Tuesday, August 10, 2010

"Gone From My Sight"


Dear friends,

Trish here posting again on Lisa's behalf.
I have to share some news with you,
that to many will come as a shocking surprise. 


(pictured above: Lisa's swing)

Our amazing Lisa has had to endure a fast yet courageous battle with cancer. 
A very aggressive ovarian cancer that took over her body in under three weeks.

I had to say goodbye to our sweetheart Sunday; and along with John, family and friends, we watched her transition into her heaven.  I am so very grateful to have been by her side for the last few days of her life.  I talked to her for hours, cried, and told her how much we all loved and appreciated her.  She passed away gracefully and peacefully, just as she wished.

I know I am not alone in grieving, and instantly missing her incredibly passionate and loving presence.  She had so many gifts that she shared with us, and wanted to be able to tell you this story in her own words.  We will always remember her laughter, her beautiful posts and comments, and her ever-present sunshine.  I know I am not alone when I say we will miss everything about her.


There is so much more to be said and shared in the days and weeks ahead.  
I read this poem the night before she left us, 
which beautifully captures Lisa's transition into her new life. 

"Gone From My Sight"


I am standing upon the seashore.
A ship, at my side,
spreads her white sails to the moving breeze
and starts for the blue ocean.
She is an object of beauty and strength.


I stand and watch her until, at length,
she hangs like a speck of white cloud
just where the sea and sky come to mingle with each other.


Then, someone at my side says, "There, she is gone..."

"Gone where?"


Gone from my sight.
That is all.
She is just as large in mast, hull and spar
as she was when she left my side.
And, she is just as able to bear her load
of living freight to her destined port.



Her diminished size is in me - not in her.
And, just at the moment when someone says, "There, she is gone,"


There are other eyes watching her coming,
and other voices
ready to take up the glad shout:



"Here she comes!"


And that is dying.....
- Henry Van Dyke

***



We love you, our angel. 
Thank you for everything, and for allowing us to share in your wonderful life. 
We know you are swinging in the heavens now, and will watch over us forever.

With eternal love, your BFF,


Please keep John and the family in your prayers. 
I will have an update shortly with information for those interested in donating to a special cause benefiting animal rescue, founded by Lisa and John. 

Music:  "Imagine" John Lennon

Images via

123 comments:

Lori said...

I will so miss this spunky, wildflower loving bumpkin. My heart is breaking.
Thank you Trish for this ~ the poem is beautiful ~ so fitting.
John ~ you will be in my thoughts and prayers and please know that Lisa was so special to me ~ we just clicked ~ I will miss her friendship.
Hugs & Love, Lori

Sonia said...

I'm so sorry to hear this. Take care and take comfort in knowing there is no such thing as "death," only a transition...

xoxo

Naturedigital said...

These are really shocking news.
We will all miss her.
Costas

Dustjacket Attic said...

You will always be in my heart and memory my darling Lisa, I will never forget you.

Love your Dj

Paris Pastry said...

Dearest Lisa,
You shall be greatly missed. Thank you for all of your sweet comments and encouragment on our blogs and lives. I will miss you.
John, family and friends; you are in my thoughts.
Much love, Danielle

Cool Gal said...

This news is so shocking. I am so sorry for your loss. May you all find comfort in family and friends during this difficult time.

Sara said...

That poem is beautiful. I am so sorry for your loss! I will keep you and Lisa's family in my prayers! Take comfort in the fact she is in a better place, and some day you will see her again!

Mrs. Potts said...

I've been waiting for this. I knew it was coming, at some point, yet I wasn't sure what I'd feel.

Her love of life & her love of us all was so wonderful to be a part of.

Trish, the poem is perfect. It is Lisa.

Lisa, I miss you.
Love you.

Laura Trevey said...

I wish I had known her in person... She was so very inspiring and she will be dearly missed by many...

EntertainingMom said...

Trish,
This is a beautiful post and Lisa is looking down at you right now with a big smile on her face. You are a wonderful friend.

Ovarian cancer sucks. It fckuing sucks... My sister in law passed away from it in January... I had a PSA on my blog because I just felt the need to get the word out. It is relentless and it is cruel and it is not fair...

Hugs and my prayers are with John and Lisa's family.

Memoirs of a Makeup Addict said...

