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She is gone.
Posted by: Blankity Blank
Date: April 04, 2019 08:57AM
“But if you have to go, then go. Go if it hurts. Go if it's time. Just go knowing you were loved, that I will never forget you, that you will live in everything I do. Go knowing I love you purely, that you were an amazing person. Go knowing I told you all my secrets. Because you were my best friend.”
Taylor Jenkins Reid, “The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo”

Early yesterday morning, she began to slip away.

There were calls and consultations and exams, all confirming what instinct instantly knew. The last strands of time were playing out. Weariness gave way to deep sleep, gave way to coma, until the end when a final stillness came.

You know. It’s different somehow, that sleepiness. We said our goodbyes. I brought in her cats, sources of deep, unquestioning love and endless laughter, for one last cuddle. And then I sat with her until the end came. Peacefully, without pain or fear.

Not long ago, she told me that more than once of late she had woke from sleep only to be unsure if she had not awakened, but just fallen into a nightmare. Modern pharmacology managed to give her back some sense of both sleeping and wakeful restfulness, if still short of peace.

My sister’s life was not easy, from the beginning. At four years old, someone hung her puppy for her to find. We shared a father so toxic he would have qualified for a Superfund clean up, she was plagued by depression most of her life, saved largely through the graces of finding a therapist who is an angel in earth — for almost three decades she guided my sister to a life with more happiness than few would have thought possible.

Now, she is at rest. Will we see each other again? Who truly knows for sure. But if I do, it will be a Great Day.
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Re: She is gone.
Posted by: Acer
Date: April 04, 2019 09:03AM
Deepest sympathies, BB.
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Re: She is gone.
Posted by: lost in space
Date: April 04, 2019 09:04AM
So sorry.



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Re: She is gone.
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: April 04, 2019 09:09AM
If you enter this world knowing you are loved and you leave this world knowing the same, then everything that happens in between can be dealt with.


My heart and thoughts go out to you.

My most sincere condolences for your loss.

Be well, as much as is possible.



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Re: She is gone.
Posted by: testcase
Date: April 04, 2019 09:16AM
Condolences on your loss. sad smiley
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Posted by: raz
Date: April 04, 2019 09:17AM
So sorry for you loss. Cherish the good memories.



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Re: She is gone.
Posted by: Carnos Jax
Date: April 04, 2019 09:34AM
With both sadness, and much admiration for what you did.....my thoughts are with you.
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Posted by: Bo
Date: April 04, 2019 09:34AM
So very sorry to hear this. My condolences to you.
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Posted by: Blankity Blank
Date: April 04, 2019 09:36AM
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raz
So sorry for you loss. Cherish the good memories.

Always.

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Re: She is gone.
Posted by: graylocks
Date: April 04, 2019 09:40AM
Condolences to you and yours, BB.



"Success isn't about how much money you make. It is about the difference you make in people's lives."--Michelle Obama
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Posted by: robfilms
Date: April 04, 2019 09:44AM
i am truly sorry for your loss.

may your sister's many good deeds bring some solace to you and her friends.

hugs

rob
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Posted by: beagledave
Date: April 04, 2019 09:44AM
I'm so sorry for your loss.

Thanks for sharing her story.
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Posted by: p8712
Date: April 04, 2019 09:45AM
I'm so sorry.
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Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: April 04, 2019 09:51AM
Peace be with you. And your sister.
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Posted by: Rick-o
Date: April 04, 2019 09:54AM
So sorry to hear! My condolences, and hope your sister is now at peace.



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Randy: What the @#$%& are you talking about?
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Re: She is gone.
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: April 04, 2019 10:00AM
Very sorry for your loss. Take good care of yourself. You're a very good writer, thank you for sharing this journey with your MRF friends.
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Re: She is gone.
Posted by: Zoidberg
Date: April 04, 2019 10:06AM
Very, very sorry to hear, BB, and I hope the coming days bring you some peace.
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Re: She is gone.
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: April 04, 2019 10:08AM
Our heartfelt condolences and love. You are a wonderful brother, and gave her the best and most loving tribute by your tireless care and love.
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Re: She is gone.
Posted by: davester
Date: April 04, 2019 10:26AM
My condolences to you and your family, BB.



"In science it often happens that scientists say, 'You know that's a really good argument; my position is mistaken,' and then they would actually change their minds and you never hear that old view from them again. They really do it. It doesn't happen as often as it should, because scientists are human and change is sometimes painful. But it happens every day. I cannot recall the last time something like that happened in politics or religion." (1987) -- Carl Sagan
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Re: She is gone.
Posted by: Yoyodyne ArtWorks
Date: April 04, 2019 10:26AM
Condolences on your loss, she was lucky to have a brother like you.



