It's been a tough week.

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by SgtWookie, Jul 27, 2015.

  1. SgtWookie

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    My dear mother, Joan, passed away Friday afternoon after a long illness, with myself and my wife 1Chance by her side here in Bradenton, FL.
    Getting legal things taken care of prior to her passing took a LOT of time and effort, but delay would have been very problematic to say the least. Please folks, review your final plans at least every 5 years to make sure everything is covered.

    We have been going through a lifetime of memories and things, and it's been rough. I can't post from my phone from some reason, and my cell phone can't get a signal due to her apartment being on the bottom floor, which is steel-reinforced concrete construction - a nice Faraday cage.

    We will be heading back home this weekend, but will still be busy for awhile - lots of things fell through the proverbial crack while we've been gone - since the 4th of July.
    Take care, everyone - and make sure to tell your loved ones how you feel about them.
     
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  2. Brownout

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    Hi Sgt.

    Sorry for your loss. Sounds like you are taking good care of your family. Best wishes.
     
  3. JoeJester

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    sorry to hear of your loss Sgt. Take care.
     
  4. nerdegutta

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    Sorry for your loss. Sounds like one hell of a week. Take care!
     
  5. paulktreg

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    You have my commiserations. Take care of yourself and your family.
     
  6. Wendy

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    Wookie, I am so sorry. It is always a rough time, but at least you were there for her.
     
  7. Papabravo

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    Sorry for your loss, Sarge. FWIW -- it's hard to beat a trust for a smooth transition and minimal headaches for the survivors. Ours have been in place for more than a decade.
     
  8. JohnInTX

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    Been there. All the best to you and your family at this time.

    It gets better. It does.
     
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  9. djsfantasi

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    So sorry for your loss, Wookie. Be strong! (as you always are)
     
  10. nsaspook

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    Sorry for your loss. Stay Strong brother.
     
  11. Bernard

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    Sorry for your loss Sarge. Your advice is sound & I wish that I would follow it- I've tried many times before, time for a re try.
     
  12. WBahn

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    My condolences, Sarge. It's good that the two of you were able to be there at the end for her -- that's something that so frequently isn't possible. Have a safe trip back home and enjoy the memories of your mom, now and forever.
     
  13. DickCappels

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    Loosing a parent is one of the most stressful life-changing events that we endure. I hope your good memories of your mother help you to deal with her passing.
     
  14. #12

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    I understand your moment.
    A long illness allowed me time to pre-grieve the death of my mother. I snapped out of the funk in three weeks. It still feels awful, but not as bad as the sudden, unexpected, slam of Death's Door which seems to echo for 6 months.

    May your time constant be shorter than mine.
     
  15. wayneh

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    I lost my father when he was 54 - younger than I am now - suddenly during the night without warning. The details of that event are seared into my memories.

    Not being able to say goodbye, to say anything... well, that was tough. I was jealous of the people that get that chance. But I've often wondered if it was better to "go gentle into that good night", or to see it coming from a distance. Not that we get the choice.

    I'm rambling. Most of us know what you're going through and are dumbstruck with empathy.

    You never recover, but you go on.
     
  16. gerty

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    Sorry for your loss...We went through the same thing here last year, it can really get you down..
     
  17. R!f@@

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    Sorry to hear about your loss Sarge.
     
  18. Nassu

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    Sorry to hear about your loss Sarge. Take care.
     
  19. Alec_t

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    My condolences too. Chin up.
     
  20. bertus

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    My condolences too. Take care and let the emotions out when needed.
     
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