I've Lost A Good Friend And Fellow Cake Decorator!

Lounge By young9 Updated 26 Jun 2010 , 8:12pm by asanchez

young9 Posted 17 Jun 2010 , 7:54pm
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we had a freak storm in our very small community last night and my friend had a house about 3 miles from town. i think the National Weather Service has determined it was a downburst. her house was picked up and flipped over like a pancake and landed 250 feet off its base. it was a brand new modular home, she had only been in it around a year or so. her husband is in the hospital with some broken bones and his surgery went well, my friend however died shortly after arriving at the hospital. she was an amazing woman and an inspiration to me, she was the first person to show me how to properly form certain borders and i was hooked on cakes from there. she will be greatly missed by so many people!

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mbasic Posted 17 Jun 2010 , 8:03pm
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I am so sorry to hear of your (and their) loss. Hugs to you and prayers for this family.

mamawrobin Posted 17 Jun 2010 , 8:09pm
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I am so sorry to hear about your friend. I've always said "I'm good at a lot of things, but I'm not good at loosing people". It's just so hard to loose people that we have in our lives. I will be praying for her husband and YOU!

Melvira Posted 17 Jun 2010 , 8:11pm
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Oh my gosh, how horribly tragic. I'm very sorry for your loss of a friend and mentor. Blessings to her family as they try to rebuild their lives without her.

HobbyCaker Posted 17 Jun 2010 , 8:15pm
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So sorry to hear about the loss of your friend, my prayers are with you, her family and your community.

Thanksharla Posted 17 Jun 2010 , 8:19pm
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I am so sorry for your loss.

icer101 Posted 17 Jun 2010 , 8:31pm
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I am so sad as i read this. I am sorry for YOUR loss and HER families loss. Hope her husband will continue to improve.

Loucinda Posted 17 Jun 2010 , 8:31pm
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I am so sorry to hear of your loss. True friends are a blessing in our lives, and it is so difficult to loose them. I will keep both of your families in my prayers.

kimmisue2009 Posted 17 Jun 2010 , 8:35pm
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I try not to question, but I do truly look forward to the day when I will understand how something like that fits into God's plan. My heart hurts for you and her dear husband and I will add you all to my prayer list.

KHalstead Posted 17 Jun 2010 , 8:35pm
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How aweful for you and her family and other friends. Was her house the only one affected?? I've seen the aftermath of these "downbursts" absolutely devastating! Worse than a tornado in most cases and just so unredictable!

I also will pray for you and her family and the community that will miss out on a wondeful part of it I'm sure!

jbellsgirl92 Posted 17 Jun 2010 , 8:37pm
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I too am very sorry for your loss. My prayers will go to your family as well as hers as they learn to cope with the loss and tragedy. I pray for speedy recovery for all those affected.

KSMill Posted 17 Jun 2010 , 8:45pm
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I am so sorry about your loss. I will pray for you and her family.

Rachel5370 Posted 17 Jun 2010 , 8:47pm
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Prayers and thoughts for you and everyone else loved her.

kse Posted 17 Jun 2010 , 8:51pm
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Prayers your way and to the family.

tweeter_bug98 Posted 17 Jun 2010 , 8:53pm
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Thoughts and prayers are being sent your way.

iamcakin Posted 17 Jun 2010 , 9:06pm
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So sorry to hear about this.
You and her family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

DeeDelightful Posted 17 Jun 2010 , 9:10pm
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I am so sorry to hear of your loss, also. It's never easy on anyone. Keep your strength and continue bake/decorate in her honor.

fiddlesticks Posted 17 Jun 2010 , 9:11pm
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Oh I'm so sorry to hear such sad news!

MyDiwa Posted 17 Jun 2010 , 9:21pm
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I'm so terribly sorry to hear about your friend. I hope in spite of the trauma she felt little if any pain. Sometimes really bad injuries send your body into shock and you don't feel pain. It's a small thing, but can provide such comfort to you when you're past the acute stage of grieving. A friend who sets you off to discovering something so wonderful about yourself is a treasure. After a while, when the pain has dulled, you'll start to find yourself smiling when you think of her instead of crumpling into tears and the great thing is that you shared a wonderful passion and relationship that will give you happy memories to think back on and help you heal.

So sorry again.

doofusmongerbeep Posted 17 Jun 2010 , 9:27pm
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My condolences for your loss.

Herekittykitty Posted 17 Jun 2010 , 9:37pm
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So terribly sorry for your loss. Thoughts are with you, her family and your community.

infinitsky Posted 17 Jun 2010 , 9:41pm
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I am so sorry for your loss of a friend. You, your community and her family are in my prayers...

superstar Posted 17 Jun 2010 , 10:01pm
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Such a horrible freaky disaster. My heart goes out to her family & friends. God Bless you all.

scorpio711 Posted 17 Jun 2010 , 10:11pm
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So sad to read you post. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Just remember God works in mysterious ways. something good will happen after this tradgedy

morrisaz2004 Posted 17 Jun 2010 , 10:15pm
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I am so sorry for such a great loss. I hope that in time, you will be able to remember all of the wonderful things about your friend and each time you decorate a cake, you will remember that a part of your dear friend will be with you forever. I will keep you and her family in my thoughts and prayers.

ayerim979 Posted 17 Jun 2010 , 10:24pm
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I am very sorry you have lost your friend. My prayers will be with you and her family.

bobwonderbuns Posted 17 Jun 2010 , 10:33pm
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How horrible!! Just last week in Michigan we had the same thing happen -- a house "rolled" across the street with a lady in it, but thankfully she only broke her ankle. Unfortunately the whole town is devastated and I think seven people died as a result of this storm's havoc. Our hearts and thoughts go out to you and her family.

JulieMN Posted 17 Jun 2010 , 10:37pm
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I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your friend. My thoughts and prayers will be with you and her family during this difficult and unexpected time.

cakebaby59 Posted 17 Jun 2010 , 10:43pm
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So very sorry for your loss. I will pray for you and the family of your friend.

kakeladi Posted 17 Jun 2010 , 10:44pm
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Being in the process of grieving myself I have a sense of what you and her family will go thru. Prayers are and will continue to be lifted up for all involved.
As others have said, give praise to God for the knowledge she passed on to you each time you decorate. Then find someone that you can pass knowledge on to icon_smile.gif

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