Lisa,
I did not have the pleasure of knowing you. My heart aches for your family and friends. All I can say is Fly Fly Fly!

XoXo
Heather

Dee Stephens said...

Heartbroken....that's all I can say. This blogging world is so weird to others but I can honestly say that I felt like I knew Lisa in real life. Her sweet comments on my blog and her passion and love for Capt. John and the Gulf. Prayers.....

Kate (Southern-Belle-Simple) said...

from the first time i heard her sweet blog title, i've not been able to get it out of my head. i've even called my little dog "bumpkin" on occasion because of it. i am brokenhearted and so sorry about this. my prayers are with lisa's family and friends. real love from blogland.

-kate

Persians and Pulitzer said...

Lisa, Although we've only been passing comments to each other for a few short months, I know how beautiful and passionate you were. Thank you for opening up many eyes, including my own, to the true devastation in the gulf. My thoughts go out to your family and friends.

Same Sweet Girl: Memoir of a Southern Belle said...

Oh my goodness. This is absolutely heartbreaking. I had no idea. She was such a sweet person who I didn't get to know nearly enough as I wish I could have. You have done a beautiful job with this post and I'll be praying for everyone involved.

DSS said...

I have no words to express the sense of loss I feel. The loss I know we all feel.

Trish..thank you for letting us know. And for keeping us praying. I can only imagine your sense of loss right now...and Captain Johns. I just don't even know what to say. Too many tears right now....

MCW said...

Lisa was amazing woman and Trish you did an amazing job with this post. I know it was the hardest thing you have ever had to write.
Captin' John...I hope you stay in our lives. We would love updates about you...you have become a part of our lives as well as Lisa.
Love you Bumkin...
xoxo

Vynuss said...

Trishy, the poem is just beautiful... made me cry even more...
I am just heartbroken she is gone from our sights, but I know that Heaven's newest angel is swinging up above and watching us all. I will miss her words of encouragement and wit. I love you, Lisa.
John- my thoughts and prayers are with you. ((Big Hugg)) I know Trishy and Matty are a big help, but if you need anything else, don't hesitate.
XOXO-
Vy

Sarah Cook said...

Tough times are ahead, but prayers go out to Captain John and the family and friends that have experienced such a tough loss. Lisa was and will continue to be a ray of sunshine for everyone she has ever been around. She will surely be missed.

Mojito Maven said...

I'm speechless and shocked. Lisa will be forever missed. Lisa, her family, and friends our in my thoughts and prayers.

claudie said...

Trish, I only started reading Lisa's story of the Gulf and Captain John a little while ago. I've never commented, but I know she loved the sea and her Captain and family so very much.
Thank you for keeping us posted, I had no idea how serious it was.
Sadness in my little Canadian heart right now. Yes across the Ocean.
The poem sums it all up as we make our journey. May Lisa be in a place where all she loves is beautiful. Please let me know about the rescue group her and John love. I'm a dog rescuer too.
Love Claudie
xoxoxoxo

Mrs. Jetplane said...

I am so incredibly sorry to hear this news. She was such a loving and caring woman. I enjoyed her posts and the lovely comments she always left on my blog. We shared a love for life and for big ol American Bulldogs. She will be greatly missed. My heart goes out to all her family, dogs, and many people she touched in blogworld.

XOXO

Mary said...

This is so shocking. My heart goes out to her Captain and all her family and friends. She will be so missed.

Mary xo

Landlocked Mermaid said...

Trish You did our girl justice. this is beautiful. You are a true friend and were there through everything. My Darling Lisa, You inspired me, filled my heart with encouragement and laughter when I needed it. I know we are all a little bit more watched over now because you are an angel taking care of us now.. We love you Miss Bumpkin and Captain We are praying for you xoxo

Twist of Lime said...

You are a wonderful friend, Trish. I can see Lisa was loved by so many and I know she is safe and happy in God's arms.

Simone said...

I am totally in shock now and cannot imagine what you are going through...Lisa was such a beautiful spirit, such a wonderful girl....

Trish, you did a beautiful job with this post.....Captain John, I am so so sorry for your loss....Lisa was amazing. I will miss her very much....

Simone
London, England

shari @ little blue deer said...

I am shocked! I am terribly sorry to hear about this, how tragic. Will keep Cap'n John and her family in my prayers.

SPLENDEROSA said...

