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Old 11-07-2008, 06:33 AM   #661
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I think of you often, Katie, and wonder how you are doing. It will be hard during the upcoming holidays. Do you have plans for the holidays? Can you do something special away from home, stay with family or friends?
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Old 11-07-2008, 08:52 AM   #662
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I don't know, Beth. I'm afraid to think of the holidays, especially since December 18th will be the 6-month anniversary of Buck's death AND our wedding anniversary.

No one in the family has mentioned either Thanksgiving or Christmas, so not sure what will happen. I try not to think about it.
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Old 11-07-2008, 09:22 AM   #663
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{{{{{{Katie}}}}}}, could be that they are dreading it too and don't know how to bring it up. Maybe you can call them and mention it. You know, Buck would want you to celebrate the holidays and be with your loving family. I know, easy for me to say. Just know, that I am thinking of you and I wish you a magical season and beautiful memories.
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Old 11-07-2008, 09:29 AM   #664
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Katie, the first Thanksgiving after my dad had died in September, we were all wondering just how the day would go - not knowing whether to celebrate as usual, or what. All of us (7 kids with spouses and grandkids) went to Mom's for the day taking and making all the food. We could feel the spirit of dad in all that we did, but it was so good for mom. She had a couple of weepy spells but told us how much it meant for us to be there and bolster her through what could have been a hard time. Your kids may feel the way we did and just aren't sure. Family situations can be a bit sticky as you probably know. I hope you do have a wonderful holiday and remembering their dad will be good for all of you.
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Old 11-07-2008, 11:08 AM   #665
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Holidays are tough, Katie. My mother died the day before Thanksgiving and my father-in-law died two days before. One thing that helps me to get through times like that is to throw myself into doing something to help someone else. If you don't end up getting together with the kids, you might think about volunteering someplace where they're serving free Thanksgiving dinners to the poor.
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Old 11-07-2008, 01:46 PM   #666
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Hi Katie... I kinda know what you are going through. Holidays stink now that I don't have my parents to share them with.

Anyhow Katie... please know that I think about you often and hold you close to my heart with thougths and prayers.
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Old 11-07-2008, 02:14 PM   #667
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Katie, I just googled the words: Just For Today, and this is what popped up:

Just For Today Prayer

Some of them touched me and I thought of your bad moments.
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Old 11-07-2008, 02:19 PM   #668
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Thanks, quicksilver. I'm going to print it out and post it near my desk.
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Old 11-22-2008, 02:42 PM   #670
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Katie,you will get through it all. It will be hard I know.
Life goes on.....
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