Virtual Real Estate Solutions : In Memory of Active Rain Member and Friend Christina Williams ~ A Walk With Christina

In Memory of Active Rain Member and Friend Christina Williams ~ A Walk With Christina

Sometimes people come into our lives for only a seaon. Sometimes people come into our lives for a reason. Sometimes people come into our lives and we get the real chance to know them, to love them and that friendship last's a lifetime. We never really know when our journey together will end but no matter what happens or how it happens we are always grateful for the moments, the times, the joy of having that person in our lives.

Christina Passed Away Last Night After a Brave Battle Against Cancer. Today, it is raining. Christina loved flowers. In fact every chance my daughter would get she would find and pick flowers for Christina. ~ I think Christina is bringing the rain so she can spoil us with the flowers she loved so much. I will never look at a flower the same again ~

For anyone who knew Christina you know she never left home without her camera. She could capture the most captivating moments through a single lens and pass it on for everyone to enjoy. She was an avid nature lover and savored every moment she got to spend in it. ~ I will never look at the beauty of nature the same again ~

Christina left a legacy behind her. A fighter and advocate for cancer. An advocate and rescuer for abused pitbulls. A footprint upon the hearts of those she touched. A milestone of memories through a single picture she snapped. Christina taught so many the importance of living, doing the things you want to do and enjoying the things you get to do. ~ We will all miss you our dear friend ~

                          A WALK WITH CHRISTINA ~ Through her memories and milestones


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This year as Team Captain for Relay For Life it means something totally different. This year I will walk for my grandfather, Harry R. Vail Sr. and my friend Christina Williams. Together we can fight for life without Cancer. Walk with me ~ If you would like to make a donation in Christina Williams name, or a friend of loved one please send your donation to me Team Captain for Relay at : Melissa Grant Century 21 Fountain Realty LLC 3867 Peavine Road Crossville, TN 38571 Make checks payable to : Relay For Life

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“When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.” ― Helen Keller




Comment balloon 92 commentsMelissa Grant • March 14 2009 09:29PM


My thoughts are with you in your time of loss.  She sounds like a really special person.

Posted by _ _ about 11 years ago

As a 22 year cancer survivor myself, I encourage everyone to attend their local Relay For Life.  I volunteer for one near Chicago every year.  Rest in peace Christina!

Posted by Goodbye Active Rain, Out of Real Estate about 11 years ago
Jason - Yes, she really was. TY
Posted by Melissa Grant, The Law of Attraction In Life & Business (A Serendipity World) about 11 years ago

Melissa, I am so sad at this news. Christina was sunshine, kindness, and talent.  I'm glad that you got to know her well. The few times that we "talked" she was full of brightness.

I wish you good memories and will pray for her family and yours.

Posted by Elaine Hanson, REALTOR - Topanga, CA Real Estate Agent (Compass) about 11 years ago
Tony - TY and thank you for spreading the word on Relay For Life. It is such a worthy cause.
Posted by Melissa Grant, The Law of Attraction In Life & Business (A Serendipity World) about 11 years ago
Elaine - Thank you. I did get to know Christina very well and this last year has been incredibly hard for her as well as her family and friends. She fought so hard.
Posted by Melissa Grant, The Law of Attraction In Life & Business (A Serendipity World) about 11 years ago
I looked throug the pictures. It is always amazing how the best smiles often leave us so early in their life. Best wishes.
Posted by Associate Broker Falmouth MA Cape Cod Heath Coker, Heath Coker Robert Paul Properties Falmouth MA ( & about 11 years ago

Melissa, I did not know Christina and feel I missed out on someone very special.  I'm so sorry for your loss.

Posted by Ann Allen Hoover, CDPE SRES ASP e-PRO Realtor - Homes for Sale - AL (RE/MAX Advantage South) about 11 years ago

She will be remembered by her friends, family and fellow rainers. Hugs to all across the miles....

