Tuesday, April 5, 2011




I have been blessed with the two best sisters anyone could wish for, we have always been incredibly close and supportive of each other.  My nearest sister (in both age and geography) has always been very enthusiastic about this blog, and has often mentioned how she loves when I personalise the posts, mentioning different family events and occasions.  She told me that when the blog started that I sounded like quite the alcholic!! (not bad for someone who has about two drinks a week!)

It is with the heaviest possible heart that I speak about her recent death in this post - she was such a huge part of my life that this tragic event cannot go unmentioned.  She was always the most generous of people and even at this time she has given me the most precious of gifts - to be allowed to share in the care and nurturing of her three wonderful young children - they were the center of her world, and I just hope I can do half as good a job as she would have.

46 comments:

Rose H (UK) said...

My heart goes out to you and your family - I know how devastating loss can be. You will feel better little by little and your dear sister is always with you in your heart.
I'm certain you will do a fabulous job helping to nurture her children, you have so much shared knowledge with your sister.
Hugs
Rose H

Dom at Belleau Kitchen said...

Xxxxxxx

Sharon said...

It's true that your heart comes out in your posts, and I know your readers enjoy that part of your blog. Thanks for sharing this with us as well. Blessings on you and your family in this time of sadness and change.

Michelle Peters - Jones said...

I am so sorry for your loss! Recently I lost a sister-in-law, and I know that however far away we live, there will always be a void in our lives without them.

Sending you lots of good wishes from all of us, hugs!

At Anna's kitchen table said...

BVG,
I'm so, so sorry for your loss.
I can't begin to imagine what you're going through.
Xxx

manu said...

BG I'm so sorry!Now your sister's children need you and I'm sure you'll be a wonderful and strong aunt for them. Wherever she's now she's looking at you and keeping watch on your family like an angel! Xxx

lily said...

BG, All I can say is how truly sorry I am to hear of your sister's death. Lily xxx

C said...

Thinking of you at such a difficult time in all of your lives. Wishing you strength and courage for the future xxx

Julie said...

Oh my, I'm truly so sorry to hear about your sister. Sending many prayers and good wishes towards you and your family.

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Keeping you, your entire family and especially your sisters three children in my thoughts and prayers - forever.

Mary

yummychunklet said...

Thanks for sharing. I hope you find some comfort in writing this post. My thoughts go out to you and your family.

Hanna said...

I am so sorry for your loss, thoughts are with you and all your family x x

Deirdre said...

oh my dear, Im so sorry to hear this. wishing you and your family all the best at such a difficult time.

Lauren said...

I'm so sorry for your loss BG. Thinking of you and keeping you in my prayers xxxx

Munch and Muse said...

BVG - I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family.

teresa said...

so so sorry to hear of your loss. she sounds like a wonderful person. prayers and love to you and yours at this time.

Kelly-Jane said...

Been thinking of you. xx

theordinarycook said...

Oh BVG I wondered where you were. I am so terribly sorry for your loss. I cannot even begin to imagine. You will do her proud. xx

LF said...

I am very sorry for your loss and my heart goes out to you and your dear ones. xxx

Sugar Plum Cupcake said...

I am so very sorry for your loss.

xx

Please Do Not Feed The Animals. said...

Oh I am so sorry. That must have been a hard post to write. Thinking of you. xxxx Lou.

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

How sorry I am for this great loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Love Susan

Annie said...

I am so so sorry that you've lost your sister. Losing a loved one is so heartbreaking, I wish you and your family all the best.

Chele said...

I am so sorry to hear your sad news. Thinking of you and sending you big hugs and lots of love.

Beth said...

I am so sorry to hear your tragic news. I can't imagine how you must feel to lose a sister. Sending blessings and prayers your way.
Beth

Maxine said...

