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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

My Beautiful Sister Misha

Last night my beautiful and loving sister Misha Cain, passed away. She was my closest and dearest friend. Much more than a sister. She was always there for me, just a phone call away. She never judged me and she always listened. She gave the best advice. Sometimes she set me straight, told me to suck it up and get over it. But she did it, somehow, the right way. Mostly she said "Oh, I hear ya!" because as the older sister, she had been through it all before. She was always funny. Always made me feel better.

She always read her comments here and got such a kick out of helping people. Out of respect for her children I haven't posted much about her battle with Glioblastoma Multiforme, a very aggressive brain cancer she was diagnosed with in April. She fought it so bravely, with so much love in her heart and for all of us. I was able to spend quality time with her the last few months of her life. I am so thankful for that. Some of it in tears, and some of it laughing. Much of it dancing and singing, since she loved music so much.

You are loved Misha Cain. You are missed.

54 comments:

  1. Dear Amber,

    There aren't enough words in the world to express how sad I feel for you. I am so very sorry.

    Your sister was indeed, one special woman. I know I learned a lot through her strength in weight loss and ultimately in her fight for life with this dreaded cancer.

    Thanks so much for sharing her with all of us.

    God Bless both you and her family.

    Linda

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  2. I am so sorry Amber. You are a great sister and my heart goes out to you and your family.

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  3. I am so so sorry Amber. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  4. Amber,
    I'm deeply sorry for your loss. You were truly blessed to have such love for and from your sister.

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  5. Amber,
    My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family during this sad time!

    Carey

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  6. Very sorry to hear of your loss, Amber

    Sandi W

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  7. I am so very sorry for your loss. Her courage, and your love, were both very inspiring....

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  8. Oh Amber!
    I am just heartbroken for you!!
    I wish there were something someone could say to make this better for you & your family.
    Please know that you are all in my thoughts & prayers!!!
    xo
    Christine

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  9. I am so sorry Amber, for you and for all of her family and friends that will miss her so. There are no words! I am so glad that we got to share in her year of weight loss and had a chance to know her. Blessings to you all!

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  10. XOXO Amber! I am so sad for you and all of the family.

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  11. Oh Amber, I am so sorry. Sending my thoughts and prayers for you and your family. - Margit

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  12. Amber so sorry for your loss! There is a beautiful garden on each side of grief. Sad to say you just have to go through the grief, not around it. Best wishes and prayers to you and your family. Thank you for sharing with us, we cared about her, too.

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  13. I'm so very sorry to here this - though a stranger, she (and you) touched so many and I am heartbroken for you and your family. She was such a light! Ann

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  14. Oh, I'm so sorry! I don't really know either of you, but have read both of your words so many times that my heart is tenderly being tugged right now at your loss. What a beautiful person, Amber.

    Inspired by both of you,
    Kim

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  15. Amber, just wanted to send a note to say how sorry I am for your loss...it's very obvious how much you love your sister and I' sure she knows that too.... sending prayers out for you and your family.
    Linda_fromVA

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  16. With tears in my eyes and sadness for you and your family, I write this comment. It wasn't so long ago that I wrote something very similar when my beloved sister-in-law Beth passed away suddenly at the age of 42. She was like my little sister and even now a year and a half later, I still miss her so and the pain is still so fresh. There are so many thing I wish I could say to her. At times like this, one often feels like no one knows what you are going through, but then you hear someone else's story and you realize that many families go through horrible tragedies everyday, all over the world. And hearing about this sad loss of life brings up all the feelings that loss brings along with it. I am so, so very sorry to read this. I loved getting to know Misha through the blog as I have loved getting to know you through your posts. I want you to know that I am thinking of you and your family and praying for some sense of peace to come to you and your family. I hope you don't mind if I suggest something that has helped me immensely. The funeral home that handled my sister-in-laws funeral has a link on it's site on the right side of the home page titled, 365 days of grief support. If you fill in your email, it will send daily messages of grief support. Not at all religious, but comforting daily affirmations sent to your inbox. I suggested it to Rosalie after she lost her son and I think it helped her too. Here is the link if you are interested. http://www.jamesterryfuneralhome.com/
    Sending prayers and love and hugs to you and your family. XO!

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    1. Pattie - I have actually thought of you, and your recent loss, as this has happened. I will look up that site next week. Thank you.

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  17. Amber, I am SO sorry to hear of Misha's passing. May you be comforted by memories of happy times spent with her.

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  18. I just want to thank you for sharing your sister with all of us...I'd grown to love her blogs and share her struggle...I will miss her for honesty and realness...Much love to you and your family.

    Peace and Blessings

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  19. Amber, I'm so sorry to read of your sister's passing. I hope your wonderful memories bring comfort to your heart.

    Blessings to you and your family,
    Deb

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  20. I'm so sorry for you and your family. I was hoping to hear better news about Misha.

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  21. Amber....I'm deeply sorry for your loss. Since battling breast cancer myself, I've had a long list of cancer patients to pray for, and Misha, I prayed everyday for the Lord to give her strength and courage and it sounds like He had given it to her. She's a beautiful angel who inspired many people, including me!

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  22. Amber, like many others I'd like to express how deeply sorry I am for your loss. I wish I had a way with words so that I could offer more comfort. Just know that through your blog and your support you gave Misha a platform to inspire and touch many lives. And she did so splendidly.

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  23. Amber,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I looked forward to Misha's blogs every month as I can so relate to her weight loss struggle. She came across so real and genuine I am sure everyone who knew her loved her. Misha was lucky to have such a supportive and loving sister in you. Praying for peace and comfort for you and her entire family.

