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Hi dear friends. I wanted to share with you that my dear mother in law passed away earlier today after a difficult struggle with cancer. She was one of the kindest, most genuine, least selfish persons I have ever had the privilege to know. After knowing her and sharing so much of my life with her for 29 years, my heart is aching knowing she is gone.

Please excuse me while I take a brief absence from my blog this week to mourn and grieve the loss of a truly beautiful person. Thank you for your friendship and understanding.

We little knew that day
God would call your name.
In life we loved you dearly.
In death we do the same.

It broke our hearts to lose you
but you didn?t go alone,
for a part of us went with you
the day God called you home.

We?re left with loving memories
of the time we had with you,
and feel your love around us
in everything we do.

Our family chain is broken
and our lives are not the same,
But as God calls us one by one
the chain will link again.

Ron Tranmer

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Meg A on

Bless you and your family in this difficult time.

Johanne Blansche on

Please accept my sincerest condolences, be with you family now and remember her. We will all be here for you when you are ready.

kathy bunge on

Dear Tina, my heart goes out to you & your family. How wonderful that you had such a loving relationship with your mother-in-law. Please take care. Her gentle, loving spirit, as you described her, will always be a part of you.

Jean Wethmar on

Deepest sympathy on the sad loss of your dearest mom in law. Beautiful poem and pic you posted Tina.. blessings across the waters that divide Au and you.. hugs j

VICKI on

I’m so sorry for your loss. You & your family are in our prayers.

Emily on

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I’m so sorry for your loss…………..

sally on

Tina dearest

I have just seen your very sad news…I could sense something was wrong earlier today.

Even though so many miles separate us, here you are in my heart.
I am so very sorry, my thoughts and condolences are with you, your husband and all your family.
I hope you will take all the time you need, we will be here for you

Love Sally x

Nancy Griffiths on

My thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time…

s mattes on

God bless

Ruth Gardner Lamere on

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very sad time. You bring so much light and joy into my life and that of many others and we are all, I am sure, sharing your pain and grief.

Marsha @ Splenderosa on

My darling, I am so sad to hear this. I know how your sons and husband must feel, as well. As you said, you were blessed to have her, and it’s apparent you guys had a loving relationship. Yes, take time off for your family, they are, after all, the most important people. I wish I could hold your hand, and you know I’m sending all my love to you at this tragic time.

Pam smith on

Tina,
I’m so sorry for the loss of your dear mother in law. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Pam

COTY FARQUHAR on

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very sad time.
Sending much love to you, Coty

Jenny on

My condolences and prayers for you and your family.

MIchel cohagaNm on

So sorry for your loss, this is so hard, prayers for you and your family, God bless you all.

Desiree {Beautifully Seaside} on

Dear Tina, I am so sorry to hear about the sad news of your mother-in-law’s passing. I will keep your family in my prayers. I know how sweet a mother in law’s love can be and I know you will always cherish those beautiful memories you shared together. The Lord is with you always. All my love, Desiree

Carol sawyer on

Heartfelt sympathies to you and your families.

E. Vicki on

There is sadness when someone special passes and it is right to give time to honor your grief but what a blessing to have had in laws that cherished and supported you. A united family is cause for celebration of a life well lived.

Marla Chaikin on

Tina, I am so sad for you and so sorry she had to suffer. It is almost impossible to face losing someone you dearly loved. I’m sure she lived a good life; certainly she had a wonderful and appreciative family.
My sincerest condolences to your husband and boys. Try to remember the good times.
Very best,
Marla Chaikin

cindy weis on

Dear Tina, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, may you all be comforted by your wonderful memories of your mother in law.

Amy on

I will be praying for you during this difficult time. My heart goes out to you and your family. (((((hugs)))))

Gina on

Tina, what touching words for your mother n law. She must have been so very special. May God comfort you during this time.

Valerie Kokenes on

May God bless your family during the sad time.