What a beautiful tribute to beautiful Lisa. Please tell Captain John how very sad I am to hear of this. She quickly became part of my life, as I know she was for so many. I have heard this poem before & think it is the perfect way to celebrate a transition to a higher plain. My heart will hurt for a long time, and I want John to know they will be in my prayers every single day.
Sending love, Lisa. Marsha

mrs.mfc said...

I keep coming back here thinking I will know the right thing to say, but I have no words. Trish you did a wonderful job with this difficult post.

Fee-AMore said...

My heart goes out to Lisa's family and loved ones. I always remember what a darling Lisa is and those times when we were able to exchange our thoughts. My thoughts and prayers are over.

Buckhead Belle said...

Still in shock over this. Sending all my love to Mississippi.

jilly said...

A life taken too quickly, too soon by a silent, deadly killer. I am so sorry to hear about this, my heart goes out to Captain John and the rest of their families. Thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

*D* said...

Beautiful post and tribute to lisa. It's true when they say only the good die young. so many wonderful people have been taken from us in the past few weeks, but they are all in a much better place now. I only new lisa for a short while, but her blog post and comments on my blog always made me smile. she will be missed greatly. My prayers are with her and her family and friends.

Lily Lemontree said...

I am at a complete loss right now, the tears streaming down my face are not allowing me to see or think straight. My thoughts and prayers are with her John, her family and you Trishy, for she loved you very much. We were very lucky to have known her and I find some sort of small comfort in the fact that I was blessed in this life to have called her my friend.
Rest in peace now dear heart.

Pink Champagne said...

How absolutely heartbreaking. Trish - you could not have written a more true, heartfelt dedication to a dear friend. I will miss Lisa's fun-loving personality, hilarious comments, and passion for life. Just from her posts and comments, I know she had the biggest heart a girl could possibly have. Sending love and prayers to her friends and family, and especially her beloved Captain John. XO

Julie (brown eyed belle) said...

Lisa was incredible. You said it perfectly. She loved you so much, Trishy. You are truly an amazing friend.

John, I'm thinking about you today and in the days to come. I know what a special, beautiful relationship that you and Lisa shared. I love you both so much. I hope you continue to update us about your life. You are just as much a part of this blog as our dear Bumpkin.

All my love,
Julie

Cathi said...

I am sorry to hear of Lisa's passing...Sending love, prayers and good thoughts to her family! xxoo

Holly said...

My heart is breaking. We will miss you Lisa!

LPC said...

So sorry. My best wishes to you in this time.

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

Oh, my , what shocking and sad news. Ovarian cancer is a deadly one. I am sorry for the loss.
I shall miss her warmth here at blogspot.

La Boheme said...

Shocking and heartbreaking news...My thoughts and good wishes are send to you John. Trish, you are a wonderful friend.

Sarah said...

I came over from Splenderosa where Marsha has posted about this sudden loss. I regret that I didn't know Lisa. Thank you for sharing this heartfelt poem. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you who loved this lady and will miss her presence here on earth.

{andthisiswhatshesaid} said...

So tragic. What a life changer she was. Much love.

Whitney and the Preppy Puppy said...

I am so, so sorry to hear this. One of earth's shining stars has been taken much too soon. My heart goes out to Lisa's entire family and especially John.

I'm Just Beachy said...

I am so, so sorry. My heart goes out to Lisa's family and friends. We must find a cure for this terrible disease. Lisa deserved a LIFETIME.

mama k said...

I'm so sorry. May God help you find peace in the midst of this horrible heartbreak. You are loved.

USCEmily said...

This news breaks my heart. Lisa was always so upbeat, so happy, so kind. The blogging world will certainly miss her, as I know her family and friends will.
Captain John- you're in my thoughts and prayers as you face the world without your other half. May you find peace in your loss.

Karla @ {The Classy Woman} said...

Trish, your words were beautiful. Again, I am so sorry for both you and her family but her message and spirit will live on.

Hugs,
Karla

A Casa da Vá said...

I didn't know about that until now, I can't believe it, she was such a special soul and impact my life and many others through her powerful posts everyday. God bless her and the presence of her light in our lives... John you are in my prayers, please let me know about the animal rescue foundation I would love to contribute!

Charlotte said...

