June 16, 2011

she will be missed.....


i am honestly without words at the moment
but
will try my best
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i found out today that a dear blogging friend has died and i'm still in disbelief. 
char made all of us laugh and shared her life with us
the same way we all share our lives with each other. 
right here. in this blogging world. in this safety net of friends.
~
if you knew char, then you know her photos were from the heart and that she loved being an aunt more than anything else in this world.
if you knew char, then you know that saying "that girl could cook" would be an understatement. she loved being in the kitchen and making others happy with the meals she served them.
if you knew char, then you know she wouldn't want any of us to be crying today. instead she'd want us all to be eating cookies and dancing to her favorite music.
if you didn't know char, you truly missed out knowing an amazing woman.
~
all i know to be true 
is that the blogging world has lost a friend 
and 
the world has gained an exceptional angel 
with wings so bright
that you'll know when she's near
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47 comments:

  1. I'm so very sorry, I didn't know her but sending out big hugs for all that did. x

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  2. exhaling...words escape me.

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  3. I didn't have the pleasure, but send hugs to all for your loss.

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  4. Oh my goodness. Had she been ill or was there an accident? I looked at her blog and found no signs of either. This is just sad. :-(

    Di

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  5. i know, words fail me. i am in shock too. hugs.

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  6. This is the first I have heard....my total body has just collapsed...she was one of my favorite people in my blogging world...one of the kindest and most talented...and I cannot express how much I will miss her.

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  7. I've just been reading Char's blog. I'm so sad. How did it happen? I saw a photo of an adorable pug on her blog. I'm not sure if it's Char's and now I'm even more sad. I'm so, so sorry for the loss you're feeling, Beth. xoxoxo

    ~ Wendy
    http://Crickleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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  8. Words fail me now...

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  9. I'm still in shock as well. To me, this is the scariest part about becoming close with blog friends, if you aren't in their area or know them in the flesh, you don't find out about these things until much later. It breaks my heart. I found something about her death that said it was unexpected, but I don't know if she fell ill or if there was an accident. My heart goes out to her family and all the people in the blogging world that knew her. What a loss.

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  10. I did not have the pleasure of knowing her. From the words I am reading in blogging circles this morning she was a gift of a friend. Her blog was lovely and she was very talented. What a sad day. So sorry for the loss. Hugs all around.

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  11. I was not lucky enough to have bumped into Char's blog, from your words it sounds like it is my loss.
    So sad.

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  12. this is lovely, beth. i didn't know her, but have seen her effect on others this morning, as they honor her life with their posts.

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  13. your description of her made me wish i had known her. i'm sorry your heart is heavy...

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  14. I had only begun to get to know her. What a lovely testament to her life, Beth. I hope her family can see some of this.

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  15. Beautifully written Beth. I miss her...God I miss her...

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  16. i keep saying is it impossible, it is impossible. it feels not real.
    i knew her less well than you, but we passed conversations back & forth over these past few years, and you're right - she would indeed say have a cookie and get up & dance.

    xoxo

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  17. our blogging paths crossed a while back but for whatever reason we didn't keep up with one another. it seems that in the past few weeks this kind of post has popped up too often.

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  18. Wish I had known her even briefly. So sad to lose such a treasure.

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  19. She was a very beautiful presence - I saw her comments many times...

    I'm in shock. Thank you for posting. Praying for friends and family grieving her loss - near and far.

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  20. I don't think I knew of her...and I am sorry I did not. I lost a blogging friend last year and it is a terrible shock and huge loss. We seem to get so close and share such intimate slices of our lives...I am sincerely sorry for your loss.

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  21. She was wise and funny and down-to-earth and talented and generous...

    and I can't believe she is just...

    gone.
    xoxo

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  22. I only read Char's blog recently, so I didn't know her well. But she was so pleasant and comfortable to read.

    I'm sorry for your loss, and mine as well. Prayers and thoughts are with her family.

    Sharon

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  23. Char was one of my very first blogging friends, she was so strong, and loved being an Aunt. We shared so many things. I know she would not want me to cry, I just honestly can not help it. I know she will be at peace in heaven. I will miss her.

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  24. This gave me chills. Char was a gift and your words captured her. I hope you don't mind if I link to your blog. I'm trying to collect all of the posts about Char.

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  25. Beth, you always have such beautiful words. Char will be so very missed.

    Sending big hugs your way....

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  26. Oh I remember you mentioning char last summer when we visited. I visited her blog a few times, but didn't know her. I will definitely be thinking of her as I eat my cookies and dance. So very sad to lose a friend.

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  27. I didn't know her, but my heart goes out to those who will miss her voice the most.

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  28. ooh no...what happened? :-(

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  29. how awful. i was not familiar with her, but going through her blog, seeing her recipes and her sense of humor (and the fact that she too was loved by a pug!) makes me wish i had gotten to know her...

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  30. gorgeous photo too, hon.

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  31. It's still so hard to take in. Char had many followers and she was someone you just loved knowing. Always a kind word, and I loved talking about books with her. When I first read about her passing I was stunned...and I think for all of us who knew her -- whether very well as you did or even just in passing, it's still taking time to sink in. She will be sorely missed...but she is shining her smile on all of us. I'm certain of that. ♥

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  32. I am so sorry...I know you're hurting...your words are so beautiful...hugs to you, beth.

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  33. I'm sorry Beth, I didn't visit Char's blog, but I understand your pain. Hope you can find out what happened. Char sounded like a beautiful person....God bless her.

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  34. shocking sad loss .. love you friend

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  35. sitting with you in my heart today, beth...please pass the cookies...with love, k.

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  36. How terribly sad..I'm so sorry for all who knew her.

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  37. I'm so sorry for the loss of your blogging friend. Sending a hug your way.

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  38. I am so sorry for this loss! I did not know her and I am sad that I didn't.
    I can tell she was well loved!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  39. I did not know char, but feel I do now, a little bit, through your beautiful words. So sorry for your loss.

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  40. Oh, no. I am stunned and so sad that she's gone. Her photographs were like balm for my soul.

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  41. whew...on this note I will go find a cookie and dance until I cry

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  42. i feel like i have lost a dear friend even though i never met her in person. I am in disbelief just finding out today. i will surely be missed.

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  43. I have been reading "backwards," and your thread about Char. I never "knew" her or visited her blog, but as I've read in several blogs during my catch-up period, she sounds simply amazing in every way. The note her sister sent (in a different post) shows that she, too, has much grace. I'm so sorry for your loss -- and for the loss of not knowing her work myself.

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  44. i am so sad... that's awful news... what happened? i had no idea... she was such a sweet online friend that will be missed.

    xoxoxo hugs to you dear beth.

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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