On Hold

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My husband passed away suddenly this morning, so this blog will be on hold for a while.  Please forgive me not answering comments.

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76 thoughts on “On Hold

    Stephen Liddell said:
    December 26, 2015 at 12:52 pm

    I’m so sorry Jo. Please let me know if you need anything. I know there isn’t much anyone can do but I’m thinking and praying for you xx

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    FlorenceT said:
    December 26, 2015 at 12:52 pm

    Jo, I am so sorry to hear. There is no right words to express what I wish to say, except my thoughts are with you at this difficult time. I wish you love and comfort.
    Florence x

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    First Night Design said:
    December 26, 2015 at 1:03 pm

    Oh, my darling girl. I send love, hugs and infinite sympathy.
    Sarah xx

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    Jack Eason said:
    December 26, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    I’m so, so sorry Jo. Thinking of you… ❤ x

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    patriciaruthsusan said:
    December 26, 2015 at 1:07 pm

    Oh, Jo, I’m so sorry. I totally understand you putting things on hold. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to you and your family. Take your time to get your strength back. — Suzanne

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    On Hold | oshriradhekrishnabole said:
    December 26, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    […] Source: On Hold […]

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    ailsaabrahamwp said:
    December 26, 2015 at 1:13 pm

    Oh Jo – so very sorry to hear this. I know there is nothing I can do from this distance but know that I will be holding you in my thoughts and prayers, sending you strength. I’m on the other side of your computer if you want to talk. Love and hugs xxx

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    The Story Reading Ape said:
    December 26, 2015 at 1:29 pm

    I’m lost for words Jo – I’m so sorry for this sudden loss…

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    Hugh's Views and News said:
    December 26, 2015 at 1:48 pm

    No words can express how very sorry I am to hear this sad news, Jo. My prayers are with you and your family.
    xxxx

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    Tienny The Storyteller said:
    December 26, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    My condolence.

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    Sue Vincent said:
    December 26, 2015 at 2:23 pm

    Oh Jo…I am so sorry. My thoughts and prayers will be with you and like all who know you, wishing there was something, anything, I could do. Hugs x

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    joanfrankham said:
    December 26, 2015 at 2:26 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy.

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    Clive Mullis said:
    December 26, 2015 at 2:26 pm

    Dreadfully sorry for you, Jo. Thinking of you. X

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    Charles Yallowitz said:
    December 26, 2015 at 2:29 pm

    Sorry for your loss. Take as much time away as you need. We’ll always be here if you need to talk. Hugs.

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    Jane Sadek said:
    December 26, 2015 at 2:31 pm

    So sorry Jo. You will be in my prayers.

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    Elizabeth Hein said:
    December 26, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    So sorry, Jo. You are in my thoughts.

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    Karin said:
    December 26, 2015 at 3:19 pm

    So very sorry to hear Jo. Look after you and yours, you’ll be kept in many loving thoughts and prayers.

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    drewdog2060drewdog2060 said:
    December 26, 2015 at 3:21 pm

    I am really sorry to hear that Jo. Take good care of yourself. Kevin

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    SHITIJ SHARMA said:
    December 26, 2015 at 3:22 pm

    so sorry for your loss. stay strong

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    Judy Martin said:
    December 26, 2015 at 3:39 pm

    Oh, I am so sorry Jo. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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    olganm said:
    December 26, 2015 at 3:45 pm

    Oh Jo, so sorry. Anything I can do…

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    marerobster said:
    December 26, 2015 at 3:58 pm

    we’re all so sorry, and can’t help. when you recover enough to read your blog comments, may you feel some comfort that you are loved and there is a community there for you.

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    danniehill said:
    December 26, 2015 at 4:19 pm

    Jo. You are in my prayers, thoughts and heart. I hope you have family and friends with you, but remember there are people out in the world that love you.

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    insanitybytes22 said:
    December 26, 2015 at 4:31 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. Know that you are loved and that many of us will be keeping you in our prayers.

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    John W. Howell said:
    December 26, 2015 at 4:32 pm

    Jo, I am deeply sorry for your loss and have you in my prayers. God bless and keep you.

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    Karen said:
    December 26, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    Very sorry for your loss, Jo. Take as much time as you need.

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    coldhandboyack said:
    December 26, 2015 at 4:57 pm

    Oh my god, I’m so sorry for your loss.

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    vanbytheriver said:
    December 26, 2015 at 5:04 pm

    Oh my. I can only imagine what you are feeling right now. I’m so sorry for your loss, Jo.