Posted by Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman, (RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE (Liberty Homes) about 11 years ago
Melissa: What a wonderful tribute to Christina - I wish I would have had the opportinity to know her. Thanks for sharing this with us. I can feel her heart through your words.
Posted by Gwenn Tanvas, The Mortgage Gal, 920.267.7891~ SMART - INNOVATIVE (NEXA Mortgage LLC an Equal Housing Lender NMLS # 1660690) about 11 years ago

It is sad that so many lives are taken by cancer.  My own mother at 54 years old, my father-in-law at 60 and many friends...  I too am on the committee for the Relay for Life this year. I will say a little prayer in her honor. 

Posted by June Tassillo, Let me help you with the next phase of your life! (Owner/Broker RE/MAX Elite Realty) about 11 years ago

Melissa, such sad news. I didn't know Christina personally just through her blog.  It is always so sad to loose a friend and a kind person. Just know that her pain is gone and her face is bright with a smile - sad for us but joyous for her. Until you see her again celebrate her life.

Posted by Jo Olson, Retired - HOMEFRONT Realty @ LAKE Roosevelt (HOMEFRONT Realty) about 11 years ago

The passing of Christina was a big loss to many, her family, her friends, and the AR community.  She was a bright spot here and thank you for sharing those photos.

The Relay for Life can bring help to fight this awful horrid disease, cancer, with its so varied forms.  I hope everyone contributes in some way.

Posted by South Austin Real Estate Blog (Sky Realty South Austin) about 11 years ago

Hi Melissa~ I knew Christina through her blog and she was such an inspiration.  I am very sad to see her leave us.  Life is short, isn't it?

Posted by Vickie McCartney, Broker, Real Estate Agent Owensboro KY (Maverick Realty) about 11 years ago

What a beautiful commemoration of Christina's life and her love of animals and nature.  I didn't know her personally, though I read many of her posts.  Her presence in the Rain will be missed - as well as her patience and care for her animal family.

May God hold Christina in his hands. 

And God bless you for your involvement in Relay for Life.  It's a worthwhile effort to battle an evil force that attacks so indiscriminately.

Posted by Carol Smith (Casmi Photography) about 11 years ago


Our consolation in all this is that now Christina, whose name literally means 'little Christ' now enjoying seeing Him face to face...!!! Thanks,   Fran

Posted by Fran Gaspari, "The Title Man" - Title Insurance - PA & NJ (Patriot Land Transfer, Inc.) about 11 years ago

I did not know her. But if you have a friend , family member or not struck by this disease, then you do know her. My sympathies to you and all who knew her

Posted by Charlie Ragonesi, Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros ( about 11 years ago

That was beautiful Melissa. Thanks for sharing your memory


Posted by Bo Hussung (Bell Title /Triserv LLC) about 11 years ago


I hate this. So young and lovely. I'm sorry she lost the battle and I wish her family many hugs and warmth to help them heal. Christina will be remembered with love from many of us. She is in a better place now and is without pain. Thank you for the wonderful tribute.


Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) about 11 years ago
Melissa - I was very sad to see this. Thanks for letting us know. I know she had been fighting for awhile now. I'll be praying for her family. This was a lovely tribute, my friend.
Posted by Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653) (Austin Texas Homes, LLC) about 11 years ago

You are always so thoughtful Melissa...taking care of everyone.  This is a beautiful tribute to Christina and I'm sure she is smiling down at you.  Thinking of her family and friends. 

Posted by Elizabeth Cooper-Golden, Huntsville AL MLS (Huntsville Alabama Real Estate, (@ Homes Realty Group)) about 11 years ago


As many others above me have said I am sorry for your loss and although I didn't know her directly it feels as though I did because of your heartfelt words.  Blessings on her family during this tough time!

Posted by Jason Neumann, Realtor - (Century 21 Assurance Realty Ltd.) about 11 years ago

Damn it.

Posted by Paul Slaybaugh, Scottsdale, AZ Real Estate (Realty Executives) about 11 years ago

Melissa - Thank you for honoring Christina.  Although I didn't know her, your post makes me wish I had.  My condolences to all here who knew and loved Christina.


