Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Robert

As many/most of you may have guessed from the last post, we are sad to say that Grace Lin's husband Robert passed away last night. If you would like to send your condolences, the best way to do so would be by donating to cancer research in Robert's memory via the Jimmy Fund, and by supporting Robert's Snow for Cancer's Cure. Checks made out to "Robert's Snow" should be mailed to: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund/Attn: Lauren Nash/10 Brookline Place West, 6th Floor/Brookline, MA 02445-7226.

Thank you for thinking of Grace in this very difficult and sad time.

59 comments:

janeyolen said...

I send my love, support, and anything else for Grace Lin. She and Robert walked a desperately hard road with
--yes--grace.

Jane Yolen

Stacy DeKeyser said...

My condolences to you all. You've added beauty and charm to the world through Robert's Snow.

Denise Ortakales said...

I'm saddened to hear of your loss, Grace. May peace find a place in your heart. My condolences.

jo whittemore said...

I'm sorry for your loss, Grace. Keeping you in my thoughts...

diane greenseid said...

Grace, Robert was such a wonderful man, I'm truely sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you.

Lisa Schroeder said...

Grace, my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

stacy said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. I didn't know much about him, but from what I've read from the Robert's Snow stuff, he sounds like a good man who will be missed greatly.

John Nez said...

Such very sad news about Robert.

After all these years, it almost seems as if I've known him.

Robert & Grace have often been in my thoughts & prayers... and will be.

jn

Sweet Pea said...

After reading the post yesterday, I had a sinking feeling that this had happened.
Grace, I am so sad to hear this and my thoughts are with you.

Susan

"e" said...

Grace, I'm so very sorry. I know there can be little comfort right now, but please know you have so much love heading your way from your internet friends, even from those of us who have not had the pleasure of meeting you or Robert in person.
e

Katie Davis said...

Oh, Grace. How very sad. I'm so sorry you have to go through this, and that Robert had to spend his newlywed years being sick. He was so lucky to have had you.

All my love,

Katie

Rita said...

I am so sorry for your loss.

Liz B said...

At times like this, words fail me. I am so sorry for your loss. I am sorry that the most a blog friend can do is send a virtual hug. You & yours are in my thoughts & my prayers.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to hear this, Grace. Hang in there.

-Jenni Holm

MotherReader said...

So very sorry to hear the news. My thoughts are with you and your family.

tim b said...

Words aren't enough to say it, but they're all I've got to give you: I'm so sorry.

Lisa Yee said...

I am so sorry.

kelmurphy said...

Thinking of you all, and sending love and courage... I'm so sorry.

Heidi Stemple said...

All I can do is send my love. Grace, anything I can do...

Anonymous said...

I am so very sorry for your loss, Grace. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Phyllis Harris

Dan Santat said...

Grace, I think I speak for everyone in the chidren's book community when I say we are all truly saddened by your loss. I send you all my love.

Dan Santat

Connie said...

Adding my thoughts to the many that are with you, Grace. Robert was a blessing in your life, and you in his. You can't see it now, of course, but someday you will smile again. In the meantime, I am so sorry for the grief you must endure.

gail said...

I'm am so sorry. I know a lot of us have been thinking about you and praying for you. We'll continue. My heart goes out to you Grace.

gail

Anonymous said...

Grace-
I am so sorry.

~~Laura

tammi said...

Grace...

Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Anonymous said...

Grace,
I'm so sorry to hear the news about Robert. Your strength, courage and devotion have been evident to all of us. Thinking of you and sending love to you and your family,
Susanna Reich

Barbara O'Connor said...

Grace - I hold you in my thoughts. You and Robert were so blessed to have shared such great love. Your unselfish work for cancer research will give hope to others who follow. Please know that I am thinking of you.
Barbara O'Connor

Sarah said...

I am so sorry and saddened. Somewhere it is snowing right now, and it is beautiful.

Jamie said...

Dear Grace, I am so sorry for your loss. You're in my thoughts and prayers.

Anonymous said...

Grace-

My heart hurts for you. I started crying in work after reading this. I'm so, so sorry.

A fan of your work

roz said...

Dear Grace,

I am so very sorry for your loss.
There are just no words.

