Friday, January 13, 2012

The Saddest Day

Sherry is not coming home. We learned this this morning. More details and information will come from authorities later today.

Announcement HERE.

I wish so badly I did not have to write this. Until now, I really thought I might see her again.

I can’t express my gratitude to you all for your support of me, her family and community. For keeping her in your prayers and heart. I know she will forever be in mine.

SUAR

347 comments:

  1. Words can't express the sadness I feel for you and your family. I'm so sorry. May the Lord watch over you in this time of need.

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  2. I am so so so sorry Beth. My thoughts and prayers are with you all <3

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  3. I am so sorry to hear this. Sherry and her family and extended family will remain in my prayers.

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  4. I am so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

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  5. Oh, Beth. I'm so sorry that this is the outcome.

    I actually dreamt about Sherry last night. I hoped that meant she was coming home.

    If Sherry's family does any kind of fundraiser for college funds or donations to a charity please let us know. I think all of us can see ourselves in this tragedy and will want to help in some way.

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  6. God bless you and your family.

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  7. I am so very sorry.

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  8. So sorry to hear this, I have been watching in hopes that the outcome would be different.

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  9. Oh Beth.
    I'm so sorry.
    Praying for you. I am so sorry you& your loved ones have to go through this pain.

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  10. We're stunned, and so very, very sorry.

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  11. my thoughts and prayers with you all! so sorry for your loss!

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  12. im so sorry for everyone involved. thinking of you and your family and praying for you all!

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  13. I am so very sorry. Bless you and your family as you navigate these tough days ahead.

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  14. I am so sorry for you and her family. This is just so sad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and her family.

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  15. I am so, so sorry to hear this. Thinking of you, your family and Sherry's....

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  16. i have been, and will continue, praying for you, her family, loved ones and the community involved. i am so sorry for your loss.

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  17. My heart just fell out of my chest. I am so so so so sorry. I know so many of us were hoping for a better outcome for Sherry and for her family. Sending prayers your way.

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  18. So incredibly sad to read this. Thinking and praying for all of you.

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  19. Oh no :( my heart absolutely dropped when I read that. I am so sorry for your loss and will be praying for you and your family. At least we know she is in a place of love and happiness, not that that alleviates the suffering of those she left behind. Sending love and prayers your way. <3

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  20. Oh no :( my heart absolutely dropped when I read that. I am so sorry for your loss and will be praying for you and your family. At least we know she is in a place of love and happiness, not that that alleviates the suffering of those she left behind. Sending love and prayers your way. <3

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  21. I am so sorry ... Prayers for you, and Sherry, and your families.

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  22. Oh, Beth. :( I'm so sad...for Sherry, for you all, and for all of us who never met Sherry but have kept her in our hearts this past week. I'll continue to lift you all up in prayer, and like Erin said, please let us know of any fund set up for Sherry's family or in her memory.

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  23. Oh Beth... When I saw "hearbroken" in my twitter feed with a link I really hoped it was another update, another day of no news, and not the final word that she had been found and that the news wasn't the good news we had all been hoping for. I'm at my desk at work, trying to keep it together while my heart absolutely aches for you and the rest of the people who love Sherry.

    I will echo the comments above - if there is a fundraiser, a trust fund, a charity, anything - please let us know. Someone on Facebook mentioned a virtual race - maybe we could doa virtual race and all pay an "entry fee" that goes to her charity/family/etc.

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  24. I am so so sorry. I've you and your family in my thoughts.

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  25. So, so sorry to hear this news. My thoughts are with you.

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  26. Beth I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Sending peace, love, and light to you and your family.

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  27. Noooo... I am so sorry for your loss. I am thinking about you and sherry's family every day.

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  28. i am so sorry.
    your family is in my prayers.

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  29. My heart is broken for you and your family... my deepest condolences during this incredibly difficult time.

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  30. I'm so sorry. I've been thinking of her and her family all week, and will continue to send good thoughts for all of you.

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  31. Words can't be enough to express how sorry I am for your family's loss. Praying for strength and comfort for you and your family.

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  32. Beth, I'm so sorry for your loss. Sending you and Sherry's family love.

