Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Alli Crane 1981 - 2009

In loving memory of my beloved best friend, Tinker's adored Godmother.
Alli passed away yesterday after a long and courageous fight with cancer.
Now she can finally rest peacefully.
I will miss her always, forever my best friend, soulmate, Tinker's Godmother.
xx
This photo was taken just a few weeks ago. Special memories.

86 comments:

  1. Oh Carolyn--I'm so very sorry for your loss.
    Thank goodness she can now rest in peace.
    I'm sending love your way from Alabama.

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  2. C, I am so very sorry for Alli's passing. please take care of yourself and Tinker.

    If there is anything that I can do, please let me know

    Many hugs and huge amounts of love

    April

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  3. I'm so sorry for your loss. Your in my prayers.

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  4. Oh Carolyn,
    May Alli rest in peace.

    Big hugs to you all in this darkest of times.

    :(

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  5. You'll feel her again Carolyn. Your friendship has always inspired and amazed me, and always will. Alli will be remembered and loved by so many, thank you for sharing her with us over the years. So much love to you.

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  6. Am so sorry to hear this. :( Rest peacefully beautiful Alli.

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  7. No words are enough ... I am SORRY for your loss. You are in my thoughts. xo

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  8. My prayers are with everyone.
    I will be thinking of you.
    D

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  9. My prayers are with you, what an awful thing to have happened. I am truly sorry to hear :(

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  10. I am so sorry. May she now suffer no more.

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  11. I am sending you every condolence, thank you for sharing Ali's journey with us - love to you at this sad time xx

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  12. Oh my heart sank when I saw this post. I am so sad to hear this terrible news. Thinking of you xxxx

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  13. Carolyn
    We are thinking of you in this time of sadness. I wish you courage and strength to get through the dark days and nights. Ali will always be with you through memories and in spirit. A friendship like yours is inspirational and your love for her was more than the love we feel for friends.
    Love, Tanya, Scott & Matilda xox

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  14. I'm coming out of hiding to comment today (stumbled across your very entertaining blog a few weeks back but also recognise you from a particular wedding forum).

    Now that I have de-lurked, however, I am not entirely sure what to say. I really just wanted to let you know that I am yet another stranger who has kept you and your beautiful friend in her thoughts and I am so very sorry to read this particular post. Thinking of you all and sending lots of love from cyberspace. xx

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  15. I am truly sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and hers. R.I.P. Cancer is so horrible. :( I know, i lost my mother six months ago. :(

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  16. Can't imagine what you are feeling at the moment Carolyn, but my heart goes out to you and your family and Ali's family at this sad sad time.

    May she now Rest in Peace, but live on through you and your beautiful Tinker.

    Megan xxx

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  17. Carolyn, I'm so sorry.

    My thoughts are you with your family and Alli's.

    Camilla xxxx

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  18. Oh Carolyn my thoughts are with you at such a sad time. I can only hope you find strength in her courageous fight and peace that you were undoubtedly an amazing friend, and that is just from what I have seen on this blog and twitter.

    I hope you and her family are taking comfort in one another. xx

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  19. I've read so many of your posts about her that I feel like I know her in some small way. I am so sorry for your loss. I wish there was something I could say to ease your pain. Take care of yourself.

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  20. I'm so sorry. Thinking of you xx

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  21. I am so sorry for your loss. Death is painful for those left behind, but your beautiful friend is resting peacefully in God's arms. Thinking of you and all those who loved Alli at this time.

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  22. I am really sorry for your loss Carolyn. It is so sad. She was so young. May her soul rest in peace and may God give you the strength to bear this huge loss. My heart goes out to u.

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  23. Oh Carolyn, I am so sorry.
    My thoughts are with Alli's and your families.
    From reading your posts you can tell how much Alli was part of your family, and your amazing friendship was evident in every word.
    Thinking of you all,
    k

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  24. Very sorry to hear this sad news Carolyn.

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  25. Oh carolyn. I am so sorry. I have been thinking about Ali alot lately and hoping she would pull through but now she can finally rest in peace. Hope her hubby and family are ok.

