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June 12, 2019


Latoya Gonzalez

Hello, I have been reading your blog for a few years now. I never comment but I love to read your post. It's been months since I've read your blog and tonight as I lay in bed I wondered how life is going for you. I am so sorry for your loss. You are right, he is home. I pray the Lord brings you comfort and strength. Blessings from Arizona

Mrs. Kelley Dibble

Charla, dear,

May we uphold you with our thoughts and prayers. The love the two of you had... Your precious family will be heavy upon our hearts as you navigate the coming days, months and years without your beloved Galin.

I’m thankful to God for every day you had together, sweet Charla and Galin.

“I Will Find You Again”

I was there when you crossed over
To the dying part of living
Held your hand and slowly watched you go
Oh, I know you're someplace better
Than what I can imagine
But I can't help the way I miss you so

If I have to knock on every mansion door
Walk miles of golden streets
Search among a million saints that rest at Jesus' feet
I will run along the Jasper walls
Call your name upon the wind
I will find you again

I would never be so selfish
As to pray you back from Heaven
So I can have you longer here with me
So I'll cherish every memory
‘Cause it helps me to remember
That where you are is where I'm going to be

If I have to knock on every mansion door, walk miles of golden streets, search among a million saints that rest at Jesus' feet, I will run along the Jasper walls, call your name upon the wind, I will find you again

Save a seat for me at the table beside you
And tell everyone that I am on my way

If I have to knock on every mansion door
Walk miles of golden streets
Search among a million saints that rest at Jesus' feet
I will run along the jasper walls
Call your name upon the wind
I will find you again

Love and prayers,


I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. I’ve been a reader of your blog for so many years. I’ve tried commenting a few times but could never quite figure it out. Hoping this one can go through. I pray that the comfort of the Lord’s great love and your loved ones around you bring you peace.


Dear Charla,

My heart goes out to you and your family. No words can express sorrow. I am so shocked and in tears!
Its been years since I came across your website and it always gave me courage; I came to love your beautiful family and all the beautiful crafts and sewing you do. I am always waiting for your next post .... for inspiration. This time is hard ... I pray for you that God May Bless You and console your sweet and kind heart. Take care xox

Frankie Jean Mullinax

Charla, I am so sorry. May God be with you and give you courage to face the future here on earth until you meet again in Heaven. I will continue to pray for you and the children.


Iam so so sory, I was thinkking about you, be brave-Irena

Arlette Schiavi

Hi Charla so sorry to read this post from you. I follow your blog since many years now and you were such suorce of inspiration for me with your works and pictures. Your husband will look at you and your kids from heaven. I am close to all of you with my thoughts. Arlette from Italy


I am so, so sorry.

Liz G

You are such a great example of FAITH and HOPE to everyone who reads your blog!! I pray that Christ will lift you up during this difficult time and carry you in his arms when you feel like you can’t go on. The way you witness of Him speaks truth to my soul every time I read your words. Thank you for strengthening me through sharing your story and your faith. You and your family will be in my prayers. ❤️❤️❤️


Charla, I have read your blog for many years but not commented. You have an extraordinary gift of finding beauty in life, and I hope that in time you will see that life is still beautiful and good because God is. There is so much about suffering I just don't understand, and I am so very, very sorry about the death of your husband and the loss of your home. Praying for you and your children today. Psalm 130.

Janette Thompson

I am so very sorry for yours and your family's loss. I had been watching for good news regarding the alternate treatment in hopes that your husband could be back with the family and that you could start rebuilding your home and lives together. My thoughts are with you.


I’ve been a reader of your blog for so many times but I did not post any comment. I admire your family and your faith. I'm so, so sorry. A strong hug from Italy. God bless you and your family.


I am so sorry to hear of your family's loss! May God give you the peace only he can give, not only today but also in the years to come.

Lori Ann

Blessings from God for you and your family. Your husband is with God and I believe in eternal life. Every day you will feel his love wrapped around you all as you see his qualities expressed in your lives. Many hugs to you all.

Nancy Unruh

Dear Charla and family . . .
I have followed your inspirations for years and always smile when there is a new entry. Today, though, my heart just cries for you all - I too was waiting to see how God would bless Galin with health and how you would build a new home. I guess God was building him a mansion. Here is a little poem I wrote for another family when their husband and father went to be with Jesus. Just thought I would share it with you since it seemed so true of Galin.

