Wednesday, April 5, 2017

I'm Back and Saying Goodbye


How is everyone? Did you have a great weekend and have you had a productive week so far?
Unfortunately, my time away wasn't for fun.  My uncle in Southern Illinois is rapidly declining so all the sibs went in to see him while we still could. I'm so glad we got to spend time with him but saying goodbye is difficult.
Aging is a tough business.

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  1. Sandra, I'm sorry! Prayers for you and your family.

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  2. Thanks, Alex. I appreciate the good thoughts.

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  3. Oh Sandra,that's really hard. I had a favorite uncle too and was glad to be able to see him to say goodbye when the time came, but it is bittersweet at best. Sending love and hugs and hopes that his passing will be peaceful and without pain.

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  4. Sending hugs and good energy.

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  5. So sorry to hear this ;( Prayers coming your way.

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  6. I am sorry about your uncle. Goodbye is bitter. You aren't kidding about being older. It is a struggle accepting endings. Take care.

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    1. Thank you, Ann. It is a struggle indeed.

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  7. So sorry to hear of your Uncle Sandra..
    Pleased you All got to visit and say your
    farewells!
    Family is very important...Not nice to loose
    any of them...though..we must all face it one
    day!
    God Bless!

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    1. Thanks, Willie. I appreciate your kind words.

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  8. Sorry for your weekend, you'll never regret it though. The sad times seem to increase with age. Have a better week ahead.

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  9. I am sorry to hear. Getting older is not great fun. The father of a friend died two days ago and a close friend had a heart attack yesterday.

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    1. Condolences, Andrew. Very sorry to hear that.

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  10. I'm so sorry to read that Sandra. Getting older is no fun at all and losing loved ones is even worse. Terry and I are part of the ‘older generation’ now. We don’t feel it, but a quick look in the mirror is confirmation enough. Take care of yourself, sending hugs Barbara

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    1. Thank you, Barbara. Right there with ya.

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  11. Take care of yourself Sandra. I know the feeling, nearly all of my family has gone, and many friends, and it doesn't make life easier.
    Hugs, Valerie

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    1. Thanks, Val.
      It sure doesn't. Hugs back.

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  12. Love to you. I totally hear you. It's hard to see loved ones suffer.

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  13. I'm so sorry to hear this and send you my prayers to you and your family. Aging is not for sissies as Bette Davis said and it's true but one needs to look at that he had a good life and did not die young which I think is worse actually,

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    1. Thank you, Birgit. He has indeed had a good life.

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  14. Sandra, I am so very sorry. Thoughts and prayers.

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    1. Thank you, Diane. Much appreciated.

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  15. So sorry Sandra, thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Take care.

    Yvonne.

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    1. Thank you so much, Yvonne. I appreciate your kind words.

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  16. So sorry to read that not good news.
    Thinking of you - take care...

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    1. Thank you, M-w. I appreciate the good thoughts.

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  17. So sorry for the situation. It's hard to see loved ones fading. How nice, though, for him, that you and your sibs went to see him while you could. I'm sure it was fulfilling for him. I'll be thinking of you in coming days.

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    1. Thank you so much, Elizabeth. I appreciate your good thoughts.

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  18. Sorry to hear. Aging sure does suck

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  19. Very sad and my thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

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  20. So sorry, Sandra. My dad used to say, Aging isn't for the faint of heart. Good that you got to say a good-bye. Memories of happier times will help heal the heart.

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    1. Aging isn't for the faint of heart is certainly true. Thanks for the kind words, CJ.

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  21. Oh, Sandra. Sorry to hear such sad news. Stay strong. Thoughts and prayers.

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    1. Thank you, Nicola. Your good thoughts are appreciated.

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  22. I understand Sandra and I am so sorry to hear about your uncle.
    Aging isn't what we want to do or see happen to our loved ones but we have no choice.

    Take care and know that you are in my prayers~

    Hugs~

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  23. That sucks a ton. I mean... a ton. :( I'm really sorry to hear that, Sandra. Where's that magic pill when you need one?

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    1. Thanks, Blue. If you find that pill send it my way, okay?:)

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  24. Sorry to hear your sad news. Take comfort in the fact you were all able to spend time with him. Yes, ageing is tough :-(

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  25. For a moment I thought you were leaving blogland. I am glad you are not but so sorry about your uncle. My heart goes out to you and the people he is leaving behind!

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    1. My header is confusing.
      Thank you so much for the kind words.

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  26. It's good you were able to spend some time with him. Thinking of you and your family! *hugs*

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  27. Welcome back, yes, we are all aging.

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  28. I am sorry Sandra; I am glad you were able to spend some time with your uncle and I know he appreciates the visit as well. Prayers to your family at this difficult time ~~ ♥♥

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    1. Thank you for the kind words and thoughts. Very much appreciated.

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  29. I am so sorry. Those goodbyes are never easy. Essential, but hard. Hugs.

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  30. Oh no. I'm so sorry!!! Big hugs from Nashville. Lots of warm thoughts and prayers sent your way.

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    1. Thanks, Steph.
      The thoughts and prayers are appreciated.

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  31. Sandra, I am so sorry!! So very sorry! Sending you healing hugs!! It's never easy!!! We are all here for you!!! Big Hugs and Much Love!!

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    1. Thank you, Stacy. Caught the hugs:)
      I appreciate the support.

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  32. I'm so late visiting today, all the words of condolence have already been used. I find it difficult to express myself in times of sorrow such as this, but I see you found the bright side, where you had the chance to visit with family and say good-bye to your uncle.

    I agree, it's hard saying good-bye, and the closer you are to a person, the harder it is.

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    1. Thanks, Elizabeth.
      I appreciate your thoughts and concern.
      Hugs

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  33. I'm so sorry. Hard times. I hope it helps to know many people care about you.

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  34. Knowing I've got great online buds makes all the difference. Thank you, Colette:)

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  35. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family. Hugs.
    JQ Rose

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  36. So very sorry to read this Sandra, thinking of you.

    We all get older and we do all have to say goodbye to loved ones, but it is never easy. I always treasure the many memories, they stay with you and are most special.

    My thoughts are with you, and your family.

    All the best Jan

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