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  33. There are no words to comfort you and your family. Just know you are not alone. Wrapping you in prayers of peace and mourning with you. I am so very sorry.

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  34. I'm terribly sorry about this. I'll continue to pray for all of her loved ones. I'm sure there are many.

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  35. I am beyond sorry to hear this. I really hoped for a safe return home for Sherry. We are here praying for you and your family during this difficult time.

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  36. So unbelievably sorry for your loss, all the best thoughts and prayers to you and your family at this time. <3

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  37. I am so sorry. There are just no words. Run In Peace, Sherry <3

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  38. I am so sorry for Sherry's family and you and yours. I have been thinking a lot about this and cannot believe this is the ending.

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  39. It is a truly sad day. I hoped and prayed.... so tragic. you and your family and Sherry's family are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  40. I am so saddened to hear that. My heart and thoughts go out to you and everyone else in her family, all of her students and everyone else who knew and loved her. If there is anything we can do as the blogging community -- please ask.

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  41. i am so incredibly sorry beth. my thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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  42. I am so sorry and my heart is heavy... may God be with you all and help you find peace.

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  43. I'm so deeply sorry for your loss you and your family and Sherry's family are in my thoughts.

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  44. so sad and terrible. I'm sorry for the loss of your friend. My thoughts are with you and her family.

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  45. I'm am so sorry. I know there are no words, but know that you and your family are in my prayers and heart today.

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  46. I am so sorry and my thoughts and prayers are with you,her family during this hard time..

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  47. There are no words. I am just so sorry. This is such a sad day. Thinking of you and her entire family.

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  48. Oh Beth, my heart breaks for you, Sherry and her family. Sending loving thoughts during this awful, awful time...

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  49. I am so sorry. I had a feeling you would learn something today but I, like you, believed it was going to be good news.

    I really am so very sorry.

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  50. So very sad to hear this news, for you and for her family. Someone else said it best, we can see ourselves in this tragedy. So so sorry it ended this way.

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  51. My heart breaks for you and your family. I've followed your updates and been in prayer for her safe return. I know we have all thought about how this could have happened to any one of us. I'm so sorry for your loss and will be in prayer for you and Sherry's family.

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  52. My.Heart.Dropped. I am chills of sadness and heart break.

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  53. I am so so sorry for your loss! I will continue to pray for you and your family!! Even though I have never met either of you, my heart aches for you all!

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  54. I had hoped so fiercely that this would have a different outcome. I am so sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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  55. I'm so sorry Beth. Prayers for her family and friends.

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  56. Heartbreaking. So very sorry for your loss.

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  57. I am so sorry. What a tragedy. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  58. I am so sorry :( My heart goes out to your family and her family <3 You all will remain in my thoughts and prayers.

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  59. I am so sorry :( My heart goes out to your family and her family <3 You all will remain in my thoughts and prayers.

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  60. So so sorry...I've been watching and hoping and praying. I was hoping, like everyone was hoping, that the outcome would have been different.

    You are all in my prayers. Wishing you strength and peace.

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  61. No, my heart is breaking over this. I grew up in ND & I was hoping for the best of outcomes. I am so sorry for your loss & my heart goes out to Sherry's family.

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  62. So sorry. Heartbreaking indeed. My thoughts are with you & her friends & family.

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  63. I am so sorry. Praying for you and the entire family.

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  64. There are no words to speak. My prayers are with her family and with you and yours right now.

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  65. Very sorry for your loss. I've been a longtime lurker on the blog and this story really touched me. I hoped for a better outcome. I hope now for comfort for you and her family.

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  66. I am so sorry. We are praying for your whole family.

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  67. my heart just aches over this. Praying for you and your family.
    xoxo

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  68. I don't even know what to say. I'm so sorry for your loss. I am heartbroken over this. I will continue to keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

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  69. I am so sorry. My many condolences to you and her family. This is heartbreaking and tragic.

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  70. I am SO sorry, thinking and praying for all of her friends and family. This should NOT have happened!!

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  71. My heart hurts for you and your family, Beth. I'm sending love and peace to you all. I'll be thinking of Sherry on my run today.

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  72. No words. Just sadness. Profound sadness.

