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Saying Goodbye

Saturday, February 25, 2012

We all know that our time on earth is limited but saying goodbye to a dear friend is so hard to do. I think most of us here in our community are still in shock as to how quickly this has happened but it is a blessing in a way as Karen has been in so much pain pretty much for the past month. I haven't seen her since last Saturday when she felt good enough to sit out in her Florida room and today the hospice doctor told the family he would be surprised it she made it until tomorrow. Her last two sons arrived today and the family is thinking she was hanging on to try to say goodbye to them but most of the time she has been totally out of it.
Our annual tea party was held today and during it, there was a slideshow of prior parties and there were several pictures of Karen during the show. This was right after we had held a special silent prayer for her and the family. I don't think there was a dry eye in the rec hall.
I know many of you have been following my blogs about Karen and now it is time to say a prayer that she finds peace and her family will be able to go on without her.
Everyone remember to tell those you love them every time you see them, we just never know when it might be the last chance we get to tell them that we care.
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  • MOMMA_BEAR_69
    Praying for you, Karen and all involved. So very sad to watch those you love suffering so. Just remember...God is good.
    (((HUGS)))
    3285 days ago
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    I am so sorry for your loss.
    3287 days ago
  • TRAVLNWOMAN
    Wow, that really was fast! I am so sorry for your loss Pat. Thank you for sharing her journey here. She will be remembered by people who never met her in person who through you shared her final journey. My heart and prayers go out to you and all of her loved ones.

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    3289 days ago
  • IAMWINNING
    Pat, my heart goes out to you, and to Karen's family. I'm praying for you all, especially that Karen will be aware of God's peace.

    There's a song sung by Legacy Five, entitled "Home Free" which talks about finding healing and peace when we reach Heaven - HOME free. I found listening to that song to be one way God ministered to my heart when my Mom and a dear friend both died. They both were looking forward to being in Heaven, and both were suffering here on earth. I pray God will lead you to His peace.
    3289 days ago
  • DOODIE59
    Pat, I am so very sad to hear you are losing your friend. I will pray for her and her family, and for you too because this is a very sad time and you've had an awful to bear this past year.

    Thank you, too, for the reminder to be there for our loved ones because it is so true that we never know when our time together will end. Sending you a big hug --
    Deirdre
    3289 days ago
  • MSLZZY
    My sympathy to all and may she find peace and freedom from
    her pain. HUGS!
    3289 days ago
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