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Old 03-02-2012, 02:36 PM   #111
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Hi LP, Sorry to hear about your dad. You have to remember to take care of yourself too. It's easy to get caught up in running back and forth and everything that goes with it. I pray that your dad continues to rest easy and for you and your family.

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Old 03-02-2012, 04:59 PM   #112
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My Dad passed away very peacefully at about 1 am (PST) this morning. I too am very much at peace. While I wasn't there, I suspected and said my goodbyes before I left him last night. Now there are the details to attend to but I feel strong. This is not to say I am not grieving - I just know he is no longer in pain and I did what I could to help him.

Thanks everyone for your prayers, thoughts, support, encouragement, hugs, love. I still need it all.
You still have it all. I'm glad you feel at peace and I hope your sister finds peace too.

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Old 03-02-2012, 05:04 PM   #113
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This has been such a difficult journey for you and for your dad, Laurie. So glad you both have finally found peace. My deepest sympathies.
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Old 03-02-2012, 05:13 PM   #114
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You still have it all. I'm glad you feel at peace and I hope your sister finds peace too.
PAG said it well for what I am sure is many of us.
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Old 03-02-2012, 05:21 PM   #115
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You still have it all. I'm glad you feel at peace and I hope your sister finds peace too.
Thank you all so much for your kind words and love.

PAG, my sister is very much at peace. We have had two good long talks and are on the same page on everything.
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Old 03-02-2012, 05:34 PM   #116
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I am sorry for your loss laurie. My thoughts & prayers are with you & your sister. God's peace to you both.
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Old 03-02-2012, 05:39 PM   #117
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{{{{{Laurie}}}}} I am so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Tony, and your sister.
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Old 03-02-2012, 07:42 PM   #118
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be at peace, my friend. you gave your dad all you had to give. i am sure that made his passing easier for him. job well done, dear heart.
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Old 03-02-2012, 09:19 PM   #119
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Bless you, Laurie! I am so sorry for your loss and relieved for your Dad's Peace and Reward. Love you!
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Old 03-03-2012, 02:35 AM   #120
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Do not stand at my grave and weep;
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow;
I am diamond glints of snow;
I am the sunlight on ripened grain;
I am the gentle autumn's rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush;
I am the swift uplifting rush
of quiet birds encircled flight
I am the soft star that shines at night
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there, I did not die.

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Laurie, I'm sorry for you loss and, be sure, I know how you feel..
It will hurt for the rest of your life, and there will be days where it's better and there are days, when it is really bad.
And there will be this moments, when it strucks you out of the sudden, like it does now with me - the moments when you think you get along with that and something happens that makes you miss him like hell.

Life will never be the same without his love, his words, his humor... but it is still there, it's inside you and noone can take this away from you, it's his treasure he gave to you.

LiGruess cara ~~~ Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, wine in the other, totally worn out and screaming "WOO HOO what a ride!"
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