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  73. I have been following this story and holding out hope. I am so sorry to hear the news. My heart goes out to you and all of sherry's friends and family. May peace be with you.

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  74. I'm so sorry to hear this :( We were definitely hoping for a different ending to this situation.

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  75. Not what any of us were hoping to hear :(

    Sending out love, strength and peace. Thinking of you all.

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  76. I'm sorry for your loss. Please know that your family is in our prayers.

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  77. This is just so heartbreaking. To you and all of her family and friends, I am so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers.

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  78. Beth, I am so sorry for your loss. I had been hoping and praying for her safe return. I'm keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. I'm so so sorry that you and your family are going through this. So much love to you.

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  79. I'm deeply sorry. I pray for comfort and healing for you and her family.

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  80. I'm deeply sorry. I pray for comfort and healing for you and her family.

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  81. I had hoped this would have a better outcome. I am so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers with you and your family at this time. Truly so very sad.

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  82. I am so sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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  83. I am SO VERY SORRY! I have been praying for cousin's safe return. Please know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  84. I am so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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  85. I'm so sorry. I was hoping for a positive outcome.

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  86. This is so tragic. My heart goes out to you and her family. I can't imagine the pain. Sherry will be in my thoughts for a long time to come.

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  87. So sorry to hear this. My prayers are with her children

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  88. Although I am sure that nothing can be said at this point to provide you or your family comfort, I am sending condolences and prayers.

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  89. I'm so very sorry for your loss. You and your family continue to be in my thoughts.

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  90. my heart breaks to hear this. my thoughts and prayers are with all of you. much love.

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  91. Gosh how heartbreaking I am SO sorry! My prayers are with you and her family and loved ones.

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  92. I am so sorry. Just heartbreaking. Thinking and praying for you and your family.

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  93. You and both your family and hers have my deepest and most sincere sympathy. I'm so sorry.

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  94. It's such a heartbreaking moment when hope is taken away. I can only imagine the pain of your family and the community, because I feel like I have been punched and my only connection is your blog. Know that prayers for comfort are still coming.

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  95. :(

    I am so sorry Beth. I just read about this on FB and had to jump over.

    I'm just so sorry, sending you love and strength

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  96. So, so sorry. My heart goes out to you and her whole family.

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  97. :(

    I am so sorry Beth. I just read about this on FB and had to jump over.

    I'm just so sorry, sending you love and strength

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  98. I am so sorry for your loss.....your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

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  99. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family at this heartbreaking time.

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  100. My heart is breaking for you and Sherry's family, children, students, friends, neighbors and for Sherry, that this had to happen to her. I am so terribly sorry for your loss and that Sherry is no longer a part of this world. I know all too well the pain you and her family are feeling - as no doubt do many others. I will keep you and her family in my thoughts. I wish peace for you during this difficult time.

    Your writing is beautiful and lets us all know how wonderful and beautiful Sherry was. Her light will undoubtedly continue to shine through memories such as yours. Thank you for sharing with all of us.

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  101. Damn, I am so sorry. My heartfelt prayers are going to out to you and your family and friends.

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  102. My heart felt sympathies to you, Sherry's family and her friends and community. Thinking of you all.

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  103. I'm so sorry. I'm stunned and sick. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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  104. I am so sorry for the loss you and your family are experiencing.

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  105. I wish I had words for you. Hell, I wish I had a different outcome for you. I am so incredibly sorry for your loss.

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  106. My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this extremely difficult time. I am so sorry for your loss :-(

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  107. My heart goes to you and Sherry's family through this difficult time. This saddens me to find that a wonderful, generous, giving soul has been taken. :( Please take care Beth!

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  108. I'm heart broken for you and your family. Can't put into words my sadness for you.

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  109. I am so deeply saddened to hear this news. My heart goes out to you and all of Sherry's family.

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  110. I am so deeply sorry for you and for Sherry's family. I wish you comfort during this awful time.

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  111. Oh my G-d, I am so sorry to hear this incomprehensible news. Our thoughts, love and prayers are with you and your family. Please let us know where we can help.

