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February 01, 2010





like all the others I had tears streaming down my cheeks earlier this afternoon as I read the letter from Jack about his lovely Tabitha.

I hadn't visited Daisy Cottage in many weeks...I like to visit because it gives me a sense of serenity and pretty things like a cup of hot brewed tea in a lovely china teacup with saucer. And I love the music, just like everyone else.

This is why I like blogging, albeit reading them more that writing. It shows the heartbeat of life.

Thanks again, for sharing.

Lore D'Sa

I love you to, Kim! May God embrace Jack, with his everlasting love, and give him the serenity to know that Tabatha is in the loving care of her Father, Our Dear Lord.

God Bless Us Everyone!


Donna, The Decorated House

You know you are loved.
Just wanted to send some more hug, Donna


Your blog really does make you want to stop and smell the roses. I think it's your appreciation for the small things. It is contagious :).

sweet cottage dreams

Yes, it is important to take the time to smell the roses. God also tells us to be know I am God. I believe he wants us to remember to enjoy the beauty of the day, to share time with our loved ones and to never forget that it is the small things in life that are most important.

Thank you for being my friend. For caring...for sharing your heart and soul. God blessed me with you.


Amanda Garner

Tabatha's story is so touching and your blog really is beautiful. Thank you.


Kim you are the best and your blog is one of the sweetest in blogland.

marina mott

What a wonderful words, Kim!! I really love to come here and see the pics and read your words!! You are such a lovely person! Thank you ! xx (um beijo!)


Dear Kim,I just want to say that it really touches me that so many other readers of your blog share the same things in life. The "little" things.Well, I think they are great things because they light up our lives and our hearts.
They bring us hope and joy.
Lots of love,Nina.

mandy warren

My heart goes out to Jack and the many others who are left behind after the devastation of Cancer, I am a nurse who sees this day after day, and i never get used to the sadness cancer brings. Amanda


Sisters of the Dear Daisy Cottage Blog...ROCK!

Patti VZ

Oh, Kim, I just love stopping by to visit's a relaxing moment in the day that reminds me to slow down and enjoy life. It usually takes me awhile to read your blog just because I have to listen to the music. :) THANK YOU for your efforts!


And we love you.



That must have been a very humbeling experience to have the husband express to you how touched his wife was in her last days by your blog! You have a gift, no doubt!

Kathleen Grace

Although I understand what you mean when you say it is your readers who make this blog such a happy place, I must disagree. Your sweet spirit and loving care shine through every posting and draw people to Daisy Cottage again and again. Your kindness attracts like minded people and it makes a community that is a happy place to bring a cup of coffee and spend some time. God bless Jack and I am praying that God will help him and his family through this sad time of mourning for his dear wife.

The Lady of the House

Sweet Post. We ♥ you Kim! Happy Day, The Lady


I love your blog and music too, Tabitha's story is so sad in many ways but hopefully she has found peace. I hope and pray that Jack find the strength and peace from all our messages to help him cope and find solace. Jane x


I totally agree that it is YOU who brings us here. One visit is all it takes to keep coming back. You are one of the first blogs I ever read and you are usually the first every day. As so many have already said, you cheer us up and colour our world "happy"!!!


You are a wonderful person and you truly have touched the lives of each one of us.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Love, Kerri


Sweet Tabitha...and her adoring husband...

It is a comfort here with you Kim...and yes as wonderful as you are Kim...I can see where you back off from any credit...just the person you are...truly a giving and loving soul...i shows in how you share your life and good thoughts of encouragement don't have to but you do...and as you give us all the credit...I give it right back to you...

As you wrote give me your hand and we'll skip down the sidewalk..and everyday you do just grab all of us and take us with you on a joyful playday...of fun and wonder...

I don't think that I would ever and could ever use the word love so freely...but I do when I say that I love you, are a great friend to me...



Kim, Don't unerestimate yourself. I can only speak for myself but I think many of us were so inspired by your blog that we started our own. Then it just springboarded from's a whole community. And many of us need that a lot.



You ever so gently remind me to be the very best version of myself.

God bless...

Mary Lou

If you can, listen to Andrea Bocelli's Time to Say Goodbye in honor of Tabatha and Jack. You'll cry, I think but your heart will be so touched..

Kimberly Padilla

Yes, Kim, it's true. You do touch us all. I have about 5 or 6 blogs I keep up with (I wish it could be more, but I am a student and don't have alot of time) but your is absolutely my favorite one!

Bella StyleBook

Thank you, Kim, for being such a humble credit to others when we all in blogland know that if a blog doesn't have a heart it will not flourish. It takes the sum of all and it is so nice to see/read that there really are gentle, kind, and loving people.


Debbie from Texas

Yes, among the roses are many thorns. I hope that you find only the beautiful sweetest roses like you!God bless!


That post was very touching. I am so sorry for Tabitha's family. I , like so many others, feel a calm sense of peace in your blog. You are quite an inspiration to us all.

Nancy Hutson Maisenbach

I read every comment and have made many friends here at Daisy Cottage. Each of your comments add so much to the experience of coming here.
Thank you all!
Nancy M. \O/

Trish Rowley

Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve once wrote Tell me who admires and loves you and I will tell you who you are. So thats why I know that you ARE Kim from Dear Daisy Cottage and we ADMIRE and LOVE YOU!!! God Bless! Trish xox


You know just what to say and how to say it. You keep things simple yet elegant and oh so meaningful. I feel so lucky to have found your blog and follow it. Thank you for being a part of my day each day. You have and will always mean so much to so many.
Thank you so very much as my friend lost her sister on Sunday and your blog made me feel a little better today. You indeed have a very special gift.

sandra dias


Denise Minor

What comfort I find in these kind expressions of love for a person unknown to you. Tabatha was my precious niece and a wonderful part of our family. There truly is a love story in this. Thank you so much for caring. Denise

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