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Old 06-07-2015, 11:14 AM
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Haennie - I took care of my mother for her last days and I can relate to the fear, anxiety and sadness you are going through. For me, it seemed so incredible that this woman who had been so strong and acted as both parents to me was dying before my eyes. It was surreal. I entreated God to spare her, but to no avail. It was her time. There were days when she didn't recognize anyone, even me. I know it was the illness and/or meds she was on, but it was very disturbing nonetheless. I somehow found the inner strength to get through her illness and subsequent death. I hope you find that as well. I had to really dig into my spiritual "toolbox" as it were. If you find solace in going to church, go for it! Hang in there GF. I know it is hard.
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Old 06-07-2015, 11:16 AM
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Gosh I just see all the posts since I opened this window... will read now and I will also respond when I can, later.
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Old 06-07-2015, 11:35 AM
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Old 06-07-2015, 12:18 PM
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My thoughts are with you Haennie!!
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Old 06-07-2015, 12:43 PM
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Thinking of you as you go through this very difficult time. Look after yourself.
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Old 06-07-2015, 01:17 PM
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Haennie, my very best and supportive thoughts to you.

((Hold on.))
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Old 06-07-2015, 01:36 PM
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Originally Posted by haennie View Post
Gosh I just see all the posts since I opened this window... will read now and I will also respond when I can, later.

Geez ! So very sorry to read this about your dad. I too join the other SR friends in hoping all things will take the right fork in the road. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your dad.

It is a gift that you can be with him at this time!

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Old 06-07-2015, 02:44 PM
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Dear Haennie,

Your update is appreciated, even as it underscores the ambiguities permeating your world right now. As I read your posts, it struck me that you must be operating on very little sleep right now. Long flight, followed by the hospital. Situations like yours are exhausting; try to get as much rest as you can. Stay close, post when you're able.

I agree with EndGame's observation that anything you write here is in the "best of" league. By unhappy coincidence, I wrote a week ago today about burying my father's ashes. Yours was a caring, supportive response about the difficulties involved when we confront our fathers' mortality. I continue to appreciate it so much. Thank you, Haennie.

My hope for you is that whatever the coming days bring, you can find comfort in knowing how deeply loved you are by your dad. He summoned something very touching -- "beautiful hair."

Beautiful words, beautiful daughter.

Peace be with you, friend.
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Old 06-07-2015, 03:02 PM
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I'm sending you much love and some gentle hugs, haennie.
You and your father are in my thoughts and prayers and I will light a candle for you both.

I have a Jewish friend who speaks a blessing of peace over me and my home whenever he's in town for a visit and it is incredibly comforting. So I will pay it forward and pray a blessing of peace for you, especially at this emotionally ragged and physically draining time.
Take care of yourself as best you can and we look forward to any updates you want to share.
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Old 06-07-2015, 03:06 PM
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Haennie, I'm glad you checked in today and I hope you have time to get some rest.
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Old 06-07-2015, 03:13 PM
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When my mother had her stroke it was one of the scariest moments of my life, and at times I never thought I could cope.

I pray that you find the strength to get through this, and that you and your family find all the happiness, joy,health and contentment that you want.
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Old 06-07-2015, 03:16 PM
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best thoughts out for you.

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Old 06-07-2015, 03:31 PM
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We're with you Haennie - prayers will continue.
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Old 06-07-2015, 03:51 PM
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Prayers for you and your father, Haennie
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Old 06-07-2015, 03:52 PM
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Old 06-07-2015, 03:56 PM
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Sending you all my good thoughts, Haennie.
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Old 06-07-2015, 07:53 PM
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Haennie, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your dad.
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Old 06-07-2015, 09:13 PM
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Old 06-07-2015, 10:53 PM
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Sending positive thoughts your father's way. I'm sorry you're going through this H, I've been in your shoes, so I now it's tough going.
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Old 06-08-2015, 02:47 PM
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Oh, dear Haennie, I've only just now seen this thread about your father. I'm so sorry to hear what's happened, and for the heavy travails you've been going through and which will likely continue for a while.

For all the pain of it, compounded by the sudden rushed travelling halfway across the world, I feel it's quite wonderful that you're able to be there with him - despite the effects of a severe stroke, it says a great deal that he clearly gets great comfort for having you there with him.

Thinking of you, dear, along with all your other SR mates.
Much love,
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