Posted by Marlene Bridges, Laguna Homes|Laguna Condos|Laguna Real Estate (Village Real Estate Services, Inc.) about 11 years ago

God bless you Melissa for putting together such a tribute to a friend.  She is not gone as these posts prove.  She may have lost the battle but she has won the war because she is in a much better place today.

Posted by Khash Saghafi NMLS, Mortgage Loan Officer, Cleveland OH NMLS 1114762 (Liberty Home Mortgage Corporation) about 11 years ago

Thank you for this meaningful post. I lost my father to cancer and recognized this through "Walk for Life" and it was purgative.

Posted by Vickie Nagy, Vickie Jean the Palm Springs Condo Queen (Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate) about 11 years ago

Hi Melissa. Thanks for your wonderful tribute. I'm sorry I never got to meet Christina, but your post certainly make me wish I had. The world can always use more friends like you.

Posted by Bob Foster (Century 21 Lanthorn R. E. Ltd. Belleville, Ontario) about 11 years ago
Melissa, this is a sad loss to all of us that read Christina's blog. Nice post to honor a good friend.
Posted by Lizette Fitzpatrick, Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes (Lizette Realty - Richmond KY) about 11 years ago

Melissa, This made me so incredibly sad when I heard.  What a beautiful memorial for her you made.

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) about 11 years ago

Melissa: I'm sad to hear the news on the passing of Christina. I never go to meet her in person. Seems like I did know her here in the rain. May God be with her family and friends. She will be missed by many.

Posted by Roland Woodworth, Q Realty - Power In Real Estate (Q Realty) about 11 years ago

My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family at the loss of a dear friend, I adore her and I dont even know her, I can feel the love from this page, and to every cancer survivor out there, keep fighting the fight, for those that have lost the battle, they leave the torch for you to carry.  My mom is in a battle with Breast cancer, so this hit home with me....God Bless you and yours!

Posted by Sharon Fleming, Realtor, Port St Lucie-Florida (Real Living Realty Unlimited) about 11 years ago

She touched the lives of people and pets--and made a difference.  Not a bad legacy to leave.

Posted by Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A. (Charlemagne International Properties) about 11 years ago

It is great to see her online friends in this community offering support and encouragement.  It is a testament to her and to this group.

Posted by Robert May, Real estate consulting (Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate) about 11 years ago

Wow, I am really sorry to hear about this.

She looks too young to leave us.

God bless her and her family.

Posted by Mark MacKenzie about 11 years ago

So sad to lose anyone, but espaecially at such a young age. I am sorry for your loss and my prayers go out to the families.

Posted by Charles Stallions, 800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl. (Charles Stallions Real Estate Services ) about 11 years ago

Very sad.  However, a nicely done tribute.  :)

Posted by Colleen Lane, Realtor(r) 509.438.9344 (Kennewick Richland (and West) Pasco WA Homes For Sale) about 11 years ago

Sending my deepest sympathies to you and all who were touched by Christina's life.  I too am a Relay for Life team captain and our board of REALTORS team has been the top fundraiser in our county for four years running.  I always walk for my Dad who passed in 2005 and my dear friend Jackie who passed in 1995.  It means so much when they light the luminarias with your loved one's name on them.  Be blessed and be a blessing and keep the legacy alive!

Posted by Jeani Codrey, If you're not learning, you're not living! (The Learning Jeani) about 11 years ago

I had no idea what she was going through! I read her blogs and she will be missed by many!  Thanks so much for writing this beautiful post!

Posted by Naoma Doriguzzi, New Media Director (Virginia Beach) about 11 years ago

What a beautiful tribute to Christina.  Her family and yours are in my prayers.  My dad is a cancer survivor, it will be ten years in November, so I always find a death from cancer very personal and sad. I'm glad you will be walking in Memory of Christina.

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) about 11 years ago

Melissa, this is a beautiful tribute. I am sure her family will appreciate it as well. Thank you for sharing.

