by shirlener88 12 Feb 2010

each other in the last few hours - Queen Esther has also passed and Teri is distraught with grief as we all know she would be - please keep us each in your prayers, hearts, thoughts and know - that we have gained from your love and support. Now, more than anything else I wish I didn't have to tell you this - but I feel that I must at this time - my Mother is Miss Loretta and she loved each of you so very much - when she first joined CUTE she did so - because I wanted her to see what a wonderful group of people that I had met around the world - but at that time - her wish was that you didn't know she was my Mother - all thoughtout this time and then - I kept her wish that you love her for her and not because she was my Mother - now that you know my Mother is Loretta - I know how much grief you will also be facing - she was a beautiful lady that wanted to be known for who she was and not for being my Mother - she had a big heart and all the people at the nursing center knew she had a CUTE family, too. So please don't be angry with me for keeping her secret. With all that you have done for her from the very first - she loved you each and all in a very special way and I have been so grateful for all the love and support that you have given to her - she wouldn't want you to be upset with her passing. So as we look at this day - February 11, 2010 - we will remember Queen Esther and Miss Loretta are together at the hem of God and telling him all sorts of stories about the CUTE family and about their love and support - they way that they surround each other and care for each other - is so comforting and that He did a great thing when He helped this community ban together. Please pray for Teri and surround her in your love. I have felt your love for the last week and know how much you have been praying for me and my dear husband Rick - who also loves each of you, too. Thank you for being you. Unconditional Love, Shirlene


by lulu07 22 Dec 2010

I am so sorry to hear about your mom. I know she will be missed by all of us. I pray you and your family are holding up and that the prayers send by the cutie family are a little comforting. There is a poem that I have been searching for that I want you to have and as soon as I find it I will forward it to is beautiful and very comforting. GOD bless you and yours.

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shirlener88 by shirlener88 22 Dec 2010

Thank you Lulu, my Mother pass in February - this is an old post - but I really do miss her greatly - especially this 1st Christmas without her. *4u

by sewlikedawn 21 Dec 2010

I am so sorry for your loss. I read the posts and she must have been a very kind and loving person for all the cuties remember her that way. I am to new to the site to have known her. God Bless and I know how it is to lose your mother. I lost mine several years ago and when I think of her now a smile comes to my face when I remember the kind and loving way my mother was to all of us. My husband and sons adored her.
Take care. You and your family are in my prayers.

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shirlener88 by shirlener88 22 Dec 2010

Dawn, my knees almost buckled when I saw this post from over 10 months ago - I have had my Mother in my thoughts the last day or so - this will be a hard Christmas without her - but I do know that with her passing - she allowed Rick to stay with me - I could almost hear her staying to God - please - please take me not Rick. thanks! *4U

by ladyboo 21 Dec 2010

It's taken me a while but I finally got here. Your mother must have been a wonderful person. And she lives on here with friends, in their hearts. I lost my dear mother in 1977. So very long ago. And yet there are still things that happen that I want and need to share with her. She never knew her great grand children and now her great great grand daughter. And how she would have love them! I tell my grand daughters about her when things happen that she would have laughed or cried over. And I'll tell the baby when she's old enough. That way she lives on, again, in our hearts. And there is no greater reward than that. You will feel better. You will always miss her, but it does get easier to know that you can't pick up the phone and talk to her like you used too. Talk to her in your heart. With your heart. And most of all pray that you will be as loved as she was. I feel so honored to have this 6 months in her name. And every time I log on - which is every day - I tell her thank you in my heart.

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shirlener88 by shirlener88 22 Dec 2010

Thank you - I do appreciate it - it was hard to see this posting - after all this time - but I do understand now - why you brought it forward - I am glad that you are enjoying your membership in her name - that was something she would have been very proud of and Veronika honored her with that. *4U

by lflanders 17 Mar 2010

Shirlene, It is St. Patty's Day and I just got my computer back(again). I have missed so much and have been lost without my Cute friends for the last few months. I will have to admit I was surprised when I found out that Miss Loretta was your Mom but more than that, finding out about her along with Rick's illness came as a blow to me. I can not even begin to imagine what your mind and body has had to endure in the last couple of months. I am so sorry that I can not do more for you than just pray and hope for all the blessings that the Lord will share with you. I am sorry that you have been ill also but that could have just been the Lord's way of giving you some tiny bit of rest that you dearly needed. My thoughts and prayers have been with you even if I had no way to communicate with you. I have been so worried about your hubby and not knowing what his condition was and how you were holding up, then one of the first things I read was about Miss Loretta not only being your friend but your Mom also. I am so happy to know that you and your Mom were good friends and that you had such a wonderful Mom in your life for more years than alot of us have had.
I hope you know that we all think you are very special and we all love you as we did Miss Loretta. Your Mom was no longer a regular online by the time I actually joined in the group but she made her presence at times and she was a very dear person. May the Lord give you peace of mind and hold you in His hands gently for you have suffered and worried more than most of us have had to do all at one time. I sure do hope for the best for Rick. My marriage ended along time ago in divorce and I have never regretted getting the divorce. What I do regret is that I raised my son without a Dad and I now know that he needed a male figure in his life that would help mold him into the kind of man that his Dad was not. I have had to work too hard and fight to make a good life for my son and myself and I , of all people know what a hard and lonesome life it can be. My prayer is that you and Rick can know peace and love for many years to come. May the Lord bless and keep the both of you in his loving arms. I am actually glad to know that Miss Loretta was your Mom. She had love and company of her daughter to the end. I know what a comfort that had to be to her. You hang in there and continue to be your loving and caring self to your family and to the love of your life but DO NOT forget that your are important also. You must take care of yourself so you can be there for the family also. You can not do everything. Ask for help from your friends and the Lord. Remember that all of us love you and are praying for you and your family. Give Rick an extra hug and let him know that it from all of us at Cute! Alot of hugs to you! Love, Linda
Oh, and I hope I will be back tomorrow and Friday and the next day also. This computer and my son have just about put me in a straight jacket. Mostly the son. It was this month, a year ago that he had his Heart Attack at 42 and he has not been the same since. All of you got us through last March with many prayers and I have always felt like it was all the prayers that saved my son. Goodnight Shirlene and remember that we are all with you and Rick. Linda

