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Thursday, July 31, 2014


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Alison at The Gracious Posse

Such beautiful words, Kristen, and my deepest sympathies, Tanya, during this difficult time.


What a moving post. My sympathies to Tanya and her family.

Alyssa Ross Eppich

Absolutely beautiful words, and just perfect, Kristen! Thank you for speaking for us all.....

Angela Sargent

Thank you Kristen.How beautifully and gently written.
Condolences from us all Tanya, to you and your family.

Deboarh Auclair

Tanya.......know in your heart that she is with you toujours and we are all connected by words and thoughts via certain angels (Kristen).

One of the seeds

Thank you for letting us know about Mary, Kristen and for writing such a caring note from "all of us". As you said, we've all been thinking and praying for Mary since we heard (via your blog) and our hearts are with Tanya and her family at this time.

Susan Parcheta

Thank you for sharing this beautiful post. A community of hearts touching and sending waves of love and comfort. Blessings to Tanya and family from Michigan...

Christine Dashper

Merci Kristin for saying so beautifully what I am sure everyone is thinking. Sending love to Tanya and her family


Such a sad story but what touching words of consolation.

Eileen deCamp

Prayers for Tanya and her family during this difficult time. I prayed for her yesterday during my Adoration time. I'm so glad she was found and the family knows she is in heaven.

Pat Cargill

Tanya and family, my deepest condolences on the loss of your chere maman, Mary Glen.

Thank you Kristin for this beautiful tribute. Your sweet generous heart gives us who struggle at these times for the "right thing to say" a voice. I so appreciate the ever-widening circle of love that this blog has become. From all over the world we gather and offer support and caring.

Dear mother, toujours dans ma coeur, always in my heart.

Ophelia Paine

What a lovely post, Kristin. Thank you for giving us a way to reach out and send our thoughts and prayers to this beautiful family. The pain of loss is so great, but I believe that those we have loved and lost are never far from our hearts. May you be surrounded by those who love you today.

Margie Begg

Merci Kristin for sharing this story via your blog.I am sure Tanya will find comfort,knowing that so many Mother's & Daughter's from around the globe are thinking of her at this very sad time.My sympathy to Tanya,her Dad & family,from Adelaide,South Australia.x


No words of mine could
improve on the beautiful words that Kristin has written, for all of us. Love and prayers to you Tanya. Your very dear Mother, Mary Glen, is with the angels. "Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning."
Psalm 30

Patricia Sands

Thank you for sending such meaningful words from all of your readers, Kristin. You brought all of us into this tragedy and through this page formed a collective net of caring and support. When the internet is often spoken about with negativity, your intimate site has demonstrated the positive power it holds. Our hearts go out to the Glen family from all over the world.

Cynthia Gillespie-Smith

Kristi, it is a tribute to you to have such an amazingly supportive and compassionate readership -- so many with kind words for Tanya and her family. I can only echo that her mother will always be with Tanya in her thoughts, memories, and actions.

edie schmidt


Anyone who has lost a dear parent could not help but be moved by this story.
Tanya and her family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Edie from Savannah

Sheila , Charlotte, North Carolina

You are in my prayers for comfort in this time, "for to every thing there is a season....." Ecc. 3:1

Catharine Ewart-Touzot

This is a perfect example of how someone unknown to us/most of us in the flesh, can feel and share in the pain and sorrow of one met "online". The world has certainly become an expansive community shared because of like interests and loves. How sad it is at the loss of a loved one and how we all can share and grieve in this loss. Thank you Kristin for bringing it to our attention.

Leslie NYC


Cynthia Lewis (Eastern Shore of Maryland)

My deepest sympathy for Tanya and her family. Thank you, Kristin, for writing and sharing these beautiful words of comfort.

Chris Allin

Dear Kristin,
May the power of your heartfelt message help to lift and carry Tanya and her family through their loss and grief...

Cheryl Alters Jamison

Thank you, Kristin, for sharing this painful but important information with all of us. I was so moved by your efforts to help, and your tribute to Mary today brought tears to my eyes. My heart goes out to Tanya and her family today. No one ever can totally share the pain of someone else's loss, but my mother is in the Phoenix area, has Alzheimer's, and has had alarming episodes about where she was. So Mary's family's trauma hit very close to home. I forwarded your request to be on the lookout for Mary to both of my sisters there, and they shared it with their Scottsdale church congregation and other friends. Kristin, your network is truly global, and a beautiful blessing even in this very sad time.

Nancy, San Antonio, Texas

This is such a very clear reminder - first we are all human and then mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, Americans, French, etc. And so Tanya, we share your pain and send you our love.


Heartfelt prayers and hugs to Tanya and her family, from another here in the Valley of the Sun. ((Hugs))

Beth Fiacco

Teres Schirmer

Chère Kristin,
Thank you for your very heart-felt print. Your way of writing is vivid and addictive!
I was introduced to you by a good friend "Olivia".
I love your blog of "French Word-a-day". You are an inspiration! Merci,Teresa

Faye Stampe, Gleneden Beach, OR

Thank you Kristin for sharing this heartbreaking story - my thoughs and prayers go out to Tanya and her family.

