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A tribute to our Willowwinds (Susan)

Friday, May 20, 2011

I learned today with much sadness that our wonderful Spark People friend, Willowwinds has passed on to be with our Lord.

I can't stop the tears from flowing. I realize that I only know Susan (her real name) from Spark People, but she had become a source of such daily uplifting to me and to others. I will so sadly miss her daily blogs, her little jokes, her beautiful poems, her Christmas pages.

Through all of Susan's financial troubles and her many health issues, she never complained. She was always there to comfort us and to enlighten us with her wit and wisdom.

I feel so sad for her husband Russ. Russ was always so kind to Susan. And Susan loved Russ so much. Her fur babies will miss their Mommy so very much.

Russ, to you, please know that Willow was a light here on Spark People. She will be missed by so many. God Bless and keep you through this sad time.

I would like to quote one thing Susan said in her last blog:

"The Secret is this: "I have learned there is little I can do in my life that will make me truly happy. I must depend on God to make me happy and meet my needs. When a need arises in my life, I have to trust God to supply according to HIS riches. I have learned most of the time I don't need half of what I think I do. HE has never let me down." Since I learned that Secret I am happy."

This was Susan. All she wanted some days was some fresh fruit that at times they couldn't afford to get or some extra heat for their home. God Bless you, my dear, dear friend. A spark has gone from me and Spark People today.

God Bless you Susan!

"No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him." 1 Corinthians 2:9b

For those wishing to send a card, her address is:

Susan Distler 3906 Nichol Street Newportville, PA 19056

You may leave a memorial comment on her Spark People page here:

Member Comments About This Blog Post:

    I am so sorry for this loss. She sounded truly wonderful and I'm sure she will not be forgotten.

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SUSANISTHIN34 5/21/2011 11:02PM

    I am so saddened by the loss of Willowwinds. She truely inspired and touched all of us who knew her here at Spark. Thank you for this touching tribute to her.

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KJWILSON211 5/21/2011 10:43AM

    Beautifully said, Willow was a uplifting spirit here on earth that will be sorely missed by all. God grant her family and friends comfort and peace. emoticon

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WALNUT5612 5/21/2011 9:23AM

    She will be missed!!

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 5/21/2011 12:42AM

    Beautiful tribute to a beautiful sweet spirit. Susan will be missed! Thanks for this thoughtful blog. emoticon emoticon

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JAMER123 5/20/2011 11:16PM

    I am sorry to hear this news. Thanks you so much for sharing. I am sure Susan is "Dancing with Jesus" now and her pain is no longer with her. My thoughts and prayers to you and her family. God Bless you all. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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REDSHOES2011 5/20/2011 9:35PM

    Sorry to hear she passed, she is no longer hurting.. Like all our other wonderful people is sleeping until God returns..

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VAMANOS 5/20/2011 9:08PM

    Bob, thank you for taking the time to send me a private message. You were right, I hadn't yet heard. I couldn't possibly add any more to what you have so beautifully written, so I'll be directing my friends here to read your post.

Rest in peace, dear Susan, our Willowwinds.


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NATPLUMMER 5/20/2011 8:12PM


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    Beautifully said, FLYER99. emoticon

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KAMAPERRY 5/20/2011 7:24PM

    I am totally in shock, God bless her family.

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SPEEDY143 5/20/2011 7:19PM

    Beautiful tribute Bob, Willow Sparked us all. What a beautiful soul, I will miss her and pray that her DH finds comfort in knowing that they will be reunited. My deepest sympathies in your loss of a dear friend emoticon

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GRACEISENUF 5/20/2011 6:11PM

    What a beautiful tribute to our sweet Susan. I love the pic she posted of the little girl in the arms of Jesus on her page before she left for the hospital. I am believing that is where she is for all of eternity.


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