Sunday, September 14, 2014

Very Sad News - an Edith Update


It is with tears streaming down my face that I share the following message from Sue Drees. Many of us know Sue from the House Mouse and Friends Challenge blog, but she is blogging buddy to all of us.

Donna, it is with profound sadness that I must tell you that my beloved sister passed away this afternoon.

The past four days and nights we have stayed at the nursing home with her.  All of her children and grandchildren made it into town to be with her in her final hours.  We are so grateful to have all been together (13 of us).   I will miss her everyday for the rest of my life, but rejoice that she is with my parents in Heaven and can breathe freely at last. 

I want to thank you for all you did and a special thanks for each and everyone who sent a card, note, and in some cases some extra goodies.  This display of love from complete strangers brought great joy to Edith and our complete family.

Prayers and well wishes were so very much appreciated, and continue to be.

Big Hug to All, 
Sue

In case you have not seen the tab at the top of my blog for Edith Updates, please let me share something very endearing. Edith kept the cards YOU ALL SENT in a box. When visitors came to see her, she brought the box out to share them with others. Sometimes she even took the cards to show the nurses and staff and various medical facilities. We never know the results from our pretty "prayers of our fingers".

If you would like Sue's Address Or Edith's Husband's address to send a sympathy or thinking-of-you card, please send an email to thinkingofyou@tampabay.rr.com.

Thanks for brightening someone's final days, and for cheering her caregivers. And thank you for sharing your personal experiences with this dreaded disease as well. It is not a forgiving disease, nor are the treatments easy on the patient.



18 comments:

Desire Fourie said...

Rest in peace Edith and may wonderful memories keep her alive in the family's hearts.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

KarinsArtScrap said...

sorry to hear this news Donna.
I follow Sue from the beginning I have a blog ans thats almost 5 years now.
thanks for letting us know.

I wish her and her family a lot of strenght.

Gr Karin

Olga said...

so sorry for your loss...

KT Fit Kitty said...

So sorry to read this sad news, Donna.

Hugs,
Kitty

Kathyk said...

I'm so sorry to read this and my thoughts go out to Edith's family and friends and to you and Sue

Kathyk

KraftyKoolKat said...

I am so sorry Donna to hear this news. I am in tears for both Sue and Edith. May she rest in peace.
Hugs to all concerned.
Cathy
xxxx

KristyLee said...

Oh hun, I feel so bad for you. If you need anything let me know, if you want to talk or anything at all! I can even come over for a visit. Just let me know.
Love you,
Kristy

Sue said...

Such sad news, but I am glad Edith had her family with her.

susiestacey said...

Such sad news Donna, prayers on there way to Edith's family x Susan x

Sue said...

Oh, this is so sad.
My thoughts and prayers are with Edith's family and friends. Life seems so cruel at times but I am reassured that Sue is feeling comforted knowing that Edith will now be with her parents in Heaven.
Take care, sending you hugs too.
Sue xx

Silvis Kreativstube said...

Hallo liebe Donna,
es tut mir sehr leid, das Edith den Kampf gegen den Krebs verloren hat.
Es ist immer sehr traurig einen geliebten Menschen gehen lassen zu müssen.
Die Erinnerungen an einen geliebten Menschen bleiben für immer im Herzen aller die Edith geliebt haben.
Meine aufrichtige Anteilnahme gilt der Familie und den Freunden.
Mitfühlende Grüße
herzlichst Silvi

Mrs A. said...

So sorry to hear of this sad news. Edith is vey much in my thoughts. hugs Mrs A.

Karenladd said...

Thanks for this update Donna. It is such sad news, but not unexpected I am afraid. Although my card may not have arrived in time, I hope that her sister, Sue, derives some comfort from knowing how many crafters thought of Edith and sent their prayers.

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

So very sorry to hear this sad news. It is never easy to lose a loved one.

Jane Savage said...

Heartbreaking news, Donna! But how wonderful for Edith to have known such love and support in her life. My thoughts go out to her family and friends. xx

Paula said...

how very sad to hear of this Donna.

MaryH said...

Donna, as sad as I am to hear this, thank you for the update. I liked the little graphic you have posted at the top of the blog. It says all that need be said - most perfectly. God bless and I know that her suffering is over and she is happy in the arms of Our Lord & Savior now. Hugs

Janis said...

So sad to hear this news about Edith. My card also will arrive too late, I'm afraid. But my thoughts and prayers are with Sue and the rest of the family. Thanks for letting us know, Donna.
<3 J

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