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Thursday, 11 April 2013

Thanks to some very good blogging friends, many of you will now be aware of the terrible shock that hit our family on Sunday, when my wonderful husband, Geoff died so suddenly.  We are all so grateful for the hundreds of wonderful messages and cards we have received so far.   I have been gradually working through all those message online, on blogs and on Facebook, and I hope to thank you personally when life settle down a little.  In the meantime, thank you all so much.  Your support means so much to us.  xx

Take time throughout your life to laugh and make good memories. In the end, they are what hold you together in the bad times. My wonderful husband died suddenly on Sunday, and my happy memories and all the wonderful tributes and memories are a great comfort. I am lucky to have incredible children and friends and we will get through. Do all you can to fill your lives with joy from the simple things of life. If anyone tries to put you down or upset you, remember that they are not as lucky as you. xx


Deanna said...

Oh dear Maggie, I am so sorry to hear of your news about Geoff. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time. Take care and I will be praying -hugs Deanna

Mrs A. said...

So sorry Maggie to hear of your loss. Am thinking of you at this sad time. Hugs Mrs A.

Bernie said...

Oh Maggie, I am so sorry to hear your sad news about Geoff. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Maggie I am so sorry for your loss, my heart goes out to you and your family as I know what you must all be going through having gone through that myself four years ago. Take care and be strong.
jacqui xxx

Dora said...

hello Maggie,
it is so nice to hear from you.
I don't no what to say, I find this so terrible for you and your familly.
I am thinking of you.
take your time.....and take care.

Di said...

Hi Maggie. There are a lot of messages for you on my Wednesday 10th blog posting about Geoff, full of care and love.

Just take your time, we don't expect you to race round acknowledging - it has to be at the bottom of your priorities right now.

All we want is for you and your family to get through this very sad time with a little bit of extra support from knowing that so many of us are thinking of you.

Love, Di xx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Dear Maggie,
I only found out yesterday of your awful news.... I am so, so sorry to hear that your wonderful husband had passed away...and so,suddenly too. That must have been a huge shock for everyone.
The little passage you've put at the end of your post is so true...make the most of,every single moment...life is so fleeting.
Sending you all my love and a great big hug....
LLJ xxxxxxxx

Rebecca said...

Hi Maggie im so sorry to hear your news im thinking about you!

Lots of love Rebecca xx

Shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Marg, Hettie, Bridget Larson & Angie all asked me to pass on their love to you.Lovely sentiment you have expressed here,so very very true. Will see you soon, Love Shaz xxx

Anna-Karin said...

Dear Maggie

I am so sorry for you and your family. I've been thinking about you a lot since I heard. Thank you for writing such a beautiful post with a very important message.

many hugs to you

Linda Simpson said...

Oh Maggie, I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you my dear friend.

Hugs and much love
Linda xxxx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Dear kind, caring Maggie - so shocked to receive the message of your dear Geoff's passing last Sunday.. but appreciated being let know.. all the way over here.

Am praying for you in it all and so pleased your family and near friends are enveloping you in love and care .. that is an answer to prayer.

I pray for each moment ahead for the LORD to light your way, to give you courage and strength and comfort - He knows and cares and will do what we cannot,
God bless you all, dear sweet Maggie, Shaz in oz.x


Oh goodness Maggie
so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband Geoff. My heart and special thoughts go out to you and your family.
BIG hugs
Annette In Oz

Debs Willis said...

Maggie,I was so sorry to hear your news thru Di. My deepest sympathies to you and your family, who sound so lovely and supportive.

I will echo Di and many others in bogland, my thoughts are with you and I'm sending hugs and much love


MaryH said...

Maggie, I echo all the above sentiments. Thoughts & Prayers for you & your family, and know that all your blogbuddies are thinking of you. We'll be here, waiting - when you are ready to join us again. Your comments at end of your post were such a wonderful reminder to us all...not to wait until we lose a loved one, but do it daily! Hugs.

Anne said...

Oh Maggie I have just read your so sad news on Di's blog. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Your words are so true and too often we get caught up in other things that afterwards we realise were not what matters.I am glad that you have wonderful memories to draw on and help to sustain you. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Love and hugs Anne x

Alison Scott said...

Maggie, I am so sorry, I just found out your sad news.
How shocking this must be for you, I cannot understand how you are feeling, but I do sympathise greatly.
I hope you and your family are okay under the circumstances, you are in my thoughts.

Winnie said...

Maggie: There are no words that I can send that will be enough,but lots of love sent your way from NYC. If you need to chat you can email me anytime. I lost my hubby 6years ago, and I know sometimes it helped to chat. Take care!

Bridget Larsen said...

So sorry to hear of your husbands sudden passing. Life is so precious-we never know when the end is near.
Bridget #28 WOYWW #202

BJ said...

Oh Maggie, I am so sorry to hear of your husband's sudden passing, it really must have been a shock for everyone. Hugs to you and your family, God Bless BJ

Gibby Frogett said...

Oh Maggie I have just heard your sad news via Shaz. I’m so very sorry to hear this and my thoughts are with you and your family. Take care, Gill xxx

Karen Ives said...

So sorry to hear your news.x

Fandhmum said...

Just to let you know you are being thought of at this terribly sad time,
Rosie x

Neet said...

Have just been playing catch up on Shaz's blog and found her mention of this terribly sad news. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sad time.
It must be hard to bear but please know that you are surrounded by love as your cyber friends join with others keeping you in their hearts.

fairy thoughts said...

Hi Maggie so sorry to hear of your loss. just remember the words you wrote they will see you through the dark days

Sheilagh said...

So sorry to hear of the loss of your lovely husband.

In my thoughts and prayers

Sheilagh xx

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Maggie,

My deepest sympathy for your loss. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Memories are a huge comfort, aren't they.


Angie said...

Thinking of you at this time ...have been away at DS's weddng ....have caught up on things on Shaz's blog ...brilliant choice of music for his send off ....hugs Angie xx

Helen said...

Maggie, I only just heard about your loss, I am so so sorry. Your words are so true, though that we must take time to cement memories while we can. I know you will have lots of happy ones to help you through this terrible time. I am glad that you can take so much comfort from your family and friends - both physical and of the virtual kind. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Helen. xxxx