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Old 03-03-2012, 01:44 AM   #121
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LP mate its time to live now.

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Old 03-03-2012, 01:44 AM   #122
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Laurie, I was so sad to read of the passing of your dad. It is never easy to lose a loved one and I know you were really close to your dad. Be thankful for the time you had together and keep the good times close in your heart. I lost my dad suddenly in January, we had not been very close in many years and I am finding it difficult to come to terms with his death. I hope that the good relationship you shared with your dad will make it easier for you to understand and to grieve.
You should be proud of the wonderful job you did of caring for your father, he was a lucky man with 2 good daughters.

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Old 03-03-2012, 02:01 AM   #123
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You and your family are in my thougthts and prayers. XOXOXOXOXOX
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Old 03-03-2012, 05:23 AM   #124
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LP -- My deepest sympathy to you and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers today.
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Old 03-03-2012, 06:07 AM   #125
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Old 03-03-2012, 11:41 AM   #126
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Laurie- I don't know what to say that hasn't been already said. Take comfort that a lot of people on DC care for and are thinking of you at this time.
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Old 03-03-2012, 03:37 PM   #127
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Laurie, I'm so sorry to hear your dad passed away. I know how much you loved him. I'm glad you are at peace with the difficult decisions you had to make. May God continue to bring you and your family the comfort of His love and compassion as you move forward. Love and Hugs to you!
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Old 03-03-2012, 03:49 PM   #128
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I have always read your posts, more often then not mentioning the time you have spent with your father. I am very sorry to hear of his passing.
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Old 03-05-2012, 09:11 AM   #129
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Laurie, I've been away a bit and I'm sorry I missed this post. Sending you love and hugs my friend. May the road rise to meet you, may the wind be always at your back, and may God hold you in the palm of His hand.
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Old 03-05-2012, 09:34 AM   #130
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Laurie, others have said what I've thought and wanted to say so all I'll tell you is now you can feel the weight lifting and cherish all the good memories. There will be many unexpected triggers that will bring your father back and they will wash you in comfort.

My daddy died in 1973 and, even now, every time I see an historical marker at a state or national park, I smile and feel him nearby. He loved our country and took every opportunity to make sure we children appreciated it. In time, these markers became known as "hysterical" markers because of his enthusiasm.

See, I'll bet you're smiling, too, because there will be similar occasions when your father will be there.

Take care of yourself.

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This is real inspiration. Look what Julia became!
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