Goodbye For Now

Hi everyone,

I’m back from Italy, a trip that was lovely but that I wandered through with a heavy heart. I’m devastated that Spencer is sick. Christina has been an incredible friend to me since we met when I moved to Calgary. When she met Spencer, I was lucky to gain another incredible friend.

I’ve had the privilege to watch Christina and Spencer together many times – whether it’s been during our dinners at OJ’s or over sushi, watching Oscars at their condo or relaxing at my family’s cabin – and I know that their relationship will be such a force in fighting his illness. Individually, they are both strong, awesome people; together, they are an unstoppable team.

As for the Toque Girls blog, Christina and I have always said that we’re in this together. We’re both in or we’re both out. I fully support Christina’s choice to stop writing and, so, this will be my last blog post. We’ve had such a great time with you for nearly three years, but it’s time to move on. This summer, I want to spend time with Christina and Spencer, my family and my friends. I can think of nothing more important.

So, to our readers, thank you for your support the last three years, for encouraging us along the way, for the many kind comments you left on Christina’s post last week. You have moved us.

To Spencer, thank you for your friendship, not to mention your support of our blog since Day 1. You’ve been our one and only Toque Guy. To Christina, I couldn’t ask for a better friend or co-blogger. Thank you for being you.

We’ll tackle the next chapter together.


10 thoughts on “Goodbye For Now

  1. Michelle and Chris, you have been a wonderful start to my day over the past few years. Have loved reading about your joys and am now saddened to learn of your sorrows. I am sure I won’t be alone in sending love and prayers.
    God Bless.

  2. Michelle and Christina–your blog has made me smile, provided great recipes, and made me feel more connected to our city and the world at large. Thank you for all you’ve shared, including this last sad news about Spencer. Hugs and good wishes to you both and Spencer.

  3. the very best to you Christina; I have known Michelle since she was born and I believe that you must be an incredible person like her. Prayers and positive thoughts are going your way. Trust in your beliefs and may you feel God with you all the way. Marie-Anna Lafrance{ Michelle’s aunt]

  4. Your blog has touched so many people, including me. The recommendations were bang on, and I was always guaranteed a smile whenever I read your posts. Wishing you both the best. Should you come back to this space, all your fans will be eager to embrace you once again.

  5. Thank you, Michelle and Christina, for sharing your sparkly personalities, personal lives, wisdom and information with us, all done with great style and sense of humor. Your blog has been a bright spot in our days. What incredible people, citizens of the world and writers you are! Big hugs and love to The Toque Girls and the Toque Guy.

  6. Michelle and Christina, thank you for sharing your lives with us these past three years. I thoroughly enjoyed reading all your wonderful posts. I am so sorry for what happened but know that everything will work out. Wishing you both the best.

  7. I wish you all the best in hope and healing. I honestly feel like you both have become such a part of my life, and will have to dig hard to find a a blog that comes close to yours. I hope there will be a reunion blog to announce that Spencer has overcome the odds and you are off on an adventure! Til then, you will be missed.

  8. The Toque Girls is my favourite blog. I shall miss reading your posts, especially Fridays. Wishing you all the best.

  9. WOW! i was thinking of you gals today for some reason… now i Know why you were on my heart, however not the best news for me to come across. Sending prayers, love and light. stay in touch hugs- trena laine makeup artist