Thursday, January 26, 2012

~ Checking in ~

(Shabbyfrenchforme)

Hi friends
I wanted to check in with you and let you know why Ive been so absent from blogging recently.
I lost my beautiful aunt Jenny.
Thank you to my blog/facebook friends for all of the love and supportive comments in regards to my aunt Jenny passing away from cancer last week.
I was with her when she passed after a 2 year battle with cancer.
She was only 48
She was not only beautiful on the outside but she was even more beautiful on the inside
She was the kindest and most caring person
She was a true angel on earth
but..
now she is with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ
and that gives my family comfort.

(Jenny)

Be sure to take the time to let your family and friends know how much you love them.
Life is too short.
(  This song by U2 reminds me of my aunt )

I've been finding it hard to get inspired to blog about antiques, finds etc. when going through this loss.
I'm hoping to be inspired and creative again soon.
xo,
Rachel

55 comments:

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

So sorry to hear that! Your exactly right, life is very short....Enjoy each day at the fullest.

Rusty Hinge said...

Oh Rachel, my heart goes out to you and your family. I pray for comfort and peace during this time. I just want to reach through the computer and give you a huge hug.
Your friend,
Maria

Becky C said...

I'm so sorry, Rachel...
Sending prayers & hugs your way, sweetie :)

Sarah (my yellow house) said...

Rachel,
I am so sorry. Though I'm sure you wish she were with you...imagine the beautiful hands she's in now.

Let us all not forget how short and precious life really is ~
xo Sarah

Rachel Pallas said...

Thank you so much friends xo

Sarah said...

So sorry for your families loss, that is so terrible that she had to go so young. May she rest in peace.

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. I will be keeping your family in my prayers.

Renee from Where the Grass is Greener said...

So sorry to hear this. Sending prayers your way.

Blondie's Journal said...

I'm so sorry about your Aunt Jenny, Rachel. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

XO,
Jane

Candylei said...

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your Aunt. Your picture silver is beautiful!!

Ashley said...

I'm so sorry for your family's loss Rachel, I will certainly pray for you all.....I agree with you, we need to focus on our family and really let each of them know how much we love them.....My husband lost his grandfather a week ago and today is the funeral...it's a hard thing to grasp the death of someone so dear......Xoxoxo

ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! said...

Oh~-My~Heart... Sooooo YOUNG...
So sorry for your loss Rachel...
Warm Hugs... Jeanine Burkhardt

Ticking and Toile said...

So sorry to hear of your loss Rachel. You are so right...life is too short & it hurts so much to lose someone so dear.

{{big hugs}}

Shellagh

kerrie of sea cottage said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. Take your time to grieve. I understand. It does put life into perspective. But just so you know, we all need gentle beauty to wash away the rough troubles of this world and your blog does that. ox

michelle said...

Rachel I am so very sorry. I hope you can take some time to heal and I am thinking about you and your family. Sending you hugs.
xoxoxo

Whimsical Whites said...

Hi Rachel,
We are so sorry that you and your family are feeling this painful loss.
Kathy and Kris

NanaDiana said...

She has a beautiful face but I believe that she was probably even more beautiful inside...and that sustains you. It is hard to know why God chooses to bring someone Home so early when leaving this Earth leaves such a gaping hole. Blessings to you as you deal with the day to day anguish of missing her. xo Diana ps. I choose to believe that God's kingdom is a little bit brighter because of her.

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

What sad news Rachel. Enjoy this time surrounded by your families love, your blogging friends will be here waiting for you when the time is right.♥

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

Hi Rachel,

I'm so very sorry to hear about the loss of your dear aunt. Sending over tons of prayers & hugs your way!!!


Hugs & Blessings,
Jessie

Passionate for White said...

I so sorry for the loss of your dear, sweet Aunt Jenny.

katrina said...

Oh Rachel.....I am so, so, sorry for your loss. And you are right, there is such comfort knowing a loved one (anyone)who passes,is with Jesus when they know Him as their Savior, But we still miss, them and mourn for them. I will pray for peace that passes all understanding....peace that only God can give you. Thank you for the reminder that we just don't know how long any of us have and not to let a moment go by without telling those around us that we love them! Praying, katrina

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Tricia said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Rachel. I wish I could give you a big hug. Best wishes and prayers to you and your family ♥

miss flibbertigibbet said...

Sending love your way...she is at peace now and will have a joyous and wonderful time forever. You will see her again and be able to give her the biggest hug!!
Lorraine

Karena said...

Rachel, I am so sorry. She was taken much too young! Your family is in my thoughts and prayers!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Linen and Burlap said...

