Saturday, May 25, 2013

Remembering Moe ...

For my friends and loyal blog followers -

Some of you have noticed that I'm not making as many cards as usual (for me) or getting around the blog-o-sphere to visit.  And I appreciate those that took the time to contact me to make sure I was OK.  I am truly thankful for your concern and thoughtfulness.

The last year has been an extremely challenging for our family.  We have had one tragic event after another.  Time in my art studio has been limited, even more so over the past few weeks as I spent as much time as possible with my DSIL as she struggled with cancer.

My precious Moe, passed away on Monday of this week.  She had a short, but hard-fought battle with cancer.  I wanted to share a little bit about her on my blog.

Not only was Moe my sister-in-law, but she was one of my very best friends.  We had always enjoyed spending time together, and that increased after the passing of my brother four years ago.  With Moe and I both retired, we spent many hours together each week --- laughing, shopping, and going out for lunch.  I treasure all the special times we had together.

Moe was fun and lived life to the fullest.  She was always there to lend a helping hand to anyone in need - always putting others' ahead of herself.  She loved to cook and was an avid gardener ... two of the many things we had in common.    I will miss her crazy "Irish" ways, her sense of humor ... and her off-key singing :)

Love you Moe ... you are forever in my thoughts.






39 comments:

sandie said...

I am so sorry to hear of your loss Loll. My prayers are with you x

Donna Przybylowski said...

Oh Loll, I am so very sorry for your loss, I know oh to well what it feels like having gone through this myself, there are no words that I can say to take away your pain, but will be saying many prayers for you, your family and of course Moe! My cousin Moe (Maureen) and I are close as well, and I know how I would feel to lose her. You take care of yourself and I am sure Moe will be watching over you until you see each other again!!
Take care, and big Hugs to you,
Donna

MaryH said...

Good afternoon, and please accept my condolences on the lost of your beloved SIL. I can feel the love in your post, and know that you will miss your loved one terribly. At least you can remember all the good times & fun the 2 of you shared, know that she is beyond the earthly struggle, and even though she's not physically with you, will always be held in your heart. That way, she is never gone. It's so hard to say goodbye, even for a little while. Take the time you need & your followers will be waiting for you when you are sharing with us again. Thank you for sharing this post, and God Bless. A cyber hug coming your way.

denmo said...

Loll, sending loving thoughts at this very sad time...so sorry for your loss...gentle hugs from Liverpool..Denise xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Loll so sorry to hear your sad new..my thoughts are with you and your family at this sad time...sounds like you have some wonderful memories to look back on...sending you a big HUG..

Anne x

Darnell J Knauss said...

What a moving and lovely tribute to your dear, Moe, Lolly. You will feel her loss very keenly and I'm so sorry. You are in my thoughts and prayers, my friend. xxoo Dolly

Karen B said...

Dear Loll, I was so sad to hear your news and wanted to let you know that you're in my thoughts. What an amazing and loving relationship you had...they always say you can't choose your relatives but you can choose your friends - it seems like you got the best of both worlds with Moe.

Sending gentle, loving hugs.

Karen x

Gerry said...

What lovely words for such a lovely lady. My sympathy to you on your loss.

seau said...

Dear Lolly, my prayers are with you as you travel down this sad peroid in life. It sounds like you had an amazing relationship with Moe with many cherished moments, may these thoughts sustain you during this time. Take care my friend. Eunice

Nonni said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss, dear Loll. I send you my sympathies, my best thoughts and wishes and hope there could be anything I could do to help. You wrote really beautifully about her.

Andrene said...

I am so sorry for your loss. She sounded like a great lady and a great friend. And you have a lot of great memories to keep with you.

Cathy said...

What a wonderful tribute to Moe Loll, lots of happy memories to cherish. Sending prayers and hugs to you and your family during this sad time. Cathy x

Barb said...

So very, very sorry for your loss. Treasure your memories!

Bonnie said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Loll. How blessed you both were to have each other in good times and bad. It's so hard to say goodbye....Sending you a big hug.

Lea Brawn said...

What a truly moving tribute you have given to Moe. Sometimes we don't know what we have until its gone but fortunately you obviously did and made the most of your friendship. We are all thinking of you out here in Blogland.
Very best wishes and love
Lea x

Darlene DeVries said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your sister-in-law Loll. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Kathleen said...

So sorry for you and your family's loss. Saying a prayer and sending a (hug).

KellyRae said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you.

karen m said...

Beautiful post to honour your dear friend loll - you are really going to miss her. Sympathies to you and your family and I will be thinking of you in your sad time - big hugs xx

Patrice said...

Oh Loll I'm so sorry to hear of your very sad loss. Treasure the memories you have of Moe and know that all your friends, worldwide are thinking of you xox.

Paula said...

Loll, I'm so sorry for the loss of your dear sister-in-law, Moe. May those wonderful memories you shared with her bring you strength and comfort. And may God grant you peace of mind and heart now and in the days to come. :) hugs

Tonny said...

Loll, so sorry that you loss your sister in law

send you love and kisses

Tonny ,from Holland

Jeanne said...

I too send my condolences at your dear SIL's passing. Peace be with her, you, and your family. Cyber hugs, Loll.

Bridget said...

Loll, I am so very, very sorry that you've had to say good-bye to your dear friend and sister-in-law...i'm sorry for all the trauma and heartache your family has gone through in the past year... you're in my thoughts and in my prayers, Loll.

My Paper Epiphany said...

A beautiful tribute to your SIL and special friend. I am so sorry for your loss and my thoughts are with you at this sad time.

The Crafty Laydee said...

Very sorry to read your sad news-sending you a hug xx Nessa xx

Theresa said...

I'm very sorry for your loss, Loll. I hope the fabulous memories you have of Moe will bring you peace.

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

I'm sorry for your loss. There are no words to say at a time like this. Your tribute was lovely. May you feel the love from your blog visitors as well as your family. You're in my thoughts.

shirley-bee said...

So sorry you’ve lost your dear friend and sister-in-law, Loll. I’m sure your wealth of treasured memories will provide great comfort to you.
Shirley xx

Susan said...

My condolences, Loll. What a lovely tribute you wrote to her. You certainly have had a tough few years.

Gramma Sarah said...

Loll, what a beautiful tribute to your sister-in-law. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family at this time of sorrow. May you ever be blessed for your love and compassion for those around you. Hugs, Sarah

Betty said...

So very sorry for your loss. You're in my prayers!

Marian Garcia, Studio M said...

Loll, she sounded like a lovely lady. My deepest sympathy. xo, Marian Garcia

missy said...

Loll, I am so sorry for your loss! I, too, have lost many people I love to cancer including my Dad in July. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts & prayers.

Lee-Anne said...

Loll, sending big hugs your way! So sorry to hear you lost Moe! May the love and friendship of those around you support you and your family during this really tough time. And may your memories of Moe stay close to your heart and comfort you.

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Loll, I am so sorry for your sad loss. Sending my condolences to you and yours.
Big Hugs, Sylvia.

Julie Hoffman said...

Deepest Sympathy to you and your family for the loss of your SIL Loll. Your post is a beautiful tribute to her.

Susie said...

Loll,
I'm so glad I came to your blog for a visit today. I sensed something was a miss when I hadn't seen as many cards uploaded to SCS. I'm so, so sorry for the loss of your sister-in-law. May God comfort you and bring you peace. You are loved by so many ~ please remember that.

Gentle hugs,
Susie ~

Karen said...

I am so very sorry for your loss Loll! It is never easy to imagine not having a precious best friend in your life. I hope you can find some peace and comfort in knowing that your stamping friends care. Sending prayers and hugs mf.
Karen