Posted by Sharon Alters, Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL (Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308) about 11 years ago
Hi Melissa, What a nice tribut to your friend Christina. I didn't know her but she certainly sounds like a wonderful person. Take care!
Posted by Teresa Harris, Denver . Lake Norman . Charlotte (Lake Real Estate, LLC) about 11 years ago

This shit is never easy, leaves me with tears.  I believe Chistina will come out okay.  Until I know for sure, I'll ball my eyes out.  I don't care about being inevitable.

Posted by Jason Sardi, Your Agent for Life (Auto & Home & Life Insurance throughout North Carolina) about 11 years ago
I caught this out of the corner of my eye and I gasped........I loved Christina's posts......we chatted online........her photography........her wonderful spirit.........I'm so so sad that she's left us........and I don't understand why some of the most beautiful smiles and hearts leave us first...........Melissa this was a moving tribute......bless you for it......
Posted by Liz Moras Migic, Chilliwack, British Columbia - Realtor about 11 years ago

WHAT? Oh my freaking God! This really sucks. I used to love blogging with her so  much. She was so kind & fun. When she went to the hospital I said a prayer for her. I guess it wasn't enough. I really, truly will miss having her around. Life isn't fair, it just consumes.

Posted by Greg Nino, Houston, Texas (RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP) about 11 years ago

My condolences.  She must have been a very special person to have friends such as yourself Melissa.  I am sure that kind of friendship must be a comfort to her family who must now rebuild their lives with the memories she left.

Posted by Anja Kerstens, GRI, CDPE, CHS, ASP, Selling Silicon Valley Real (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) about 11 years ago

Melissa, Sorry to hear about Christina. I caught this on another post earlier (yesterday). I know that she will be missed. Thanks for the tribute...  

Posted by TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc., Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029 (Complete Home Inspections, Inc.) about 11 years ago

What a beautiful tribute to Christina. She left many friends who will remember her and her fight against cancer. Thanks for the tribute.

Posted by Bruce & Mary Smith, REALTORS, Savannah Lakes Village McCormick SC (Savannah Lakes Homes) about 11 years ago

A beautiful tribute.  There is no doubt that she will be missed by all who knew her.  My thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) about 11 years ago

Hi Melissa, As hard as it is thank you for giving us this news. I only knew Christina from AR but truly loved her. I was her favorite you know :)

So young, so beautiful, so vibrant. I sure God has a special place picked out for her. Finally she is pain free and at peace.

Posted by Bryant Tutas, Selling Florida one home at a time (Tutas Towne Realty, Inc and Garden Views Realty, LLC) about 11 years ago

So very sorry to hear about Christina. My thoughts and prayers go out to her friends and family. We will miss her.

Posted by Sandra Cummings, Real Estate Agent, Guilford Connecticut (William Raveis Real Estate) about 11 years ago

Too young to lose someone with a smile like that.

My heart goes out to all who knew Christine, but hold on to her smiley memories, and she'll live on inside all of you.

Beautiful photo tribute Melissa.

Posted by Sheldon Neal, That British Agent Bergen County NJ (Bergen County, NJ - RE/MAX Real Estate Limited) about 11 years ago

Oh I am heartbroken, she was such a wonderful person and blogger. She had made many friends here on Activerain. God bless and be with her family. She fought the good fight for many months. I know she is free from pain and suffering but it sure doesn't make things any easier.

Posted by Missy Caulk, Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate (Missy Caulk TEAM) about 11 years ago

She will be missed.  Thank you ma'am for letting us know.

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) about 11 years ago

Very nice tribute, I did not know Christina and it is clearly my loss. prayers to her and her family.

Posted by Craig & Sue Guffin, Sedalia Mo Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Monsees Realty) about 11 years ago
Thanks Melissa, what a wonderful tribute, I am so sorry to hear of this. I had followed her blog almost since I arrived Active Rain and her wonderful pictures were always a joy! My thoughts and prayers are with her and the family.
Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate) about 11 years ago

Beautiful photos.  Cancer strikes all of us hard.  May God watch over you and your family in your time of loss

Posted by Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ (Real Estate One) about 11 years ago

Heath - She did have a lovely smile. She will be greatly missed.

