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The Gathering Spot # 82 and a Tribute

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Happy New Year!

Welcome to The Gathering Spot this is a linky party.This is the first party of 2014 and I woke up very excited about the party … until I found out a very dear blogging friend passed away on New Years day. I decided to dedicate this party to my sweet friend.

Judy @ Judy H – J’s Thoughts A Twinless Twin. She loved linky parties and attended just about everyone of mine, Judy was almost always my first link up each week. 🙂 She would leave such sweet thoughtful comments on my posts. Judy started writing her blog about 3 years ago just like me. We became blogging friends right from the beginning. I was always wanting to hear more about Jamaica, that’s where Judy was from. She would share pictures and describe her native flowers, trees and vegetables. Judy was so excited when finally got a decent camera to take her pictures with. So was I, her pictures are lovely.

What she loved the most was sharing her memories of her twin Janine who passed in 2008. She would share pictures, mementos, and most of all, wonderful stories of the times they shared. The strong bond of twins.

I am going to miss our visits my sweet friend. But you are walking with Janine, back at our Father’s home. Heaven’s a little brighter with your shining soul back home. Rest in Peace beautiful Judy. xxoo

Feel free to share your recipes, crafts or whatever it is you have been doing the past week from your blog with my followers. If you are not a blogger feel free to leave comments with your ideas. Each week I will feature the link that had the most clicks from the week before. I will also be featuring posts through out the week on my facebook page, and twitter. All I ask is that you follow my blog by any of the ways I have listed, or on my side bar. Leave a comment and let me know you are a new follower and I will follow you back. Please link your post back to the blog hop. You can grab my button from the sidebar or simply add a text link somewhere on your blog. With all that being said…Let’s Party!

15 thoughts on “The Gathering Spot # 82 and a Tribute”

  1. Bridget says:

    Thanks for hosting and I’m so sorry to hear about your friend.

  2. Miz Helen says:

    Hi Diane,
    I am so sorry to hear of Judy’s passing, it is always so hard to loose a friend. Thanks for the party and hope you are staying warm and cozy.
    Miz Helen

  3. Kathe says:

    Oh Diane, I didn’t know about Judy’s passing and this took me by surprise. She always linked up to my party too and like you, she always left the sweetest comments. I am in tears. You are right though, she is at peace and reunited with her beloved sister. May God bless them both.

  4. Lisa says:

    Diane, I didn’t know! Judy has linked up with me almost every week and always made the nicest comments on my blog. I am SO sorry and shocked to hear this.

  5. Vickie says:

    Good evening, Diane, and Happy New Year! I am sorry to hear of your friend’s final journey. May her friends and family all be blessed with wonderful memories of her! Thanks for hosting.

  6. Create With Joy says:

    Happy New Year to you Diane! I am stunned to hear of Judy’s passing – she was such a lovely person and a friend to many. Thanks for sharing your wonderful tribute with us all!

  7. Heather says:

    Hi Diane. I’m so sorry for the loss of your blogging friend and send my sincerest sympathy, how sad. I have twin sisters and understand the special bond between twins. Judy must have missed her sister, Janine every day since 2008.


  8. Mary@Back to the Basics! says:

    Hey Diane, i had no idea about Judy. That’s so sad. She linked up at my parties too and I loved her pictures.

  9. Katherines Corner says:

    Oh my goodness my hop this week is dedicated to our sweet Judy too. tears flow quickly when I think of her . God Bless. xo P.S Thank you for hosting

  10. Jennifer says:

    Diane, this is a lovely tribute to Judy… I had no idea she passed away. She truly was a lovely person.

    Happy New Year wishes to you, and as always, thank you for hosting 🙂

  11. Judy says:

    I’m so sadden by hearing that Judy passed away. I sent Judy some angel bracelets I made about 2 month ago.

  12. Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes says:

    I’m still in shock about Judy! She linked up to AMBF and was one of the nicest people I have ever met online.

    For some reason, I never knew you hosted another party from our Sunday …. where the heck have I been?! This just reiterates my need to weed through my Feedly and 1. either get rid of the blogs I’m no longer interested in or 2. move the ones I want to see regularly into another feed! I feel so bad that I didn’t know, Diane! :/

  13. Joy @ Yesterfood says:

    Diane, I love what you wrote for Judy- she would have loved it. 🙂

  14. Khit M @ A Bountiful Love says:

    So sorry about your loss , but you are right she is with her twin now and our God..that is eternal joy. Thank you for hosting..

  15. Mindi says:

    I am so sorry for the loss of your friend! What a beautiful tribute, I am sure she is smiling from above. Blessings.

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