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  112. i have been checking your blog daily and have been dreading the day i would see this update. my heart just dropped and feels heavy for you all. i am so sorry.

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  113. So sad to hear the news. May the knowledge that you are in the thoughts and prayers of so many bring you some comfort in your time of sorrow.

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  114. Beth, I am so sorry for your families. I will be keeping your family and Sherry's close to my heart.

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  115. Sorry seems so totally inadequate. But what else is there to say. This should never have happened and I'm so incredibly sorry for all who knew Sherry and loved her.

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  116. I agree /w Char but my family sends their condolences anyways :) xoxox

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  117. Beth, I am so sorry...your entire family with continue to be in my thoughts during this difficult time.

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  118. SO, so, so sorry for your loss.

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  119. I am so so sorry to hear this.

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  120. I am so incredibly sorry. My thoughts are with you and your family.

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  121. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family.

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  122. I am so sorry. Praying for your family.

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  123. Horrible, horrible news Beth. Thinking of you.

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  124. Beth, I don't know what to say except I am so sorry.

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  125. Beth, I don't know what to say except I am so sorry.

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  126. Praying for your family.I am so so very sorry Beth :(

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  127. I am so sorry for your loss.

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  128. Oh Beth I am so deeply sorry. This is just not right....you all continue to be in my prayers.

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  129. I have no words to express my sorrow Beth. Lots of love, hugs, prayers and healing thoughts are with all of you.

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  130. Awful. I'm so sorry to hear this news. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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  131. I am so sorry. Hopefully there is solace in knowing how many lives she impacted in such a positive way while she was on this earth.

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  132. I am so sorry to hear this! Very very sorry for your loss and to her family as well. This is just so sad!

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  133. So sorry to hear the sad news. My heart fell to my stomach when I read the post. I was really hoping that we would receive good news. Your famile and Sherry's family are in my prayers. May she rest in peace.

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  134. I prayed that this would no be the case. I am so, so sorry this has happened. I will keep praying. I'm running Houston Sunday - every step will be in honor of Sherry.

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  135. I am so very sorry.

    As with the others who have said this, if there is some sort of fundraiser planned, please post it so we can all participate.

    May we all run with Sherry in our thoughts and hearts, and hope that she is at peace.

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  136. I am so sorry to hear this. My prayers are with you and all those that are grieving for Sherry right now.

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  137. Just heartbreaking. I'm so sorry.

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  138. There are no words that can accurately convey how horrible it is to hear this news. I am very sorry to hear this. My thoughts are with you and her family.

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  139. I'm so sorry, Beth. Her story really touched all of us and we all hate it ended this way. I've been praying for answers for the family...the not knowing had to be unbearable. Still praying for comfort for you and everyone in her family.

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  140. I'm so sorry for your loss. You and her family will be in my thoughts and prayers!!

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  141. I am so sorry for your family's loss. You have been in my thoughts and prayers all week. I am still sending so much love your way and pray for you to have strength and peace in this difficult time.

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  142. Beth, I am so sorry for your loss.

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  143. There are no words for how sorry I am. I wished so badly that this story would have a happy ending. I hope she is at peace and did not suffer, and that her family finds strength to carry on.

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  144. Oh Beth. I have thought of Sherry and her family many times this week. I am so very sorry for your loss, their loss, the devastation to her students, coaching clients, the community. I hope that when you all figure out a way to honor her going forward (a scholarship, a race, whatever) you will let us know so that we can help to celebrate her spirit, gifts to others and memory.

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  145. Oh my goodness....I cannot even begin to tell you how sorry I am to hear this. My heart breaks! You are all in my thoughts and prayers!

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  146. I'm so so sorry, SUAR and family.

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  147. My thoughts go out to all of Sherry's family, friends, and students. A truly tragic ending for what sounds like an amazing human being.

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  148. I'm so so so sorry. I think we all see ourselves in you and your hurting and in Sherry. Praying for you and her sweet family.

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  149. I am so sorry to read this news. My thoughts are with you, her family and yours. Take care of yourself.

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  150. Lord, make me an instrument of your peace, Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, joy. O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love. For it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

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  151. So sorry:( I will continue to pray for healing for Sherry's family and friends.

