A Tribute To Tina Downey – A Beloved Member Of The Group A to Z Blog Challenge & I W S G,Departed to Glory on Aug. 23rd 2014” My September Month’s IWSG Post
September 3rd, 2014 | by Philip Verghese 'Ariel' || Leave a comment |
A Tribute To Tina Downey
A Beloved Member Of The Group
A to Z Blog Challenge
Departed to Glory on Aug. 23rd 2014
My September Month’s IWSG Post.
Yet another day to post our worries, fears, doubts along with the suggestions helps etc on every month’s first Wednesday.
The brain child of Alex J. Cavanaugh the Ninja Captain, one of the founding members of the famous A to Z blog Challenge.
I never thought that this month’s post will be a tribute to a beloved friend among us. But God the Almighty had a different purpose in each thing happen in our life.
Sadly I could write these lines with a deep sorrow in my heart though it’s not much related to writing worry, but it’s so closely related to a prolific writer who was very active in writing, specially in these columns.
Here I am talking about the sudden demise of one of my beloved fellow bloggers in the blogsphere. Tina Downey the co-host of the famous A to Z blog challenge (the brain child of Arlee Bird). She was very active in these columns too till recently.
Though she was suffering and was in treatment for different kinds of ailments she was discharged from the hospital and was recuperating but the God has a different purpose in the life of Tina. It has pleased the Lord to take her to His heavenly abode on the 23rd of August 2014
My acquaintance with Tina has started in the year 2012 and we were very good communicators in regard to the blogging and other writings, especially in connection with the A to Z blog challenge in the year 2013. she selected me as one of her minions in her team and I was much elated by the selection and I accepted her offer and I worked under her in the year 2013 A to Z Blog challenge all through. That was indeed a great experience and I was very much indebted to her for that offer. Oh my… her instructions through the mail were so pleasant and I never had such an experience with anyone. We discussed some spiritual aspects too in her busy schedule and her encouraging words were really thought provoking and uplifting. She even agreed to do a Guest post for my newly designed webpage, but meanwhile she was going through different ailments but still her presence were all around in the blogsphere especially in A to Z pages. She was indeed touched the life of many through her activities in and around the blogsphere. Her departure is a great loss to many who had acquaintance with her. Personally speaking its indeed a great loss to me.
I am sure if anyone come across with Tina would have experienced her deep concern for others and their betterment. We the group members at A to Z as well as IWSG lost a beloved and active member. Indeed a great loss to the blogging world especially to A to Z and IWSG.
I express my deep sorrow and condolences to the Engineer (Tina address her husband with this word) and the beloved two kids.
May the Heavenly Father comfort and console them with His peace.
Though we all miss such a loving friend on this earth, as Arlee Bird, the founder of A to Z Blog Challenge said, we will meet her one day face to face in the heavenly abode.
Tina too had such great faith and hope in her life. In one of our conversations she expressed her wonderful and great faith in the God Almighty.
Let us also have this hope in our life and go forward.
Also please read a post I have posted about her in April 2013 A to Z Blog Challenge.
Here is another post in my blogger page Philipscom/BloggerPage
Please visit Tina’s blog Life Is Good to leave a message in her remembrance.
You can also add your blog link to the list following this post if you have done or will be doing a tribute post in honor of Tina. Read below for more information.
Also Please Read Another Post in this regard HERE
In memory of Tina Downey, the A to Z Team is hosting a sunflower tribute
on September 8, 2014 – Remembering Tina Downey.
Prior to that date, purchase or plant a sunflower in her honor. (If you have to
resort to plastic, that’s cool.) Take a photo of your sunflower and post in in her
memory on Monday, September 8. Tina loved her sunflowers, and we want to
splash the blogging world with sunflowers that day and honor a truly
amazing woman who was friend and family to so many.
You can sign up now or add your link when you post your sunflower.
Please help us spread the word! Let’s brighten the Internet with sunflowers the
way Tina brightened the lives of so many.
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This list will close in 5 days, 1 hrs, 36 min (9/8/2014 11:59 PM North America – Eastern Standard Time)
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