Wednesday, 18 November 2009

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Darling Catherine you said in group a few weeks ago that if you only had five weeks left it would not be enough time but that you could live with the idea of maybe five months.

It wasn’t to be and I am sorry. Sorry for your small son and husband and sorry for you.

75 comments:

Rebecca Ramsey said...

My prayers are with Catherine's family.
And with you too, friend!
Becky

Bonnie, Original Art Studio said...

So many leavings. Too many partings. Why is the reality of life so contrary to the desires of the heart?

Silke said...

Oh, your words fill me with sadness, but the image you chose is powerful and somehow hopeful and soothing. My heart goes out to Catherine and her family! Love, Silke

Ruth said...

Oh dear.

Arija said...

Dearest Renee, so hard for you to lose so many you have learned to love. My heart goes out to all of you.

Angela Recada said...

Oh, dear Renee, I am so sorry. My heart goes out to all who loved Catherine, especially her family.

Love, hugs and prayers,
xoxoxo
Angela

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

Rest in peace sweet Catherine. My prayers are with her family and friends.
Beautiful image Renee!
Love,
Darla

Yoli said...

I am sorry for Catherine and her family. Sending my prayers their way.

momcat said...

I'm so sorry that you've lost one of your friends and that her family has lost her.

Annie said...

Oh, Renee, so much loss. My heart is with you today and with Catherine's family, but you are right she is home and she is free.
xoxo

yoborobo said...

Oh, Renee - I am so sorry. My love to her family, and to you. Words fail me, my friend. xoxo Pam

ToM KiDDo said...

May God bless Catherine :(
Wow, your words are sad and dreamy :D

Deborah said...

Son of the Living God, receive into Your Kingdom Beloved Catherine, who has now been restored to glorious health. Blessed Mother Mary, hold Catherine's family and friends close to your heart, and help them find comfort in the truth that they will be together again in eternity. In The Most Holy Name of Jesus Christ, I pray, Amen.

rochambeau said...

So sad! Will pray for Catherine's family, Renee.
Love,
Constance

*thinking of YOU!!!!

Dede said...

My thoughts and prayers are with Catherine's family. Big hugs for the little guy...and you too! I am so very sorry.....

(((HUGS)))

Michael Rivers said...

So sorry for your loss. Best thoughts go to you all.

Karin Bartimole said...

Dearest Renee, I am so sorry for the loss of another beautiful warrior woman friend. Prayers and love are being sent to you and Catherine's family. much love my friend, Karin

Mim said...

oh renee - prayers for the family and for all

*jean* said...

oo renee...another star brightens the night sky...i will keep your friend's family in my heart...

Anonymous said...

Oh Renee, how sad. So many losses for you in so short a time. I am so sorry for you and your friend Catherine. I send my love to you. Barb

Sarah said...

Oh hon...so many lost this year..my heart just breaks for you darlin'. Sending you gentle warm hugs!
To sweet Catherine and her family healing and prayers. May they keep her in that sweet child's heart.
Hugs and love you Renee, Sarah

kj said...

i want to wrap my arms around you, a wide warm blanket of protection, and rock you softly, gently, renee.

too many losses. your heart has an apartment building fullof special nicks and corners, special people who moved in and stayed.

i am sad and sorry

Javajune said...

Oh so sad. I'll pray for Catherine's son. I love the image you posted it looks perfect for meditating and healing powers. I'm sorry for your loss Renee. I'm sending healing thoughts your way!
xo-jj

vintage moon studio said...

Such loss and sadness...sending prayers of comfort.... Deb

♥ Braja said...

Ahh....death makes instant 'old people' of us all....

Caroline said...

Dear Renee What a lot of grief you are dealing with these past months - I'm very sorry to read of the loss of your friend. Caroline x

Lori ann said...

I am so so sorry dearest Renee. So much for your heart to bear.
Bless Catherine, and everyone who loved her.
Including you.

Debra Kay said...

Sadness over the news, but I love the image. I could see my own beloveds dancing in the light.

Sassy Scribbles said...

> < sending my love and prayers

sassy.

Sara Williams said...

Condolences to Catherines family and friends x

Angie Muresan said...

Oh, I couldn't help but tear up. God be with Catherine's family and comfort them, while he welcomes her in his loving arms.

Angie Muresan said...

Hugs and kisses to you, Renee.

sinnlighet said...

I'm so sorry! Love and prayers from Agneta in Sweden.

Elizabeth said...

Oh, how terrible. I am sorry for your loss, for the loss of Catherine, for her family. Thank you for sharing her with us and honoring her.

Becky said...

oh dear, another. With all the buzz about the latest recommendations by The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force I for one would like to take this opportunity to speak out in dissent of their report. I will not alter my self-care plan and I do hope that others remain vigilant and continue to practice self-exams and mammography for early detection too. As women, I believe we know best what our bodies are telling us. I do not know Catherine's personal story, but intend to honor her life by speaking out loudly ~ self-empowerment is everything. To Catherine's friends and family ~ peace be with you

Wine and Words said...

Damn. Not to be. So much sadness in so few words. I'm sorry Renee, for all your loses.

Inner Toddler said...

thinking about you today renee. love.

glorv1 said...

Renee, so much grief and yet you stay so strong. ::hugs:: My prayers are with Catherine's family and Catherine your friend is now a shining star smiling at you and thanking you for the friendship you both had. Thoughts are with you today. Take care.

Jackie said...

Sometimes Renee I have no words :(
I would like to ask you how does this impact you in your group to go and bond and then lose ?
HUG

Manon Doyle said...

