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Old 04-02-2012, 07:10 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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My heart goes out to you. We'll be here waiting for you when you feel up to it.
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Old 04-02-2012, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I feel honored that you have shared part of your journey with us -you're a strong lady - I wish you the best.
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Old 04-02-2012, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Prescott AZ
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There are no words. My girlfriend from high school just lost her husband last Friday. I am sorry for your loss and hope life will get better for you with each passing day. Please take comfort in our being here for you.
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Old 04-02-2012, 09:22 AM
 
Location: not where you are
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My condolences to you and your family.

My neighbor's wife passed away this weekend she was a very sweet woman, who always invited me into their home for the holidays if she thought I was going to be alone.

Hoping you get some comfort from knowing people on here are thinking of you. So very sorry for your loss.
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Old 04-02-2012, 10:21 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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I am really glad you posted about your husband's passing. Many of us have gotten to know you and the circumstances you and your husband have been dealing with in re: to his health issues.

I know this has to be a very difficult time, but know many of us have you in our hearts. Do let us hear from you when you are up to it. (((hugs)))
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Old 04-02-2012, 10:30 AM
 
Location: delaware
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my husband died ten years ago. we had been married 36 years but had known each other since childhood- over 40 years. you're correct in saying that although his death may have been anticipated the reality is something different
you sound as if you are a strong person. take your time, lean on your friends and family as needed but spend some alone time as well. as i'm certain you realize becoming a single person, after a marriage, is a process and a journey of discovery.
i wish you comfort and healing.

catsy girl
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Old 04-02-2012, 05:31 PM
 
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I'm so sorry for your loss.
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Old 04-02-2012, 05:43 PM
 
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I'm so sorry for your loss and even sorrier for what you and your husband have gone through the past six years.
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Old 04-02-2012, 06:00 PM
 
Location: California Mountains
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May you be able to find peace in these difficult days.
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Old 04-03-2012, 09:05 PM
 
Location: Olympia, WA
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Thank you all for the warm thoughts. You are a great bunch of people and I consider you all my "other family." Your replies have comforted me more than you will ever know.

When I went to the funeral home yesterday to make the final arrangements, the funeral director called the Veterans Administration in Quantico, VA to see if my husband would qualify to be buried in a VA national cemetery. He was. All the arrangements were made by the funeral director who was wonderful, a genuinely tender-hearted and kind man.

Today I picked up my husband's remains (his wishes to be cremated) along with the US flag. He will be buried at the Veterans Military Cemetery, this Friday, with full military honors. I think it will be a wonderful tribute and honor for him, and it is the last gift of love that I can do for him.

Chattanooga is 80 miles from our house, so I can visit often. I just wanted to share the military service with you all. It will be a great honor for a great man.
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