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Helping Mom

it’s been two weeks since my mother died.

i’ve been crazy busy, then out of town for Mom’s memorial service and quasi family reunion.

no access to internet … well, no free access to internet … and no time to really sit down, share and reflect.

it’s been an incredible journey these past three years. helping a dying parent is incredibly rewarding. i would do it again and again and again.

at some point, i really want to help others through this process. comprehensive help on all levels does not exist. our society is very slowly moving toward providing/sharing a better end-of-life community, though it may never be comprehensive and/or may require astronomical funds. in the past six months or so, my head and heart have felt compelled to help change this journey for all.

right now, i need to focus on family affairs.

may this passion exist when time and energy return.

i miss you all.

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huggscancer
Jul. 22nd, 2006 10:59 pm (UTC)
*huggles* tight
lost_tumbleweed
Jul. 23rd, 2006 12:25 am (UTC)
back to yah.

i know you've struggled with the death of your dad and granddaddy.

grieving never ends.

though your dad and granddad are with you always now.
huggscancer
Jul. 23rd, 2006 12:39 am (UTC)
*huggs*

yeah, i have... and no it doesnt. ive been dealing with daddy A LOT today, because of my bday next week.... gotta love how things spark it.

i hope they are always with me, im still trying to figure that out.

loves
lost_tumbleweed
Aug. 31st, 2006 09:01 pm (UTC)
hi huggs' :),

i hope your birthday went well. it can be a tough day without your dearest ones with you.

when i think of my dad -- and now, my mom -- always being with me, i think of them as guardian angels that protect me. even if i get into trouble, maybe it's because i needed to experience it.

there are times, i will talk to my parents while looking skyward. i'll tell them i miss them, or i'll warn them of some secret or negative aspect i'm about to share with someone else ... and apologize for sharing it.

i used to be incredibly afraid of the dark ... even after my dad died (when i was 19) ... but knowing he is up there/out there in spirit has really comforted me and helped alleviate much of that fear.
girl_next_dork
Jul. 23rd, 2006 12:42 am (UTC)
Nancy: thinker, nurse, counselor, leader, zen master, an inspiration. You go! :)

Don't forget to take care of yourself somewhere in there too, okay?
lost_tumbleweed
Jul. 23rd, 2006 02:33 am (UTC)
Candy,

Your words are golden.

Gotta take care of myself. Got bronchitis during all of this. It's the only excuse I allow sometimes.

Peace,

nance
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