Nana Diana Takes A Break

Nana Diana Takes A Break

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Prayers Please-One Of Our Best Friends Passed Away Yesterday

I wanted to do a fun post today
but life has a way of taking
unexpected twists and turns.

I worked at the VA yesterday.
When I got home there was a message on my phone.
Our long-time friend, 
and almost family, member
Tom B.
 passed away.
 His wife woke at 6am and he was gone..
gone from this earth to a better place...
leaving this world a poorer place
with his absence.
Tom was a good soul-
kind and gentle and loving.

You might remember when I helped
them stage their house a couple of years ago-
You can see that here & here

They moved to Florida after their house sold
and have been enjoying life down there.
He is the guy that I thought would outlive us all.
I was wrong.
He was bigger than life 
and one of the funniest men
I have ever met.
I will miss all his witticisms 
at our family gatherings.
Until they moved- they spent
EVERY HOLIDAY with us.

Please keep Ruth and their daughter, Lori, 
in your prayers.
They will need them.
Tom & Ruth were a special couple-
just like family to us.
If you saw Tom you could be sure Ruth
was somewhere nearby and vice-versa.

I will be gone for a bit.
This has been a crazy summer for us
all the way around.

Sorry to be gone-but-
I will be back soon-----

ps-----No laughs today but I will have
some for you when I come back....
pinky promise!


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90 comments:

  1. To lose someone so quickly must be so hard to live through. Give Ruth some extra love from all your bloggy friends.

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  2. Oh Diana, my heart is sad for you and your loss. Praying for all.
    Hugs!

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  3. I'm so sorry to hear about your friend. Sending prayers....

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  4. So sorry for your loss. My prayers are with his family and I whispered one for you and your hero, too.

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  5. Diana, I am so sorry for the passing of your friend. I do remember you helping Tom and Ruth with their home. So sad for his family. You are all in my prayers. xoxo,Susie

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  6. How sad. Sorry for your loss. Prayers for all.

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  7. Hi Diana. Oh, honey, I'm so sorry to hear about your friend. He just looks like one of the good guys and what a sweet tribute you've given him. Prayers to his family and to you.
    Blessings,
    Shelia ;)

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  8. Dear Diana, so sorry to hear of the passing of your dear friend. Absolutely, prayers for his family and all the people who loved them. Jane

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  9. It is so hard to lose friends, especially those who have been such a big part of our lives. My sympathy to you and his family.

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  10. Diana I am so sorry for your loss. Of course I will keep your friends in my prayers and hugs for you.
    XO Barbara

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  11. I'm so sorry for your loss, Diana. So sorry.

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  12. I remember the house staging, sorry he is gone, but God needed a laugh, I'm sure with all that is going on in this world.

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  13. I'm so sorry, Diana. Prayers for you.

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  14. You go and do just what good friends do for each other... I do remember when you were helping them get the house ready. I am so sorry and you are so right, we never know when we may be called home. I always ask where, they saved when I hear of someones passing. God Speed to you!
    Hugs, Roxy

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  15. I'm so sorry and I'll be praying.

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  16. Oh how heartbreaking...I will offer a prayer for this dear family.

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  17. A good friend is hard to let go..my thoughts and prayers are with you and his family.

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  18. Oh Diana, I'm so sorry for this precious loss! Keeping you, your family and Tom B's in my prayers.prayers. Sending love and hugs, dear friend!

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  19. Sad to hear of the loss of your dear friend, too soon....

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  20. you just never know what one day to the next can bring...i always say to be prepared but how can you? so sorry for your friend's loss (and yours as well diana).

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  21. Oh my goodness. So very sorry, for you and for his family. We are never ready to let go of those we love. Prayers for all.

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  22. I am so sorry for the loss of your friend Diana. I know you are busy and will be taking a break but I just wanted to let you know that I did a little post today on your lovely book you wrote. I really loved reading the book so much and I love the way you write. Take care and hugs.
    Julie xo

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  23. I'm glad you had your family fun, before this news came......

    Hugs to you, my Dear.....

