The Last Frontier

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Update: Tragic News

It's been a long time since I updated my blog. Chuck and I had been very busy building our new log cabin that we hoped to be in by next summer, and we'd been expanding our garden. Then, the unthinkable happened. Chuck was killed in a tragic accident. The boys and I are back out at our homestead trying to rebuild our lives. I don't know how we're going to make it alone out here, but with the help and prayers of friends, I'm sure we will. It's going to be rough going, and I sure have a lot to learn. Please keep our family in your prayers.

53 comments:

Crustyrusty said...

Oh no... praying for you and your family.

Melissa said...

Oh, I will be praying for you and the boys.

Rick said...

I only recently found your blog and enjoy reading it. I'm very sorry for your loss. I will be praying for you and your family.

Anonymous said...

My heart goes out to you and your sons. I will keep you in my prayers. I enjoyed your blog and will do so again. You seem to be a strong person. I wish you nothing but the best. Sincerely, ~Kathy~

Dawn said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that we are praying for you. I have wondered how you are doing for a long time. I am sorry to hear that you are experiencing such sadness and hardship.
blessings, Dawn

John said...

Please accept my deepest condolences on your family's loss.

Brenda Tremblay said...

I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband! Such a shock. I will be praying for you and the children. I am one of your blog followers.

Psalm 34:18 "The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart"

Brenda

Wendy said...

Dearest Jenny,

I am SO very sorry to hear of your tragic news. I have been wondering how things were going with you and have missed your fascinating blog. I am sure you are still in the process of sorting out so many things and making decisions for you and your boys.

May God just wrap His arms around you and give you every kind of comfort, wisdom, and provision. I know He will not fail you, and as you trust Him with each day, you'll see His new mercies.

I send you hugs from afar. Thanks much for updating us so we can be praying.

Blessings in Christ,
Wendy

uncle al said...

Sorry to hear of your loss. I pray God will provide the necessary healing for you and your boys.

I've not read your blog prior, but hope to do so on a more regular basis. I follow several blogs from Alaska. My wife and I live in Western NC and will likely never have an opportunity to visit your state, but I enjoy reading about it and its people.

uncle al said...

Sorry to hear of your loss. I pray God will provide the healing necessary for you and your family. I have not followed your blog in the past, but am interested in Alaska and its people. I hope to see your blog more often as you move forward.

My wife and I live in Western NC mountains.

Freedom Acres Farm said...

I waited patiently for you to return! My most heartfelt condolences to your family. May YHWH give you strength to get through this hard time and courage to raise your children in a beautiful but sometimes harsh land. My prayers are with you for sure!!!

Sandy Taylor said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts.

~ Sandy Taylor

Carol said...

I am so sorry to read this. Our hearts go out to you. My husband and I will be praying for your strength and wisdom in the coming years.

Andy Levy-Stevenson said...

So sorry to hear your news - my best wishes to you and your boys.

toby said...

Oh no, I'm so so sorry to hear that! May his memory be a blessing for you. Sending you and your family my warmest wishes from Israel!

julia mati jonnard said...

i am so sorry for the loss of your husband and do admire you. my two grandsons are in IDF - so accept this very personal thank you.

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your lose. I wish I knew of something I could do for you. If you need anything please let your internet friends know. Love Amber

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to hear this news. I have thought of you many times and hoped you were well. How I wish I had prayed when the Lord brought you to mind!

I will certainly be praying now, for wisdom and for the Lord's help and comfort.

Much Love in Him,
Marla

Anonymous said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you and the boys.
Julie

Anonymous said...

I found your blog quite a while ago and was very interested in your lifestyle. You hadn't posted in about a year; I am so saddened to hear of your loss. Even though we may never meet in person, I will be praying for you and your family as you deal with the challenges of living and homeschooling.

BDJ said...

I am so sorry to hear your news. Please take care of yourself and your boys!

Woolysheep said...

God Bless. I will be praying for you and your family.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your boys in my prayers. You are a brave woman to stay where you are. I don't think I would have the courage.

Blessings,
Red

Anonymous said...

We will be praying for you as winter progress. I wish you the peace that only the Lord can bring.
A Sister...

Stacy

Le Loup said...

