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Old 09-20-2008, 03:08 PM   #631
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Thinking about you both today, Katie, BIG HUGS!!

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Old 09-20-2008, 04:02 PM   #632
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{{{}}} me too! Did you get everything cleaned up? With help, I hope.

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Old 09-20-2008, 06:36 PM   #633
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Wow. I just finished reading all 16 pages, and had to wipe my eyes a number of times along the way.

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. I'm also amazed at the commitment of the group of people here towards friends. Having a support group is important, and I believe the more the merrier, even if it is an e-support group.

May God continue to bless you and your family.
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Old 09-20-2008, 09:44 PM   #634
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Thanks, Stacey, quicksilver and BigDog. Thursday was three months since Buck died and it's still fresh to me.

There are days when I'm exhausted from having to be two people. Our experience with Hurricane Ike was more than exhausting.

I'm a like an alcoholic...one day at a time. Sometimes it's one hour at a time. Folks keep telling me I'm strong. I want to believe that, but I feel as weak as a kitten so much of the time. I miss being part of a team.

Thanks everyone.
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This is real inspiration. Look what Julia became!
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Old 09-20-2008, 11:03 PM   #635
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Hi Katie, I don't chime in here so much, I'm just so crazy busy lately. But I want you to know that you continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. Hope that you got some help with the aftermath of the wind storm. We got socked here as well. 90% of the area lost power - we were in the dark for 5 days. No ice, gas, etc.
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Old 09-20-2008, 11:47 PM   #636
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My Dear Katie,
I was thinking about you last night..wondering how your are etc.
I know how you are feeling..some days are better than others and then out of no where the tears flow. I had a complete breakdown about midnight. It was the song "Only You" by the Platters that started the tears.. I was going to dedicate that to Paul at my class reunion last year.It was one of the songs I had played at his service.

My thoughts and prayers are heading your direction..Love ya,
and the new pup..Buddy (Yorkie)
May I always be the person my dog thinks I am.

Walk towards the Sunshine and the Shadows will fall behind you!
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Old 09-21-2008, 09:42 AM   #637
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Strong or not, Katie, you're you. And it took the both whole of you to make the we. Not parts of you both. Life changes, and it sucks. But you, as a whole, are as many hats with or without Buck.

I'm glad for your good days, and know we're here for the bad ones as well. I know it's not the same, but maybe enough of a distraction to get you over the hump.
And always many many free {{{{{}}}}s as you need.............
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Old 09-21-2008, 09:59 AM   #638
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When the times are bad and you don't feel strong - remember you have all our combined strength behind you, helping you, praying for you and being there for you. I am also reminded of the Footseps poem Footprints in the Sand - 3 versions, 3 authors, 1 of the most inspirational poem ever written (wowzone.com) An amazing poem in search of its author - WOW Stories & Poetry has three versions.

God is there with you.
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Old 09-24-2008, 12:10 AM   #639
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Dear Katie, I think I was away from DC for more than 3 months. I only just got through reading about Buck. I'm deeply sorry for your suffering and tremendous loss. Sending as much positive thoughts as possible your way.

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Old 10-12-2008, 10:02 PM   #640
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No One Can Know

No one can know just what you've lost;
No one can understand the cost;
But when you feel your energy drain,
Please count on us to help ease your pain.

Let us help you cope with grief;
We hope with time you'll feel relief.
We can't replace the one who's gone,
But let our concern help you carry on.

Prayers are still constantly with you, and I pray you feel his touch when you least expect it and it brings a smile to your heart!

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