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A few regrets

A few regrets

When my mother-in-law was diagnosed with lung cancer, we were devastated. She was diagnosed in Feb and died in Oct. Through this 8 month journey she talked to us about what she was most proud of in her life, a few regrets (not seeing her grandchildren become […]

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Life without Grandma

Life without Grandma

Mom: when you were taken away so suddenly by death, I thought that my life had no meaning. Though I had a husband and two sons, the absence of your presence was very hard to take. Not just by me but by the whole family. Especially by […]

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I still remember, vividly, our time together

I still remember, vividly, our time together

My grandmother passed away more than 20 years ago but I still remember, vividly, our time together, as a family, making all the arrangements for her funeral. Both daughters, all her grandchildren (5), and even some of the older grand-children went to the funeral home & assisted […]

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You died slowly – a piece at a time

You died slowly – a piece at a time

Dad; I miss you! For all the ways I hurt you or disappointed you I am sorry You were my rock and my strength Watching you fade away was so difficult. You died slowly – a piece at a time Your legacy lives on in my children […]

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Your bravery and strength

Your bravery and strength

Every year on my birthday you would tell me the story of how on the same day in 1945 (April 19th), you were freed from the Nazi prison camp where you were held as a POW for over a year. Today is my birthday – and the […]

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What a wonderful gift

What a wonderful gift

I remember your wonderful smile and how easily you told us you loved us. As your time grew near, you held off long enough to see all your grandchildren and great-grandchildren so you could tell them you loved them. What a wonderful gift! They still talk about […]

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