He’s gone - -
he whom we thought
was ours for years to come.
God called - -
and answering that call
has left our hearts so numb,
it seems we can’t go on.
We should but falter then, and fall.
He was our strength,
the tower in our home, our all.
We look above,
the only source of strength,
to help us bear
this darkness of the night,
this aching void, this deep despair.
Can hearts describe
the churning turmoil of the soul?
How can one bear this pain
we feel in letting go?
We cannot - - ‘til we envision
the gates of Heaven opening wide,
and through the silvery haze of tears
we see our loved one –
safe inside.
We hold our head and cry
“Oh God, can it be true?
But we are on our way, oh Lord,
to him - - and You.”

Nancy Unruh
with prayers and love in this time of sorrow - Nancy Unruh

Sannetta Marsh

Your strength, courage and faith is so remarkably beautiful. It shines so bright, even amidst your greatest brokenness! I love you dearly and we are all so incredibly sorry for indescribable loss. We are praying continuously, almost every single minute, that the Maker of Heaven & Earth will hold you ever so close and bring you comfort only He can provide!


I was so saddened to read your post. The love between you has always shone through. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


It breaks my heart to read this. You two are one of the most beautiful couples I've ever met through, reading or in real life. You exude light and beauty. I've been praying for you and with all of my heart pray for comfort for you. I'm so sorry you've lost Galin for a time. 💔 I'm so happy that you have each other for eternity. ❤️ I'm glad you and your wonderful kids have each other in this heart-wrenchingly difficult time, and always. Thank you so much for sharing your light and example. It means a lot to me Sending many prayers for you all, you dear, dear souls..


Dear Charla
My heart goes out to you and your Children.

I keep you all in my prayers throughout each day.
You are a woman of grace and faith and have so many gifts to share. You obviously encourage and inspire many by just beeing you. Me included.
May God meet all of yours and the childrens needs through this time of sorrow and pain.
I pray God Will give you all lots and lots of joy and happiness in days to come. That you will still have lots of time with your children.

By reading your blog I understand you have so many happy memories of Galin to share as a family. That is a true blessing.

"May the road rise to meet you.
May the wind be Always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face.
May the rain fall softly on your fields.
Until we meet again
May God hold you in the palm of his hands"
(Irish blessing)



So very sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you and your sweet family. Will say a prayer for you.

Carin Davis

Your faith is so beautiful. My heart is breaking with you. I hope in this temporary separation, that you will feel him close daily. Sending love and prayers.


May God comfort you as only He can comfort, with precious memories and the knowledge that you will see Galin again! My prayer for you and your lovely family is that you know: "The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit." Psalms 34:18


Oh my heart. Charla, I mourn with you today and ask Lord Jesus to come and wipe your tears. I have been following your blog since Lily was little and have been inspired by your example of gratitude as you have shared your life with us. A big hug from Australia x

susan tolbert

You (and your family) are continually in our thoughts and prayers as you grieve. I am so glad you have a Savior to rest in and a hope to live for. Galin was such a man of God and a blessing to have in your life. I pray you feel the closeness of community of friends and family who love you and support you.

Nicky Gray

Im very saddened by your post. Wishing you and the children much love. xx


Charla...I feel my words are so inadequate...and I cannot express how sorry I am for your loss..please know I think of you so often and whisper prayers throughout the day and at prayer time. I am so thankful you have a faith and trust in God to carry you. I am praying for your family. I wish I could give you a hug. Love you.


My heart is breaking for you all. We went from such hope to such heartache. It hardly seems real and yet this life really is so fleeting. All of our days have a number but then... we enter a life lived with Jesus for eternity and what joy we will behold. Galin crossed that finish line before you all but someday you will also do so. I am sad that you and the children have to live life without your sweet husband and father. I pray that God gives you so much courage and hope and joy in spite of this sorrow. Much love from South Carolina. Come and hike with me, we will cry it out. And then we will eat ice cream. Hugs.


Oh Charla.. my heart aches for you. I can hardly bear how much you are hurting.
May the strong arms of Jesus carry you and give you strength every day.
It helps me to think of Galin’s huge smile in Heaven. What a beautiful day it will be when you dance with him again in that glorious place. Love you so.


I have followed your blog for years now and always love reading your posts. I get them in my email. I always look forward to reading them. Today’s took my breath away. I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. One thing I have admired and noticed reading your blog is how positive and resilient you are. Like when your daughter went to Nicaragua, the tornado and your positivity throughout your husbands sickness. Your positive spirit will carry you through this difficult time. I am praying for your family and am truly sorry for y’alls loss.


Charla, I have no words....but I do have many prayers that will be said for you and your family.


So so sorry, Charla...My heart goes out to you.. Thinking about you and your family.
You are so strong, Charla.. your words, full of hopes, are and will always be inspiring.. .. You will be in my heart, thoughts and prayers! Love from India!

