Friday, November 23, 2012

Loss

Have you ever lost someone you love and wanted one more conversation, one more chance to make up for the time when you thought they would be here forever? If so, then you know you can go your whole life collecting days, and none will outweigh the one you wish you had back. 

Several months ago my cousin's step-daughter was hospitalized and diagnosed with leukemia.
I was stunned and saddened to learn yesterday that at the age of 34 she had passed away.
Three sweet, handsome boys now no longer have their mother.
We saw them the last time we were in the States.
Summer 2010
(My boys are the big ones)
Yusef and Zack were shocked to hear that their mom had passed away.
My heart breaks for these precious boys.
Life is a song - sing it.
 Life is a game - play it. 
Life is a challenge - meet it. 
Life is a dream - realize it. 
Life is a sacrifice - offer it. 
Life is love - enjoy it.
Sai Baba
Blessings,

43 comments:

Hindustanka said...

May her soul rest in peace... I am very sorry for your loss, for the boys' loss... I can't imagine how they must be feeling now.
I wish we could always save and protect our loved ones...

Serena Lewis said...

Such sad news, Tammy, and my heart also cries for her dear sons. What a very difficult and emotional time they must be going through although I'm sure they are getting lots of love and support from family. My sincere condolences to the whole family ~ xo

Aishwarya said...

Time is the only healer Tammy. This too shall pass. The boys would in the days to come, come to terms with this truth. May her soul rest in peace and may God give you all the strength to bear this loss

RoseMarie said...

Hi Tammy, I'm so sorry! It is a hard and difficult step to cope when things happen to us how are you! very unfortunate and sad. This morning I pray for this family who has lost a mother, a wife, a daughter, a sister, an aunt, a friend!

God give you peace in your hearts and your compassionate love surrounds.
Regards, Rose M (That pretty thoughtful words, you've written. You have to be grateful for what we have, life. All time)

Pradeepa said...

I feel very sorry for the boys, Tammy! It is very unfortunate for the boys at such a young age. May her soul rest in peace.

summersundays-jw said...

So sorry. Jan

Marilyn said...

such sad news, but she is no longer suffering. Not fair that three young boys have lost their mother, not fair at all. My condolences to all.

Happy@Home said...

I am so sorry for your loss, Tammy and my heart goes out to her boys. These things can be so hard to understand. The quotes you have shared bring it all into perspective.

Debi Y. said...

Very sorry to hear of your loss. My condolences to your family. :)

Twyla and Lindsey said...

So, so sorry to hear this news. My heart breaks for those boys. Twyla

Susan said...

That is so tragic, Tammy. So very, very tragic. Those poor little boys are left without their mom and God knows they need one. I am deeply sad you and all their family. I hope friends and family members left will help them as they grow.Susan

Claudia said...

I am so very sorry, Tammy. She was so young. Such a loss to so many, especially her boys. May peace and solace come to all who grieve for her.

xo
Claudia

Lorraine said...

Such a huge loss ~ so sorry to hear about this, Tammy.

Lori ann said...

oh tammy this breaks my heart. my prayers are with you all, and that there be a cure for cancer someday.

Fruitful Fusion said...

So sorry to read this Tammy. It must be so hard for the boys! This life is so fragile!

Mereknits said...

Oh Tammy, I am so sorry for your loss. Those poor sweet boys have a tough road ahead of them. Life just doesn't seem fair. I attended a friend's funeral on Wednesday. My second friend in two months to pass away from cancer. She was 45 and left three children, they are a bit older, but are still in need of a Mother. My heart goes out to you and your entire family.
Meredith

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

(( X ))
Tammy

Elna said...

I'm sorry to hear this. Such a huge lost and three little boys.

Hugs

Debby said...

I'm so sorry. It's hard enough to loose someone to cancer but at such a young age it is even worse. Sending you some (((((HUGS))))

Kit said...

I am so sorry for your loss and her families. So very sad. Take care, Kit

Rizzi said...

HI TAMMY,
GOD BLESS THOSE THREE LITTLE BOYS....
THEIR LITTLE HEARTS HAVE BEEN BROKEN...I ALSO SEND A PRAYER TO YOU....
IT IS NOT EASY LOSING A DEAR FRIEND, AND SO YOUNG....PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL....RIZZI

Diane said...

I'm very sorry Tammy. I'm sorry, too, for her boys. Blessings to you at this sad time. Diae

It's Just Dottie said...

It is always so hard to say goodbye . I am so sorry!!!
Dottie

Grammy Braxton said...

This is heartbreaking, Tammy. So sad for those little boys and for you. Love and hugs coming your way.

Hugs,
Sharon

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

So sorry for your loss Tammy and I will keep you all (especially those sweet boys) in my thoughts and prayers.

by Teresa said...

:-( I grieve for those children... to lose a mother when they're so young. I don't understand how this can happen. Hugs, Teresa

Kay said...

I am so sad for your loss. I lost my husband almost 1 1/2 years ago and I will never be the same.

Mrs. Micawber said...

There are no words for a time like this. Saying a prayer for them.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Tammy,
What a fate... leukemia is a battle that is seldom won. Sad for the boys indeed and for all her loved ones. It makes a terrible back pain diminish, compared with such a cruel disease. I stayed in the bed today till 7:00 PM and feel much better. Guess with warmth and rest I will fluff back soon.
Hugs to you,
Mariette

Melanie said...

Such sad news...I'm so sorry. God bless those three sweet boys.

Linda said...

Dear Tammy,
This is so very sad, and there are no words to express this great loss. I'm so sorry. <3

I love your little poem at the end - so very true. Puts things in perspective - truly.

Love and blessings to you and yours,
Linda

nanny said...

So very sad. I know you wish you were there at this time.

Libbie said...

oH THOSE SWEET BOYS! My heart breaks for them too! I can't even imagine. I will pray for that family right now. Sending love!

Createology said...

There just has to be a master plan that we do not understand. I am saddened for her loss and for these boys. Blessings and prayers...

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Such very sad news. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at such a sad, sad time.

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Tammy so very sorry to read this about your dear friend. My heart breaks for these boys. The loss of your mother at such a young age is devastating. Bless their little hearts.
Love
Maggie

Sheila R - Blessed and Distressed said...

I am so sorry to read about your loss. Sometimes it is hard to realize God's plan. May God give your family comfort and strength during this time.

peli lovelymess said...

dear Tammy, im so sorry for your loss. may her spirit be with you forever...

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

I am so sad for those precious boys, too, Tammy. And, I am sorry for your family's loss also. Life is a gift... one we take for granted sometimes. {{hugs}} tanna

val said...

We never know why some stay and some go......my prayers are with you and your family

vicki said...

Tammy-- I think we've all been there--- I'd sell my soul just for 5 minutes with my Dad. I'm so very sorry for your loss-- and will remember those precious boys in prayer--
Vicki

Anonymous said...

Hi... seeing this makes me want to cry... which I have been doing a lot of lately. I have no Christmas spirit... no tree going up this year. I will try to decorate some... we will see. We have no snow , the weather is warm and sunny. while nice, it isn't very Christmasy. Your blog is looking nice. love to you.
Gwen

Melissa said...

So sorry to hear Tammy. As a mother, my heart aches to know that these boys have lost their mom. What a beautiful way to pay tribute in honor of her memory with your thoughtful quotes.

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