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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

The Circle of Life



All day we have been by Bob's side as he begins to make his crossing. The outpouring of love from the legions of people who have been touched by this magnificent man is much like a tidal wave, filling our space and Bob's with love and admiration. It bathes us, lifts us and carries us. I am stunned by how powerful this is not just for Bob but for us, those who will march onwards. My Blackberry is bursting with messages. My email is jamming up and I can't read them fast enough.

Our king-sized bed in our bedroom is now filled with our family. We take turns holding his hands, stroking his beard, giving him sips of water and telling stories. There is a great need to tell all apparently just in case we have forgotten to share something important with Bob. We come and go in groups holding each others' hands, too. Already the gifts Bob is leaving us with are becoming apparent. One of the biggest is to be a family and to stay strong together. Yes Bob, we will do that for you.

Who knows what the night or tomorrow will bring, but we all love you Robert Kennedy. I love you.

131 comments:

  1. Keeping your family in thoughts and prayers

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  2. I am so sorry you are going through this Tosca! My continued prayers and thoughts are still being sent to you and your family!

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  3. Tosca my prayers are with you - you are an inspiration to us all. I am in awe of your strength during this difficult time. take care!

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  4. What a strong woman, wife, and mother you are! God bless you, Bob and your family.

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  5. You may not have been able to be here when he came into this life, but what a wonderful thing it is to be able to be there when he leaves. He won't be alone, he'll be surrounded by you all.

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  6. Bob has been very inspiring for me over the years... I'm sending nothing but love to him, you, and your family.

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  7. I am just lost for words...the love between the two of you is so strong, so sincere, so deep, so true. At what could be the darkest of times, the most personal of times you are letting us in. I feel so honored. You and Bob have touched so many lives and will continue to for years to comes. Much love and hugs to you and your family. <3 <3

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  8. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Patricia

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  9. Godspeed, precious one. Love to your family.

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  10. I don't have many words to say other than stay strong. May God give you all the peace you need and give Robert painless passing.

    Kamila

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  11. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. XoXO Helen P

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  12. My prayers are with you and your whole family!!!
    Amy

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  13. Sending our thoughts and prayers <3

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  14. I am praying for you to have peace and strength at this time. You have my deepest sympathies.

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  15. My heart feels your words as I lost my father 13 years ago today to cancer. You are right that family and staying strong is a gift. Cherish this time - even though it is sad as the memories will be spoken in the days to come....

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  16. My heart aches to know this pain you all feel. About 5 years ago I found the Oxygen magazine and it changed my life..I read every single one and Bob's thoughts. I never sent him a letter thanking him for his amazing words and inspiration from each magazine I got..I was depressed and it honestly changed my whole way of life.
    God is looking out for you and your family. You are loved so much for what you have done for so many..Thank you Robert Kennedy from the bottom of my heart.my prayers are with you.

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  17. I have so much admiration for your strength during this difficult time. Love and prayers to you and your family.

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  18. I have been following you and Bob's journey through FB and your blog. I'm brought to tears by all of this and I don't even know you . . . but I feel like I know you both through Oxygen & the Eat Clean books/lifestyle. It has become a part of me and so have both of you. You are all in my prayers. Much love, peace and comfort to you both.

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  19. Tried not to cry, but your words are so eloquent. Bob is very lucky to have you Tosca! He knew what he was doing when he first laid eyes on you! Your love with each other and your family is radiating all over the world right now. My heart hurts for you but I know Bob will live on through millions. We are here for you all. <3 <3

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    1. that was very beautiful...I am in tears too. What a couple...the dream team!

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  20. Sending good vibes and prayers your way. Thank you Robert Kennedy, thank you Tosca, for all you've done for so many people. {{{hugs}}}

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  21. Our love is with you now ...and always... What a beautiful place he will be when he leaves... oh how he will miss you...but the memories are concrete and will hold strong and true...

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  22. You just brought me to tears. I've followed you for years and you are a true inspiration. You are an amazingly strong woman. And I'm so sorry you and your family are going through such a difficult time. Mr Kennedy will surely be missed by many. A great man with a great family! I love you guys for everything you have given so many. I would not be the same person without both of you. You are all in my thoughts and in my heart. Love and peace be with you.