Barbara Kelly on

Dearest Tina,
When there was no post this morning I was afraid bad news was close.
Am happy you had a loving relationship with your mother-in-law.
I know she was proud to call you a “daughter”
Peace be with you and your family Tina.

Barbara

LC on

Dear Tina,
My sincere condolences to you, your husband and your entire family at this time. You obviously had a very special bond with you mother-in-law, but I know you all will miss her greatly. I pray that your husband will be comforted by your loving presence, and that you will be comforted by the love and beauty she shared with each of you.

jennine on

So sorry to hear of your loss.
Your kind words of your mother in law was very touching.
Condolences to you and your family.

LeeAnn on

I am so sorry to hear your sad news. Please know you and your family are in my prayers. I know through your faith you will find comfort and strength. Peace be with you.

Stephanie on

So very, very sorry……

Lory at Designthusiasm on

So sorry for your loss, Tina. Please know your blog brings such joy and we’ll all be here when you feel up to it.

Lynn Mosher on

Tina, I’m so sorry for your loss. Sympathy to you, your husband, and the rest of the family. Praying for the Lord’s peace and comfort for all of you.

Jeanne on

So very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts during this difficult time. How blessed you were to have a mother-in-law that you loved so much.

Faith boggio on

So very sorry for your loss, Tina.

Mary F. on

You and your family will be remembered in my prayers. I know the pain of losing a wonderful mother-in-law. Many blessings to you and your family.

Chris on

Iam so very sorry .. My mother in law passed very young … Sixty four and we still miss … How lucky we had them for a even a short time

Vickey Walker on

Dear Tina,

My deepest sympathy to you and your family. I am truly sorry for your loss. May God Bless You and your family.

Vickey

Mitzi on

May all the wonderful memories of beautiful family times together, sharing joy and love with your mother-in-law, sustain you and bring warmth back to your heart as you remember those times. Mitzi

Carol w on

My heartfelt condolences go out to you, your husband and family in the loss of such a special woman. May your memories and her spirit help in some way to ease the pain and loss.

Cheryl on

Tina I am so sorry for your loss. Hold onto the memories. Our thoughts are with you and your family at this most difficult time.

Linda Sturdevant on

May you find peace in God’s healing grace…Linda

Barbara Purdy on

dear Tina, I am saddened to learn of the death of your mother-in-love. Glad you will be taking time off to grieve. Know,,,,,, we will all be here whenever you return. You are part of our family and prayers are with you and all your family…..
Sending love….

Barbara

Madeline Hickman on

Dear Tina,

My deepest sympathies and prayers go out to you and your family. May fond memories of your loved one bring you peace and comfort in the days ahead. And may God’s perpetual light shine upon your sweet Mother-in -law. Thank you for sharing. God Bless You.

Fiona on

So sorry to hear of your loss, she sounds like an amazing person, hugs to you and your family.

Susan on

So sorry for your great loss to your family. Praying the Lord comfort your broken hearts and give you His peace and comfort.

toNya on

Our most sincere thoughts are with you and your family.

Diane on

Tina, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Perry on

The words you expressed about your mother-in-law are so loving and beautiful. I am sorry for your loss.

Pam on

Tina,
I am so sorry about the loss of your Mother-in-law. My deepest sympathy to you, your husband & your sons.
May God bless & sustain you in your grief.
My prayers are with you.
Pam

Gee on

Please accept my deepest sympathy. My father died a few months ago and I know what you’re going through. Sending prayers your way.

Linda Plemons on

Dearest Tina, my heartfelt condolence to you. You are a very special lady and now we all know how special your mother was as it shines in you. Hugs!

JUne on

My prayers are with you and your family.

Ann Kay on

Dear Tina,

I am sure your mother-in-law felt you were a blessing to her son and grandsons. It is evident you had a special bond and admired each other greatly. May God give you His peace and sustain you during this difficult time. God bless you, your husband, and all your loved ones.
Peace

sherri on

I am so very sorry for the loss of such a special person in your family. May your memories of her beautiful soul comfort all of you.
And you take as much time off from blogging as you need.
We’ll all be here.

