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Difficult Travel Ahead

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Just checked the weather for Wisconsin for the next few days...snow showers, flurries, freezing rain, etc. Saturday we fly north where we are going to spend a few days with the in laws...DH's. dad is 92 and has been in and out of the hospital. These are trying times for us ; I just lost my BFF from grade school to cancer, and DH just lost one of his oldest and dearest friends to ALS. I hope there will be a glimmer of hope in this gloomy trip. At any rate, it will be good to visit and see the folks first hand instead of the phone calls. Worrying about the well being of others is very stressful especially when they are far away.

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  • MARITIMER3
    Hi Evelyn - I saw your update today, and am glad that your trip is going better than you thought it might. So sorry to hear that you and your husband both lost good friends recently, and to such horrible diseases. There's an old saying about old age not being for the cowardly... or something like that... and it's absolutely true.

    All we can do, I think, is take care of those we love as long as we can, and hope that someday someone will, in turn, take care of us. If we think about it too much, it gets really scary.

    Enjoy the time you have with your in-laws. You are very lucky to have each other. My parents died 20 years ago, in their 80's, and I miss them a lot. I wish I could have known Peter's parents, but they both died long before I met him. I miss the continuity that they could have provided. There are so many questions I would have wanted to ask them about his childhood.

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  • CLAIREINPARIS
    I will think of you lots Evelyn. emoticon
    2545 days ago
  • JANETRIS
    I am sure you are doing the very best that you can do with your in-laws. I am so sorry for the recent loss of your friends. WI weather has been so cold and rainy all week. You will appreciate your sun shine when you get back home. Best of luck with your trip. emoticon emoticon
    2546 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    Travel safely my dear!

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  • CATBEFIT
    Best wishes -- so hard to lose friends, much less face illness in your family. You are right -- it will be better for all for you to visit -- always can communicate better in person!
    2547 days ago
  • SAMZA83
    Greetings from WI...I too just returned to this facinating 'Spring' weather. My prayers and best wishes to your family during these difficult times. I wish for you a safe journey.
    2547 days ago
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    I'm sorry to hear about all the hospital visits.

    I am most certainly praying for you.

    Take care!
    2547 days ago
  • SAMI199
    emoticon I am sorry to hear you have been going through so much.Have a safe trip -if anyone can find that glimmer it's you.
    2547 days ago
  • STRIVER57
    good luck ...
    2547 days ago
  • RAINBOWCHOC
    I'm sure you will make the best of it, the weather might improve too!
    2547 days ago
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    Sorry for the trying times. I pray for safe travel and a good visit. emoticon
    2547 days ago
  • MARCIAS22
    I hope the weather is better than they predict but we've been having much the same weather here in IL. APril can be so unpredictable.

    I'll be thinking about you and your family. All we can do is cherish and appreciate the times we have with people that are close to us. I know you'll inlaws will be so pleased and happy to see both of you. Take care.

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    Sorry for such sad times for you Evelyn. I don't know if you should venture out in that bad storm up there though, that will be right in the middle of it! I hope all will be well for your in laws and you have a safe trip. emoticon
    2547 days ago
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