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shirlener88 by shirlener88 17 Mar 2010

Linda, thank you for your kindness and prayers. I do appreciate it greatly.

by sufferingsonje 22 Feb 2010

Oh Shirlene I have just seen this post. Been having pc problems and now only tried to catch up on whats been going on. I am sure that you did everything you could for your Mom even keeping the secret as she asked. I am very proud to have been chosen to have the Miss Loretta Scholarship. Your are in my thoughts at this difficult time.

shirlener88 by shirlener88 22 Feb 2010

thank you dear.

shirlener88 by shirlener88 27 Sep 2011

and how amazing it is - that this was posted on her birthday.

by gg2009 17 Feb 2010

We are so sorry for your loss. The "we" I speak about is for all of us who don't have words to express how we feel. Sometimes we fail to comment on losses such as yours because we feel we can't say the right thing. This is just to let you know we feel your pain, and your loss is also our loss. GG

by sira 17 Feb 2010

Dear Shirlener, so sorry to hear of your loss. I haven`t been here for a while and just came for a quick look . Of course we are not angry with you for keeping her secret – it`s understandable. Miss Loretta was soooo lovely Lady .... sooo soooo s o r r y. I wish you strength for upcoming times really hope Rick will recover - my thoughts are with you both! AND of course also with Teri who lost Dear Queen Esther – my condolences... (((((((((( hug ))))))))))

by marymilf41 16 Feb 2010

deer shirlener and teri i am so very sorry to hear of this news i can only pray for you both annd prasy for rick to make a speedy recovery just keep in mind god will only give you what we each can handle and that will only make us stronger in the long run we may not see it right now but you will down road so try to keep your heads up and my famiuly will pray for health and strength to get you through this very tuff time hugs and kisses and prayers mary

by gramsbear 16 Feb 2010

Shirlene, I just read the news from Meganne a few minutes ago, and hadn't been able to get on Cute for 5 days, I am so very sorry for your loss, and it is a great loss to have. I lost my dear Mother in 1990, and still feel the pain at times. I pray God will be with you and yours and give you peace for this loss. Love and Hugs. Judy...

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by tanuja 16 Feb 2010

My Dear Shirlene,sorry for being late,but just got back from Malavi ,and the first thing i saw on the site was the sad news of Miss Loretta and Queen Esther passing away. Please accept my heart filled condolences to U and Tri.Also wishing a speedy recovery to your husband Rick. These days I am sure r tough times for u, take care my friend.Lots of Love and Hugs ,Tanuja

by persiancatlover 15 Feb 2010

i'm so sorry to hear about your loss shirlene,miss lorreta was a verry special person and will always be a verry special person in all our hearts,you will be in all our thoughts and in all our prayers,remember all the good times with your mother,its never easy when you lose someone that you love and a specialy your mom ,moms are verry special in our life,stay strong in these difficult times,i hope that everything comes good with your husband,your family will be in my prayers,gr connie

by ezzemml 14 Feb 2010

May they have peace and rest well in God care i pray that you and your family continue in strength to strength to endure all the sorrows that you all have faced and are still facing As God loves you so do We here in my home and as you prayed so shall we. And as you have the faith you must know this time is just a passing not the end you will all meet again.

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shirlener88 by shirlener88 15 Feb 2010

Thanks Brenda.

by stitchship 14 Feb 2010

My heart goes out to you both. You are in my prayers. I know I will miss Miss Loretta's contributions to the group. I feel blessed to have "met" such a lovely lady.

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shirlener88 by shirlener88 15 Feb 2010

stitchship, thank ou.

by eleen 14 Feb 2010

My sincere condolences to both families on your loss. I will remember you in my prayers and trust that God give you the strenght in these difficult times and times to come. Eleen

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shirlener88 by shirlener88 15 Feb 2010

Eleen, thank you.

by michelej 14 Feb 2010

Oh Shirlene, I haven`t been here for a few days and I am totally shocked to read that your Mum has passed and even more shocked to read she was actually Miss Loretta! She was an amazing person and you were bleesed to have her as your Mum. My thoughts are with you and Rick. I am so sorry!
Also shocked about Queen Esther, so my thoughts are also with you Teri and your family.

