June 17, 2011

because of char....


today
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i want to share with you the note that char's sister sent me. there are still so many people wondering what happened and i think jean-marie would want all of you to see this. 
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it was all so sudden...She has had some historical problems with blood pressure and her heart, but simply went into the ER with an infection. While there, her heart stopped several times, but they were unable to bring her back after the third time. After a week, I am able to see God's mercy in this...She worked with our states Medicade Agency and had also worked with nursing homes, so her worst nightmare would have been to suffer at length with someone having to take care of her. I have peace knowing she is at peace...Blessing to you and yours.
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use your wings
sweet friend
and
fly


55 comments:

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  2. sorry about the deleted comment beth.

    i love char- these words are a balm to me...this will help the healing begin.
    XO

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  3. oh, she was gifted to go so suddenly. i know that it is hard for the family and friends left behind, but so much better for her... :(

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  4. Beth, thank you for sharing ... I only knew her recently and these words have brought tears this morning... I already feel that I missed out on a special soul ...

    yes, fly fly fly Char!

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  5. Yes, thank you for sharing. I wondered what had happened. And I agree with texwisgirl that she was blessed to go so quickly. Hoping each day brings you a little more peace. So sorry for your loss.

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  6. My heart is just hurting right now. Hurting. But, somehow, encouraged too. Because through this wonderful art form we all share, blogging, she touched so many lives. Aren't we blessed.

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  7. Thank you for sharing this. While it doesn't make the loss any less real, it helps to know that she didn't have to suffer. Even now, after she's gone, she's still teaching us to enjoy and embrace what we have when we have it. I'll always be grateful to her for that.

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  8. Thanks for posting this Beth, it makes it easier somehow to let the healing begin.

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  9. Thank you for sharing this with all of us.

    Sending a warm hug to Jean-Marie.

    Di

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  10. Thank you for sharing this Beth. I've always believed that when it is our time, God steps in and brings us home. As Char's sister said, she would not have wanted to be "taken care of" and I believe that -- this was the way that would have made Char happy. Missing her and sending her family love and prayers.

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  11. Thank you for sharing, Beth I keep praying for her, her family and you.
    Hugs from afar

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  12. Jean-Marie - you are in my prayers today. I didn't know your sister until her passing, what a ray of light she was. A spirit like that doesn't die....

    Beth - what a beautiful photo, a fitting tribute.. look at those wings.

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  13. thank you beth .. use your wings indeed char .. you are now free

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  14. it lovely of you to honor her in this way, beth.

    peace.

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  15. I am so sorry to hear of such a loss, I had visited her blog a few times, and just went back again and can feel how much the world has lost.
    Sending love and hugs to you...

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  16. While I never knew Char, to hear of her untimely and unexpected death is so sad. What a sweet and loving tribute you have paid her - you found the perfect image in which to send her off with :)

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  17. Thanks so much for this, Beth. I strongly believe in celebrating life and that we did with Char.

    One love

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  18. Thank you Beth.
    It is good to have answers to some questions though many will always remain unanswered in life and in death.
    Our thoughts and prayers are shared with Char, her family, and all those who knew and loved her.

    blessings

    z

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  19. Beth, I am so sorry to hear this news. You and I know well how close you been to another blogger even if you never meet in the "real" world. My sympathies to you and to all of Char's friends.

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  20. Thank you Beth for sharing, there really aren't words to express what I felt when I found out yesterday and it helps to know a little more. Thank you again for this.

    xo Mary Jo

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  21. To know what happened will help you all get some closure. Again, I wish I would have had the pleasure. Hugs to all affected by this loss.

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  22. love your life, you never know what the next moment will bring
    Char will be missed ...
    xo

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  23. Thanks for sharing this Beth, it somehow helps to know. xo

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  24. thank you for sharing, beth. she has not left my thoughts since i found out. these words help to bring some comfort. xx s

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  25. my thoughts are with everyone who befriended Char and with her dear family.

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  26. Thank you Beth. ~fly free sweet Char~

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  27. thank you, beth for this beautiful posting and photo...and also a gentle reminder to live every moment...we never know.
    blessings to you...
    and a good flight to char... she is missed.

