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Michelle Edwards Loses Her Battle With Cancer

Michelle Edwards, long time blogger at Sweet Something Designs, lost her battle with cancer yesterday. 

Michelle started her blog in 2009, the same year I started this blog. She decorated her home, took care of her family, her husband, Justin and two sons, Keegan and Logan. 

She made gorgeous wreathes and had an Etsy shop as well as a local space.

She wrote:
Justin asked me: "Are you ever going to let your hair grow long again?" I'm getting back to him on that.

Michelle did everything she could possibly do to beat the cancer.

She stayed strong for her family. 

She was silly with her children.

I read this in her final blog post on October 18th...

The news is not good. CT scans revealed the tumors are larger...which means the trial drug isn't working. So it's over. Just like that. I'm upset. I'm very disappointed and quite devastated. I thought this was going to be IT!! I realize there is no cure for my cancer, but the drug promised to stop the growth so I can live with the cancer and it didn't.


We will miss you, Michelle. Your blog, your creations, your gorgeous smile.

Another comment on her Facebook page: Michelle I am pretty sure you insisted on crafting your own Angel wings in Heaven and I know they will be the most amazing ones there.

You were an amazing woman, and you will be missed by your blog family. Rest in peace.

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  1. I didn't know her or know of her until I read this post. But she sounded like a lovely person. I'm so sorry you lost your friend. Cancer is a bitch.

  2. Brenda ~ I did not know this blogger, but from the pictures you have posted, she was a wonderful warm person, now she has angel wings to fly ~

  3. I know, this is so sad. But I know Michelle was a strong christian and she is in heaven. I'm praying for her family. She was a very talented young lady.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  4. So sad to be gone too soon. Lord be with her family. Thanks for sharing Brenda.

  5. OMG, she's so YOUNG with young children.

    Oh bless her soul - I cannot believe yet another one is taken by this wicked non-curable disease.

    May she rest in peace. This is just so sad.

  6. Brenda,

    I had never come across this sweet lady or her blog, but I can see from Michelle's kind eyes and sweet smile, that she must have been a wonderful soul. Just reading about yet another loss to this deadly disease is so very upsetting. My heart goes out to her family. May she rest in peace.

    Thank you for this little tribute.


  7. I didn't know Michelle but I went and read her last post. She was a strong woman I could tell, the world has lost a beautiful person and heaven has gained. It seems so many people are getting cancer, it's all around us, my first husband died from it, my father in law just died from it, my daughter mother in law just had a double mastectomy, and my husband has skin caner. I hate cancer, it has robbed me of the people I love the most. With all the money and research going into it why can't they find a cure? It is so heartbreaking.

  8. Sadly a beautiful young wife and mother taken from her family and this world all too soon. I thank her for participating in the trials to cure this awful disease.

  9. I am deeply saddened by the tragic loss of Michelle. My heart breaks for her family and blogger friends. Brenda, thanks so much for sharing this heartrending story with us. Rest in peace, dear lady...

  10. I have been slow coming back to blogging after the holidays because I just wanted to spend as much time as I could with my girls after the holidays and before they returned to school. I woke up this morning and wanted to check up on Michelle and looked down to the bottom of the blogs I followed and saw there was no update on her. I came upon her obituary and was heartbroken. I'm so glad you made this post, Brenda, to honor her. When I did a post about A Prayer for your was because I had stumbled upon her blog and her last post. Heartbroken for her husband and boys. I hate cancer!

  11. What a "crying" shame that this beautiful, talented young woman has lost her life to that dreaded cancer.
    My heart goes out to her family and it is so thoughtful of you to remember her in your blog, Brenda.

  12. This makes me so sad. Michele was a beautiful and talented lady and she bravely fought this disease as long as she could. My heart goes out to her husband and sons.

  13. Started following Michelle while she was fighting this nasty disease. Feeling the great loss of a friend. Knowing her strong faith. I'm sure she has touched with her battle. Prayers going out for her family and friends.

  14. Such a tragic and devastating loss for her family. We just never know how many days are planned for us and how important it is to live life fully and to treasure those moments with our loved ones and friends. It sounds as though Michelle did just that. Prayers for her husband and sons.

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  15. I saw that yesterday and it is just heartbreaking and gut wrenching. She went through so much and lost to the Cancer Devil in the end. My heart aches for the sweet family she left behind. Her pain and suffering are over-but her family's has just begun. God bless them. xo Diana

  16. This is terribly sad and tragic. She seemed to be a lovely person, and it's simply not fair for her life to be cut short like this.