Im gonna miss her...I loved her posts and always loved her comments on my blog even more...she was so great and spoke so highly of her Captain. This just takes my breath away to think of how fleeting life is!!!!! I am thinking about Bumpkin's entire clan-family, friends and animals- love to you all

Terry @ La Bella Vie said...

Bless you all!
Terry

melifaif said...

Such a profound loss. Lisa, I love you. I am glad you are now in peace. Words are escaping me....all I can think of is FLY, FLY, FLY, sugah. Just like your grandma used to call you.

I will miss your words. I already miss you....many blessings for John and family.

Because of YOU, my dear Bumpkin. I will continue blogging. Only because of YOU!!! You were such an inspiration....and will always be.

Erika ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

all my love!

this free bird said...

Oh my gosh I am sitting here at my computer crying my eyes out. My dear Bumpkin Lisa and I had been emailing regularly for well over a month - especially throughout the oil crisis - and she has been on my heart so much over the past month. I had no idea this was going on and am absolutely devastated. How I wish I could have given her a hug and a thank you and many prayers. She was a kind, courageous, life-filled heart and I will be amongst the many who will miss her dearly.

Captain John, friends, and family - I am so very, very sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Much love from Southern California,
Carrie

Toad said...

Like so many others my heart is breaking for you. I will miss her dearly.

LillyxxGal said...

My heart breaks reading this post as I sit here in tears I wonder why? I hate cancer! Thank you Trish for telling Lisa's story. May she rest in peace in a better place. I will be praying for all of Lisa's family & friends. Please keep us posted on what can be done in Lisa's honor. XOX Sue

Preppy 101 said...

What a lovely post. Perfectly said. Prayers for all those whom she touched and especially her captain. xoxo

Simone said...

Lisa....I can't stop thinking about you.....you will be missed so much xoxo

BonjourRomance said...

Please accept my hearfelt condolences during this difficult time. Lisa was a marvelous person, her positive words and spirit so inspiring.
John you and your family will be in my prayers. She is safe and well now.
What a sweet tribute Lisa, I will pray for you as well.
Move,
Mimi

Barefoot in the Park said...

this news saddens me ... she always had positive and kind words to say in blogland, and she will certainly be missed.

Simply Mel said...

A beautiful soul who shared such beauty and encouraged / fought for passionate beliefs ~ Lisa was taken from this Earth too soon, but while she was here, she imprinted incredible goodness upon all she touched, wrote, and gave....

My deepest sympathies to Captain John, her family, friends and all those who loved her so.

RawknRobynsGoneBlogWild said...

This is so unfair. Our beloved Bumpkin had so much more life to live, turtles to save, blogs to energize. I am so grateful that Lisa found me and brought both of you into my life.

Rest in peace, our dear Lisa. You are an angel among angels. I am so grateful for your love and spirit that you gifted me with when you found and joined my blog. I am so much richer because of you. The earth is.

Love and prayers always.
Robyn

I'maNolaGirl said...

Trish, you an amazing friend, and one I know Lisa cherished with all of her heart and soul. Although I have only known Lisa through this odd world of blogging, I feel like I could not have known her better if we had grown together. And the Lisa I know would be so touched by this lovely and beautiful tribute. She is so sorely missed that I spend each day wondering how the world will go on without her spirited posts and funny comments.

Lisa and I had planned a supper club when I returned to New Orleans this fall. While we won't be sharing a meal as soon as we thought, I know one day we will. I imagine that it will be a dinner filled with good food and endless laughter.

Cheers to you Lisa. My friend, my Gulf Coast girl.

Tara Gibson said...

I am speechless. Lisa will be forever missed. She was such a good soul and will be missed dearly.

My families thoughts and prayers are with you.

Taj Acosta said...

God bless her heart, I will miss her dearly. My prayers to her dear loving family and all her and John's efforts in the Gulf this past year. What an angel she was to know if only for a time. Blessings,
Taj

High Heeled Life said...

I did not have the honour of knowing Lisa ~ but my hearts goes out to her family and all the Blog Friends that I have gotten to know that did know Lisa. No words can ease the emptiness and the pain you feel - Know that your dear friend has only left this world but is very much alive in your thoughts, memories, heart and with Angels in heaven.

My thoughts and prayers to all of you ... Blessings...HHL

FrenchBlue said...