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Posted by: anonymouse1
Date: April 04, 2019 10:26AM
May good memories lift you up at this challenging time.
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Posted by: ArtP
Date: April 04, 2019 10:40AM
Condolences - may you cherish the good times and memories,
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Posted by: freeradical
Date: April 04, 2019 10:43AM
Sorry to hear this. Condolences.
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Re: She is gone.
Posted by: Bernie
Date: April 04, 2019 11:05AM
Listened to On That Great Day JONNY LANG.

Condolences to you and yours.




Staunton, Virginia
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Posted by: space-time
Date: April 04, 2019 11:11AM
I am so sorry for your loss. RIP.
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Posted by: mikebw
Date: April 04, 2019 11:14AM
Thank you for sharing such heartfelt words.
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Posted by: decay
Date: April 04, 2019 11:19AM
Peace to you and yours, may all our loves be this strong.



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Posted by: TheCaber
Date: April 04, 2019 11:38AM
Ah, BB, I am sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing her with us here. I may write more later, but the keyboard keys have to stop swimming first.



=TC
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Posted by: vision63
Date: April 04, 2019 11:42AM
I'm so sorry about your sister. She clearly was a beautiful soul. I wish she could have made it through. She had quite the life as I'm sure is the case for you too. We love you.
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Posted by: rich in distress
Date: April 04, 2019 11:51AM
Another reason to look up to the sky.
Condolences



• back to confinement


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Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: April 04, 2019 11:54AM
Very sorry for your loss.



It is what it is.
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Posted by: DP
Date: April 04, 2019 12:01PM
I can't add any more to what's been said. RIP and God bless...





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Re: She is gone.
Posted by: rgG
Date: April 04, 2019 12:13PM
Peace to you both.





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Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: April 04, 2019 12:17PM
My condolences to you and your family.
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Posted by: Sam3
Date: April 04, 2019 12:22PM
Condolences to you on the loss of your sister. May you always have fond and beautiful memories of her.
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Posted by: Winston
Date: April 04, 2019 12:22PM
Thank you for sharing this with us. You make the world a better place.


Peace.

- Winston



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Re: She is gone.
Posted by: kledo
Date: April 04, 2019 12:24PM
Wishing you inner peace and for healing to begin soon. May memory of her be eternal.

--Kledo
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Posted by: Grateful11
Date: April 04, 2019 12:25PM
My deepest condolences to you and the family for the loss of your sister. Positive thoughts coming that way. May she rest in peace.



Grateful11
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Posted by: voodoopenguin
Date: April 04, 2019 01:09PM
So very sorry to hear your sad news.

Paul



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Posted by: hal
Date: April 04, 2019 01:39PM
nothing to add, but to say that your sister was very lucky to have you there for her.
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Posted by: pipiens
Date: April 04, 2019 01:50PM
Celebrate the good times. What is good for you is now the important thing.
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Posted by: rz
Date: April 04, 2019 01:50PM
So very sorry.
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Posted by: Pam
Date: April 04, 2019 02:58PM
My sympathies and thoughts
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Re: She is gone.
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: April 04, 2019 03:30PM
Jeff, I'm so sorry. Sending so much love to you.



rj
AKA
Vreemac, Moth of the Future
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Posted by: DinerDave
Date: April 04, 2019 03:54PM
I have no words that have not been already expressed.
I'm so sorry for the experience and loss you and your family have endured.

Dave



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Posted by: steve...
Date: April 04, 2019 04:25PM
I never know what to say in these situations - I am sorry for your loss.

I couldn't agree more with Lemon:
Take good care of yourself. You're a very good writer, thank you for sharing this journey with your MRF friends.




Northern California Coast
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Posted by: SteveO
Date: April 04, 2019 04:35PM
Very sorry for your loss. Glad to know she is at peace now.
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Posted by: Drew
Date: April 04, 2019 06:10PM
My deepest condolences to you. I'm very sorry to hear of your loss, but also wish to say thank you for taking the time to share. It is helpful to many who read your words, I'm sure.
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Posted by: Speedy
Date: April 04, 2019 07:52PM
I am very sorry for your loss. You blessed each other.



Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where the weather is wonderful even when it isn't.
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Posted by: Spiff
Date: April 04, 2019 09:50PM
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