With a heavy heart

Monday, November 30, 2009

A few weeks ago, I asked you to pray for my friend, Tracye. I am deeply saddened to tell you that on Thanksgiving night, Tracye went to Heaven. She was an incredible mother and wife. And like many of us, she made those roles her life's most important work. Tracye was a member of our Mom's group at church and book club and she could make the room burst into laughter just moments after entering. I remember at our book club Christmas party last year, she whipped off her wig to show us all her hair while cracking jokes. She was vibrant and generous, funny and entertaining and she was such a strong person. Trayce leaves behind a loving husband and three very young and beautiful girls. Please pray for them during this extremely difficult time.

I would not normally blog about something like this but since I asked you to pray for Tracye, I figured that I ought to share this too. Tracye blogged as well and she was a beautiful and engaging writer. She will be missed tremendously.

58 comments:

  1. So sorry. May she rest in peace and rise in glory.

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  2. Dear Kim,
    So sorry for your loss!
    I know you MUSt be Heavy hearted to have lost such an incredible friend, look at the leagacy she leaves behind though!

    I will will be glad GLad to lift this family to the LORD in prayers!
    I't never easy to loose a loved one nor a friend at any time........ but especially around the holidays!

    May GOD comfort your heavy heart!
    Remember the good times, ponder on the sweet times and think just HOW Beautiful Heaven is Shining today with many stars gone on before and those who awaits us on the other side too!

    Many hugs love and prayers!
    Cindy

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  3. I am so sorry for your loss. I'll keep her family in my prayers.

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  4. Keeping that beautiful family in prayer.Tracye truly sounded like a wonderful mother, wife, friend and most importantly, one of God's most beautiful angels.

    Spread your wings Tracye, you have earned them. Fly free, sweet Tracye, fly free.

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  5. I too am so sorry for the loss and pain all who knew and loved her must be feeling.
    May she rest in peace and shine her love on her beautiful family.
    hugs
    Connie

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  6. Kim, I am so sadden to hear this news. We will pray for her family and may she rest in peace. Hugs

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  7. I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your friend. I will keep her family and yours in my prayers.

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  8. i am so sorry for your loss. you continue to be in my prayers, as well as her family.

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  9. My heart and prayers go out to you and her family. She sounds like an amazing women and mother.

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  10. I am so sorry to hear this news. So heartbreaking. Sounds like she was a wonderful woman and mother. Take care.

    janet

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  11. Oh I am so so sorry for your loss! Sayimng a prayer for Tracye's family.

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  12. I am so sorry... I will keep their family in my thoughts and prayers.

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  13. Kim: I am so sorry for the loss of your good friend. What a blessing to have her in your life. I will pray for you and Tracye's family. May they be filled with love and peace knowing she is in Heaven.

    Much Love
    Nancy

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  14. I am so very sorry for your loss Kim. We will continue to keep Tracyes family in our prayers.

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  15. I am so sorry for the loss of your friend. It is my greatest fear to leave this world before my children are grown. I will be keeping this family in my prayers.

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  16. Kim I am so sorry for the loss of your friend {{{hug}}} I will pray for their family and yours.

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  17. oh kim
    i am just so sorry...
    & on thanksgiving....
    so sorry for that little family.

    thank you for sharing her story with us so we can continue to pray for them
    xo

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  18. Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for the loss of your friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and Tracye's family during this difficult time.

    When we have experienced the deaths of loved ones, I have always found comfort in the following quote.
    "To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die."
    Thomas Campbell

    I know this is an incredibly sad time for the many people who knew her and I know that it will take time to get over the initial shock and pain of her loss...but what a beautiful thought it is, that you can carry her on in your hearts...forever.

    Blessings, Tracy

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  19. I am so sorry about Tracye.

    I don't know if this is appropriate or not but there is this organization called The Liz Logelin Foundation (http://thelizlogelinfoundation.org/) that helps widowers. This is a really difficult time for Tracye's husband and I just thought he could apply for it.

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  20. This hits me so hard today Kim. I will be praying for her family and shedding a few tears along the way. So so sorry for all of those who will carry this huge loss the rest of their lives.

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  21. I'm so sorry for your loss. Tracye sound like a beautiful person and I'm sure she will be deeply missed by you all.

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  22. Heartbreaking. Simply heartbreaking.