I am so sad. I never knew Lisa. But what I do know is the feeling of loss. Her love touched many. I am so so sorry.....
xx's
Janet
FrenchBlue

Jan said...

I only came upon your blog today, a woman I never met. Today I share the tears with those who knew you so well. Sad that you are gone from this life, where you will be missed tremendously, and obviously left a huge impact on those you met along your journey! Swing high and fly when you let go!

annelise said...

:(

Bringing Lady Back said...

Having briefly corresponded with Lisa, I gained an immediate adoration and immense respect for her.

My prayers are with John and the rest of the family.

Hers is a soul that will do great works in the next life.

Kate said...

Thank you so much for sharing this Trish - what a beautiful friend you are. Lisa was such a positive, encouraging, sparkling force of life - she will be forever missed. Much love and prayers to Captain John, the pups and the rest of her family.

Charlotta Ward said...

My deepest and sincerest condolences to her family and friends. My thoughts are with you and I will keep you in my prayers.

I didn't have the pleasure of knowing Lisa but I can tell I am at a loss for not having a chance to meet her.

All my love and healing thoughts to you all!

Charlotta

Michelle said...

This is so shocking and heartbreaking. The world is truly missing an amazing woman.

I'll keep Lisa's family and friends in my prayers. I can't imagine how much you all must be hurting.

Carol said...

I only knew her from written words and pictures. We shared a love of flowers, loved the same music and married two Captains. I found a kindred friend.

I mailed some seeds to her and I was so hoping she would in turn send some back to me.

I read the news and it brought tears to my eyes. I've lost someone that I will miss.

My heart goes out to John, Lisa's Captain. I truly think you shared something different most people don't have. If I can be of any help in any way please reach out to me.

She was a very special lady, she saw life differently and I loved that! I will miss her deeply.

Marcie said...

I am in utter shock right now. Words can't express how horrible I feel. We've never met, but I always felt so close. I am so sad, words can't express.

M

Cherry Blossoms said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your best friend. She sounds like she was an amazing person. May peace and comfort be found in all of your hearts.

Join the Gossip said...

Oh my goodness this is such a shock :( Lisa was a great blogger - always so caring and sweet. She did a great job of educating me on the oil spill. I fell behind in blogging and am so sad that I missed her last posts.

My thoughts and prayers and with her family, as well as you. There is def a new angel watching over you all.

Miss Caitlin S. said...

Ohmygoodness, so sad!!! I loved her whimsical spirit and her ever inspirational blog. Seriously sad :( my thoughts go out to you all, thank you Lisa for so much beauty!

Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

I'm saddned by this news...
RIP

xo

Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

I'm saddned by this news...
RIP

xo

Mande said...

This is so devastating. She was such an inspiration. I loved Lisa's spirit, her passion, her witty sense of humor.... I am heartbroken. My love and prayers to you, Captain John, and her family. She will be deeply missed. I cannot imagine blogland without Lisa.

All my love, Mande

love jenny xoxo said...

This is truly heartbreaking, but heart goes out to her family and friends.

flip flops and pearls said...

OH MY GOSH.....my heart is breaking. I am so sad that I was just connected with her and many of you all. (((HUGS))) and many many prayers for you, friends and family. She was so lucky to have you Trish.
His Love and Mine, Daphne

Kimmy said...

I am sure I cannot express any more heartbreaking sentiments than are already posted here..Lisa was truly a gifted individual who had the gift of making one feel as if she had known you for an eternity.
She celebrated your joyous occasions and rallied behind you when things were not up to par in your life--I have never met anyone quite like her with her spirit and zeal for life.
I shall miss your incredible, eclectic fashion sense Oh Great One (as I use to refer to her) but I, along with many others will see you again later on..promise.
Captain, do take care of yourself and know your lovely Lisa is watching over you day and night and LOVED you dearly.
God bless you and your lovely family.
And Lisa..'til we swing again, cheers.

tywo said...

May her soul rest in perfect peace.




LOVE!

Connie K said...

Rest in peace you will be missed

Geez Louise♥ said...

I will absolutely from the bottom of my heart miss you everyday, sweet Lisa! I am so sadden that we never had a chance to do that meet up! Because it would have been an absolute honor. You brighten our days and made us swoon beyond belief. Thank you darling for making my days happy, giving me your opinions, advice and support through this little blogging world and email. You are and will always be such a beautiful Soul!

