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Robert Murphy >Jacob's Dad< www.caringbridge.org/visit/jacobmurphy/journal
Robert Murphy <Jacob's Dad>

Your posts have always been open and honest. Food for thought and prayers for those of us that fully understand the pre / during / and post battles each of you have been persevering and battling for survival through. It gives insights to those that haven't yet had to deal with such realities of life. Every raging storm hits each survivor differently. But your statistics are so sadly correct. In our own many storms my wife and I understand that battle of priorities, focus, and working to hold treads of life and relationships together. Perhaps God's greatest blessing to us prior to our son's Bone Marrow Transplant and my own cancer was convincing my wife and I to become marriage mentors for engaged couples. Perhaps the over 16 years as we sat with our engaged couples through over 26 Pre-marriage programs at our church was less for the benefit of the engaged couples and more so him preparing us for the relationship stresses that we were to face in the future. Unfortunately not all of our extended family relationships remained unharmed. Even with all our preparation it is hard since even warriors that leave the battlefield victorious return home with burdens that are hard to resolve, avoid, escape, or share. I think satan revels in dividing one of God's most precious gifts -> Marriages. Fragile in the best of circumstances, 

We continue to pray for each of you, your family, and extended friends as you now are dealing with yet new uncharted storms that lay in the future. Know that you are loved and unconditionally prayed for each day.  Hold fast to Hebrews 6:19 ⚓️  as He continues to feed your and brings healing to your hearts.

 ><>  ><>  ><full>  ><of>  ><Praise>  ><and>  ><Joy> ><>

Love from your Extended Family in Christ ... Robert & Maria Murphy and Amanda, Jacob, Matthew, Cynthia, Brian, Katrina www.caringbridge.org/visit/jacobmurphy/journal

Melissa Davis
Melissa davis-brynlee's Mom
Sarah,

Thank you for being so open and honest. You are such an amazingly strong person an after all you have been through, your positivity shines through. Congratulations in driving down to Safe Haven, what an accomplishment and congratulations on your new job. All these steps, show how unbelievably strong you are! Happy Easter to you and Desi and a special Happy Easter to Vinny, who is participating in an Easter egg hunt in heaven and may even be playing some pranks along the hunt:)
Connie Luck
CL
Sarah and family, Thank you for keeping us all updated on the main happenings in your lives.  You made me want to go and hide some Easter eggs tonight - I am fortunate to have a cancer survivor - although is now a non believer in Easter bunny as well (at the age of 10!).  I think having a full time job sounds great...in terms of it being a place you know, something you want to do, and I know that working provides me positive distraction - really positive most of the times....I am so sorry to hear that you have separated - but so glad that you have done what you needed to do - this is brave.  Just like driving on the highways - brave - I had a cousin who used to not be able to drive on bridges - and when she gradually started to be able to - I was so proud of her. 

Take care each day.....Connie, Sophie and Jenny (Canada)
Robert Murphy >Jacob's Dad< www.caringbridge.org/visit/jacobmurphy/journal
Robert Murphy <Jacob's Dad>
I love reading all of your updates. We know of many that read your posts and know that for many you and your words are like a life preserver thrown to the suffering looking for encouragement of life after suffering. As I read your heartfelt updates, pouring out of yourself and touching others, my spirit smiles knowing God promises to fill to overflowing those that pour out His love to others as you have been doing in so many ways.  With your servant hearts I know you will continue to bless so many others. Praying God grants that this is a long season of continuous celebrations for each member of your family as God continues to walk with each of you. Hold fast to Hebrews 6:19 ⚓️  as He continues to feed your spirits.