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  24. I do remember you staging their home - I am so sorry for the loss of your friend and for their family.

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  25. Diana, please accept my condolances. It's tough to lose a close dear one. My prayers are with you and your family at this time. xo ♥

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  26. My heart hurts for her. I know that pain of having your beloved husband one day and the next day having to face the day alone. Praying for their family through this time.

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  27. I am so sorry. Loosing some
    one so close is hard. hugs and prayers.

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  28. I am dreadfully and horribly sorry for your loss, Diana. WOW, poor Ruth. Was it apnea? Heart attack?

    Praying for you and yours and Ruth and Lori, and all the friends he's made through the years.

    Keep your faith strong. Do not worry about blogging till you are ready, sweet lady. Hugs and healing prayers for you all.

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  29. Oh, dear Diana, I am so sorry for this great loss. Praying for Ruth and Lori.

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  30. I'm so sorry Diana. Praying for Ruth and Lori and for you all too.

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  31. Diana, so sorry to hear of the passing of your dear friend Tom. Will keep your family as well as Ruth and Lori in prayer.

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  32. I am so sorry ....prayers for everyone,,...hugs..

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  33. I'm so sorry for your loss! I know this must be a difficult time. His death sounds like it was unexpected.

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  34. So sorry for this loss, Diana! Bless all of you who obviously loved him very much. And may God especially bless his family.

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  35. I'm so sorry to hear of this loss, Diana. My thoughts and prayers are with all who are grieving his passing. xo Nellie

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  36. Sending my prayers and thinking of everyone Tom B. left behind. May they find comfort in wonderful memories.

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  37. HI Diana..
    Oh yes sad.. to lose a friend (:(
    Hope you have a nice week..stay cool (:)
    hugs,Patty

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  38. Dear Diana, You have been hit hard with deaths this year-I'm so sorry for yet another huge loss for you and your family. Praying for all left behind; I remember your staying their house before you moved. That would be a sweet way to pass on though-in your sleep. Be well and kind to yourself dear one and know we'll all be here waiting for our silly funny friend!
    Love, Noreen

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  39. I'm so sorry to hear about your friend, Tom, Diana. I DO remember when you were helping Ruth out with her house, and that was so interesting to see all the rooms you were working on with her. Saying prayers for their family, and thinking of you today also.

    love, ~Sheri

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  40. Oh, he looks so young! I'm so sorry for your loss and that of his family. Hugs.
    Brenda

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  41. I am keeping Ruth and Lori in prayer. Also keeping you and other people who loved him in prayer. What a shock that must have been for her!

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  42. Goodness. So much grief. I'm sorry.

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  43. I'm so sorry that you are facing yet another loss! You can bet that I will be praying for your family as well as his wife and daughter! Fragile life we live! Blessings, Cindy

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  44. Oh, Diana - I am so sorry! I'll keep all of you in my prayers. xo

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  45. So sorry for the loss of your friend. Prayers for his family and you.

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  46. Life is so fragile. I'm sorry for yet another loss Diana. Keeping you and the family in prayer. Take care.

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  47. I'll surely pray for the family as they cope with the suddenness of his death. It's never an easy time when we lose a loved one. Blessings ~ Lisa

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  48. I am so sorry for the loss of your friend. I will be praying for all of you. Hugs to you, Amy

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  49. I am so sorry for the loss of your friend. I will be praying for all of you. Hugs to you, Amy

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  50. I am so sorry for the loss of your friend. I will be praying for all of you. Hugs to you, Amy

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  51. I am so sorry to hear you lost a dear friend. I will keep you in my prayers!

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  52. I'm so sorry for the loss of your friend. Definitely take the time you need. Praying for all of you.
    Hugs,
    Cecilia

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  53. I remember when you were helping them stage their house. I'm so very sorry that such a wonderful person had to go so soon. It will be a huge adjustment for everyone. Will keep his family and yours in prayer. May God bring you peace sweet friend.

    xo
    Pat

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  54. Life has its sad moments...for you and for me losing Elizabeth. Thanks for sharing this special man with us.