Trish- Im praying for all of you. Please let me know if there is anything I can do..

Chrystal

bananas. said...

OMG...i am in shock. the weird thing was i was JUST thinking about her. i swear! yesetrday she came to my mind and i thought, i hope she's okay.

rest in peace lise...xoxo.

Lace said...

I am just finding out & I am just crushed. I love Lisa and looked forward to each comment & email from her. She was a sweet soul & I am going to think of her everytime I sit on my swing and anytime I am among the wildflowers.

My heart is heavy for Captain John, her family & close friends. Prayers are with them now and always.

Morgan said...

I'm in complete shock. I'm so terribly sorry for her family and friends. Lisa was an incredible woman and will be dearly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you. xoxo

Screen Door Prep said...

I am going to miss our Bumpkin so much. This post gave me chills, Trish. I love all of you sweet ladies so much for your encouragement&warmth, & for adding such a personal, human friendship to my blogging world. Thank you for this post...I will continue to keep Captain John & all of Lisa's family&friends in my prayers.

southern daze said...

This breaks my heart. She was a big fan of my "words to live by" series and I've been wondering why I haven't heard from her recently. She was on my mind & on numerous occasions I thought about reaching out to her to see if everything was ok. Unfortunately life got busy and I never did :-( I'm really going to miss her bright + spunky comments. I may not have met her in person but I feel like I lost a friend. My thoughts & prayers are with Captain John & all of her family and friends.

Carol said...

John, please see my blog and the post today for Lisa. I am at a loss for words, but this song says it all.

I will be praying for you.

Godspeed...

Carol

Erika said...

Truly, truly sorry to hear such news. Please know that thoughts and prayers abound.

Kristin said...

She had such a beautiful spirit. I only wish I had known that our last communication was our last. I'm so sorry for you and her family. My prayers are with you all!

Housewife Bliss said...

I was only just getting to know her, her 100 list and mine were so very similar, and I always come to find out what she was playing on her ipod. I loved how she captured the essence of something and shared it with us....I am so very sorry to hear of her passing, and fail to find the words that will comfort you when you need them the most. I think of your poem and am reminded of the May Fly, may that poem remind you of her as well.

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

To Lisa's family, I am truly so sorry for your great loss!

SurferWife said...

My heart is just breaking. I had no idea.

My deepest condolenses to Lisa's family. She will be missed.

Matty said...

I heard about this through another blog. I didn't know her, but I can tell from all the comments that she was adored and will be missed. My condolences to John, her family and friends.

Kitchen Belleicious said...

Oh Trish, I wish I could be there to hug you right now. I only knew Lisa a short time via the blogging world but she was full of love and laughter and she will be truly missed. I will continue to keep you all in my prayers and may the Lord bless you all with peace and strength thru this difficult time!

Marisa said...

long time ready and unfortunately a first time commenter. She will be missed. John and her family will be in my prayers

Erin said...

I will miss Lisa....I became a follower around the time of the oil spill and I'm from New Orleans, so we spoke often about that stuff...I am so sorry the world has lost such a wonderful soul. John, you and your family will remain in my thoughts and prayers. She was a treasure.

Bethany said...

Miss and love you, Bumpkin. You were the best.

"To live in the hearts of those we leave behind is not to die." - Thomas Campbell

Liz said...

Oh Trish...

My heart is aching over your post. I was not aware of Lisa's, our forever eternal "Bumpkin on a Swing" passing. Please if you would, pass my deepest condolences to her loving John, family and friends. I feel truly blessed to have become acquainted with Lisa and her lovely blog and to have exchanged a few messages and comments through our blogs. She was truly a very sweet person and am hurting for her, but know like they say...she's in a far greater and grand place swinging in the prettiest swing ever. I'm sorry...I am starting choke here, GOD BLESS YOU LISA, MAY YOU BE SMILING AND IN PEACE. LOVE YOU EVEN THOUGH OUR NEWFOUND FRIENDSHIP WAS ANEW. DON'T FORGET US, WALK BY OUR SIDE, LAUGH BY OUR SIDE or SIT AWHILE WITH US. WE'LL BE MISSING YOU BUT WILL KEEP YOUR MEMORY CLOSE TO OUR HEARTS.

