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Watchinherskip
12-01-2009, 06:26 PM
Seems like there is no shortage. My dear mother is not doing well. I fear that this will be her last stand. She turned 86 yesterday. She is in hospice care now and I may not be online for a while. I am planning on heading up to Pennsylvania to see her. She is a wonderful, quirky woman. I am already grieving for her. I pray she finds peace. Cherish the time with your family, the time is soon spent.

Tink
12-01-2009, 06:27 PM
:hug2: :hug2: Peace go with you, 'skip. :hug2:

Dawn
12-01-2009, 06:29 PM
:hug2:

foreverducky
12-01-2009, 06:31 PM
Ah geez Dan, I am truly sorry!! :hug2: I know that I can't make things different nor change anything, but I am wishing that things go peacefully for your mother. And that you are able to spend time with her. I know you know this, but don't forget let her know how much you care. :hug2:

MystikPiglit
12-01-2009, 06:34 PM
:hug2:

daveann
12-01-2009, 06:34 PM
:hug2: for you and your family

Ursula
12-01-2009, 06:53 PM
So sorry to hear your sad news XXXXXXXXXX

Disneybumble
12-01-2009, 07:01 PM
Thinking of you and your family Dan.:hug2:

Claire
12-01-2009, 07:03 PM
:hug1: for you and your mum Dan.

Skywatcher
12-01-2009, 07:05 PM
:hug2: Dan

Always here for you mate

Britchick
12-01-2009, 07:19 PM
sorry to hear that Dan :hug2: to you and yoursxx

Ilovesnowwhitej
12-01-2009, 07:36 PM
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uscwest
12-01-2009, 07:45 PM
Sorry to hear this Dan. :hug2:

lisaw
12-01-2009, 07:47 PM
So sorry Dan :hug2:

Deb
12-01-2009, 07:55 PM
:hug2: Dan.

My thoughts are with you, your Mum and your family x

mumof2
12-01-2009, 08:00 PM
Ah Dan, I'm so sorry :hug2::hug2:

Rosie0610
12-01-2009, 08:06 PM
Sorry for the sad news. :hug2: for your family.

Johnie
12-01-2009, 08:12 PM
:hug2: I'm so sorry Dan. Peace be with your mother and your family.

Tinker
12-01-2009, 09:08 PM
Oh, Watchinhership :hug2: my mom just turned 84 . And its a scary thought and here you are going through it . Bless You At This HeartWrenching Time ! Peace Be With You :hug2:

Dizneyblonde
12-01-2009, 09:31 PM
:hug2:

SleepinCatz
12-01-2009, 10:58 PM
bless you all hun...

Dorothy
13-01-2009, 12:06 AM
I'm here for you too if you need anything :hug2:

Tink2
13-01-2009, 08:06 AM
My dad is in the final stages of a cancer diagnosis so my heart goes out to you


......Cherish the time with your family, the time is soon spent.


So true :hug2:

Taja
13-01-2009, 02:41 PM
:hug2:

Beccaberry
13-01-2009, 02:44 PM
Thinking of you and yours, Dan :hug2: :hug2:

mainecoon lover
13-01-2009, 05:48 PM
:hug2: take care of yourselfs.

Watchinherskip
15-01-2009, 02:16 AM
My dad is in the final stages of a cancer diagnosis so my heart goes out to you




So true :hug2:

Very sorry Tink, very sorry to hear that.

Tink
15-01-2009, 02:19 AM
Tink2, I'm so sorry to hear about your Da. :( :hug2:

Watchinherskip
15-01-2009, 02:23 AM
Mom passed away yesterday evening just before I arrived back after the 8 hour drive. I was initially gutted in missing her, but I know she was surrounded by my brothers, her grand children, primary care givers, and other members of the family. My brother was holding her hand as she passed away. She was in no pain and her passing was peaceful. For that I am eternally grateful. My Mom was a really wonderfully unique woman. She has made a wonderful recovery after nearly dieing when my father died two years ago. She was able to stay in her own home and up until a few weeks ago was still going shopping and having lunch out with friends. Thank each and every one of you who sent best wishes. Please know that I and my family appreciated your messages. Her viewing will be this Sunday and her mass and funeral will be this Monday.

Tink
15-01-2009, 02:25 AM
:hug2: Peace to you, Dan. :hug2:

Beccaberry
15-01-2009, 02:26 AM
Dan, what an incredible woman your mother must have been.

May peace surround you and your lovely family :hug2:

We're here for you. :hug1:

foreverducky
15-01-2009, 02:26 AM
I am truly sorry for your loss Dan! While death is never joyful, I am glad that she had a peaceful passing. :hug2:

Skywatcher
15-01-2009, 08:00 AM
:hug2:

again we are always here my friend, always

Claire
15-01-2009, 08:03 AM
So sorry for your loss Dan. :hug1:

Dawn
15-01-2009, 08:04 AM
Sorry Dan. :hug2:

Tinkerbell
15-01-2009, 08:28 AM
:hug2: so sorry for your loss :hug2:

kazzaqld
15-01-2009, 08:36 AM
Dan I am sorry for your loss and glad her passing was peaceful. :sorry:

She knows you were there in spirit. :hug2:

Mags
15-01-2009, 08:57 AM
i am so sorry to hear your sad news Dan :hug2:.