Oh BVG - how truely sad i was just now to read of your belovered Sisters passing.
So many heart felt sympathies to you from across the miles.
I hope there are many to wrap their arms around you at this time and carry you through this sad journey.
So sorry for your loss

Maxine xx

Hanaâ said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. The bond between sisters is a very special one, that's cherished forever. Memories of her don't pass away; they last a lifetime. And with her children under your care, you'll see some of her in them every day. Wishing you strength in dealing with this loss. Big hugs from across the pond!

Hester Casey said...

So sorry to hear about your loss. That she has allowed you to share in the upbringing of her children is a measure of the huge trust she obviously had in you.

Angela said...

I am so terribly sorry to read of your loss. I have no other words because I cannot pretend to fathom how you must feel.

Vivienne said...

i'm sorry to hear this news...i have a sister too and can't imagine life without her so i dont know what to say except that i hope you get through this difficult time and that im keeping you in my prayers. what a blessing it is to take part in looking after those darlings of your sister!

Chocolate Here said...

Oh pet I cannot believe that I come to your blog to read this sad news. You are in my thoughts and prayers right now. Unfortunately I know what it's like to lose someone so close so I know that there are few if any words that might ease the pain.
But your post remembering her is perfect.

Susan Lindquist said...

Brownie Girl ... I am so very sorry for this family tragedy. I've missed your presence on-line and knew something had happened ... worst possible news. Am sending you a virtual hug ... I hope you feel it over the miles. You and yours will be in my prayers. Come back stronger when you can ...

Love, Susan

June said...

I was so very saddened to read such sad news about your sister. I know how it feels to lose someone so close to you and so loved by you. IMy thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. The love you have for your beloved sister will always be with you - she will be with you, in your heart, in your memories and with your love for her. Take care of yourself through this most difficult time.

Choclette said...

Really shocked to here such awful news. Awful for all of you, especially her children. Don't really know what to say, except I've been trying to send you well wishes through the ether. Just hope you all pull through together. Take care.

Liz said...

Oh Gosh - I am so very sorry, - what a tragedy for you all. I have just come back from a weekend away with my sister and her young children, if I lost her, my grief for them would be unbounded. I can only send loving thoughts and many many good wishes to you and her children.

Maxine said...

Just wanted to come back again today and say thet you crossed my mind this afternoon.

Hopefully the arms of those close to you and your family are still supporting you all.

From across the Oceans... i think of you.
Maxine

Maria♥ said...

Sorry to hear about your sad loss. Sending you a hug!

Maria
x

Gloria said...

Sorry to hear about your lost dear, Im sending you big huggs, xxx gloria

Katie said...

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. It sounds like you and your sisters have a special bond which you will treasure always. x

kim said...

So sorry for your loss. I can't imagine the pain, but wish you strength.

Coby said...

Dear Brownieville Girl. I have been absent, so I hope you will forgive my belated comment.

I am so sorry for your loss. I haven't any siblings, so cannot truly envisage the pain and sorrow you must be experiencing right now.

I imagine there are little quirks of your sister in yourself, in your other sister, and of course in her three precious children. She will always be in your hearts of course, but yes, in little moments of everyday, you will 'see' her in yourselves. May the coming months be a time that brings your whole family even closer together and stronger still.

Sending (((HUGS))) with my condolences.
Love
Coby

Danielle said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. She sounds like a beautiful person! Hugs...

Mika said...

I'm so sorry. My heart goes out to you and her family.

Brownieville Girl said...

Thank you all so much - your kind words really do help (especially when sleep eludes me!)

Her eldest son paid me a huge compliment today - he told me that I was just like his Mum (not that he intended it as a compliment, I was telling him to ease up on the sweets at the time!!!)

Bridgett ~ La Bella Cook said...

My heart goes out to you, my friend. I can't even being to say I know what you feel, but please know my thoughts are with you in the hopes you find a little peace in the times to come.

Rosabela said...

I just read this post. I'm so sorry for the loss of your sister. My thoughts are with you and your family.