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So sad...

Monday, January 14, 2013

Today, I learned that the woman who babysat my daughter from aged 6 months to 5 years died from cancer. Since I have moved, I had no idea she had even been sick. She was only 54 years old. My daughter is almost 21.

She was a wife, a mother, a grandmother, a business woman, a talented decorator with a knack for turning cheap and ordinary things into fabulous works of art. She was extremely intelligent with a boatload of common sense; kind, warm, funny and a great cook.

I had seen her in the store when I was visiting from out of town last spring. She had lost about 100 pounds, but her face had looked so drawn and weary, I withheld commenting. Instinctively, I must have known, but did not feel it was my business to ask how she had lost the weight.

Right now, I feel depressed, but am managing to keep a stiff upper lip, since I'm at work. I'm monitoring myself carefully to refrain from eating my emotions. Regardless, it's a rough day, I'm tired and I have a headache.


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    Thank you for your comforting words, I do appreciate them!

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BETTERHEALTH123 1/15/2013 10:05AM

    Remember the happy times. Your child was lucky to have such a caring babysitter.

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LADYGSC 1/14/2013 5:50PM

    emoticon sending prayers your way - may God comfort and wrap you in his spiritual arms! Be blessed!!

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BABY_GIRL69 1/14/2013 5:06PM

    The unexpected death is always the hardest but losing someone is overall unbearable.

God bless,


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CAKEMAKERMOM 1/14/2013 4:23PM

    I'm so sorry for your loss. emoticon

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ANNEMAC5 1/14/2013 2:36PM

    Sorry to hear the sad news emoticon

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COMEONMA 1/14/2013 2:19PM

    my thoughts go out to you in this sad time. I will pray for you and both your families. What a young, tragic loss.
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ARCHIMEDESII 1/14/2013 2:18PM

    I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your family friend. That's a shame. a few weeks ago, I found out that the man who hired me (at another job) had passed away suddenly. He was only 54 years old too. I believe they said it was a heart attack. too young, far too young.


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JACKIE542 1/14/2013 1:48PM

    So sorry! emoticon

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LINDA! 1/14/2013 1:35PM

    Very sad. She was still a "young" woman. emoticon

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