Friday, May 20, 2011

I haven't had to many calls like this and have tried to think of the right words. This morning early my time Russ, Willow Winds husband called me. At 7 a.m. his time she passed away .We weren't able to talk much as each of us was in tears. I did ask for his permission to post her address so you can send cards or donation, flowers or words to help Russ through this horrible time.
The response to my blogs and team letters assures me that I am not the only person to miss this great lady.
Willow Winds
aka Susan Distler
3906 Nichol street
Newportville, PA
Please let Russ know how much we valued her and how much sparks will miss her.
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    Sending prayers to you. I know that Willo Winds will be missed. I can see that she is loved by many. May you find Peace.

    In Christ name, Cheryl
    3266 days ago
  • ENUFF81020
    I'm sorry to hear of this. Although I didn't know her, the outpouring of feelings and caring in her behalf is strong. He positive spirit will stick with those who did know her and the rest of us will just have to understand we missed someone wonderful.

    Prayers for those of you who are grieving--and thanks to you for sharing, Holly!!
    3562 days ago
  • SHERRY257
    Thanks for sharing this. I will get a card in the mail today. I will pray for Russ and family and for you--a good and caring friend.
    3563 days ago
  • TEALADY0531
    This has hit me hard - she was always a friend - always lifted everyone's spirit's even when she felt so frustrated herself. Thank you so much for letting us know, and posting the address. Russ is in my prayers, and you are in my prayers, my friend! emoticon Susan will be so missed by so many. emoticon

    emoticon Midgie
    3566 days ago
    How telling that Willow's last blog told the story of "The Secret"... I hope her DH Russ and her family and friends are comforted by knowing she's in the Hands of God now, no longer limited by the physical, and surely feeling great joy.

    Take care & God bless ~ emoticon
    3566 days ago
    a great lady, and friend will be prayers for russ and family, and friends. she will not be forgotten as her inspiration and encouragement will always be remembered.

    love and hugs, paula
    3566 days ago
    My thoughts and prayers are with Russ for this will be an extremely hard time for him. His special angel has gone home to be with her Lord. She was such a special person and a great inspiration to so very many. My heart is breaking...what a great loss to all those who knew her on SP and at home. Praise the Lord she is suffering no more and is with our Lord.
    Prayers and hugs,
    3566 days ago
    This world is a little darker without her bright spirit. She was the epitome of optimistic.
    3567 days ago
    I am so very sorry.
    3567 days ago
    She was amazing, she always tried to lift peoples spirits even though her own might have been low. Hers was the first blog I found when I joined sparks I looked forward to reading them everyday, I will miss her, I thank god that he let us share his angel for a time. May he grant her family peace.
    RIP Willow emoticon
    3567 days ago
    I am so sorry to hear this. My condolences to her family.
    3567 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/21/2011 9:09:43 AM
    Thank you for posting the address. She will be missed.
    3567 days ago
  • CHRYS13
    Thank-you for the address. I'll be sending a card today....
    3567 days ago
    She will be greatly missed. She was a true friend to me and many others. I wrote a blog in her memory with a link to yours for address information if anyone wants to send a card. Thanks for posting it.
    3567 days ago
    What a huge loss for all of us here at spark. Willow will be missed... Love & prayers for her dh & family. Thank you for letting us know..
    3567 days ago
    Thank you so much for posting this & letting us know about the passing of our dear friend and sister/sparker WILLOWWINDS "Susan". My prayers go out to her family & friends... and the spark community who will sadly miss her. emoticon emoticon
    3567 days ago
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    3567 days ago
    I will miss her greatly!! I already do!! Thank you for letting us know!! emoticon emoticon
    3567 days ago
    Holly, I am so sorry that you have lost your friend. I was not acquainted with her, but with all that's been said here she must have been a wonderful lady. I'm sure she's with her Savior and at peace. I am keeping you, her DH and her family in my prayers. Keep her memory always in your heart.
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    3567 days ago
    Thank you for letting us know. I subscribed to Willow's blogs. I had so much respect for her. She always tried to lift others even though she was going through her own trials. She will be greatly missed.
    3567 days ago
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    Sounds like she was a wonderful human being! For sure, she will be missed by her Spark Family. I never knew her but I know she was a good friend to many of you from reading all your posts.

    Sorry to hear of her passing. My sincere condolences to her immediate family, friends, her DH & her SparkFamily!
    3567 days ago
    I haven't been online much today, so was late getting this terrible news from FLYER99. My heart breaks for Russ, who I know will be lost without his dear wife. And for us, because we will no longer have the joy of reading her blogs. Bless you for being a good friend to Russ and Susan both. My card is on its way.

    3567 days ago
    If WILLOWWINDS could write us a note, I'm sure she would say, "I'm having a wonderful time, I wish you were here!" She had a great testimony in the midst of great adversity. I am glad she counted me amongst her friends, she blessed me daily with her blogs and encouragement.
    3567 days ago
  • KAYDE53
    I'm so glad Willow will not have to suffer any more!! She had so many friends here, and we will all miss her so!! Praying for her dh. Thanks for sharing the info! emoticon
    3567 days ago
    She was such as inspiration to all of us. May she rest in the loving arms of her AFather in Heaven
    3567 days ago
    emoticon I'm sorry for the loss of your friend. emoticon
    3567 days ago
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    I am crying as i write this.I loved her blogsd and was praying for her daily.I will miss her.I will continue to pray for Russ as i know how much she loved him and he loved her.
    3567 days ago
    I will miss her dearly.

    3567 days ago
  • SHERRY666
    3567 days ago
    I was afraid to read your blog. I feel so bad, she seemed like an awesome person. Someone really special. I will definitely send her husband a card. Thank you for the information.
    3567 days ago
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    Oh, how sad. What a wonderful spirit she was. Thank you for updating us. My prayers to you and to her husband. Thank you for the address.
    3567 days ago
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    Russ, although I did not know your wife here at Spark People I share in the condolences being sent to you this day. May you know that Willow being a member touched many lives. In belonging to groups, writing blogs, we all share a common goal, better health. Nobody understands our struggles than those that walk in our shoes. We laugh together, embrace our smallest of victories, and make friends beyond our imaginations. We don't forget those like your wife that through interact touched our life, inspired us and gave us that one word of hope that helped us to not give up on ourselves.

    I know you are hurting and I pray that God will through his grace and our prayers comfort and guide you. Just as others here savor every moment they had with her through this website, you have precious memories as well, and those memories live on. Just as she will live on, in a wonderful place, where she will not suffer or hurt anymore.

    Take care Russ and God Bless You for allowing a member here to share of this news so that we might let you know we too are thinking of her and you today.
    3567 days ago
    My heart sank when I saw your blog. So sorry to hear. She will be dearly missed. Thanks for the information. emoticon
    3567 days ago
  • 0309COOKIE
    I was almost afraid to read your blog when I saw your name. I am so sad to hear the news. I will pray for her and Russ. Thank you for the address.
    3567 days ago
  • DEE107
    oh my goodness hugs and so sorry what happen I know she went off line because of no internet hugs oh my
    3567 days ago
  • no profile photo CD8603687
    Oh this is a moment I always dread on Spark.I am speechless and just about,am now in tears,she will be missed so much.God has taken her to heaven,she will have eternal life and now she will be in a much better peaceful place and be in no more pain.How is Russ doing? Please tell him our hearts our heavy and sad and wish and send our prayers for his strength and healing from this loss.Oh Holly,how are you doing?I could feel the presence of God when I read about her yesterday worse.A sad day for SPark People,we will miss her and her blogs so much. emoticon emoticon Diana emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3567 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/20/2011 1:49:43 PM
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