Sorrowful Times

Heartfelt apologies for not responding to all these kind messages. The same week Dad died, my Mom was unexpectedly diagnosed with what is turning out to be terminal cancer. We have been at the hospital since last Friday with very severe radiation burns, neutropenia and an infection. Further chemoradiation is out of the question now.

Yesterday I found out we are also losing our three year old dog Theo, who has been battling kidney failure since he was a puppy. So…I guess I’ve got selfish reasons for posting today. I could use all the prayers I can get to weather this much sorrow. I will post and respond more here someday, I promise. I have so many pictures, songs, stories and memories I would love to share with you when I am able. With love and gratitude for all the warmth and care you’ve all shared with my family throughout this difficult year – Holly Yarbrough

 

41 thoughts on “Sorrowful Times

  1. So sorry to hear of all your troubles. Please know that many care and many are praying for you. Thinking of you this most holy of seasons

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  2. Life can be tough. I hope the well wishes and good thoughts help. I’ve asked for them myself as I battle disability from a car accident and the subsequent domino effect. I try to remember the good times, like when I met Glenn at Newport Beach as we sailed down the coast aboard ARAMOANA. I visited Glenn’s boat in Port Townsend just before one of his concerts. I remember play time with all my beloved cats. Music is a comfort. And I will play your dad’s songs and try to teleport to a happy time forgotten. And I will think of you, your dad, your mother, and Theo. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

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  3. I am so sorry to hear everything you are having to deal with, Holly. I pray for strength, comfort and peace to help you get through this sorrowful time. Cherish the memories – they become even more precious with time.

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  4. Holly, I am so sorry for all your pain….I wish I could wave that magic wand and make your pains go away….Glenn was very special to me. I will pray for your mom, and for Theo. Please remember to take care of yourself. Sending love and hugs, Barbara

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  5. Hi Holly, so sorry to hear about your mother and your pet. I know what you are going through. My mom passed away with cancer over a year ago at 95. I also lost my beloved cat from cancer also. I hope and pray that you find comfort in knowing so many people care about you. I will keep you in my prayers. God bless you Holly ❤

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  6. Life’s challenges are so often a heartbreaking struggle, Holly – but when we are given multiples, gush, well, after all, we are only human. My sympathies to you and those close to you who are personally sharing these sad experiences. I count myself so very, very fortunate to be able to have listened to your Dad’s music from as early as I can remember anything else – I can only imagine what a memorable life you must have had with him as your father. Hang in there, there is always a rainbow somewhere in those clouds and always remember there are far more people than you would ever know who direct their hopes at things getting better for you..

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  7. Consider it done. Prayers and positive, healing energy are already on their way to you and your family. I cannot imagine holding up under that kind of pressure and sadness. I hope that every good thought from those of us who care about you helps lift the heaviness from your heart when you need it the most. (((hugs))) Kim Peterson

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  8. Hi Holly. I don’t know if you remember me from your days at Amoco, but I think about you often. Your voice and music have always touched me, especially those songs with your dad. I am so very sorry for all these losses you are experiencing.

    I am sending you positive energy, love and lightless. Most of all I wish you and your family peace is this really difficult time.

    Kathy Lunsky

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  9. Holly, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sorry to hear of all of your heartbreaking happenings. Things will get better. You have a lot of love surrounding you and it will get you through these difficult times.

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  10. We have had that kind of year too. Lost our 33yo son in January, had to get emergency custody of his two daughters, my medical partner died suddenly 10 days after he retired. Sometimes you feel as if you are auditioning for the part of Job in the church play. Keep your chin up and take it one step at a time.

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  11. Oh my goodness, I am so sorry to hear about your mom and dog. The sadness you must be feeling💜
    Praying for your mom, Theo and you. May the Lord give you peace and grace during this difficult time.💗💗😀

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  12. Holly, I am so sorry for the many trials in your life right now. My mom used to say that God never gives you more than you can handle, but it seems like you are really dealing with more than your share right now. You will be in my prayers and I wish you strength and peace in this troubled time.

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  13. You dear Soul, you are always in my prayers, God’s Blessings to you , your Mom and Theo. I wish I could be there to help, but there is no question that prayer works. I pray for the best possible outcome and know that so many angels surround you and your family.
    We all love you Holly.
    Thank you for keeping in touch.

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  14. Holly,
    Your Dad was such a resonant warm heart to us for so many years, sharing his beautiful gift of song. In return I wish to send you positive warm thoughts and prayers to help you through these difficult times. Sandi from Medford, Oregon.