A bit of a shock, what can I say. So sorry to hear this bad news. Very frustrating being so far away & not able to help. The only advice I can give is do not give in to deppression. If you are depressed, get medication to help you through it. This is especially important as you have the kids to look after.
My shoulder is not there, but my thoughts are, & I am a good listener any time you want to talk.
Best wishis & my most sincere regards, Keith.
historicaltrekker@gmail.com

Le Loup said...

http://woodsrunnersdiary.blogspot.com.au/2012/12/the-last-frontier-update-tragic-news.html

Keith.

The Last Frontier said...

Thank you all so much for your thoughts and prayers. Determination goes a long way, and we'll make it. It was a terrible shock. I never imagined anything like this happening. For all our preparedness, I am not at all prepared for this. But, we'll make it. Thank you.
Jenny

Gorges Smythe said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. You and your children will be in my prayers.

Debbie said...

So sorry for your loss, Jenny. I found your blog when you wrote about knitting hats for Israeli soldiers and thanked you for that. I'm glad that you are back to blogging again and wish for you and your boys to have continued strength.

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

I heard about this through Gorgus Grouse. I'm so sorry, this is a terrible tragedy. Sending prayers to you and your family.

Representative said...

I am so very sorry. It must be devastating. You are a very brave woman, but I guess, what else can you be now? I will make it a point to add you and you kids to my daily prayers. If I were closer I would offer you help or a shoulder.

Anonymous said...

Dear Jenny, I am very sorry to hear of your loss. How difficult it can be. You seem to be tough, and your kids will even be more so.
Keep up the blog. My sympathy to you and yours.

Illinois Lori said...

Dear Jenny,

Oh my goodness, I just read your post and I'm so very sorry for your loss. I will absolutely be keeping you and the boys in my prayers in the coming months and year. I pray that our Lord will bring beautiful memories of Chuck to all of you as you continue on day to day. You will "see" him in your boys over and over, all that he has imparted to them, and the character-training that both of you have put into them. I pray that it will be a blessing to you, though bittersweet, and that you will find comfort in many, many small but significant ways. I'll keep checking in here more often, please post your needs, if any. You have blessed many with your blog, and surely many will want to bless you in return.

{{{HUGS}}},
Lori

Anonymous said...

May God's peace and healing hand care after you and your children as you adjust to this new reality.

Anonymous said...

"tragic accident"

Car crash? Wood chipper? Rotten ladder rung? Fell into a raging torrent?

Tell us, so we can think how to avoid the same?

Daniel Boone said...

I just read on SurvivalBlog.com about your loss. My most sincere and deepest condolences. I will add your blog to my daily reading and keep you and your boys in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

Our prayers are with you and your sons at this very difficult time. We will pray for your strength to continue on as you and Chuck had been planning.
God bless you and your sons.
Paintedmoose in Idaho

Anonymous said...

Jenny, I just read about your tragic loss through Patrice Lewis' blog. It breaks my heart and I will be praying for strength, protection and faith for you and your beautiful boys.

oneoff said...

Dear Jenny

So sorry to hear your news, and sending warm thoughts to you and your boys. I have loved reading your blog and am in total admiration of your grit and determination, qualities that I am sure will continue to serve you well. Kind wishes from a suburban house halfway around the world, Bee

Anonymous said...

I, too, just lost my husband to multiple myeloma. We, too, had just got the sides and roof on our log cabin, but had to shut down the project while Jim was being treated. To no avail, he succumbed six months, six days after diagnosis. I, too, don't know how I will do this alone. Somehow we will survive this, with God and His help.

Louellen Lawson said...

Oh, Jenny...How very sorry I am to hear this news. I check on your blog ever so often to see if it had changed from "Greens for Supper" and now to find this sad news. You know I am praying for you. I hope he didn't suffer.

Anonymous said...

Hi Jenny! Whew! Can't even IMAGINE what it's like...but, I HAVE dealt with losing BOTH a loved one, & children, so I DO empathize!

Jenny, (I've read quite a few of the comments, and), you have QUITE a LOT to be thankful for.

That's a LOT of folks praying for you & the kids!

The reason that is significant is revealed in my childhood experience:

When I was 5 yrs. old, I contracted Polio. (the year before I had contracted pneumonia).

