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Old 11-10-2013, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Newport Beach, California
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Thank you.

I always enjoyed reading your posts. All your posts have shown Gentle Strength.

Please take care.

Lily
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Old 11-10-2013, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Southwest Desert
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Thank you.

I always enjoyed reading your posts. All your posts have shown Gentle Strength.

Please take care.

Lily
Thanks! I keep trying...The start of the holiday season "hit me" a lot "harder" than I expected this year...I know I have to go through the "face reality" stage. And it's "hit me" like a ton of bricks!...I am literally the last person left in my family. (Except for a cousin in a far-off state who started writing to me after my dad died.).. Thank goodness for my cousin! She deserves a medal for "befriending me" and wanting to be family with me!...Anyway, thanks (again) for the kind words! Please keep posting...I "drew comfort" from your earlier post and all you've learned during your grief process. Thanks!

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Old 11-11-2013, 01:20 AM
 
Location: 900 miles from my home in 80814
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Marcy...Great that you treated yourself to crab legs on your birthday last year, and try to spoil yourself a little more often now. What will you do "for yourself" on your birthday this year?...Normally, I buy store brand cheese. But, I got an urge to treat myself to some rich, high-end smoked Gouda cheese. YUM!...My friend and her husband get all excited when I bring them "goodies." They're cute and start "munchin' away." (Right away.) Like kids would do!...And their excitement and pleasure is contagious! ...My "guys" used to be this way too! (Even my dad!)
I haven't thought about my birthday this year. Last year my son was still living here (if I recall, he had Taco Bell , this year he's in his apartment. I'm guessing he'll want to come over to share dinner with me, but I don't know. Since he's been out of the house, I don't make dinners for two like I did, and I've been able to eat a lot of the things he wouldn't, so I'm not really craving anything. Well, I'm craving Bob's fabulous crab-stuffed shrimp, but, sadly, that won't happen. I'll have to think of something to do to treat myself....
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Old 04-17-2014, 11:39 PM
 
Location: Southwest Desert
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I hope everyone has a happy Easter. Or at least, an "okay" Easter...I had a crying-spell this week but I'm a little more upbeat now...Do you have any plans for the weekend? I'm going to spend Easter with local friends.
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Old 04-18-2014, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Seattle some of the time now.
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I hope everyone has a happy Easter. Or at least, an "okay" Easter...I had a crying-spell this week but I'm a little more upbeat now...Do you have any plans for the weekend? I'm going to spend Easter with local friends.
I plan to spend Easter weekend, tonight thru Sunday, with my grandson, who is the son of my deceased son. I am so happy to have him in my life. As I grieve every day for my son, I also thank the Lord & my son for giving us my grandson.

When his mother & new husband moved to Seattle, I moved as well. So did his mother's parents who I've known since the mom was 14 yrs old. Additionally, I've been getting to know my two cousins all over again. They moved here in 1966 when they were young. So even though life is different now, at least I have my grandson & family nearby.

Happy Easter to all. I try to remember that God has a plan. We are not always privvy to that plan, but if we trust in Him, it will be revealed to us at some time. I know my son is safe with God & watching over us. God Bless you all.
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Old 04-18-2014, 05:28 PM
 
Location: 500 miles from home
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Not looking forward to it. I'm in a town far away from family; my son is 8 hours away in Chicago and my father just died.

I never have liked holidays here much and now both my Dad and son are gone.

A friend did invite me over for Sunday so I'll try to plaster a smile on my face.

Best to everyone.
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Old 04-20-2014, 10:07 AM
 
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Smile Holidays or Special Days That are Hard

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I hope everyone has a happy Easter. Or at least, an "okay" Easter...I had a crying-spell this week but I'm a little more upbeat now...Do you have any plans for the weekend? I'm going to spend Easter with local friends.
Happy Easter CA!

Thanks for your notes. I hope you got something back from me this week as a message.

Wow, what a difference one year can make. It's okay to have days when you cry. Easter has profound meaning to many who have lost loved ones.

Think of where you were a year ago. You've helped support many people, including me. Perhaps you've given too much of yourself and not received all you needed in return.

I hope you do something nice for yourself today. There is a lot of natural beauty in the world along with some kind people. I hope you find peace and what your soul needs today

Sending a huge hug over the miles.....

MSR
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Old 04-20-2014, 10:13 AM
 
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I haven't thought about my birthday this year. Last year my son was still living here (if I recall, he had Taco Bell , this year he's in his apartment. I'm guessing he'll want to come over to share dinner with me, but I don't know. Since he's been out of the house, I don't make dinners for two like I did, and I've been able to eat a lot of the things he wouldn't, so I'm not really craving anything. Well, I'm craving Bob's fabulous crab-stuffed shrimp, but, sadly, that won't happen. I'll have to think of something to do to treat myself....
Marcy,

I like your style. Um, Bob's shrimp sound great! Perhaps your son will someday want to make them for you Happy Easter!

MSR
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Old 04-20-2014, 10:36 AM
 
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Smile So Sorry to Hear about Your Father :(

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Not looking forward to it. I'm in a town far away from family; my son is 8 hours away in Chicago and my father just died.

I never have liked holidays here much and now both my Dad and son are gone.

A friend did invite me over for Sunday so I'll try to plaster a smile on my face.



Best to everyone.
Ringo1,

I'm sorry you lost your father. Holidays sure can be harder when we've recently lost someone close to us.

Those who invited you over today most likely know of your father's passing. From what you wrote, it doesn't sound like they expect you to have a smile plastered on your face. They just sound like people who care about others. Be yourself today, whatever that means to you.

I think you'll feel better just being with others and perhaps telling a bit more about how you REALLY are vs. pretending to be something you aren't right now.

I hope you can share some good mmemories and enjoy something about today.

Happy Easter

MSR
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Old 04-20-2014, 10:40 AM
 
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Happy Easter to all of my friends here. I hope today brings something you need to your life

MSR
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