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  23. Thank you CRVNA Hospice for the beautiful memorial you gave our loved loves we have lost in the past 6 months. Very loving and moving ! This saying was in the program tonight :

    To Live in this world you must be able to do three things...
    To love what is mortal;
    to hold it agaisnt your bones knowing your own life depends on it;
    And, when the time comes to let it go, to let it go.
    ~ Mary Oliver
    Thank you Hospice house for the love and care of my Mom and others who you have touched !

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  24. Thank you Tosca for sharing this time with all of us who feel so connected to your family through the inspiration in the public arena you and Bob have provided. My husband has also been diagnosed with a terminal illness...and you are continuing to provide inspiration of a very different kind in the grace that you are showing in such a trauma filled time for your family...I hope I can channel the same type of outward strength and poise that you are showing to all of those who are so saddened by this. Please know that my prayers are joining with the millions of others coming for you, for your family, and for Bob.
    Tracy

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  25. The above comment from me was from a Memorial for people who have passed away in the last 6 months at the Hospice House here in Concord , NH. I feel your LOVE for your husband, Father, Friend and just WONDERFUL person ! Hang in there all, you are doing the BEST !

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  26. Praying for and thinking of you and your entire family, Tosca.

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  27. Bob, you and all of your family are in my prayers during this difficult time. May God's Peace and Love fill that bedroom.

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  28. You are blessed that you have family around you at this time. And you are blessed that you each have a chance to hold his hand and say goodbye. It is indeed an honor to hold the hand of someone you love when they leave this earth.

    Hugs from afar . . .

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  29. Having walked this road with my family twice before, I know how difficult these days must be for you and your family. The grace is seeing all the miracles that happen along the way, which can be almost magical in a way. Sounds like you know what I mean. You are so amazing and inspirational. Big hug to you Tosca!

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  30. Sending you and your family love and light. I wish your husband a peaceful transition and journey. Remember, it is all a continuum and he will always be with you all.

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  31. Sending you so much love and respect.

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  32. Sending all my love and strength to you Tosca and your family I went thru a similiar situation and family support was a big thing and lots of friends there to help me thru my difficult time so hang it there and sending lots hugs and prayers to you and Bob.
    angie

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  33. Wrapping a warm hug around Bob and your family. Much love.

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  34. You, Bob and your family are in my thoughts. You both are a perfect example of a partnership of true love and making each other the best you can be. You both are truly an inspiration for life, love and the bond between two people that transcends time. You have both been and will continue to be an inspiration. Thank you for sharing your journey and may you all find peace in this difficult time.

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  35. Beautifully written Tosca. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Bob, and the rest of your family.

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  36. Tosca, you and Bob have inspired millions to live a better life, to be their best. I am one of those millions. Even in this difficult time, you continue to inspire with the love you share and with the grace you have to celebrate the life and love and family you have shared. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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  37. AN ANGEL NEVER DIES
    Don’t let them say I wasn’t born
    That something stopped my heart
    I felt each tender squeeze you gave,
    I’ve loved you from the start
    Although my body cant hold.
    It doesn’t mean I am gone,
    This world was worthy, not, of me,
    God chose that I move on
    I know the pain that drowns your soul,
    What you are forced to face,
    You have my word, I’ll fill you arms,
    Someday we will embrace,
    You’ll hear that it was “meant to be,
    God doesn’t make mistakes”,
    But that wont soften your worst blow,
    Or make your heart not ache,
    I’m watching over all you ,
    Believe me when I say to you,
    That I am always there
    There’ll come a time, I promise you,
    When you will hold my hand,
    Stroke my face and kiss my lips,
    And then you’ll understand
    Although I’ve never breathed your air,
    Or gazed into your eyes,
    That doesn’t mean I never “was”
    An angel never dies….
    Love you

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  38. My heart aches for you all as you goes through this, but thank God for the opportunity to have one more moment, one more smile, one more "I love you". Bob, you and Tosca have inspired me as individuals, but never more so than in your example of love for one another. I pray your path is light going forward - you have given such a gift to your family and all of us that you inspire. I know your presence and spirit will be felt, no matter what. Love, blessings, and prayers to each and every one of you.

