I knew Louise and will deeply miss her. She was an embodiment of what God wanted us to be. I know that, like Judy, Tom and Jim, I will keep her in my thoughts.
I saw the following when one of my relatives passed away and have kept it. It made me feel better, and I hope it does the same for you:
I'm writing this from heaven where I dwell with God above. Where there's no more tears or sadness, there's just eternal love.
Please do not be unhappy, just because I'm out of sight. Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon, and night.
That day I had to leave you, when my life of earth was through, God picked me up and hugged me and said√¢‚Ç¨¬¶"I welcome you. It's good to have you back again. You were missed while you were gone. As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on."
Then God gave me a list of things He wished for me to do. And foremost on that list of mine is to watch and care for you.
I will be beside you every day and week and year. When you're sad I'm standing there to wipe away the tear. When you think of my life on earth and it sometimes brings you tears. Do not be afraid to cry. It does relieve the pain. Remember there would be no flowers unless there was some rain.
When you are walking down the street and you've got me on your mind, I'm walking in your footsteps only a half a step behind.
And when you feel that gentle breeze, or the wind upon your face, that's me giving you a great big hug or just a soft embrace.
It's always God's philosophy and I'd like it for you too, that as you give unto the world, so the world will give to you.
If you can help somebody who is in sorrow or in pain, then you can say to God at night, "My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented that my life it was worthwhile, knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.
So if you meet somebody who is down and feeling low, just lend a hand to pick him up as on your way you go.
And when it's time for you to go from that body to be free, remember you're not going, you're coming here to me.
Tom and Nicole - We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family during your time of healing.
My friend, Tom Dohr, from Appleton called this morning to let me know of your Mom's passing. I am so glad we stopped to see her last summer when we came through town. I always enjoyed our short visits. I hope you are all doing well. If you ever come through Steamboat Springs, let me know!
I am very sorry to hear of your loss. All of us here at NBC26 and NEW Sports Showdown share our deepest sympathies in your hour of need.
I am so sorry for your loss! I will greatly miss Louise....she was a most pleasant stop on my route! Thanks for letting me see her. God bless you all, I will be praying for you. Mo
We're writing from Fond du Lac as we fondly remember your mother as a friend to our mothers: Millie Tack and Thelma Twohig. They were great bridge partners! As a Tack girl, I remember celebrating July 25th birthdays as my brother Walt and one of you boys shared that special day...what fun!
I remember Judy as well....
Sincere sympathies to your family!