Saturday, January 9, 2010


I follow a blog called Paris Cowgirl, she is linked on my side bar.  I checked in or her today and to my sadness she did a post about a young lady who passed this holiday season.

Her name was Tina, and her blog was Glue on my Fingers Paint in my Hair.  I didn't know Tina; but I wish I would have.  I visited her blog and her last post was in early December, indicating that she was going back to the hospital and had high hopes of being home by Christmas Eve.  However, that was not to be.  I don't know why this has touched me so, perhaps it is because Tina was so young, perhaps it is because she was so talented, or perhaps it is because she was a fellow blogger that I never got to know.

When death makes a house call
Sorrow stands at the door

Lingering in dreams and memories
So neatly packed and folded

Like a suitcase waiting for
a long-planned trip to where?

Your good-byes are made in pieces
Like the patchwork quilt of your life

The colors mingling until they become one
Then death arrives and the separation is again very clear


Blessings dear friends,

p.s. Grama - give Tina a hug.


  1. Beautiful post! Tina was a very special person and she didn't have to be your neighbor to be your friend. Her friendship traveled across this Country. She was uplifting, inspiring, encouraging, and most of all she was real! I think you and I have alot in common! I deeply felt the loss of Tina. Thank you so much!

  2. Dear sweet Jo...what a precious tribute to sweet Tina....I will certainly post of her beautiful life and talent ~ I made tags for her gift from Jan and still can't believe she's gone....hugs and love dear friend, Dawn

  3. Oh, what a sweet post! I was lucky enough to know Tina call her my friend. She was a remarkably kind, talented and giving person. I hope your Grama and Tina are sharing an iced tea on heaven's front porch. Thank you for your tender words. It is a tribute to Tina's beautiful spirit that she has touched so many people.

  4. Jo,
    How ironic I went to Kim's blog yesterday and rad the same thing. I went to Tina's blog too. What a wonderful spirit this yound woman had. It left me feeling so sad. What a beautiful post to a special lady.....I feel the same way. I am sure that heaven is happier today with her wonderful spirit among them!

  5. What a sweet post. It is so hard when someone dies and there seems to be too much of it in blogland this past week. I am glad we can be here for the sweet souls that are hurting from the loss.
    Hugs and prayers, Lisa

  6. Such a sweet and sad post. It sounds like the world lost a wonderful soul.

  7. Where would we be without hope? This woman, even though so very ill, still had hope.


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