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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, he is free at last!

My best friend, greatest admirer, boldest encourager, and beloved husband of 40 years (My! How time flies when you're having fun!) left this life to be with Jesus this afternoon, after a long struggle with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS- sometimes called Lou Gehrig's Disease.

I am surrounded by our kids and their kids, and we are rejoicing in his graduation to a better world. God's grace is holding me together... Thank you all for praying.

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CLPURNELL 2/25/2014 7:30PM

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4EVERNESS 2/24/2014 11:03PM

    So sorry to hear of your loss, hopefully you got to feel the greater joy of his going to be with God. My stepmother left in 2009 of that disease, the same year I lost the first of my two out of three brothers, the second three weeks ago.

All things with joy and supplication? Hugs ...and enjoy spiritual communion with him and all much greater..yet the sadness at times of our human senses, that we need such reciprocation. I pray that there are those with plenty of physical hugs for you.

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AVIDWISHER 2/22/2014 10:06PM

    I admire the strength of your love to rejoice at his relief. Many blessings to you and your family.

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GORIANA 2/21/2014 5:36PM

    I admire the perspective you have on this. My condolences.

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F8CONE8 2/21/2014 1:10PM

    Thinking of you and your family may you rejoice in God's love and know that you are held in his embrace as well. emoticon

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MERIHSAAN 2/21/2014 9:16AM

    I'm sorry for your loss. May you find peace in the days ahead and the strength to face each day as it comes.

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IMREITE 2/21/2014 1:28AM

    It is hard for us when a friend passes away. It is a wonderful thing for them when a they can now life forever without pain.

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JAMER123 2/20/2014 10:43PM

    Julie, I am so sorry for you loss and know it is difficult for you but his suffering is also hard to sit by when you can't do anything. He is now with God and will be watching over you as the days go by. God's blessing to you and your family. Know that I am keeping you in my thoughts & prayers!
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ELIZACG9 2/20/2014 10:52AM

    So sorry and I know it is difficult to understand, I will pray for you. emoticon

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RSSSLHB 2/20/2014 8:17AM

    So emoticon for your loss emoticon

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JANEDOE12345 2/20/2014 6:28AM

    My condolences to you and your loved ones on the loss of your beloved. And my admiration to all of you for recognizing his struggle and its brave end.


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FOCUSONME57 2/20/2014 3:09AM

    Your faith and love have helped ease his journey home. HIS love will help support you through this time of transition.

Bless you!

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IMPROVINGME 2/20/2014 1:09AM

    Free at last, and now resting in peace.


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JANTWO 2/20/2014 1:03AM

    Praying for you and your family!!!! emoticon

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DOVESEYES 2/20/2014 12:57AM

    Thinking of you and your family at this time.

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CHERIJ16 2/20/2014 12:53AM

    My prayers go out to you and your family. We have a dear friend who is suffering from ALS right now and it is a struggle as you well know. It sounds like you are a courageous woman and I'm sure your husband felt that support and love from you to the last. God bless you. emoticon

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EMMACORY 2/20/2014 12:33AM

    Your husband is home in the warm embrace of God's arms. May you and your family also feel God's warm embrace. Will pray for you during this time of farewell. emoticon

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