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A very special SP friend has passed away.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

I was doing the friend feed yesterday and saw that A-New-Tara passed away. I couldn't believe it. I thought it was a mistake and went to her page thinking that someone she knew passed away. I was going to leave a sympathy bouquet. Her son wrote a blog saying that Tara passed away last Saturday night unexpectedly. The family was shocked by the sudden passing.

I couldn't believe it and just yelled OMG no and the tears started rolling down my checks. She was a very special person. She was always there with a kind word, a gentle push and a emoticon. She commented on all my blogs and always had kind words for me. I don't know why but she looked up to me and sometimes would mail me asking for advice on eating or exercising. Everyone loved Tara. She had a great sense of humor which came out in her posts and blogs quite a bit. She was also a very spiritual woman and loved her son very much and was very very proud of him. We would exchange mails about our sons. They are only a few years apart mine being older and not wiser. She became a leader of the Weekly Challenges Team. Every Friday she would post a Friday silliness thread which was always fun to do. Last Friday she missed it and I figured she was still recovering from the car accident.

December 31 Tara was in a terrible car accident with her son on the way to work. She suffered broken ribs and was in the hospital until the middle of January. Everyone was quite concerned and relieved when we learned what happened but that she was alright, home and on the mend. I don't know if her death was a result of complications from the accident or what. All I know is that I am going to miss my friend a lot. She was only 50 doing great looking great happy and taken from us too soon. My heart is broken for her son, for her family and for her spark family. Tara, I will miss you, I love you, and I do take comfort in knowing that you are in the arms of the Lord now. Say hi to my Dad for me. Look after all of your family and your spark family and know that we love you. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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LINDAKAY228 3/1/2013 3:20PM

    I am so sorry for your loss and for family. I've made some amazing friends here on SP too, and they truly become an important part of our lives, even if we never get to meet them face to face. My thoughts and prayers are with you and with all her loved ones.

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SUSIE4LYF 3/1/2013 11:30AM

    My friend I am sorry to hear this. My thoughts and prayers go to you, her family and all who loved her.

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MARTY728 3/1/2013 9:39AM

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LYDDIECAT 2/28/2013 6:52PM

    I am so sad about Tara. She was such a positive, encouraging, insightful person. We will all miss her so much! I am adding you as a friend. I think Tara would like that.

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ALEXSGIRL1 2/28/2013 6:42PM

    sorry for the loss of your special friend emoticon

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SYLPHINPROGRESS 2/27/2013 11:57AM

    We can become attached to friends we make online. You had the good fortune to find this with Tara and you'll remember her with great affection.

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MILLERISHEALTHY 2/27/2013 11:15AM

    Bonnie, I'm sorry to hear about your friend's passing. I didn't know her, but she sounds like a very special person who enjoyed life and shared her love with friends and family. I know you'll miss her very much.

God bless you and her family,

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GABIBEAR 2/25/2013 11:31PM

    I am so sorry that you lost an obviously well loved SparkFriend. I lost one last year too, and she too was way too young. She was only in her 20's.

You gave her a wonderful tribute. She would be very proud that you spoke so nicely of her! May she be in paradise with her maker!!!

Gabi
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TERRIPAL1 2/25/2013 9:17AM

    Sorry for your loss ! emoticon . Thanks for letting us get to know Tara, I wish I had known her earlier. It sounds like she was a very special sparker!

Thanks again! emoticon

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MAIDAMONTREAL 2/25/2013 8:51AM

    Sorry to hear about this. I wish I could have known her but I never came across her name on SP. My condolences to you and to her son and family and friends. R.I.P.

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MRS_TOAD 2/25/2013 8:31AM

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PATTIE441 2/25/2013 6:16AM

    I am so sorry, my friend! Very heartbreaking. Praying for you all! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BEEJAY49 2/25/2013 3:24AM

    I'm so sorry for the loss of your friend. God Bless and Hugs!

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CHOCOHIPPO 2/24/2013 9:09PM

    I, too, was saddened to hear of Tara's passing. She truly was a loving and kind spirit, always taking the time to make an encouraging comment and loving her life. Her positive attitude was always an inspiration to me. When I read the note last night and her son's note on her blog, I was so very shocked and sad. I also wondered if her accident led to her sudden and early death. But I do know that she will be greatly missed.

