Life, Death and the Stuff in between it all
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29-12-2016, 02:44 PM
RE: Life, Death and the Stuff in between it all
(29-12-2016 01:25 PM)Momsurroundedbyboys Wrote:  We were stunned at how pragmatic she was at the end of her life always worrying about how everyone else was doing.

Both hubby and my mom were too. They were ok with it. They embraced it for themselves and only worried about the survivors.

It's a good way to be, and it will help you to know that's how she felt, too.

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29-12-2016, 04:08 PM
RE: Life, Death and the Stuff in between it all
(29-12-2016 02:09 PM)DLJ Wrote:  
(29-12-2016 01:25 PM)Momsurroundedbyboys Wrote:  ...
I'm sorry that I haven't been around much,
...

Totally understandable.

All the while, I kept thinking that she and your husband were fortunate to have someone as strong as you to depend upon.

Glad you're back. Missed ya.

Hug


Well, not totally back just yet, we still have to deal with all the other stuff, especially the house stuff. But I will be around a little more, it feels like one part has ended but new stuff begins.

We're mentally drained so for now I think we're just going rest up a little.


But as if to knock me down, reality came around
And without so much as a mere touch, cut me into little pieces

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29-12-2016, 05:17 PM
RE: Life, Death and the Stuff in between it all
I am very sorry for your loss Sad

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29-12-2016, 06:12 PM
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I know how hard it was for my mom to take care of her ailing mother. It was stressful even for us kids, and my mom was the one doing all the work. I am sorry for your loss, but I understand the feelings of relief as well. Love you, Mom. Hug Thinking of you and the boys and your husband. Heart

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29-12-2016, 07:54 PM
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So sorry for your loss Hug
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29-12-2016, 09:59 PM
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Just came across this thread Moms. I haven't been too terribly active lately either. I read through it this evening, and I have to add that I was listening to a sad song while doing so (in order to keep my man cards), but I had to avoid my family for a few minutes to keep from having to explain the tears in my eyes.

My grandma lost a long battle with schizophrenia that affected the family very hard for a long time. I've seen numerous friends lose their family members to dementia. It's a hard thing. You're analogy is indeed apt and moving. It's one thing I dread in the future, not for myself but for the people that would go through it with me if I go that way.

I'm sorry for your loss, I'm glad that she is at peace.

Love you.

Goddammit, stupid tears.

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30-12-2016, 02:46 AM
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You've given so much of yourself to this place, I only wish we could do the same for you in this hard time. Hug
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03-01-2017, 01:32 AM
RE: Life, Death and the Stuff in between it all
Three days after my mother in law passed, my dog was on his own raft and sailed off.

He was the keeper of all my secrets. He comforted me when I was sad and licked away a million most recent, tears.

Even at the very end he comforted me with doggie kisses.

My heart has completely shattered.

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03-01-2017, 01:56 AM
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I have always found it amazing that dogs show us, by example, how to be better people.

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03-01-2017, 02:56 AM
RE: Life, Death and the Stuff in between it all
(03-01-2017 01:56 AM)RocketSurgeon76 Wrote:  I have always found it amazing that dogs show us, by example, how to be better people.

Sniff each others' butts and bark at strangers?

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(06-02-2014 03:47 PM)Momsurroundedbyboys Wrote:  And I'm giving myself a conclusion again from all the facepalming.
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