Ann- I just can't believe she is gone. We never got that lunch she promised me.

Sally - I know how much Christina adored you. TY for commenting here.

Posted by Melissa Grant, The Law of Attraction In Life & Business (A Serendipity World) about 11 years ago

Gwen - Christina was a very special person. She still is a very special person.

June - She will be missed so much.

Jo - TY,

Posted by Melissa Grant, The Law of Attraction In Life & Business (A Serendipity World) about 11 years ago

To Everyone :

Thank you all for your kindness and warmth. I will try to respond to each of you directly but it's hard right now. I know many of you are as shocked as I. Right before Christina went in for her last surgery less than a month ago we talked and about so many things. We promised to do lunch as soon as possible. Christina teased me because she loved sushi and I don't. Our local sushi restaurant was one of her favorites. I remember saying I was not putting anything raw in my mouth and Christina doubled over with laughter. We joked about this for the 4 years I have known her. Some nights after a long day we would sit around the firepit with a glass of wine. Now, there's an empty glass.

Christina fought hard. Everytime I spoke with her and in her emails when she was unable to talk never one time did Christina ever give up. I remember quoting and reading pages or writing them to her from the book she loved "The Secret". She always said " she would beat this". I believe she did. She taught all of us the will to fight. Even when Christinas voice was taken from her and her legs to walk she never gave up. She taught me so much on the will to survive.

If there is one thing I can say and pass on to everyone it is that life is to short. Go to lunch with your friend, find the time, laugh until you cannot laugh anymore. Cry until your sides hurt. Let the people you know and love know that you love them, find the time. Life is to short. I will never get that lunch we talked about, she was busy, I was busy and now it's to late.

Posted by Melissa Grant, The Law of Attraction In Life & Business (A Serendipity World) about 11 years ago

Sardi - Hun, she's gone. She fought the battle hard, she has won the wat because now she is free from pain. She has come through but not in the way we wanted. She's gone. Even saying that makes this feel like a horrible dream.

Posted by Melissa Grant, The Law of Attraction In Life & Business (A Serendipity World) about 11 years ago
Melissa, I am so sad. I can't believe it. Christina was one of my first friends in the rain and though we never met (or event spoke on the phone), her sunshine and kindness radiated through. Rest in peace Christina...
Posted by Cristal Drake, Realtor - Fullerton Real Estate (Prudential California Realty) about 11 years ago
Melissa - I am so sorry about that Christina passed. You have written a beautiful tribute to her and know she would appreciate it. Also, your comment you wrote her is so true, about living life now, and not waiting. My thoughts and prayers are with Christina's family and with you. Cancer is a disease which I am sure has touched many of our lives. I can only hope and pray that this disease is soon eradicated. God Bless - and thank you for sharing this with us.
Posted by Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate (Compass) about 11 years ago

Hi Melissa,

My thoughts and prayers go out to you and Christina's family. I am sorry for your loss. She sounds like a great and caring person.


Posted by Lisa Udy, Logan Utah Realtor ( Platinum Real Estate Group) about 11 years ago

Wow...I'm speechless. Very very sad.....:-( My thoughts and prayers are with you and everyone who knew and loved Christina. This is a very nice tribute.

Posted by Wendy Svoboda about 11 years ago

It sounds like she was a truely special person, My condolences to her family and friends

Posted by Aaron Poling, Working to get YOU the BEST Deal! (Long & Foster) about 11 years ago

I first read this last night and started to cry.  I never knew Christina but so wish I had.  You can feel her presence through her photos and her love of animals.  Your pain is felt deeply also.  It comes right through the page. 

As I was about to comment late last night, my battery died and I put it off till this morning.  Coming back here now is no less painful.  I'm so sorry for you and all her friends and loved ones.  It's' always devastating to lose those closest to us, but even more difficult to accept when they're so young.

God bless her in her journey.  She is surrounded by love there as she is here.