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  39. It's a great thing that Bob can be with those he loves most as he prepares to move on. What a great send off. You guys are amazingly strong and your love for each other carries you through this challenging time. All our love to you all xxx

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  40. Bob, Tosca, Kiersten, Rachel, Chelsea, and Kelsey... my heart is aching for you. Yet I can't help but feel like your love and strength is making Bob's transition to Heaven a beautiful and peaceful one. I am so sad for all of you. Thank you so much for sharing your very personal moments with all of us. We are all praying for you, keeping you close to our hearts and in our thoughts and prayers. May God be with all of you through this rough process, and comfort you in your time of need. I am sending all of you a great big huge hug right now in my mind... Bob is so lucky to have all of you. <3 May peace be with Bob and all of you very soon. God bless you.

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  41. Sending you all thoughts of strength and prayers of love. Bob, you and your family have been on mind much of the last few days. Although I have not been lucky enough to meet you, I am so thankful for the lessons I have learned and am continuing to learn. Godspeed.

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  42. Thank you for sharing Tosca, it will impact so many... Having gone through this crossing with my Mom was truly a beautiful thing. No matter how painful our loss can be, we must rejoice that a loved one has been set free. My heartfelt prayers and support go to you and your family.

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  43. At loss for words (and thats hard to do). you are a strong woman. This is the biggest weight youve lifted.Im shocked about this its happening too fast. Was he battling along time? Just know that there are so many ppl giving you prayers love n strength. May God wrap his loving arms around Bob n family

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  44. I am crying as I read this love to you all.xoxoxox

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  45. this is very sad!! i always look forward to reading his page in the magazine. you are both lucky to have each other and i can tell you are such a loving wife. i am thinking about your families.

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  46. Circle - no beginning and no end. We come to this world and leave it to reserect as Jesus or raise as Phoenix from its ashes to continue our missions / lives / presents in this world.
    Dearest Tosca, God's speed to you and Bob and your family. Be strong. Be funy. Be yourself.

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  47. Tosca - My thoughts and prayers go out to you, Robert, and your loved ones. I just love everything that you both have done for the health and happiness of others. Robert - you are truly remarkable. It has been an honor to be a part of your life through your publications - you have really touched my heart. I am praying for all of you. <3

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  48. Much love to you and your family during this time. I'm so sorry and pray for both you and Bob. XOXO

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  49. My thoughts are with you and your family as you go through this difficult time. HUGS, Becky

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  50. Sending your family so much love x

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  51. Thank you, Tosca, for sharing such intimiate, private moments of your life. I can't imagine how difficult this is for you and your family. Bobs legacy will carry on in you, his children and all those whos lives he touched. I will so miss him in the magazine world. I will miss him in your pictures of your travels, photo shoots, Arnolds and everything else that comes your way. You are an amazing family, Tosca. I'm proud of you because I have come to know you through your Raise the Bar columns, through every book of yours that I own and through your blog. (((hugs)))

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  52. Our prayers are with you and your family. May you enjoy every moment and feel comfort in knowing that he will be in great hands. Tosca, you both are so inspirational to so many, please know that we all love you both so much.

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  53. Dear Tosca,

    Even during this sad time your personal words and thoughts have strength behind them and a calming effect for all of us. You are an amazing woman! I am thinking about you and Bob constantly throughout the day. You are making a beautiful, loving, and thoughtful transition for Bob. We love you Bob, Tosca, and family!

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  54. God bless you and your family at this time. May you find comfort in knowing that God is there with you all at this time.

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  55. All my love and prayers are going to you and your beautiful family. I hope you feel the biggest hug surrounding you from all of the eat clean family. XxxxooOOO.

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  57. You and Robert both continue to be an inspiration. Your whole family is in my thoughts and prayers.

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  58. Dearest Bob and Tosca!! Tosca, you are a RARE GEM and you are a strong, breath taking angel of a woman in every way. I want to express to both of you that I believe Robert Kennedy is a wonderful soul and has been a great addition to this world of health and wellness, as you well know. You both have been and continue to be a HUGE inspiration in my life!! That will always be! Also, I love that Arnold, my other inspiration, came to be a his side at Easter to be there in this delicate time. What two beautiful souls you and Robert possess to be such wonderful support to the world and to each other. I am wishing you all the greatest GRACE and peace of mind right now during this challenging time of changes. Such is life to loose what we cherish most. I am now reminded of what the great Bruce Lee said, "I don't know what is the meaning of death, but I am not afraid to die - and I go on, non-stop, going forward. Even though I, Bruce Lee, may die someday without fulfilling all of my ambitions, I will have no regrets. I did what I wanted to do, and what I have done, I've done with sincerity and to the best of my ability. You can't expect much more from life." Also, Tosca and Robert, he said "To change with change is the changeless state." As our lives constantly change, Robert Kennedy will never be forgotten! Holding his hand from Kansas, Jen, Wichita.