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  55. No laughs for us...we share some tears with you. Yes, I am praying for Ruth and Lori. What a sudden, sad event.

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  56. I am sorry to hear of the loss of a loved one.

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  57. they're in shock.
    and if ever there would be a beloved face to see at this time... it is yours.
    be safe.
    Godspeed to you all. xoxo

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  58. Very sorry for your loss. Sad news

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  59. Oh Diana, so sorry to hear this. Praying for the Lord's peace and comfort to be felt by all.

    Take care, Janet W oxo

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  60. Iam so sorry for your loss. I pray that the Lord will comfort you and your family and his family with the days of adjustment. Grief is personal. We are deal with in a different way. Prayers for you and yours.

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  61. I'm so sorry, Diana. What a huge loss.

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  62. So sorry Diana - will pray for his family.
    Mary

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  63. So sorry, Diana Will keep Ruth and the family in my prayers.
    Take care...

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  64. Sweet Diana, I am so sorry for your loss. Death is never easy no matter the circumstances. My prayers go with you and his family. Special hugs, Jo

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  65. Sending prayers my dear friend!!
    XX OO
    Carla

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  66. I am sorry for the loss of your friend. I read something recently, "he made the world a better place just by being in it" and I am reminded of that when I read this post. Praying for his wife and daughter and all his family and friends, including you.

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  67. I hate that for y'all. It is hard when we lose our friends. Prayers for your family, Ruth and their daughter.

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  68. Sorry Diana I know this was a hard message to receive. I know you love Ruth, Tom and Lori like your own family. So sad he had to leave so soon. Hope your great memories of all the special times will give you some peace as your heart breaks from his loss in all your lives. So sorry my friend. Hugs,
    Kris

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  69. So sorry to hear this news. My aunt passed away on this pass Tuesday and my mom is so sad that her sister is gone. We all know she is in a better place, but our hearts are broken...as I know yours are. Keeping you in my prayers.
    hugs,
    Cindy

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  70. Thinking of you at this time of loss. You've had too much sadness, my friend.

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  71. I'm so sorry, Diana. I will pray for you and for his family.

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  72. Keeping Ruth and Lori in my prayers. I'm so sorry for your loss. He sounds like such a wonderful man. xoxo

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  73. My goodness, how very sad! I will certainly pray for this dear family that the Lord comforts them in their unexpected grief, as well as your family as well, because he will be missed so much! I'm sorry that I haven't had a chance to visit you as much, it has been a very busy summer here, but you are always in my thoughts and prayers dear friend! Many hugs across the miles! :)

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  74. I am so, so sorry. Sometimes we are closer to friends than we are to family. I can tell this was the case with Ruth and Tom. Will be praying for his family.

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  75. Hi Diana,
    I am so sorry about the sudden loss of your dear friend. I will be praying. You are right, life can throw twists and turns at us, weather we want them or not. Take care of yourself!

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  76. Sorry to hear of your friend's passing. You and his family will be in my prayers. Enjoy your summer!

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  77. Oh yes, I remember you staged their house....Oh how sad. I often think when I die, I want to die like Tom, no long lingering illness, just cracking jokes one day and gone the next. Oh my heart goes out to you and his family

    Carol

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  78. Diana, I am so sorry to hear of the family's loss. You all will be in my prayers.

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  79. sorry to hear. Pray for the ones left behind.

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  80. I'm so sorry to hear this news. My prayers are with his family.

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  81. So very, very sorry for your loss. I will definitly keep his family in my prayers, a sudden loss is never easy.

    Blessings,
    Jill

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  82. yet another wonderful soul has left this earth....I'm so very sorry.

    xo

    Jo

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  83. My condolences to family and friends; such sad news.

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  84. So sorry for the loss of your cherished friend. Know I am thinking of you and his family. Take care.

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  85. Oh, dear, Diana! What a year you've had! So much tumult. So sorry that you lost your dear friend, Tom. He sounds like a wonderful human being. My sympathy to your and his family. (((big hug)))

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  86. I am so sorry, Diana. My deepest condolences to the family and to you all as well as you loved him too as family.

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