Pages

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

I Am Very Sad . . .

I debated and debated on whether to do this post.
I decided if this was me, I would want you to know.

This is about Mona, Wsprsweetly of Cottages . . .
I was so excited to see a post from her last night.
She hadn't posted much these past few months.
She emailed a few times saying she hadn't been feeling well.
Yet, she didn't allude to much other than her broken heart.
(I regret that I focused more on her broken heart than how she was feeling physically.)

If you followed her, you'll remember the death of her daughter Sandra a few years ago.
This past year, September, I think, her beloved dog Mele died.
And a few weeks after that, her son Pat died suddenly . . .

Much sorrow and sadness . . .
Beautiful family, filled with daughters, sons, grandchildren, great grandchildren, inlaws, spouses and her sweet, sweet husband PH, ( patient husband.). Family gatherings seemed to happen happily and often . .

Mona loved her gardens, her sweet space in life, her tiny house, collections of dishes, dolls, china, crystal, holiday memorabilia, wallpaper, frilly curtains and more and more and more . . .

Mona was thankful, kind and had the most grateful heart ever..

We visited on the phone a few times . . .
Wrote REALLY LONG emails to one another . . .
I would wake up in the morning to a long 2-3 pager . . . often.

We talked about everything . . . I opened up my heart, she opened hers

Her son Danny posted this yesterday . . .

***
Hello, My name is Danny...the middle son. It is with a heavy heart that I inform all of mom's blog friends that she is very ill. She was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer a couple months ago, and is now receiving hospice care from my sisters Erin, Mary, Dawn, and myself.

Please say a prayer for her, or simply keep her in your thoughts.

Warmest regards,
Danny
***
A few hours later . . . there was this message.
***
Wsprsweetly Of Cottages
August 1, 2017 at 6:19 AM
Mom Passed very peacefully this morning at 3:33 this morning. Thank you so so much for all of your good thoughts and prayers.
With gratitude,
Danny
***
This is her web site link and these photos are from her site . . .
http://wsprsweetlyofcottages.blogspot.com/

I will miss you terribly Mona . . .
Peace Sweet Lady, my friend . . .
God Bless You . . .
My love and peace . . .
Lynne

22 comments:

susie @ persimmon moon cottage said...

This was such sad news about Mona. Her posts were always so enjoyable to read. She had so much heartbreak all come in such a short span of time. I had not yet seen the message that she had passed away, until just now on this post. I'm going to miss her. My prayers go out to her family.

Sarah Huizenga said...

Gosh how sad! But what a beautiful life she had and how many lives she touched including yours.

From the Kitchen said...

I am amazed at the friendships we forge with bloggers. I am so sorry to hear about your dear blogging friend. I'm sorry not to have known her.

Best,
Bonnie

Marge in Michigan said...

I too am sorry to hear about the passing of your blogging friend, Lynne. My heart goes out to her family & friends.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Lynne, I am so sorry for your loss. What a lovely tribute post for your friend Mona. My thoughts and prayers are with you and her family. RIP in Mona.

Jeanie said...

Oh Lynne, it's so sad when one of our blog family leave us. Especially when we didn't know much before or be able to say goodbye. It's odd, isn't it, this beautiful world of friendship we build with people we may never have met. Their departure hits a deep, sad chord. I am so sorry. The tribute you shared is lovely.

A Joyful Cottage said...

I'm very sorry you've lost a dear friend, Lynne. Blogging has a way of bringing lovely people into our lives that touch us deeply. I see that Mona was one of those people to you. Such a beautiful woman. I'm sorry I didn't know her. God bless you, my friend. Hugs.

Lynne said...

Marge in Michigan, please send me your email address.

Missy George said...

SO sorry for the loss of your friend Mona.....Wonderful post Lynne, lovely tribute.. She seems very sweet..My thoughts go out to her family..It's good that she didn't have to suffer too long.Blogging has introduced me to several beautiful people and it seems as though we know them very well....You are the best..I'm sorry not to have known Mona. She had a lot of sadness during her last years. Hugs

Pepper Medley said...

Absolutely breaks my heart to read that she is gone. I love Mona so much and was friends with her through blogging and emails for many years. She suffered so much sadness over the years with losses in the family. I am broken hearted.

Kim said...

I am so sorry, Lynne. I did not know Mona, but it sounds as if she was a wonderful friend. Hugs to you my friend and may your memories lend some comfort.

babs said...

So sad indeed. Life can change so quickly!

Tanna said...

I am so sorry, Lynne. You have written such a beautiful tribute to your friend. She endured so much loss... one could almost imagine she died of a broken heart. I wish I had known her, too. Sending big hugs your way and prayers for all ~ tanna

MarmePurl said...

So, so very sorry for your loss Lynne. How I hate those empty sounding words. But I truly do mean them.
Kuddos for Danny for recognizing how important the blooger community is. I am glad he let all of Mona's readers and special friends in on their last moments with their mom.

Sandra @ Thistle Cove Farm said...

It's amazing how people can connect via the internet...feeling a bit of each other's pain, sharing each other's joy. My sincere condolences to Mona's family and friends; truly, I am so very sorry for their grief.

Anonymous said...

Oh Lynne, I am so sorry to read this. My heart goes out to Mona's family and you. It is so difficult to lose another blogger family member. She was a sweet soul. HUGS B

Chy said...

Such sad news today. I loved Mona's posts and will deeply miss her words. Thank you for sharing. X Chy

Gail said...

Mona was a dear sweet lady. We talked often but not often enough.

I sent her a small antique glass dog for her fairy garden and she was thrilled.

I shall mourn her passing too.

Gail said...

Mona was a dear sweet lady. We talked often but not often enough.

I sent her a small antique glass dog for her fairy garden and she was thrilled.

I shall mourn her passing too.

Kerin said...

So sorry to read about the loss of your dear friend.
Your tribute is beautiful, and I'm sorry that I didn't get to know her, as it sounds like she was a real class act.

Sending {{hugs}}.
I know you will & all will miss her deeply.

~K.

Blondie's Journal said...

Lynne,

I'm so glad that you wrote such a loving tribute to Mona. We were also great friends for many years. She was a wise woman and she loved to blog and send emails in the middle of the night when she couldn't sleep. I knew Sandy passed away a few years ago but I didn't know about Pat nor Mele. She had such sadness in her life, losing her first two husbands far too young and in a short space of time. But I look at these pictures and she exudes warmth and love for her family. They must be devastated.

I'm glad you got to know her so well, i'm sure she was a great gift in your life. From across the miles or the computer screen, we women know how to bond. And that makes us very lucky indeed.

With love and a warm hug,

Jane x

Joyful said...

What a sweet tribute to your friend. The photos are absolutely lovely and one can see the loving relationships she had in life. It is always sad to lose a blogging friend. Her family and friends will feel her void but I pray she is no longer in pain or sickness now. Hugs. xx