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  24. So sorry for you loss

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  25. Thank you all so much... your comments are all so thoughtful and appreciated.

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  26. So very sorry for your loss...my thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  27. I am so very sorry ... She is so loved. I wish all of you peace.

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  28. Oh Amber, my heart aches for you. Misha was an incredibly special person and I enjoyed every update she wrote on this blog. She always kept it real, while remaining so positive... I was rooting her on through her journey... saddened when she got sick. You and your family are in my prayers. Praying that God brings you extra peace and comfort and strength. Hold dear the precious moments you had with Misha. Remember the positive impact you had on her the last few years as you encouraged her to view life/food differently. Bless you!!

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  29. I am deeply sorry for your loss of your beautiful sister Misha. Thank you for sharing your very special sister with all of us through your blog. You and Misha have inspired us all and she will be truly missed. Hugs to you and your family during this very difficult time.

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  30. I am so sorry for your loss! I enjoyed Misha's posts and your support of her weightloss efforts. You were lucky to have each other and I know she will be missed.

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  31. I'm so sorry for your loss Amber. I've been thinking a lot lately hoping to hear how her journey was going for her 100 lb loss. I completely missed that her seasure lead to a cancer find. :( I was shocked this morning to read about her passing. :'(

    Take care of yourself! Your sister would want that for you.

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  32. Amber,
    I am so sorry for your loss. As soon as a saw the title of your blog post I was truly saddened. Misha's journey to better health was inspiring to me and I am sad she lost her fight with cancer. Too many good people have lost their lives to that disease. My condolences to you and your family.

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  33. Very sorry to read your sad news.

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  34. Oh, Amber, I'm sorry for the loss of your sister and am thinking of you and your family.

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  35. Hi Amber,

    I am so sorry about your wonderful and inspiring sister. You were so lucky to have each other. Such amazing strong and beautiful women, both of you.

    Much love to you and your family.

    Vicki

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  36. So so sorry to hear about Misha! I can't imagine your sorrow. So good to hear you were able to be with her those last few months and to have those special memories. Praying for you and your family.

    ~ Francie ~

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  37. So sorry for your loss. I have enjoyed your blog over the years and post from your sister. May she rest in peace.

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  38. I am truly sorry for your loss, Amber!!!! Keeping you and your family in prayer.

    ~Kristie~

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  39. My whole heart goes out to you, Amber. I feel so very sad. She taught me so much. We truly do take so much for granted. Each day is a miracle, a blessing. She made the world a better place.

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  40. So sad to hear of your loss. I pray God will wrap His loving arms around you and comfort you at this time. May you be surrounded by friends and family to lift you up. I want to thank you for being such an inspiration to us BFC-ers...I am a newbie and I sincerely hope you will continue to post and share with us your insight from YOUR journey. Blessings to you and praying for you.

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  41. Dear Amber I opened your blog today hoping to see how your sister Misha was doing. I was shocked and saddened to read of her passing.
    So many times I wanted to write you both to let you know how your blog has kept me going. Whenever I felt I was struggling or needed an extra shot of encouragement, I received it through your blog. I am sorry that under such sad circumstances I am finally writing to tell you how meaningful you both have been for me.
    It is hard to comprehend that someone as full of life as your sister is gone and that you, who have given so much to others, has to deal with this loss.
    Thinking of you and your family in this time of mourning
    Dalhia

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  42. So sorry for your loss......there are no words. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. Sharon

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  43. I am sorry for your loss, Amber. I do the Race for Hope in DC every spring to raise money for brain cancer research. Have done for five years and ironically my own mom had a brain tumor this summer. Thankfully benign but ... it is a terrible disease and i pray the fundraising bears fruit. May you find peace and comfort. Best.

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  44. I am so sorry for you, your family and her family.
    I always loved her posts.

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  45. As this is the very first time I have been here, I want to extend my deepest hopes for your strength in the face of inestimable pain.

    I lost my father shortly before Christmas after caring for him by myself toward the end, and were it not for my incredible and kind and just generally phenomenal older sister's presence in my life I would not have made it through.

    I know how unique a blessing a loving and truly beloved sister is in this world. You are in my thoughts and I hope you and your family find solace and peace wherever it may be available in this world.

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  46. I haven't visited your site for a month or so and was thinking about you today so I thought I'd stop by...and like everyone else I'm stunned! What a horrible loss for you and Micha's family! You are in my thoughts tonight...

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  47. I am so sorry. I haven't checked your blog or many for quite awhile so I was catching up on some of my favorites. I was wondering how your sister was doing. It broke my heart to hear that she has passed. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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  48. :( I just came to your website to see how you were doing and wanted to see if you have commented on how Jorge has changed his plan. My heart sank when I saw this post. I was so rooting for your sister's success. But, her true success was the loving family she obviously has.

    Many prayers to you and yours,

    Tina

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  49. I came to your site in hopes to read your thoughts on Jorge's new plans...instead my heart dropped as I read your post.

    I truly was rooting for your sister's success. Then I realized that she was successful. Successful in the way that we are all trying to be, family. That is obvious as every word you speak about her drips with love.

    Many prayers to you and yours,
    Tina

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  50. Thinking of you Amber and sending you continued prayers and love.

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  51. I am saddened to hear the news about your sister Misha. I have been checking in to your site to read about you and your sisters weight loss journey. You are both a great insipration! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time.

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