She loved sock monkeys…

Hey there. It’s been a rough week for us here. On Saturday my sister-in-law passed away after a long battle with cancer. I am trying not to focus on the sadness but remember the fun, happy optimistic woman that she was. She loved sock monkeys,  lawn gnomes, the Wizard of Oz and mostly her family and friends. She was a talented lady, she made quilts, dolls, jewelry and most importantly she made every person she met feel special.  When you get married you never know what you are getting yourself into as far as in-laws go but I was so lucky to marry in to such a loving family.  I’ll never forget her loud boisterous laugh and her sense of humor. There has been a hole left by her passing but our lives are all the better for having been in hers. Wanda, we love you and will miss you always.

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32 Responses

  1. Sending you blessings and healing prayers for you and your family. I’m sorry for your loss.


  2. So sorry for your loss. It is a battle dealing with cancer and very important to remember the joy. What a great sock money card.

  3. My sincere condolences on the loss of your loved one…(it is especially poignant to me, as a sock monkey nut!)…I pray you all continue to feel her love & presence every day and that your hearts heal quickly. She is certainly still with each and every one of you, watching over you and oozing love from within your hearts. I especially feel your pain today, having lost a beloved uncle this past week. Many blessings to you!

  4. Oh, Lindsay. I’m sorry for your loss.

  5. So sorry for your loss. Love the card.

  6. Beautiful card and beautiful memories… So sorry for your family’s loss. It’s wonderful that you celebrate her memory.

  7. Hi Lindsay, My condolences to your family. So Sad for us here to loose one we love and want to share our lives with.

  8. I am very sorry. Cancer can be so cruel. I lost two relatives and one long-time family friend from cancer in 2011.

  9. Such a sweet tribute to your sister in law. Sad times for alot of folks these days…hold on tight to those around you, thanks for sharing your sadness and all you bright inspirations with us, we are here for you..

  10. Lindsay,
    I would like to offer my sincere condolescences for the loss of your sister in law. The world is a better place for her having been here. May you find comfort in knowing that she is in a better place and no longer in pain. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

  11. So sorry to hear of the sad death of your sister-in-law, Lindsay. She sounds a wonderful person. I am sure it went both ways, and that she rejoiced to have you join her family too, being the bright, generous, creative and lovely person you are. I am sure she willl be sadly missed. My condolences to you all at this very sad time.


  12. Lindsay I am sending hugs across the miles. How wonderful that you have so many great memories of someone who sounds a lot like you!!!

  13. I am so sorry for your loss Lindsay. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Good for you and your family to focus on the happy times, sounds like she was a wonderful person!

  14. So very sorry

  15. What a lovely post! Sending love and prayers your way.

  16. I am praying for you at this difficult time, I am so sorry for your loss. To focus on the good and positive is the best in time you will heal but never forget

    Cyber hugs to you

  17. My Deepest sympathy to all your family.
    Izabel and family

  18. I’m so sorry for your loss, I will send prayers to you and your family.

  19. A great big hug to you and yours Lindsay! The celebration ofyour sister-in-law’s life, and sweet memories are a real treasure!!!

  20. I am so sorry for your lost Lindsey. When you smile from now on, she will be smiling and laughing with you. God Bless you and your family.

  21. I am so sorry, Lindsey. You’ll never hear of or see a sock monkey without remembering the good times.

  22. So sorry to hear of your loss, Lindsey. My prayers and sympathy to
    you and your family. Take care. RuthAn

  23. So sad to hear. No words can help the hurt you are all feeling right now. God Bless .

  24. death is heart breaking….but it’s how you remember the passing person that make you smile every time you think of her…
    Blessings and hugs to your husband and your family

  25. I am so sorry for your loss. Try to dwell only on the wonderful memories and not the terrible illness.

  26. So sorry to hear of your loss. That was such a beautiful tribute. I’m reminded of the following from “The Mighty”– “When someone so great once was, then someone so great will always be.” She lives in your heart, your memories and your laughter. So love, cherish and laugh and she will always be with you.

  27. So sorry for the lost of your sister in law

  28. I’m so sorry for your loss… sending you prayers and love.

  29. So sorry for your loss. I hope you find peace in the loving memories that you have of your time with her. May God bless you all at this difficult time.

  30. I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of such an amazing woman. Wishing your family healing and love this Christmas.

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