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    I can only agree with what Joni and Carol wrote. I think everyone who read your posts on a regular basis and like you said,( shared the journey) can feel your pain. Celoi Your not alone, God will live in your heart and give you the strenght if you let him.

    God Bless,
    Jeff G.


    Hello Charlene,

    My Mother passed 6 months ago, and I think about her every day, several times a day. She lived right next door to us before she took sick, and then moved in with us for 17 months before she passed. It seems as though the bond you shared with your Dad is very similar to the one I had with my Mom. Every day the feelings are different. Sometimes you will be okay, other days you may feel guilty, and some days you may feel sad that they had to go through something so horrible. I know I go through all of these feelings.

    I think the stronger you love someone, the stronger you will hurt. I don’t know if I will ever be the same.



    Charlene –
    You will never, ever forget your Dad. And why should you? The horrible anguish of loss will ease, and your memories will become sweet and warm and will make you smile. We don’t get over grief…we get through it. Because of our experiences, we are forever changed. Remember the wonderful blessing that your father was not only to you, but to the many people’s lives he touched. He is with you in spirit and always will be, and will live forever in your heart. And he will be waiting for you at the gate of Heaven to welcome you to your eternal home with our Lord and Savior. I am at 10 months post today, and while I still grieve for my wonderful husband, Mike, I am thankful that I had him in my life for 30 years. My thoughts are with you.

    Joni Craighead


    I want to THANK everyone that use their time to encourage and support me with my father. It has been and is a battle to stay strong and positive. I never thought I would loose my father. But I have came this far with support from the this group who really understood.
    THANKS for your feed back and encouragement through this journey. My father’s battle was mine and I have lost a wonderful person in my life, who was so much to me. Not only was he my father, but he was my friend.
    Some say the pain will ease. However, it will be 2 months and I have not found less hurt in my case. Instead of thinking, I am not doing well for feeling so sad, I now reason with myself- its normal. I did everything I could to help him and he wasn’t a burden.
    I have lost someone I really loved and who loved me dearly. I just can’t forget him, I just can’t forget…..

    celoi (Charlene Eloi) daughter of David Cook

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