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  1. Linda Eades
    October 27, 2016 @ 11:21 am

    Emma & CW and family. I can’t begin to imagine the pain you must be going through. Just know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Linda


  2. Kathy Hollingshad
    October 27, 2016 @ 2:53 pm

    Love and prayers to all of you!!!


  3. Walaa Mustafa
    October 27, 2016 @ 4:02 pm

    She’s always corrected me whenever I said “my sister-in-law”, she’d say “no, she’s my sister.”
    Rest in paradise, the only sister I ever had. You’ll live through your daughters and I promise to do my best to take care of them and raise them the way you always wanted to, though I’ll never be as good as you were, but I learned a lot from you. I promise to teach them Arabic and lots of Quran. I promise to always be there for both of them. And as you’d always say, I’ll be forever cool auntie lulu.


    • Hope Underwood
      November 2, 2016 @ 12:45 pm

      She loved all of you so very much. I’m thinking of all of you and in a funny way, it feels like I know you. Again, please accept my humble condolences. My heart breaks for Saleh and I think of him most often. I pray that the comfort and love of his family and friends and all of the lives that Nicole touched will surround him and sustain him through these dark and terrible days. <3


  4. Berat Pottinger
    October 27, 2016 @ 4:25 pm

    RIP Dearest Nikki ?
    It must be the most painful thing for a parent to suffer the loss of a child, especially a daughter like Nikki. Thinking of you all at these hard times. Love and parayers always


  5. Betsy Alaimo
    October 27, 2016 @ 4:54 pm

    So sorry Emma to hear of Nikki passing away. I have found memories of her when she was in Brownies, what a little sweet heart 🙂 And what a beautiful, young women she grew up to be.


  6. Rhonda Newton
    October 27, 2016 @ 5:58 pm

    Dear Emma, C.W. and family, My heart is broken for you. Nikki was such a beautiful little girl and I can’t imagine what you’re going through. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Take care. Rhonda and Terry


  7. Haboona Abdullah
    October 27, 2016 @ 10:12 pm

    My sincere condolences to Nicole’s parents, brother, husband, beautiful baby girls, her inlaws and family around the world. You gave us the gift of an amazing soulwho touched so many people. She is missed dearly, but her memories shall live on. Rest in peace beautiful. You shall be loved Always and forever. ?


  8. Estelle
    October 27, 2016 @ 10:40 pm

    Asalamu alaikum wa ramatullahi wa barakatuh Dear family of Nicole,

    your wife, daughter, sister, mother, … this wonderful human being had a very strong impact in my heart and life while I didn’t even know her that much.

    Please know that we are praying for her and for her beloved ones.

    She was loved and will be missed even by almost complete strangers like me.


  9. Ida Cote-Persson
    October 28, 2016 @ 4:41 am

    I’m so sad, I did not know Nicole but I loved reading her blog.
    I am praying that your faith will help you through this very difficult time. I pray that you will find the strength to get you through your grief and sadness.

    In thinking about your loss.
    Here I will quote the poet Ellen Brenneman, “We can’t know why the lily has so brief a time to bloom in the warmth of sunlight’s kiss upon its face before it folds into its fragrance and bids the world good night to rest its beauty in a gentler place. But we can know that nothing that is loved is ever lost and no one who has touched a heart can really pass away because some beauty lingers on in each memory of which they’ve been a part.”


  10. AlQahtani Family
    October 28, 2016 @ 8:58 am

    Dear Nicole’s Family, husband, daughters, relatives and friends,

    Please accept our sincere condolences to you all. Nicole was so respectful,
    kind, and very thoughtful to help others who needed any support. She touched
    so many people’s lives with her creative writings in her blog.

    She will always be remembered forever.

    May God have her rest in peace in paradise, Amen.


  11. Brandy
    October 28, 2016 @ 5:21 pm

    Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi rajioon. (From God we come and to Him we return.)
    I did not know Nicole, but knew many people whose lives she affected with her wonderful spirit. May her family find comfort and may her memory live on through her children.
    From a sister in humanity.


  12. Maria Dulce bobares
    October 28, 2016 @ 6:16 pm

    Rest in peace nicole


  13. Virginia Howell
    October 30, 2016 @ 12:22 pm

    Emma, CW and family
    My heart breaks for you and your family. I can’t imagine the pain you must feel. I hope that your happy memories will get you through the difficult days and months ahead. I am thinking of you of and pray that you will be comforted through this difficult time. Virginia Howell.


  14. Doug Rhoads
    October 31, 2016 @ 7:41 am

    Emma, C.W.,

    I’m just hearing of Nikki’s passing and am at a loss for words. Please know that Gaby and I are thinking of your family and praying for peace and comfort. My memories of Nikki are of a beautiful and mesmerizing little girl that was a never-ending ray of sunshine.

    Our hearts are aching for the both of you and Carl.
    Doug & Gaby Rhoads

    For each thorn, there’s a rosebud…
    For each twilight — a dawn…
    For each trial — the strength to carry on,
    For each storm cloud — a rainbow…
    For each shadow — the sun…
    For each parting — sweet memories when sorrow is done.
    …. Ralph Waldo Emerson


  15. Hope Underwood
    November 2, 2016 @ 12:41 pm

    I cannot fully express the depth of my sorrow. Nicole was an amazing human being and she shared so much with us. I wish I could tell you this in person. Every time I think of Saleh with those two babies, I start to cry. I just ache for him, and not just him but everyone who had been infected by her joy and her wit. I’m sorry that I didn’t know how ill she was. I knew that she was in terrible pain and I said prayer for her recovery. My sincerest condolences to her family and friends and please, please know that so many people share your grief. There are so many lives, all over the world that Nicole touched and engaged. Thank you Nicole, we’ll talk to you later. <3


  16. Rochelle
    November 3, 2016 @ 9:45 am

    I did not know Nicole personally but have enjoyed her blog for years. Her warmth, intelligence, and humor shone through, as did her deep love for her family. Her passing is a great loss. While I am a stranger to you, please know that your family is in my prayers.


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