  17. This is so sad. Your post is such a great tribute to her. Thank you. (((((HUGS))))))

  18. My heart and prayers go out to her family. We still lose way to many to this devastating disease. xo Laura

  19. Michelle's blog was one of my favorites for the three years I followed her. She was so talented. Even though I have never met Michelle, I feel heart broken and will miss seeing her photos of her beautiful decorating. I am grateful I followed her for so long and that she can rest now and have no more pain.

  20. I did not know here but this touched my heart, way to many sad stories just like her out there. I will keep them ALL in my thoughts and prayers! Brenda, thanks for sharing. ~Hugs~

  21. Thank you for telling us Michelle's story. Her passing makes me feel so sad. I wish I had known about her blog, she sounds like she was such an incredible woman. What a great loss.


  22. I didn't know thoughts and prayers go out to her family. So sad!!

  23. This is the second blogger I came across this week who lost her battle with cancer. Unfortunately, I didn't know either one before their passing, it just happened that I found them through a tribute by another blogger, and you. The first woman was Ruthie of Ruthie's Gift -
    Like Michelle, she was a young wife and mother. But what a testimony to the Lord she was, and I have a feeling having looked briefly at Michelle's blog that she has a similar story. Ruthie's words of her journey through cancer touched me deeply, and I wrote about that on my blog this week. I only tell you this for one reason: we have the opportunity to carry on the legacy of these brave, beautiful women by making others aware of them and their lives. We honor them and their families in the sharing. I'm so glad, Brenda, that you are a woman who obviously understands this. Michelle's family will be in my prayers, just as Ruthie's family will be. Thanks, Brenda. HUgs ~ Nancy

  24. Thank you Brenda for posting this tribute to Michelle....I have been so wondering how she was doing and have followed her blog for the last couple of years. She was an amazing young woman and so very courageous. We in the blogworld will miss her creativity and decorating abilities, but I know her family had experienced a tremendous loss in their lives. I pray they will be comforted and have strength to go on without this wonderful lady in their lives. Thanks again for posting about this...blessings to you, Linda

  25. I am so saddened by this news..I never knew her but she sounded like a sweet person and a very goood Mother...God always takes the BEST it many of my friends are dying from cancer also makes me sick this curseful disease...Thanks for sharing Brenda...Carol

  26. A very sweet tribute to a very sweet person. I had never read her blog, but I did this morning.What a tragic loss...My sentiments to her family and all who loved her.

  27. Oh my goodness, this is so incredibly sad. I did not know this beautiful young woman - I was not familiar with her blog - but just from reading what you wrote about her and the pictures you posted, it still broke my heart. She was so young...RIP, Michelle and may God bless your husband and children.

  28. I saw the post on her blog this morning about her death and I was so saddened. I pray that she is at peace in heaven now with a healthy body, no more pain, no more sadness! I also pray that her family will feel comfort and peace at this time. I can't imagine losing my Mom at such a young age. Just heartbreaking. What a creative and lovely woman she was!! ~ Jamie

  29. Brenda,
    This is so sad. I didn't know Michelle but I am upset. Her family is so young. She was so young. Thanks for making our blogging world feel like a little community of love and support for each other.

  30. I wasn't familiar with Michelle or her blog, but I have tears streaming down my face. We bloggers are kindred spirits and we are all part of this journey together. Maybe that's why this feels so close to home. Many prayers for her husband and children. Rest in Peace, Michelle.

  31. Utterly sad to loose another soul to cancer. I have lost loved one's to cancer also...., so it is a deeply personal pain to know we have lost another lovely soul.

  32. I have been watching her blog every few days since her last post in October wondering. I knew since she had not blogged it probably wasn't good. I feel sad, she was such a talented woman with a sweet family. I feel so bad for them all.

  33. Michelle Edwards was my friend and I miss her terribly.

    This was very sweet of you to post. I think I'll start checking in on your blog!!

    Gloria in Virginia

  34. I am so sorry to see this. So sad! Prayers for her family.

  35. Such a lovely remembrance of sweet Michelle and thanks for linking to it in the comments of Justin's post. I think of her often and will always be inspired by her courageous and loving heart.

  36. This is so sad. I was not a follower but left a comment on her blog. My heart goes out to her family.

  37. How awful for her family, what will her young sons do without their Mother and her husband without his life partner? I am so sad for them but hope they will have courage to get thru it with help from God, family and friends. It's truly sad for young women to be taken by that horrid disease. My niece died before she was fifty with 2 boys and her husband. She fought cancer for 2 1/2 yrs before she died. It makes me wonder how/why these things happen but have to have faith there's a good reason. With prayers to her family and that's she's in peace with no pain now.


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