Post by lavishgail on Sept 22, 2016 10:14:25 GMT -5
Thank you Peter, today is the life's celebration,It's 4 hours away, and im not going. I am not good at those things. I also have my animals here and don't like to leave them for to long with anyone. So I decided to stay home and remember my Uncle happy the way I remember him.
He worked in the Morton salt mine, And he fell 100ft. In 78. He was injured so badly they didn't think he would make it then. He has many children,and my dad flew out there to be with him, as he was on the brink of death then. My dad pulled him through we all believe. He live till now to be 80 years old, but he lived in pain most of his life and unable to work. My mom and brother are attending the celebration today. I am sad today. I'll get through,as always,but that is the last of 13 children on my dad's side. The all died of heart and cancer. Very sad. Thank you Peter. 💗
My heart & sympathy goes out to you Gail, and my prayers are with you.
It seems in my family we get losses in "bunches". In 1998 I lost my step father, father, middle sister & infant niece. i didn't think i could take any more when thank the lord the losses stopped.
I had many years with no losses; then in 2009/2010 I lost my mother, oldest sister, a very close aunt, a nephew and several pets. again i was devastated & thought it would never end. To top it off that was also when i was diagnosed with this disease. But then I had a reprieve again.
Since then when I have lost a pet (dog - & my dogs are family to me) a couple of times the last couple of years & the fear that there would be more thankfully didn't happen. I can understand how devastating & the fear that there may be more you must feel. So, yes, my prayers are with you. and I hope you will get a long reprieve now ((((HUG)))).
Something that got me thru all those losses was a saying in a "James Herriot" book I had read once. I remember he told a story of a person that was undergoing many losses & he didn't understand how that person was holding up so well. When he asked, the person replied, "Only those that have can lose." Those words stuck with me and when I felt I couldn't take the hurt & pain of loss those words came to me and I realized that, yes, I was hurting, but I was SO grateful that I had those people in my life while I did; that I would endure the pain rather than never have had them in my life. You are going thru many losses now, and I know how painful it is, but would you have rather never had those people in your life so you wouldn't feel the pain now? I don't know if that will help you, as we are all different in our emotions, but remembering that saying helped me "endure". prayers continue ps. I also chose to stay home & remember some happy memories of ones that I could pass on, so I think that is a wonderful break to give yourself after all you have gone thru lately
Post by lavishgail on Sept 26, 2016 12:51:53 GMT -5
Thank you so much Jarca. Yes that's a very soothing saying. Death is hard on us bc we won't see them again until it's our time I believe. But I believe he is pain-free now, for his eyes have seen God. God bless you Jarca. Love Gail XOXO.