Sending you love and hugs

 ><>  ><>  ><full>  ><of>  ><Praise>  ><and>  ><Joy> ><>

Love from your Extended Family in Christ ... Robert & Maria Murphy and Amanda, Jacob, Matthew, Cynthia, Brian, Katrina www.caringbridge.org/visit/jacobmurphy/journal

Marg Gow
jon.marg@symaptico,ca
Thank you for the update, Your whole fmily ia never far from our thoughts and prayers. Although we never knew Vinny personally he has become an insspiration for us as has your whole family. Stay strong. That is what Vinny would have wanted. He didn't want to leave any of you, but God had a plan, which is hard to accept or understand at times but was meant to be. We see all of the good that Vinny has done before his death and after. Stay proud. He was and continues be an amazing little boy!  Love and hugs from Barrie Ontario Canada
Katherine Cleveland
Katherine Cleveland
Dear Sarah and Family-thank you for sharing your hearts on this 2 nd "Birthday" of Vinny's earning his wings.  I miss him, because, through the gift of your incredible and generous journalings, I got to "know" him and what an amazing, bright, funny, witty, loving, spiritual, brave, sweet boy he was.  The world has a Vinny-sized hole in it, and we were truly priviledged to share his journey with you.  I'll hold you in prayer, and those you have requested, also.

Your sister in Christ from Ontario Canada

Dee Heath
Dee Heath

Dear Sarah,

I continue to be amazed at your posts.  I don't know how you find the time with all that you do but I really do appreciate it and enjoy reading them although most of the time I end up with tears in my eyes.  I miss Vinny and Ben.  I just doesn't seem to get any easier.   I wanted to tell you Vinny has been "dropping" by and visiting me a lot lately, I find bird poop on the side of my car, on the side window on the driver's side, and just in the last day or so right smack dab in my line of vision on the driver's side.  I just look toward the Heavens and laugh and say,"Thanks for stopping by for a visit Vinny.  Tell Ben I said hello".  I guess my neighbors, if they see me by the car, think I've lost my last marble.  Oh well...

I think of you all often and you are in my prayers.

Love and prayers


Erika Reboucas
Erika Reboucas
Dear Sarah,

You continue to be in my daily thoughts.  Just read your last entry and, as always, it's bittersweet.  I continue to amaze me with your strength and the work you continue to do through your foundation.
Best wishes for a peaceful Holiday season. 
Hugs from Florida,
www.caringbridge.org/oliviahardiman
Laurel Hultgren
Laurel Hultgren
Angel Watson
Angel Watson
I miss your precious Vinny. We have never met, I found Vinny years ago through Jordan Wilson's site.  Jordan graduated from UNCG this past week and has a new nephew, Mikey III who is absoluetly adorable.  I've followed V for quite a while, It is funny how it feels like I knew your sweet boy although we never met.

 I just wanted to leave a note to say that my Christmas wish for you is to find peace. I can not imagine the void your sweet boy leaves. My own three children range in age from 4-11 so they represent the years your precious boy fought so bravely.  He was such a little warrior and I pray that you, Charlie, and Desi to have a Christmas that allows you to smile more than you cry.  Prayers for you this season and always, Angel
Connie Luck
CL
Sarah and family, Thank you for keeping us all updated on the main happenings in your lives.  You made me want to go and hide some Easter eggs tonight - I am fortunate to have a cancer survivor - although is now a non believer in Easter bunny as well (at the age of 10!).  I think having a full time job sounds great...in terms of it being a place you know, something you want to do, and I know that working provides me positive distraction - really positive most of the times....I am so sorry to hear that you have separated - but so glad that you have done what you needed to do - this is brave.  Just like driving on the highways - brave - I had a cousin who used to not be able to drive on bridges - and when she gradually started to be able to - I was so proud of her. 

Take care each day.....Connie, Sophie and Jenny (Canada)
Robert Murphy >Jacob's Dad< www.caringbridge.org/visit/jacobmurphy/journal
Robert Murphy <Jacob's Dad>
I love reading all of your updates. We know of many that read your posts and know that for many you and your words are like a life preserver thrown to the suffering looking for encouragement of life after suffering. As I read your heartfelt updates, pouring out of yourself and touching others, my spirit smiles knowing God promises to fill to overflowing those that pour out His love to others as you have been doing in so many ways.  With your servant hearts I know you will continue to bless so many others. Praying God grants that this is a long season of continuous celebrations for each member of your family as God continues to walk with each of you. Hold fast to Hebrews 6:19 ⚓️  as He continues to feed your spirits.