Trish, thank you for sharing this post with us. So happy you were there for Lisa during those last moments. I cannot say enough how truly and deeply I am touched by all this. Please rest assured and know that you have a friend in me as well.

Such a perfect intro and message:

"She belongs among the wildflowers, she belongs somewhere she feels free." ~The Time Traveler's Wife

who'd ever knew?

Just as lovely as your poem.

God bless you.

~Liz

The Constant Complainer said...

I read about this on Lacey's blog and wanted to offer my condolences. I'm sorry for your loss.

Nf1andprek-whisper said...

I found bumpkin from trish.. and i loved her spunk... I am sorry to hear of another creative women gone.. to cancer... I don't know John but I hope... all his memories keep her alive.

Stacey said...

I was deeply moved by the tribute and i didn't know Lisa. However, based on the comments here, it sounds like she was a gem. My heart goes out to the family and i'll be praying for you. God bless.

Sweet Tea and Biscuits said...

Trish, So sorry to hear this news about Lisa . She was a member of southern mommas network so I am attaching the link to her page . The southern sisterhood will be leaving msgs for her family and friends - http://southernmommas.ning.com/profile/Bumpkinonaswing

Such a sweet person and free spirit . love the poem in the post . Prayers and blessings , Melissa

crabbygirl said...

The world seems a little more sad without this dear girl.

Erika said...

I have been a follower of Lisa's blog for several months and hers was my favorite. I always looked forward to viewing her beautiful photos, especially Wordless Wednesdays and the pink and green ones. Lisa was a very special person and I will miss her blog so much. My heart goes out to her friends and family. Swim, swim swim, fly, fly fly, Lisa.

Barry said...

This is one of the most beautifully moving things I have ever read. No words, I just pray for everyone concerned and I'm sure wherever Lisa is, she's happy.

xo

RawknRobynsGoneBlogWild said...

I have posted a tribute to Lisa, our Bumpkin, on my blog too. My heart is with you, Captain John and dear Trish, and with everyone in mourning.
Love, prayers, faith, and Lisa's spunk, always -
Robyn

Autumn said...

I am just seeing this post and am heartbroken at the news. Lisa was a wonderful gal and will be dearly missed. Her family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Geisslein said...

oh my god...I don´t have enough words for telling you how much I´m shocked! Such horrible news?! I am SO SO SORRY! We will never forget this positive and lovely girl! Sending you a big big hug from germany, wish you all the best and a lot of strengh now!
Tanja

Café Bellini said...

I had NO idea and I am shocked. I didn't really know her but there is something about blogging that makes me think I did know her... so here I am, with tears in my eyes. I am so, so sorry for your loss. We will never forget her. Trish, that was a beautiful poem, thank you.

SouthernBelleJM said...

i'm just now seeing this, and i'm so sad. thank you for such a wondeful post, trish. bumpkin was so sweet. she didn't even know me IRL and emailed me one day saying the next time i came down to nola we'd have to meet up and have lunch. she was such a sweet lady!

miss you bumpkin:(

Meg said...

I am shocked to hear this news and so very saddened. Lisa was an amazing person and will be sooo very missed!

John - My prays are with you and your family.

Dana said...

I am so sorry to hear this, my heart just breaks. I lost my friend to ovarian cancer 2 years ago and it is so devastating. My thoughts and prayers go out to all the family members and friends.

Salt said...

I can't believe this is happening.
OMG.
She was such a wonderful and special person.

I have no words. Just thoughts and prayers for her family. I just can't believe it...

Kelly @ Dare to be Domestic said...

My heart is crushed - I didn't know Lisa for long but through emails and encouraging comments she was always a ray of sunshine. Taken too soon from us all. My heart goes out to you Trish and to Lisa's Captain.

I know the loss is never easy from cancer - My mother passed as well. I will say a special prayer tonight that my mom finds Lisa and comforts her.

I am so sad to hear of her passing and of your loss. My thoughts, prayers and love go out to you and all who's life she touched.

oxoxo

Jenny said...

I am so sorry to hear this. Truly, truly sorry.

Hugs and prayers coming to all of you.

Bad Taste Toast said...

Oh that is unbelievable...

Thanks for sharing this Trish, the poem is wonderful.

I don't know what to say...

In this wonderful life... said...

I've read this over and over again and it makes me so sad. I know she is up there giving Cohen hugs and kisses for me.