Sunday, February 28, 2016

A Death . . .

often we hear

of the death of a loved one

from family, friends, a phone call, sometimes an obituary

in blog land

it comes to us

usually in a written message, or in a friends post

sometimes this person is someone we know of personally

sometimes it is someone we have heard of

or have maybe seen

but haven't followed

in blog land

when we hear about a death

of our blog land sisters or brothers

we grieve no differently

we feel an intimacy with our friends

that we visit with daily

we feel

passion, sensitivity, empathy, helplessness, sorrow

I felt this yesterday

when I opened this blog post from


"To those who have not heard, I am truly sorry to pass on this sad news

and to hear of the loss of our blogging sister Tina @ EG Camera Girl and her husband Tom.

My heartfelt condolences and prayers go to the family,

may God give them peace and comfort in these difficult days.

Tina will be truly missed in our blogging world.

I will remember Tina when I look back at her beautiful photos,

she has left many photograph memories that we can cherish."

and many of those feelings were still with me

this morning when I opened this post from


This is the quote at the beginning of her post.

Where can a man better be than with his family?

Jean Francois Marmontel


reading each of the links I have included above

will not tell you much more

no one has many details

other than their names

Christine (Tina) and Thomas Forrester

the photo below is one of Tina's

May Tina and Tom Rest in Peace

and may their family

know of our sincere caring, condolence, sympathy




eileeninmd said...

Hello Lynne, we may not know each other personally but I feel close to you and all my blogging friends. It hurts to loose a friend especially to a tragic accident. Lovely post.

My hubby and I often talk about living like we were dying, not taking a day for granted. You never know what can happen from one day to the next.

Happy Sunday, enjoy your new week ahead!

Pondside said...

It can all change in a moment.
The Camera Girl will be missed.

Jojo said...

It is so amazing how close we become to blog friends and when we lose an online friend, it is hard to know how to "gather together" and comfort one another. I had a blog friend die a couple of years ago and I would periodically go back to her page to add comments. It was a good way to gather with others who knew her and I know her family appreciated our notes.

I didn't follow the Camera Girl but I did go look at her photography and it is beautiful. She had a gift.

Pamela Gordon said...

This was such sad and tragic news about Tina and Tom. She will be greatly missed in the blogging community. Your wrote a beautiful post Lynne. Blessings and hugs,

Buttons Thoughts said...

This is beautiful Lynne. Hugs my friend. xo Hugs B

Gail said...

What a wonderful tribute.

Michelle said...

Tina will be greatly missed.

bj said...

oh, dear...such a sweet tribute ...

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I was shocked and saddened when I read the news about Tina and her husband. This is a wonderful tribute to them, Lynne.

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

How terribly sad Lynne ..... what a tragedy and a cruel double loss for their friends and family. Our blogging friends are as special as our day to day life friends and my heart goes out to their nearest and dearest. XXXX

Kim said...

I'm so sorry, Lynne. What a terrible loss.

Jeanie said...

I didn't know Tina or her blog until I heard about this on another site. Then I visited and was impressed by her beautiful photography.

I've had blog friends die before and it hits in such a unique, deep way, reminding me of the relationships we form with people we have never seen face-to-face, yet feel we know as well as friends or colleagues we may have known for years. It hurts at the core. I'm so sorry for the loss you and others who follow her blog must be feeling right now, especially at the suddenness. Big hugs.

susan said...

What a beautiful tribute to your blog friends, Lynne. I'm sorry for the loss of these special people.

Cranberry Morning said...

It was indeed such a shock to learn of Tina's tragic accident. She touched so many with her beautiful photography. We will miss her.

A Joyful Cottage said...

So tragic. I remember Tina's blog from the days when I linked up to some of the photography memes. A very talented photographer and she seemed truly kind. Our ladies prayer group is praying for her family. Gentle hugs, Nancy