Saturday, August 31, 2013

In Memorium


Her name was Shirley. She was my big sister...my only sister...my only sibling.  She taught me how to ride a horse.  Riding was one of our bonds when we were growing up. We shared a love of art, painting and gardening. She was a sweet, giving person and you can see it in her smile. 

She passed away this week far too soon and I will miss her dearly. 

81 comments:

  1. Oh I am so sorry for your lose. It is so hard to lose a sister, my heart and thoughts are with you. God Bless. Hugs, Marty

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  2. Susan, I'm so very sorry to hear about the passing of your sister. I have two sisters and cannot imagine life without them.
    They are the loved ones that I've known all my life. From what you say about your sister, you have precious memories that will be with you always. Enjoy them!

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  3. My condolences for the loss of your sister. I'm sure the many happy precious memories together will bring some comfort to you during this delicate time and in days to come. Take care.

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  4. oh dear Susan, Im so sorry by your loss and yes a sister is really someones we always miss, dear send you love and huggsxo

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  5. I am so terribly sorry Susan. {Big hugs}

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  6. I am so sad to read this post, Susan. Keeping you both in my prayers. (((hugs))) xo

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  7. I am so terribly sorry to hear about your loss, Susan.

    (((HUG))))

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  8. Oh Susan, I am so very sorry to read this. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

    Carolyn/A Southerner's Notebook

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  9. I have one sister and cannot imagine losing her. I'm so sorry you've had to go through this experience.
    I hope the happy memories will comfort you

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  10. My dear friend, I am very sorry for you and your family's loss. You are all in my thoughts.

    Hugs
    Uru

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  11. We are not forgotten until the last person who knows our name passes.

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  12. I'm so sorry for your loss. Sending hugs and prayers your way.

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  13. So sorry to hear about your sister. Sending thoughts and hugs your way. May the happy memories help comfort you!

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  14. I'm so sorry about your sister. I only have one sister too. It is much too soon to lose her. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
    Big hugs,
    Sam


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  15. Dear Susan, your sister Shirley will live on in your heart & mind forever. I'm so sorry to hear of her passing & I know you will miss her terribly, but let the knowledge that she is in a better place comfort you.
    May you find His Peace in all the happy memories that you shared with her.

    Hugs & Prayers,
    Rett

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  16. I have always wanted a sister and I know you were blessed Praying that your wonderful memories will bring you some comfort xoxo

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  17. Susan I am so very sorry for you losing your sister! But remember, we always carry inside us the people we love!

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  18. Oh Susan I am so sorry for your loss. I can't imagine life without my sisters but know how painful it must be. For what it's worth, most of us are women here so if you need to vent we are all here for you. I feel for your loss. Take care of yourself.

    Vicki

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  19. So sorry for your loss Susan. Having lost my only sibling I can feel your pain.

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  20. Susan, my condolences on this terrible loss. You will be in my prayers as you go through this grieving season. Love and comfort to you...

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  21. Susan, I am so sorry for the loss of your sister. My thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

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  22. ....
    I am grateful you shared these beautiful tender photos Susan.She's a beauty like you.
    You know I am thinking of you.
    xxx

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  23. I am so sorry for your loss, Susan- Sisters are so special. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  24. Susan, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your sister. Holding you in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs, Bonnie

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  25. I am so sorry to read about your loss. A bond like yours is precious, and you must surely be missing your big sister. Thinking of you, and the rest of your dear sister's family.

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  26. Susan my heart goes out to you...I have two sisters and I know how strong the bond is. You are in my thoughts.

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  27. I'm so sorry Susan. My thoughts are with you, please take care.

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  28. My heart goes out to you and I feel your loss in those few powerful words. Thinking of you from across the world xx

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  29. This is so so so sad, Susan. I have one sister. I am the oldest. And, as I get older, I have lost dear ones to diseases and accidents... and realize that death isn't fair - when it comes to those of us not all wrinkled and white. And even then, it is harsh... I am so sorry for your loss - and for all who loved your sister. And, for your sister. It is so hard to say good bye.
    Big big hug to you. Tight hug.
    XO
    Valerie

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  30. so very sorry.....big hugs to you!

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  31. Sending healing thoughts and prayers to you and your family. (((hugs)))

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  32. i am so sorry to hear this. it sounds like it was sudden. sending heeling thoughts your way!

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  33. Susan, I am so very sorry and this is such a loving tribute. My most sincere sympathy - may all your wonderful memories comfort you.

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  34. Susan, may you find peace and comfort in the wonderful memories that you shared with your sister.
    Take care.
    -Lynn

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  35. I am so sorry for your loss. She was terribly lovely. My thoughts are with you and your family.

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  36. I am so sorry for the loss of your sister Susan. May you find peace soon from all the wonderful memories you've shared with your sister.

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  37. I'm so sorry to read about the loss of your sister, Susan. My sister passed away several years ago and I know how painful it is. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless.

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  38. So sorry to hear this news... Praying for your family.. Much love!!

