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Candlelight Vigil

Friday, August 31, 2007

Isn't it amazing what comes out when you just let yourself write freely? I decided to post for the first time on the Candlelight Vigil thread, which is a monthly event on the Personal Journey Through Grief Team. This is what came out:

To my parents: Mom died of cancer on January 25, 1976; Dad died from complications from a heart attack/surgery on January 17, 1989. I may be over 50, but I'll always be your little girl. I miss you both so much.

Mom, I especially miss the moments we should have shared as adults. We were good friends that last year, when you were suffering so from the cancer and all the experimental treatments you volunteered for. But I had to do my growing up, getting married and having kids without you to talk me through it!

I wish my wonderful children, who would have been the lights of your life, could have known you in the flesh, for you were the best grandmother ever to my nieces and nephews. But, they do know you from my stories and love you immensely, and we know we'll be together some day.

Dad, you were always so disappointed in me; but I have made a good life, and I wish you could celebrate these joys with me. Perhaps later, you will be able to show me that you love me after all.

I know you two are together now, and I hope you have all the happiness you deserve, which you shared in your wonderful marriage on earth for 32 years.

{{{KISSES}}} & {{{HUGS}}} from "Betty Ann"
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  • MCDIDDLYD
    I am so very proud of you what an amazing person you are. I know both of them would be so very proud of their little girl all grow up. I'm so gald you have joined my other team as well. I just love the wedding photos they are so beautiful with the ocean and the sunset. I hope they have a happy life together!

    Sheila- Team Leader
    4063 days ago
  • no profile photo GRANNYSROSES
    You brought tears to my eyes with this one. I could have written a lot of the same things to my parents, but I was lucky enough for them to get to see my children. One of the last things my Mama said to me, was that she didn't want to be forgotten. And that hasn't happened. Both of my daughters named their 3 year old daughter's with the middle name of Elizabeth, which was Mama's middle name. She does and will always live on in our hearts. I wasn't as close to my daddy, but I miss him also. They had been divorced and both remarried for about 20 years when they passed away. Mama died in March 1998 and Daddy in December 1998. Thanks for helping bring them into my mind more today.
    Ellen
    4063 days ago
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