Posted by Geri Sonkin, Long Island Real Estate & Staging Expert (Douglas Elliman Real Estate 516-457-7103) about 11 years ago

Melissa, I didn't know Christina, but your tribute makes me wish I had known her.

Posted by Virginia Hepp - Mesquite NV REALTOR, Mesquite NV Homes and Neighborhoods - Search MLS (Desert Gold Realty - Mesquite NV Homes For Sale) about 11 years ago

Melissa - what a moving post and tribute to a great friend. While I don't know Christina, I know that she's lucky to have had a friend like you in her life.

Posted by Kim Dean, Simply Texas Real Estate - Broker/Owner ( about 11 years ago

Thank you for letting me know, Melissa. We will see her in heaven, but that doesn't make us any less sad for now. Christina is a dear person who touched many lives, and that will live on.

Posted by Dawn Maloney, 330-990-4236 Hudson & Northeastern Ohio (RE/MAX Trinity Northeast Ohio Real Estate Specialist) about 11 years ago

What a moving tribute Melissa.  While I don't know either of you personally, you have my most heartfelt thoughts and to let you know I have lost several close friends from cancer and I donate and participate to help this cause.  What a generous spirit Christina conveyed and I'm sure she touched many people in a permanent way.

Posted by Chris Olsen, Broker Owner Cleveland Ohio Real Estate (Olsen Ziegler Realty) about 11 years ago

Mellissa: thank you for sharing.  I am, however, very sad. I KNOW she's in a wonderful place, but of course the world below is going to miss her.

Posted by Kat DeLong, Realtor DRE#01235311, Lake Arrowhead Real Estate ( (LakeView Realty Enterprises, Inc) about 11 years ago

Melissa,  Sorry for your loss.  Good advice to encourage others to support the Relay for Life.

Posted by Bill Gillhespy, Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos (16 Sunview Blvd) about 11 years ago

Melissa:  What a beautiful tribute to your friend Chrisina, and I have followed her story and stuggle here on Active Rain.   She is with her angels now, and will be a guardian angel for those she loves.

Posted by Christine Bohn, The Bohn Team, Gainesville FL (RE/MAX Professionals) about 11 years ago

All I can do is say what everyone else has already said.  What a beautiful and young woman we have lost.  I didn't know her but I wish I had.  Through her friends like you she will live on here on AR.

Posted by Diane Aurit, Lake Norman Real Estate (LKN Realty, LLC) about 11 years ago

Make you really re-think what we need to be concerned about in life.  So our savings are cut in half.  So our sales are way off.  Time to appreciate that we are here and what is our true purpose.  Would someone write such a post about me?  I really don't know. 

Beautifully done........

Posted by TIM MONCRIEF, Over 2,000 homes sold….. (Tim Monciref) about 11 years ago

It is so hard to recover from the loss of a dear friend or loved one. This really makes you stop and realize what really matters. So sorry, for your loss and will keep you in my prayers.single red rose

Posted by Sandy Childs, Realtor - Spartanburg, SC (Keller Williams Realty) about 11 years ago

What a nice tribute for a special person.  My prayers are with her family and friends.

Posted by Christine McDaniel, Broker Associate (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Porter Co.) about 11 years ago

From your post, she was indeed a special person.  I will keep you and her family in my prayers.  You gave a lovely tribute to her.

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Vision Quest Realty) about 11 years ago

ToulaRosebrock.comHi Melissa:

What a beautiful tribute to your friend.

My thoughts and prayers go out to you and to her family.

Her love for her pets is dear to my heart.  I didn't know Christina but I wish I did.

Posted by Toula Rosebrock, Broker/Sales Associate, Realtor, Lacey Township, (Diane Turton, Realtors, Forked River, NJ) about 11 years ago

What a beatiful tribute to a beautiful person. I'm so sad for her family and friends and for Christina...Cancer needs to go away...I've seen a lot of the pain it brings first hand this year...

