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Old 01-15-2008, 07:24 AM   #11
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My prayers are with you.

It is a difficult time. One thing I've learned to do is to listen to your friend. If conversation becomes awkward, ask "Is there anything I can do for you?" or "Is there anything I can say for you?"

Or merely hold his hand. You will be blessed for it.

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Old 01-15-2008, 08:51 AM   #12
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{{{{Aww Katie, I'm so sorry!!}}}}}
When you get to see him, just hug him, hold his hand and talk about things you used to do together. Try not to think in the moment, get him remembering the good times you all had together. Be teasing, funny, make him laugh. Make it like any other day for him. When you say goodbye, tell him how much he has meant to you and that you love him. He will go knowing that he made a difference to someone and that will be comforting to him. Hugs to you and your {{{family}}}

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Old 01-15-2008, 08:56 AM   #13
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I am saddened by what you are going through. This is one of the sad parts of getting older. People you have known all your life are now dieing.

Bob will be happy to relive some happy times with you when you see him. Let him know you love him.

Our thoughts are with you and your brother.
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Old 01-15-2008, 09:36 AM   #14
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oh Katie, how terribly sad this is. I hope you are able to share a few laughs and memories with your friend Bob. My thoughts are with you today.
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Old 01-15-2008, 09:42 AM   #15
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Oh Katie, I'm so sorry. I will be sending prayers and strength to you. He will cherish your visit just as you do.

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Old 01-15-2008, 10:13 AM   #16
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Katie, there are just no words to help here. I'm so sorry my friend. Biggest hug in the world coming your way.
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Old 01-15-2008, 02:33 PM   #17
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I can only echo what everyone else has said. I'm so sorry. I'm thinking and praying for all of you.
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Old 01-15-2008, 02:51 PM   #18
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I'm so sorry to hear what you are going through. Just try to focus on all the good memories you have shared, and cherish the final ones. My thoughts are with you on this difficult day.
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Old 01-15-2008, 02:58 PM   #19
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Katie; I too echo all the caring words which have been said.
When you go with your brother to see Bob, and are sharing love, laughter and tears together, try, even though your heart is so sad, to convey to him that you freely let him go. It is a really important thing to do when someone is drawing close to the end of their life here and is on the thresh hold of another. Cherish those memories of the special love you all shared. What a very special gift that was and it will not be ended with his passing.
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Old 01-15-2008, 03:49 PM   #20
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Dear Katie E:

It's so hard to say goodbye. I'll be thinking of you all week. I've had some heart-wrenching experiences of a similar kind.

Try to remember that love never dies. and you'll see.... even tho your dear friend may leave the earth, he will never be very far from you.


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