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shirlener88 by shirlener88 14 Feb 2010

Thank you Michele.

by crafter2243 Moderator 13 Feb 2010

Sometimes feelings go to deep to express and this is one of those situations. I hope you know how sorry I am for your loss and how much I care. I keep on praying for strength and healing physically and emotionally. Hugs Angie

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shirlener88 by shirlener88 14 Feb 2010

Angie, thank you dear.

by letvia 13 Feb 2010

I'm sorry for your lost.

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shirlener88 by shirlener88 14 Feb 2010

Letvia, thanks! Good to see you posting.

by uscmom 13 Feb 2010

Shirlene, I am so sorry for your loss. It's amazing to see the outpouring of love for your Mom from so many of us that never actually met her. She was very special.

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shirlener88 by shirlener88 14 Feb 2010

Oh yes, she sure was - thanks!

by jasanne 13 Feb 2010

Teri and Shirlene,
My prayers and thoughts are with you both. You have shared wonderful memories with us all of both 'Queen' Esther and Miss Loretta, so in a way we know them too. Allow yourselves time to grieve, and I pray you find comfort in your memories, and strength in your faith. Blessings to you both.

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shirlener88 by shirlener88 14 Feb 2010

Jasanne, thanks - we will.

by oaro 13 Feb 2010

Dear Shirleneam deeply sorry about you loss my love and prayers to you ant for you both


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shirlener88 by shirlener88 14 Feb 2010

Maria, thanks!

by auntbaba 13 Feb 2010

Dear Shirlene,
I am so sad to hear about Miss Loretta's passing. She was a grand lady, and we'll all miss her alot. My love and prayers go out to you and your family. May you find some peace in knowing that we Cuties are there for you.

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shirlener88 by shirlener88 14 Feb 2010

Barb, I do and thank you.

by mollymarie 13 Feb 2010

It will be the little things
that you will remember,
the quiet moments,
the smiles, the laughter.
And although it may seem
hard right now,
it will be the memories
of these little things
that help to push
away the pain
and bring the smiles
back again.

With Loving Memories

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shirlener88 by shirlener88 14 Feb 2010

Carol, thank you much.

by babyred 13 Feb 2010

I am so sorry to hear of your losses Shirlene and Teri. The lose of your mother is one of the hardest times a woman goes thru. My prayers are with both of you and your families.

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shirlener88 by shirlener88 14 Feb 2010

Linda, thanks!

by grandmapapers 13 Feb 2010

Shirlene, I am very sorry to hear about your mother. My prayers are with you.

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shirlener88 by shirlener88 14 Feb 2010

Karen, thanks!

by meganne 13 Feb 2010

I have written to you privately dearest Shirlene.
My heart is breaking for you and with you.
love, Meg

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shirlener88 by shirlener88 14 Feb 2010

Meg, thank you.

by reggirl 13 Feb 2010

Dear Shirlene, Teri & Yoriko (for the lose of a family friend), I am SO SO sorry to hear of your loses.... Remember all the good times you had with them. My mum is still with us & we are very much the same in friendship, I & my mum have always been "friends" & not just mum & daughter. I love that I can be open & chat to her about anything & won't get into a fight over it. She is truely my best friend as well as my partner Pete, with whom I have eternal love for. God help you both in your time of need & make sure you both keep those beautiful memories alive. They may not be here in body, but they will always be watching over you & your families. Whether it is a partner, parent, sibling, relative or close friends it is always a shock & everone hurts for different amounts of times. I just hope that it isn't too long in pain that we have to endure, Love & all my blessings to those how have lost a loved one... well all feel for you!!!
Hugs to all,

sandralochran by sandralochran 13 Feb 2010

Shirlene and Teri , Sorry to here off your loss You are in my thoughts xx

shirlener88 by shirlener88 14 Feb 2010

Reggie and Sandra, thank you both so very much.

by cathiejones 13 Feb 2010

Dear Shirlene, all my condolences.

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shirlener88 by shirlener88 14 Feb 2010

Cathie, thanks!

by ingrid68 13 Feb 2010

My deepest condolences to you and your family and to Teri and her family.

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shirlener88 by shirlener88 14 Feb 2010

Ingrid68, thank you.

by cathywaite 13 Feb 2010

my love to you both and your family.

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shirlener88 by shirlener88 14 Feb 2010

Cathy, thanks - my mother enjoyed your emails.

by giddygoat 13 Feb 2010

Dear Shirlener & Teri, So sorry to hear of your losses. You're in our thoughts, hearts & prayers at this time.

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shirlener88 by shirlener88 14 Feb 2010

Thank you.

by sukirani 13 Feb 2010

dearest shirelene,deeply sorry for are in my prayers.may god keep you in his loving care always.take care dear friend we are all here for sukirani

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shirlener88 by shirlener88 14 Feb 2010

Thanks Sukirani.

by kttyhwk4 13 Feb 2010

So sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers are with you and your family. Also praying for a speedy recovery for Rick.

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shirlener88 by shirlener88 15 Feb 2010

Karen, thank you dear.

by moyed 12 Feb 2010

Shirlene and Teri,
Blessings and love to you and your families.

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shirlener88 by shirlener88 15 Feb 2010

moyed, thanks.

by melita 12 Feb 2010

My prayer are with you and your family.

