wednesday, 11.10.2010

Chad passed away at 4:55am today.
More details to be announced later.

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52 Responses to wednesday, 11.10.2010

  1. Ronny says:

    Skye, Carys & Cailyn – my most deepest sympathies and my most humble prayers for the three of you and your extended family

    “Cancer can take away all my physical abilities. It cannot touch my mind, it cannot touch my heart and it cannot touch my soul. And those three things are going to carry on forever.” – Jimmy V

  2. Kirsten says:

    Love and prayers to you all.

  3. Rebecca Kepley says:

    Praying for all of you!!!

  4. Cindysanders23 says:

    Dear Skye and precious Daughters….my deepest care and sincerest sympathy to you all. May God enfold you and hold you near in this saddest of times. You all have your own guardian angel now.

  5. Nicole Caldwell says:

    Praying for you and the girls today as always. I pray that God will wrap you up in peace and comfort.

  6. Jenn Rivera(hospice Home) says:

    Skye- I pray that you and the girls feel Gods arms wrapped around you today and some comfort is brought to you all. Love you girls!

  7. Ashvin Patel says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and both girls

  8. Susan W. says:

    We are sincerely and lovingly praying for you and your family.

    “And shouting on their wings he flies, and goes to rest in Paradise! Hosanna, hosanna, hosanna to the Lamb of God”

  9. Shellie Duncan says:

    Skye, You and the girls are in my thoughts and prayers as always.

  10. bj says:

    You were a an amazing partner in Chad's journey. Praying for rest and peace for you during the coming days. Take care of yourself.

  11. Marcy Moseley says:

    Please know that you and the girls are being lifted up in constant prayer. I pray that you will find comfort and peace during this difficult time. All my love!!

  12. Amanda Furr says:

    We are praying for you and the girls. You are such a strong woman. I do admire you so.

  13. Jennifer Proffitt says:


    I only worked with Chad for a few months at the Hospice Home, but it seemed like a long time. His personality was such a joy to me and all the staff at Hospice of Wake County. You and your daughters will be in my prayers. With Love,

    Jennifer Proffitt- Hospice of wake County

  14. says:

    I only learned yesterday of your family and the 3 year struggle you have had. I read alot of your blog last night and it was as Heather said – amazing. You don't need a stranger to tell you Chad is in a better place. But I do want to tell you to keep being the strong woman that you have become and you & the girls will be fine. Keep the traditions going in his memory while remembering to live your life as he would want you to be happy. God Bless You, Lorie Faircloth

  15. Ashleecrabtree says:


    I began reading your blog about 2 weeks ago and I check everyday to find out how your family is doing. As a total stranger I know there is nothing I can say that will make your journey any less difficult, but I am so glad you did decide to share your journey with us. My family is also thinking and praying for you and your family. Know that God never leaves your side even though he has a funny way of leading our lives sometimes.

    In Christ,

  16. Jgrice says:

    Skye our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Jon & Angela Grice

  17. hope says:

    I only learned of your family and Chad's struggle a couple of months ago. Since then I have been a faithful follower of your blog. I am so saddened to hear the news of Chad's passing. Your family are in my prayers and thoughts.

  18. Jolie Medlin says:

    Skye – I too have been an avid follower of your blog. You are a total inspiration to all that is going through hard times. You and your girls are in my thoughts and prayers!

    Jolie (Dorfner) Medlin

  19. Debbie & Keith Sutton says:

    Dear Skye, You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you and give you peace. We are so very sorry for your loss. God bless you all.

  20. Melissa Madaris says:


    I learned about the journey you all were experiencing a couple of weeks ago and have been reading your blog faithfully ever since. Your family were in my prayers as I read the blog and now as you face this new journey. I admire you for being a loving and supportive wife and mother during all of this.

    In Christ,

    Melissa Madaris

  21. Jenifer says:

    As you and your family have been in my prayers for many months, I will continue to pray for God's peace and comfort to cover you now and in the days to come. Chad will be missed by so many and I am just thankful that I had the opportunity to work with him at DOT.