Barbara Novello on

My sympathy to you and yours….prayers for all of you.

Donna clark on

Tina,
Even though the passing of a loved one is a part of God’s life cycle, the grief is no less real, especially when such a bond is evident. It must be especially difficult for your husband.
Blessings to you all.
Donna

Shawna on

Tina,
How very difficult and sad. My sincerest wishes of healing and hope pour out to you today.

deri on

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I am so sorry!
sincerely,
Deri

Linda Brown on

Your loving thoughts and profound grief illustrate the loss of a wonderful soul. May your memories spare you pain and help you to cherish the time you had together.

Karen T. on

I am so sorry for your family’s loss. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Design Chic on

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time, Tina. Sending you warm hugs?

Patricia Thomas on

Just a thought from an avid Arizona reader — We have not lost a loved one when we know where they are. Psalm 116:15 says, “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.” And also Psalm 119:50, “This is my comfort in my sorrow, that your promise gives me life.” My prayers are with you.

Elizabeth on

May God bless you and your family and hold you in His hands during this difficult time. Mom’s are the most precious gift and I’m happy that you had so many wonderful years together. I hope that your husband will feel some comfort and peace at this time too. Take good care and we will be here when you return.

Karen on

So sorry for your loss. We’ve never met although I almost feel like I know you and your family. I will keep you in my prayers this week.

Jennifer on

May God bless and comfort you and your family at this time.

Dee farrell on

Dearest Tina, you and your family were blessed to have this wonderful lady in your lives. You are in my thoughts and prayers, Dee

leslie on

Oh Tina I am so sad for you.

Wishing you and your family peace during this difficult time. Loosing a loved one of life’s valleys .. and I know having gone through this that it just takes everything out of you. Know that although her physical presence is gone, her spirit will always be .. take care.

Debbie Miller on

Tina,

My deepest sympathy to you and your family as you face the loss of this precious family member. I hope you will celebrate the wonderful place she had in each of your lives. May peace be showered over each of you as you mourn this passing.

Mary on

Dear Tina, My sincere condolences to you and your family on your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. I can only hope you will all find solace on the love you brought to her life.

Elaine on

Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, so sorry.

noreen on

Tina, sincere condolences to you and your family at this very sad time. You had a wonderful relationship with your mother-in-law and you have many wonderful memories of special times. May God’s peace be with you. You have a special place in the hearts of thousands of bloggers, we are thinking of you. x

Sharon on

So sorry for your loss. Wishing you and your family the strength to get through this difficult time. Life is like a book, with many chapters. Eventually it does end, but you will treasure each page and remember all the good stories you shared.

Sharon

Jeanna Swann on

I am so very sorry for your loss, Tina. May the Lord surround you and your family with peace and strength.

Anita Rivera on

Oh dearest Tina, I am so sorry to hear of this. My fondest condolences to you and your husband. Thinking of you, Anita

Deb on

Tina,

I am so sorry–my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. What a beautiful poem!

Eileen on

My sympathies go out to you, your husband and family at this time. The poem was beautiful.

Sherry Saladrigas on

So sorry for your loss, a precious mother , mother-in-law and grandmother cannot be replaced, but have comfort in the fact she was well loved by all of you.

Michelle on

God bless Tina. Much love to you and your family

Patricia on

Tina, sincere condolences to you and your family

Kate Abt Design on

So very sorry to hear of your sad loss. Keeping you and all your family in my prayers.

Melissa on

Tina, So sorry to hear about the loss of your mother-in-law. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

Sue J. on

Tina,
You and your family have my deepest sympathy.

Regina on

This really is sad news.
I’ll be thinking of you and yours.
Deepest sympathy.
God bless.
R.

