April 19, 2014

joy cometh in the morning

On this Easter eve, my heart is heavy.  My sweet friend Paula Tipton Takacs passed away on Sunday after a courageous 9.5 year battle against sarcoma.  It’s been a tough week for her family and friends, but — with the knowledge of a risen Lord — “joy cometh in the morning” (Psalm 30:5).

PrintPaula chose 2 Timothy 4:7 for today’s memorial service:  “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”  Truer words have never been spoken about such an amazing person.  Although Paula has received her crown of righteousness, The Paula Takacs Foundation for Sarcoma Research will continue the fight against sarcoma here on this earth.  Look for more information on the blog when The Sarcoma Stomp resumes, because Team TZD will be out in full force.

Death Is Nothing At All Henry Scott Holland by Ennaree on EtsyI find peace and comfort in the above reading from Henry Scott Holland (1847-1918), Canon of St. Paul’s Cathedral; may others do the same.

See you later, Paula.

Typewritten reading by Ennaree via Pinterest; no longer available on Etsy.


  • Tawna Allred
    Apr. 20, 2014
    So sorry to hear Traci. My sis-in-law is battling a mass around her lung they sometimes classify as sarcoma. She was rushed to Mayo over Christmas. Miraculously, they found some medication that has shrunk the mass, but it's such a rollercoaster. May you and her family be blessed with peace. Heaven is all around us. I will read more about the foundation. Hugs.
  • Sara Adams
    Apr. 20, 2014
    Sending big hugs your way. Paula was an amazing woman who truly did fight the good fight. Love you friend!!!
  • Monica
    Apr. 20, 2014
    She DID fight the good fight and won the race! Her reward is HEAVEN!!!! May God wrap His arms around you today for comfort and peace! Wish I was there to give you a hug, too! Rest in peace knowing she has been made new, no more pain and no more cancer. I love you and miss you so very much! -mo
  • Designs By Katy
    Apr. 22, 2014
    I'm so sorry for the loss of your friend. Saying a prayer for you today

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