My thoughts and prayers to Catherine's family and to you Renee! You've been having a tough go at it lately. I'm sending you comforting thoughts and healing energy!!

manon
xo

staceyjwarner said...

That one made me cry...she will stay close to her son and husband in spirit, it is not the same but if we let loose the tethers we can feel more than we believe we can. She is no longer suffering...she will help them throughout their lives...

much love

Kelly Kilmer said...

Sending much much love...

Michelle said...

What a beautiful painting, and what a shit of a thing.

Doris Sturm said...

My prayers are with Catherine's family because I'm sure she is in a better place.

That photo is indeed a very powerful image - to me it illustrates the "Circle of Life" and the energy that lies within and ahead of us.

Have a lovely and blessed day, my dear Renee.

My thoughts are always with you,
Doris

Micki said...

I'm sorry for the loss of your friend and for her family!

Micki x

Sonia ;) said...

With sadness and regret..Gently folding my arms around you and her family.

xoxoxoxoox

one little acorn said...

Dear Dear Renee. So sorry for Catherine and her family and for you her friend too. Such sadness and so many tears.
Love to you. xxx

Ingrid Mida said...

How sad. I'm sorry to learn about Catherine's passing. It makes me think of the saying to live each day as if it is your last.
Hugs to you dear Renee!

karen gerstenberger said...

Dear Renee,
How hard is! F*ck cancer!

You are one of the kindest people I've encountered, and your spiciness is a perfect balance with it. God bless you, your friends and your family. XOXO

Lila Rose said...

I'm very sorry to hear about your friend Catherine.
I'm sure she was a sweet lady.
Love Lila xx

Marie S said...

My dear Renee I am so sorry for your hurt and bruised heart. I can not believe it has only been a week and few days since Sandy left.
Love and huge hugs for you, my sweet sweet pretty.

But wait I hear something...

"OH Hello, Catherine, I am so glad you made it, let me show you around. You are going to love it, there is no more pain here and we can still visit every one we love in their dreams. We can even kiss them all night long! It is they who will not see us, but if you wish, they will hear you and feel you. And you can hold them in your arms."

secret agent woman said...

Such a sad post with such a beautiful painting. Catherine's family is in my thoughts.

Marion said...

I'm so sorry about your friend. Love & Blessings...

Wendy said...

How sad. Sending healing thoughts and prayers for Catherine and her family.

Linda said...

The goal of life is rapture.
Art is how we experience it.
Love is how we feel it.

Transcendence is the language of pure love.

That is your language.

xoxox right back at you
Linda

Marie S said...

I love my new header too... it is so cute.

I am so glad that it does give you some comfort.
I would like to just hold you in my arms and give you a giant hug. Words seem so little at times like this.
But I hold you with my heart arms and hope it helps when I write the words.

Oh, I am thrilled Jacquie likes it and has found a place for it. I am so honored!
It means so much to me when something I make touches another.

Great-Granny Grandma said...

I'm so sorry, Renee, that you've had yet another loss. So many, in such a short time period. It must be very, very hard. My heart and prayers go out to you--and also to Catherine's family.

kj said...

i believe stacey is right, renee: catherine will stay close to her son and husband and your group and she will watch over each of you.

you are so upfront in my thoughts right now i could almost reach out and touch you. you are my sister, renee. the honor is all mine.

xoxo

kj said...

oh, btw, renee, you must be damn hungry to blow up the food and pass by the ravens. i thought you'd be crazy over them! xo

Baino said...

God I hate these post. So, so, so, sad. I'm really sorry. It must be incredibly hard for you going to these groups and watching your mates pass away. All the compassion I can muster goes out to her family and children. We don't have to know people to be in touch with their tragedies, but knowing them makes it even tougher. Life sucks and so I will be ever grateful for my so far robust health and engaging existence. There are times sweet girl I wish I could wrap around you and push all this ugliness away.

Debra said...

I am so sorry to hear of another life so soon taken. My deepest sympathies to her family.

studio lolo said...

peace to her soul and her family.

love and kisses to you, and a huge embrace.

xoxoxo
Lolo

Diva Kreszl said...

I am so sorry for your loss...please know I will be praying for Catherine's family. It seems there has been so much loss lately here in blogland (and around the globe I'm sure) so I will carry the words you have offered up to us "Your heart must be large."

corvedacosta said...

Love the photo

Bella Sinclair said...

Peace to you, Catherine, and much love to your young family.

xoxo

soulbrush said...

how do you cope with this all around you? you are so strong, so fine, so good, and i admire you and look up to you.

Margaret Ann said...

Peace...to each heart...

Daria said...

I'm sorry Renee ...

Isabel said...

May your friend always live in the heart and actions of her son and husband.
My prayers are with the family.

mermaid said...

That picture is beautiful. She is an extension of water and fire.

Wow.

LDWatkins said...

I'm so sorry for your friend, for all the people who knew her and loved her. The picture is so powerful.

Rikkij said...

Renee-sitting here looking out a window over fields of Friday. Nothing wise comes to me. Nothing helpful or profound. After so many losses and heartaches, the trite sayings almost become offensive. I'm sorry. ~rick

miruspeg said...

Dear Renee
I have no idea what is feels like to lose so many wonderful friends like you have.
What I do know is you are a precious friend to all these people....you love them all unconditionally!

You are teaching all of us through your blog about unconditional love and for which I am truly grateful.
Namaste
Peggy xxxx

nollyposh said...

(((hugs)))

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Renee,

So very sad to hear of your friend, Catherine.
It is the ones left behind, that are so sad. My deepest sympathy is with the family and may they know comfort at this time.

Hugs
Carolyn