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  23. Oh, I am so very sorry for your loss; and I will keep her family in my prayers ~

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  24. Kim,
    I'm so sorry to hear about Tracye. My prayers are with you, her husband, and 3 little girls. She sounds like an incredible person, mom, and friend.
    Hugs,
    Emily

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  25. Oh this is so very sad....I am sorry for your loss. She sounded like an amazing friend, wife, and mother. I will keep this family in my prayers now and through the holiday season. This kind of loss is never easy, but it is especially hard given the season.

    Hugs,

    Lisa

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  26. oh gosh Kim, I am so sorry. My heart goes out to you my friend.

    Lea
    xo

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  27. Oh, Kim, I am so sorry. It is heartbreaking to lose a friend.

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  28. I am so sorry for you and your community.

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  29. So sorry to hear about your friend. It is sad any time but especially this time of year. Praying for strength for her husband.

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  30. So sorry to hear about your friend. It is sad any time but especially this time of year. Praying for strength for her husband.

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  31. Kim,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Tracye's family and friends will be in my prayers in the days and weeks ahead!
    Hugs!!

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  32. I am so sorry for you loss. I will say a prayer for her family that is left behind.

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  33. so sorry for your loss, Kim....

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  34. Kim,

    How devastating - I am so sorry - I am lifting up Tracye's family right now - knowing they must have a million questions and very few answers....

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  35. Kim,
    May the God of all Comfort be ever so near to all of you who will feel the sting of her death. God promises he is near to the brokenhearted and I pray her family will sense Him in this tremendous season of loss.

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  36. I am so sorry... losing a friend is so hard.

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  37. Oh, Kim, I am so sorry to hear of this. I will keep her family in my prayers.

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  38. Oh Kim...I am so sorry. I'll be praying for her family.

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  39. I will be praying for Tracye's family... so sorry to hear this sad news.

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  40. I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep her family in my thoughts and prayers.

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  41. Oh, Kim... I am so very sorry for your loss. I lost a close friend (and my next-door neighbor) a little over a year ago. Breast cancer. She had six-year-old twins. Prayers and hugs for you, her family and your community.

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  42. A very heart-breaking loss. I will be praying for you and those who loved and cared for this wonderful woman... and especially for her husband and girls. A very sad time, only made harder by the holiday season. Praying that God's grace sustains them and brings them comfort and peace.

    Hugs,
    Tanya

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  43. Kim, I am so sorry. I will keep you, and Tracye's family in my prayers.
    Norah

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  44. What a tragic loss for her family and her friends. You are in my prayers.

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  45. My prayers and thoughts are with you.

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  46. Kim,
    I'm so sorry to hear you have lost a dear friend. Our deepest and heartfelt sympathy to all.

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  47. I am so sorry Kim...what a loss and I know you will be such an asset to her family. I will be thinking of all of you.

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  48. I am so sorry to hear this sad news. My heart is hurting for her children, husband, family and friends!

    I'm sorry...

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  49. I'm very sorry to hear this.
    I know she's in a better place, but what a heartwrenching tragedy for her family. I hope y'all can all be a source of strength for each other. May God bless all of you and give you comfort.
    Tamara

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  50. I am so very sorry for both you and her loving family. The loss of a loved one is painful beyond words. May the Heavenly father raise you all with his loving hands up during this most difficult time.

    Fondly~
    Jo

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  51. Kim,
    It's so hard to lose a friend, especially a friend who is a mommy with young children. My heart aches for your loss and her families loss. We will be praying for Tracye's family that they can find some comfort and peace. Praying for you and the peanuts too!
    Kim and Katiebug

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  52. On our knees in NC for your dear friend and her family. Peace be with you.

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  53. oh Kim, I am so sorry to hear the sad news. May God be with you and Tracye's family. I know the pain you are feeling all too well. I am here if you need me. xo, T

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  54. Oh Kim, what very sad news. My heart goes out to her family and friends.

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  55. I am so sorry for the loss of your dear friend. I will be sending positive thoughts and prayers your way. One thing that has helped zoey and i lately with a rash of deaths in our family is to think of "10 best things about....in your case Tracye". It is amazing how comforting it can be, besides it is wonderful way to remember your friend and loved one.

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  56. I am so sorry for your loss. It's hard to see someone so young with so much to offer taken too young. We lost a friend 2 weeks before Thanksgiving. It's hard indeed.

    My thoughts and prayers to you, your friend and her family.

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