June 24, 2024

18 thoughts on “Apologies for our absence

  1. I met Cindy only once through my husband who met her at, at the time was called Tony’s Gym. She invited me to a women’s breakfast on the beach at Barefoot way back in 18/19 of our six wk stay in Placencia, where i may have met you & many awesome women that morning who put out so much kindness to an incoming stranger .It just made me fall in love with Belize/ Placencia even more. From there I have followed her adventures through you & your heart felt blogs.! Sent Donations through Cindy to all the different needs of the humaine society, served the humaine society when ever we came down. & like you and ALL of Placencia feel the heartbreak of Cindy’s passing & the tragedy its left. They say it takes a village & Dwayne & his beautiful family will now need this village ! ..& what a village to step up to this challenge. I have no doubt in my mind that the support will be great !! & her memory forever will be kept strong & alive throughout Placencia .
    My heartfelt condolences to you & your family
    Love your blogs ..stray strong
    Hugs Donna Browne

  2. Thanks for putting into words what so many of us are feeling, she was literally one in a million. So many times I’d find myself thinking how does she do it, how does she have such energy and such capacity to do for others while juggling her own life. I had so much admiration for her fire and drive. She will be missed.

  3. Beautiful, well said tribute Megan. The loss is so great for so many. My heart goes out to Dwayne and the kids and you and all her close friends. Placencia will not be the same.

  4. Thank you for remembering Cindy. She is missed and was a truly remarkable woman. I am glad you are there to help Dwayne and the girls and the baby, get through this.

  5. Thank you for sharing, my heart has been with you through this and I’m so sorry for your loss. She was a force and won’t be forgotten ❤️

  6. I love hearing stories of my beautiful cousin. Keep her memory alive indeed. Thank you for sharing. Lots of love

  7. Megan, you always say it best, and this time even better. I especially appreciate how many of the adventures and fundraisers you’ve documented and shared. These are how Cindy needs to be remembered. Thank you and big hugs.

  8. Megan,
    I’ve always loved the way you write.. this time is so special. I’m glad that you took a little bit of time to congeal so many thoughts that you must be having.
    Well said.. she will be very much missed.

      1. Thanks so much for this. I knew of her passing but not the how. I am so glad to have gotten the particulars without having to make anyone retell it. I have been to Placencia several times and I’m moving there in July. Of course everyone who ever looked for a place to live knows the Flowers name. I wish I could’ve met her. As you described her, I am sure we would’ve become friends. Thank you for a beautiful tribute to someone I wish I had met.

  9. Thank you for this Megan. Cindy was a lifelong friend of mine starting back in our middle school years. The loss hurts but peace comes knowing she was always living her best life. Your description of her is perfect. ❤️

  10. Thank you for sharing this beautiful testimony to Cindy’s impact on your and our lives. I worked with Cindy at Refugee Services of Texas and can vouch for Cindy’s sharp tongue and compassionate heart. I learned so much from Cindy on how to support our staff to do high quality work for our refugee clients. Cindy faced challenges with unstoppable, contagious determination and a visible repugnance for giving up. Cindy just wouldn’t give up on any of the refugee families we resettled in Texas. I’m praying for Cindy’s family. I’d be hard pressed to name a better feminist in my life time, she was particularly strident and courageous in advocating for single refugee women with children. I cannot understate the positive influence Cindy had on my career and values for supporting displaced families’ success in Texas. Please let me know if there’s anyway to support her family during this time.

  11. I met Cindy a long time ago. We were working a Kindercare in Allen , Texas. She was going to college. And she had talked about this trip she went on with her family to Belize. She said when she finished school she was moving there . I just loved working with her. She had big ideas and big dreams. We had our hands full working with a group of two year olds .But, we always had fun. I’m so glad that I became friends with her . Well she left Kindercare and left for big adventures. Years had pasted and we came across each other’s path again at another school. This time she had her daughter with her. I was so happy to see her. We talked a little and got caught up with what had been going on in our lives. I have been just in shock and can’t believe she is gone . I’ve cried and had a hard time dealing with her loss. My heart and prayers go out to her family . I just wanna tell you she was a blessing to those who got to know her . I will never forget her .

  12. Cindy was my niece when she was younger in the 80s. I didn’t get to see her very often but the times I did see her she was always happy and smiling. She grew into an amazing unstoppable force of nature! I never met her children or husband but reading all of the comments online show what a strong woman she was. I pray for her husband and 4 children now. God give them all strength, love, prayers and help from those in Belize who she helped in her life. Cindy will always be my niece. God needed her home so she went where she was needed. God bless her family!🙏

    Venessa…Auntie V💔

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