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Old 12-15-2009, 11:45 PM   #21
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Dear Beth,
My heartfelt prayers and good wishes for you and Rich. I'm so happy he has something to keep himself going on a daily basis and you to keep watch over him. It's also good to see Rich has a sense of humor and you do to, it is so important.
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Old 12-16-2009, 02:14 AM   #22
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Beth, I've been here a short time and posted just a little, but I still can let you know I am so sorry for this huge bump in life's road for the two of you. You and Rich must be two of the strongest people I have "met" through internet postings; I admire your strength. Know you both are in my prayers as you tackle this together.

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Old 12-18-2009, 09:37 PM   #23
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Oh Beth, I am glad that you are able to enjoy the time together like this rather than Rich being hospitalized. I also knew someone who had cancer twice, and the second time after trying everything possible, decided to just enjoy her time left and do what she could with the people she loved. She passed feeling she was ready for the next stage of her being, and in peace. I find it admirable to make such a decision, admirable that you are doing whatever you can for him, and he for you to make your life comfortable. Just be together Beth... you are both blessed to have each other!
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Old 12-29-2009, 07:47 AM   #24
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Good morning Miss Beth! Just wanted to check in and say Hi!!!

Thinking of y'all!!!
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Old 12-29-2009, 10:29 AM   #25
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Dear Beth: I cannot believe I am just seeing this thread now.

I am so very sad to hear of Rich's illness. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. I will be sending you cyber hugs on a regular basis, and if there is anything I can do for you in real time, please ask.

You two are doing what I would do in these circumstances... trying to live as normal a life as possible, and just love and take care of each other.

Who knows, maybe G-d will work a miracle!
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Old 12-29-2009, 10:57 AM   #26
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Hi Beth,
just a quick note to say I'm thinking of you both. Prayer each and every day for the two of you.
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Old 12-29-2009, 11:34 AM   #27
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Uncle Bob, thanks for bringing this forward again.

Beth, You and Rich were on my mind often during the holiday season. I hope you were able to have some celebration together.

And as Kades said, you are both in my daily prayers.

Please let us know if there is anything your DC family can do for you two.

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Old 12-31-2009, 06:17 PM   #28
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just checking in briefly...we both have very bad colds...and we will be zzzzzzzzzzzing shortly

thank you so much for the positive thoughts, prayers, warm fuzzies, hugs and well wishes.....it's all we have at this point..

here are some photos from my favorite Christmas tradition at a friends farm house...and one photo at dh's mom's house with the whole gang..
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Feel better soon Beth and Rich. I'd send you some of my turkey soup but I think I've used it all up!
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Lovely pictures. Thanks for sharing. Hope you feel better soon.

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