Oh no. I am incredibly saddened by this news. Your beautiful mother will be missed by so many more people than you will ever know - she was always such a treat to see on your blog and Instagram feed. My heartfelt sympathies to you, Leanne, Travis, Josie, Merryn, and Biddy.
I am heartbroken beyond words to see this. Prayers for your whole family.
Oh Elizabeth, I am so sorry for your loss. She was obviously an amazing lady and will be missed by many.
Oh no, this comes as a surprise which I am so sad to see. I have always enjoyed reading about your beautiful family of which she was a huge part. Much love and prayer to sent to you all at this time.
I am so sorry. Your posts about her always made me smile.
Sending so much love to you and Leanne!
Oh no. I am so so so very sorry. My heart dropped into my stomach when I read this. Sending you all love. May her memory be a blessing.
I am so saddened to hear this. She was always a joy to read about in your posts. Sending you, Leanne and your family much love from the other side of the world.
I am so saddened to read this. She was always such a joy to read about in your posts. Sending you, Leanne and your family much love from the other side of the world.
I am so sorry for your loss. Sending love to your family.
Sending love and so many prayers to you all!!! Praying sweet memories of Mama Hop will fill you with comfort & love!!! Continued prayers lifting you up!
I am so sorry. I have followed you family, and I wish you all peace at this time.
I am so sorry. I know your loss is tremendous. You obviously don't know me but you're in my heart.
Sending love and light during this time. Thank you for sharing her life and wisdom with us.
I’m so sorry. My heart hurts for the loss of such of lovely woman. Sending prayers and thoughts to your family for yoiur loss.
I am so sorry for you all.
What??? I am SO sorry!!! :(
I am so sorry to read this! Thinking about you, Leanne and the rest of your family!!!!
Oh Elizabeth, I am so sorry. Praying for you, Leanne, Travis and the girls xx
I am so very sad to hear of your loss. Our family is keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.
My deepest condolences. Your mom was such a beautiful lady and your love for each other was obvious in every picture you shared.
I am so sorry! Prayers for your family!
I am so very sorry to hear of your enormous loss. She was obviously a spectacular woman. Thank you for sharing her with us.
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I am so very sorry to read this. You don't know me Elizabeth but I have a DS Daughter Stacey who is close in age to Leanne. I did a guest post a few years ago for Patti Rice. When I read your blog I always think that Stacey and Leanne would be such good friends. I cant imagine the pain Leanne and of course all of your are feeling. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
I am at a loss for words..... I am sooooooo sad to see this. I'm so sorry.
Love and prayers for all of you. I have so enjoyed your stories as I care for my own darling girlie with an extra chromosome.
I am so sorry! Your family will remain in my thoughts and prayers.
I am so sorry! Your family will remain in my thoughts and prayers.
So very sorry to hear about the loss of your beautiful Mama Hop, What a wonderful relationship you two had. Saying prayers for you and your family.
No words. Prayers for healing and strength. ❤️
I am so very sorry to read this. Condolences to you and your family.
Oh my word! I am so shocked! And Im so so sorry.
Shocked and saddened by this! May your memories bring you comfort as you navigate this new phase of life. Love and prayers to you, Travis, your girls and of course Leanne!
Oh no! I am so terribly sorry to hear of your mom's passing. Praying for comfort, strength, and guidance for you and the family!!
I am so sad to hear this. My heart goes out to you, Leanne, Travis, and your sweet girls. Thank you so much for sharing with us. Praying for peace and comfort for you all.
I am so sorry to see this. What a wonderful role model for all of you. Many prayers for her and your family.
I am so very sorry to hear of Mama Hop's passing. As a fellow Trisomy 21 Mom, I have followed your family for a long time. I will be praying for strength for all of you!
Oh no, I am so sorry for your family's loss. Even though I don't know you all personally this is like a gut punch. Sending you all the love in this difficult time.
Elizabeth, I am so deeply sorry. My heart is just shattered for you all. I often wished I could’ve had Mama Hop as my mother too, she was just that wonderful. You all continue to be in my prayers.
