Monday, December 21, 2009

Almost a year......

Last year about 1:30 Christmas afternoon, I was checking my email when I got a message that had numbed me. Chelle wrote to tell me that Liquid had passed away the day before. I then posted the news here, then went to my in laws as my grand kids had more gifts to open.

When I returned home that day, I called Chelle to get the details, she told me what had happened. Over time, I had heard from other friends and family. I found that some of her family had been reading my tribute posts, even before Amias took charge of having people link their posts on Suzanne's blog.

The past week or so, I've been in contact with other bloggers and former bloggers who have been thinking a lot of her lately. Leesa left a message in the online guest book last week. Amias just left one today. Suzanne is still missed.

Michelle had asked me to send out a prayer request for Suzanne's family and I'm using this post for that. Suzanne left behind her parents, Jerry and Betty White, her son Campbell, daughter, Isabella, brother Greg, sister in law Ronna, and niece Maddy. Pray that they will have peace as they deal with this loss during the holiday season.

Campbell pops up on my Facebook page every now and again. It about tore my heart out this past Mother's Day when he simply posted "Mother's Day sucks for me this year." I had a rough time on the first Mother's day without my mom and I was 48.

And if you weren't familiar with Liquid Illusion, go on over and see the work of the one many of us miss terribly.

This is also posted at the Prayer Hubs.

9 comments:

Shelley said...

I remember this last year about your poor dear friend Cliff. So tragic for her family. I wish them peace.

dons_mind said...

yeah cliff - i still find myself clicking over to liquid's site every now and again.....she was certainly very special. may she rest in peace...

Hope you and the family have a Merry Christmas Cliff! enjoy it!

Amias said...

I was thinking about you Cliff ..
When we love someone it's hard to let go, especially when one feel that the lost was so very unnecessary. I saw Campbell's post over at Facebook, and it broke my heart, knowing that as bad as Mother Day was, Christmas Eve will be worst.

Yes, I joined with you in sending my prayers and best wishes to the family, as I know it must be hard for them right about now.

From my family to yours, Happy Holidays to you and your readers .. and God bless you all.

Much love,
Amias

Busy Bee Suz said...

I will add Suzanne's family to my prayers.

clean and crazy said...

i remember it was through i think jenns blog that posted and i followed it to you. it was very sad and yet something was positive about it, the feeling like this is a place that is safe.

it made me feel safe to come here and keep coming back and here i am, this tragedy brought me to you and other new people in my life today. suzanne brought me to you. i thank her for that she is truly a blessing, and so are you cliff, thanks for the card!!

Ms Hen said...

..........a million hugs on your loss. (hugs)

Awake In Rochester said...

I've been thinking about her too and just posted something. I will be praying for her family. I lost my mother around Christmas, and it has never been the same. It's a horible time to lose a close relitive.

Mojo said...

Cliff,

I did a couple of pieces recently in Suzanne's memory, and I've posted the links on her blog, but I wanted you to know about them in particular. Because one of them I wrote with you in mind. (You'll know which one.)

Today would normally be when we gather to submit for 55 Flash Fiction Friday. But G-Man (the host) felt -- and justifiably so -- that people would have too much to do to worry with posting links. all the same, since today is Christmas Eve and since it was on 55 Flash Fiction Friday where I first "met" Suzanne, I had already written and scheduled this one.

55 Flash (non) Fiction Friday #58: All Feathers


The other piece was a prompt for One Single Impression, which I'm not a regular on, but it offered me an outlet. So I took it.

One Single Impression: Junction

You probably knew her better than most of us here in "Blogaritaville". And I remember how hard you took it when the news came out. I hope it's easier now, with the passage of time and the opportunity to reflect.

Peace to you and yours this season.

Syd said...

Odd about this because I went to Liquid's blog yesterday. It is hard to believe that she decided to move on to the other side. I am sure that this Christmas was hard on her family.