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#1 LEGs-R-US

Posted 20 December 2012 - 08:19 PM

A group of us met six years ago on the EB boards.  

We were young, anxious and all gushing with joy at the birth of our beautiful babies.  EB provided us the opportunity to meet, laugh, learn and bounce ideas off each other.  This I thank EB for.  

EB provided a platform to develop relationships that we would go on to make great friendships, we've chatted daily, we feel like we know each others children like they go to school with each other.  We've traveled Australia to meet up.  We live in different states... we fight.. we roll eyes but we also love each other (some more than others.. original.gif  We have different beliefs and challenges in life that we each respect each other for.    We help each other with education, advice, weight, children and ideas.  This I thank EB for.

We have experienced a raft of life events in our group... DIA 07.. This I thank EB for.
We have had new life ..
birthdays..
marriages..
divorces...
today we had death.  

I thank EB for the life of our beautiful Marg.  aka Greenfern.

For bringing us together in circumstances where we would never have met.   Marg taught our group how to not give in.  She fought a gallant fight of cancer and gave everything to stay longer with her loving family.  She defeated odds, being educated with her options and embracing each day like it was her last.  Today she can rest.  Tonight I have shed tears but I am happy that she is in peace.  Thankful that I know her.. and ultimately thankful for EB for providing us this opportunity to have her in our lives.

We can bag EB at times.. we can hate the 'hate' that happens in some of theforums.  In recent times I have moved away from EB but I will always be thankful for the wonderful group of woman EB introduced me to six years ago.  

I know my life is richer having all of them in my lives.
xo

Edited by LEGs-R-US, 20 December 2012 - 08:29 PM.


#2 niggles

Posted 20 December 2012 - 08:25 PM

What a touching story for you to share with us. Rest in peace, Marg.

#3 EBeditor

Posted 20 December 2012 - 08:27 PM

Rest in peace Marg. It sounds like she was an amazing person.
Thank you so much Jen for sharing the story of your circle of friends. It never ceases to amaze me how many real and deep friendships have been forged here.

#4 Chelli

Posted 20 December 2012 - 08:28 PM

That was beautifully written - thanks for sharing.

RIP Marg xx

#5 Jen1

Posted 20 December 2012 - 08:29 PM

Sorry to hear the loss of Marg.  sad.gif  It is so hard when we loose the special ones closest to our hearts.  Fly free Marg.

#6 andieinvic

Posted 20 December 2012 - 08:32 PM

Very very sorry to hear that. Thanks for posting such a lovely tribute and for letting us know. Rest in peace Marg and thoughts to her family and friends.

#7 cathc

Posted 20 December 2012 - 08:37 PM

Beautiful words Jen.
I am also so very thankful to EB for bringing us together, to think 7 years ago I didn't know any of you and today I consider you some of my closest friends.
Goodbye gorgeous Marg, you taught me so much, my world truly is a better place for knowing you.

#8 DylMah

Posted 20 December 2012 - 08:38 PM

LEGs-R-US: You've described so well our little group. We are so so lucky, and I will be eternally grateful for our group introducing me to Marg.

I can't believe we've lost such a beautiful soul. It still doesn't seem real.

Marg was one of the most inspirational women I've ever had the pleasure of knowing. She was beautiful, funny, loving, courageous and strong.

RIP Marg. You are so loved, and so missed.

#9 mummabear

Posted 20 December 2012 - 08:39 PM

RIP Marg. She sounded like a lovely person.

#10 i-candi

Posted 20 December 2012 - 08:41 PM

RIP Marg

#11 Our LovelyLiv

Posted 20 December 2012 - 08:42 PM

Jen, such beautiful words and a perfect example of why I love our little DIA07 group so much. We are so lucky to have each other and so lucky to have known such an amazing woman. I didn't think I could cry any more tonight x

#12 ~Mintie~

Posted 20 December 2012 - 08:43 PM

I'm very sorry for your loss sad.gif It sounds like Marg was a very inspirational person.

#13 baddmammajamma

Posted 20 December 2012 - 08:49 PM

Jen, what a beautiful tribute to Marg and the wonderful group of friends you've met via EB. I am so sorry that such a special woman lost her battle. I am sending my heartfelt condolences to all of you who were lucky enough to know Marg.

