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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 02:57 PM
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A dear friend is watching a loved one die today
Her family canceled their Thanksgiving plans and are at the bedside. She's sending me texts to keep me updated. Hospice just came by and said it would only be a few more hours.

Makes me stop and be even more thankful for the blessings I have.

Have a wonderful holiday and be thankful for your own blessings.
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RKP5637 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 03:01 PM
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1. That's very sad to hear that everyone is going through this. Yes,
quite true, many of us are blessed each day in many ways and sometimes forget how lucky we might be.

Try to somehow have a good holiday.
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 03:03 PM
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2. I'm sorry for your friend...
we should all be so very grateful for each day we have our loved ones with us.
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Earth_First Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 03:03 PM
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3. My thoughts are with you and their family...
It's tough.

However, if I can offer any words of support it's that your friend and her family are so fortunate to have been touched by the services of Hospice.

:grouphug:
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 03:07 PM
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5. She says Hospice has been just wonderful
Grateful they are there to provide support.
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 03:05 PM
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4. I am so sorry. There is no good time to leave. Holidays just seem
worse. Love and light to them all.
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The Genealogist Donating Member (495 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 04:27 PM
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6. That is such a gut-wrenching situation
I've been through it, not at Thanksgiving, but watching my father die while holding vigil with the family. It is gut wrenching, painful, exhausting. My sympathies to this family.
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pnwmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 10:02 PM
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7. I know what you mean. My friend's husband just had a stroke
and it's touch and go.

Death and life, always intertwined, but so much of the time we manage to forget . . . .
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