TWO BRIGHT LIGHTS

THIS IS A TRIBUTE TO TWO INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE JOURNEYED ONWARD…

ARLEIGH CASTLE WAS MY ROLE MODEL AND LIKE A MOTHER TO ME, WHO I “ADOPTED” AS MY AUNT ARLEIGH. SHE WAS THEATRICAL, FUN, SPIRITUAL, AND ALWAYS THERE TO HELP ANYONE. SHE WAS IN SUMMER STOCK, SOME TELEVISION COMMERCIALS, AND WORKED FOR CAPITOL RECORDS. AUNT ARLEIGH PASSED AWAY PEACEFULLY IN HER MID-90’S.

JIM TONJUM WAS OUR SON-IN-LAW, WHO WAS LIKE A SON TO US. HE JOINED ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS AT A YOUNG AGE AND DEVOTED HIS LIFE TO HELPING OTHERS. HE LOVED BOXING AND WAS OFTEN SEEN AT THE GYM HELPING TROUBLED YOUTH FIND THEIR WAYS TO PEACE AND HEALING. JIM DIED UNEXPECTEDLY IN HIS HOME WHILE EXERCISING. HE WAS 58.

HEALING AFTER LOSS BY MARTHA HICKMAN IS A BOOK I HIGHLY RECOMMEND. IT IS A SERIES OF DAILY SHORT DEVOTIONALS.

AS MY TEARS FLOW OUT, LOVE FLOWS IN.

15 thoughts on “TWO BRIGHT LIGHTS

  1. Karen & Jim, I am so sorry for your losses. May the memories of Arleigh & Jim keep their lights shining in your heart. Such a beautiful tribute to both of them.

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  2. I’m so sorry for you and your families loss, Karen. This was a beautiful tribute to them both. Sending you a ton of healing hugs xo

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  3. It’s always difficult to lose someone close to you, especially when they were such blessings. Try to treasure their memories as you wait for the grief to fade. My deepest sympathies to you and their survivors.

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  4. Oh Karen,

    Iā€™m so sorry for your losses. Please pass my condolences to Jim for the loss of his son-in-law. How especially horrible for his daughter. šŸ’”šŸ„²

    Sent from my iPhone

    Pat Wharton 603 341 3381

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