Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Jane Kennedy Sutton

Jane Kennedy Sutton was one of my first blogger friends. She was a published author and had seen more of the world than I could ever dream of, but she never made me feel like the newbie that I was.


Only once did she mention that she was battling lung cancer. But her posts and comments continued to be full of life. Last Friday, Jane lost her Battle.

We never met, nor hoped to. Her leaving has left an emptiness the equal of what any 'real' friend would have. Despite the pain, I am glad I got to know Jane.

Jane Kennedy Sutton
January 15, 1949 to May 6, 2011
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15 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I met her last summer through a Yahoo group. You're right - she was always full of life. I'm going to miss her.

Dorte H said...

One of the things I did NOT foresee when I began blogging is how much other bloggers come to mean for you - that they are not just words on the screen, but turn into friends. And it is so sad when one of them is no more.

Chuck said...

A touching story and nice thought for your blogging friend. I am sad for you today.

Margot Kinberg said...

Natasha - What a lovely tribute to Jane. Her loss is deeply felt, and I think Dorte is right. We don't realise just how strong our bonds with each other are in this community until we lose one of our members...

Oddyoddyo13 said...

So heartbreaking! A woman that vibrant never truly leaves any world...best wishes to you, and to her. Brave soul.

Jemi Fraser said...

I never 'met' Jane online - but I wish I had. So many have been touched by her passing. She sounds like a wonderful lady. So sad.

Take care. *hugs*

Danette said...

Sorry to hear of your loss! I too have become friends with fellow bloggers and have even met one (in Key West!) It's a surprising and rewarding journey we take as we touch lives online! Best wishes to you!

Patricia Stoltey said...

I think we "met" Jane about the same time. Your post brings tears to my eyes. I hope she knows how many lives she touched.

Faith Pray said...

Thank you for sharing. I'm so sorry. Amazing that we can meet and be touched by lives across the world through blogging, and find dear friends. I'm so sorry to hear of your loss.

Jan Morrison said...

Thanks Natasha, this says it all. The cost of love is grief at the ephemeral nature of life and I'm glad we belong to the tribe that thinks it is well worth the cost.
Jan Morrison

Clarissa Draper said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. We have the best community ever! I know I would notice if you stopped your awesome posts.

Stacy Gail said...

It's very hard to explain how important our online friends are. Jane sounds like she was a wonderful person who focused only on enjoying the life she was living, and that underscores what a special person she must have been. I'm so sorry for your loss, Natasha. *hugs*

Medeia Sharif said...

I'm sad to read about her passing. The blogging community lost someone special.

dipali said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Rayna. Somehow, meeting or not meeting is not always important, 'knowing' the person as a friend is.

dipali said...

I'm so sorry to hear of this. My condolences, Rayna.

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