Katie Clooney on

Dear Tina… So sorry to hear your sad news. She was lucky to have a wonderful daughter in law like you. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

Susan on

Please accept my condolences on the loss of your Mother-in-law. Your family is in my prayers during this difficult time. I wish I lived near you to provide the comfort food Southerners love to share in times of grief. Take care of yourself and your crew!

Shirley on

Sorry to hear of your loss. Thinking of my mother in law who I miss. Take care.

Karena on

Dear Tina I am so very sorry to hear of this loss for you and your family.
Much love and prayers to you.

xoxo
Karena
The Arts by Karena

PvE on

Tina,
My sincerest sympathies to you and your family. I know how sad this loss is for you and your family. I shall keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.
pve

Elizabeth on

Dear Tina,

My sincerest condolences to you, your husband, your sons, and all your family.
I hope you find comfort in knowing that so many people are thinking of you and sending you their thoughts and prayers.

Lisa on

May God comfort you in your time of loss.
The Lord is close to the broken hearted,and heals those who are crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:18

Nancy Kelley on

My heart goes out to you, Tina. It is so difficult to lose such a beloved member of the family. With deepest sympathy and blessings,
Nancy

Deborah on

Tina,

I am so very sorry to hear of your mother-in-law passing but I do know that she dwells ever present with the Lord. May He continue to give you comfort and peace during this difficult time.

Rhonda on

I am so very sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.

Jeanne McKay Hartmann on

Tina, I’m so sorry to hear this news. I’ll be keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers, and will be wishing peace to your mother-in-law. With love, Jeanne

Angela on

I am very sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

Leila Jane on

I am so very sorry to learn about the loss of your mother-in-law. Please express my sympathy to your dear husband. You gave a beautiful tribute to her with your post this morning.

Judy yarrusso on

So sorry to hear of your great loss! May your tears of sorrow today be replaced one day with tears of beautiful memories. God bless you and your family at this difficult time.
Hugs,
Judy Y.

Anonymous on

Deepest condolences on the passing of your loved one. It’s wonderful to hear she was loved, appreciated, and respected. I can only hope that my son-in-law will have such wonderful words for me when my time comes. Time is what you need right now, to mourn and indulge and to think of all the wonderful moments you’ve had with her. Take care.

Charisse on

Tina, I am so sorry for your loss. May tears turn to smiles as you remember and think about her. My sympathy to your husband and boys and extended family. Blessings. charisse

Mary Councill on

Dear Tina,

My deepest sympathy for you and your family…it’s so hard to lose a loved one, and watching them go through a difficult illness is especially painful. Time is a great healer, though, and when the pain eases, you will be left with beautiful memories.

Mary

bonnie on

Dear Tina,

My thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time…

Sandra Murzyn on

I am so sorry for your families loss. The poem you posted was very beautiful.

Ellen on

I’m so terribly sorry for your loss, Tina. Much love to your family in this difficult time.

Diane on

Dear Tina,
I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. I am sure you were a wonderful daughter-in-law and she was lucky to have you. She is at peace knowing her son is in good hands. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Diane

Kym Calvert on

Dearest Tina, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this sad time. Heal with happy thoughts of loved ones. Kym

Marilyn in mt, vernon, va on

My sympathy. You spoke so lovingly of your mother-in-law — you were both very fortunate indeed. It was lovely to read.

Dee on

Tina, I am so sorry for your loss. How wonderful that you had such a loving relationship with your mother-in-law. my wish for you is that all of those happy and loving memories bring you some peace and solace in this time of grief. And being with your loved ones is exactly where you need to be.
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Dee

April on

Celebrate the life of your beautiful mother-in-law. I trust you
will see her again and again through your boys and husband.
Funny how that works. Thoughts are with you during this time,
Tina. Family gatherings are inspirational. Sent with sincere
sympathy.

