Sunday we heard the tragic news that Tina Downey of Life is Good
has succumbed to the illness which she has been fighting all year. Tina was such a wonderful person and a prominent figure in the blogging world. Her loss is causing much sadness amongst her blogging friends. I was shocked when we heard she had gone back into ICU last week but not as shocked as when I heard this news on Sunday. She leaves behind a devoted family whom she often wrote about in her blog giving them all fun names. I am sure they are all devastated. This is a picture from her blog posted on her wedding anniversary. She will be very much missed in the blogging community as well as by her family and friends. She was such a positive influence on all of us and considering what she went through with her health, I don't know how she managed to be so update. She was an example to all of us.
I was on Tina's Terrific Team for the 2014 A to Z Challenge which allowed me to get to know her even more and we became very good friends. I will certainly miss her.
GOOD BYE TINA
I'm still in shock. She knew we were praying for her though. Tina was one amazing person.ReplyDelete
Me too, I really didn't expect it to happen. I'm glad she knew and I will always remember the last email she posted to us saying it gave her the warm fuzzies.Delete
I can't stop crying Jo. I am so devastated. We'd emailed all summer long. She was such a true, loving, kind hearted friend. Always there for me. I was out this afternoon and came home to see the news on my newsfeed and I just started bawling my eyes out. I can't believe I'll never read another awesome blog post, or exchange email with her, or see her posts & comments on Facebook. I felt like I'd known her in real life. I hope she knew how much we loved her.ReplyDelete
I am much the same JoJo she became such a close cyber friend and was such a wonderful person. I think she did know. She certainly knew we were praying for her and said it gave her the warm fuzzies.Delete
I loved Tina's positive attitude, her posts about her boys, her Swedish heritage, her love of blogging and her appreciation of her blogging friends. I remember the year she tried to teach us Swedish for the blogging challenge, I was a drop-out. Tina was one-of-a-kind. She will be missed.ReplyDelete
I never knew how she could be so positive. She was really wonderful. The outpouring of love on her blog today is a great tribute to the way people felt about her.Delete
She was a beautiful soul. Now she is free. My prayers for her family and a dragon hug for you.ReplyDelete
Gracias mi nieto, muchos abrazos.
Hi Jo - you have encapsulated her life as have your commenters - she was one special lady and a great boon to the blogging community ... it is devastating to know she is no longer with us ... my thoughts have been with her recently, and now continue with her family ... in sadness .... HilaryReplyDelete
Thanks Hilary. She is a great loss to all of us.Delete