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    H.W. MacNaughton said:
    December 26, 2015 at 6:27 pm

    no words for this 😦

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    noelleg44 said:
    December 26, 2015 at 7:03 pm

    I am so, so sorry, Jo. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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    literaryeyes said:
    December 26, 2015 at 8:51 pm

    I know not much can help at a time like this, but here’s the old saying: I have died many a death in love, and yet, had I not loved I would never have lived at all. ~David Lasater

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    mihrank said:
    December 26, 2015 at 8:51 pm

    No one can prepare you for a loss; it comes like a swift wind. However, take comfort in knowing that he is now resting in the arms of our Lord. My deepest condolences to you and your family.

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    Ali Isaac said:
    December 27, 2015 at 12:09 am

    Oh Jo, I’m shocked, and I don’t know what to say, except I’m so sorry to hear this, and I wish there was something I could do or say to help, or make you feel better. Thinking of you, and sending love and hugs. xxx

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    osarobohenry said:
    December 27, 2015 at 1:11 am

    Oh my God! What a sad moment Jo! I pray God to give you the strength you need at this trying period. Please, hold on to Him. Accept my sympathy.

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    russtowne said:
    December 27, 2015 at 3:40 am

    Your post hit me like a punch in the gut. The world stopped as I re-read your message, and I had to remind myself to breathe. I’m deeply saddened by your loss. Know that you are in my thoughts.

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    Wendy Janes said:
    December 27, 2015 at 4:25 am

    Oh, Jo, I am so sorry. My thoughts are with you.

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    Juana said:
    December 27, 2015 at 4:39 am

    I’m so sorry to hear about your husband. I just wanted to offer my condolences and support. So, so, sorry.

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    Tessa said:
    December 27, 2015 at 6:29 am

    So sorry for your loss!

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    Sarina said:
    December 27, 2015 at 11:50 am

    My heartfelt condolences. (hugs)

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    Mark Myers said:
    December 27, 2015 at 3:45 pm

    I’m so sorry Jo. Thinking about you.

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    Christmas is Always an Adventure | SaylingAway said:
    December 27, 2015 at 6:04 pm

    […] to extend my prayers and sympathy to sister blogger Jo Robinson, who lost her husband yesterday (https://africolonialstories.wordpress.com/2015/12/26/on-hold/).  I hope she will be back amongst us soon, and that support from our community will buoy her […]

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    teagan geneviene said:
    December 27, 2015 at 6:25 pm

    Dear Jo… You must be reeling from the shock. I’m so very, very sorry. Sending you the biggest hug in the world.

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    sondasmcschatter said:
    December 27, 2015 at 8:21 pm

    DEAREST JO—- MY THOUGHTS & PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU!! MUCH LOVE!!!!

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    ghostmmnc said:
    December 28, 2015 at 12:03 am

    So very sorry to hear of your loss, Jo. May peace and light surround you in the days ahead. ❤

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    dgkaye said:
    December 28, 2015 at 5:34 am

    I am so very sorry for your terrible loss. We are here when you are ready. Sending your prayers for strength. ❤

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    María said:
    December 28, 2015 at 10:58 am

    My dear Jo, I’m so sorry for your loss, my
    prayers are for you & your family at this difficult time. Much love & strength.

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    davidprosser said:
    December 28, 2015 at 11:49 am

    Thinking of you Jo. New Hug supplies are just an email away.

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    judithbarrow1 said:
    December 29, 2015 at 1:30 am

    Dear Jo, So sorry

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      judithbarrow1 said:
      February 2, 2016 at 3:38 pm

      There are so many people out there who want to support you – take every virtual hug you can get. Jx

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    agmoye said:
    December 29, 2015 at 3:30 am

    Dear Jo, this post made me weep as all posts about someone losing a loved one. I know how lost you feel, My sister died a couple of days before Christmas, we were very close. We are weeping with you.

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    D. Wallace Peach said:
    December 29, 2015 at 7:06 am

    Oh, Jo, I just heard and my heart goes out to you. I have you in my thoughts and pray you have the loving arms of friends and family to support and comfort you.

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    alisonjackauthor said:
    December 29, 2015 at 9:55 am

    So sorry to hear this news, Jo, what an awful shock for you. I’m thinking of you and sending hugs xx

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    kategresham said:
    December 29, 2015 at 10:29 am

    As everyone else, I am so very sorry and shocked. I’m far away but the computer brings us near- we are all here to support in any way, with love

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    marigold40 said:
    December 29, 2015 at 5:51 pm

    I’m so sorry. I hope you have family and close friends to surround you during this hard time.