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shirlener88 by shirlener88 15 Feb 2010

Milita, thanks.

by mmgreyhounds 12 Feb 2010

I am so sorry for your loss Shirlene, your mother was a very special lady. I know you realize how blessed you have been to have such good memories with your mother. Let these memories help you through this time of sorrow and remember she will always be with you. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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shirlener88 by shirlener88 15 Feb 2010

Maureen, thanks.

by jofrog2000 12 Feb 2010

I am so sorry for your loss. Moms are special-all that unconditional love. She'll not be forgotten.

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shirlener88 by shirlener88 15 Feb 2010

Jo, thanks!

by stork 12 Feb 2010

May God surround you all with his uplifting arms and give you peace. I only pray that your memories will keep you all strong. God Bless.

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shirlener88 by shirlener88 15 Feb 2010

stork, thank you.

by debrar 12 Feb 2010

Shirlene, I know what it is to loose a mother. I am so glad that you have the peace that God has promised us. There will be time that the missing her will be very difficult for you, but hold on to the fact that she is with our father and will be there waiting for you and all her Cute friends and family. My prayers are with you and Rick. Love to you all, Debra

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shirlener88 by shirlener88 15 Feb 2010

Debra, thanks.

by denice 12 Feb 2010

Shirlene, my heart dropped when I heard the news. What a blessing to have such a friend for a mom. Take care of yourself at this time, it is an important thing to do. You cannot be strong for Rick if you are not well your self. Know that your mom is still with you in your heart, you can still talk to her and tell her jokes and things, she will be hearing you in heaven.

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shirlener88 by shirlener88 15 Feb 2010

Denice, thanks.

by rosemaymay 12 Feb 2010

Keeping you and yours in my prayers. Truly you have been great gifts from your mother. You gave her dignity and a sense of self. You loved her well as I know she loved you. God's peace and blessings surround you. Love, RoseMary

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shirlener88 by shirlener88 15 Feb 2010

RoseMary, thanks.

by ksgram1 12 Feb 2010

Precious CUTE Buddy,
I am hurting beyond words, so please know what is in my heart. Your family and you continue to be in my prayers. The nicest tribute to your Mother's legacy is "you". With Much Love, Marjorie

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shirlener88 by shirlener88 15 Feb 2010

Marjorie, thank you so.

by katydid 12 Feb 2010

Shirlene, I am so sorry. We all loved your Mom very much. I suspected she was your Mon ,but since you didn't confirm it, I didn't say any thing. i know she is in a much better place and my prayers are with you and your family.

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shirlener88 by shirlener88 15 Feb 2010

Kay, thanks - I don't remember your asking - had I known that you had - I more than likely would have said something - if it was public, as I did with a few others.

by maryp1 12 Feb 2010

I am so sorry. You have been through so much lately. Be assured you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

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shirlener88 by shirlener88 15 Feb 2010

Mary, thanks!

by tmbache 12 Feb 2010

Dear Shirlene and Teri, So sorry to hear about "Miss Lorette". May she rest in peace with no pain. We all Loved her so and learned much from her. She was one special lady in more than one way. My love and prayers are sent to each of you and your families.Also wishing a speedy recoverery for your husband Rick. God bless you and hugs to you both.

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shirlener88 by shirlener88 15 Feb 2010

Theresa, thanks.

by annatjievdw 12 Feb 2010

Shirlene you were a blessed girl with a mother like Loretta. My condolences to both you and Teri. You are in my thoughts and prayers and I pray that Rick will recover completely. May God's strong hand hold you in the days to come. Love and lots of hugs, Annatjie from South Africa

by dlmds 12 Feb 2010

God Bless and guide you during your time of loss. Miss Loretta has been a special love for all of us, she will be remembered!! I pray that Rick is doing better. Many prayers and hugs your way.

by debleerl 12 Feb 2010

Oh, Shirlene, I am deeply sorry for your loss. Your mom was a very special lady and loved by many. Know she is still with you even if you can't see her. You are in my thoughts and prayers.


by karma 12 Feb 2010

Hello Shirlene this is my 1st posting as I am new to Cuties.
I am so so sorry to hear such sad news for you & I hope your dear husband makes a speedy recovery.
Cuties sounds a lovely place to share thoughts & comfort as well as embroidery.
My deepest love comes from the United Kingdom xxxxx

by asterixsew Moderator 12 Feb 2010

Oh Shirlene what sad news. I had wondered if Loretta was your mother. You are in my thoughts. I can only hope that 2010 improves for you as life sounds very tough for you at the moment. Just remember you have been a brilliant daughter

by kathyjt 12 Feb 2010

Shirlene I am very sad for you loss. We all on Cute know that you had a wonderful Mother. She was loved by all. Will be praying for you and your family. Love Kathy.

by mysew1325 12 Feb 2010

I will pray for you and yours.. I am so sorry to hear this.. you have been through so much..

by nonna57 12 Feb 2010

Shirlene my heart is heavy , Please except my heartfelt condolences. A very sad time for you. Even though your Mother "Miss Loretta" has passed on , she will always be here with us at cute. Sending you much love and blessings. Pauline

by migs 12 Feb 2010

Shirlene, what does it matter who your mother was, she was your mum & you loved her; we all hurt when someone we love passes, but it's so hard to know mum isn't going to be here anymore. I still miss mine; 4 years this Feb 24th. However, I hold on to the good memories of her love, but many a time wish she was still here. Knowing thou her pain would be no longer made it a little easier to let go. God Speed Dear

tried to copy something for you, but it didn't work

by bluerhino 12 Feb 2010

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I will keep you both in my prayers. Stay strong and know that there are many friends here for you always.

