Goodbye and good riddance 2013

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Torg, toasting his son and new daughter-in-law at their wedding

This year ended on such a sad note for our family, and I am more than ready to turn the page on a new year and a new beginning. My only sibling, Torger Kristian Olsen, died on December 18th. He had been quite ill for some time with pulmonary fibrosis, but his sudden decline and death caught us all by surprise. He met death head-on, which for all of you who knew him, that was definitely how he lived his life, too.

I hope that 2014 brings only good things to you and your loved ones. I want to hug everyone that is dear to me every day in 2014, and hold fast only to their love, peace, and goodness.

This coming year will hold new sewing students, and new sewing projects. And very soon, I will be blogging again about all the goings on in the Sew Maris studio.

Blessings to you and yours in 2014!

Maris

16 Responses to Goodbye and good riddance 2013

  1. Velosewer says:

    All the best to you Maris. Sorry for your loss. I hope 2014 is a kinder time to you.

  2. Jennifer at My Sewing Suite says:

    Sorry for your loss, I am hoping a New Year of love and happiness.

  3. What a lovely picture. I’m so sorry for your loss 🙁

  4. Mary Kay Reynolds says:

    Maris, I’m so sorry you lost your brother; my condolences.

  5. Amy says:

    I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. I know that must be a tough way to start 2014, but I’m so very hopeful for all this year has in store for you and your family! My thoughts are with you right now…

  6. Miriam in KS says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. This is a wonderful picture of your brother!

    We said goodbye to my mother-in-law’s only sibling (a brother) on December 18th too. It has been a very different and sobering holiday season this year.

    Here is to a much better 2014!

  7. So sorry for your loss maris. Here’s to a better 2014. We were also glad to see the back of 2013 – good riddance!

  8. Gjeometry says:

    I already ‘spoke’ with you via email, but just wanted to say again how sorry I am to hear of this. I also have only one sibling, a brother and can’t imagine how hard this must be. I, too, am delighted to usher in 2014 with new and great things. I hope you and your family are dealing well.

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