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  15. Holly, I wish you more strength for the days ahead. A friend taught me that our memories are some of the most potent and enduring resources of strength when life seems to land with both feet on your shoulders. So, I would encourage you to take some quiet times for yourself and visit some of those memories that I’m sure are very special, they belong to you and are just waiting for your return. They will give back, they will endure and be by your side.

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  16. Dear Holly, since my teens I was an ardent fan of your late dad. I still have (at age 67) a collection of his music. Please be assured of our prayers. Our loving Father in Heaven will succor you and His inscrutable grace shall cover Glenn’s loved ones. Warm regards. Joe van Wyk – Pretoria, South Africa.

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    1. Dear Holly, Your Dad’s music has been a part of my life for a long time. My mother is a fan. I would imagine with Glenn being your Dad you are also a very special person. Please know you are in my prayers in this very difficult time. Warm wishes to you and yours!

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  17. Holly, please know that you are not selfish to request prayers and extra support during this difficult time. I will indeed pray for you. I’ve been thinking a lot about your dad during this holiday season–I have one of his Christmas CDs among others–and that in turn made me think about you as well. It’s so hard to lose a beloved pet, and I will include your mother in my prayers too. Too many losses in such a short time. Please stay in touch when you have time.

    Sydell

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  18. May all of our hugs and love find their way to be felt by you. You are a wonderful soul who has been given much to bear. Will be waiting in the wings whenever you need a late night talk.

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  19. Enjoyed all those great times I saw your dad. He was very special. Saw him many times when we lived in Irvine. Also when we were in Bay Area.

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  20. I can’t believe what you are going through. My heart goes out to you. I have your Family portrait and your dad’s cds in my stereo and only those in my iPod. I miss him just thinking he is gone. Now you must face another loss with your mother. And I presume you must mean Gert. Holly I have admired you so much for the unbelievable care you gave Glenn. The wonderful videos you have shared with all of us was so generous of you. I only wish the song you wrote for your “secret trip” to the river had come through. I truly am looking forward to you keeping all of us posted. As I am writing this Portrait is on and Hard to Say Goodbye” just was completed.
    A big hug to you and I will keep you in my prayers. I am now on to River which I can’t help but associate with your beautiful good bye you did for Glenn where you sent him out to sea.
    Take care of yourself, stay strong.

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  21. Holly, I loved your sweet dad as so many others did through his gift of music. I was fortunate enough to spend time with him and his band of brothers when they performed so many times at Dick Cerri’s Music Americana annual benefit concert. Sweet memories of listening to his voice long before that in my childhood with my beloved father, who I lost in 1981. I’m thinking of you again, going through such emotionally difficult times with your mother and beloved dog both sick. You are in my thoughts and my heart.

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  22. God bless you Holly! I know it must seem too much, all at once, but God doesn’t, give you more rocks than you can carry. It’s corny but true. I’ve heard you sing and felt the warmth of your spirit. You will get thru all of this and you will carry on. I have no doubts. I, for one, would love it if you made an album. I’d buy it and I imagine there are many who would. Your voice rings like a crystal bell. All of us, out here, have you and your family and Theo in our hearts and in our prayers.

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  23. Sorry for all your “downs” at what is suppose to be a joyful time of the year. Prayers for your mom. I saw Glenn numerous times and was friends with Alex and his wife. We have a dog with Cushing disease so know what you are going through with your four legged family. Try and make it a Merry Christmas and have a great new year.

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  24. You are in my thoughts…I always had a crush on your father ;). Our fathers have a special place in our hearts always…evev if is might have been rough going at one time or another. Best holiday wishes to you and your mom and Theo.

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  25. This has been such a heartbreaking year for your family.
    I am praying that you will have the strength to find your way through all of this.
    Much love to you from one of your Dad’s many fans.

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  26. I was so thankful for your willingness to share. I am so very sorry that you have been going through all of this. I will certainly be praying for you.

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  27. Holly,
    Your dad touched the souls of countless people over the years, and you were a good and faithful daughter both to him, and I’m sure your mom. Sometimes the caregivers, such as yourself, need care themselves. There are many prayers coming to you and your mom…and, even your fur baby. Take care.

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  28. Oh, Holly, life can seem unfairly cruel at times yet those are the times when you awaken to all the love around you. The love you have given is returned to you by family, friends, and caring strangers like me. Hugs and you will be in my prayers in the days to come.

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  29. My prayers are with you, Holly. What an awful year it’s been for you. I met your dad at a concert a few years ago in Northern Illinois, and he was one of the nicest people I’ve ever met. Truly one of the highlights of my life to get to meet & talk with him. Blessings.

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  30. So sorry to hear about your mom. My prayers are with you. Also sorry to hear about your dog Theo. I know he was a constant companion for your dad.

    Christmas greetings to you and your family.

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