Sherry on

Tina……so sorry about your mother-in-law. Thanks for all the joy you bring to my life. I know how important this time is for your family to all be together, count your blessings and share in her wonderful memory.
Take care…….Sherry

Lea on

Dearest Tina and Family,
Please accept my deepest and sincerest sympathy for the loss of your dear mother-in-law. The hole that is in your heart will be difficult to navigate around but the memories will be a joy forever.
Take all the time you need. Your devoted readers will be here for you.
Much love and comfort will be in my prayers for you and yours.

Fran on

My condolences, Tina. May happy memories of times spent with your mother-in-law soon replace the sadness you feel today. You and your family are in my prayers.

Mary Anne on

((HUGS))

Tonya on

So sorry to hear of you family’s great loss.

Carol on

I am very sorry for your loss and praying God will comfort your family during this time.

Christine BakeR on

Dear Tina ,
Losing a loving parent is a grief indescribable and so difficult to find the words to console .
The closeness and love of family and friends will provide some comfort as you share happy memories and celebrate her life .
Please accept my sympathy .

CathyR on

Dear Tina,

You are in our thoughts and prayers.

It’s never easy to lose a loved one…

When you look up to the night sky and see the stars twinkling, she will be smiling down on you…

Take care, hug your boys and husband, as they need you more than ever.

CathyR

sara on

So sorry for you and your family.

God bless,

Sara L.

Rachel on

So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Lucia DOnahower on

With deepest sympathy, my thoughts and prayers Te with you and your family.
Lucy in California

Roz on

Wishes all of the family God’s strength in this time of sorrow.

Linda Beth on

May God bless you and grant you comfort and peace during this difficult time.

Karen T. on

We all hope you feel the love flowing your way…the loss of a loved one so dear to you makes the need for family and friends that much more important. You have brought warmth and joy to so many…know it is reciprocated a thousand fold, especially at this difficult time.
Hugs, J T

Maria Elena Lima on

Dearest Tina

our condolences to you, your husband and the rest of the family. We send our love, Paul and Maria Elena Lima in Oconomowoc

oFELIA TORRES FREEMAN on

May the peace of The Lord be with you and family. Just remember… it is just a temporary separation. The pain may be deep and painful, but oh how wonderful is the pain, a testimony of your love for her.

Cynthia on

Dear Tina,

So very sorry for your news. May God bless the soul of your mother-in-law and give all of you peace and strength as you go through this difficult time.

MOLLY on

Our heartfelt condolences to you and your husband with your mother-in-laws passing. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and all your extended family.

jk on

Condolences to your husband, you and the rest of the family.

Melissa R. on

My deepest sympathy is extended to you and your family. This is such a difficult time, and your family needs you. We will all be here when you return. May God Bless you and your family with peace and strength.

prosper on

thinking of you and God bless you and yours

Deanna on

Oh Tina, I am so very sorry for you and your family’s loss. She sounds like a wonderful woman and will be missed. I wish I offer words of comfort. Please know how much your blog friends and followers care about you and are praying and thinking of you and your family.

Jennifer Taylor on

My heart goes out to you and your family at this very sad time. May you find comfort in knowing your beautiful mother in law lives on in all of you who love her the most.

Judy on

Dear Tina and Family,
My thoughts and prayers are with youall through this difficult time. May God comfort you all and ease your sorrow. May her memory be eternal. With deepest sympathy Judy

Donna C. on

Blessings to you and your family at this difficult time! May time be your best friend!

Anonymous on

So very sorry for your loss. God’s blessing of peace to your husband and your family in this extremely difficult time.

Shelia Roberts on

May GOD shower your and your family with the peace that passes all understanding during this time of great loss.

Katherine on

My sincerest condolences to you, your husband and your boys.
May God give you the comfort you seek and may her soul rest in peace.

