Jodi: The sudden loss of Murphy’s mom…

Murphy lost his mom this week.  She was my mother in law, and the GLUE and CENTER of that family.  He is still in shock.  In fact, the entire family is – but BOY did they come together.  Here are some of the BLESSINGS of this loss:

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-Murphy & his 2 siblings came together and are closer than EVER.  They cried some, but laughed A LOT this week reminiscing.  The dynamic here has changed not just b/c mom is gone, but they will STAY close – in sharing their loss.

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-You realize – Mom is everywhere.  She did everything, and she touched everything.  I know they will feel that now, every day for the rest of their lives.  She will show herself to them all, every day.

-Murphy and I (and I think his siblings & spouses) will FOR SURE make our plans and wishes known to our children for when this happens to us.  It will take that stress off of them, and we can have what we want for when this life is over.

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You were so loved Merle – and you left a lot of love behind for us.  We will soak it up.


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Mary Booth
Mary Booth
5 years ago

Heard you talking about it this morning… loved the Dale Earnhardt story. That’s the kind of memory that makes a loved one’s passing bittersweet. I’ll never forget my husband tearing up when the pastor mentioned seeing his Granny walk across to the church carrying her famous chicken pot pie. Those memories strike a chord. So glad he was able to share them with his family and friends. Please tell him we’re thinking about him and sorry for his loss… but grateful for his memories.

Robert E. Godwin, Jr.
Robert E. Godwin, Jr.
5 years ago

When I lived down there I listened to your show every morning. I am so sorry for your loss! You are lucky to have family support at this time.

Dave Dunn
5 years ago

Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family Murphy. Your loyal fans in Ohio will keep you in our prayers.

Andrea Studenc
Andrea Studenc
5 years ago

Your family is in our thoughts & prayers. I know that the loss of a loved one is never easy to accept, especially unexpectedly. A sudden loss or a loss from an illness are very different, but the same, if that makes sense. Everyone’s lives are forever changed. As I always believe ,Life is like a Mystery book, God is our author. It is He who writes the chapters & it is He who knows how our books are to end. I lost my Dad unexpectedly to an aneurysm , almost 9 years ago. I understand that awful & sad feeling. My heart is sad for you all. Some days are harder than others, even with time that has gone by. We are a part of our parents & will remain connected. Cherish all of the memories, look at pictures & always look for signs! Things will occur, you will smell a scent that is related to them, animals will come to visit , as well as coins appearing out of know where, especially dimes! They are near, I promise! Even though our loved ones are not visible to us, we are visible to them. I am truly sorry for your loss. It is okay to cry! It is healthy. Prayers to you all.
Andrea

Pamela Johnson
Pamela Johnson
5 years ago

Such a lovely tribute to your mother in law. My sympathies for all of you. It’s hard to lose one’s parent suddenly like that.

Sheila Abbott
Sheila Abbott
5 years ago

So sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

mel
mel
5 years ago

so sorry to hear at murphy. prayer for you and your family.

Debra
Debra
5 years ago

Sorry for your loss Murphy. Only time will heal your sorrow. And then all of the great memories will be with you always. That will be your healing stone.

Love listening to your show every morning…Thanks

Cash
4 years ago
Reply to  Debra

, you are the best parents any kid could ask for! We are so happy for you both… Don’t worry about the seating arrangements – when God blesses you with a new mouth to feed, He will always provide for that little one.Give Tan a hug and kiss from us, Tom and we’ll wait to hear from her. Love you both!! I’ll give you a call when I get home from work toi;2ht&#8g30n.

Rob Gelesky
Rob Gelesky
5 years ago

Our prayers and sympathies are with you. Cherish the memories! Until you meet again!

Carrie P.
Carrie P.
5 years ago

I am so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts.

Betty Manning
Betty Manning
5 years ago

I was so sorry to learn of Murphy’s mother’s passing. Praying for the family. Jodi it helped me so much to hear you talk about this on the radio. It helped keep me feeling at peace for such a loss. I listen to y’all everyday & feel like a friend.

Pat Stewart
Pat Stewart
5 years ago

So sorry for your loss. It is very difficult to loose a beloved parent.

Marcella Oleksa
Marcella Oleksa
5 years ago

So So sorry to hear that you loss your matriarch of your family. You and your husband Murphy make me laugh every morning. I hope his family while talking about his mom brings some laughter. I Pray the Lord blesses your family with peace, comfort, and strength in the days to come. My condolences for everyone.

Lisa Gardner
Lisa Gardner
5 years ago

I am so sorry for your loss. I truly understand how you feel, my mom was our glue that held our family together. I’m sending prayers to you and your family.

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