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    cav12 said:
    December 30, 2015 at 9:33 am

    So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family.

    Liked by 1 person

    Tara Sparling said:
    December 30, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    I just heard this and I’m so sorry for your trouble, Jo. Thinking of you at this awful time.

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    Annika Perry said:
    December 30, 2015 at 6:34 pm

    Dear Jo, my heart goes out to you and your pain and suffering. I am truly so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts. Hugs xxx

    Liked by 1 person

    Terrible News from A Friend | Mary Clark, Writer said:
    December 31, 2015 at 8:54 pm

    […] Jo Robinson is someone I “met” online and have come to respect enormously. She is a writer and blogger, and illustrator of other authors’ books. I reviewed one of her books, African Me and Satellite TV. She was working on a cover for my new book, when I received the terrible news from her that her husband had died suddenly the morning of December 26. My shock has still not worn off, so I can only imagine what she is going through. The loss of a loved one is a tragedy we all experience, but I can say it never gets easier. How much of our world is formed around the other person, how much is made meaningful by their existence! My deepest condolences to her and her family. You can post a message on her blog at: African Colonial Stories  […]

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    James Osborne said:
    December 31, 2015 at 10:52 pm

    What a terrible loss! So very sorry. Please know others would ease your pain if it were ours to do so. Lost my wife of 38 years a while back. I am sorry to say the pain might never go away, but in the gentleness of time perhaps you will find a way to live with it.

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    Bette A. Stevens said:
    December 31, 2015 at 11:17 pm

    Dear Jo, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. So sorry for your loss. xoxoxoxo…

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    Susanne Leist said:
    January 1, 2016 at 12:45 am

    I am so sorry. I wish you and your family the best for the coming year.

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    The Eye-Dancers said:
    January 1, 2016 at 6:38 pm

    You are definitely in my thoughts and prayers, Jo, and will continue to be.

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    masgautsen said:
    January 1, 2016 at 8:28 pm

    Very sorry for your loss!

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    ihidemychocolate said:
    January 2, 2016 at 10:40 pm

    Thinking of you. Much love.

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    Nancy said:
    January 3, 2016 at 3:20 pm

    Dear Joe, please accept my deepest sympathy on the loss of your husband, may the angels comecomfort you in your time of sorrow. Please take care you’re in my thoughts and prayer. Hugs

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      Nancy said:
      January 3, 2016 at 3:35 pm

      Whoops! Jo
      New computer, I’m so much better at smoke signals!!

      Liked by 1 person

    T Ibara Photo said:
    January 4, 2016 at 8:47 am

    My dear friend.
    I imagine you’re not reading comments right now, but just wanted to let you know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Hugs,
    Takami

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    mychildwithin said:
    January 14, 2016 at 9:18 am

    Thank you for the follow Jo and I am so very sorry for your loss. Sending you lots of love and comfort.

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    Sarah Ferguson and Choppy said:
    January 17, 2016 at 10:30 pm

    Jo – I have been far behind on my blogging and just saw this on another blog. You were immediately in my thoughts and prayers. -Sarah (and Choppy)-

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    Marc Voynet said:
    January 19, 2016 at 2:01 pm

    This evening I got to thinking about a friend so I came to visit her blog only to find this sad news. I’m so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you …. love and best wishes. Marc ❤

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    KC said:
    February 1, 2016 at 6:40 pm

    Deepest condolences, Jo… There is most certainly nothing to forgive… take your time.

    Liked by 1 person

    Holistic Wayfarer said:
    February 2, 2016 at 7:47 am

    Omg. Speechless.

    Xxxxxx
    Diana

    Liked by 1 person

    jorobinson176 responded:
    February 2, 2016 at 2:22 pm

    Thank you my wonderful friends for all of your love, prayers, and hugs. Your kindness and being here means the world to me. Much love and hugs.

    Liked by 1 person

    Sue Dreamwalker said:
    February 4, 2016 at 12:06 am

    Jo I had no idea…… you have my heartfelt sympathies and so much love your way.. I have been on and off here since Christmas and only now catching up.. ❤ Much love your way Sue

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    Cynthia Reyes said:
    February 16, 2016 at 1:35 am

    Jo, I’m so sorry to hear this. My heart goes out to you.

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