Dear Blog Readers,
It is with a very sad heart that I’m here to tell you that my precious sister, Marilyn, who is one of my closest and dearest friends, passed away unexpectedly through the night. Marilyn was only 51 years old and the cause of her death is unknown. I’m suspecting a heart attack or perhaps a stroke but an autopsy will be performed to determine the cause. Ken and I are going to spend some time with Marilyn’s husband and children and I’ll be away from blogging for a while.
Love and hugs.
Michelle E says
Julie I am so sorry to hear this sad news and just want you to know I am thinking of you. Love, thoughts and prayers are with you all. xx
Susan LeRoy says
So, so sorry for your sudden loss! Thoughts and prayers are with you. Thanks for all you do!
Regina Toscano Dantas says
Sinto muito por você e por seus queridos amigos!
I am sorry for you loss and the pain you must be going through. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs to you.
Sorry for your loss! My heart goes out to you!
Julie I am so sorry for your loss, you and your family will be in my prayers. Take your time my dear, sending love and hugs
Cindy Pointe says
So very sorry for your loss. Praying that you and your entire family will feel God’s loving arms around you.
Audrey Is says
So sorry to hear of the loss of your sister. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Blessings.
Kathleen Raczka says
I am so sorry to hear of your sister passing. You and yours will be in my prayers.
Oh my, I am so sorry for your loss. 51 is way too young….I will keep you & your family in my prayers!
I am so very sorry to hear about your sister. My deepest prayers are with you and your family in this time of loss. May God bless each of you and give you strenght.
Julie I am so sorry for your loss. Hugs .
Thea Field says
So sorry to hear about your sisters passing. Praying for you in this very sad time in your life. May God’s love keep and comfort you.
I am so sorry to read this news Julie. Sisters share a special love and my heart hurts thinking about this terrible loss. I know that God is holding you close and I pray that you feel his love and care for you and your family.
Sarah H. says
I’m so sorry to hear of your great loss… My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this trying time.
I’m so sorry…I’m praying for you and your family
Patti Lougee says
I just wanted to tell you how sorry I am about your sister. Sending you a big hug and knowing that will not make it better, but please know you are in my heart and thoughts. It will comfort you to know that you loved her while you could and she did not die with no one caring for her. Hang in there. Hugs.. Patti
Gladys Valcarcel says
I’m sorry for your lost…My prayers are with you and your family in
this sad time of your life.
Jeanne Kelly says
I am so sorry for your loss. What a terrible time for you. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
I am so very sorry to hear of your devastating loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. May God comfort you as you come to terms with this heartbreak!
Losing a sibling is so painful, I’m sending you and your families my deepest sympathy at this devastating time.
All my love
Hi Julie, so sorry for your loss, I too lost a very dear sister on the 3rd of july, this month, who also passed away in her sleep, we are devasted! trying to just get on with things now…missing her so much, my thoughts and prayers are with you. I would also like to thank you for the beautiful graphics that you so generously provide us with, I use many for my cards…which are always very well received.
nancy dudley says
That is very sad my heart goes out to all your families and i will say a prayer for all of you.All my love Nancy
So sorry for your loss, may she rest in peace! xxx
I am so sorry for your loss of your sister, best friend. I can only imagine your heartache. My deepest sympathy goes to you and your family.
I’m very sorry for your loss… Our deepest sympathy…
Julie @ follow your heart woodworking says
I’m so sorry to hear this about your sister. You’ve had a very difficult year, Julie, I hope you will be okay.
I’m so sorry for your loss and to find this sad news today, thinking of you
Kimberly D says
I’m so sorry to hear of your sister’s passing. Hugs to you and your family during this difficult time.
Julie – so sorry to hear of your sister’s sudden passing. May your memories of her forever keep your heart warm.
Julie J says
The simple words “thank you” don’t seem adequate to express my gratitude for your prayers and your kind and thoughtful sentiments but please know that I am truly grateful. You have touched my heart. ♥
Julie, my heartfelt prayers for comfort and strength go out to you and your family as you are also mourning the recent loss of your dear sister.
Julie (@ follow your heart woodworking), this has definitely been quite the year for our family. God promises not to give us more than we can bear and He is continually faithful to give us the strength we need to get through the sad and difficult times but I am longing to return to a normal, quiet, uneventful life.
A viewing of Marilyn’s body was held for family and close friends on Tuesday, July 23rd followed by a Celebration of Life at Marilyn and Cleve’s acreage on Friday, July 26th. It was a beautiful day and many people attended to pay their last respects to my sweet sister. Marilyn had a big heart; she was one of the kindest and most generous people I’ve had the privilege of knowing and she touched many lives. Marilyn was also one of the funniest people I’ve ever known. It’s been a pleasure to have had her in my life for her 51 years and I am left with many beautiful memories of happy times and funny moments that I will cherish for the rest of my days.
God bless you,
So sorry for your loss, but may the memories you have sustain you through this difficult time. Thank you for the freebies as well.
Oh Julie, My heart aches for you. May God give you peace and bring you comfort during this time of loss.
He heals the brokenhearted
And binds up their wounds.
Julie J says
Thank you for your sweet words Kathleen and Abby. I wish I could hug every person that has left a message here. The kindness has touched me deeply. Amen to the verse Abby. ♥
Wendy Bromilow says
Only just say this, Oh my goodness Julie, so sorry to hear your news, sending you my gentle hugs and prayers. xxx
Julie J says
Thank you so very much, Wendy. It’s hard to imagine that it’s already been 19 days since my sister Marilyn passed away. She’s in my thoughts often during the day, I dream of her and I wake up through the night thinking about her. It’s still hard to believe that she’s really gone but I believe she is in heaven, with God and loved ones that have gone before us, including our grandparents and our mom and dad. And I believe I’ll get to see her again one day.
frances johnston says
So sorry for your loss. My sister is my best friend also. She has ailing health and when she passes I don’t know what i will do.