  22. Norma Smith says:

    Dear Skye, Carys & Cailyn,

    No one knows exactly what you are going though right now, but our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Chad was so blessed to have you by his side during his horrific fight with IT. May it comfort you to know he is not in pain, but is at peace.

    “To Live in the Hearts of Others is to Never Die”

    With love,

    Norma Smith and Dan L Smith, Clayton, NC

  23. Cmoursler says:

    I am sorry. I will pray for you today. you and the girls. I am glad he has no more pain and I hope you all will have peace about this. God Bless.

  24. Tracy Dowd Johnson says:

    Sending prayers and hugs your way.

  25. frankie beeler says:

    Im sorry tu hear for your loss , i will keep you and your girls in my prayers, i know its not eazy for you right now but not to see him in no more pain has got to be some kind of peace for, you life will go on and now he can watch over you and the girls and to get to be part of your lifes with no pain. with thoughts and prayers frankie beeler

  26. Tina Jones says:

    Dear Skye,

    you and your family are in my prayers, I pray that you find comfort in the coming days. I have been where you are at today with my son.I hope that god will give you strength and courage.

    Tina Jones(NC State Retirement)

  27. Shultes Family says:

    Dear Skye & Family – So sorry to hear about your loss, I've been following your blog for several months. We wanted to let you know that you are in our thoughts and prayers and hope that you find peace in the coming days and weeks…

    Our loved ones leave behind spaces in the world that can never be filled. But they also leave behind LOVE and LIGHT in each of us, sparks of JOY and HOPE that live in our hearts and give strength to our souls…

    Zoe & Bob Shultes

  28. Heather says:

    You should be so proud of the way you cared for Chad and the girls each day of this journey. I am glad you shared it with us. You have raised the bar for every woman /mother/ wife. Many prayers coming your way.

    Heather Gardner, Kansas city

  29. Ruth Dees says:

    Blessed Assurance, Jesus is ours and God grant you and your family the peace that ALL of you deserve. My heart aches for you and your loss but rejoices in the fact that your beloved Chad is Home with his Almighty Father!

  30. Joe says:


    My thoughts and prayers are with you and both girls. I enjoyed working with Chad and will miss him.

  31. Michelle says:

    Dearest Skye, I send my deepest condolences to you, your precious girls, his loving family and many friends. I hope you all find comfort in the fact he is in no more pain, no more suffering. May the strength of this great love you all shared and the many great memories you have shared together carry you all through this difficult time. Sending prayers your way and my heart is with you all.

  32. Annie says:


    I am so sorry for your loss, my prayer go out to you and the girls. You're a very special person.

    annie faircloth

    (annette friend)

  33. Janet says:


    I came across your blog a while back from a friend. I am so sorry for your loss. I'll definitely keep you and your girls in my prayers. You are definitely a strong, courageous woman.


  34. Dean says:

    Skye, I am so sorry for your loss. I know it has been a long while since we spoke but just know that I have been praying for you guys for quite some time now and I will continue to do so in the future, Chad was a great guy and he is at peace now.

    Love in Christ Dean Horne

  35. Jessica Byrd says:

    God Bless you and your family. May your precious little girls hold on to these wonderful memories of their Daddy of which you have written down for them to cherish when they are grown.

    I do not know you, but read something on a friend's facebook page and wanted to know more, so I started reading and then couldn't stop. You are a strong strong woman/wife/mother, etc.

    God Bless you!

    Jessica Byrd

  36. Takeya says:

    Dear skye and family, i hurting to hear of your loss, im praying for you and your family for strengh, grace, indurance for what ahead, stay strong and faithful to God he will not fail you

  37. Carolinagirl5681 says:

    Your entire family is in our prayers. May you find peace in knowing that he is at peace and no longer suffering. God Bless you and your family.

    Bill & Brandy Bedsole

  38. Kelly S says:

    Skye, I am sorry that you have had to endure this. My heart is breaking for you and the girls. Please know that your family is always in my prayers. You and Chad have beautiful souls, and you have two wonderful daughters to reflect all that was great about Chad. I pray that you are comforted knowing that he will suffer no longer. Please know that I am here whenever you need a friend…or a babysitter.

