06 August 2020

Thursdays Favorite Things and a Very Sad Announcement

This is not the usual Thursday Favorite Things.
My friends, I don't exactly know how to write the next line... I'm sure I'm a bit off and probably will mess this up... 
My family has suffered a great loss. My beautiful, fun-loving, 58-year-old, Sister has died, suddenly and unexpectedly from a heart attack. My family is still attempting to grasp this truth. I'm, afraid we are doing the best we can and it will take some time to wrap our heads around this. I wouldn't normally write about this here but my sister was so proud of my blog and a regular follower and was so pleased with the way I wrote about my Dad's passing that I believe she would want me to share the news here too.
My heart aches for me, for my poor mother and for my sister's children and grandchildren. My faith brings me comfort but accompanied by a lot of questions and sadness. I'm holding onto the knowledge that she IS at peace and with The Creator and that my Dad was there to welcome her Home. I', sharing a picture of her, only a few weeks ago, and ask for your prayers for her family.

So here I go trying to muddle through some of last week's party, please forgive me and know I am doing the best I can right now.
Barbara from Mantel and Table shared a great tutorial on how to achieve this  Beautiful DIY Plate Using a Napkin
Marie from Interior Frugalista shared How To Harvest And Dry Lavender

Amber from Follow The Yellow Brick Road's  Kitchen Makeover Update
Rachael from Milk Glass Home Basic Companion Planting Tips for Beginners
Drugstore Divas share how they're using their abundant zucchini with h
Please follow Katherine and all the co-hostesses blogs and social media, you will be so happy you did. Remember, they also share features every week. Please Pin and Share the TFT party with your social network and blog friends.
This is my beautiful sister, Diane. Rest in sweet peace, Sissy. We love you!
Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die." John 11:25-26

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  1. Oh no Theresa, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Gone way too young. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. You are so kind to host the party under those circumstances and I truly appreciate the lavender feature. xo

  2. Teresa,
    I am so very sorry for this terrible for yo and your family....When one dies so suddenly, it is so hard for those who are left behind..My Dad passed away suddenly, without warning but on the other hand, we watched my Mother die a little each day for 8 weeks...In hindsight, I would take my Dad's sudden passing any day over my Mother's prolonged suffering... Prayers for you and your family...
    Thanks so much for hosting during this time....I greatly appreciate your effort!!
    My Link Ups for this week are #71, 72 and 73!!

  3. I'm so so sorry to hear about your sister. Prayers to all of you.

  4. Oh, Theresa, I'm so very sorry. I hope you find comfort in your memories of Diane.
    I appreciate your taking the time to host. I’ve linked at #62.

  5. I'm so sorry Theresa! It's so hard. I'm sending lots of love to all of you. 💗 I appreciate you hosting during this time, and thank you SO MUCH for featuring my plate DIY! That's really kind of you. I'm linked at 98 & 106 this week. Take care, and you'll be in my thoughts!

  6. So very sorry to hear the sad news. I pray you and your family will be strong during this time. I pray your faith will sustain you.

  7. I am so VERY sorry for your loss, and for your mom and family. It's very hard for an older parent to lose a child. My heart and prayers go out to you all. May the Lord be your refuge, peace, and strength!

  8. Theresa,
    I am so terribly sorry for the death of your sweet sister. I know my words are not enough for you now, but know that I am praying for you and the family. Please ask Diane to send you a sign: butterflies, rainbows, feathers, birds, coins, her scent, or something that YOU would know was from her. I am praying that you are comforted by the Lord and the others that are in heaven now. God bless you, Tracey

    1. I just saw the "Butterfly Waltz" below. Very beautiful.

  9. Theresa, I join in to send my sincere condolences to you, your family, your sister's family. It is so difficult to accept and understand the sudden loss of one so young. I grieve for each of you. I know each of you will hold Diane close in your hearts where she lives on with your beautiful memories of times spent together.

  10. So sorry to hear of your sister's passing. May her memories soothe your heart and soul.

  11. I am so sorry for your loss! Sending you lots of love and peace for healing.

  12. Thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. May your memories help to comfort you.

  13. I cannot begin to tell you how sorry I am to hear this news Theresa. I am sending you so much love and praying for peace for you and your family. The 2 year anniversary of my only daughter's passing is next week. I only tell you this because I know the pain that your mom must be going through. I wish I could give her the biggest hug. Thank you so much for being here this week to host during these heartbreaking circumstances. I am linking #162-164.

  14. Sending you prayers and positive thoughts. I am so sorry to hear this.

  15. Thank you for hosting the party. We are so sorry about your sister. Our thoughts are with you at this time. Our links this week are: #200, #201, & #202.

  16. love and hugs my friend as I continue to pray for all her loved ones xox

  17. My heart and prayers reach out to you. Losing a sister is one of the toughest things I have ever gone through. I am so sorry you have to go through this!

  18. So sorry to hear about your loss. Love and hugs.


  19. Theresa, I just don't have the words... I'm so very, very sorry for your family's enormous loss.


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