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suzecat

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Bryan............thank you for sharing your mother's last days. Very kind and generous of you to do so. She sounded like a person I would have liked and admired very much. I have hope to go out (when it's time) in the same complete, "bow on top" "period at end of sentence" way that she accomplished. :thumbsup:

Oh ya, I'm supposed to ask a question.....................is Mission Beach as crazy as in the 80s, or has it gone completely "we got money/Martha Stewart" A list? Used to be a great place for keggers and old hippies.........:D
 

Casinomeister

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...Oh ya, I'm supposed to ask a question.....................is Mission Beach as crazy as in the 80s, or has it gone completely "we got money/Martha Stewart" A list? Used to be a great place for keggers and old hippies.........:D
It's keggers no more. But no Martha Stewart either. You can't smoke on the beach, and you're not supposed to have alcohol. But it's still a great place to sit in the sun and jump into the cold Pacific.
 

RobWin

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Bryan, your "WORD FROM THE MEISTER" letter regarding your mom was beautiful man, it really moved me and brought tears to my eyes thinking of my own mother in that situation...I've got to make the time to make the trip out to see my mom soon too, before it is too late...thanks again Bryan for sharing with us those beautiful moments that you spent with your mom in her last days.
 

jas2587

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yes Bryan Thanks
and enough cant be said for the Hospice Workers
they were here over 21 days in my Mother's last days
an I sure the heck dont know what we would have
done without them
in fact i lew of flowers we had them donate to Hospice
again Thanks
an Rob yes get out to see her an soon

you don't know how much you miss
something or someone
when it isnt there anymore

Cindy
 

pevangel

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hi casinomeister welcome back, i was crying as i read your newsletter about your mom, im glad you got to be with your mother before she past, my sister died of on november 15, 2007 i was so hoping she would get better (yes i was in denial) the last time i saw my sister it was 10-12--2006 the day i left new jersey to move to florida, its strange but when we were saying goodbye we were both crying like babies because i beleive we both knew we would never see each other again (in this lifetime) but i sure would never admit that. so the next time i saw my sister was at her funeral. she was suppose to go home that day ,in a sense i guess she did go home but not the home we all live at, the saddest thing is the cancer itself didnt kill her it was staff infection that took her life. anyway thank you very much for sharing.

pevangel
 

cynthial

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Tears here too. Lovely newsletter. I had to stop half way through to dry up a bit and get a hug from Jonne. Then I grinned when reading how much she enjoyed travelling and dance and of her very great love for all children. A life very well done in my opinion. We should all be so blessed to have a sound assessment taken at the end and find we were not lacking. I applaud her zeal for life.

Brings this quote to my mind.

"I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good thing, therefore, that I can do or any kindness I can show to any fellow human being let me do it now. Let me not defer nor neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again."
Addisyn Walker

I too lost someone quite recently. My dear brother Brian. It takes time but eventually a smile will creep into the tears and lighten the load a tad.

Rob, get out your travelling shoes and go and visit with your Mum!

Cindy and Pevangel, I wish for you both to be soothed by warm memories of your missing loved ones. I am sure they were both delightful women who made a deep impression on those whom they encountered.

As for me, I will look back on Brian in kindness. Perhaps his last few years were not quite so well done as he struggled with many human frailties, alcoholism being just one. But in the end those things do not seem to matter much and any bad memories are dwarfed by the very fond ones he left us.
Maybe that is the definition of a life well done afterall.
 

classymom

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Bryan that was a wonderful letter and I'm sure having all her kids around during the end was a big comfort to your Mom. When my Father passed on he was alone and that will always be a sad memory for me. What his death did do was bring my brother and my sister and me together and we mended a lot of differences that kept us out of touch for way to long. Family is so important and sometimes it takes a tragedy to realize that. Thanks again for a wonderful newsletter.
 

SlotMonster

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Bryan, you know, I cannot say about me that I'm very sensitive person. But your letter didn't left me indifferent. When I red it, it was so hard to hold my tears... I'm still under impression...
And those last days, as surreal as they were, went quick. And when she went, all three of her kids were there with her - which is an amazing thing. So many people drop dead in parking lots or die in plane crashes, never having a chance to say goodbye or to clear up unfinished business. I'm still in awe that my sisters and I were able to be there when it was time.
These words sank into my mind... And now I'm so sad, because I cannot find appropriate words to express my feelings...
 

jas2587

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Tears here too. Lovely newsletter. I had to stop half way through to dry up a bit and get a hug from Jonne. Then I grinned when reading how much she enjoyed travelling and dance and of her very great love for all children. A life very well done in my opinion. We should all be so blessed to have a sound assessment taken at the end and find we were not lacking. I applaud her zeal for life.

Brings this quote to my mind.

"I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good thing, therefore, that I can do or any kindness I can show to any fellow human being let me do it now. Let me not defer nor neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again."
Addisyn Walker

I too lost someone quite recently. My dear brother Brian. It takes time but eventually a smile will creep into the tears and lighten the load a tad.

Rob, get out your travelling shoes and go and visit with your Mum!

Cindy and Pevangel, I wish for you both to be soothed by warm memories of your missing loved ones. I am sure they were both delightful women who made a deep impression on those whom they encountered.

As for me, I will look back on Brian in kindness. Perhaps his last few years were not quite so well done as he struggled with many human frailties, alcoholism being just one. But in the end those things do not seem to matter much and any bad memories are dwarfed by the very fond ones he left us.
Maybe that is the definition of a life well done afterall.
cynthial this is so sweet my Mom was a wonderful woman
she overcame many hardships like 1 is that when she was born
on both hands she only had fingers out to the knuckles but
she was a mean typyst she worried that her children or Grandkids
would be born with that defect not because of the teasing etc
but because thats how Grandma's are
she was to move in with us an was adding on to my house
we went from a 49k home to 179K all from her adding on
that is neither here nor there but she never got into the
addition she couldnt hang on

But Every room we look in we see Mom an yes we smile
she passed in 2001 an yes I still hav e tears
tears of Joy an tears of sorrow
I would give anything to have her back but
not possible so we look at it this way
she is in a better place no pain with family
an one day I hope not to soon I will be with her again

again Thanks I am rambling

Cindy;)
 

ksech

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What a beautiful tribute to your Mother. We take life for granted sometimes. We get caught up in our own small corners of the world and we forget that life is passing us by. I'm glad you mom got to do the things she did before her time here on earth was through, perhaps she did get to do some of the things on her bucket list. Just remember, a part of her lives on through you and your children. She was the lucky one, to be surrounded by those she loved the most and those who loved her the most. My prayers go out to you and your family as you make the adjustments of life without a loved one.
 

BingoT

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May all the Angeles watch over her.
God Bless You Bryan and Family
That was a Great Tribute to your Mother.
God Bless
As a man that sees death each day it still makes me cry.
An old saying I have "A Man Is Not A Man Until He Cries & Never be Ashamed Do Do It"




 

Luigi810

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Thanks for sharing you story Bryan, when you mentioned your family all being present it reminded me of when my mom passed away, me, my 2 sisters, my brother, my grandmother, 2 nieces and nephew were all standing by my moms bed, we held her hands, arms, legs, feet, and touched her face until she took her last breath...your mom knew you were all there and she couldn't have asked for anything more, she went in peace..God Bless


And those last days, as surreal as they were, went quick. And when she went, all three of her kids were there with her - which is an amazing thing. So many people drop dead in parking lots or die in plane crashes, never having a chance to say goodbye or to clear up unfinished business. I'm still in awe that my sisters and I were able to be there when it was time
 

Casinomeister

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Thanks all for your thoughtful responses.
 

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