Monday, September 8, 2014

Sunflowers For Tina #LifeIsGood

Just a couple of weeks ago a very beautiful spirit left this world.  I never met her, but she befriended me this April during the A to Z Challenge.  She said that we "had to be friends" because we had so much in common :)  How could I say no to that?  Tina was always there to lend a few words of positivity and truly believed that "Life Is Good".

Tina you will be missed.  God Bless you!  May the Lord give your family peace and love during this terrible time.  I hope that it brings your family some comfort by seeing how much influence your spirit had in this world...with people who never even had the privilege to meet you face to face.

I didn't plant a sunflower, or buy one...I'm afraid that at this point in the season they won't grow fully.  But...I promise that next spring I will plant a whole handful in your honor!  Below is a pic of the sunflowers that grow in one of my neighbors backyards.  She gave me permission to post her pic.

Rest in Peace sweet lady...



The family has also set up the Downey Education Fund, which will go toward a college fund for Tina’s two boys. You can donate via this link: - See more at: http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/#sthash.9Dey9BOc.dpuf
If anyone would like to donate money to the Downey Education Fund, which will go toward the college funds for Tina's two boys, please click below...
The family has also set up the Downey Education Fund, which will go toward a college fund for Tina’s two boys. You can donate via this link: - See more at: http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/#sthash.9Dey9BOc.dpuf






19 comments:

  1. I may have to plant some sunflowers next year too. Thanks for sharing a lovely pic. It was nice of your neighbor to let you share it with us.

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    1. I planted sunflowers only once, a few years ago...and with my black thumb they didn't do so well! Next year I will try much, much harder!

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  2. Tina will be missed, thank you... she has many friends on this globe!

    Jeremy

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    1. Agreed Jeremy...she will be missed.

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  3. I think whenever I see a sunflower now I will think of Tina.

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  4. Those are gorgeous! Tina would love them!

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    1. I'm sure she would. I hope she sees each and every one that is posted today in her honor!

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  5. Tina had a way of popping into peoples lives and giving them joy!

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    1. Yes she did! She always had something positive to say.

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  6. Amen! She had such a wonderful spirit and heart for people.

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  7. Love the beautiful, larger-than-life picture... it's reminiscent of Tina's beautiful and larger-than-life spirit...
    Life is good!

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  8. So huge! I'll be planting in the spring as well. And I'll have to put a force field around them so they won't get eaten again.
    Very nice post.
    Thank you,
    Heather

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  9. Indeed, how could anyone say no to that. :)

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  10. Your neighbors sunflowers are so bright yellow - really lovely. And next year you will have a handful of them smiling up at you.

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  11. wow, they are so gorgeous! glad to meet you through Tina :)

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  12. Hiya .. I hope to plant the seed from the sunflowers I managed to buy .. and then we will have sunflowers everywhere!! Tina was such an amazing person ... so helpful and so full of the zest of life .. Cheers Hilary

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  13. Love the larger-than-life photo! Great tribute to a wonderful person!

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  14. Your neighbor has some lovely sunflowers! Great pic.

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