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  28. it is such a relief to read this. i've just been totally distraught since i found out. this helps. thank you for sharing it.

    xox,
    /j

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  29. Thank you so much for sharing this. It is good to know what happened and no longer wonder.

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  30. I think that it can be good and merciful when one is so sick, to go quickly and not suffer long...but for those still here, missing, it is the hardest. Peace to Char. Peace to her family and friends...like you, Beth. More hugs, Kathy

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  31. Thank you so much for sharing this...and my heart goes out to her whole family for having to live through this sorrow. This reminds me that we must rejoice in each and every moment of each and every day. I will always think of Char every single moment I connect online...

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  32. Thank you for posting this. I am still in shock. xoxo

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  33. As I go from Blog to Blog I feel I missed out on this wonderful lady you all speak of .. Hugs Beth.
    May you find a little peace today as the photo you posted is just that...Pure peace and comfort.
    Much Love

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  34. Thank you for letting us know that she didn't suffer, Beth. I hope you're feeling better. I've been visiting many blogs that have all been talking about what a wonderful person Char was. I know that her memory will keep living on thru her blog, her photos and the memories that people are sharing of her on their own blogs. Life is so very precious. xoxoxo

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  35. Those wings are helping her soar so high, buoyed with so much beautiful love.
    Hugs my friend!

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  36. I still can't believe this happened! She has been on my mind for the past couple of days, and she was such a beautiful soul. Thank you for bringing us all closure with this post.

    xo

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  37. oh Beth, what a wonderful peaceful picture to honor the memory of someone. There is some freedom in death but that doesn't take away the grief of those left behind; but it can make the soul a little more restful in its grief.

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  38. Thank you Beth for sharing this. I pray especially for her family. We will miss her beauty here in the blogging world.

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  39. You were a good blogging friend to Char. Thanks for filling us in on what happened.

    Life is so precious. Bless her family.

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  40. I am so sad. Char was a wonderful place for me to visit and chat. I wondered where she was how she was. Now I know. And thank you for letting us know. Be blessed Char...

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  41. I'm glad her sister has found a bit of light in her mourning. By sharing, she's helping all of you find it to.

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  42. Thanks, Beth. {{hugs}} from me.

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  43. Thanks to Char's sister for shedding some light - & thank you Beth for posting it here. I guess we are all trying to make sense of it. Hugs to you & to Char's family. Tonight when I look up to the stars, I will think of Char & know she is there. xxx

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  44. Beth, I just found out today about Char's passing. I'm so upset. Thank you for posting this explanation. She was such a beautiful soul and an inspiration to us all.

    Susan
    Bear Swamp Reflections

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  45. Such a tragedy but she has left a legacy of friends and memories. I love what you wrote and I especially love this picture.....reallyreally special.

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  46. Thanks for sharing this information. I'll miss her thoughtful posts, her ipod lists, her photography, her kindness.

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  47. I just now found out on another blog. Simply knocked the wind out of me. I'm sitting within a few feet of two of her enlarged framed photographs. Oddly enough, this room is a room I've put my favorite possessions in and I've been slowly taking out things that aren't near and dear to my heart. Those two will never be far from me. I will miss her so.
    Brenda

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  48. Thank you so much for sharing the note. I knew Char too from the internet, and I spoke to her sister as well. The total out pouring of blogs have really helped heal the pain of the loss of a good friend.

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  49. thank you for sharing this.
    I am still stunned by it all.
    I feel so terribly sad for all who knew and loved her , and grateful that her incredible soul touched mine even in the short time we connected. Her life will remain in the hearts of many.

    yesterday my daughter shared on the singer/songs from the show The Voice, and I thought of her. thought that she would probably add it to her list. thought that now it will be the song I think of when I think of her.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2HsOVJCLDk

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  50. Thanks, beth! I am sending hugs to Jean-Marie too. It is often a blessing to be at peace and not to suffer. It just brings home the need to use our wings daily and live life fully.

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  51. thank you for posting this message ...i am so stunned and saddened by char's death...she was a light, to be sure...
    i will keep her family in my prayers...

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  52. To my great regret, I did not know Char. I see how much she was loved by many. I mourn with you all.

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**I love reading the comments you leave, as they make me feel like we're sitting in my kitchen, having a cup of tea, discussing life and wondering where all the time has gone ...beth