Nargaret

mumof2
15-01-2009, 09:56 AM
Dan, I am truly sorry. Special thoughts for you and your family :hug2:

uscwest
15-01-2009, 12:06 PM
Dan, so sorry to hear this. May the peace of the Lord be with you and your family in this time of sorrow. :hug2::hug2:

Disneybumble
15-01-2009, 12:09 PM
Dan so sorry for your familys loss.:hug2:

MystikPiglit
15-01-2009, 03:15 PM
Sorry for your loss, Dan. :hug2:


She was in no pain and her passing was peaceful. She was able to stay in her own home and up until a few weeks ago was still going shopping and having lunch out with friends. .

Knowing that will bring you great comfort. :hug2:

Deb
15-01-2009, 07:01 PM
Dan, I am truly sorry for your loss :hug2:

She sounds like a remarkable woman, even to the manner of her passing. I do hope that things go smoothly on Monday and are a fitting tribute for her :hug2:

Jazmine
15-01-2009, 08:07 PM
So sorry to hear your sad news Dan your`e in my thoughts and prayers :hug2:R.I.P Dan`s Mom :redroses:
Jacqui xxxx

Tinker
17-01-2009, 04:34 PM
I'm so, so sorry Dan ! :hug2: Peace to you .

Shellyamc
17-01-2009, 04:51 PM
So sorry to hear about this.

Sending loads of love and good thoughts to you and your family :hug2:

We are here if you need us.

Britchick
17-01-2009, 04:55 PM
sorry Dan, only just seen this, i'm very sorry for your loss:hug2:

lisaw
17-01-2009, 05:27 PM
So sorry for your loss Dan :hug2:

Isafari
18-01-2009, 11:11 PM
:hug2: so sorry to hear about your Mom. Will be thinking of you tomorrow.

SleepinCatz
18-01-2009, 11:16 PM
All our love thoughts and prayers are with you and your family...

Beccaberry
20-01-2009, 02:52 AM
:hug2:

Watchinherskip
21-01-2009, 05:11 PM
Thank you all for your words of condolence and sympathy. Mom's viewing was on Sunday. It was very well attended and the support of our family and our friends was wonderful. Two college room mates made the two hours plus trip from Philly to lend support and due to previous engagements stayed for about a half hour then turned the car south to go right back to Philly. Seeing them was totally unexpected and it got me very choked up. Great guys those two.

Mom's mass was on Monday. The mass was lovely. I was honored to read the first reading and my brother performed the eulogy. Of course my Aunties gave the priest a hard time afterward (in a kidding way) as my mom was soooo Irish (it was a predominately Irish church St Pat's) and he was of Polish decent. He was just an amazing guy. A retired Monsegnior; we were honored that we were able to share a meal at Mom's reception luncheon.

It was a long and somewhat quiet drive back to Virginia yesterday. We got back around 8:00 and I had to get my head together to get back to work. I need to do some serious catch up in my master's classes. Any rate, thank you all for you concern. You don't know how much it meant.

mainecoon lover
21-01-2009, 05:15 PM
I am so sorry to hear about your mum :hug2:.

mumof2
21-01-2009, 05:30 PM
:hug2:

Skywatcher
21-01-2009, 05:48 PM
:hug2:

Thank you for taking the time to update us Dan

MystikPiglit
21-01-2009, 05:56 PM
:hug2:

Tink
21-01-2009, 07:28 PM
Dan, it sounds like it was a beautiful ceremony. You surely do have some wonderful friends. Thank you for sharing it with us. Take care now. :hug2: :hug2:

Johnie
21-01-2009, 08:06 PM
:hug2: Dan, I just read this. I am so sorry for your loss. If you need anything, please let me know.

Beccaberry
23-01-2009, 12:34 AM
Just sending an extra hug along to you, Dan :hug2:

Wendy
23-01-2009, 10:19 AM
I'm so sorry Dan :hug2: :hug2: Your memories will stay with you forever, your precious Mom will always be with you and a part of you :hug2: :hug2:

Watchinherskip
23-01-2009, 07:24 PM
All of you are just wonderful. Even though we haven't ever met face to face, (well we tried Johnie!), your words have brought me a lot of comfort.

Upon arriving home our dear friends had a cooler on the back deck with a dinner and breakfast prepared. Life is so much better when you fill it with friends.

One of the guys I spoke of in a previous post, a college roomate, who himself is a primary care giver of his two parents had terrible news to send. I learned in an email from my other college roomated that Jeff's mom passed away this past Wednesday. I was shocked to hear that. His father was in much poorer condition. What a great guy. He drove 2 + hours to pay respects, then turns around to go back to his responsibilities at home.

Johnie
25-01-2009, 05:13 AM
You are blessed to have such a good friend :hug2:

Tink
25-01-2009, 03:22 PM
Ah no. How sad is that for your friend. :(

It takes a good friend to have good friends, eh Dan? :hug2: Clearly, you too are a good friend.