Monday, January 3, 2011

I'll Be Seeing You


Sorry to start this year off on a negative note but I wanted to explain why you won't be hearing much from me for a while. Our best friend Derek lost his brave battle with brain cancer last night. We are heartbroken but thankful that he is finally at peace. We will never ever forget the vibrant, loving, caring, fun-loving man he was.



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70 comments:

Katie said...

I'm so sorry :( Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

My sympathies and hugs for you, J, and Derek's family.

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

So sorry to hear this, sweetie. You are with us.

Diana Mieczan said...

Ohh I am so very sorry, sweetie. I am going to keep you all in my thoughts. Warm hugs
Muah

Collette Osuna said...

OMG Sweetie....I am so very sorry:( Your friend will be in my prayers.....

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Fay said...

Dawn ,its a sad time for you but you were a wonderful friend for Derek and his family,and the memories of that frienship will always be in your heart.Fay xxx

Charlie, Feminine Bravery said...

Oh no, I'm so sorry. My cousin died of leukemia a few years ago, and I remember being sad but still glad her hurt and pain was over and she was at peace, finally.

xxx Charlie
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Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

Dawn, I'm deeply deeply sorry, thinking of you from here. Be sttrong, lots of love xoxo

Debby said...

Dawn, I am so sorry to hear that you lost a dear friend. It is awful to watch someone battle cancer and there is some comfort knowing they are no longer in pain. Thinking of you and you are in my prayers. xoxo

Haute World said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your friend. May he rest in peace and may he continue to live on in your memories.

The Gourmet Traveller said...

I'm so sorry for you, Dawn.

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

oh my love - my heart just sank - MANY heartfilled thoughts and prayers for everyoen involved! - i can not imagine the pain u are in - a big heartfelt *hug* - sending lots of love!!!!

*kiss kiss*
Erika
~Tiptoe Butterfly~

Karen said...

I am sorry to hear about your friend. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Big hugs!

Sasha {Everything Fabulous} said...

So sorry to hear about your loss Dawn.. ! Sending you love and prayers your way... agh cancer

Sara Bentley @ Purses Pastries Etc... said...

So extremely sorry for your loss... there are no words that are adequate enough. Blessings to him, his family and his friends...

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

friend, im so sorry. my prayers are with you all.

Aesthetic Alterations said...

Being with your friends is where you should be. Take care. xx

coolkids said...

Oh My gosh Dawn, I am so sorry to hear that. Your post brought chills and tears...You and Dereks family are in my thoughts and prayers. Take care of yourself.

Tucker said...

I am so so sorry. my heart goes out to ya'll and his family. xxo

Kristin said...

I'm so sorry to hear that!!! It might not be to much help, but you won my giveaway today!

Kristin xo

SMK said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, thinking of you during this difficult time. xxx

and flowers pick themselves said...

oh, dawn. i just teared up. i'm so so sorry for your loss. god, i hate cancer.

HUGS!

xo Alison

Abby said...

I am so terribly sorry to hear about your loss. Prayers are with his family.

B. in the Know said...

Oh my goodness, I am so sorry to hear about your loss!
Much love,
B

Alleen said...

I am truly sorry to hear about your loss! My thoughts and prayers are with you and his family during this difficult time! Take the time to grieve... big hugs your way!!

honey my heart said...

so sorry to hear about your loss. my thoughts & prayers go out to you.

Tabitha said...

Iam so sorry that darkness has fallen.
We are all in this together, come back when you are ready and be uplifted by all of your lovely readers

Sniff said...

Oh...how incredibly sad! My sincere condolences for your tragic loss.

Stacey said...

Oh Dawn, i'm very sorry to hear such sad news. I'll be keeping you and his family in my prayers. Take your time to heal. Lots of love and hugs to you! XX

Marie-Ève said...

I am really sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and sending you strength from afar.

shari @ little blue deer said...

