Thursday, 1 May 2008

Thank you

Although I've turned off alerts (save comments alerts), I have read the many messages by email and comments, also on Call for Support, in sympathy and compliment.

Just want to let y'all know that I'm touched. I cannot look into the future, but if you want, you can keep my alert open.

I'll continue to monitor emails until (probably) Monday.


  1. I hope you do decide to come back to us Guido. I feel such a loss with you leaving. I wish you well Guido. Have safe travels back to your homeland.
    Lots of hugs and love,

  2. springangel2351 May 2008 at 21:35

    I just found out and sent off my comment.  I wish you many prayers...and you are one truly great person...take care now...

  3. jlocorriere051 May 2008 at 21:36

    Take good care of yourself Guido, I really do hope to see you back one day if you can manage it. I'm keeping alerts on for you. I hope all goes well for you in this sad time, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Jeannette xx  

  4. carolelainedodd1 May 2008 at 21:52

    Take care of yourself Guido.
    I will be keeping my alerts switched on waiting for your return.
    Sending big hugs your way.

  5. Just remember...we're all here for you.  Take care...Linda in Washington state

  6. Dear Guido words seem so inadequate just now, but you are in my prayers (and you always say just the right thing ),I hope you are able to sort out your passport issues and are able to get home Jan xx

  7. Stopping by via Lori at Dusty Pages--no matter what happens, I wish you all the best.


  8. I can only echo the sentiments of other Guido.  I do not know anything about your passport troubles but hope they are sorted and pray you will return to us one day.  We have lost so many good people in one way or another and you have given such stirling support to myself and so many others.  God bless and take care.  I will also keep my alert on hoping for the day you will return.

  9. Thank you Guido!  Your presence here in JLand has always been welcomed and enjoyed.  I do hope you can return....   know I for one will miss you like hell if you can't... I hope we can remain in touch some way.. if possible.  If not know I think of you as a friend and will always send good thoughts your way.

  10. catslittertray1 May 2008 at 22:47

    thinking of you and yours,
    hope to be in contact with you again
    sue x

  11. Guido,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you always.

  12. I'm sorry Guido.  You are in my thoughts and prayers.  Love, Shelly

  13. My deepest sympathy, Guido. Keeping you and yours in my prayers.

  14. Guido, my sincere sympathy to you and your family.


  15. Special thoughts....
    I will miss you...

  16. specialadyfink2 May 2008 at 00:49

    Wishing you well DEAR GUIDO

  17. I am so sorry to hear of your loss Guido. My condolences to you and your family. You will be in my thoughs and prayers. Martha

  18. I can't imagine J-land without you. I hope you know I'll probably send an email your way once in awhile to inquire on how your doing dear friend. Until then your in my thoughts and prayers on the smoke. (Hugs) Indigo

  19. heart truly goes out to you.   I have no other words...just lots of love.


  20. Words are poor things when we suffer the loss of a loved one.  Still I want to convey my desire, however inadequate, to offer consolation.


  21. Guido, I will always keep your alerts open with high hope one day you will be able to return.  In case that day doesn't come, please know you have touched my heart and I will always call you my friend. I'm honored to have gotten the chance to know you.  I miss you already and you will be in my thoughts & Prayers.  
    Hugs to you,

  22. So Sorry to hear about your loss... I hope that all works out for you to be there.

  23. without you, J land is not J Land. You are in my thoughts and my prayers. You are one of the very few i truly trust......please know you are very much admired and will be missed. I hope you come back soon.


  24. cuteallison19802 May 2008 at 05:27

    You don't know me but I came here via Donna's journal.  I just wanted to pass on my condolences and that if it was ok I would like to say a prayer for you and your family and keep you all in my thoughts.  Obviously you mean a lot to many here in J-land so keep that in your mind when you do decide to come back.  I know it is hard right now and you need time away, but you know so many care about you, j-land is a great support group.  Try to have a happy tomorrow. : )


  25. preciousone252 May 2008 at 05:47

    Guido, My deepest sympathy for the loss of your dear mother.  The loss of a parent leaves one feeling alone, deserted, left behind.... anyway, that's how I felt when my dad passed.  He was always my rock, my advisor, my friend and I felt totally lost when he wasn't here anymore.  So I understand what you're feeling and I'm truly sorry that you are going through such terrible pain.  My heart and my prayers are with you, Guido!!!  But please, please know that J-land would never be the same without you.... go be where you need to be now.... we'll be here when you are ready to come back.

    Love and Friendship Always,

  26. helmswondermom2 May 2008 at 06:42

    There isn't much we can tangibly do to help, but we are certainly keeping you in our thoughts.  I hope you've been able to make travel plans, and, if so, then have a very safe journey.  We'll miss you in J-land, but you must do what you need to do for yourself and your family.  As you pointed out to me more than once in the past, "real life takes precedence."  I hope you'll be able to pop in once in a while or send out a mass email letting us know you're alive and well, even if you don't resume journaling.  But if not, then just know we've all benefited from your being a part of J-land and will miss you much.  Take care!

  27. carolelainedodd2 May 2008 at 09:18

    Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
    Hugs to you

  28. Guido
    My sincere condolences to you and your family.  You will remain in my thoughts and prayers and I wish you Godspeed on your journey back to Holland.  You have been such a good friend to the Jland community.  Know that you will be missed and not forgotten.

  29. Your real life does take precedence.  We do hope that in the future you will return to share with your friends.  Our deepest condolences and heartfelt sympathies.

    Wishing you well,


  30. My dear Guido,
    Do you see how much you are loved by so many people around the world.  That's your fault.  All of these good people have found a gentle love with caring kindness in your ministrations to them over the years.  You searched out the lonely and the sick and the sad and gave them a heads up to those of us with like minded natures such as your own.  We care enough to visit and help each other feel better.  You regularly helped to put a bit of life and spirit into ordinary every day folk a bit down on their health or luck.  
    You encouraged my timid attempts at writing and for that I will always be eternally greatful.
    May God speed you on your way home and make your journey as smooth as possible.  All our wishes, prayers and  hopes will follow you wherever you are.
    If you find the time one day...drop us a line to let us know if you are well and enjoying life.  That will cheer us all up for sure.
    Much love, echoed I know by all those whose lives you have touched with your big caring heart, is being sent to you at this very sad time.

    Jeanie xx

  31. i know how i would feel guido              you took time to send  me email  to try and  help my  mums suffering.           and   for  that  i thank you    take care  mort

  32. Guido, my sincere are one on your own..and you so deserve every tribute and kind wish coming to you.

    A door has closed..but you know..another will open..and that's my wish for you..that the next door, your life will bring contentment and peace.

    You've put the Isle of Lewis on the world wide map and given so much of your time to what has been your home and given so many the chance to learn much.

    Equally, you've put J-Land on the www and been the catalyst with the biggest shoulders I've met to date.

    Go well dear heart, take large strides and the strength will's never as bad as we think it might be. See you later, Peg oxoxo's

  33. richardson7493 May 2008 at 23:28

    Sending you my love and prayers, thinking of you all at this sad time, Love Helen

  34. Guido.

    Keeping you in my prayers and hoping that God will bless you with the strength that you need to get through this very sad time. May he guide you home so that you may pay you condolences to your mother in person.

    Take care

  35. onestrangecat4 May 2008 at 14:23

    I just found out about your mom.  I am so very sorry.  I know how you must be feeling.  My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


  36. I`m thinking of you Guido, and I hope that all will be well in the fullness of time. Take care, you have been a good friend to us in Jland.

    Love Sandra xxx

  37. hang in there Guido