As many of you know, the blogging world lost a treasure on August 23, 2014. Tina Downey, author of Life is Good, and a team leader of the A to Z April Challenge, left this world for the next. The team at A to Z asked everyone to buy a sunflower and post a picture on Sept 8 in Tina’s memory, because they were her favorite flower and a testimony to her sunny outlook.
I did not know Tina well, but she touched my life because I found her blog during the April A to Z challenge this year. I am a new blogger, and the A to Z was the first challenge I really took on. It’s such a huge event, it can be a bit overwhelming. I looked forward to reading Tina’s Swedish posts every day during April, and all the inspiring things she wrote on the A to Z main site. I found out that Tina and I had a mutual acquaintance in the “non-blogging” world, and I felt very happy to have that link to her as well. I found her writing to be always inspiring and well-thought. I will miss seeing new posts from her in my inbox, and I wanted to make a nice sunflower tribute to her from one of the places I wrote about during A to Z : I bought these sunflowers at a market in Paris, and have photographed them on the balcony of the Paris apartment that I have rented for a week. So, Tina, you will be missed greatly, but when I see sunflowers I will remember the wonderful testimony you left behind for us, as a person and as a blogger!
In His Love,