Wednesday, September 26, 2012

A Sad Chapter on the Farm

It was a “fairytale courtship and wedding” but disaster has struck and our wonderful new son-in-law, Andrew, had his life end unexpectedly just a few days after their 2nd month of wedded bliss.  We are all devastated and our hearts are broken.  As we are trying to make sense of this tragedy and pick up the pieces, we still have Fall wheat crops to get in the field….. and so next week, with a heavy heart Farmer Joe with the help of Farmer Jay will begin the process of planting the winter wheat.   Grief knows no season and we will get our crop in the ground because our job is to feed America.   With that, this broken-hearted farmwife will take a break from blogging about our farm and focus on helping our family find a way to heal the big hole that has occurred with Andrew’s death.    So once winters icy grip has ended and when Spring emerges and fills the air with the promise of new life, I will revive my blog.  As I write this, my heart is warmed by the outpouring of comforting words, prayers and kind acts that our friends within the community have provided us.  During the happy time of the wedding and this sad time of planning a memorial service, we have gotten to know and love Andrew's family, so in that we are thankful to have had the privilege of calling these wonderful people  "family".  As I write my last blog for 2012,  I did want to share some of the magic from the wedding just a few short weeks ago.    I wish you well, Gayle 
P.S.  Please make sure and hug your loved ones as time is precious and sometimes short. G

Groom's parents
Step-Dad Ron, Kaitlyn, Andrew, Suzanne
(Biological father Bert & wife, Maria not pictured)

Bride's parents

As always, please feel free to email me at if you have questions or comments.  Thank to all you have left sweet and comforting comments. G


  1. So sorry for both of your families. So sad. Take time to heal. Seasons are so critcal to life on the farm, some things must be done even when we are not up to it.

  2. Oh Gayle, I am so, so sorry. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. All of us here on the Wright farm are deeply sorry for your loss. May your family be strong and close in this time of sorrow. This blog brought tears to my eyes. Be sure to give our condolences to Kaitlyn, I can't imagine how she must feel. Sending our love and prayers from Maine, Caleigh Wright and the crew here at the Wright Place.

  4. Thinking of your family...Sorry for your loss!!!!!!

  5. I am so sorry for your loss. I can't imagine what you are going through as a mom. Our whole family sends prayers from Kansas. Take care of yourself as well as everyone else.

  6. What a tragedy for such a young couple. My deepest sympathies to you, your family and especially your daughter. I don't even try to imagine what she is going through. We just never know when God will take us or our loved ones from us and yes we need to cherish every minute of every day! God's blessings on all of you and Andrew's family!

  7. Gayle -- I only know you through your blog, but wanted to say how sorry I am for your family. I will keep you in my prayers. May God surround you and your loved ones (especially your daughter) with His love and comfort.
    Sincerely, Tonia

  8. Joe & Gayle,

    Our hearts hurt for you and Kaitlyn. May peace be with you as you begin the long journey of healing.

    Much Love,
    Cory & Jamie Kress

  9. My heart cries out for Kaitlyn, and for your whole family. I'll remember you all in my prayers for the next few weeks, and remember God's newest angel, too.

  10. I was just out blog hopping and found your blog. I felt that I must comment...I am so very sorry for your loss...what a trajedy for your daughter and family. Prayers for your family.

  11. My prays go to you all of your family. I am so sorry for your loss.

  12. prayers to you from South Louisiana!