Posted by Natalie Langford, Winchester, VA Real Estate (Realty Negotiations) about 11 years ago

When all hope seems lost. . a light in the sky illuminates. . . to turn despair into peace.

Your will find what  may have been a star while in earth. everyone can see her radiance.

Posted by Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group, 301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA (Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001) about 11 years ago

So sorry for your loss.

Posted by Jean Terry (Keller Williams Realty Spartanburg, S.C.) about 11 years ago

This is a sad day, I am so sorry to lose her.  She was always commenting on my Blog and saying the sweetest things.  The last comment she made was on my "Home Sweet Home" blog post.  I know that's where she is now finally resting at peace.  She has gone "home...sweet home, but will be terribly missed here on earth and in our community. 

Here is a link to Christina's profile and Blog on AR. 

Please stop by there and see some of the great contributions she leaves behind for us all.  Thanks for posting this Melissa, I know how hard this must have been.  You should also add her and this post to our Group of "Remembered Members" here in the "rain."  Thanks.

Her family and friends are in our deepest thoughts and heartfelt prayers.

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) about 11 years ago


I'm so sorry for your loss. I loved the pictures with her are a special friend!

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899) about 11 years ago

Sad News Melissa. Our condolences and prayers to Christina's family - she will be missed - I will cherish every comment she ever shared with me - kind people like her are rarer nowadays - she has many crowns in heaven for her deeds here on earth - thanks kindly for enlightening us on her causes.



Posted by Jeff&Grace Safrin, SpousesSellingHousesTM (F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate) about 11 years ago

My thoughts and prayers are with you, Christina and her family; may the lights she left behind never dims and the joys, laughter and memories never waver.

Posted by Emmaniece Gordon, PSC, CDPE, Realtors, Local Real Estate Expert, Mar (Dekka Realty) about 11 years ago


The perfect video to post as a tribute to Christina's spirit.  Thank you for letting me know that today would have been her 40th birthday.  It feels so unfair when we lose someone too soon, when we feel she did not get the chance to live out her life. 

AR is that special place in the blog world where we not only get to post our thoughts, write about our passions, and work our businesses ... but it is that unique blogging place where relationships are formed and lives are changed.  No place else like this place in the blogging world where so many people could write that they really enjoyed knowing someone they never got to meet in person.

You, my Tennessee Sister, are a special leader, not only as a Team Capt for Relay for Life, but in bringing people together ... you are a connector.  You did a good thing letting the world know more about your friend, our Rain-friend, Christina.  God bless you!

Posted by Jan Evett, Broker Associate, 20 years+ in real estate (The Premier Property Group LLC) about 11 years ago

This is so sad.  I didn't even realize that she was battling this awful thing.  I'm sorry for your loss.

Posted by Jeannie Kontis about 11 years ago

Melissa, I'm so sorry for you and all of her friends and family. I didn't know her, but feel her vitality in the remembrances of people here and through your beautiful tribute to her. It's so sad...Hugs to you.

Posted by Mara Hawks, Inactive-2012 REALTOR - Homes for Sale Auburn Real Estate, AL (First Realty Auburn ) about 11 years ago

Carol - Thank you so much. I know Christina is watching over everyone

Charlie- Christina would appreciate you and your kind words.

Fran - Thank you. She is without pain right now and at peace.

Posted by Melissa Grant, The Law of Attraction In Life & Business (A Serendipity World) about 11 years ago

Melissa, I am sorry to read this, I have read her posts and felt like I knew her through AR, I have just recently been involved with Relay for Life and for the first time lost a family member to cancer. I will forever be a part of relay now...You have put together an excellent post because of your love and friendship with Christina.

Posted by Buffy Creekmore, E-Pro Broker in Lexington Tennessee (Coldwell Banker McKee Realty) about 11 years ago

Melissa, I am so sad to hear this, Christina was an awesome person. She was the first one to make me feel welcome here on A/R. We will all miss the light of her smile.

Posted by Maria Mastrolonardo, Realtor, Naperville, IL Real Estate (RE/MAX of Naperville) about 11 years ago

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