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Today's chapter in my life has been a sad one.

Friday, August 15, 2014

This would have been my first born's 66th birthday. I lost her as some of you know on Sept. 3rd last year. God has supported me, but the loss is still deep. One thing that helped me was she has had the blessing of having her daughter and her son living with them, so she had the pleasure of seeing her grandson grow to the age of 7. They lost their first born (the only boy, they later had two girls) just before birth. She is in on the left of our family picture on my page. I probably should not have shared this but it was on my heart and you all our now like family. emoticon for being so dear to me emoticon Betty
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    Remembering someone we have lost is hard. But it is still a joyous gift to remember them. You can share anything here. emoticon
    1369 days ago
    we are

    like family and we want to know what is going on in your life. I remember when you 1st shared that your daughter had passed. emoticon and please take care of yourself. Your daughter was a blessed woman to have you as her mother! PTL you have her children and grand children to carry on for her!
    1371 days ago
  • OTEN36
    I feel your pain Betty. I'm also happy you have those good memories.
    Sure have missed you and hope you are doing better.
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    1374 days ago

    I am so sorry for your loss, Betty. I cannot imagine there being a greater loss than of one's own child. May your wonderful memories live in your hearts forever.
    1378 days ago
    Dear Betty, you honor the memory of your daughter by telling her story. You honor us by sharing her story and your pain with us. You are dear to us, and we're grateful for all the help and support you give us, so we willingly give back.

    We like to think, in these days of advanced medical technology, that we can control Death so that no parent sees the death of a child, no grandparent sees the death of a grandchild. It is not so, and parents and grandparents feel they grieve alone. By sharing about the deaths of children and grandchildren, we build bridges to others who know the pain. emoticon
    1379 days ago
  • KAYDE53
    emoticon emoticon emoticon It's always very hard to lose a child!! Bless you!
    1379 days ago
    Betty, I'm so sorry for your loss. The anniversary of losing a loved one is difficult. I'm glad you shared your feelings, feelings can lead to overeating, so we're here for you, whether it involves eating or not. emoticon

    1379 days ago
    I am so sorry for your loss. No mother should ever have to lose her child- at any age. I am so glad you shared with us so we can be here for you. Dear Betty you are a blessing here. Thinking of you especially today. emoticon
    1379 days ago
  • LOSINGIT26104
    1379 days ago
    God is with you
    1379 days ago
    So sorry for your loss. It's never easy and the sadness continues. Best thing is to mix in some of those wonderful happy memories!
    1379 days ago
  • KERRYG155
    This is something that weighs heavily on your heart and mind so, yes, you did need to share it. It sounds like your family has been through a lot with losing two children in two generations. I can't imagine losing a child, let alone a grandchild. emoticon
    1379 days ago
    Oh Betty---I am so sorry! I can't imagine losing a child!--Thank-you for sharing that!-You are a strong lady!-Lynda
    1379 days ago
    OH my goodness, why WOULDN'T you have shared this! Part of the sparking journey is life events, as they affect every other facet of our life.

    I am so very sorry for your loss. It is a hard thing to bear when a Mom loses her child. Sending hugs and prayers for comfort.
    1379 days ago
    Betty sending you emoticon .... I shudder to think of losing children at this age....It is definitely difficult to cope, just hope time will numb the pain...You have her daughters and grandson to enjoy and cherish in her memory....enjoy the children dear friend.
    1380 days ago
  • JAMER123
    Betty, I am so glad you feel comfortable with us to share you family. I am so sorry for your loss. The first anniversary after the passing is difficult. We will be here to continue to support you as you need. God bless!
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    1380 days ago
    emoticon Thank you for sharing. She must have been wonderful.

    1380 days ago
    Ah Sweet Lady. emoticon emoticon

    I looked at the photo of your family and all their beautiful smiles in that picture. There is nothing more valuable then family and the love and memories we share. You continue to share them here. HUGS
    1380 days ago
    Remembering a loved one is a wonderful tribute to their life. So glad you have wonderful memories of her life to share. She was so blessed to see her grandson grow up. I'm glad you shared her story today.
    1380 days ago
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