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  152. Beth, I just can't begin to say how sorry I am. I was so hoping and wishing all would end up well. Secretly hoping she needed a "breather" and that's why she disappeared. You and Sherry's family are in my thoughts. Take care. I am dedicating my next runs to Sherry. It's the least I can do!
    Big hugs!

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  153. So sorry to hear this. My thoughts are with you.

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  154. Beth, I am so sorry. I will continue to keep you and the rest of Sherry's family and friends in my prayers.

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  155. Michelle in MichiganJanuary 13, 2012 at 11:44 AM

    Beth, I'm so sorry for your loss.

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  156. I received the latest update on Sherry as I was running this afternoon. I ran harder for her and your family. I am so, so, sorry for your loss.

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  157. I am so sorry and will be thinking of you and your family. I really was holding out hope for you guys.

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  158. my heart is breaking for you and all of her family.

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  159. So incredibly sorry. That is heartbreaking news.

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  160. There are no words to express how sorry I am for your loss.
    Praying for the family and friends.
    God be with you all

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  161. There are no words to express how sorry I am for your loss.
    Praying for the family and friends.
    God be with you all

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  162. There are no words to express how sorry I am for your loss.
    Praying for the family and friends.
    God be with you all

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  163. There are no words to express how sorry I am for your loss.
    Praying for the family and friends.
    God be with you all

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  164. This is terribly tragic and I am very sad to hear this news. Sending prayers...

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  165. I am also very sad to hear this news Beth. My prayers are with you and the rest of her family.

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  166. Oh, Beth, my heart weeps. I'm so sorry for your loss. Prayers are with you and her family. Stay strong. Lots of hugs, Marie

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  167. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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  169. I am so sorry, Beth. There's just no words...

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  170. Oh god, I'm so sorry. This is heart breaking. I hope that she did not suffer. Lots of love to your family. Please reach out to your online community if we can help in any way.

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  171. I am so sorry for your loss! Many hugs to you and yours.

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  172. My heart just sank Beth. I, too, truly believed you would be celebrating Sherry's return home on your blog. I am so sorry for your loss, for Sherry, for her family and all who love her. I've got you all in my thoughts and my heart.

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  173. So sorry to hear the terrible news. My thoughts are with you and all of Sherry's loved ones.

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  174. I am so sorry for you and your family. May your happy memories carry you through this very difficult time. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

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  175. Oh Beth, I am so sorry for you and your family. There is nothing else that can be added aside from that fact that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  176. This was heartbreaking to hear... So sorry.

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  177. Oh Beth, I'm so sorry. This is heartbreaking. You and your entire family will be in our prayers. Praying for comfort during this time for you.

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  178. I am sorry to hear this news - we were all hoping and praying she would come home to you and your family. My condolences.

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  179. What can I say that others have not already said? I too have a heavy heart today because of this news. I didn't know her but she was one of us, a "member of the tribe," and she will truly be missed. Sending my love and prayers of comfort and peace.

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  180. Followed the story this morning with the Billings Gazette. So sorry for your families loss. Prayers for peace for Sherry's husband and children. :(

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  181. My heart goes out to Sherry and all the family. You are in my prayers and thoughts. So very very sorry.

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  182. Sincerest sympathies to you and your family xx

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  183. I know I already said it on twitter, but I'm going to say it again. I'm so sorry for your loss. Like someone sad above, at least you know. It doesn't make it easier and it isn't the outcome you wanted, but there is no more wondering about it. Prayers to all of Sherri's family, friends, and students.

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  184. I know that everyone hoped you wouldn't have to make this post.

    Prayers for all her family and friends.

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  185. This story has really bothered me since you first posted about it. I often run by myself, and it just isn't a nice feeling to think that something like this can happen. Words cannot express what only the heart can feel.

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  186. I am sorry. I am scared of the details that will emerge as to Sherry's dreadful fight. I grieve for you, Sherry's family, students, fellow teachers, neighbors...Sidney will never be the same. My runs will never be the same. Please know that Sherry will inevitable have saved lives. I will no longer take chances running where I know I shouldn't. I will ALWAYS carry a cell phone from now on. I am mad as hell. I am sad.

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