Linda miller on

Dear Tina and family,
So sorry for your loss.
Sincerely,
Linda Miller

Allison on

So sorry for you and your family. Allison

Barbara P from Ma on

Dear Tina, I am so sorry for your family’s loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Leona on

Dear Tina,
No words can ever express the grief that follows the loss of a loved one, but my sympathies are sent to you and your family. Your post truly honored her.

sharon kepouros on

So sorry for your loss, may god wipe away your tears and fill your heart with fond memories.

Karolyn on

SO sorry Tina, I have been so busy getting ready for surgery that I just saw this. Sending hugs to your family, peace to you mother inlaw. xo K

Ashley SIkora on

I’m so sorry Tina, I hope that you and your family can find peace and comfort during this difficult time.

South Shore Decorating Blog on

Tina, I’m so so sorry for your loss, and for that of your husband and children. It’s the cruelest part of life, for sure. Please accept my deepest sympathies and well-wishes.
xo Stayc

Sherrie on

I am very sorry to read of your loss. We who have been lucky enough to have had wonderful mother in-laws seem to be in the minority. We lost my own mum in-law over thirty years ago and I will forever be grateful for her sharing of knowledge, family history and fun. I wish you and your family the absolute best.

sincerely,
Sherrie Gibson

Jana Rinehart on

Tina,
I am so sorry to hear of your dear mother in law’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you, your husband and family.

Sincerely,
Jana Rinehart

FrenchGardenHouse on

Tina, I am lifting you and your family up in prayer. May God hold you close during this difficult time. I know that it is a huge blessing to know you will see each other again, but at the same time I know your family will miss your darling mother in law until that time comes. May the memories you share together with your family of her warm your hearts, and help the coming days and weeks be a little bit less difficult.

Patti Olsen on

Tina, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my prayers.

elizabeth@pineconesandacorns Blog on

Tina, I have been out of town and out of touch so I did not see this until today. I am so very sorry to hear about the passing of your mother in law. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family and this difficult time. Take care of yourself Tina.

michele@hellolovelystudio on

so sorry to hear of your loss, tina. peace to you and your family as you grieve and prop each other up.

classic?casual?home on

Dear Tina, I am so sorry for this painful loss for you and your family. Take care.
Mary Ann

debby on

Oh, Tina, I am so sorry for your family’s loss. I am sure she was grateful that her son married a woman with grace and such a big heart. Take care of yourself and your family – we will all be here waiting when you are ready to return.
Sending hugs,
Deb xoxo

Loi Thai Tone on Tone on

Dear Tina,
I’m so sorry for your loss (and for missing this post earlier). My sincere condolences to you and your family during this difficult time.
Warmly
Loi

Sylvia faye on

Tina will offer mass and rosaries tomorrow for the repose of the soul of your mother-in-law. It is hard to loose a member of the family. We lost our youngest son in January of 2014. Faith and the sacraments and the rosary are such a blessing at all times but especially in times of great sorrow.

With a prayerful heart,
Sylvia FAye

Ginny Rowe on

Tina – Thank you for sharing that comforting poem. May your faith and loving family guide all of you through this difficult time.

elizabeth@pineconesandacorns Blog on

Tina, thinking of you at this difficult time. I hope that you find comfort in the arms of your family and friends.

Take care,

Elizabeth

Sophie on

Juste un petit mot ch?re Tina pour me joindre ? votre peine et vous serrer fort dans mes bras. Les personnes que nous aimons resteront ? vie dans notre coeur.
Elles nous manquent physiquement, mais elles sont toujours pr?s de nous et feront ? jamais partie de notre vie.
Toutes mes pensees et mes pri?res pour vous, votre ?poux et vos enfants.
Chaleureux bisous
Sophie from Paris

debra@ 5th and state on

tina, this is indeed sad news, even when we know it is coming, the grief runs deep. blessings to all of you.
my mom died recently and it breaks my heart. her memorial and burial is next weekend and i have been looking for something to read at the gravesite, i will use the poem above. another poem that resonates at this time is ‘there she goes by van dyke’

sending prayers and hugs
debra

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