Mama Diaries

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Remembering Tina Downey


On August 23, 2014, the blogging community lost a very special lady.  Tina Downey struggled with pulmonary hypertension, hypoglycemia, and sever asthma.  But did she let that get in the way of being cheery and supportive?  No way!  Tina was one of the most supportive, funny people in the blogosphere, and she always had great things to say in her comments.

So we in the blogging community are remembering this awesome person and celebrating the life we were so privileged to share.

I planted these sunflowers for you, Tina!  Thanks for brightening our days!






92 comments:

  1. I didn't know her, but it is so sad whenever we lose a fellow blogger :(

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  2. Tina would love that, Sherry!! We are going to color the entire blogging world with sunflowers tomorrow. Some people just have that special kind of impact on the world. Tina was one of those people and blessed everyone she knew.

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    1. She was a beautiful soul. I loved seeing all the sunflowers for her, yesterday!

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  3. Lovely flowers for a beautiful lady. Tina touched so many lives.

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  4. Sunflowers are beautiful, a lovely reminder of Tina, she will be sorely missed.

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    1. Every time I see a sunflower, I'm going to think of Tina!

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    1. It's been so nice to see the flowers posted all over the blogosphere!

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  6. What a wonderful post! And those flowers are amazing.

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    1. Beautiful flowers for a beautiful soul!

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  7. I didn't know of Tina, so sad. The flowers and post are lovely Sherry and very moving

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    1. Tina was a wonderful person. She touched a lot of lives!

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  8. Wonderful tribute and love the sunflowers!

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    1. I was so lucky to find them. When I saw them, I thought they were perfect!

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  9. Loved Tina, she was a beautiful person.
    My kids planted our sunflowers, the rain has helped them to grow.

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    1. I saw your post. That is so awesome that your kids helped plant them!

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  10. What a wonderful tribute to Tina. I love that you planted flowers in her honor. :)
    ~Jess

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    1. I think quite a few of us planted some. I hope she can look down from heaven and see them!

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  11. She would love those flowers. She would have a sassy but sweet comment and then sign off with some funny phase. That's just how she was.

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  12. They grew so fast and beautiful. For me it is winter now, so I had to resort to photos from last year. She would have loved your sunflowers.

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  13. Never knew Tina, but this is such a lovely tribute to her!

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  14. What a glowing tribute. Your sunflowers seem so fitting for a blogger who sounds like she had a wonderful person with a sunny disposition.

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    1. She was! You'd never know she had all those health problems.

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  15. Tina ROCKED, she didn't let the bad stuff in... she always looked to the next day. Today, thank you for making her more special.

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  16. Those are gorgeous flowers! I hope they continue to grow and bloom for a long time to come. :)

    Madeline @ The Shellshank Redemption

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    1. When I look out and see them, I think of Tina!

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  17. Your sunflowers are beautiful, Sherry! Tina will be ecstatic sitting on her cloud watching them grow >3

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  18. Amazing sunflowers and lovely tribute, Sherry. Tina will be missed greatly.

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  19. Your flowers are gorgeous, Sherry! I wanted to plant sunflowers, too, but couldn't. Maybe one day I will for Tina. I hope you sunflowers continue to grow and bring you bright happiness.

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    1. When I look at them, I will think of all the joy Tina brought!

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  20. I like your tribute and sunflowers too! I wasn't able to get any sunflowers, but still intend to look around to buy a plant.

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    1. Maybe you can plant one next year. Tina wouldn't mind if you're a year late.

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  21. Those are some gorgeous sunflowers! It's amazing how many lives Tina touched :)

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  22. Those are so pretty and enjoying the sun.

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  23. Sherry, the picture is PERFECT. And Tina was a fighter--she never let negative circumstances rule her!!! Perfect tribute. :)

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    1. I know. I was so amazed at how positive she was in spite of all of her problems!

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  24. You captured Tina's spirit through your words and the bright, lively sunflowers. Thank you, Sherry.

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  25. Our community has flooded the net with sunflowers and tributes...
    Life is good!

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  26. Oh gosh, those are beautiful. Tina is loving all this I'm sure.

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    1. I'm sure she has a huge grin on her face, seeing all these flowers!

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  27. Love the bright sunflowers, awesome tribute to Tina.

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    1. I loved seeing all the support for her in the blogosphere!

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  28. They are wonderful! I'm so glad you got to have real flowers for her! She would love it!
    Thank you,
    Heather

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    1. I was lucky to fine them! They're perfect for Tina!

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  29. There aren't enough positive people in this world. SO sad to see another one leave this Earth far too early. Beautiful sunflower.

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  30. I didn't know her, but am sorry for you (and the blogging universe) loss. Blessings!

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  31. How lovely to actually plant sunflowers Sherry in honour of Tina.

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  32. Beautiful! And a wonderful tribute. Life is Good :)

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  33. I didn't know her, but thanks to all of you wonderful bloggers I do now. A wonderful tribute and my thoughts are with all those who knew and loved her.

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    1. It has been so wonderful to see this huge outpouring for her!

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  34. Those are beautiful sunflowers. I'm sure she's loving them.

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    1. Tina would be thrilled to read all the wonderful things that were said about her in the blogosphere!

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  36. Beautiful flowers. Tina must be smiling at all these posts.

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  37. Those are bright and beautiful. perfect.

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  38. Wow, those are really lovely sunflowers! Tina would definitely approve! Lovely tribute to a lovely lady...

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  39. Hi Sherry - great post telling us what was wrong with her .. but boy was she always supportive ... an amazing blogger, whom we've lost ... just lucky to have known her the short time we did .. cheers Hilary

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  40. I love your sunflowers! Big and beautiful.

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