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  59. Such beautiful and elegant words, Tosca. Cherish these moments with Robert and those who love you both. Sending you all love and strength, and immense gratitude for sharing this most difficult and private journey with us, those who have never met you, but love you both from afar for the incredible inspiration and lifechanging encouragement you've both provided us. You've touched so many lives, Bob, and you will live forever in our hearts and memories.

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  60. Thank you so much for sharing this with us. Continuing in prayer for you and family during this tender and difficult time. Hugs from Florida!

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  61. The legacy that Bob is leaving behind will be around for many years to come. Bob and Tosca, you have inspired many. Thanks for being who you are. (((HUGS))) and Prayers and thoughts are with you every day.

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  62. THinking of you all during this very tough time in your life. So hard to let go of those you love. My father passed away from lung cancer a few years ago and it just pulled at my heart. I finally got the courage to tell him it was ok to move on....i think he so wanted to hear that. He had so much waiting for him on the other side ....my mom for starters whom he loved dearly and never got over her death to breast cancer........also several of his siblings. Although we were left here without him i knew and he knew we would all be ok...but still and will always be a void in my life. Blessed thought to you, stay strong, embraced these mometns.

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  63. I have been thinking and praying for Bob, you and your family for days Tosca. What comes to mind over and over again is how lucky you both were to find such love. Aside from the inspiration I received from you both in my quest for health, you both gave me the realization that there can be true love and respect between two people and when they come together it is a force beyond words. Tosca, that force will live on in you and your family till you both meet again. Your love for each other will continue through space and time and carry on through eternity.

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  64. Thinking of you and your family. Robert has touched so many lives. Sending prayers to you all. Love and hugs

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  65. An inspiration and motivation to so many, thank you for your contributions, Bob and Tosca, I have grown up reading your books and magazines. Thank you for your dedication. Much love to you Bob,Tosca and your family. Thinking of you

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  66. Words cannot express the heartache I have for you and your family right now. Tosca you bring so much inspiration through your words and actions to many of us. I lost my mother to diabetes not 4 months ago. I was at her bedside the whole time while she was at Houston Hopsice. The comfort of family and friends, along with being with her til her moment of calling has helped some with the process of her loss. I know you are making the best of what is to come, I can hear it in your messages. Tell Bob and the family we all love them, whether we know them or not, that they are not alone. The community of readers and followers are here with opened arms of love and comfort. Again, you, Bob and the family are in our thoughts a prayers through this sad ordeal.

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  67. I will keep Bob and your family in my thoughts. My heart hurts for the pain that you are going through. You and Bob have inspired so many people and I know you will continue his journey. Bless you and your family.

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  68. My heart and peace go out to you and your family at this present time. I pray for continued peace to be with Bob in this life and the next.

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  69. I have always looked up to you for your fitness and clean eating, but know you've elevated my admiration for you and Bob. You are a great wife and women and mother. May God bless you and your family during this time.

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  70. You are such an inspiration. You and your family will continue to be in my prayers during this difficult time.

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  71. Thank you for including us in this process. I have felt for a long time like a part of your family, with all you both have given me, and now I really, really do. I am so glad you are seeing us, feeling us, and I am so proud to be a part of this wave of love you are feeling now...

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  72. What a beautiful gift of love to give Bob to ease his crossing. I hope the love and outreach is tangible to you all....and may it feed your family in the time to come. I know how hard this is. Much love and appreciation to you both. Holding you all in my heart....

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  73. Thank you for sharing how this very difficult and heart wrenching journey can be a beautiful blessing. How wonderful to be together holding one another up. My grandmother is passing through her circle of life as we speak...we are 5 thousand miles apart...how I long to sit by her bedside and share stories. I am grateful to have so many memories in my heart. Blessings to all. xoxo

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  74. My heart breaks for you at this time. I also thank God that he allows us to have the memories of our loved ones once they are gone. Bob's legacy will live on as will the love that you all share. Prayers for a peaceful time and that you all feel God's loving arms around you at this time.

