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Tina has always loved words. She’s a former marketer, but now enjoys writing life stories with all her heart! Tina loves encouraging another soul, taking pictures of the sky, and dancing in the living room with her husband, Frank, who inspires her more than he’ll ever know.

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  1. The Fabs are such a great metaphor for the surrounding and showing-up love of God! I’m so thankful that you’ve shared this experience, particularly at this time. I’m experiencing the same kind of love and support from my friends this week as I walk through the passing of my own mum. Amazing how God times these pieces to connect like puzzle pieces with our hearts.

    • Michele,
      I am so sorry for the passing of your mom. I don’t want to say anything trite or cliche….just know I am praying for God’s arms of love to surround you and comfort you as you grieve your precious loss. I know it’s an empty place that just can’t be filled, but people can love you through it. Praying God’s scripture over you: “I will not leave you comfortless; I will come to you.” John 14:18
      Love and ((hugs)),
      Bev

    • Oh Michele,
      I’m so sorry about the passing of your Mum. I’m praying sweet comfort for you, dear one, and grateful that you have “one another love” friends around you. Big hugs and thanks for sharing your heart. XO

    • Michelle (& Tina), may the love of our Lord continue to guide you and surround you and illuminate your life in a very dark time. We not know each other, but in this space are women who feel and pray. We feel your sorrow and pray with you. This too will pass and the good memories, shared laughter and unconditional love and acceptance will remain until you can embrace your Mama again in Paradise. Yours in joy, Thalia in Jamaica

      • Your words brought great joy to my heart, Thalia. Thanks for that beautiful reminder of seeing my Mama again in Paradise, Hallelujah! Hugs to you! XO

    • Michele,
      I am deeply sorry for the loss of your Mom. I understand how painful of a loss it can be.
      I pray that with time the Lord fills you with joyful memories, and helps you overcome your sorrow.

      Blessings to you,

      Penny

    • Michele,

      So sorry for the loss of your mum. May God surround you with His loving arms. I pray for peace to wash over you and into your soul. May God send people to help you through this time!

      Blessings 🙂

  2. Tina,
    So true that funerals are not for the ones who have gone on….they, hopefully, are in a much better place free of pain and suffering and with Jesus. For those of us left behind, oh how we need our Fabs and our friends and our community of believers to surround us and help us walk, step by step, through the arduous days ahead. Yes, seeing friendly faces in our grief can be knee-bending. Thank you for sharing that we might all be reminded to surround and love on those who are grieving.
    Blessings,
    Bev xx

    • Amen, Bev! May we always remember to share “one another love”, especially to those who have hurting hearts. Bless you! XO

  3. Tina~beautiful words of friendship-family-love. God calls us to love one another the same as He loves us. Your “fabs” filled the family gap of aloneness that you felt as you said good-bye to your best friend. How blessed you are to have beautiful fab friends who can hold your hand in the missing.

    Tina, I think you experienced a little glimpse of heaven that day. Just imagine you walking into the “reception hall of heaven” and looking over to see your mama running to you as the joyful streams run down her face. Oh, such a site of love.

    I am so proud of you, my friend. Your words are beautiful and moving. Thank you for sharing your heart with us today. Big love, sis. Big love.

    • You touched my heart with your beautiful love words, Michele…more than you know. Thanks for sharing “one another love” with me, sister. You’re a blessing to me! Big love XO

  4. Tina, this was so beautiful to read. My heart strings were pulled tight from the love shared here. I am sorry for the loss of your mama, I know how difficult it is to lose a parent. The incredible love you described is just a small taste of the immense love we will experience in Heaven. May you always bask in that unconditional love as you love that well on others. Let us all practice one another love abundantly until Jesus comes to walk us home.

    • I’m so sorry that you’ve experienced the loss of a parent as well, Anji. Just think of what an awesome reunion we’ll have with them someday in Glory! WOW. Thanks for sharing “one another love” with me today. You’re a God gift, my friend. XO

  5. Again, tears in my eyes because it so beautiful and so true. You have an amazing way with words. Your words always come from the heart and me am much to many.

    • Thanks for your encouragement, Miss Sallie! Sending “one another love” your way, girlfriend. XO

  6. Wow! That is awesome! It’s so close home as I’m dealing with some deep grief over several very very close to my heart people. We know they are in heaven, but it’s our loss we sorrow for. How much greater would be the grief of not knowing they were saved???? May you and all who have lost loved ones feel Jesus’ arms at this difficult time! PRAYERS

    • I’m sorry for the grief you’ve been experiencing, ME. Praying for Jesus comfort and peace and “one another love” to surround you. Blessings XO

  7. True love never fails. I got a texted from a childhood friend just last night and it brought back so many good memories of our friendship. It is so good to stay in touch wherever you are in life. With the miles between us, we get together only it seems at our families funerals. So when I get a text I am so thankful for the love we carry for each other.

    • I love hearing that you got that text from your childhood friend, Mary! So awesome. Miles can’t separate love between friends. Bless you XO

  8. Tina,

    I am sorry for your loss. This really was beautiful, what a blessing your friends are. Thank-you for sharing how God’s love shines through at a time of sorrow.

    Have a blessed day,

    Penny

  9. So sorry for the loss of your mom Tina! Thank you for sharing your heart. Xoxoxo ❤️

  10. Thank you Tina for sharing your heart with us! I am very, very sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing, knowing how close you were with her it had to be a very difficult journey. Thank Gid for the Fabs and their role in your life – praying for healing and Gidd arms if love wrapped around you!!

    • Thanks, dear Cindi. It was quite a journey with Mama, but I pray my story brings sweet comfort to others in that same season. Hugs and blessings to you! XO

    • Thanks, Rebecca. Felt that “one another love” and sending it back to you as well! Bless you! XO

  11. Tina, As always, your words are beautiful…you touch my heart. I know
    your Mama is smiling down on you.
    Thank you for sharing your love.

  12. Tina,

    So sorry for the loss of you mom. Praise God for your fab friends. They showed God’s love to you in a hard time. Thank you for sharing such a sweet story of true friendship and love, Losing loved ones is never easy, but thankful for family and friends who show up with love.

    Blessings 🙂

    • Praising God with you, Beth, for fab friends who show love and a Heavenly Father who is LOVE. 🙂 Blessings and hugs! XO

  13. Tina, you write so beautifully and your message is so clear. I have been fortunate in that I have not experienced such profound loss as my folks are still with us. But I do know about “one another love”. Over the years, dear friends have lifted me up and supported me as I went through difficult times with a troubled child. No matter what they were there for me regardless of the situation. Since I know your friends, there’s no doubt that they were there for you in your time of need.

    • Oh Peggy, I’m grateful for your sweet words of encouragement. We are blessed to have “one another love” friends, aren’t we? 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing…big hugs to you! XO