Update on Tikvah

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Tiki’s friends and family,

The family wanted to update everyone and let you know that Tikvah is still with us.  We expect her to be in a better place soon and will of course update you.  We have plans for a ”celebration of life” service and will also update you on timing.  Thank you everyone for extending your love and support.

 


32 thoughts on “Update on Tikvah

  1. Thank you for keeping us posted on Tikvah’s condition. We really appreciate it and know that her friends from afar are thinking of her and her family and friends.

    Much love,

    Quintanar Family

  2. Peace be with you my friend. You are the best, you have done your best, you have been a good sister, daughter, and friend. Your love has touched so many. Now, our love is reaching out to you. May you feel our love in this transcendence…

  3. Tik-
    Thank you for bringing so much love and joy into all of our lives. The comments, stories and photos shared about you over the last few days have made me smile. Your zest for life and your courageous fight is awe inspiring. You are one of a kind, a treasure and I am so blessed to have you in my life. Your laughter and smile will be with me always.
    Love you tons,
    Lindsay

    Weiner Family,
    You are all in my thoughts and prayers. I am so happy that Tikvah has such a remarkable family, one that has cared for her, loved her and been by her side through it all.
    Sending lots of love

  4. Tiki,
    Thank you for your friendship, laughter, and love–for enriching my life in so many ways. The memories I have of time with you run deep. I love you, friend. May peace be with you.
    Ali XXXX

  5. Tikvah,
    May you feel the unending love from everyone you have touched in your amazing life. Our arms are coming together in a great big hug to send you to a better place full of peace and comfort. Your smile, laugh, strength and true zest for life will forever be an inspiration.

  6. Tikvah- since we were small kids you were the brightest star of them all. thank you for all the wonderful memories. I love hearing all the stories and seeing all the photos of the hundreds (if not thousand) of people you have touched.
    Lots of love,
    Kim

  7. My heart is heavy and sad, but only for our loss. I pray for your pain to end soon so you can be at peace. You are amazing and I thank you for the blessing of knowing you. We are all better for it! God speed sweet spider monkey.

  8. Tik
    You’ve touched so many lives. We’re grateful to be included in the many. Peace and love to you and your family.
    Bill and Barb

  9. Sweet friend, It seems like just yesterday we were meeting eachother for the first time with “Garden” Amy as our connection. She called me her “Georgia Tikvah” and there really isnt a better compliment Ive ever received. When we met, we all went for Thai food, Amy, Van, you, and me…and then went to shake our tail feathers at the Freebird in Jacksonville to see Donna the Buffalo (woot woot!). I was immediately in love with you, your sweet smile, your caring heart, your interest in my world, in the whole world, your simple TRUTH of what life is really all about…love, friends, family, time together. After that wonderful meeting (and spending the whole day at my house with Amy and my lil ones while President Obama was sworn in for the first time, watching history together) I have been blessed to share other very sacred moments with you. Seeing you, Tikvah, on the boat to Amy and Patrick’s wedding on St Catherine, seeing your beautiful sassy short hair-do, your adorable colorful dress and rocking body, your peace, your happiness, and your WONDER at all the miracles around you…what a gift. It was like you were drinking in all the magic around, magic that most people just walk right by, but you were in “awe” of the love, of the salty air, of the dolphins, of the love love love of Amy and Patrick, and then the sun went down, and we were all sweaty and dancing and eating amazing food. Tikvah, you have INSPIRED me, you have inspired me, you have inspired me. Thank you for being you, being in Amy’s life, being my friend. Blessing to your family. Prayers for peace to you sweet sistah. Shalom my dear. You will be missed. Love, Jennifer Waters

  10. You are such a special person. I will keep praying for your family. I know in my heart god has his hands on you and your family. Thank you for being my friend.

  11. Hi Tikvah –

    Hugs. Hugs. Hugs… I am thinking about you and praying for you right now. I know you are surrounded in the light and love of your family. I will always be grateful for the chance to have known you and by your case team mate at Wharton. You certainly helped all of us “keep things real” :) Be at peace, my friend. we love you!

  12. Tikvah,
    Thinking of you and sending you a giant virtual hug. I was so happy to hear a garden will be created in your honor, I hope to visit it one day soon and think of your amazing spirit. I did not know you well, but could see the light others speak of, even in our short time together. I’m sure it is a comfort to hear of all the love and gratitude you have inspired in those who knew you, a gift many don’t receive until it is too late. May this bring you peace and assurance of a life well lived. Blessings to you!

  13. We are saddened greatly by this news. Tikvah has been a sparkling young woman and a generous and loving friend to my daughter Pam. Wish we could wrap our arms around you all and give you strength. Sending our love and sharing sweet memories. There are so few words to comfort you. Much love always

  14. Mama T,

    I am blessed to have known you–such an amazingly sweet and gentle spirit. Your smile, kindness, and generosity will not be forgotten; it will forever live in my heart.

    Kristin

  15. Tikvah,
    I will always remember your joyful spirit and your kindness. And lots of wonderful soup in Philly. Wishing you and your family peace.

    Michele

  16. Tikvah,

    Your smile and sparkling personality brightened the world around you. I grew up always looking up to you – and continue to do so to this day.
    Much love to your whole family. You are all always in my heart.

    Amber

  17. There are no words to console—-such a painful loss of a beloved daughter, sister, partner, friend, colleague….Our hearts are broken.

    And yet we are humbled and ever so grateful because we have been touched by you, Tikvah—this extraordinary, beautiful, generous, brave, and radiant soul—the brightest star! And we are immeasurably changed forever and ever.

    I am changed…

    Thank you sweet Tikvah. Thank you, thank you for the gift you have given me in your friendship.

    Love and blessings to you, and to your loved ones in their time of great sorrow.
    love,
    Adrienne

  18. Tikvah,

    I only spent a few days with you, but they were so memorable. I remember sitting at Monty’s in Madison with your sisters and I think all we did was laugh for two hours straight! You will be missed more than you know. You are loved by so many and I know we all are better for knowing you… Sending much love and hugs to you and your wonderful family.

    Love,
    Megan

  19. I never met Tikvah at Wharton and just learnt about her over the last few days through Facebook etc. I am immeasurably saddened, and wish I had met her at Wharton, if only once. There is nothing I can think of saying – maybe the deepest feelings in life are meant to be left unsaid.

    Rajan

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