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Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Hello Sparkfriends
At an all time low at the moment. Just taken stress leave from work. Will see my Doctor on Friday to see what sort of plan to put in place to get my health back on track.
I think the last 15 months of personal loss have taken their toll. Facing our first family Xmas day without Graeme's mum with us was hard. The positive was that we had the pleasure of 2 new faces at the table, being the partner's of our adult children.
Have just spent a week in Tasmania being with family, some of whom travelled all the way from Holland and Sydney . Once again a reminder that my mum was not there to visit.
Our family have had 4 people pass away in the last 15 months. My darling mum, my hubby's mum, our nephew and my sister-in-law's dad. The one happy celebration amongst this sadness was our niece's wedding.
Life goes on and we must look forward and see the positives in life. There are a lot of families who are doing it tougher than us .
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    It's crazy how things hit us. My Mom has had an awful time too. Her brother, a close family friend, Mother-in-law, and now her husband is going too.

    Hang in there. Take the leave and find peace.

    1495 days ago
    Hi Libby, so sorry you have been through so much in such a short time. Taking stress leave sounds like a very sensible thing if everything has been getting on top of you. I can relate with something similar - we had 3 deaths in 13 months at one point through 2011-12. We still miss our dear friend Briar who we would be in contact with every week. Just having Christmas gone is a big reminder of those we miss (it's the time of year my father died when I was 14, as well). I agree that grief is a process and it takes time, so as others have said, please be gentle with yourself. I hope you can work out something helpful with your doctor. It's good that you have Graeme and your children as they can be a source of hope and life continuing. Please know I am thinking of you and sending up prayers, and will light a candle for you as well.

    Love and big hugs, Nattacia

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    So very sorry Libby:((( That is just awful.
    Sending soothing thoughts and comforting hugs..
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    1504 days ago
    Hang in there. You've had an awful lot happening in a short time. emoticon
    1504 days ago
    I am so sorry for your losses. It is important to take the time to grieve. Here is to hoping that 2014 will be a healthy and healing year for you. I hope you feel better soon. emoticon
    1504 days ago
    I wondered why I haven't seen you blogging lately, but I know sometimes it just gets to busy. Remember we are all hear to lean on if you have to get your feelings out. Grieve is a long hard process. I have been through my share and it takes time. We will always miss out loved ones. emoticon
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    Taking time for you is an important concept. Be good to yourself and let yourself follow your process.

    1504 days ago
    Sorry to hear you are not feeling well Libby. I do hope
    that you can get your health back. Taking stress leave
    will hopefully help you. please take it easy. Thinking of
    you. Let's hope this year will be a happier one for you.
    Concentrate on your children and look forward with that.
    Hugs and get well soon.
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    1504 days ago
    So sorry for your losses. Altho death is all part of life, some take a bit more to get use to then others. Hope your next 15 months go without a loss.
    1504 days ago
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