Jump to content

Thanks EB - Our beautiful Marg.


  • Please log in to reply
25 replies to this topic

#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 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.

bbighug.gif



#23 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.

#24 Soontobegran

Posted 21 December 2012 - 10:06 AM

What a very beautiful tribute to Marg. Deepest condolences to those who loved her.



I very much agree with all that Quill said.

#25 Princess.cranky.pants

Posted 21 December 2012 - 10:17 AM

Rest in peace Marg.. from another Marg.

My sympathies to all those who loved her...especially her children who have lost their mum.




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Wondersuit heaven: Bonds & Disney launch exclusive collection

Bonds and Disney fans with babies to buy for will be celebrating this news. Bonds and Disney have just released collaboration Wondersuits.

Perth hospital mistakes cancerous tumour for "behavioural issues"

When Naomi Holly, a mother of three, noticed her eight-month-old daughter Nora, was having difficulty crawling and standing up as normal, she knew there was something wrong.

Piano playing dad soothes son to sleep in moments

There's nothing more frustrating, or distressing to a parent than a sick child who can't  - or won't got to sleep. 

Lucky escape for mum and bub after snake found in couch

Perth mother Laurie Rushton Dyble was sitting on a recliner chair in her home holding her six-month-old son when her husband suddenly told her to get up and leave the room.

When your partner misses the birth

While no one wants their partner to miss their baby’s birth, it can happen. Here’s what to do if you find yourself in that situation.

Motherhood challenge: smug or just a bit of fun?

The #motherhoodchallenge sounds harmless, doesn't it? Some women disagree.

Who's the mum? Family photo goes viral

Last year, it was "The Dress". This year, it is a family photo that is breaking the internet.

5 easy meditation practices for beginners

So who's with me? You know meditating is one of the best things you can possibly do for yourself.

Woman to go on trial for being a bad housewife

An Italian woman could face up to six years in jail after her husband accused her of not doing enough cooking and cleaning at home.

Is the latest advice on women and drinking over the top?

While most expectant mums know to stop drinking when they’re pregnant, experts now warn women should stop drinking earlier than that. Is this necessary?

How household chores can double as a workout

If there's less than a slim chance you'll find time to get out for a jog or to hit the gym today, take heart in knowing that household chores contribute to the calorie equation.

I have no idea what I'm doing - and that's okay

Why don't we talk about the fact that when everything goes right, we may still feel completely lost, and certain that we have failed?

Dad warns of hair tourniquet danger after baby almost loses toe

A shocked father has shared his family's experience in a bid to warn other parents about the dangers of hair becoming entangled around a baby's toe.

Town welcomes first baby in 28 years

Since the 1980s, the Italian town of Ostana had not seen the birth of a single baby.

How to start teaching your kids road safety

It's something that can be taught as early as possible and reinforced as they get older and more mobile - even from toddlerhood.

Just announced: Bugaboo Cameleon³ Classic+ Collection update

Meet the brand new understated chic model from Bugaboo.

The emotional moment a mum hears her late son's heartbeat

It's been two and a half years since Heather Clark's seven-month-old son Lukas passed away.

Nine reasons why you have 'brain fog'

One minute your productivity is skyrocketing and the next you're sitting there trying to focus – just like that you draw blank, your brain, mush.

I had a caesarean and it was beautiful

Guess what? Despite not pushing him out, I cried, and my heart skipped, and I felt the rush of love and pride when I saw him for the first time.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Penny Wong

'The most hurtful argument in the marriage equality debate'

Labor frontbencher Penny Wong is used to to hearing arguments against same-sex marriage. But for Australia's most prominent gay politician, one hurts more than others.

Does exercise have to be fun to work?

Some things in life are inherently served with a big scoop of fun: balloons, bubbles, cupcakes to name but a few, but exercise?

Hair dye gives woman second-degree burns

She wanted a fresh colour for 2016, but instead she got chemical burns.

Kelly Slater saves mum and toddler from 'freak wave'

A Perth family has thanked US surfing "legend" Kelly Slater after the star saved a mother and a young toddler from "a freak wave" in Hawaii.

Apple recalls millions of power adapters

Tech giant instigates massive international recall of power point adapters due to risk of electric shock.

Toddler's adorable alphabet goes viral

It's impossible not to share this little boy's excitement  about the alphabet.

Tot's nighttime waking saves family's life

Like all tired parents, Monique and Kyle Ruppel were looking forward to the day their 15-month-old daughter Celia would start sleeping through the night. 

Australian mum gives birth to quintuplets

An Australian mum who has shared the ups and downs of carrying quintuplets has welcomed her five babies into the world.

Dad of four girls faints at gender reveal for fifth baby

It was all too much excitement for this dad.

The simple way you can help your baby's language development

The way parents respond to their child's babbling can shape how their infants communicate.

Zika virus is 'spreading explosively': WHO

The World Health Organization announced that it will convene an emergency meeting about Zika.

National database recommended for child protection cases

Baby Ebony was repeatedly failed by the agencies tasked with her protection before her horrific death at the hands of her father, South Australia's deputy coroner says.

Hospitals put babies at risk by ignoring policy on elective caesareans

Thirty-eight weeks or 39? Non-medical factors are pushing women to have elective caesareans earlier than official guidelines - and hospitals are playing along.

Police help deliver baby on busy roadside

Two police officers delivered more than a traffic fine by the side of a busy Melbourne road yesterday.

1D's Louis Tomlinson shares first photo of baby

One Direction's Louis Tomlinson has posted the first picture of his baby boy, Freddie, on social media.

 

FREE TICKET

Free first aid demonstrations daily

Get your free ticket to the Essential Baby & Toddler Show and save $20 - register online now!

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.