Sending you love and hugs

 ><>  ><>  ><full>  ><of>  ><Praise>  ><and>  ><Joy> ><>

Love from your Extended Family in Christ ... Robert & Maria Murphy and Amanda, Jacob, Matthew, Cynthia, Brian, Katrina www.caringbridge.org/visit/jacobmurphy/journal

Marg Gow
jon.marg@symaptico,ca
Thank you for the update, Your whole fmily ia never far from our thoughts and prayers. Although we never knew Vinny personally he has become an insspiration for us as has your whole family. Stay strong. That is what Vinny would have wanted. He didn't want to leave any of you, but God had a plan, which is hard to accept or understand at times but was meant to be. We see all of the good that Vinny has done before his death and after. Stay proud. He was and continues be an amazing little boy!  Love and hugs from Barrie Ontario Canada
Erika Reboucas
Erika Reboucas
Dear Sarah,

You continue to be in my daily thoughts.  Just read your last entry and, as always, it's bittersweet.  I continue to amaze me with your strength and the work you continue to do through your foundation.
Best wishes for a peaceful Holiday season. 
Hugs from Florida,
www.caringbridge.org/oliviahardiman
Laurel Hultgren
Laurel Hultgren
Robert Murphy >Jacob's Dad< www.caringbridge.org/visit/jacobmurphy/journal
Robert Murphy <Jacob's Dad>

Your posts have always been open and honest. Food for thought and prayers for those of us that fully understand the pre / during / and post battles each of you have been persevering and battling for survival through. It gives insights to those that haven't yet had to deal with such realities of life. Every raging storm hits each survivor differently. But your statistics are so sadly correct. In our own many storms my wife and I understand that battle of priorities, focus, and working to hold treads of life and relationships together. Perhaps God's greatest blessing to us prior to our son's Bone Marrow Transplant and my own cancer was convincing my wife and I to become marriage mentors for engaged couples. Perhaps the over 16 years as we sat with our engaged couples through over 26 Pre-marriage programs at our church was less for the benefit of the engaged couples and more so him preparing us for the relationship stresses that we were to face in the future. Unfortunately not all of our extended family relationships remained unharmed. Even with all our preparation it is hard since even warriors that leave the battlefield victorious return home with burdens that are hard to resolve, avoid, escape, or share. I think satan revels in dividing one of God's most precious gifts -> Marriages. Fragile in the best of circumstances, 

We continue to pray for each of you, your family, and extended friends as you now are dealing with yet new uncharted storms that lay in the future. Know that you are loved and unconditionally prayed for each day.  Hold fast to Hebrews 6:19 ⚓️  as He continues to feed your and brings healing to your hearts.

 ><>  ><>  ><full>  ><of>  ><Praise>  ><and>  ><Joy> ><>

Love from your Extended Family in Christ ... Robert & Maria Murphy and Amanda, Jacob, Matthew, Cynthia, Brian, Katrina www.caringbridge.org/visit/jacobmurphy/journal

Melissa Davis
Melissa davis-brynlee's Mom
Sarah,

Thank you for being so open and honest. You are such an amazingly strong person an after all you have been through, your positivity shines through. Congratulations in driving down to Safe Haven, what an accomplishment and congratulations on your new job. All these steps, show how unbelievably strong you are! Happy Easter to you and Desi and a special Happy Easter to Vinny, who is participating in an Easter egg hunt in heaven and may even be playing some pranks along the hunt:)
Katherine Cleveland
Katherine Cleveland
Dear Sarah and Family-thank you for sharing your hearts on this 2 nd "Birthday" of Vinny's earning his wings.  I miss him, because, through the gift of your incredible and generous journalings, I got to "know" him and what an amazing, bright, funny, witty, loving, spiritual, brave, sweet boy he was.  The world has a Vinny-sized hole in it, and we were truly priviledged to share his journey with you.  I'll hold you in prayer, and those you have requested, also.