by bokkieborduur 12 Feb 2010

Shirlene, so sorry to hear about your loss, stand strong we will pary for you Love Marie

by jrob Moderator 12 Feb 2010

I'm so very sorry.....we are all feeling the loss. You both must be so proud to have had such wonderful mother/grandmother. It is a sad day when you loose a parent, because no matter how old a "child" you are, you become an orphan. My love and prayers to you both. I pray that when you close your eyes, you see your loved one smiling back at you. I'm amazed at how greatly affected I feel at the death of two people I have never laid eyes on, but it feels like I have known them many years, QE through Teri, but Loretta through her own bright, smart, radiant, humorous self. Heaven is surely celebrating.

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pennifold by pennifold 12 Feb 2010

Amen to that Jerrilyn - I have this picture in my mind's eyes of the two of them hand in hand and doing a happy jig! They were two bright stars, weren't they?

Heave is celebrating with them now!

Love and blessings to you Chris

by sorval 12 Feb 2010

back on top

by grandmamek 12 Feb 2010

Dear Shirlene, I am filled with tears with this news about your Mother, the one we all loved as Miss Loretta. My sincere condolences to you and your family. I wish I could be there for you during this difficult time in your life. I pray that God will grant you comfort and that your husband will recover completely. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Hugs, Mary

by teresanta 12 Feb 2010

I'm so sorry for the loss of your mother. I know she was loved very much here, and will be missed terribly by everyone.
Continuing prayers for you, your husband and family.

by minicow 12 Feb 2010

My thoughts, love and prayers with our dear Cute family members, Shirlene and Teri, for their loss.

hugs from minicow

by celticlady1031 12 Feb 2010

I'm sure you are proud to know how much Miss Loretta is loved on Cute. Having lost my mother years ago, I know the mixed feelings you have right now. She is in a happy, loving place as is Queen Esther. My thoughts and prayers to you and Teri as well as continued prayers for Rick.

by castelyn 12 Feb 2010

Shirlene and Teri, my thoughts and prayers are with you both and your families.

May they both R.I.P.

My mother passed away on the 20th Feb. will be 3 years. (next Saturday) Then I lost my dad last year. I know the feeling that you are both going through.
As hard as it seems, they are in a better place and no more pain and suffering for them.

God Bless
Hugs Yvonne

by dlonnahawkins 12 Feb 2010

Shirlene - our special prayers to you and your family, but also to Teri and her family. This has been a rough year for so many. Miss Loretta will always hold a special place in my heart. She was the first "Cutie" to reach out to me, and at a time that I needed to feel her love. You know what I mean. And Teri - your fondness of Queen Esther helped us all. Both ladies were so loved and lucky to have special women in their lives as they had in you, Shirlene, and you, Teri. Special Hugs to you Both.

by laurasomi 12 Feb 2010

Dear Shirlene, my deepest Condolences for the loss of your Mom and i wish you alot of strength to get through these hard times you are facing right now.You are in my prayers and thoughts.
Hugs, Gabi

by gramy 12 Feb 2010

My prayers go to you and all your family

by test 12 Feb 2010

Dear Shirlene, I would like you to knew, I love Ms Loretta. She is a special, beautiful lady. The Miss Loretta Scholarship is a gift from Loretta. This gift will receive Cuties from our dear Miss Loretta always. I'm just happy that I knew this woman. Dear Shirlene you can be proud of their mom.

jrob by jrob 12 Feb 2010

That's a beautiful sentiment Veronika, and we know how much you loved Miss Loretta, too.

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by clawton 12 Feb 2010

I am so sorry to hear about your mother and QE. Your words were beautiful. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Rick and Terry for your sadness.

by bunnylane 12 Feb 2010

May God bless you and Rick,and I think that was so sweet to have your mother on cute she was a beautiful lady and will be missed very much.

by frannie 12 Feb 2010

I am so sorry to hear about your Mother's passing. I lost my Mom many years ago, (not long after my brother and 2 of my nephews were burnt in an explosion). So I understand how much you are hurting right now and also wondering how much more you can take. Believe me, there will come a time that you can think about her with a smile on your face instead of tears flowing down. You and Rick will be in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless!

by lbrow 12 Feb 2010

Shirlene as u know, God gives & God takes away,He though does not leave us without a comforter, the Blessed Holy Spirit. May u be enfolded with His love n this your time of grief. He alone knows & understands what u r in need of & will supply it. Prayers continue on yours & Ricks behalf. *

by damaris 12 Feb 2010

Shirlene and Teri God hold you in his hand at this time God Bless both of you

by icana 12 Feb 2010

You are in my prayers, may God bless you and yours.

by gerryvb 12 Feb 2010

back to top, so everybody can read this and give comfort, love and support to Shirlene and Teri

by psssst 12 Feb 2010

How blessed are those 2 ladies to have lived long God given lives! Rejoice for they have gone home to be with our Lord and Savior! Esther and Loretta are entering His Kingdom together hand in hand, it was His plan for them to be together and He knew that rosie and you could take care of eachother! How many suffer the loss of a loved one all alone?

