For Sue...

Please excuse me for not being my usual positive and happy self today....my heart is filled with sadness.

Yesterday a very dear family friend passed away.... from breast cancer.

I really don't feel like blogging today but I also feel like I need to so I can somehow say goodbye....

We didn't have our usual monthly chat about politics, religion, cooking, England and soccer this month because she was too sick to talk on the phone.

We didn't have a chance to tell her how much she meant to us because her decline was so intensely rapid....she was only diagnosed with the cancer in April.

We can't say goodbye in person because she lived in England.

She was only 47.

So, today I am dedicating this post to our dear friend Sue.

We love you, Sue!

The day God called you home

God looked around his garden
And He found an empty place.
He then looked down upon this earth,
And saw your tired face.

He put his arms around you
And lifted you to rest.
God’s garden must be beautiful
He always takes the best.

He knew that you were suffering
He knew you were in pain
He knew that you would never
Get well on earth again.

He saw that the road was getting rough.
And the hills are hard to climb,
So He closed your weary eyelids
And whispered "Peace be thine".

It broke our hearts to lose you
But you didn’t go alone
For part of us went with you
That day that God called you home

Author unknown

I'll be back again tomorrow for my regular Say G'day Saturday Link up. It will be very pink in honour of Sue and all of the other brave women who have fought and who are still fighting this terrible illness.

Blessings and best wishes,

Natasha In Oz 


  1. so sorry for your loss. Cancer is an evil killer straight from the pits of hell.

    Hugs friend.

  2. Oh Natasha how terribly sad. She must've been a very special person. I love that poem you dedicated to Sue. I'd never read it before - it is so beautiful. Sending you a big warm hug. xx

  3. I'm so very sorry. My sister-in-law is going through treatments right now, but the prognosis is good. I even have a friend whose husband has breast cancer. Thank you for posting today even though you did not feel like it. Maybe you woke up someone and inspired them to go get their checkup.
    Ladybug Creek

  4. Oh Natasha. I am so very sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Sue's loved ones in this very sad time. I will send up a special prayer for your friend during the Komen race in two weeks. God Bless.

  5. Natasha

    Tears and a lump in my throat. I can't type much, peace and gentleness to be with her and her family now.


  6. I'm so sorry for the loss of your friend. Hugs, Deb

  7. So sorry. I will keep you in my prayers.

  8. So sorry to read about your dear friend Natasha.
    You have dedicated a lovely poem to Sue.
    Take care,

  9. I am sorry for your loss, Natasha. I lost my dear friend Carol 13 years ago at the age of 48. She was diagnosed at age 39. Sending prayers your way. xo

  10. Oh Natasha, I'm so sad for you too. I know too many people with this horrible disease. My prayers are with you and the family of your friend too. God bless x

  11. So very sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family... Such a terrible disease...I've lost too many to it...


  12. So very sorry for your loss. Wishing you well.....

  13. Oh Natasha. What sad news. Sending you a huge Hobart ♥ J x

  14. Truly sorry for your loss, Natasha.

  15. That took her so fast... I am sorry for the loss of your dear friend.

    xoxo Bunny Jean

  16. Hi Natasha,

    So sad and so young. Very sad news.

    Kel x

  17. So sorry to hear of the loss of your friend. Thinking of you at this time.

  18. Natasha, i am so sorry to hear your sad news. Cathy xx

  19. Hi Natasha,
    what a terrible message. My heart is with you and Sue's family.
    Hugs, Johanna

  20. So very sorry to hear of the sad loss of your friend.

    Much love xxx

  21. I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear friend Sue. Sending some love your way. xo

  22. So sorry to hear your sad news. xx

  23. What a said post darling.....wishing you strength .......it this hard time for you....love love and more love from me...xxx...

  24. Dreadfully sorry to hear your sad news my friend. Sending you hugs and prayers, and for Sue's family. It's far too young to have to go. I lost a friend with this terrible disease when she was only 47, and it's heartbreaking. Please know that we are thinking of you at this sad time.

  25. So sad. We will keep you and all concerned in our prayers.
    Blessings, Audrey

  26. So sorry to hear about your friend's passing, thinking of you.

  27. How heartbreaking Natasha. I am lost for words, other than to say I'm sorry and I really don't know why these terrible things happen. Hugs to you xo

  28. I am so very sorry for your loss.
    A big hug, Annalisa

  29. So sorry for your loss, those words just don't seem like enough. I wish I had more. My heart aches for you and her family. Thinking of you and sending hugs.

  30. So sorry to hear your sad news - thinking of you and sending strength to you and her family.

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  32. I'm so sorry. Cancer is such an swful disease. I've lost loved ones to it and am a cancer survivor myself. I'm praying for you and Sue's family.

    Hugs to you.

  33. I am so sorry for your loss. This was a beautiful tribute to your friend and a lovely poem. I am sending you hugs. It is so sad to see such a young woman taken so suddenly.

  34. Thank you for stopping by http://mrsfoxssweets.com Your post is truly touching and I am very sorry for you loss. Cancer is such a terrible thing, no matter what kind it is.

  35. Way to make me cry! Hugs to you and I am so sorry for your loss. Thanks for introducing me to Jo.

  36. I'm so sorry for the loss of your dear friend!

  37. Hi Natasha...so very sorry for your loss...Thanks so much for visiting my blog with sweet comments.
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  38. So sorry for the loss of your dear friend and not being close to say goodbye in person. Your post dedicated to her is so precious and heartfelt ~ I know just how you feel ~ I lost my father just two weeks ago today. Your poem was so lovely and touching.

  39. Natasha - I am so sorry for your loss. Your dedication to your friend is absolutely beautiful and shows the true love you had for her. I hope you take this time to heal and remember the wonderful things about your friend. Sending you the warmest thoughts.



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