Oh Elizabeth, I am shocked and so very saddened to read this news. I will pray for Mama Hop's soul and for all of your dear family as you grieve this great loss. Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon her. May her soul, and all of the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
This news breaks my heart. After following your journey for a few years, Mama Hop became a rockstar to me. I can’t imagine the hole that this creates in the lives of each member of your beautiful family. Much love to all of you during this difficult time.
Prayers for all of you. I’m heartbroken for you and your family.
Elizabeth, I am so very sorry. I have been hoping and praying for a miracle. My heart is broken for you and your family.
I am so sorry that you lost your beautiful mom. My heart breaks for you and Leanne. Thank you for sharing some of your family's story with us. I saw so much deep love in your words and photos.
Oh, my heart hurts for you. I'm so sorry for the profound loss you and your family are experiencing.
What?!? No, no, no!! Oh my goodness this is such a shock to me. I am so, so sorry, I had no idea things were this serious. Oh Elizabeth, you and the whole family will be in my prayers. Oh Lord, comfort Leanne and Elizabeth and the entire family as they go through this difficult time.
I am in awe of your mother. She made sure Leanne was settled into her new home first to make this a tiny bit easier. What a gift she gave all of you! I am truly sorry for your loss-as she died on the fourth anniversary of my grandmother's passing, I will remember to pray for your family every year.
Elizabeth, my prayers for you and your wonderful family. You were so blessed by Mama Hop and will miss her terribly. I am so sorry for you loss,Sara P.
Elizabeth and family, I am so, so very sorry for your loss. Praying for peace for all of you as you walk through this valley.
Im so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you and your whole family. Ill be praying for you all
Elizabeth, you don't know me, but I knew your mother from bowling together in the teacher's league. I would also see her from time to time at St. Joe's and the Ski Club. She was truly a talented and genuinely kind lady.
I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family.
Leanne, Elizabeth, Travis, Josie, Merryn & Lydia:May the Lord draw near to each of you, and you to one another. So sorry for your loss. I enjoy reading the stories you share about Mama Hop—warm, funny, and full of beauty and love.
I am so very sorry Elizabeth and Leanne. Many prayers for all of you. My heart is broken for your family.
So sorry to read this sad news. We don’t know each other, and I hope you don’t mind me writing, but I just had to say what a beautiful, loving and vivacious person Mama Hop has always appeared to be when you have written about her on your blog. Heartfelt condolences to you and your family.
Oh sweet girl...I am so so very sorry to read this. I had a feeling something was wrong and messaged you, but still seeing this was a shock. Blessed Mother please wrap your mantle of protection around this family and bring them comfort....with tears I pray������Gentle hugs, Gena
I am so incredibly sorry. Your mom was a beautiful inspiration. I will be keeping your family in prayer.
While we have never met- and likely never will- I have followed your family for many years, and I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. Many prayers & wishes for peace as you find your way through this difficult time.
oh my god, I am so sorry. what a shock. My heart goes out to you and the kids and Leanne.
Praying you and all your family will know the peace of God in your grief. May He comfort you, Leanne, Travis and the girls and bring you close to Him and each other.
I'm so sorry. I have loved reading your stories about your mom. My heart hurts for you and Leanne especially; I'll be praying for your family.
No words can adequately express my heartfelt sorrow at reading your news. Mama Hop was loved by so many of your readers, me included. I cannot fathom your heartbreak. Sending you so much love at this time as your family grieves the loss of such a wonderful and precious soul. May she rest in peace. Her legacy and beauty will live on through you and Leanne, and I'm sure you will always see her in the smiles of your children. My heart breaks for you!
No, why, she was just alive, it cannot be! So quickly, unexpectedly this beautiful lady passed away. This is so unfair. Sendong you love and prayers In memory of amazing Mama Hop...
Coming late to this sad news. Very sorry to hear, heart breaking xx
I'm so very sorry to hear about your mom. She sounded like an incredible woman and I can only begin to imagine the loss. Much love to you and your beautiful family.