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  75. Bob Kennedy's genius literally changed my life. Thank you so much. It is amazing the lives we touch.

    You are all in my thoughts as you go through what I just went through with my father. ♥♥

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  76. My heart extends so much compassion and prayers through your difficult days. I lost my dad 6 years ago to A.L.S. My memories are daily and as I reflect I am so grateful that I had such wonderful experiences and memories to take with me along my journey of life. Take all those moments may they be the Past, Current or Future with you all and always remember you are blessed and to have shared your life with such an incredible human being and kind heart. God Bless xoxoxo

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  77. praying for you. you changed my life and you're a wonderful person, I pray you stay strong through this time.

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  78. Thank you Tosca for allowing us to be part of this journey with you. Bob has done so much for all of us and it really means a lot.

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  79. My thoughts are with you. I lost my grandma in December to cancer. She struggledfor three ling years.

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  80. I know how hard it, I've lost family members to cancer. Having your family there to support you and Bob is wonderful. Keep strong, my prayers are with your family. The world is truly a better, healthier place because of Bob.

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  81. God speed Bob! This can be such a beautiful time for your family. I have gone through this process and we as a family also were all together and it was a great experience. Thank you for sharing this as it has actually brought back some memories. Thank you Tosca!

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  82. Such endearing and kind words to your loving family. Embrace every precious moment left then carries those memories on forever. May God bless you al

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  83. Family is what keeps us together. And when you lose a close one they are ALWAYS with you in SPIRIT. I feel my parents every second every day...and I know Bob Tough Love Kennedy will always be with you and your family also! xo

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  84. Absolutely broke my heart to read this- I haven't been on Facebook for awhile so I didn't not see the original post about Bob's health. I'm so so sorry ! Your strength is admirable ! Your words and what you are doing are also admirable. May God Bless you and your family during this time-My prayers are with you all !

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  85. What a beautiful, moving passage you have written Tosca and what an incredible couple you are. It is rare to share the great love you two have and it is always uplifting to see. Rest assured that Bob's 'tough love' will still push us all to do our best. And up in heaven, they are dusting off the weights room and prepping for their best ever workout. Sending love and support to you, Bob and your family at this sad time.

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  86. Have had you, Bob and your family in my prayers and on my heart. I look back a my time spent at a dying loved one's side as immeasurable; painful; irreplaceable; treasured. Hugs to you and yours.

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  87. I have been thinking of you guys since I heard the news for Bob's health. My mom also lost her Bob to cancer in 2006 and while it doesn't get any easier you know he will always be with you all in every way.

    Stay strong and I am sending you all strong vibes.

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  88. Bob was the first person to publish my photos, and I'll always owe him a great debt for that. This is happening nearly a year after I lost my Dad to cancer, and it's hitting home more than it would have. You and he are in my thoughts.

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  89. I have been praying for your family Tosca, may God welcome him home when that time comes! I pray for love and peace for you and your family during this difficult time...my heart goes out to you! I have no words that will take this away, but your stories that you are posting just touch me and everyone else so...

    God be with you all!

    xoxoxo
    Traci

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  90. Tosca,

    A friend once told me something about death that I have carried with me closely as it comforts me in times of fear. I'd like to share it with you....

    When a person joins the world, there is much rejoicing in the addition of a new life, a new soul. But on the spiritual side, there is grief and sadness as they have experienced the loss of one of their own. So is the cycle completed in earthly death, when we grieve the loss of our friend but it too is complemented by the joy of his reunion with those who have grieved long on the other side.

    Right now, Heaven is preparing for his arrival with love, joy and anticipation beyond our comprehension and what Bob will rediscover when he arrives, is the pleasure that in that world, he is allowed the full vision and memories of both. His soul will arrive nourished with your love and he will always be watching out for you as he patiently awaits your return to the other side. :)

    Stephanie

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  91. God bless you for your strength. You are an amazing woman and I know Bob's spirit will live on in you. May you find peace amongst the pain and grief. You and your family will remain in my prayers. <3

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  92. So terribly sorry to hear this. You, Bob and your family are in my prayers......

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  93. God bless you Tosca! I have been praying for you, Bob and your family. Thank you for your updates.

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  94. You and your family are in my prayers. We are going through the same thing with my grandpa and I mourn for you all. Bob will soon be with his son again and in their renewed and healthy bodies. Prayers for peace to such a wonderful family. I pray that Bob has a personal relationship with God...as God is ready for such a wonderful man...