Your sister in Christ from Ontario Canada

Dee Heath
Dee Heath

Dear Sarah,

I continue to be amazed at your posts.  I don't know how you find the time with all that you do but I really do appreciate it and enjoy reading them although most of the time I end up with tears in my eyes.  I miss Vinny and Ben.  I just doesn't seem to get any easier.   I wanted to tell you Vinny has been "dropping" by and visiting me a lot lately, I find bird poop on the side of my car, on the side window on the driver's side, and just in the last day or so right smack dab in my line of vision on the driver's side.  I just look toward the Heavens and laugh and say,"Thanks for stopping by for a visit Vinny.  Tell Ben I said hello".  I guess my neighbors, if they see me by the car, think I've lost my last marble.  Oh well...

I think of you all often and you are in my prayers.

Love and prayers


Angel Watson
Angel Watson
I miss your precious Vinny. We have never met, I found Vinny years ago through Jordan Wilson's site.  Jordan graduated from UNCG this past week and has a new nephew, Mikey III who is absoluetly adorable.  I've followed V for quite a while, It is funny how it feels like I knew your sweet boy although we never met.

 I just wanted to leave a note to say that my Christmas wish for you is to find peace. I can not imagine the void your sweet boy leaves. My own three children range in age from 4-11 so they represent the years your precious boy fought so bravely.  He was such a little warrior and I pray that you, Charlie, and Desi to have a Christmas that allows you to smile more than you cry.  Prayers for you this season and always, Angel
Melissa Davis
Melissa davis-brynlee's Mom
Sarah,

Thank you for being so open and honest. You are such an amazingly strong person an after all you have been through, your positivity shines through. Congratulations in driving down to Safe Haven, what an accomplishment and congratulations on your new job. All these steps, show how unbelievably strong you are! Happy Easter to you and Desi and a special Happy Easter to Vinny, who is participating in an Easter egg hunt in heaven and may even be playing some pranks along the hunt:)
Robert Murphy >Jacob's Dad< www.caringbridge.org/visit/jacobmurphy/journal
Robert Murphy <Jacob's Dad>
I love reading all of your updates. We know of many that read your posts and know that for many you and your words are like a life preserver thrown to the suffering looking for encouragement of life after suffering. As I read your heartfelt updates, pouring out of yourself and touching others, my spirit smiles knowing God promises to fill to overflowing those that pour out His love to others as you have been doing in so many ways.  With your servant hearts I know you will continue to bless so many others. Praying God grants that this is a long season of continuous celebrations for each member of your family as God continues to walk with each of you. Hold fast to Hebrews 6:19 ⚓️  as He continues to feed your spirits.

Sending you love and hugs

 ><>  ><>  ><full>  ><of>  ><Praise>  ><and>  ><Joy> ><>

Love from your Extended Family in Christ ... Robert & Maria Murphy and Amanda, Jacob, Matthew, Cynthia, Brian, Katrina www.caringbridge.org/visit/jacobmurphy/journal

Katherine Cleveland
Katherine Cleveland
Dear Sarah and Family-thank you for sharing your hearts on this 2 nd "Birthday" of Vinny's earning his wings.  I miss him, because, through the gift of your incredible and generous journalings, I got to "know" him and what an amazing, bright, funny, witty, loving, spiritual, brave, sweet boy he was.  The world has a Vinny-sized hole in it, and we were truly priviledged to share his journey with you.  I'll hold you in prayer, and those you have requested, also.

Your sister in Christ from Ontario Canada

Robert Murphy >Jacob's Dad< www.caringbridge.org/visit/jacobmurphy/journal
Robert Murphy <Jacob's Dad>

Your posts have always been open and honest. Food for thought and prayers for those of us that fully understand the pre / during / and post battles each of you have been persevering and battling for survival through. It gives insights to those that haven't yet had to deal with such realities of life. Every raging storm hits each survivor differently. But your statistics are so sadly correct. In our own many storms my wife and I understand that battle of priorities, focus, and working to hold treads of life and relationships together. Perhaps God's greatest blessing to us prior to our son's Bone Marrow Transplant and my own cancer was convincing my wife and I to become marriage mentors for engaged couples. Perhaps the over 16 years as we sat with our engaged couples through over 26 Pre-marriage programs at our church was less for the benefit of the engaged couples and more so him preparing us for the relationship stresses that we were to face in the future. Unfortunately not all of our extended family relationships remained unharmed. Even with all our preparation it is hard since even warriors that leave the battlefield victorious return home with burdens that are hard to resolve, avoid, escape, or share. I think satan revels in dividing one of God's most precious gifts -> Marriages. Fragile in the best of circumstances, 