by lindaavolio 12 Feb 2010

Oh Shirlene...You are deeply blessed to have had a Mother as wonderful as Loretta. I can't tell you how sorry I am to hear of her passing. I know she is in God's heavenly kingdom...probably sewing and embroidery up a storm. I will keep you and her in my prayers (as well as Teri) and Rick. God bless you. Hugs

by chenille 12 Feb 2010

I am so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. Every one of us loved her. It is very hard to lose a mother, even though we know that they are in Gods hands we still need to grieve.
I am happy that Rick is doing well.Take heart,things will get better.
Both you and Teri have my love and many prayers.
Hugs, Nadyne

by nanniesara 12 Feb 2010

Shirlene, I am so sorry to hear about your mom. I know this is a very hard time for you and that God will get you through this. I hope you can find peace and understanding in your mothers passing. Find the strength to keep pushing Rick to do his PT and get up and going. It will not happen over night it will take some time and a lot of hard work and understanding on your and your family's part. be patient and positive with him and it will happen. Sara

by virginia45 12 Feb 2010

I am truly sorry to hear about your wonderful mother I think I was just coming into your site when Miss Lorette got sick I remember them asking for a lap top for her. But it is good to know that she is in a better place now. I still pray for your strength and healing for Rick. May our Lord bless & keep you. Love Virginia

by sewmom 12 Feb 2010

I'm deeply sorry for your loss. You and your mother, both wonderful people. We will miss her.

by chyrlalbert 12 Feb 2010

Bless you and your family during this challenging time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

by maryanns66 12 Feb 2010

I'm so sorry for the loss of your mother. I know she was loved very much here, and will be missed terribly by everyone.
Continuing prayers for you, your husband and family.

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by gerryb 12 Feb 2010

Shirlene, my prayers are with both of you. The loss of a mother is hard, but the LOVE of a mother is never ending. I am SO thankful you have the Lord and know you will see your Mom again. As for "keeping secret" Miss Loretta was your mom..what fun that probably was for BOTH of you! Now neat you could both be on a site together as YOU and not as daughter & mother! AND you see how much she was loved!! God bless you and He will have His loving arms around you and your family!

by mooie24 12 Feb 2010

Please accept a big hug during this sad time for you
and your family.
I truly hope that the wonderful memories you shared
will continue to inspire and maybe put a gentle smile back in your heart,
my thoughts are with both you and Teri.
Biggest of hugs all the way from London
Maria xxx aka mooie xx

by pasister 12 Feb 2010

Saying the final goodbye is always difficult, but what a beautiful, inspiring story of a daughter's love! You are Blessed, Shirlene

by anitar 12 Feb 2010

I am so sorry for your loss. It has been a awful month for you so please take care of yourself. I am new here but from the messages can tell this is a truly caring bunch of friends - and that is something special these days. Prayers for all. Anitar

by 02kar Moderator 12 Feb 2010

I am new to the Cuties family, but I learned how close many of you are. I am so saddened for you, but celebrate that your Mom is free of pain and in Heaven with our Lord and Savior. My prayers continue for you and your husband.

by tippi 12 Feb 2010

Dear Shirlelne, I am sitting here with tears in my eyes reading this sad information about your Mother. I have always thought Loretta must be your Mother the way you looked after her and spoke of her. We will all miss her and want you to know our prayers will not stop for you and your family. I am so glad Rick is doing much better. Mildred

by kraai 12 Feb 2010

Shirlene, my sincere condolences. Gerda

by maryjo 12 Feb 2010

Dearest Shirlene, It's so much clearer now. I was always so impressed by the total love and devotion I felt when you posted about Miss Loretta. She was a wonderful caring woman, and you are your Mother's daughter in so many ways. I pray that her passing was peaceful. I also pray that you will have the strength to handle this added grief along with caring for Rick. You are a very special friend to us all and we Love you.

by workbecky 12 Feb 2010

I am not elegant in my words like others but I do wish to express my condolences. I liked every thing I knew about Miss Loretta and like others should have guess she was more special to you. As you are so kind hearted I just thought she was a dear family friend and you were checking in on her. My mother passed away July 29, 2009 and I know the pain you are going through. Her body was broken and she was ready to go but I was not ready to let her go. I know Miss Loretta had health issues and she is now pain free. May you find comfort in your faith. The days ahead will be tough. Just think of your Cute family giving you a great big group hug whenever you are discouraged. Becky

by arisann 12 Feb 2010

I Am so sorry to hear of your loss. May The Lord comfort you and give you all the love you need to face each day. Your Mother will always be in your heart, with you in wonderful memories and you will see her in Heaven. What a day that will be. She is very happy now to be there. My sympathy and love to Teri, also. May God Bless you all and all your families. As our prayers go up we know His Comfort will come down. Love to you, ArisAnn

by tolgamum 12 Feb 2010

Dear Shirlene, I was saddened to hear of your mother Miss Loretta's passing and I pray that God give you the strength to face this trying time. I continue to pray for a speedy recovery to health for your dear husband and I hope you will be comforted by the love and support of all your Cute family.

