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Sadness Long Awaited

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Sadness long awaited still comes hard.

Hospice is a wonderful solution. Such loving care these talented individuals give. But we all know what it means. Our friend has reached her last days. News came late last night that my dear "Virginia Sister" can no longer manage the pain of her brain cancer. She is in hospice at home surrounded by her family. I am so grateful, so sad, so worn out from dreams and tears all night long.

All in all, I am so blessed to have had her in my life. I have remembered our laughter, our tears, our secrets, our joys. We met on the phone as I planned to move to Georgia. We discovered that we are both transplants from Virginia to Georgia. Born days apart and forever bound to celebrate birthdays together in a land far from home. Sisters not by birth, but by destiny.

I will not let cancer steal her from me, but joyfully place her in the loving arms of her Lord and Savior when He does come for her ... Oh not today, please! We're a bit selfish and want another day with her! Let her be in peace and free of pain while we tenderly say our good-byes to the woman who has cared for us so dearly.

You will be missed forever, my dear friend.

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KENWANNE2013 1/4/2013 8:04PM

    emoticon to you. Really glad you found each other and had such a great friendship x

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TRACIE-C 1/3/2013 5:42AM

    sending you and her family prayers of comfort.

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SMOEII2 1/3/2013 12:29AM

    So sad to hear of your friend. emoticon Smoeii

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NEEDTOLOOSE1 1/2/2013 10:33PM

    You and your friend and family will be in my prayers. I have been through a lot of cancer with family and friends. It's not easy to watch someone you love go down that road. I don't understand the disease, some take treatment and live a few years longer, and some do not. The only one who understands is God.

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JIGGILY 1/2/2013 4:40PM

    My sweet friend emoticon

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LIVINGFREE19 1/2/2013 1:19PM

    So sorry to hear about your friend!

Why is there so much cancer in this world when there is so much medical breakthrough. I wish I knew.


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LOSENIT66 1/2/2013 11:06AM

    emoticon So sorry for your loss.

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MZZCHIEF 1/2/2013 10:48AM

    So very sorry to for this.

Lost my youngest sister to cancer, my other younger sis is in remission finally after several surgeries and chemo. My father died of it when he was 52 and I was 5 , Mom currently has a neoplasm on her kidney and my step dad has had numerous skin cancer growths and his bladder removed no thanks to this scourge.

So while no two experiences are identical, my heart goes out to you.
Stay strong.


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NILLAPEPSI 1/2/2013 10:33AM

    emoticon emoticon I pray that the Lord will comfort you & her family & give all of you His perfect peace.

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DROSS0616 1/2/2013 9:14AM

Thinking of you!

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REMEMBER2BME 1/2/2013 8:16AM

    emoticon to you!

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JUDITHANNIE 1/2/2013 8:12AM

  So sorry but hospice is a blessing, it lets you pass with dignity and grace. Prayers for her and hugs for you.

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    I know that she's fought a long battle. Prayers freedom from pain for her as she makes her final journey. Prayers for comfort for you, dear friend.

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