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Monday, December 20, 2010

This Is Getting Ridiculous

My great aunt Voncille died a month ago.  My aunt Terri died last weekend.  While she was being buried, her father, who lay in the hospital with cancer, also died the same day.  My best friend Shane, who I was roommates with for 5 years before he married, is at the hospital now with his dad who is dying.  His dad has been in the hospital for 2 weeks now and is steadily getting worse by the day.  One of my girlfriends, who is like me and has no human children...only doggie children, told me today that one of her babies is dying of a cancerous tumor. 

I have never experienced so much death and dying during a holiday season before.  This is too much.  Too many of my loved ones are sad and suffering... and I'm sad.  We all need some peace and prayers.

17 comments:

  1. Sending peace and prayers your way Tammy, hugs.

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  2. So so sorry to hear. Take care of yourself; you'll be in my thoughts.

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  3. Oh...you are too sweet!!! And now I am crying again! I guess that my news was not good news...and certainly pales in comparison with he others. So sorry to have been a dampner on the season. However...I am very thankful each and everyday for friends like you...

    Sending a huge smile and hug your way!

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  4. So sorry you are surrounded by sorrow sweetheart. Sending hugs and prayers.

    Hugs

    She
    xxx

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  5. I am so sorry to hear this. All are good reminders to take care of ourselves and enjoy life every single day.

    ((HUGS))

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  6. Hugs to you. There is so much sadness and suffering going on I'm with Kelly - it serves to remind us to cherish each moment. Truly we don't know where we'll be tomorrow. My friend with lung cancer is waiting to hear (today) if her cancer has spread more - we're on pins and needles.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  7. Sincerest sympathies, Tammy. It is hard, when death comes in a pre-holiday wave like this.

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  8. I am sorry to hear of the losses you have experienced lately. Remember to take care of you while you are grieving. My thoughts and prayers to you and your family and friends who are experiencing pain and loss and this time :Hugs:

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  9. You are exactly right, Tammy, there is too much sickness and death this year around me, too, for some reason. And some just plain old tragic sadness for one reason or another. I guess we all need to pray for and send hugs to each other. I'm sorry for all your sadness.

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  10. Oh no, so very sorry to hear of that Tammy. Im sending you huge hugs and your family is in my prayers. Take care of your self girl.

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  11. (((hugs)))Prayers are being sent out for you and yours.

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  12. So sorry!! Sending prayers. This year the holiday season has been strange for us too. My hubby's uncle died (very unexpectedly), then my grandmother died (cancer) and just a few days ago my hubby's "second dad" passed away (also unexpected). What is going on?

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  13. dude...I am so sorry. Especially with the baby...it's never expected when it's a little one. I hope you all can catch a break. hugs and prayers from us.

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  14. Saying many prayers for you and yours today. I am truly sorry to hear about all this; that is an incredible amount of loss to have to deal with. I pray you are able to heal and find closure in these losses. (((HUGS))) to you.

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  15. This is a lot for any one to deal with. Christmas is the time of peace.....I will be praying that peace will be yours this holiday.
    Hugs, Kathleen

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  16. Many hugs and sympathies. Hope things look up and better soon, dearie.

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  17. Thanks Tammy, thanks for the warm welcome back and for the encouragement! And I didn't feel at all like you were making light of my gaining some back. As you said, shit does happen, and when it odes, we lose our focus on things sometimes. Important thing is to be able to re-focus. Merry Christmas to you, however you end up spending the day.

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