God rest Joshua Goldberg

Stunning news received in email this morning.  Joshua Goldberg died of injuries sustained in a fall.  He was the editor of Lucianne.com, Blogslucianneloves.com and The Connection

I knew the man not except via the numerous email exchanges we had over my posting at Blogslucianneloves.  He was alwyas kind, always helpful, always responsive.  I can’t imagine the pain his family is experiencing.

His mother Lucianne Goldberg has put the following up at The Connection:

To my Dear, Loyal, Funny, Smart, Patriotic Ldotters: It is with a heavy heart and more pain that anyone should endure that we announce the death this week of our beloved Editor-in-Chief, Joshua J. Goldberg. He was my son, Jonah’s brother, Chantal’s husband and friend to scores of people throughout his young life.

It was a tragic fall that killed him. He suffered no pain and is in God’s arms. There is a thread here to express condolences. Needless to say email to the family would overwhelm at this time.

Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free,
I’m following the path God laid for me.
I took his hand when I heard his call,
I turned my back and left it all.

I could not stay another day,
To laugh, to love, to work, to play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way,
I’ve found that peace at the end of the day.

If my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss,
Ah, yes, these things too I will miss.

Be not burdened with times of sorrow,
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My Life’s been full, I savoured much,
Good friends, good times, a loved one’ touch.

Perhaps my time seemed all too brief,
Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your heart and share with me,
God wanted me now, He set me free.

Others blogging about this include American Thinker, The Anchoress and Bookworm.

I pray and trust that Joshua is with God and is at peace.

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Editor’s Note: While we normally welcome all opinions, the comments to this post are not the place to debate political differences that you have with the departed or his family. There’s a time and place for that, but it’s not here or now. Comments will be moderate per those guidelines.

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