Tonya went to be with Jesus last night. Please continue your prayers, especially for her 9-year old son, my precious nephew.

We are devastated and heartbroken. Please, please pray.


  1. I am so sorry for your family’s loss. We will hold them in prayer throughout this Easter season.

  2. I am so sorry about your loss. i willoffer my Easter Mass tomorrow and prayers forher and the family.

  3. Sarah, how devastating. Many many prayers for your family

  4. Sarah, you don’t know me but I follow your blog. I just wanted to say how very sorry I am for your loss.

  5. Your family is in my prayers. I am so very sorry for your loss; may God comfort you and give you peace.

  6. Praying for you and your family.

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  8. Oh, Sarah. I’m so, so sorry for your loss. What a beautiful smile she had.

    Know that you all will be often in my prayers.

  9. Dear Sarah,
    Oh just seeing this now.
    So sorry for the loss to your family
    Prayers for you all
    God Bless

  10. Oh Sarah, my heart is broken for your family. I will pray for your entire family.

  11. Sarah, I will keep Tonya, your nephew, and your family in my prayers. I’m so very sorry to hear about your loss.

  12. Sarah, this breaks my heart. I just hurt so much for kids who lose their parents and families who lose their loved ones. Lots of prayers coming!

  13. Sarah, I am so sorry to read this. My condolences go out to your entire family. May Tonya rest in peace. May our Blessed Mother wrap her mantle around Tonya’s son.

  14. Sarah, you don’t me personally, but I love reading your blog. Please know I have been praying since last night and am saddened for your family. I will include your sister in law in my Divine Mercy novena. God bless.

  15. I’ve been praying for your family since last night and I am SO sorry to hear that she passed. I will continue to lift all of you up in my prayers, especially her precious little boy.

  16. Dear Sarah:
    I follow your blog, but you don’t know me.
    Accept my prayers for your family & a heart felt e-hug to you over the internet from Canada.
    May you find His grace & mercy sufficient…

  17. So sorry to hear this Sarah. Prayers have been offered on behalf of your family.

  18. Adding you, your family and Tonya’s to my prayer list, especially her son. Despite your sorrow, may a Blessed Easter be yours.

  19. So Sorry Sarah. =(
    I am praying that you will be a strength and comfort to your nephew.

  20. Praying for you all in this time of loss.

  21. Sarah,
    I love following your blog and was so, so saddened to read this post today. You, your family and your nephew are in my prayers. We will keep your sis-in-law in our prayers as we pray our Divine Mercy novena.

  22. Dearest Sarah,
    I am so sorry and heartbroken for all of you. I will continue to pray for peace for everyone.

  23. Sarah{{}}
    Oh praying for Tonya, for your nephew, for Andy and all your family. So heartbroken for you all:(

  24. So sorry for your loss and so saddened by the situation . . . praying for God’s comfort over the whole family and especially for that precious little boy . . .

  25. My thoughts and prayers are with your whole family during this very difficult time. I’m so sorry for your loss Sarah.

  26. Sarah, I am so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family.

  27. I am so sorry, Sarah. Praying for you all.

  28. Katie in GA says:

    Oh Sarah, God bless you, your family, and your dear, sweet, heartbroken nephew. May our tenderest Mother wrap you all closely in her mantle as you suffer. I will be praying, friend.

  29. Sarah… I was devastated this morning when I read your post. I never got to meet Tonya, but we had “talked” via facebook over the last few years. We shared stories and pictures of our littles. I am so glad for Tiff’s family that they were able to spend (what looked like in pictures) a wonderful vacation with Tonya and D before this tragedy… My heart is broken for D that his mommy can no longer wipe his tears or give him hugs, but we all know she will be watching over him forever. I am so sorry for her family, and ours, that she is no longer with us… All my love!!!

  30. I’m so sorry for your loss! I can’t even begin to imagine your grief. I didn’t see this until after we returned from Easter Vigil, where I had prayed for your sisterinlaw and your family. You all will continue to be in my prayers.

  31. Sarah, I am so very sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your entire family.

  32. Oh Sarah – I am weeping in shock here. I am sorrier than I can say – and here if you need me. I can’t even begin to imagine your pain and grief – my heart is with all of you, and sending love and prayers.

  33. I am praying–so very sorry

  34. Sarah, I was so sad to read this news this morning. Our Easter Mass was offered for Tonya and your family. We continue to pray.

  35. Praying for Tonya and all who miss her. *hugs*

  36. Sarah, I am sorry for your loss and most especially for the young boy.

  37. Just dropping by to say I’m still praying and sending love, Sarah. <3

  38. So sorry for your family’s loss.

  39. Hello Sarah,
    Wanted you to know that our family will offer our Rosary and day for the repose of Tonya’s soul and for her little one, and the entire family. Lord Have Mercy!

  40. I’m so saddened to hear of this devastating loss to your family, Sarah. Praying for all of you during these difficult days. ((((Sarah))))

  41. Oh how tragic – I’m so sorry for your family’s loss. I’ll keep you all in my prayers, with a special prayer Tonya’s son.

  42. Oh, Sarah, I am so sorry!! I am just seeing this. I will keep your family in my prayers, especially your nephew…

  43. Sarah, I’m so very sorry for your family’s loss. I will keep all of you in my prayers. May our Sorrowful Mother keep you close through this most difficult, sad time.

  44. Oh, I am so sorry. My heart is hurting for your family. God be with you.


  45. Sarah, I am praying for your family at this time of deep sorrow. I am especially praying through the intercession of John Paul II, who also lost his mother when he was very young, for your dear nephew. I am so, so sorry for this sudden and devastating loss.

  46. Praying, Sarah. I’m so sorry.

  47. prayers for you and your family at this time of such great loss.

  48. Oh, Sarah! I am so very sorry! Praying for all of you!

  49. Oh I am so very, very sorry. All my prayers to you and your sweet nephew.

  50. I’m so sorry. I’ll keep your family in my prayers.

  51. Sarah, I am so sorry for your family. You are in my prayers.

  52. So sorry for your loss and that of your nephew’s. Our prayers are with you all.

    God bless you!

  53. I’m in so much shock. I can’t hardly believe this, its beyond heartbreaking. Praying for your family. I love Tonya and Dylan.

  54. Sarah, I am so sorry. I will keep her and your nephew and all of you in my prayers.

  55. I’m so very sorry for your tragic loss. Your entire family will be in my prayers – especially your nephew.

  56. Prayers for all, Sarah. I’m so very sorry for your loss. Requiescat in pace.

  57. I’m just so very sorry, Sarah.

  58. So very sorry Sarah, praying for you all.

  59. So sorry for you all. I am praying for Tonya and you all.

  60. I am so sorry for your loss! I will keep you all in my prayers:).


  61. Oh, Sarah, I don’t know where I have been, but I am just seeing this. I am so very sorry. I know there are no words to ease your pain, but know that I am praying for you all.
    God bless you.

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