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Sunday, December 12, 2010

There is never a good time to lose someone you love but now is definitely not the best time. I posted in Sept about the 24 year old girl who went to Spain on a vacation and ended up hospitalized with a respiratory illness that she eventually succombed to. Her parents had gone to Spain and were with her for over a month. She was the only child and they had a hard time conceiving her. Now her mother has been hospitalized with elevated blood pressure and I assume it is attributed to grief from losing her child. It is so sad and you just want to reach out and be there if you are needed. I have not seen her parents since they returned.

One of my clients passed from Leukemia a couple weeks ago. And another client's husband died suddenly of a heart attack right before Thanksgiving. Now I have very dear friends, newly married, and the wife, who is only 40, is hospitalized with stage 4 terminal cancer. Her husband has been with her by her side for more than a month but it is only time till she passes. They were so happy and had waited a long time to find each other. There is nothing to do except pray for God's will. ANd who knows what that is, except God himself. And another friend lost her husband this year.

You can always look around and see someone who is far worse off than you are. We shopped yesterday for a 10 year old girl for the Salvation Army and are shopping for a boy as well. We count our blessings we have employment and our sons and their wives are employed and every one seems to be healthy right now and my 91 year old mother-in-law is still with us. WE have food on the table and are able to buy healthy food that sometimes costs a little more.

We are so blessed. Have a great day! And be thankful for your blessings the next few weeks.
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    My 40 year old friend passed this morning in the loving arms of her husband. So sad.
    2686 days ago
  • ANDI571
    I don't know what it is about November and December that we lose our loved ones. My dad passed away Nov. 10th, 2005, and mom was Dec, 29th, 2000.

    But counting our blessings is what gets us through. You are right, you just have to look around and you will always see someone else worse off.
    2687 days ago
    AMEN!! It is always good to have a reminder of how important it is to not only 'Count Our Many Blessings", but also to tell our Loved ones OFTEN that they are Loved!!
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    2687 days ago
    I am thankful for my blessings, too !
    Have a wonderful day !
    2687 days ago
  • MERRY40
    You're right-no matter how bad things seem to be, it could always be worse. I am very grateful to God for all He has done for me and given me. God bless you-hope you have a wonderful Christmas season.
    2687 days ago
    i am very thankful for the blessings i have in my life. have a wonderful day!
    2687 days ago
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