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  95. I sat with my father thru a terminal illness and held his hand as he passed over. My love, prayers and positive energy is yours! Xoxo

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  96. My heart aches for you in this time Tosca, but what a blessing to be able to be at his side. How I wish that you didn't have to go through this - that Bob could still be healthy and strong! I am holding yourself and Bob and your family in my thoughs and prayers, thank you for sharing these moments with us; Bob feels like a personal friend of mine altough I have never met him. I pray for courage for your family. There are no words.

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  97. My heart is with you all, seek solace in prayer and in the memories of the life full of love and happiness you have shared. His physical presence may leave our world soon but his legacy and spirit can never leave.

    xxx

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  98. I am truly saddened by what you are going through. You have touched my wife's life though your books and teachings. I will be praying for you, Bob, and your family in this trying time. I know he will be missed and I know he will be in a better place getting the angels in shape. All my prayers. Mark & Charity.

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  99. I am crying reading this. My Mom is dying of Alzheimer's. My Dad died of it in October 2007. It is so hard to watch someone you love go through so much.

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  100. I'm so sorry that you are going through this Tosca... Many prayers for you and your family. Take care of each other.

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  101. My heart goes out to you and your family during this hard time. Bob is an amazing man, and will always be remembered for his work in the body building and healthy living world's that we all love because of both Bob and you, Tosca. He'll live longer then he knows in all of our heart's. You have an extremely strong family, and I know you'll all continue to take care of each other. Lots of love coming your way.

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  103. What an amazing woman you are!! I can't imagine having to write about my husband's illness and to be so strong. May God be with Bob as he crosses over and may he be with you and keep you strong, hopeful and at peace. Enjoy every second you have left with him and hold on to it for the rest of your life. May God bless you and your family at this difficult time. There will be another angel in the making and he will watch over you for the rest of your time on earth.

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  104. As has been said, thank you for offering us all a view of this time in your lives. Although difficult, this process will, in the end, be cathartic for you, and for us as well. In time you will all be able to reflect on the amazing gifts you have shared with each other, and Bob will be there. For each of us it is only a short step from here to there. It is good to have given so much, to so many. We thank you. Our hearts and prayers are with you. Be at peace.

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  105. Prayers to you and your beautiful family Tosca at this very tough time. The outpouring of love here is amazing and we are all so thankful to you for sharing at such a private and personal time. Blessings to you and so many thanks to Bob for all he has shared - what a life!

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  106. My heart goes out to your entire family! I am so saddened by these events. I am such a huge fan of Bob. At the Can-Fit Pro show last year, I had the pleasure of meeting "Tough Love Bob" personally and we have a great picture together! I will truly miss your 'tough love', your creative spirit and what you have done for the fitness industry - I feel you have made it accessible to us and I'm so greatful! Fitness and clean eating have helped me deal with my personal health issues and I am a better person because of you, your magazines, books and inspiration. May God bless all of you and give you strength. Joanna

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  107. You are so beautiful inside and out Tosca. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family right now. God bless all of you; I pray He grants you and your family strength and peace.

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  108. My heart is with you and your family right now. I lost my mom six weeks ago. We were all with her when she passed and I am glad that your husband and family have the gift of being together for this. Peace be with you.

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  109. I echo all these thoughts and comments and encourage you to keep looking at all the blessings you have experienced with Bob. I pray that you all can feel God's mercy and grace in your hearts through this difficult time.

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  110. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

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  111. Tosca, you and your family are doing all the right things sharing those precious memories with your most favorite man.. Although this time is very difficult, I know you will find a way to celebrate Bob's legendary life in the most positive way. I hope you feel your loyal fans embracing you as you move forward each day.....

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  112. All my love and prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time. Ive been reading oxygen magazine since its first publication and have always been a fan of "tough love Bob's" approach to fitness and to life. He is an inspiration and his passion will live on with all of us whose lives he has touched. He has been a gift to so many without even knowing it. Tosca his strength will live on in you and your children. You have made a beautiful family. He will always be wIth you.

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  113. Tosca you are such an inspiration! My heart goes out to you & Bob and your family. Warm wishes!

