories in the years to come. Beyond that, I have no words. Just hugs and prayers.

Crown of Beauty said...

Offering a prayer for you this Christmas morning. May God fill your heart with comfort and strength for the long journey ahead of you.

Lidj from the Philippines

Emily said...

Praying for you and the boys right now. Words cannot express.

Rob & Brandi said...

Tricia, I can't stop thinking about you and praying for you. My prayers and tears are with you during this time. Much love to you. xxBrandi

The Leivas said...

Oh Tricia! My heart, my thoughts are with you and your family! I wish you peace and comfort that only God can provide! May HE wrap his arms around you!

Elizabeth@Romans8:15 said...

What a beautiful tribute to your love. Prayers constantly coming your way.

Constance said...

No words I can offer could ever give you the comfort you need. I will lift you and your sweet boys up before the Lord.

"Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need."
Hebrews 4:16

praying for mercy...
Connie

Pixie said...

Deepest sympathies in the loss of your beloved. The love you shared is so evident in your writings and photos, and my heart goes out to you and your family at this difficult time. May your faith and hope sustain you.

Dena said...

I saw this linked from another blog...I just can't begin to imagine the pain you are feeling now. Although I don't know you, you and your boys will be in my prayers. So very, very sorry for your loss.

deborah said...

hello-i am a friend of elizabeths in alabama. i wanted to send love and light and support to you.xxx
deb jacobs

Terry said...
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Terry said...

dear tricia...he is at the house with your other two babies...love from terry..

Sue said...

Dear Tricia, I am Elizabeth's mom and heard of your tragic loss through her blog. I wish there were some way to ease the pain of your tragic loss. Only God can do that and I pray that He does. Just know that there are lots of people out there that you don't even know who are praying for you.

Nettie said...

My dear Tricia. Loving and praying constantly for you, your boys, and families.

chris said...

Tricia, even though I do not know you, I feel a closeness looking at your family pictures. I cant imagine what you and your boys are experiencing, but I know as time goes on, the memories will turn to the funny, endearing, and loving more than the sad. He will always be with you. Bless you all.

Robin said...

Beautiful pictures, dear friend. Evidence of a beautiful love. Asking Him to overwhelm you with His presence...

lana said...

I'm visiting via a link and you do not know me but I want you to know that you and your family are in my prayers. So sorry for your loss, will pray for your strength in the days to come.

Margie by the Sea said...

Dear Tricia.
I am Kate's mom and you have been in my thoughts and prayers ever since I heard about Robb.
I am praying that God will give you His peace, which passes all understanding, and the strength to get through the days ahead.
May God continue to bless you and the boys.
Margie Snyder

Makenna said...

Tricia, You don't know me and I don't know you however, I know your dad. What a wonderful man he is and I can only imagine how wonderful you are as well. I read what happened on your dad's facebook page and I wanted to send my thoughts and prayers. I can tell just by looking at pictures how powerful the love you and Robb had. I hope the power of faith and the love for our lord Jesus will help give you comfort during this very difficult time.

Much Love,
Kristin Dinkins

Ladson's Mom said...

Tricia - Your dear parents were my youth leaders at ABT many years ago and I've loved them ever since. Please know that I am praying for you and thinking of you, your boys and your parents during this time of grief and sorrow. Your Dad sat beside me at my Dad's funeral when I was 15. I will never forget that.

Birdgirl90 said...

Tricia,

I have been praying for you and your children constantly. I can not imagine what you must be going through. My heart hurts for you like no one before.

Hugs, prayers, and blessings,

~Meaghan J.

Jamie said...

I am praying for you and your boys everyday!

Saija said...

via the scarf sisters ...
may you find yourself hemmed in by God's love ....

Chris Kerns Chappuis said...

Dear Trisha, I am a friend of your dad and mom,from elementary and high school. When I heard of your tragic loss my heart cried for you and your precious sons. My husband, Mike, and I have been lifing you up to our Lord's Throne continually. Looking through the pictures you have posted, we can see the absolute love and adoration you had for each other and your boys. We will continue to pray for all of you in the days to come. May God grant you peace that passes all understanding and keep His loving arms wrapped around you, your boys and all of your family as you grieve this tremendous loss.

Ellingson's said...

I will keep you in my prayers. May you be comforted & find peace!!

Becca Thomas said...

My heart just aches for you and your boys. May the God of Mercy give you Peace that is unexplainable. I pray that you will feel His presence. Your family is in my family's prayers.

Bonnie said...

You don't know me but I am a friend of Christine's. My heart goes out to you and your family. I've been praying for you and your family everyday.

Kelly said...

read of your loss on your brother's facebook... so sorry, I can't imagine! thoughts and prayers for you and your sweet boys!!
kelly norton

Manda said...

Praying for you, my fellow writing-friend. Praying.

eamaines said...

Tricia, my thoughts & prayers are with you, your boys & your families.

Jennifer said...

I just heard that your husband died 2 days before Christmas. I don't know anything else but that doesn't matter. My heart is just crying and aching for you and your boys right now and the days ahead. Please know you have many people all over the world praying for your healing...

Your Sister in Christ,
Jennifer Jenison (Ohio)

Brenda said...

Oh Dear Tricia...You don't know me, but we have several connections and my heart cries for you and your precious boys. I attended The Chapel in Akron and was a student at Bryan College when Robb's Dad was there teaching. I teach at Chapel Hill Christian School and taught with Carolyn Hopkins, which is how I heard about your loss. I am lifting you and your extended family up to the Lord in prayer. I just heard a sermon today on WCRF by David Jeremiah and was reminded from it that Jesus sends his angels to take our loved ones to Him. The Lord has been bringing you to my heart often in the last week and I send a prayer to Him for you when that happens. May you rest in Him and hold tightly to His hand. The thought of heaven is much sweeter with the thought of Jesus and our loved ones who are there. I will continue to lift you up in prayer in the coming weeks and months.

Liz said...

Tricia....the memorial was an amazing tribute to your beloved and your final "date night" together. I pray that God will provide you with comfort and healing in the days ahead.

Carrie Roush said...

Tricia,
Your friends from the Chapel are upholding you in prayer. Thinking about you and your boys constantly.

Love, Carrie Roush

Paula said...

Tricia...

Gary & I knew you many years ago when we were involved in jr. high ministry at The Chapel - that seems like ages ago!

Our hearts have been broken for you since hearing about this. We have been praying for you and your family continually. Our church also has been praying for you at our Weds. prayer meetings. Thank you for sharing your story. I don't think I ever met Robb, but I feel like I know him from reading your loving descriptions on your blog. What a beautiful tribute to your beloved.

May you continue to find strength and peace in God's word, constant prayer, and the body of Christ.

Honeycutt Family said...

You don't know me. I heard about your unimaginable loss through Amanda Olinger from Solid Grounds Coffee shop (she goes to my church).
I'm so, so sorry. You and your boys are in my thoughts and prayers.