Thursday, July 11, 2019

A sad week. . . . . . . .

There were two sets of twins in my family.   
My mother and her brother, and then two years later their twin sisters. 
 Prior to the first set of twins there was also an older sister. 
So my grandma had five children in four years - quite a feat for any woman.
All are long gone but never forgotten.

There have never been any other twins. I always hoped for a sister but
got a brother when I was eight years old. He was worth waiting for
though. Siblings are always very special whether brothers or sisters.


This week I received such sad news and I'm having difficulty coming 
to grips with it.
On Monday morning a dear family lost one of their two amazing daughters, 
their only children. Emily, beautiful and talented, was much too young to die. 
Wife, mother of three young children, sister, daughter, friend, loved so much
by so many.
Damn cancer in all its forms. Damn cancer for impacting Emily's
life for several years then taking her from her loved ones forever.

My condolences to the special local family of SuzAnna's Antiques, Susie
and Bruce - Emily's parents, Jenny her sister, Tim her husband, 
the children, and all their family.
Emily will be greatly missed but always remembered.


  1. I am so sorry to hear this news. Damn cancer indeed. Just in my own little world, that horrendous disease has taken the lives of too many friends and family members to count.

    1. Yes, know what you mean, but then there are those of us who have survived and wonder why! It's especially hard with the young - and Emily was only 37 with very young children.

  2. Oh, this is such sad news, Mary. Cancer is dreadful. We lost a nephew to it, a young man with a wife and two beautiful sons. It was a number of years ago now, but the grief accompanies us through this life. Prayers for comfort and peace for the family.

  3. How very sad. You have such a kind heart that devastating news like this affects you even more. I am so sorry.

  4. That is so hard to bear, and I'm sure you are feeling very sad for that little family. If only a cure could be found.

    1. I so agree Barbara - spend more money on cancer research not fighting wars!

  5. Very sad news indeed. Cancer is a cruel disease. I lost my 72 year old Aunt last year to a form of leukaemia. Gone too soon. My condolences to Emily's family. xx

    1. Serena you are kind to write. Emily leaves such young children, so very tragic.

  6. I'm sorry to hear of the death of your friend, Mary. It's especially heartbreaking when young children are left without their mother. I'll be praying for them and Tim, as well as the rest of the family. Gentle hugs, Nancy

  7. I am so sorry, Mary. Just heartbreaking to think of the loss this family is facing. My heart goes out to them and to you too. I know strides are being made in the treatment of cancer, but I pray for the day a cure is found.

  8. I'm sorry for your loss Mary, damn cancer indeed. :(

  9. With all the progress science (and in particular medicine) has made, we still can't get rid of this horrible thing.
    Poor Emily, and all her family and friends, including you.

  10. I am so sorry for your loss .....


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