by babsie 12 Feb 2010

Dear Shirlener, It's with tears in my eyes that I read your post. May God dry your tears and keep you all in His arms, may His love and peace surround you. You have the knowldge that your loved one is in heaven and that is such a comfort and you know that the seperation is only temporarily and that you will see her again. You still have all the cuties as family and we all love you. All this goes for Teri as well. Hope Rick will recover completely and please look after yourself. Love and hugs.

by lenamae 12 Feb 2010

Oh Shirlene I am so sorry to hear this .I Have never seen either of you but loved you just like you ar part of my family . I feel like I have lost a dear family menber. I will be praying for you.and your family and may God wrap his love around Teri . Dear friend you have been through so much May God be with you and give you stringth.
Miss Loretta was such a sweet person and such a joy. every one loved her.
Love and hugs Lena Mae

by sanjoy51 12 Feb 2010

Shirlene, My heart goes out to you in your time of sorrow and hardship. I was wondering how your husband was going and when I started to read your notes I was shocked to find that you had a heavy heart because of your mother and then the news that miss Loretta was your mother was a real surprise, it all makes sense now. I hope that Rick will get better soon as well and you can pick up the pieces and go forward. I lost my mother just over 9 years now and they never leave you because they are still alive in your heart and are with you everyday. I will be thinking of you and hope that you can stay strong through this sad time. Best wishes Sandra H.

by jacquipaul 12 Feb 2010

Dearest Shirlene,
May God comfort and support you in this time of loss. Naturally, we loved Miss Loretta, and now can place her in your family tree. She's with God now, and what better place is there? We'll all miss her, and I think that her secret was precious; many Moms would have wanted to keep the relationship secret.
My prayers remain with you, Rick and your family. Although my eyes are full of tears, for your loss, I rejoice knowing that I'll know another Cute soul when I get to heaven.

by claudenicolas 12 Feb 2010

Dear Shirlene, my eyes are full of tears, I have never seen you, and I had never seen Miss Loretta, and you are members of my family...
I send to you all my love

by americangirl 12 Feb 2010

I'm sorry to hear about your loss, and Teri's. I know these were two very special ladies to both of you.

by nini 12 Feb 2010

Dear Shirlene, my sincere condolences. You must be proud of being daugther of such a beautiful and special lady. My heart is with you.

by modo 12 Feb 2010

My condolences to you, your family and all members of CuteFamily

by dailylaundry 12 Feb 2010

Queen Esther and Miss Loretta, God Bless them. They are with him now, but, Shirlene, you and Teri and your families must get though some very difficult days ahead. I am so sorry. Please be strong and know that you both are loved. Hugs, Laura*

by marietta 12 Feb 2010

Oh Shirlene!!!! I am so sorry, I did not know at all untill this minute that Miss Loretta was your mother, but seem to think that mabe we should have quessed, because you both seem so much the same now that we know. I only got to know about Miss Loretta
in the last two years, but know that she was a lovely lady. She has now gone to a beautifull place, and will never feel any pain or sorrow, but just gladness and love. Know that she is looking down at you and Teri and wishing you only the best life can give.
Teri, I wish all the above for you also. Thank you for loving her so much. I hope this love will carry both of you through all the sadness.
Shirlene, I hope Rick will get through all of this and his illness with flying colours, knowing he has this wonderfull wife and friend to stand by him.
Lots and lots of love and God bless you all.

by iris2006 12 Feb 2010

Shirlene,I read you post with tears in my eyes, my sincere condolences with the loss of your mother (and if I may say so, OUR DEAREST FRIEND) And she was loved by all the cuties that is for sure if she was your mother or not it was just because who she was Miss Loretta. I will send Teri a post too. Wish you and your family all the strength you need in this difficult times. Love and hugs Carla

by ssarner 12 Feb 2010

What a sad day today. Now I just learned that Queen Esther has passed on and Miss Loretta is Shirlene's mom also passed on. Teri, I will pray for your beloved grandma. Be strong. We will pray for you two.

by sorval 12 Feb 2010

try to keep this on top

by designgirl 12 Feb 2010

To both Shirlene and Teri, I am so sorry for your loss. May you both find the strength to get through this. God bless you both and your families. Lynn

by judybell 12 Feb 2010

Shirlene and Teri,
I also want to express my sympathy to you both. May you always feel God's arms around you knowing He will never leave you or forsake you. Our hearts are heavy for you both. Big hugs and lots of love.
In Christ, Judy

by ken174 12 Feb 2010

Oh Shirlene. My heart is heavy for your grief. Please feel our love and prayers. Sandy

by sllakin 12 Feb 2010

Dear Shirlene and Teri,
I don't post much here anymore, but wish to express my deepest sympathy to both of you. I remember Miss Loretta - she was a lovely lady and I did so enjoy her post here on CUTE. My thoughts and prayers go out to both of you to help you through this difficult time. Also wishing a full recovery for Rick!