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  26. Carolyn I am so sorry to hear of Alli's passing. May she rest in peace after her courageous journey. Much love to you, the Tinker & family. xx

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  27. I am so sorry, Alli rest in peace. Everyone is in my thoughts and prayers.

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  28. Carolyn I am so sorry to hear of your friend's passing. My heart goes out to you.

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  29. I'm so sorry to hear about that Carolyn. I'm glad she got to know Tinker and all her redheaded goodness! And I'm glad you had each other.

    I wish you a lot of strength and love at this really sad time. I hope you give her an amazing send off that she would be proud of.

    x NJ.

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  30. Carolyn, i'm so sorry.

    She will be missed- even through this blog, she bought so much laughter to the world.

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  31. I know a few words as a comment doesn't mean much, but I just want to say that I am very sorry to hear of Alli's death. I can't imagine the pain her family and you are in at the moment.

    Take care.

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  32. May Alli rest peacefully, and live on in your hearts forever.

    Take care, my beautiful friend xx

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  33. So sorry for your loss!
    May your love for her keep her everliving in your heart. It is well!

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  34. Oh, Carolyn, how awful. My heart is breaking for you. She will always be your best friend and her memory will live on. Hugs.

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  35. Carolyn - it's just too ridiculous this woman has gone far too soon. Just so so ridiculous and so terrible - I can feel your heartache. May memories of your glorious friendship hold you up right now. Sending thoughts and prayers.
    Tania
    x

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  36. Caroyln, thoughts and prayers be with you in your time of loss. May Alli rest in peace. xx

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  37. Oh I am so sorry :(

    I was only wondering about you and her today. :(

    Take care xox

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  38. So sorry to hear this terrible news.

    Rest in peace beautiful Alli.

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  39. I was thinking about you and her yesterday and to read your tweet.. I'm so sorry Carolyn. My heart goes out to her family and husband. Far too young :(

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  40. I am so so heartbroken for you.

    Your stories of Alli have touched so many who have never met her, and she has made an impact on so many people. She lives on in you, and her beautiful goddaughter.

    I am sure she was happy until the very end, and still is, as she had an amazing friend like you.

    Rest in Peace Alli xoxo

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  41. I am sooo sorry to hear of your loss...My prayers are with you and Alli's family.

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  42. I'm so very sorry for your loss.
    I know how much you loved her, and she knew it too.
    Be strong. My prayers are with you.

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  43. Amituofo! May she rest in peace.

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  44. My condolences to you at this awful time.

    I was wondering how she was going.

    Cancer just sucks.

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  45. oh no, I said it out loud when I read the post. I'm so sorry, words won't ever begin to say how sorry I am for you and the loss of your dear sweet friend. She's just gorgeous and I'm so terribly sorry

    keeping you in my prayers for now and hoping you can find some comfort in the memories you have. You are such a great friend to her.

    take care,
    Corrie:)

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  46. Dear Carolyn,
    So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

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  47. I am so sorry Carolyn. Your friendship with Alli was such an inspiration and it was obvious that you adored her and would have done anything in the world for her.
    My best friend passed away from cancer 8 years ago, so seeing this post from you made me burst into tears. It was way too familiar. I had always prayed for Alli's recovery, and I am really sorry that our prayers weren't enough. Please take care of yourself. I'll be thinking of you.

    God bless you Alli.

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  48. You have been in my thoughts and prayers....

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  49. I'm so sorry, Carolyn. My thoughts are with you and yours at this time.

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  50. Oh my gosh, C, I"m so so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and payers are with you and Alli's family, may she rest in peace xo

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  51. I'm so sorry for your loss! My thoughts and prayers are with you, Tinker and Alli's family.

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  52. Carolyn

    I am so sorry to hear this heartbreaking news. It is so cruel when beautiful souls like Ali leave too soon. You were a wonderful friend to her and she was blessed to have known you, as you and Tinker were blessed to have had so many magical memories with her.

