Today We Mourn With A Fellow Blogger And His Family

May 22, 2008

His Blog is entitled, “Out Here Hope Remains”, and today that hope is anchoring a family who is going through a parents worst nightmare, the loss of their son. John Robert Dobbs was about to graduate from High School, but a graduation to glory took precedent over his earth one. Here is John in his own words as he speaks about the loss of his son. 

“This is a day of intense pain and emptiness that begins a long journey through the darkness of loss. Maggy and I have lived ever parent’s nightmare … the loss of our eighteen year old son, John Robert. Gregarious and compassionate, John Robert has had enormous influence in his short life. The details of his passing are unimportant when compared to the beauty and joy that his life has brought to our family. This loss will live with our hearts forever. I hope and pray in time that the memories of John Robert will spread a shadow over the hurt we now feel.”

Would you join with us as we mourn and pray with this wonderful family?


  1. I join you in grieving for their loss and for them. John has become dear to me. I recently had the joy of experiencing a conversation with this guy I met blogging. I listened to him preach, worshipped with him, and got a glimpse into his heart.

    God will be very near. We, and they, must run into His almighty arms for comfort and strength to bear up under the weight of sorrow and grief.

    Thanks for remembering John and Maggie.

    His peace,

  2. Moving post brother.
    I am few in words.
    I pray for comfort and peace.

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