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hyphenate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 01:52 PM
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My sister-in-law finally passed away this morning
I wrote about her in a post about 10 days ago. She died of cancer, peacefully in her sleep, free of pain and misery.

My brother and my nephew were with her at home. Chris had a few more calls to make, but I think he's at peace, too, because he said he's felt so useless that he couldn't do anything more for her. Now, at last he might be able to sleep, knowing she's not suffering any longer.

She hated talking with me about politics and religion! Now, I have very few people who I can argue with about these topics. I'll miss her.

I started putting a "care" package together a couple of years ago--filling it with little stuff like notepads, body wash, collectables. ...but it's never gotten mailed. She had one on her end, too, for me, but they're just a small box that you toss things into as a surprise you can have someone open and enjoy. But like some other things in my life, it still sits there.

I'm surprised I cried as much as I did when I heard. They're in Vegas, and I'm back in Mass., and I haven't seen her in 5 years. My brother and I have grown closer--perhaps that is a gift from this whole event.

RIP, Barbie. You can see your mother, brothers and sister, aunts and uncles and everyone else now.
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Lucinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 02:05 PM
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1. Her friends and your family are in my thoughts...
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tblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 02:19 PM
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2. I'm so sorry, sweetie.
I lost mine a year ago. She needed a liver transplant but they had no insurance.

I'm so sorry for your loss and your brother's. I hate that people have to die. I really do. :hug:
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fizzgig Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 02:57 PM
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3. i'm glad she's free of pain now
:hug: to you all
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auntAgonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 05:09 PM
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4. I'm so sorry for your loss and for your family's loss Hyphenate
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hedgehog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 05:15 PM
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5. I'm sorry for your loss.
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 05:20 PM
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6. I'm sorry!
:hug:
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Dystopian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 05:40 PM
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7. Heartfelt condolences
hyphenate~
My heart goes out to you and your family....
Barbie is gone...left in peace, without pain and with loved ones...at home.

The gift... a stronger bond between you and your brother.
This is a treasure...
Bittersweet ...

Barbie...Rest in eternal peace



peace and love to you~
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 05:44 PM
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8. I am so very sorry. Even when we know it's coming, it's still a bit of a shock once it's real.
:hug:
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Curmudgeoness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 06:18 PM
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9. I am so sorry to hear this. Be there for your brother.
:hug:
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blueamy66 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 06:32 PM
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10. RIP
sorry for your loss :-(
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Phentex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 06:35 PM
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11. I'm so sorry...
She is at peace.

My heart goes out to you!

:hug:
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JohnnyLib2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 07:00 PM
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12. I'm very sorry.

I recently lost my sister after long, difficult years. I think my brother in law does feel as you describe; at peace. I do, too. The loss is very sad, but watching the suffering...........

RIP, it sounds like she was well cared for and loved. :hug:
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 08:50 PM
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13. vibes.
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Chellee Donating Member (215 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 08:55 PM
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14. I'm so sorry.
You and your family are in my thoughts.
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