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  114. Dear Tosca and Bob, I have loved your Oxygen magazine for many years and in the last couple of years all your clean eating cookbooks. From the articles both you and Bob have written about your family and each other I can feel such love, admiration and respect for each other and your family.
    No wonder everyone loves both of you and all you have given to your readers and fans. Please let him know he has made a difference in my life through sharing his wisdom.

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  115. You and Bob are loved beyond the Universe. All our energies are going toward you both and your family.

    Stay strong, Be strong, and live Strong.

    Louyse

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  116. Thank you for posting this, Tosca. Rest assured that Bob is resting on the wings of angels who will lift him up when the time is right. Go peacefully with love, Bob Kennedy. The universe loves you.

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  117. Dear Tosca and Bob; Yesterday I popped into Muscle Mag store in Miss. and bought "The Eat Clean Diet" for a client of mine who has decided to adopt fitness into her life ! It's a gift I give alot of clients and friends. I met you in Oshawa last year at book signing and told you to "Tell Bob I love him" =) and his "Tough Love" Bob attitude. He helped change my life and I became a personal trainer because of the influence Oxygen has had on my life. The people that come into your life are there for a reason, whether short or long. The love and memories last, don't ever forget that. Love to you both, Carole Anne

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  118. Dear Tosca and Bob
    Im very sorry to hear of your struggle. I've just bought the Eat Clean Diet re-charged to get rid of post-baby flab and Im an avid reader of Oxygen for years. I absolutely love Bob's tough love attitude. His spirit will live on. I wish to his family and friends strength in these times.
    Camilla

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  119. Sorry to hear of Bob's passing this morning. I know Bob is now with his son and probably both lifting weights!!
    My heart goes out to you Tosca and your wonderful children.
    Please compile a book of 'Bob's Tough Love'!! I've gone back over saved issues and reread editorials and articles written by Bob over the last several days. Wish I had them all.
    Thoughts are with you.
    Dawn

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  120. Very sorry to hear of you loss! I'm so glad to read of the love and memories you made in such a sad time, they will help carry you all through the hardest days! Thoughts, prayers and hugs!!

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  121. My deepest condolences to you, Tosca, and your lovely family. May Robert rest in peace.

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  122. Dear Tosca, you and your family are in my prayers, Robert Kennedy was an inspiration to so many, thank you for sharing your time with us.

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  123. my heart goes out to you and your family.

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  124. Dear Tosca , I am so saddened and so very sorry to hear of your loss! Robert Kennedy was such a visionary! You are in my thoughts and prayers! Hugs!

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  125. I was shocked and saddened by the post of Roberts passing. I did not know your husband but loved reading his articles in the Oxygen Magazines.....could see he was a very caring individual with a great sense of humor. His articles inspired me and I am sure many others. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers....

    Jennifer Valkenburg

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  126. A Life Lived That Matters...

    "For each of us, it will one day come to an end.
    There will be no more sunrises, no minutes, hours or days.
    All the things you collected, whether treasured or forgotten will be passed to someone else.
    Your fame, your wealth and temporal power will shrivel to irrelevance.
    It will not matter what you owned or owed.
    Your grudges, frustrations and jealousy will finally disappear.
    So too your hopes, ambitions, plans and to do lists will expire.
    The wins and losses that once seemed so important will fade away.
    It will not matter where you came from, or what side of the tracks you lived.
    At the end it won't matter if you are beautiful or brilliant.
    Even your gender and skin color will be irrelevant.
    So what will matter?
    How will the value of your days be measured?
    What will matter is not what you bought but what you built.
    Not what you got but what you gave.
    What will matter is not your success but your significance.
    What will matter is not what you learned but what you taught.
    What will matter is that every act of integrity, compassion, courage or sacrifice that empowered enriched or encouraged others to emulate your example.
    What will matter is not your competence but your character.
    What will matter is not how many people you knew but how many will feel a lasting loss when you are gone.
    What will matter is not your memories but the memories that live in those that learned to love from you.
    A life lived that matters is not of circumstance, but of choice."

    Bob's life matter's.

    My heart is aching for you Tosca and the whole family. We are mourning with you. We love you Tosca.

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  127. Tosca, I am so very sorry to hear about the loss of your husband. My heart goes out to you and your family...I will truly miss Roberts articles in the Oxygen magazine. What an inspiration he has been to me and thousands of others.. May God strengthen you during this difficult time. Prayers being sent your way.. God Bless, Tealya Trosclair

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