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the head stone arrived

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the head stone arrived

by eastwest on Fri Oct 07, 2011 06:03 PM

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I didn't know how i would feel and wasn't sure it would be there but the memorial people said either this week or next.

Drove up to the cemetary this morning and it was staring at me through the sunlit shadows. Black granite with the scene of the lake and two people fishing from a bass boat and a dragonfly up in the one corner. Of course there was a fish coming out of the water! Both our names below. Wasn't sure how I'd feel about that either. But frankly it was comforting to have it finally in place instead of the plastic sign. Tomorrow it will be 6 months since Phil passed. I think he would have liked it. Irene

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by PKSstaystrong on Sat Oct 08, 2011 03:35 AM

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What a strange feeling that must be. I know the day they delivered my dad's ashes was such a strange day. It made the whole situation very real to me. That sounds like a beautiful stone. Actually, my dad loved to fish. It kind of reminds me of something he would like.

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by JackieJo on Sat Oct 08, 2011 10:25 PM

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Hi Irene

You've been on my mind a lot lately. Phil's headstone sounds beautiful! Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers especially today on the 6 month anniversary of Phil's passing.

Hugs and Prayers

Jackie

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by eastwest on Sun Oct 09, 2011 02:03 AM

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Thank you Jackie    Today was a mixture of emotions.

 I went to my g-son's soccer game this morning. I told him if he wanted we could go to the shore and fish a while in the afternoon.

 I was behind their car on the way home. They turned onto another road and I followed. I realized later I am like a lost puppy. They were stopping at a yard sale. I looked a bit a bought a plate with a hummingbird etched in gold on silver. But when I got back into my car I thought...I really had no business turning when they did. I cried all the way home.

 A hour or so later I picked up my grandson and we had a nice time at the beach. He swam and we fished and we tossed a football around and then walked on the boardwalk and fished a bit longer as the moon was just coming out. Then I was thinking how Phil would have loved being at his soccer game and at the shore. This new life is so difficult. Irene

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by sanjim on Sun Oct 09, 2011 01:09 PM

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Good to hear that your headstone arrived, I know you have been looking forward to its arrival. It sounds lke it is beautiful,  it gives you confort and that is good for you.  Sandra

 

 

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by JackieJo on Sun Oct 09, 2011 08:56 PM

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My heart breaks for you and me and everyone dealing with the loss of a loved one due to cancer. Like you I feel lost and I know I will never ever be the same again. My fun loving, happy life died the day Joe did. I knew Joe's death would be horrific and hard to cope with but what I'm feeling is worse then I could have ever imagined. I'm sure you can relate to these feelings. God how I hate cancer and what it does to the patients and their loved ones. Its the most evil disease on earth.

Love, Hugs and Prayers

JackieJo

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by eastwest on Mon Oct 10, 2011 12:27 AM

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Hi Sunshine   yes some days it seems like forever and some days it is a moment ago.

Yesterday and today have been really hard for me. keeping busy with the grandchildren's soccer and field hockey and fishing but I just ache for Phil and right now it feels worse. Hugs irene

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