Linda was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in the summer of 2008. After three surgeries and two types of chemotherapy, she passed away on March 26th 2009. Lindas’ spirit, smiles and loving ways will continue to live on in our memories and in the way we live our lives. She was, and will always be, the strongest, most caring woman i’ll ever know. Rest in peace my love, I will love you always. JC
They say if you are lucky, you will find “the love of your life”, your soul-mate. Fortunately, I found mine. Sadly, I had to let her go. I am left with beautiful memories, a changed soul, and many questions.
Now, sometimes I wonder…..
Did she know I thought about her when I woke up each morning, as I drifted to sleep each night, and most of the time in between; and that even when I was not consciously thinking about her, I continually sensed the presence of her love within me?
Did she know I used to sit and look at her as she slept, studying the tranquil beauty on her angel’s face; and that I said little prayers over her asking that sweet serenity would always grace her countenance?
Did she know I admired the way she cared for her family, friends, and anyone in need, and accepted everyone without judgement or criticism; and that she was my role model for how to treat people?
Did she know she went to places in my heart and mind where no one had ever gone before; and that I exposed the totality of my self – – the good, the bad, and the ugly – – because I had such complete and utter trust in her love for me?
Did she know she was the best friend I ever had, and the bond between us had a depth and breadth that could not be severed by anything less than a mutual decision based on true love at it’s most unselfish?
Did she know I loved her profoundly and unconditionally, not just for her loveliness, sexiness, or intelligence (all of which I adored), but more for the grace and goodness that defined her essence to me; and that I marveled at how animals, children, and adults (young and old) were drawn to her gentle warmth like flowers to the morning sun?
Did she know I thanked God daily for intersecting the winding roads of our lives so that my life might be forever changed by the touch of her spirit; and that I believed He sent her as an angel to love me, lift me, and lead me to a better place emotionally and spiritually?
I wonder if she knows that I love her still, not less for the passing of yesterdays without her, but more for knowing what will be missing from all my tomorrows; and that it helps me, when I contemplate the harshness of life in this unyielding world, to remember that out there somewhere is a rare and precious soul – – and she loved me.
Last updated on: 06/02/2010
I love you and miss you so much. I miss your big hugs- so comforting. I know you are watching over us. Love you!
Katrina Cady – 12/21/2009
Linda…there isn’t a day that goes by that we don’t think of you. So many wonderful memories. I still hear your voice, and see your beautiful smile. As we celebrate the holiday season, we will reflect on the joy and goodness you brought to all of our lives. Sweet Linda…we miss you, and will forever love you.
JoAnn & Steve Cady – 12/21/2009
I cannot put into words how much I miss you every single day. Remembering the comfort of your voice & the encouragement in your smile, you continue to inspire me in everything thing I do. I look for you in the hummingbirds and the sweat peas. I love you mama.
Tiffany Cady – 12/21/2009
Linda…God needed and Angel, and so he chose you. We love you, and we miss you. We cherish our wonderful memories of you. I look at your beauiful children and see such a wonderful reflection of you. You are in our hearts today and always..
Karen Tapken – 12/22/2009
Linda..you were in my thoughts today while I was baking my xmas cookies,thinking about how you would have been baking your famous chocolate chip cookies, really made me sad today how I miss you so much.you were my true good friend and my sweet sister-in-law that anyone could ever ask for.I love you and miss you terribly..
connie munzer – 12/22/2009
You are so missed by all, Linda. It’s comforting to know you are with our Lord, free of pain and agony. Til we meet again, I love you……
Kathi Roberson – 12/24/2009
Linda, I’m thinking of you and your family today and wishing you were still walking with us. I’ve been praying for a cure, not only for ovarian cancer, but all cancer. I know you are interceding for us. Give Jesus a kiss for me.
Linda King – 01/04/2010
I miss you soo much
““You’ll get over it…” It’s the clichés that cause the trouble. To lose someone you love is to alter your life for ever. You don’t get over it because ‘it” is the person you loved. The pain stops, there are new people, but the gap never loses. How could it? The particularness of someone who mattered enough to grieve over is not made anodyne by death. This hole in my heart is in the shape of you and no-one else can fit it. Why would I want them to? ”
JC – 02/10/2010
Linda you were on my mind today as I was walking in the garden shop smelling the flowers and saw some tulips and thought of you.. made me smile at you and made me cry..it’s almost been 1 year since you have been gone and still can’t beleive you are gone.. In april aimee is having her baby(a girl) and this will be the first time you will not be here to see her and hold her, I know you will be looking down at her and aimee with that beautiful smile ..I miss you.
connie munzer – 02/13/2010
You left us a year ago today. I miss you sweetheart. Oh, how I miss you.
Betty King – 03/26/2010
Happy Birthday Sweet Linda…we miss and love you.
Karen Tapken – 04/16/2010
Happy Birthday Sweety
JC – 04/16/2010
Happy birthday Linda, a year has gone bye and you are so missed by us all. Delaney loves to go with me to your grave site and put down some pretty flowers for you and a must a butterfly for you.. I’m growing some sweetpeas flowers and when they are tall enough we’ll be bringing them to you and yes another butterfly for you.. miss you so much and love you too.
connie munzer – 04/17/2010
Missing you all of the time.
Dear Aunt Linda…I have been thinking of you a lot lately wondering what advice you could have given me on juggling 3 kids!!! You knew all the tricks on getting my fussy, colicky babies to sleep The kids and I think of you often especially when we see those beautiful butterflies. The other day we were at a swim party when a butterfly came down from the sky and landed on Delaney’s hand. In front of everyone she yelles at the top of her lungs “Look mom aunt Linda is here”. I shed a tear and said you are right, she will always be here I then explained to everyone curious to know the story about how wonderful and special you are to us. I just wanted to let you that know and we have pictures of you in our house and the kids know who you are and always will. We miss you!!! xoxo
Aimee Leslie – 08/03/2010
I once asked God to keep you with me always. Now I know He answered that prayer. And so it is, my love, you can go away, but you can never leave me. For indeed, you are forever in my soul.
Another holiday season is approaching and the pain of you not being here continues.
Happy Birthday Honey, your with me everyday.
JC – 04/18/2011
God I miss you, not a day goes by that I don’t think about you and our life together.
That?s not just logic. That?s raelly sensible.
Ireland Ireland – 06/02/2011
Miss you everyday my love, I know Pop Pop is with you and by your side. Our children are beautiful and you would be proud of what wonderful people they have turned into. Life goes on, but you are with us each and every moment and are truely loved. I miss you so.
JC – 12/07/2011
Cluch Cluch – 02/05/2012
Three years ago today we parted. I think about you everyday and long for your smile, voice and love. You are forever embedded in my mind.
JC – 03/26/2012
Happy Birthday. Miss you
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Santana Santana – 09/03/2012