by mops Moderator 12 Feb 2010

| am so sorry for you Shirlene, never guessed miss Loretta was your mother. I hope you can find the strength to go on in these very difficult and sad days and hope Rick is getting stronger and better day by day.
I read Teri's post, she never mentionedyour loss but not hers.
Prayers for all of you.
Love, Martine

by read180 12 Feb 2010

My deepest condolences to you and your family. This is a lot to deal with at one time. I pray that you will be strong in faith, and hope for a speedy recovery for Rick. My arms are stretched out and wrapping them around you for a big hug. Bless you my sister.
Cindy B

by sqdancer 12 Feb 2010

So very sorry Shirlene and Teri...much love and prayers ...Glenda x0x0x0x

by mpo14011 12 Feb 2010

I am so sorry to hear about Loretta's and Queen Esther's passing. Be assured they are in a much better place, free from pain and afflictions.
I did not know Loretta was your mum, Shirl, but I did know she was more to you then just a friend.
My condolences to both you and Teri.

by craftlinda 12 Feb 2010

I am so sorry to hear about the passing of these two people. I did not get to know them but I can feel the grief in your posting.
My condolences,
Linda Pare

by sorval 12 Feb 2010

we will pray for you and your whole family Shirlene
and its not a shame this secret
when people look very good to your mothers picture they can see a lott
but i feel sad that she is passing
but i am happy that she can feel the big love from the cute family
hugs Sonja

by 10tje 12 Feb 2010

How sad. I do not know what to say. Because I'am not been a long time in the Cute family, I know not everybody, but widely read. I find it so difficult, what can I say. My condeleance to you and your family. I understand that Terri also lost someone. My condolences to her. I can only wish much strength. Everybody lives here with you, that's very nice for you. Both great strength in this difficult time. I live with you.


by dollygk 12 Feb 2010

Such sad news Shirlene and I offer to you the Arabic saying to those who have lost a loved one, "May God make grate unto you for your loss". We hope to hear good news about your husband soon!!

by kezza2sew 12 Feb 2010

Dear Shirlene, I am very sorry to hear of your loss. I often thought how fortunate you were to get to visit Ms Loretta. Now I understand. Your Mum was one very Special Lady. I know this would be an extremely sad time for you, so know that my heart and prayers are with you. Do hope Dear Rick is making headway also...Love and Hugs Kerry

by nurselilly 12 Feb 2010

As always you have my thoughts and prayers... as for Miss Loretta wow i had no idea she was your mother i think we would of all loved her the same even if we knew who she was from the start. Teri im sorry to hear of the passing of Queen Esther my condolences to you all. Ash xxx

by embroiderymad 12 Feb 2010

My sympathy to you and your family's.

by alex71 12 Feb 2010

Dear Shirlene sorry to hear about the passing of your dear mother,my sincere condolences.And my sincere condoleneces to Dear Teri.
I found this lovely poem.
If roses grow in heaven,
Lord please pick a bunch for me,
Place them in my mother's arms
And tell her they're from me.

Tell her that I love her and miss her,
And when she turns to smile,
Place a kiss upon her cheek
And hold her for awhile.

Because remembering her is easy,
I do it every day,
But there's an ache whitin my heart
Because I am missing her today.
Much love Alex71

Author: Susan Polis Schutz

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suzettebritz by suzettebritz 12 Feb 2010

This is beautiful, touching and very true!

by sissibrode 12 Feb 2010

Oh Shirlene, I am totally devastated by this sad news!
I have a lot of grief! and yet I "knew" Miss Loretta only by Cute ... I guess all your sorrow, all your pain and I cry with you. I will make a final prayer for your Mom and our Cutie's friend...
I will make a final prayer for Queen Esther too.

With all my Love,


by edithfarminer 12 Feb 2010

shirrlener you are surely being tested right now.Isne you also my sincere condolences and will pray for better times
Hugs Edith

by manami 12 Feb 2010

Dear Shirlene, I too, have no idea Ms Loretta was your mother, and I did love her even I've never met her. Also, so sad about Teri's mother. My prayers goes to all of you and your families. Love, Yoriko

by sigrun 12 Feb 2010

My dearly sympathy to you and your family.

by nualaa 12 Feb 2010

Shirlene, my heart goes out to you. I lost my mother many years ago and my way of honouring her is to live life to the fullest. They are always in our hearts. I pray also that Rick makes a speedy recovery.

by pennifold 12 Feb 2010

Shirlene, I had no idea Loretta was your Mum - my heart breaks for you - I've sent you an email and there's something coming your way.

Love to you always Chris - I'm crying my eyes out here.

by gerryvb 12 Feb 2010

dear Shirlene,with tears in my eyes I read this post, It's so sad you just lost your dear Mom,who was a little bit a mom for many of us.So sad she passed away in this hard time you have already. which I could be with you to give you an arm around your shoulder. You know she loved it here and we loved here, never even thought she was your mom. But both that sweet and caring;we could have guessed.all my loving sympathy for you and family,I know we will continue praying for you,Rick, miss Loretta ,queen Esther and Teri. love and support.gerry

by lynlaing 12 Feb 2010

Sending special prayers your way for you and your family,God bless

by annita1 12 Feb 2010

O Shirlene, ik versta er maar de helft van maar ik wens je heel veel sterkte toe , je bent in mijn gedachten !
liefs Annita

gerryvb by gerryvb 12 Feb 2010

ik stuur je wel pm om uit te leggen als je wilt.

edithfarminer by edithfarminer 12 Feb 2010

Annita 1 says: I understand only part of it, but I wish you strength and you are in my thoughts.Gerry will explain it to her in Dutch