Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Rest Peacefully, Barbara

I am saddened to say that Barbara passed away last night. Here is an update I received from a friend:

"To my God
Your love echoes the call of all creation.
In my soul I worship your manifestation.
From God
"When you pass through the waters,
I will be with you
And when you pass through the rivers,
They will not sweep over you.
When you walk through the fire,
You will not be burned,
The flames will not set you ablaze.
For I am the Lord, your God."
Isaiah 43:2 "

excerpt from Barbara's book, Become Exceptional.

It is with such a heavy, heavy heart that I share with you of the passing of Barbara Warren, last night, Tuesday, August 26th, 2008. She was at peace, and she was beautiful. She will be so missed but she is with God now and her spirit will be with us all stronger than ever, guiding us.

You will feel the spirit of Barbara profoundly today, in this moment she is in our hearts and our thoughts. When the moments, and days, and months pass, and we are living our lives, she will be watching us. When you need strength, tap into the spirit of Barbara, she has an abundance to share and she shares generously and lovingly. She is a gift, she is a blessing, and it has been such a true honor to have known Barbara.

The family would appreciate 24 hours of solitude. We all want to be there for Angelika, Tom, Ingrid, and Katrin, but for now, please, lets give them the time and space that they need.

Additionally, BelovedMaMa posted this comment to my last post:

Barbara is one of the most amazing women I have ever known. There are few people who have touched this world in the way that she has. She left no stone unturned and she loved like no other. If only the world had more Barbaras. On August 26th, 2008, Barbara Warren, beautiful wife, beloved twin, amazing mother, and friend to all, stepped into the presence of her Lord. She will be dearly missed and she was so very loved. Please keep her family in your prayers. And in honor of Barbara, may we all strive to leave a legacy like hers! Blessings, my friends.

It appears it was the pneumonia that was related to her passing.

I am so at a loss. I did not know Barbara but just simply felt so impacted as I passed her I kept thinking about her all weekend until I found out who she was and how she was doing. We have lost a beautiful individual who was truly a pioneer in so many different ways.

Barbara, rest in peace. You have created a legacy that will live on and an example for all of us on what it means to be a motivated, strong and incredible person.


Kathleen said...

Oh Sarah, very very sad news. I was on the course too but quite a bit behind you and Barbara and had no idea this had even happened. This was my first triathlon and it makes me realize that there is danger involved in a race. Please let us know if you hear of a place to send condolence cards or flowers...

Carmen said...

So very sad. My heart goes out to her husband, kids, and her extended family.
Thanks for keeping us posted Sarah.