    Cristy and Michael

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  39. oh Susan, I'm so sorry,my thoughts are with you and your family,God bless...

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  40. Dear Susan, I am deeply sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your families in my thoughts and prayers. xo

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  41. Susan, I'm so sorry for the loss of your sister. My own dear hubby passed away on August 16th. I share your pain. My prayers are with you and your family. She will remain in your heart forever. xo

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  42. Susan - words cannot describe how sorry I am to hear your news. Prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

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  43. So sorry for your loss, prayers and hugs

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  44. Susan, I am so sorry for your loss. Losing a sibling has to be the most difficult. We are all hugging you as you go through this difficult journey.

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  45. I'm so so sorry for your lost. My condolences to you and your family at this tough time. It's never easy, just hope you have the warmest and sweetest memories to carry on in your heart.

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  46. Dear Susan,
    I'm terribly sorry to hear about your loss.
    You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  47. I want to thank each and every one of you for your kind words and condolences! They have meant so very much to me.

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  48. Dear Susan, We are terribly sorry for your loss. Our condolences to you and your family. And a huge hug from me and my sister.
    xxoo Anna and Liz

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  49. Oh Susan, I am so sorry for yous loss...I can only imagine how painful it must be to loose a sister. You and your family are in my prayers and thoughts..sending you hugs from afar...

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  50. I'm very sorry for your loss Susan, so sad to lose a sister-my heart goes out to you xxooxx, Patty

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  51. Susan, I can only express what others have said, but nonetheless it is heartfelt and true. I am sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

    Penny

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  52. Oh Susan, what a sad loss for you. I will keep you in my prayers and thoughts for healing during your time of grief.
    Big hugs dear,
    Roz

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  53. Thank you, ladies! Very thoughtful and much appreciated to read your comments.

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  54. Susan, I'm so sorry to hear of your sister's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
    Hugs, Babs

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  55. Susan, I am so sorry to hear about losing your dear sister and only sibling. What a great loss. I know how dear my sisters are to me and what wonderful memories we have together. My heart breaks for you. You are in my prayers.
    Lots of love,
    Jackie

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  56. I am so sorry for your loss. I lost my younger sister to brain cancer 13 1/2 years ago. I miss her terribly. I have walked in your shoes. I pray for your dear sister and her family but also for you and yours. Such a loss!

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  57. Susan, I am so sorry to hear this. A sister is someone with whom one can share all kinds of feelings and who is a part of your growing up. I know you will miss her a lot, but ultimately, life has to move on!

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  58. Susan, I am so sorry. Please accept my sincere condolences.
    I want you to know that you and and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
    I hope over time this searing hurt will be replaced by only happy, comforting memories of your dear sister.
    Gentle hugs, ~mari

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  59. Oh I'm so sad to learn about your sister Susan. May you feel comfort and peace in the days ahead is my prayer. I know you will see her again and hope sweet memories and the love you share sustain you until then. Wishing I could make you a warm dinner and bring you a hug.

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  60. Susan - I'm so sorry to hear you lost your sister. Obviously, you were very close, so the sorrow is even greater. I hope you are able to eventually find peace in all the happy memories.

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  61. I stopping by only to say you hi, hope you are doing better, hugs!!

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  62. Susan, you both had the same beautiful smile. A smile that, in time, will hopefully help mend your broken heart and get you through a time of great sadness. I'm so very sorry for the loss of your big sister, my friend.

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  63. I am incredibly sorry to hear about the loss of your sister. Your in our thoughts and prayers. Hugs.

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  64. Susan, so sorry to hear about your sister's passing. I don't have a sister, but I can imagine the bond while growing up and how you will miss her. Take care, my friend...

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  65. i've been thinking about you and hoping you don't feel too awful though i am sure i am wrong about that. hugs!

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  66. so so sorry love and hugs and prayers

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  67. Just checking to see how you're doing. You have a blogging community that's here if you need us. Take care.

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  68. I am so sorry to hear about your sister Susan..I hold you and your family in my thoughts.
    Ronelle

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  69. Only stopping by to say Hi and send hugs!

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  70. Susan, I am sorry for your loss. Joni

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  71. I am so sorry for the loss of your sister! I do not know what to say. Wish you strength to go through this painful period. Hugs.

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  72. Three years ago, I lost my only sibling, my older brother. There is not a day that goes by or probably will go by that I don't think of him. Peace and prayers to you!

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  73. Hi, Susan: Just stopped by to say hello and let you know you were in my thoughts!

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  74. Just wanted you to know that I was thinking of you.

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  75. Hi Susan: I've been missing you so thought I'd stop by and say hello.

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  76. Welcome back Sue, and how we all missed you terribly. And yes, we can tell your sister was a beautiful person inside and out. We are forever thinking about you during this sad time.
    ... And this recipe looks and sounds delicious, we are always looking for new ways to cook up fish. Thank you again!

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  77. I am so very sorry for your loss, Susan! I know how heartbroken you must feel at the loss of your sister. Please forgive the lateness of my condolences. {{{ Hugs}}} Pat

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