Monday, September 8, 2014

Sunflowers for Tina ~ Remembering Tina Downey


On August 23rd the world lost a beautiful and inspiring friend. Today we honor her. 


I met Tina in 2012 when we both co-hosted the A to Z April Blogging Challenge in 2012. By the end of the challenge we weren’t just team mates but friends! She made me feel important. She made me work for my dreams. She also helped me to believe in myself. 

Even while she struggled with her own problems, she selflessly helped me. The world didn’t just lose a friend, it lost one of the most beautiful people to have ever lived. And because we met through the A to Z challenge, I wanted to honor her with a list of all the things she was, A through Z. 

She was . . . An Angel on Earth, Best friends to everyone she met, Caring, Determined, Encouraging. Funny, Gracious, Helpful, Imaginative, Jubilant, Kind, Loveable and loving, Mindful, Noteworthy, Original, Positive all the time, Quirky in the best way possible, Real, Supportive, Thoughtful, Unconditional, Vibrant, Wise, Xenodochial, Youthful, Zealous. 

Thank you, T! For everything! <3 

You can read more HERE

16 comments:

  1. An Angel on earth - that describes Tina all right.

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    1. It truly does. She taught me that you can be positive no matter how bad things are. To always keep going no matter how hopeless it seamed. She's the reason I didn't give up a long time ago.

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  2. Caring, Vibrant and Determined are some of Tina's best qualities. That is why we love her.

    ~Nicole

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    1. Agreed! Even in her hardest times, she was smiling. <3

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  3. I like your AtoZ tribute... so fitting!
    Life is good!

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  4. So perfect! I love your idea!
    Thank you,
    Heather

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  5. That's a memorial for our A to Z friend done right. :)

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  6. Giving her an A-to-Z tribute was a great idea!

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