by rescuer Moderator 02 Sep 2017

After reading the latest entry on Nancy Zieman's blog concerning her retirement, my heart was carried swiftly back to the heartbreaking and very recent funeral of my very good friend. Colon cancer took my friend after a brave battle. She was one of the strongest people I have ever known!

Like Nancy, my friend bore her affliction with grace and humility. Cancer and the treatments for it are so painful. It is terrible the devastation they both have on a body. I miss my friend dearly and I will miss the inspiration of Nancy and her show. She was a kind and patient teacher for so many people she would never meet. I hope she and her family will be blessed with comfort and peace as she continues her journey to the end.

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by cfidl 07 Sep 2017

So sorry about your friend. I feel the same way about Nancy too.

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rescuer by rescuer 07 Sep 2017

The world needs more people like Nancy.

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by asterixsew Moderator 06 Sep 2017

Sad news about Nancy and I am very sorry to hear about your good friend

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rescuer by rescuer 06 Sep 2017

It is sad indeed.
Thank you.

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by arisann 06 Sep 2017

It sound like you friend was a wonderful person. I pray God will ease your heart every day more & more until you see her smiling face through heavens eyes. I pray this for her family too. I lost my 2 sisters to cancer, one in 2009 and one this year in March. I miss them every day. It was so heartbreaking to watch what cancer did to them. I find comfort knowing they are with Jesus where there is no more sickness & pain now. I treasure the love we had for each other and see it in my memories that I have of them. I am so glad we can hold love in our hearts forever. May you find comfort in the loss of this friend in your heart through all the memories you have of her. I know you miss her. God bless you.

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rescuer by rescuer 06 Sep 2017

Thank you. I am sorry for your loss. I hope your heart is healing. Sisters are priceless! May God bless you too.

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by arisann 06 Sep 2017

Yes Nancy is an inspiration to us all and I know she has meant a lot to me. I cried when I read her letter to us all. I am asking The Lord to be with her each day she has left. What a beautiful witness her life is for Him. She is always the helping one. Praying for her family as they are by her side and supporting her and loving her! May God be with her, bless her and be near her now. Her life is in His hands. Dear Lord be near with your tender Mercy.

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rescuer by rescuer 06 Sep 2017

I do hope she has more good days than bad. I cried too. I have watched her show or parts of it for so many years. There will certainly be an empty chair in many sewing circles.

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by jrob Moderator 04 Sep 2017

I had not seen any of this until today. I'm very saddened and our industry is loosing one of the leaders who has helped many of us through the years.
You will be reminded of your friend many times and I do hope that the next ones cause a smile on your face and sweet memories of things shared that are precious in your heart.

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rescuer by rescuer 06 Sep 2017

Thinking of my friend is bittersweet. I could not wish her to live longer with the pain, but I will miss her.
Any time I feel my limits, I think of women like Nancy that surpass their limits and become amazing. May we all be blessed with the courage to stand tall.

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by sdrise 03 Sep 2017

So sorry about your friend and prayers are going up for Nancy... She has been an inspiration to many!

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rescuer by rescuer 06 Sep 2017

I am so thankful for the example of strength and courage as well as the inspiration both my friend and Nancy have had in my life.

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by Leaha 03 Sep 2017

My sympathy to you rescuer for the loss of your friend and to Nancy Zieman's family for the trying times they will encounter.

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rescuer by rescuer 06 Sep 2017

The tears in her daughters eyes as she spoke of gratitude that her mother was no longer in pain. Looking at my friend, reduced to 80 pounds as the cancer ravaged her body.
I hope Nancy has friends close enough to bless her through this and to bless her family after she is gone.

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by stork 02 Sep 2017

Yes, it was very shocking and sad to read about Nancy Zieman's cancer returning. I have been so inspired by her...................

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rescuer by rescuer 06 Sep 2017

Anytime I ever felt like my project was out of my league, I would watch one of her episodes...inspiration.

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by barba 02 Sep 2017

My heart aches for you and your friend's family. I lost my husband to lung cancer, my Mom to breast cancer and Mother-in-law to colon cancer. I too pray for a cure for this horrible disease. You will be in my prayers for peace, strength and comfort. Hugs. Baba

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rescuer by rescuer 06 Sep 2017

Thank you for the prayers.
Hugs

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by toogie 02 Sep 2017

I agree, I think she has taught long enough and it's so sad her retirement time will be spent coping, with this terrible disease and treatments.
I know you miss your friend. Life can be so cruel, sometimes.

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rescuer by rescuer 06 Sep 2017

Thank you for understanding. I do miss my friend.

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