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Saturday, January 26, 2013

So here we are. (The end)

My sweet bride of 32 years passed on to be with the Lord last evening at 5:55 p.m. I will post a few details later but let me say that she saw the angels dance and we were able to witness God's power and mercy.

To sweet Jennifer. I saw your comment with the link to the youtube video . Mary loved it. She was third generation Irish so it went very deep in her heart.

To all of you that have read this dark journey of ours, I thank you for your prayers and comments. Once again I say they all went to my heart and made me stronger.

My sister is coming in from Germany tomorrow and my dad from Louisiana.Another blessing on my house. I will elaborate more on the angel dance later, but for now I think I'm going to let the blog rest for a while.

Be kind to each other.

Rick

35 comments:

  1. So sorry for your loss. My condolences.

    George

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  2. My dear friend Rick,
    I am so sorry for your loss.

    gfa

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  3. Please accept my sympathy.

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  4. Know that Mary has gone home, and is now at peace. We are so sorry for the loss, and our thoughts and prayers are with you Rick.

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  5. So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you. Always thankful for God's mercy and power and love.

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  6. Phyllis (N/W Jersey)January 26, 2013 at 1:02 PM

    May all our prayers comfort you. God has a new angel by His side to watch over you and your family.

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  7. My thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

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  8. I am so sorry Rick. May God grant you mercy and comfort.

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  9. I have few words other than I'm so very sorry...but as you said, she now dances with the angels of Heaven. Be at peace, my friend. God bless you.

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  10. Don't stay gone too long, Rick. You're not alone.

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  11. I'm sorry man. don't know what else to say.
    Take all the time you need.

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  12. My mother passed Thanksgiving weekend a few years back the same way... Surrounded by family, at home and at peace with herself and the way she was leaving the world.

    We dont ever really heal from the loss but we learn that life, for us must go on all the same.

    Know this though, when she arrived at her new home, no one was surprised, she did not arrive unexpectedly or too early... Nor was anyone waiting around impatiently because she was late... Rather, she arrived right when she was supposed to.

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  13. I'm sure all those she interacted with will never forget her. And I have no doubt she will always be a part of you.

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  14. My condolences my friend. I know it sounds trite, but she has no more pain and has joined our Lord.

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  15. Cancer sucks. I'm sorry for what you two had to go through and I pray that God lays his hand on you and your family. Sounds like he already has.

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  16. There are no words for you at a time like this that will provide the comfort we wish we could give. Know you are in our prayers.

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  17. I've been following, as you know, and the fast pace of Mary's cancer was frightening.

    It is never a good time to leave, or a good time to be left.

    My husband and I are in agreement that the one left behind has a terrible, terrible, row to hoe.

    I don't expect to see you any time soon. I know if Joe left me, I'd rather just sit in the corner without the lights on. I'm so sorry for you and Mary.

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  18. I am so very sorry to read this. Thinking of you and sending prayers.

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  19. Text my wife sent me on a bad day after we lost our daughter recently. (She is in a better place, no more pain in her body. Yes I will remember God's loving grace. She is now with Jesus as one of his children as his love forgave her. I believe that he is holding her now. Be strong and turn on some uplifting music.) God bless Man.

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  20. I'm so sorry. Much love and prayers for you.

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  21. I sat last night with my wife of 35 years and read her several of your last posts in order. We talked and shared and we want to offer that to you. Although there are no words for a loss like yours and we have never met except that I read your blog, there were two strangers 1500 miles away that said a prayer for you.

    I wish for you courage and strength in the days and weeks ahead.

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  22. I'm so very sorry for your loss.

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  23. I am so sorry to hear this CC. God Bless your wife, you and yours.

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  24. So sorry for your loss. God bless you.

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  25. This is my first visit to your blog. I am so sorry for your loss. As Mary was Irish, I'd like to extend an Irish blessing.

    May the road rise up to meet you.
    May the wind be always at your back.
    May the sun shine warm upon your face;
    the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again,
    may God hold you in the palm of His hand.

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  26. Bless you brother, I know the feeling, I lost my wife to cancer a few years back. Nobody knows the pain till they have been through it.

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  27. I came here for the first time today. I am so sorry.

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  28. My first time visiting your blog, too. I am so sorry for your loss. May God rest her soul, and somehow give you His grace and strength. Remember her smile, her laugh, and the wonderful years you spent together.

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