Dropping by to say hi and let you know I come here often and I think of you and the children often and keep you in much prayer, indeed, our dearest Teresa is missed much but know she is safe in the arms of Jesus, one day we will be re-united with Teresa in Heaven, in the meantime I keep you and the family in much prayer that God will continue to strengthen and comfort you daily...God Bless you Marcus, when you can, please let us know how you & the family are doing so we know how to better pray for you and the children... 3075 days ago
Dear Marcus, you are in my thoughts and prayers. I send you wishes for peace, because I know it's hard to come by when suffering the pain of loss. From all the wonderful things Teresa said about you and your family, I know you are a very special bunch, and I know how painful it is to loose someone so dear. My heart goes out to you. Please come back here for support any time you need it. Teresa was an amazing supporter and inspiration to us all. Let us repay her kindness with love and support for you whenever you need it. With love and prayers for peace, Nicole 3128 days ago
So sorry, I lost my fiancé in 2008, and sister in 2005. The holidays are rough, but I try to remember they would want me to be happy. Praying for you, for me, and for those who struggle with loss .
Dearest Marcus,Thank you for a beautiful tribute video of Teresa. I want you to know I am praying that you and the family will be filled with God's Peace and Strength, this time of the year is the hardest, the 1st Christmas, Birthday, Special Holidays will be the hardest for you, please know, in time it will get easier, it doesn't mean you stop missing your beloved Teresa it means it will get a little less crushing, the emptiness & crushing sorrow that is there now will be filled with all the good memories of your beloved Teresa, yes, there will be moments you will shed a tear, and that's alright, right now, everything is still fresh and grieving is now needed, it's ok to cry and have a day where you are struggling and missing Teresa,during those times try and focus on the happy times you had together , like you did today with sharing the lovely tribute video of Teresa. It is those kind of memories that will see you through, I'm sorry you had a bad day and that you are hurting this month of December. I will keep you in my thoughts & prayers as always...God's Blessings, Judith 3131 days ago
What a beautiful video Marcus. So sorry you had such a bad day. The bad ones and the good ones too come and go. I lost my husband 3 years ago and it still hurts a lot especially around the holidays. Prayers and Hugs to you and the kids. 3140 days ago
Jesus I lift Marcus, his 2 children and their niece and nephew that Teresa babysat for. Jesus Marcus and the family miss Teresa. It is hard for their hearts and arms to not be able to express their love for her because the are empty. Jesus, when you took my son Grant home to be with you, I had this emptiness in my heart and arms. Jesus I ask that You surround all of Teresa's family in Your Mighty Power, Love, Grace and Peace. Carry them Jesus daily Jesus. Walk them through the valley of mourning. Bring them out the other side victorious just as You did for me Jesus. Jesus when I went through the mourning time it was very hard, but Jesus I met You Jesus Christ the Son of the Most Living High true God of Heaven. Bring Marcus and His family through to this victory in your Name Jesus I pray this amen. Abba we fallen natured people must travel; through the Valley with Jesus and the Holy Spirit to gain the victory that You have for us. Please do that for Teresa's family. In Your Son Jesus' name I pray this Amen 3142 days ago
My prayers are with you, Marcus and your children. So sad at any time, but the holidays, make it double. She is in every sparkle you see, from the tree lights, to glitter, to the star up above and the sun on the water. Snow, in the moonlight, the look in your daughter's eye...everywhere. 3148 days ago
I am still praying for you Marcus and your children. It is very hard at this time. I pray God will comfort you and your family at this time, His loving arms will be wrapped around you. I you cry, remember it is God's way of cleansing. He will cry with you. Remember one day, you will be holding Teresa in your arms again. You are such a beautiful couple and we will never forget Teresa. I go back to the other tribute several times and shed tears while watching. She was such a loving girl and has left an emptiness in my life, but she has never left my heart. God bless you Marcus and family. I will be remembering you at Christmas and praying for you especially then. I loved Teresa as a wonderful friend and I feel you are a friend of us here at Sparkpeople as well and we love you all. God bless you. Joan 3150 days ago
Marcus, this has got to be a hard time of the year for you, but remember that Teresa would want to see you happy; for the children. I know it's hard! Just remember that you are always in my prayers and I wish you "peace and acceptance"! The following is one of my favorite quotes and I pray that it helps you: "There is a quiet place somewhere beyond tomorrow where your heart will find peace and the mist of grieve will began to clear away!" 3150 days ago
I'm so sorry for your emptiness this time of year. Teresa has a space in my heart also. I miss her and her uplifting messages. Tears come to my eyes when I watch the videos of her. Your in my heart and prayers also. May god help you thru your hard time. God be with you. 3150 days ago
I miss her too and its hard I dont know what you are going thru but the first are hard I know because I am going thru them too ,, I just lost my mom 7 months ago and I know she was older but its strange and the one sudden she is well and going place and then in the hospital sick ... just to fast without notice is what is the hardest .. Praying Marcus for you and your family 3150 days ago
Marcus & family - the first year of "firsts" is the worst - the first Thanksgiving, the first Christmas, the first anniversary, the first birthday.... It does get easier, but time needs to pass. Cry when you need to. It is OK to grieve. Make an effort to remember the good times instead of the gaping hole in your lives. Talk to her - I think she can hear and could possibly answer, maybe in your dreams. Talk to us and your kids and to others that knew her. All of these things will make time pass and make the grieving just a smidgeon less. Just remember that you were and are loved. And thank her spirit for the memories that you have to cherish. 3150 days ago
marcus. this is a hard time of year...people ask what i want for christmas,,, they can't give what i want...they can't help it. teresa still is a presence here and in me...i can't even begin to understand your loss. 3150 days ago
Praying for you Marcus...I am so sorry you are having such a hard time. I know, even when we believe in GOD, things can still seem so unfair in life sometimes! Life is unfair, but GOD is love and HE will comfort you if you turn to HIM. I have had many heartaches, tho I will not say I know how you feel...because how you feel is how you feel...no one can really know that. I do, however, have empathy for how you feel. I will be praying!
Good morning Marcus, Thank you for sharing this blog and the pictures of you two. I love her smiles. God Bless your day. Sending my daily Hugs. I'm sorry you had a hard day. Debbie 3150 days ago
Marcus keeping you in prayer. You, Mac and Heather have been on my mind as we start the Christmas season. I enjoyed the video tribute. Teresa was a very special person. I know she had a heart full of love for you and the children and for people. She has been missed here on Spark, I can only imagine how much y'all are missing her. May our heavenly Father keep you wrapped in His arms with comfort and peace.
How could you not miss the love of your life? She is still a part of you and always will be. These days will come and go but cherish all the memories! She was one very special woman! HUGS! 3150 days ago
Marcus, It has been 16 years since by Bernard was taken by cancer. I still miss him, sometimes at the oddest moments in time. But the open wound hurting has abated, the wound has healed. The scar tissue will always be with me, I will always ache a little while traveling down memory lane and reliving those good memories. I am truly thankful that I have those memories. They are what gets me through to the next smile. Audra 3150 days ago
I love this video Marcus. I am so sorry that you had a bad day yesterday. It is so much harder around the holidays to be without the lost loved ones. My mom just passed in July and I am having some bad times too. I decorated our tree and I have a very small Christmas picture frame with her picture. When I put it on the tree, it was very hard. BUT, I remembered how she laughed the first time to think I was putting a photo of her on the tree. That made me smile.
I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Just try to think about all of the good memories and share them with your children. 3150 days ago