Naomi Campbell

My dear Charla, My heart breaks for you and your dear children!! Your words are soo beautifully written but soo sad!! I am praying much for you!! Lean heavy on Him!! He loves you soo much and cares!! I love you soo much, Mother


Dear Charla, I have followed your blog for years......your family & you always shine our days with hope & love.
I am so sorry to hear this heartbreaking news. May God bless you and your beloved family. Galin’s faith, spirit and courage will always be with you all. With my warmest regards to your family.

Miriam Martins

Charla, I Have no words... ❤

April Nowotny

I am a regular blog reader. I am so sorry to see all that you are going through. My heart hurts for you with the loss of your precious husband. My prayers are with you as you go through this beyond difficult time. What would we do without the blessed hope?


Charla siento mucho la pérdida, te leo hace tiempo para insprarme en tus creaciones, me encanta tu familia que al final he conocido a través del blog.
El perdurada por siempre en el corazón de todos ustedes.
Un beso desde España.


My heart is reaching out to you. May you continue to feel the peace of our Savior.

Ana Fernandes

I always loved to know about your family, and by that i really mean, Your love. very sorry for this moment, and how things will not be the same. accept will help the pain not to hurt so much. accpet the up and down of your heart, go with the flow, beleving in your love connection, really precious for your family livetime. a smille will come after each heartbreak.
i will be right here hopping hear from you the love you will find in side to share and spread...

Rita Vulgamore

Our dear friend, Charla, my heart is so heavy for your great loss! May God hold you extra close during this sad time for the flesh~but, yet, a joyous time for the Spirit! I'm so thankful that you can look forward to seeing your loving man again! Love and prayers! Rita

Karla Akemi

Por algum tempo acompanho aqui e gostaria de deixar meus sentimentos para toda a familia e que Deus conforte o coração de todos

um grande abraço do Brazil


Oh Charla, my heart is breaking for you and your children. I am so sorry for your loss. Sending you and your family my hopes and prayers

Karen Goltry

Charla, you’ve been on my heart so much! I’m so sorry for your great loss. I’m praying for you as you go through this that the Lord will keep you very near to Him and give you comfort beyond comprehension. My heart goes out to your children, too. I remember the deep grief I experienced when we lost Dad. I’m praying for all of you. Love you, my friend. 💕


Dear Charla my heart breaks for you!! I wish there was something I could do or say to help your heartache! 😢 I pray for you often. I pray you will feel God carrying you through all the stages of grief. I can’t wait to see all the dear people I love in Heaven one day! Until then I like to think they’re our guardian angels. Love you and your beautiful heart. ❤️


Oh my heart was absolutely broken to hear that your precious husband passed away. Please know that I'm sending my most heartfelt prayers to you during this most difficult time. 🙏🙏🙏❤❤❤


Oh Charla, I am so sorry. I have no words. Thinking of you all and sending love and hugs. Xoxoxo


I am just so, so very sorry. My family has been covering your family in prayers and will continue. Sending you love.

Ana Mota

Dear Charla, My heart goes out to you and your sweet family. My prayers are with you and your children. Sending you love and strength.

Rachael McBee

Oh Charla, I wish so much that I could wrap you all tight in my arms and squeeze away the pain, or to somehow make us all wake up from this surreal dream. You and Galin were always such a happy place in my memories, your marriage was one of those that we all dreamed of having for ourselves. You two were more like One soul than Two, the depth of your love and closeness was palpable and too beautiful for adequate words.
Praise our Lord for the Hope we have of Heaven! Though the pain is still so raw and burns unbearable, may His sweet Peace pierce deep into your soul and be the balm that heals your wounds. I will continue to pray for you and the kids for the rest of my life. Galin will Never be forgotten by those who knew and loved y'all.

I love you so much, cousin <3
Until I see you again, here's another hug <3 xo, Rach

In the land of fadeless day
Lies the city four-square;
It shall never pass away,
And there is no night there.

God shall wipe away all tears;
There's no death, no pain, nor fears;
And they count not time by years;
For there is no night there.

All the gates of pearl are made
In the city four-square;
All the streets with gold are laid,
And there is no night there.

And the gates shall never close
To the city four-square;
There life's crystal river flows,
And there is no night there.

There they need no sunshine bright,
In that city four-square;
For the Lamb is all the light,
And there is no night there.


I have followed your blog for years. I am so sorry for your loss. My wedding anniversary is also June 12. We just celebrated our 38th. Now, I will think of you every year on that date. I pray that you find healing. I can only imagine what you are feeling. I will keep you in my prayers. Charlotte


My heart goes out to you and your family.
My prayers are with you and your family.
Sending you love from Lisbon/Portugal

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