While I lay in my bed (1950 -- NYC), my Mother demanded of the Doctor: "I can take ANYthing but doubt! Is he going to live or die?" The doctor simply glanced back at me, and then at her, and said:"Mame, he'll not live through the night...".

My Mother and grandmother BOTH spent EVERY DAY, and Night, PRAYING & watching over me, (We[there were quite a few of us apparently], were in a deserted "incubation room", with a glass wall next to my bed.

I went to sleep, every night, and woke up, every morning, seeing either my Mom, or Grandmother, standing in that window looking at me.

Six weeks later, I was released from the Hospital, (did I mention that when they put me in the bed, I was TOTALLY PARALYZED except for PART of my left chest & arm?), with a "RELEASE CARD" that stated: "TOO ACTIVE FOR THE FLOOR"!?!

Why am I sharing this? Because I am the living proof that "God is STILL upon His throne, and PRAYER CHANGES THINGS!"

Jenny, keep "crying out to Him"...keep "TRUSTING IN HIM WITH ALL OF THINE HEART"...continue to stay THANKFUL, and (as you pour your life out, into those precious gifts HE has given you), continue to thank HIM for that privilege.

After raising 6 & adopting 3, I can say, (beyond the SHADOW OF DOUBT), "But for the G.R.A.C.E: ("Gift Received At His Expense"} of God, I'd be DEAD and FRUITLESS!

But!

Because I was taught by a faithful Mother & Grand Mother to TRUST the LORD'S promises -- "God works in mysterious ways, His wonders to perform" and "The Lord is faithful: 'there hath no temptation taken you, but such as is common to man, but God is faithful, who will NOT suffer you above that ye are able, but WILL, with the temptation, make a WAY TO ESCAPE, that ye may be able to bear it"!. I have lived an exciting, thrilling, exhilerating, dangerous and fruitful life to the ripe old age of 67 yrs.!

Hold on to Him jenny...and memorize Psm.91...and every thing WILL WORK OUT for the good!

God bless darling!

Uh...one more thing: "If ALL through life my friend, you'd be a happy soul, then, keep your eyes upon the doughnut, NOT upon that hole!"

Anonymous said...

I am so very sorry for your loss, may God help you through this terrible time.

Janet said...

I love visiting your blog and am so sorry to hear your news. Sometimes things just suck! We were in a similar situation three years ago when my husband died suddenly. There are no words to make it better, but it did help me to know that there were other families who had survived similar experiences. (Hugs!) I hope this season is kind to you and your family. You are in our prayers!

Miss M said...

I learned of you through Patrice Lewis' blog. I am so very sorry for your loss. You and your boys are in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

I simply can't imagine what you and your boys are going through. I found out through Survival Blog. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. You have each other, as well as your community of Internet guests to get you through, we are here for you. God Bless. -Wendy

Matt said...

i stumbled across your blog and was deeply moved, I am praying for you and your family we plan on homesteading if there is anything we can do to help please let us know. God bless you

Cheryl said...

I was following your blog last year after stumbling upon it (I'm also a homeschooler, but in the midwest.) I saw your update by chance and just wanted to express my condolences on the tragic death of your husband. I'll be sure to pray for your family.

Illinois Lori said...

Hi Jenny, I'm just checking in again. I read up a little more on what all happened, and I am still praying for you and the boys, and will continue to lift you all up before the Lord. I had seen a fund set up for donations, but could not find a way to do so online and from a distance. I'll keep looking, I would love to try and help you all in whatever way you might need, however humble my help may be. Does your "Donate" button in the right-hand sidebar help you? Or does that need to be just for the blog? Just let me (and your friends from the blogosphere) know how we can help whenever you have need and the energy to post it. You are greatly cared about, and your boys, too...God bless them. :-) I think of you all often.

Blessings and {{{HUGS}}}, Lori

katlupe said...

I hadn't been back to your blog in awhile and I was so distressed to read of your husband's accident. I am keeping you and your children in prayer.

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gene said...

Hi Jenny I have alot of respect for you. I have always wanted to see Alaska. I love spending time in the high peaks of ny.I hope every thing works out for you as you wish.you should be able to live the way you want.
A friend

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