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Saturday, July 05, 2014

I hate to say it, but I have reached that age where it seems like every time the phone rings it is not to bring good news but to tell us of another friend who is having a health crisis or has passed away.
How do we handle these situations? Are we relieved when one of our dear friends has passed that they are no longer suffering or are we sad that they have left us? When it is someone who has led a long and meaningful life does that made it easier than a young person who still has their life ahead of them. No, it is not any easier but it does bring comfort knowing they did have a full life.
In just the last 6 weeks we have lost 6 residents of our community. Of course, living in an over 55+ community, we have all passed a certain age and made it to the point of where we want to relax and enjoy our retirement. Still doesn't make it any easier to say our final goodbyes and especially when it is someone we were very close to.
Our dear friend, Tommy said he would not make it to July 5 and he went out with a bang on the 4th of July at 11:35 PM. RIP good friend. You are now with your beloved wife, Karen.

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    I think it works both ways. If they trusted Jesus as their Lord and Saviour, they are with Him and at peace. Those of us that remain, mourn the loss of our friends and loved ones. I cope with it better if I try to view their death as entering to be with the Lord forever and seeing it from that side. It doesn't mean that they will not be missed though.

    2434 days ago
    I do believe the fireworks were meant for him.
    So happy that he is with his dear wife.

    2436 days ago
    I am so sorry for your loss, but keep in mind that he is now with our Savior!!! God bless him and God bless you, my friend. Remember, it is not the end, it is only the beginning of a beautiful new life!!!!
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    2436 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/6/2014 12:37:02 AM
    My deepest sympathy to his family and to you. Sadly, you have lost a friend but he has gained his eternal reward and is free from pain. He and Karen are together again. HUGS!
    2436 days ago
    So sorry to hear of the loss of Tommy...may he rest in peace!!! Glad he is no longer suffering and is now with his dear wife.
    It always hurts when someone we know and care about passes away...age doesn't seem to matter in our hearts. Our hearts are broken but we need to remember the good times and keep their memories positive. They would want it that way.
    Prayers, blessings and hugs,
    2436 days ago
    Hate to hear about the loss of your Dear Friend may he RIP
    It hurts so much when we lose those close and dear to us.
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    2436 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/5/2014 6:16:59 PM
    2436 days ago
    I'm so sorry you have lost a friend. emoticon
    2436 days ago
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