So, so sorry to hear this, Dawn. I will email.

classiq said...

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I know how it is to lose a loved one, all my sympathies for you and his family.

Mo said...

I'm so sorry Dawn--all my best to you and Derek's loved ones. xoxo

Dancing Branflake said...

I am so sorry. Take care, my friend.

Taj Acosta said...

Very sorry my dear, prayers with you. xo -Taj

La Boheme said...

Dearest Dawn, I'm sending you many hugs and good thoughts to his family. Stay strong. xoxo

natwhat said...

Love you sweetie.

Valerie said...

I'm so sorry for the tragic loss of your friend. Keeping you and your friend's family in my thoughts and prayers.

Kristin said...

I'm so so sorry for your loss. My prayers will be with you and his family!

Meghan said...

I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. Sending lots of hugs and prayers your way!

Sarah said...

Oh gosh, I am so very sorry. Sending you positive thoughts and energy.

Rachel @ Little Bits of Lovely said...

Dawn, I am saddened to hear your terrible news, and so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you xx

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Oh, Dawn, I'm so very sorry. I stopped by to touch base after having been away over the holidays and say that I'm back only to see such sad news that has happened in your life. Honey, I'm so sorry and my thoughts are with you. Much love and kisses.

very married said...

My heart goes out to you and his family and friends.

Connie @ Sogni e Sorrisi said...

How awful. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you, J, and Derek's family and friends. xoxo

designstiles said...

Oh my goodness, my sympathies to you and anyone who knew him.

Design Elements said...

so sorry...a big hug to you

Josie ♥ Savoir Weddings ♥ said...

I'm so sorry my love. xx

annie markantonatou said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. I really understand how you feel!
these are the unfair things that life brings you..

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Melanie's Randomness said...

Oh dear I'm soo sorry to hear about losing your friend. May he rest in peace.

Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

My deepest condolences!
May he rest in peace~
Life is so fragile indeed.

HUGS*

Rachel {Inspiration in Italy} said...

I'm so sorry to hear this darling. My prayers and thoughts are with you and may you find the strength through this hard time! Many hugs friend. xoxo

SabinePsynopsis said...

I'm so sorry, Dawn. Take good care of yourself, and come back when you feel like it again... xoxo

style'n said...

Dawn-such sad news...he was so young. Thinking of you during this difficult time.
xoxo,
naina

Rhiannon Nicole said...

You, Derek and family and friends are in my thoughts Dawn. Thinking and praying for everyone as you go through this tough time. Big hugs! xo

Oh, My Darling said...

You and Derek's family are in my thoughts and prayers. Stay strong!

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

Oh dawn...so sorry to hear about this loss. thoughts are with you and derek's friends/family...

Cara said...

Dawn,
I am just reading this now, and wanted to send my deepest sympathy to you and your family and friends. I am so sorry for your loss.
Cara

Absolutely Ladylike said...

I'm so sorry to hear this dear Dawn. My prayers will be with you and his family.

Evi

Andrea said...

I am very sorry for your loss. Much love.

jessica said...

so sorry for your loss... keeping you in my prayers!

The Zhush said...

Oh Dawn, I just found out your sad news now...I am so sorry. I lost a good friend, my friend's husband to brain cancer almost two years ago to the date...its so awful, I am so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you!
xx
Sue

Sharon (The Backseat Stylers) said...

Very sad to hear this...sorry for your loss Dawn.

this free bird said...

Dawn you've been on my mind a lot today. Just stopping by to check in.

Hugs to you and yours,
Carrie

The Simply Luxurious Life said...

Dawn, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this tough time. xo

colores said...

Dear Dawn, I am desolated! Hugs from colores!

Sarah said...

Dawn, I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family. Sarah x

Café Bellini said...

I am so sorry to hear about this. It's so sad. I hope you are doing ok.

Annie said...

So sorry again Dawn..

Bromeliad said...

So sorry. He looks so young.