We continue to pray for each of you, your family, and extended friends as you now are dealing with yet new uncharted storms that lay in the future. Know that you are loved and unconditionally prayed for each day.  Hold fast to Hebrews 6:19 ⚓️  as He continues to feed your and brings healing to your hearts.

 ><>  ><>  ><full>  ><of>  ><Praise>  ><and>  ><Joy> ><>

Love from your Extended Family in Christ ... Robert & Maria Murphy and Amanda, Jacob, Matthew, Cynthia, Brian, Katrina www.caringbridge.org/visit/jacobmurphy/journal

Connie Luck
CL
Sarah and family, Thank you for keeping us all updated on the main happenings in your lives.  You made me want to go and hide some Easter eggs tonight - I am fortunate to have a cancer survivor - although is now a non believer in Easter bunny as well (at the age of 10!).  I think having a full time job sounds great...in terms of it being a place you know, something you want to do, and I know that working provides me positive distraction - really positive most of the times....I am so sorry to hear that you have separated - but so glad that you have done what you needed to do - this is brave.  Just like driving on the highways - brave - I had a cousin who used to not be able to drive on bridges - and when she gradually started to be able to - I was so proud of her. 

Take care each day.....Connie, Sophie and Jenny (Canada)
Dee Heath
Dee Heath

Dear Sarah,

I continue to be amazed at your posts.  I don't know how you find the time with all that you do but I really do appreciate it and enjoy reading them although most of the time I end up with tears in my eyes.  I miss Vinny and Ben.  I just doesn't seem to get any easier.   I wanted to tell you Vinny has been "dropping" by and visiting me a lot lately, I find bird poop on the side of my car, on the side window on the driver's side, and just in the last day or so right smack dab in my line of vision on the driver's side.  I just look toward the Heavens and laugh and say,"Thanks for stopping by for a visit Vinny.  Tell Ben I said hello".  I guess my neighbors, if they see me by the car, think I've lost my last marble.  Oh well...

I think of you all often and you are in my prayers.

Love and prayers


Laurel Hultgren
Laurel Hultgren
Marg Gow
jon.marg@symaptico,ca
Thank you for the update, Your whole fmily ia never far from our thoughts and prayers. Although we never knew Vinny personally he has become an insspiration for us as has your whole family. Stay strong. That is what Vinny would have wanted. He didn't want to leave any of you, but God had a plan, which is hard to accept or understand at times but was meant to be. We see all of the good that Vinny has done before his death and after. Stay proud. He was and continues be an amazing little boy!  Love and hugs from Barrie Ontario Canada
Erika Reboucas
Erika Reboucas
Dear Sarah,

You continue to be in my daily thoughts.  Just read your last entry and, as always, it's bittersweet.  I continue to amaze me with your strength and the work you continue to do through your foundation.
Best wishes for a peaceful Holiday season. 
Hugs from Florida,
www.caringbridge.org/oliviahardiman
Angel Watson
Angel Watson
I miss your precious Vinny. We have never met, I found Vinny years ago through Jordan Wilson's site.  Jordan graduated from UNCG this past week and has a new nephew, Mikey III who is absoluetly adorable.  I've followed V for quite a while, It is funny how it feels like I knew your sweet boy although we never met.

 I just wanted to leave a note to say that my Christmas wish for you is to find peace. I can not imagine the void your sweet boy leaves. My own three children range in age from 4-11 so they represent the years your precious boy fought so bravely.  He was such a little warrior and I pray that you, Charlie, and Desi to have a Christmas that allows you to smile more than you cry.  Prayers for you this season and always, Angel