Tuesday, August 10, 2010

...Gone Too Soon

This morning I read the sad posting on her blog,  Bumpkin on a Swing,
that beautiful Lisa had succombed
to ovarian cancer on Sunday.  
I am stunned. 
She was a skyrocket, a room full of light,
her spirit was knit into every post and email.

I am heartbroken for her husband, John,
whom I've come to know during the Gulf oil disaster.

This music is for Lisa.

Michael Jackson's
Gone Too Soon


Simone said...

I sit here stunned too Marsha, my heart is heavy at the news....I literally could not believe what I was reading earlier today.

Lisa was unique and special, easy to say but so true. The world needs more people like her and I have no doubt she will leave a huge gap in many people's lives.

She was a room full of light....you put that perfectly.

I feel very very sad right now....

Hugs to you Marsha xoxo

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Marsha, I did not know Lisa, but I am sad for her family and you too. I am so sorry for your loss!
Prayers for all.

Sarah said...

Marsha, I didn't know Lisa or read her blog. I'm sad for Lisa's family and for her friends like you. Lisa must have been a joyful friend who was taken too young. Take care, dear friend, and know that you are in my thoughts. ~ Sarah

Ms. Bake-it said...

Hello Marsha,

I did not know Lisa or read her blog and wish I had. She sounds like she was a wonderful person. I just read several posts from her blog and about her Captain John. I will keep Captain John and their family in my prayers.

~ Tracy

Holly said...

I am saddened and shocked about this news. I have been absent from active blogging fir a few weeks and this was not what I was expecting. Lisa was warm and sincere and just beautiful. I adored her. She will be missed by so many.

welcome to my world of poetry said...

I didn't know Lisa but my thoughts are with her family friends, and blogging friends


Sandra said...

Sorrowful news and makes me strive, even more, to live ready so I can leave ready. Her family is tucked into prayers and good wishes for the dark days ahead.

Christina @ Fashion's Most Wanted said...

Dear Marsha, Oh no! that's terribly sad. I'm so sorry for you and for Lisa's family and friends. Thinking of you. Sending much love xxx

Renae said...

Sadness and blessings for the family. I cannot imagine their pain.

Connie @ SogniESorrisi said...

I'm not familiar with her blog, but how sad. I'm very sorry you lost a friend and my heart goes out to her friends and family.

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Dear Marsha
I'm sorry to say I did not know Lisa... but news like this is always sad to hear... I will be thinking of her family and hope that they can find some comfort...

Lovely tribute.. xxx Julie

Charlotta Ward said...

Dear Marsha,

I am so sorry for your loss. I didn't have the pleasure to know Lisa, but can see from the response in the blog world how special she must have been. I have left comments over at her blog as well as at Trish's blog.

Reading these news so soon after Marija's tragic passing makes it all so sad and I can't stress enough how important and powerful our blog friendships are. Life is precious.

I love you and am thinking of you.

Big hugs
xx Charlotta

Style Attic said...


I have been out of touch with everything and I am so sorry to hear of this news. We just returned home to find that one of my friends husbands was also killed this weekend and leaves behind a 4 year precious boy. Heartache is everywhere, and tears just keep coming. The sun still shines and I hope the warmth and brighter side of it speaks to those who have lost...soon.

Peace, love and a tissue from me to you. XO,


Paris Pastry said...

What a beautiful tribute. My heart aches.

RawknRobynsGoneBlogWild said...

I share the tears and brokenheartedness, having been touched by our Lisa, our Bumpkin. Thank you for this post. I did a tribute too.
I'm also joining your following, as I want to connect with others facing this tragic loss. Plus, our Bumpkin was and still is so good about bringing people together.