  39. Audrey says:

    Praying for you and the family so sorry for your loss.

  40. Jennifer says:


    You and your girls and your extended family will remain in my thoughts and prayers. May God be ever near you and embrace you in the days and years ahead.


    Jennifer Bathke Knoll

  41. Marsha Lamb says:


    I started reading your blog and story awhile back from a friends page and I had so much respect for you and your family and everything you were going through that I found myself checking everyday for updates. Hoping you can find peace in knowing Chad is no longer is suffering. You are such a strong person! My prayers go out to all of your family!

    Marsha Lamb…Goshen Indiana

  42. Brendahendrix53 says:

    God be with you and your girls. Chad was so lucky to have you to walk this path with him. Prayers going your way today and always.

  43. Ahmccall says:

    Sending love and prayers to you and your family. May God wrap his loving arms around you and give you the strength to endure this tragedy and to comfort those precious girls. Thank you for sharing Chad's and your journey with the terrible “IT.”

    Jerry & Anita McCall

  44. Misti says:

    Dear Skye, My heart breaks for you and your family's loss. I am so very, very sorry. I am so grateful to you, for allowing us to follow your journey. You are an amazing mother, wife, and woman. Your strength has been unbelievable. Many times I think about you and what you are going through and I am reminded that I need to keep my big girl panties on. Chad was so very blessed to have you by his side during this journey. The idea of Chad being pain free makes me smile. He fought so very hard. He is now resting in the arms of Jesus. May you feel his presence and see his love for you reflected in the eyes of your girls.

  45. Mary Margret says:

    Skye, I believe that our heavenly Father diercts our lives and that He is always with us.

    In prayer, I am asking Him to give you strength, peace and comfort in the

    days ahead. My condolences to you and your beautiful little girls during this

    time of sorrow.

    Mary Margret (HOWC)

  46. Jude626uk says:

    Dear Skye

    My love to you and the girls,I feel so honored to have met you and cared for Chad ,you both will always be in our hearts at the hospice home,even though you were only with us for 3 months you both become a part of our family.

    We were only with you for the end of your long journey but your strength was amazing .

    Take care

    Judith Lord (Hospice Home)

  47. Allyson says:

    There are no words to express my deepest sympathies to you and your beautiful daughters. My thoughts and prayers are with you all today and will continue to be. Blessings, strength, and grace to you.

  48. Enlacere says:

    I'm so sorry to read that Chad has passed, but thankful that his struggle is over. I worry for you in the days ahead, I hope you can take some time and space to grieve and be cared for. Thinking of you and your girls, Bella xx

  49. Mandy says:

    I wish I could just wrap you and your family in my arms and make the pain and sadness go away. Thankfully, Chad is no longer in pain and can look down on you and the girls and protect you now and forever. I just found out about your family not long ago, through my sister in law, and my heart just aches for what you have had to go through. You will be in my thoughts

  50. Kara Fitt says:

    Prayers of peace and comfort for you and your sweet girls.

  51. Mhenning says:

    Dearest Skye, you have been an inspiration to many, many people. I am thinking about you this morning, and know you are hurting, so would like to share a prayer that I have been saying for you.

    “You can Make it Through the Storm.

    Thank You that You are not only the God of sunny skies but the rain in our lives as well.

    So I come to You on behalf of Your daughter (Skye) whose heart is hurting. I ask that You

    would draw her to You. Shelter her with Your love, protect her with Your peace, keep her

    safe in strength. May every drop that falls bring forth life, growth, and unexpected beauty

    like spring flowers after storms. Wherever she may be as she reads these words, may she know she is loved, and prayed for…..You know the hairs on her head and how many cares are in her heart. So I place your daughter in Your loving hands and ask you to bless

    and strengthen her today –and every day until brighter days are here again.

    Hollie Gerth”

    God will tenderly comfort you….He will give you the strength to endure.

    II Corinthinians 1.7 TLB

    Mary Margret (HOWC)

  52. Flipflopsnc says:

    Chad's DOT family will miss him very much. Thoughts and prayers with you and your family.

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