I have been busy and away from blogs for a week or so. I just sat down for a moment to take a look at your beautiful blog and read today's post. I am so sorry for the loss of your aunt. I know how how hard that can be. Take care -Diana

Debby said...

So sorry. She sure was beautiful and sooo young. So sad. May God place some peace in your heart.

Fresh Vanilla For C said...

Hi Rachel~~
Hugs your way. It is time for you to take time for yourself and your family. The blog world will still be here when you are ready to be back.
xo~~
Cheryl

Evi said...

I am so sorry for your loss. That is so very young. It tells us again to appreciate every day, and not sweat the small stuff.
She is in God's hands now...no better place to be.
I am sending you prayers.
Hugs,
Evi

Deborah said...

So sorry Rachel.
Rembering you in this time of great loss.

Much love,
Deborah xoxo

Susan said...

So sorry to hear your news, Rachel. Take all the time you need to grieve and remember your Aunt.
Take care,
Susan

Shabbygal said...

Sorry to hear of your loss. i just lost my mom in August and I know it is hard when you lose someone but glad you take comfort that she is with Jesus. That comforts me too! Hugs, Traci

Polly said...

I'm sorry for your loss Rachel. I lost my dad to cancer. awful thing to watch and experience. my heart is with you!

hugs

polly

chateau chic said...

What a comfort to know that your aunt if with the Lord, out of her pain and suffering. I trust God's peace that passeth all understanding to be with you and your family.
Mary Alice

Petite Michelle Louise said...

so very sorry for your loss...i will keep you in my thoughts and prayers!

maggie said...

I'm so very sorry for your loss.
May you find comfort in memories of happy times with your dear aunt. God Bless.

Debbie said...

Oh honey, you take all the time you need. There is no time limit on grief. You can tell what a sweet spirit your aunt had by her eyes.
What a blessing she must have been in your life.
Big hugs.
xxoo

Full Circle Creations said...

I'm so sorry about your Aunt Jenny. She was too young but she's not suffering anymore. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Take all the time you need.

Holly

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

Oh Rachel, I am so sorry you and your family is going through this pain. So young! It sounds like she was a truly special aunt to you. My prayers go out to you!

~Shanon

SIMONA said...

...a kiss for your and for jenny from my heart..simona

Valerie@chateaualamode.typepad.com said...

Oh I'm so sorry for your loss Rachel. May God grant you peace and comfort at this time. Sending you a big hug.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

I'm sorry to hear of your loss, Rachel. Your Aunt does exude beauty in this photo. Blessings to you and your family.

A Cottage Muse said...

So sorry Rachel...sending a hug to you.

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Oh i am sorry to hear about Jenny. She looked like a love. So young~it just doesn't seem fair. xo

Rachel Pallas said...

Thank you all so much for your kind words~ I really appreciate it~ xoxo

Heaven's Walk said...

Oh Rachel....I am so very sorry for your loss. You're right...48 is way too young to be called home. But I'll bet that she knew how much she was loved and what a special family she had been blessed with. Praying for you and your family, sweetie. ♥

xoxo laurie

GardenGirl said...

Much love and a hug to you Rachel.

deb

pballard said...

Rachel-
I am at a loss for words, I lost a niece to cancer at 31. I was with her at the last also.. I miss her so much. My mom has lung cancer and my brother in law has bladder cancer. I pray for comfort and peace daily for all who battle cancer. God is good and provides strength each day! Blessings to you and yours. Thanks for sharing you blog with us all.. You are an inspiration to me!

summersoul said...

Rachel,
I am so sorry to hear this. I will pray for you and your family.

MC

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

Rachel,
I read your post yesterday.
You and your family have been in my thoughts and prayers since. Jenny was young and beautiful. How sweet and loving of you to share her spirit and beauty.

Would you please send me your address in an email?. I would like to send something special to you and your family.
~Lynne
[w/L]

Ivy and Elephants said...

I am sorry for the lost of your beautiful aunt. We understand and support you in taking the time that you need.
Big hugs and God's word,
Patti

Allison said...

I am so sorry for your loss, Rachel. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Burlap Luxe said...

O, dear Rachel praying for you and your family. It is such a blessing to be able to lean on the Love of our Lord.

A beautiful posting for Jenny.

xoxo
Dore

Gail said...

Hello there..so sorry for your loss....sending you a hug....xxx...Gail x

Lara said...

I am so sorry to hear that - she sounds like she was such a special person to you. I have been off the computer all week & I'm just now reading your news. My heart goes out to you sweet Rachel ((HUGS))
Lara