Our very dear friend Liz passed away peacefully just before midnight last night. Othman and I both feel very relieved that she isn’t suffering anymore but so sad she’s no longer with us. She was like a surrogate Mum to us both.
She fought a long and valiant battle with cancer, confounding her doctors who were convinced she wouldn’t make it through February last year! She led a good life, always putting others first; her life story would make an excellent book.
I’m going to spend the day in my studio and will be back tomorrow. Happy crafting.
Geraldine Homenchuk says
Ah, so very sorry for your loss. It's not at all unnatural to feel both relief and loss at the same time, when someone you have loved has passed. Comforting thoughts for you both just now as you grieve and remember your times of togetherness. God bless.
Many thanks for your kind words, Geraldine. JanB.
I am so sorry for your loss. I sure you have many happy memories to help you cheer up
Yes, you're so right, Nanci, many, many happy thoughts. Thank you. JanB.
Sandi Warthen says
I don't know of anyone who hasn't been touched by cancer in some way-dreaded disease. I am so sorry for the loss of your friend
Yes, you're so right, Sandi. I pray a prevention and a cure are discovered sooner rather than later. Thank you. JanB.
Jillian Selwood says
So sorry to hear this Jan. Thinking of you xx
Many thanks for your kind words, Jillian. JanB.
Oh Jan, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear friend Liz. Many prayers to you and her family during this so difficult time. God Bless you my dear!!!
Many thanks for your very kind words, Sharie. Thank you. JanB.
sheron Egolf says
So sorry for the loss of your friend. It sounds like she was a special lady.
Many thanks, Sheron. Yes, you're so right, a very special lady indeed. Thank you. JanB.
kristin forrester says
So sorry for your loss. I just lost my finance of 25 years this February he was battling several brain tumors.
He fought for a year and a half.
Oh no, that's awful Kristin. I'm so sorry to hear about your loss, too. I hope you have many happy memories to see you through this painful time, too. Thank you. God bless you. JanB.
Jan, My heart goes out to you and yours. It is always so painful to lose a loved one. Keeping you in my prayers for comfort. Hugs!
Many thanks for your kind words and prayers, Cherie. JanB.
Kaye Charles says
So sorry to hear of your sad loss, you spoke so highly of her, she will always be with you , love and prayers to you both
Many thanks, Kaye. Yes, you're right, Liz will always be with me. She has been a fabulous role model to have in my life. JanB.
Ann Williams says
so very sorry to hear of your loss. my thoughts and prayers go out to you.
Many thanks for your kind words and thoughts, Ann. JanB.
Pearl Hudson says
so sorry Jan. you have lost a dear friend. hugs
Many thanks for your kind thoughts, Pearl. JanB.
Catherine Giordano says
So sorry for your loss, Jan. I remember the beautiful birthday card you made her last year. Must be so many wonderful things to remember about her in your life.
Many thanks, Catherine. Yes, as time goes on, it'll be easier to smile when I think about Liz. JanB.
Gregsgirl's crafty corner says
Hi Jan I'm sad to hear that for you, I'm thinking of you and sending you a virtual hug xo Lindsey
Many thanks for your kindness, Lindsey. JanB.
The sting of death is always hard to deal with, because we were never created to die. Thankfully, there is comfort and hope in the Scriptures at John 5:28, 29, which tells us there is going to be a resurrection. This is no idle promise, but a solid guarantee from God himself. Take time to grieve the loss of your friend. Cry all you want to. Sometimes, it might even help to write down how you're feeling. Most of all, talk to God earnestly in prayer. Not only will He hear you, but He'll also give you the comfort & strength needed to get through this difficult time. (Psalms 34:18) Sending you "virtual" hugs & love.
Many thanks for your very kind thoughts, Barbara. JanB.
Hi Jan, just catching up on my emails. I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your dear friend Liz. Please accept my deepest sympathy.
Many thanks, SueB. It's Liz's funeral tomorrow. I'll be pleased once it's over because I feel in limbo during this in-between time. JanB.