Saturday, October 12, 2013

Tantalizing Tuesday, October 15, 2013 ~ Nicole Marie Lyle Tranilla

It is Tantalizing Tuesday. Please follow the link to the list of awesome authors participating in today's challenge  or I have them listed below. A photo and 200 words. My tribute is a little closer to 250 words.

My beautiful 39 year old niece died Friday night. She came home from work, said she didn’t feel well and was going to lay down for awhile. She never got up. It was her 16 year old daughter's first Homecoming. She appeared the picture of health and never complained about having anything wrong. I had 3 nephews and only one niece, Nikki. In 2010, my youngest nephew died at 28. There are only two left now. The tragedy of it all is painful. She was such a good girl, wonderful mother and a beautiful person. It's a sad day. Please honor my family and Nikki by reading the tribute I wrote for Nicole on Saturday, when the news was raw and painful.

The Road of Destiny
The road, once bathed in the illumination of Life by the Sun, the Moon and the Stars, is now dimly lit by the faint and flickering past. An Earthbound angel has claimed her wings and been set free to return home.

This path was not chosen.  This road to the darkened nowhere takes us from the heart-warmed embrace of life and our loved ones against our will; perhaps this passageway is unexpected, startling and heart wrenching but it is not unknowing.  This road awaits us all, but for some, the path at once sweet is bitter and too eager to rise before us with the gnawing, gaping, inevitable abyss.

Some turn back to cheat this darkened destiny, but older others fly willingly into the black grasp. Love your life, for the hope, challenge and rewards She bears is the fruit of your breath.

Not so, my beautiful niece who was stolen by the Eternal grasp, donned her wings and flew into the warm comfort of God’s loving embrace.

Fly away, Nikki. Take with you the knowledge that you are loved. For how can we be sad? We cannot deny the beauty of a white hot meteor we have been privileged to have blaze across our Universe. We bear witness to the natural majesty even as it burns out far too quickly before us. We were blessed to have her, even for a moment.

Be free……………….


Nicole Marie Lyle Tranilla  
RIP
February 22,1974 ~ October 11, 2013

18 comments :

  1. There's no rhyme or reason ... no words... I can't begin to imagine the intense pain your family is feeling on this day... such a tragic loss of a beautiful young woman, long before her time. My thoughts and prayers are with you my friend, xox BJ

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    1. Thank you, darling BobbieJoe. Love you:) xo

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  2. Dear Muffy Ji thanks for this so touching post God bless our Darling Nikki under His protected wings Amen

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    1. Thank you, dearest Jail Ji. We are heart broken

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  3. I can't begin to extend my deepest sorrow I feel for you and your loss for someone sop close and special taken so young in life. May she always be free and remain in your heart as the angel she was.

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    1. Thank you, Michael. We are still in shock, bending under the pain.

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  4. Such sad sorrow. A tragedy to die so young. May she rest in peace in God's love and care. A beautiful tribute Muffy

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    1. Thank you, dearest friend. How I wish you were close but I feel your strength, anyway, darling Naomi. She was such a beautiful soul, so deeply loved and adored.

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  5. So beautiful and young and a beautiful tribute, Muffy. My heart goes out to you and your family. Heart breaking beautiful words.

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  6. That was a beautiful tribute, Muffy. Thank you for sharing your love for her with us. I wish I could hold you tight and take away some of your pain. You have done a wonderful thing by letting us all know what a gorgeous woman she was inside and out. (((hugs))) to you, sweetheart.

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  7. "Some turn back to cheat this darkened destiny, but older others fly willingly into the black grasp. Love your life, for the hope, challenge and rewards She bears is the fruit of your breath." We all should abide by these two admirable sentences." I'm hoping you will regard these lines in your heart and comfort the pains of your losses.

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  8. Oh, Muffy. This is profoundly moving and I can moving and I can make no other comment. All my love.

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  9. Muffy, what a beautiful tribute to your niece. I'm so sorry for your loss. Hugs and love xx

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  10. Hugs you super tight. My heart aches for you. I am here if you need an ear or someone to hold you virtually. Beautiful tribute,

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  11. Such a poignant piece. Hope you find peace and healing. Writing is often a good way to work through our grief.

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  12. Very beautiful and utterly heartfelt, Muffy. I'm truly sorry and genuinely touched by your expression of love and loss. My thoughts are with you and your family.

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  13. Beautifully written and I am so sorry for your loss, Muffy

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