Robin Lewin

Dear Tanya and Family,

I am so very sorry for the loss of your Dear Mother. Just as Kristin says, she will be with you in your heart always.

Gail Lentz

Prayers and thoughts are with Tanya and her family. I'm so sorry for your loss. Kristin, I love the picture of all of us being flowers on the Bougainville. So appropriate, too, for those of us in the Phoenix area who see them blooming everywhere.

Stacy ~ Sweet Life Farm

Simply beautiful, dear Kristi, I am grateful for your voice in moments as heartbreaking as this. I checked your blog and Tanya’s Facebook page before going to bed last night, hoping for reassuring news.

May our collective love, care and sympathy surround and comfort Tanya and her family in this time of great sadness.

Sandra Ciancio

Tanya, there can be no words, just hugs. My 21 niece 7 months pregnant just died of a brain hemmorage, the baby survived! But, like your family we are reeling from the pain, shock, and sadness.
Hugs from across the world to you and your family.


Tout a été bien dit, par toi, Kristin.
My thoughts are with you, Tanyan, mes sincères condoléances.

Bernice Smith

Ca juste! Kristin.


My heart goes out to all family and friends.. Prayers of comfort for your loss.

Kitty Wilson-Pote

Tanya and Sandra, tender sympathies for your losses, both so unexpected. Hugs to you. Kristin, thanks as ever for your eloquently expressive heart's speaking so truly for us here.


Thank-you Kristin for sharing your beautiful message to Tanya, her family & friends. The love, care & friendship that is so obvious from around the globe gives one hope for the future. I am so glad I found your 'journal', albeit purely by chance - or maybe it wasn't...!

Kristen Tesoro Lumsden

Absolutely and amen to all that you said, Kristin. Tanya, I'm so grieved for your loss.

Trina, St. Petersburg, Florida, USA

Thank you, Kristin, for so thoughtfully and eloquently expressing, from all of us, what we are unable to put into words.


Our dear Kristi,
What sad news.Deepest sympathies to Mary's family,and all of those who now mourn.
Through you and and your wonderful blog,we really are all extended family members sharing each other's sorrows as well as joys.
Natalia XO


Just the other day, Mary Glenn went missing, so what had happened and now she's gone?
We're sorry for your loss, Tanya,May your mom now rest in peace.

Kathleen from Connecticut

Tanya, my condolences on the passing of your mother. May she rest in peace.



You are such a blessing and I'm sure Mary Glen's family is very thankful for all you have done and written about their beautiful mother. May she rest in peace and may comfort come to her family in knowing how many people cared! My best friend's brother-in-law recently passed away after a quick and virulent illness, all too young and it is always so sad to lose a dear one. Your words have helped me with some thoughts and words to pass along to my friend & her husband, in this very difficult loss. Thank you!

Kathy King

So sad for your loss. It is so very difficult to lose one's mother.


Dear Tanya, I can understand what a kind angle you've missed since I had missed her before.

Betty Tuininga

My heartfelt condolences to Tanya and her family. May Mary's spirit find peace and her family comfort knowing that she has finally found eternal peace.

Kristin you were most kind in sharing her story. We all feel her grief, a mother is a precious connection. Thank you for your sensitivity and love on this issue.

Faye Stelly

Thank you, Kristi, for your beautiful expression of collective condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Robin Allen

No one is ever truly ready to lose a parent, but a broken heart will eventually forge a fragile mend. I'm sending up prayers for comfort and love for Mary's family.

Linda Faas

My heart goes out to Tanya and her family.
Thank you for expressing your caring thoughts; you bring such comfort with your words.

Carolyn  in Vermont

Dear Kristi,

Thank you for letting us know about Mary's passing and for sharing the beautiful words you wrote to Tanya and her family.

Tanya and family--my heart goes out to all of you during this difficult time. You'll be in my thoughts and prayers. I lost my Mom many years ago and understand the pain of that loss. May those beautiful, loving memories you've all made together over the years bring you love and comfort.

Dianne Swanwick

Dear Tanya and family, I have followed your story with a heavy heart my deepest sympathy to you all at this sad time, remember that you are the lucky ones you have a lifetime of wonderful memories to reflect back on and the knowledge of giving and receiving love.

Sandra Vichery

Dear Kristi,
This post brought tears to my eyes...Thank you so much for your beautiful words for Mary, and for Tanya and her family. It means so much to us and we are grateful for your support during such a difficult time.
Yes, it was me that introduced Tanya to your blog and I also shared your books!



Chère Kristin,
Your post containing your letter of condolence to Tanya and her family was heart-felt and written so well. I'm sure your sincere words will comfort all who knew and loved Mary. I always write a personal note of condolence but struggle to find comforting words knowing how difficult my own mother's death was for me. Remembering the happy times and love we shared keeps her in mon coeur always. Thank you, Kristin.

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