#14 purplekitty

Posted 20 December 2012 - 09:01 PM

What lovely words and what lovely friends.
I'm sorry for the loss and pain you're feeling at the moment when a good friend is no longer there.

#15 LambChop

Posted 20 December 2012 - 09:42 PM

One of my lifetime dearest friends is someone from my April 2002 DIG, I could relate to all you said...

Sorry for the loss of Marg from your group, you will miss her always and never forget her.

Rest in Peace Marg.

#16 Gone-Country

Posted 20 December 2012 - 09:45 PM

I'm so sorry for the loss of your friend.  I hope that your group finds and draws strengths from one another at this time.  Rest peacefully Marg.

#17 Jersey Caramel

Posted 20 December 2012 - 09:52 PM

I am so sorry to you all for the loss of your dear friend. There is something very special about the friendships formed as you become mothers together, I'm sure you will all miss her deeply.

#18 Penny*Penny*Penny

Posted 20 December 2012 - 11:21 PM

You girls know more about me than most of my IRL friends. Marg made us laugh and taught us some important lessons. She was a beautiful soul that will live on through X.
Heart broken.
I will remember the date always (monkeys bday) and am going out tomorrow to buy a special candle to use in margs honour.

Edited by Penny*Penny*Penny, 20 December 2012 - 11:22 PM.


#19 ChickenortheEgg?

Posted 20 December 2012 - 11:30 PM

Rest in Peace Marg. My sincerest condolences to those that knew & loved her.

#20 Therese

Posted 21 December 2012 - 07:18 AM

I'm sorry for the loss of your gorgeous friend. All of you and her family are in my thoughts.

#21 Rae

Posted 21 December 2012 - 08:23 AM

Beautifully written Jen. Marg was an inspiration ( even though she would laugh at the thought!) and will be sadly missed from our group.

I am truly greatful for all the great friendships that we have made. Thanks for the laughs tears and even the frustrating eye rolls and face palms over the last 6 years!  The support and love shown to me and every member of our motley crew is honestly that of a strong family.

Marg you will never be forgotten and may your beautiful spirit live through the gorgeous Mr X. Its been an honor knowing you xx

Edited by Rae, 21 December 2012 - 08:28 AM.


#22 Quill

Posted 21 December 2012 - 08:26 AM

What a beautifully written post and deeply saddening news.

My sincere condolences, thoughts and sympathy to Marg's family, especially her husband and children, along with her friends and all from her EB support group.

I just wanted to add how much I understand the depth of the friendships some of us make on EB. I can’t speak for anyone else, but I know for me, I keep coming back because the friends I have made here are the closest people I have to family.

Some have been transient and we’ve given each other support at a particular point and then gradually drifted apart as we’ve changed. Others have lasted for half a decade or more. And then there are some who are more recent friendships, developing with slow insistence.

Above all, the comfort, solidarity, wisdom, light hearted joy and pride I take in knowing these women and being allowed to take part, even a little bit, in their lives is of huge importance to me.

People talk about ‘IRL’ and online as though they are separate entities. When I first joined EB, I felt the same way. I don’t anymore. Emotion and love and grief are internal processes. You can read a book and be so moved you remember it forever. Although a written online medium, I think EB holds similar value.

I hope this is okay to say. I really hope it’s not inappropriate to say in this thread. I want to say it, because I want to say something that isn’t an empty condolence, and because I’m sorry such a wonderful life was lost to us as a community.


Very much love.

Georgie

Edited by Quill, 21 December 2012 - 08:53 AM.


#23 FlutterbyBlue

Posted 21 December 2012 - 08:39 AM

What a beautiful eulogy.  R.I.P. Marge.   Sincere condolences to all who knew and loved her.

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#24 Great Dame

Posted 21 December 2012 - 09:55 AM

Rest peaceful Marg.  
Deepest sympathy to all her friends and family, especially her kids.

#25 LookMumNoHands

Posted 21 December 2012 - 10:02 AM

Marg sounds like she was a lovely person and friend. I'm sorry you have lost a member of your friendship circle, may she rest in peace.




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