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Old 03-26-2017, 09:39 PM
 
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And this is something that the mere thought of terrified me as a child.

She was supposed to be discharged from the Rehab facility she had been in for a week and a half following a week & a half in the hospital & ICU.

My dad went to go bring her home … And found the ambulance, FD & PD rushing around by her room. And she was gone.

My beautiful mother is gone.

I was a difficult to love child, the schools told her I was “retarded” & she refused to accept it. She demanded I be retested with a different test & when they noted that I was reading at the level of of a HS graduate (in the 2nd grade) they said “Well; she’s not retarded but there is something wrong with her!”

Later as an adult, at her insistence, I was tested & found to be ASD.

She told me everyday that I was brilliant but never told me I was pretty.

Truth is; I actually was pretty but not brilliant. Years later she told me her goal was to raise a girl into an independent woman & that would be achieved if I had more confidence in my brain than in my looks. She said “People used to tell me what a beautiful little girl I had all the time; I didn’t want you to get a fat head & think you didn’t have to work for anything.”

When she started Kindergarten in the Denver public schools, she didn’t even speak English. But she graduated at the age of 16 & went on to become a Biochemist (PhD), Registered Dietician & Professor. Fluent in 3 languages.

She’s a tough act to follow. I miss my mom.
I am so sorry for your loss.
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Old 03-26-2017, 10:01 PM
 
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You have my condolences. Losing a parent is very difficult.
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Old 03-26-2017, 10:04 PM
 
Location: Sonoran Desert, AZ
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Coschristi - My condolences on the loss of your mother. Your father is going to need to count on your strength for a while, maybe longer. God bless.
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Old 03-27-2017, 01:11 AM
 
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You were so lucky to have a mother who fought for you.
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Old 03-27-2017, 02:26 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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So very sorry for your sudden loss (((CosChristi))).
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Old 03-27-2017, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Long Island
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Sorry for your loss. Even though I see her all the time and get annoyed at times, as she ages, I too realize how she has always been selfless when it comes to those she loves. I can only try to remember that every time I do see her.
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Old 03-27-2017, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Chicago area
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I'm sorry to hear this dear one. Condolences and cyber hugs.
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Old 03-27-2017, 10:34 AM
 
Location: North State (California)
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I am so sorry for your loss. But "Love is eternal."
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Old 03-27-2017, 11:27 AM
 
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I am so very sorry for the loss of your wonderful, strong and very special mother.

Those of us who had loving mothers and dads who always had our best interests at heart know what a devastating loss it is. I, too, was numb for several months.

But then you have the realization that you are so incredibly lucky to have had a parent like this to love and raise you. Growing up I thought all mothers were as giving as mine but now I know differently. The warm memories will start to replace some of the pain.

Thinking of you and your family.
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Old 03-27-2017, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry NC/Randolph NJ/Cape Coral FL
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Sorry for your loss
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