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Saturday, January 25, 2014

I remember some years ago when my mom complained that she was attending funerals way too often and I am beginning to feel the same way. I guess we all get to that age where our bodies give up and God calls us home. Friends I never dreamed would just one day not be there are gone. My dad has now lost all 3 of his older brothers with the oldest dying last Saturday though he still has his 97 year old sister and a couple younger half siblings. My mom was the last of her generation dying last Monday very unexpectedly at 87. I know I am lucky to have a long lived family and I guess that should tell me to really start taking much better care of my body so I can be as healthy as my dad at the age of 90. That plus my one son in law told me to because we are the only parents he has. Sorry to be a bit depressing but it's been a rough couple of weeks.
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CONNIER64 2/6/2014 12:35AM

    So sorry for your loss emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KERRYG155 2/5/2014 10:13PM

    So many notes here and I am really slow checking back. I am so sorry but I really do appreciate your thoughts and prayers. We will be leaving Florida for Lincoln, Nebraska, on Saturday for the memorial service and are really hoping for good weather!

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IS1GAR 2/5/2014 3:52PM

    I'm sorry for your loss. I hope the good memories comfort you. My love and my prayers are with you. emoticon

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DIBANANA 1/29/2014 8:00PM

  Kerry I have had the same thing the past few years. Many of DH's family have died. Now both of our parents are in their 80s and we do not know how long we will have them. I can't imagine how you feeling losing your mom. We are hear to listen.

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MARTHROID 1/29/2014 11:13AM

    So sorry for your losses. It is a bit sobering to think of this, but these thoughts creep into my mind too. My mother is almost 80 and is healthier than I am. She walks all the time and volunteers on most days at different things and is the president of her Home Owners Association. I would love for her to move near us, but she is healthy because of how active she is. I think activity is important, realizing how important you are.

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1BEACHWALKER 1/26/2014 3:32PM

    Hang in there. I feel for you. I have lost quite a few relatives myself this past few years. An aunt and uncle this year-to cancer and alzheimers! No problem, you can vent all you want with us...we are here to support when needed...good or bad news. It is a wake up call of sorts to be in better health when we see others pass away of dreaded diseases early or even late in their lives. You are lucky to have long living relatives...Take care of yourself. My condolences. emoticon

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LOTALAFFS 1/26/2014 11:16AM

    Sending hugs and prayers! I too am feeling there are more deaths than births. More sad stories than celebrations. Cherish each memory and everyday make more.

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JANEYGRIFF 1/26/2014 6:05AM

    I am so sorry to hear that you have lost your Mum and my thoughts are with you. My own Mum is 89 years old and currently having a few health problems and I always fear the worst. We are both lucky as we have had our Mums around us for a lot longer than many others. However, it does not make their loss any easier, you only have one Mum.

To those that still have their Mums with them, your time with them is precious, make the most of it. To all you Mums, you are precious to your children and like KerryG make sure you look after yourselves so that you are around for them for a long, long time.

Take care of yourself KerryG

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DJ4HEALTH 1/25/2014 9:57PM

    I know what you mean I lost my husband almost a year ago and he was only 57 when he passed and went into the arms of Jesus.

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ROBBIEY 1/25/2014 9:31PM

  I am sorry that you lost your Mom. I know how it feels. Take care of yourself and be grateful that you had her around the 87 years. My mom died suddenly at the young age of 59. Cherish the love ones you have and do the best to be around for a long time for your family. emoticon emoticon

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