Sunday, December 14, 2008

A Heavy Heart.....

I should be posting a card or scrap LO, but it almost seems trivial. A good friend and fellow blogger, Joanne, passed away suddenly Friday night. She was part of our "Stampin Diva's" group. I met her years ago through my MIL at a SU! demonstration. My MIL became close friends with Joanne. It didn't take long for Jo to wiggle her way into my life and the lives of others. We started meeting once a month to stamp, chat, eat, and just be silly. So needless to say, her death is a huge shock. One that I don't think has even quite sunk in.

I guess the lesson here is to appreciate the people you love. Spend time with them, love them, and in the words of Tim McGraw, "Live Like You Were Dying."

I am honored to have known Jo. She was a sweet, talented, and funny woman and she will be greatly missed. You are with the angels Jo.................

18 comments:

Diane said...

Oh my Goodness,I can't believe it!
I am so sad,she was the sweetest person,always checking up on my weight loss,lol.
I adored her work,her kind words and comments,I will forever keep the encouragement card she sent me.
What went wrong? She was so young!
Please let her family and friends know that they will all be in my thoughts and prayers.
Where can I send a card to the family? Please let me know,Diane
craftscar@hotmail.com

Marlou said...

oh Michelle, I am so sorry to hear about your friends sudden passing.
Sending you hugs and prayers Michelle x

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Oh Michele ... I'm so sorry to hear of the passing of your friend! I truly don't know what to say!!

asela said...

I'm so sorry. We had a friend pass away this year, he was only 38 and died in a single car accident. Life is so precious. Keeping all in my prayers. Again, I'm so sorry.

Chrissy D said...

(((hugs))) I am sorry for the loss of your dear friend, Michele.

Lisa said...

I know I could hardly believe it too, JOanne has been a great source of inspiration, comfort and support to me over the past months.
I think that she has touched everyone who has come into contact with her. Time is precious, life is hard and loss is great.
I never got to send my xmas cards to all my overseas friends and now I won't get the chance to send one to Joanne, so I think I have learn't a valuable lesson!!! We all need to make time for our loved ones and each other.
My heart goes out to you all.
Hugs
Lisa

kellyrae said...

I am so sorry for your loss. You and her family are in my thoughts and heart.

Vicki Sullivan said...

So sorry to hear of this loss.

Christi said...

Oh man...I am so sorry to hear about this. My thoughts and prayers are with all of her family and friends. :(

Alexandra said...

I am so sad to hear that, she was such a sweet lady!! What happened? She was so very young!! My heart goes out to her family! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

SpAzzGiRL said...

I am still in disbelief, I don't think it will sink in til she is not at stamping night trying to steal my Copics.
She will surely be missed.

Carolyn King said...

so very sad--keeping her family in my prayers--it is so true...we should appreciate every day...
Hugs....

Terrie B x said...

Oh My Michelle...I am soo sorry to visit and read about your sad News!!!Sometimes life is sooo cruel...
Sending `Sincerest Condolences`and prayers to you all ..thoughts and prayers are with your friends family too Michelle:(

aimee said...

soooo sorry! my prayers are with you and jo's family!

Candy said...

Dear Michele,
I am very sorry you lost such a good friend. Her family and yours will be in my heart and prayers.
When it gets down to it the only thing in life that is important is LOVE.
Love of God, family and friends.

Lorie said...

Oh, Michele...I'm so sorry for your loss. May God comfort you during this most difficult time. HUGS!!

Julia Aston said...

I saw this posted on Joannes blog by her DH - what a sad, sad event. My prayers are with her family...

Elaine said...

So sorry to hear this sad news. May the memories be a comfort to you, her family and friends.