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Old 11-18-2007, 03:05 AM   #1051
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Marge, you're going to be fine, because you have to be. His strength is made perfect in our weakness. There is so much about life that I don't understand, that just doesn't make any sense to me. When I think aout the wicked things that people do and how it seems that nothing ever happens to them. It just doesn't seem fair that decent people have to suffer.

I was at a crossroads one time in my life, and I felt so wronged and violated and angry and I didn't know what to do with my feelings, so I had to pray because I didn't know what else to do..

We have to forgive, even if God is the one whom we have to forgive. Forgiveness is powerful. It sets you free. Free to feel, free to love, free to hope, free to go on to do meaningful and significant things with our lives. We become "wounded healers", who have empathy for those who are suffering. There is much good we can do, because even suffering has a purpose.

I wish I lived closer to you so that I could put my arms around you and comfort you and look in your eyes and tell you that you will survive this. But I will pray for you, because prayer knows no distance. And I know that He has already sent The Comforter who will get you through this difficult time.

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Old 11-18-2007, 11:55 AM   #1052
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God bless you, Marge. You and your family are in my thoughts.
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Old 11-18-2007, 01:38 PM   #1053
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Marge, my heart breaks reading through this and I am sooo sorry. My prayers and thoughts are with you.

I will say this and I don't know if it will help at all. But when my mom was sick from cancer, I prayed to God for her healing. And when she finally passed, I was mad at God and asked why he had not healed her. And he spoke to me and said, "You don't see, but I have healed her." God healed her in a way that no doctor on earth could have ever done and knowing that he has her makes me feel comforted even though I still miss her and wish she could be with me. My mom has a new body, free from pain, free from sickness, free from the bondage of our flesh.

Marge, I miss my mom, I know you miss John, but they will always be with you and one day soon, we will see them again!
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Old 11-19-2007, 01:14 AM   #1054
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Marge, many beautiful and eloquent thoughts have been expressed on this site. My heart and spirit are in agreement with all that has been written to you.

It is so good that Caroli will be able to be there for all of you and officiate John's service. What a blessing she has been to your family through all of this. Sandie's school is being so supportive by offering to cater the Celebration of John's Life. I know you are opening your heart to receive the love, prayers, and support of those around you, including your DC family.

I will be with your family in Spirit on the 21st and I will pray for you all this week. I know our Great God, the One Who loves us all, will be there at your side this week. I will pray that you sense His presence.

Marge, please keep us informed as to how you are doing. We care about you. sue
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Old 11-19-2007, 02:23 AM   #1055
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I don't know you, Marge, but my heart is with you and your family. I will be keeping all of you in my thoughts during this difficult time.
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Old 11-19-2007, 06:17 PM   #1056
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(((Marge))) There is nothing harder than losing a child- NOTHING!! My heart and prayers are with you and your family- I wish you all the love and energy possible- Vicki
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Old 11-19-2007, 10:27 PM   #1057
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My prayers and thoughts are with you. I can not imagine what you are going through. I only hope that God gives you the strength that you will need. If there is anything that I can do to help let me know. Big hugs and kisses - Irene
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Old 11-21-2007, 01:03 AM   #1058
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Caroli's plane was 2 hours late leaving Indiana. So she missed her plane. They had to get another plane and call in a Crew. Now instead of arriving here at 11:01 it will be 1:57 Ca. time. 5 AM her time...Poor dear, I hope she rests and sleeps on the plane.

I was with Sandie today. She has a beautiful box to place John's ashes in. She called and asked me if she could use part of the bathrobe I made for him when he was 16! 36 years ago. I had no idea he kept it so long...Bless him.The funny story behind the robe is I was in a hurry to finish the light weight flannel robe( because it was one of his Christmas gifts) and ended putting one of the pockets on upside down...LOL He really thought it was funny!! So we cut the part where the pocket is upside down and cut the hem off...Sandie took it upstairs to their room...wrapped his bag of ashes in it..tied the hem piece around it .."to keep him warm" she said. I love her so much for taking such good care of John and loving him so much. She said today " I just want one more hug..."
Tomorrow at 1 PM is the time my son will be placed in his final resting place..my heart is broken ..again.
Love you all,

someday soon I will send it to Kitchenelf and have her post it..
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Old 11-21-2007, 01:12 AM   #1059
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sending you loads of love, Marge... to all of you.
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Old 11-21-2007, 01:20 AM   #1060
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I have avoiding saying anything on this thread, I've tried not reading it too. I lost my brother November of last year, and I lost a very special sister-in-law in November 2 years ago. Lost my aunt last month. Too many deaths in the family (hence, why I've been avoiding this thread). It's too close to my reality as well.

I know so well how you're feeling right now and I know it's not easy. You're so lucky to have such wonderful people about you. I so love what your DIL did with the bathrobe. If anyone sews in your family, it would be so cool to make a quilt of favorite *clothes* or blankets that John loved. I wish I had this talent, I'd love to do it with Lizzie and Richie's things.

((Big hugs to your and your family))
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