Love from Roz

jama said...

Words fail me, Grace.
I'm so very sorry.
We're out here praying for you.

Anonymous said...

Grace,

Know you are in our thoughts and prayers. On Tuesday morning, I was reading Lissy's Friends at our public library. We are all praying for you.

KG

Courtney said...

I am so very sorry. I pray for peace and strength for you in this very difficult time.

Linda Keilbart Scanlan said...

Grace,

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband. My thoughts and prayers are with at this extremely difficult time.

Marion Eldridge said...

Oh, Grace!
I'm so sorry! Your time with Robert was way too brief. But you filled it to the brim and left a legacy of hope for others. Thoughts, prayers and love to you and your family.

ChatRabbit said...

Grace- I am sorry, it is not right when someone so young loses this kind of battle. You both made beautiful choices in marriage, and were put to every test. Some people live a lifetime and never know that kind of love. Robert will continue on in you, and in MANY of us who were touched by your story.

Camille said...

Dear dear Grace,
I am just so sorry.
Our love to you and your family.

cloudscome said...

Grace I am so sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

annawritedraw said...

Dear Grace,
As a member of this wonderful children's book community, I send my condolences to you and your family.
With sincere wishes of peace,
Anna Boll
Maine Illustrators' Collective
NESCBWI

Ann Downer said...

Grace, I am so sorry for your loss. Ed and Ben and I are sending you all possible warm wishes for peace and serenity.
--Ann Downer

Jeff Newman said...

Grace, my sincere condolences to you and your family. Hang in there,

Jeff

Ruth McNally Barshaw said...

I'm so sorry, Grace. I pray that you will find peace in this awful time.
Keeping a journal helped me in a time of great grief. Maybe it will help you.

Ruth

Anonymous said...

Oh Grace, I am so grateful I had the pleasure to meet Robert at our Author Festival last fall. My heart is full of sadness for you and your family and hope that you will find strength at this terrible time.

Mary Delaney

Kristy said...

Grace, you've been a great example of courage in all that you've shared with us. I'm so sorry. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Bonnie said...

I'm so sorry for your loss Grace, you are in my thoughts. My, sincere condolences

Bonnie

Little Willow said...

Grace, I am so sorry for your loss. I hope that the donations and support you receive in the coming days remind you to celebrate his life. My thoughts are with all of his loved ones, friends and family alike.

Anonymous said...

Grace, I am very sorry to hear this sad news.
leda schubert

Anonymous said...

Oh, Grace,

With deepest sympathy,
Annette Simon

Ellen B said...

Grace, my thoughts are with you in this sad time.
Ellen B

Pooja said...

Dearest Grace,

My thought and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

P.

Stephanie Roth said...

I'm so very sorry.

Sara Latta said...

I am so very sorry for your loss, Grace. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Carolyn said...

I'm so sorry.

Carolyn Conahan

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for your loss. What an amazing man Robert was, and how well-loved he was by so many people.

His spirit lives on.




Suzanne in CT

Anne L. said...

Grace:

I empathize with your loss, having just lost my mother a month ago to cancer. I know you will draw on memories of Robert -- particularly his strength and courage -- throughout your life to inspire and console you.

My thoughts are with you.

Love,
Anne Levy
www.bookbuds.net

robin prehn said...

Have been seeing notices about the snowflakes all over LJ, so I wanted to come here and let Grace know that even strangers are touched by her story (and Robert's)...you're in my thoughts and prayers!

Julia Denos said...

A msg for Grace:
You and Robert have left such a beautiful legacy in Robert's snow...
Word has been spreading about the snowflakes...what a beautiful story and an amazing tribute.
You have a lot of support coming from the online kidlit world and everyone the project touches. Amazing how one idea and one life can do so much for others!

Sending prayers to you and yours,
Julia

Wendell and Florence Minor said...

Dear Grace,

Wendell and I were so very saddened to hear that Robert lost his valliant fight, but know that his spirit will live on in all who knew him-personally or through the meaningful tribute known as "Robert's Snow." We will always think of both of you as a true source of inspiration, and want you to know that you and your family are in our thoughts.
Wendell and Florence Minor