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PATRICIAANN46 2/24/2013 7:00PM

  Hi Bonnie.......
I am so emoticon to hear of your friend's death. You wrote such a wonderful tribute to her. It would be nice if her son could see it. It is so amazing how close we get to each other and yet will probably never meet in person. It is the best part of Spark People in many ways.
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ROCKRUNNER404 2/24/2013 6:52PM

    This is so sad emoticon

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LIVEDAILY 2/24/2013 2:33PM

    Oh Bonnie, I'm so, so sorry to hear about the loss of your SP friend.
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ADEWYN 2/24/2013 2:10PM

    i am so sorry.. i would be so sad if i found out any one of my SP friends had passed.... we all have such a special bond here.... hugs and love


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CARLYG8 2/24/2013 2:07PM

    What a wonderful tribute to your dear friend. May you find the comfort and peace in Christ Jesus. Peace that can only come from Him. Praying for you, her family, and her many, many spark friends who will sorely miss her.
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LADYVOLSFAN1954 2/24/2013 1:31PM

    I was so shocked to hear of her death too! I sat there and cried for the longest time because she was such a special lady. ((hugs))

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DBELLE39 2/24/2013 1:22PM

    Im so sorry for the loss of your friend, sending up prayers & emoticon .

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GARDENSFORLIFE 2/24/2013 1:06PM

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MAMAOWLS 2/24/2013 1:05PM

    A wonderful tribute to a friend. It is amazing how we can create a bond with people we've never met. You are such a caring person to write such a touching memorial to Tara. I'm sure her son will appreciate it.

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LOVESLIFE48 2/24/2013 12:55PM

    I know it's hard to lose a friend. I too lost a Sparkfriend in September. Hugs and prayers. emoticon

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CAROLJEAN64 2/24/2013 12:25PM

    What a very special blog this is. Thanks.

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L*I*T*A* 2/24/2013 12:04PM

    so sorry to hear of this loss.....

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1EMMA2011 2/24/2013 11:59AM

    I feel the same way that you do. Tara was a wonderful person and she will be missed. Thank you for writing about her in your blog.

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2BEHEALTHY2014 2/24/2013 11:36AM

    I was shocked and saddened to learn of Tara's passing. She truly was a amazing person and will be missed.

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NEW-CAZ 2/24/2013 11:20AM

    Bonnie I am so sorry you've lost such a lovely person in your life, my condolences to you and of course her family emoticon

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SNP_27 2/24/2013 11:13AM

    I'm sorry for your loss emoticon

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ASTRA58 2/24/2013 11:09AM

    I am so very sorry for the loss of your friend.

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1CRAZYDOG 2/24/2013 11:06AM

    OH my . . . sending my condolences to you AND her family. How tragic.

HUGS

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FELINA 2/24/2013 11:00AM

    Like you, I was shocked when I read the announcement on my friend feed. I also went to her page thinking it was a mistake. She was taken way too soon. She will be missed.
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CAT609 2/24/2013 10:55AM

    I am also so very, very sorry! emoticon

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PROUD-GRANDMA 2/24/2013 10:51AM

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SEMISWEETCHICK 2/24/2013 10:39AM

    I'm so sorry to hear this. My thoughts are with you and your friend's family.

It's funny how close we can bond with people we know only online, isn't it? We can get to know each other so well it feels we've known them forever.

It sounds like you had a wonderful, caring relationship with your Spark friend. I'm so very sorry for your loss.

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JILL313 2/24/2013 10:35AM

    I'm so sorry Bonnie to hear this about your friend. She was way too young and it is sad she leaves a young son behind. I know you feel her loss deeply as she was special to you and many others. I regret I didn't get to know her. . .It is so sad and I'm so sorry to hear this upsetting news. Take good care and you are Special to those of us who know you.

Hugs & Love,

Jill

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INGMARIE 2/24/2013 10:34AM

    so sorry to hear about your friends passing.

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TXTOAD9970 2/24/2013 10:33AM

    Wow - I didn't know Tara but it sounds like this was a shock. I am sorry for your loss.
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TCHNCRFT 2/24/2013 10:31AM

    I'm so sorry to hear of your SP friend's passing, and at such a young age. I do hope her family and all who knew her find comfort in their happy memories.

Carol

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