    I know she will be watching over you from

    xx

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  53. Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed—in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality. When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: "Death has been swallowed up in victory." 1 Corinth 15:51-54

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  54. Carolyn, I can't imagine the loss you must be feeling. What a tragedy. Praying for you and those who knew and loved her.

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  55. carolyn i'm so sorry :( much love to you and Alli's family right now xxxx

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  56. So very sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you.

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  57. really sad to hear. Thinking of you.

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  58. I am so sorry for your loss :-(

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  59. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Loss is so difficult to deal with, but I hope you find a sense of peace, and remember the joy your friendship brought to both of you.

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  60. I'm so sorry for the loss of your dear friend. May she rest in peace.

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  61. I'm so sorry to read about your loss Caroline.
    Jet
    xx

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  62. I just happened across your blog via another, and recognised you from TTC2007.

    You have always spoken of Alli with such love, and I cannot comprehend the pain you must be feeling.

    My thoughts are with you, your Tinker, and Alli's family x

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  63. Oh no, I have been offline for a week, very sorry to hear the news. I hope your Tinker is bringing you some joy during this trying time.
    xoxo

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  64. Carolyn, I am so sorry to hear about Ali. You spoke so highly of her that it almost felt like I knew her. May Ali rest in peace now. Take care of yourself.

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  65. I feel devastated and I didn't know her. I hope she is at peace. it looks like you had an amazing and eternal friendship.

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  66. I have never visited your blog before and just read about your best friend. May the joyous times you shared together be the comfort in your sad times. So sorry for your loss.

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  67. Oh I am so very sorry. I am thinking of you.

    XOXOXO

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  68. This is heartbreaking news, and I'm so sorry to hear it.
    Vanessa xx

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  69. I am so sorry to hear this news. I am really behind on my blog reading and only just read it now. She was way too young. I hope you are coping ok and my family wishes your family all the best.

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  70. I am so very sorry Caroline. I lost my best friend to breast cancer five years ago when she was 26. There really isn't anything anyone can say that makes it any easier, but you are in my prayers.

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  71. My heart really goes out to you right now. I know you will miss you best friend immensely.

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  72. I am so sorry for your loss losing your best friend at such a young age is just so unfair. You are in my thoughts. Just hold on to the many wonderful memories that you shared togehter.

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  73. I'm so sorry, may she rest in peace, bless her.

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  74. Hi Carolyn, just wanted to say I'm thinking of you and hoping life is offering you lots of sweet little moments and memories right now. Tania x

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  75. Carolyn I'm so sorry. I am months behind and have only just read of Alli's passing.

    She was far too young for any of this to be fair. I think this verse is so beautifully apt for the friendship that you had with Alli, and the friendship you will continue to have throughout the years despite the fact that you are physically parted.

    Do not stand at my grave and weep
    I am not there; I do not sleep.
    I am a thousand winds that blow,
    I am the diamond glints on snow,
    I am the sun on ripened grain,
    I am the gentle autumn rain.
    When you awaken in the morning’s hush,
    I am the swift uplifting rush
    Of quiet birds in circled flight.
    I am the soft stars that shine at night.
    Do not stand at my grave and cry,
    I am not there; I did not die.

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  76. Sucks, sucks, SUCKS! My thoughts and prayers are with you this morning...XXOO

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  77. I'm so sorry Carolyn I only saw this now. May beautiful Alli rest in peace. M xo

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  78. I just randomly found your blog and am so sorry about the passing of your friend. You and her family are in my prayers.

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  79. I hope you and your family have a happy Christmas.

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  80. Hi Caroline,

    I'm new to your blog but thought that I might share this qoute I found a few weeks back. My mother in law is close to the 'end' due to cancer. Hope the quote helps you...

    Once I dropped a tear in the ocean. When I find it is when I'll stop loving you."
    ---Unknown

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  81. So sorry for your loss, please take care of yourself and your wonderful family, and take courage that it was such a blessing having crossed paths and that such a wonderful friendship will last forever, in your hearts.

    God bless you.

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