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Time is not healing loss of my best friend, my mum

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Comment by Tad Williams on September 27, 2016 at 3:43pm
Thank you for your comment Diamond. It is really important to have all arrangements in writing before anything happens. I lost my father 6 years ago, but my mom and stepfather are getting older. He recently had a health scare that had me thinking. If anything happens, I'm the one who would have to care for them. All my siblings have families of their own. I read this article about caring for aging parents years ago. Now it feels more relevant for me. Hopefully it can help some others as well.
Comment by Diamond on September 24, 2016 at 2:22pm

For ALL caretakers - when being the sole caretaker it is so important to have in writing prior to your love one decease all arrangements.   It is just common that  death brings about all forms of characters - so having everything in placed and signed will help alleviate a lot of unnecessary  confusion and possibly legal implications.  I have observed from personal and friends and family situation that the one without proper forethought - usually have the most confusion.  If, the family choose to act up despite the solid arrangement or wish of the decease - then that is their problem.  However, to alleviate any unnecessary stress - get all papers and arrangements in ADVANCE prior to the death of your LOVE one.  

Comment by Barbara Rieger on September 20, 2016 at 11:58pm

This is for Jennifer Grossma,

Dear Jennifer please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your dear mother! Also, give my condolences to your father.

I just read your post about your mother passing and I feel that you have done the right thing. You are your mother's daughter and you took your father's feelings into consideration. It's not unusual for family to act up and behave in an unfavourable manner. As your mother's family has done. It's deplorable the way people want to take away the right and privilege and love that is shared within the immediate family of mother and her husband and daughter etc. I feel that you have done the right thing. My mother had told me to do whatever I wanted to do with whatever. And I did. You may end up having some consequences but it's your mother not their mother. It's your father's wife! I feel that you can do whatever you want to do and when you want to do it. You are not beholding to anyone. Regardless of what they may think. My advise to you is listen to your gut feelings and not your head. Listen to the little voice inside of you and just go with it. If they don't like it then too bad! They will lose out on having you in their lives. As my paternal grandmother said the only words I ever heard her say in English I want to say them to you. "I wish-a-you-luck!"

Cyber Hugs,


Comment by Cindy Snodgress on September 10, 2016 at 1:50am
It's been awhile since I have been on here. I really do not know how to use this site. It's been 6 years since I lost my father and yes it has gotten easier but not. There are times like tonight when I struggle. I think maybe it's the change of seasons. Also, maybe hard times. I miss him so much.
Comment by Melinda CANDACE Guinn on July 27, 2016 at 3:06pm

Lean on the strength your Dad gave you all thru your life. Stay strong, he'll be there when it's your time to cross over.

Comment by dream moon on July 26, 2016 at 3:05pm

so sorry cheeus

miss my dad tell him e day i miss him wish he cud cum bac ahane i do 

Comment by Cherish Yuke on July 26, 2016 at 1:29pm dad passed two months ago. I can't believe life goes on without him. I miss him terribly everyday and it hasn't gotten any easier with each passing day! I love him more than words can say...

Comment by Karen on June 17, 2016 at 4:18pm

Daddy died in November 2009 & I miss him every single day I'm on this planet.  The pain never goes away.  He was 94 but he was my best friend, advisor, & worried about me until he took his last breath.

Comment by Rick on June 16, 2016 at 1:56pm

My Father passed away a year ago this March.  He was the kindest man I ever met.  I am not just saying that either. When ever you think of your love ones think about their lives and let your memories of them take you to a good feeling about them

My Dad Photos.

Comment by dream moon on June 16, 2016 at 11:15am

so sorry susan /sandra bean sisne 2012 sisne my dad died still kilss kills me 

its nit slf pity im after coz im not ist nt slf pity i miss hi so mush


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