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donnaf-A Soldier's Mom
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To all my friends here on this board,
My DH passed away last night at 8:15pm MT. We spent many quality moments together yeaterday. Hugging, kissing and just holding each other. While I was stroking his head, holding his and and being as near to him as I could, I whispered to him that everyting is ok and he could go with God. That he could take Jesus' hand and walk in the garden with him. I reassured him that I would love him forever and would miss him, but God needed him more than I did and he must go and do what was needed. I repeated that to him many times so he would not be afraid. He left us so peaceful and calm that for a moment I was not aware that he was gone. My heart is empty, but also filled with so many blessed years with him. He beat the odds twice and it was not to be that he live any longer. He will be my light as I continue thru this life without him. He brought out the best in me and gave me the courage to face life with a new perspective, to laugh, to cry and to preservere. He is and will always be "My Rock". My Soldier Son was here with me. I was glad I was not alone as I did break down. I am ok now, but the shock and awe has not really set in yet. I need to go for now. I'll write more later. Thank You All Again for all your prayers and encouragement..
Much Love,
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donnaf--  We love you and are so sorry!  My heart sank when I saw the title of your new thread.  I'm glad your son was with you.  Take care of yourself.  Come here when you can and need to.  We are with you in spirit and care so much.  You are a wonderful person and have weathered this with such grace.  God be with you.  Hugs and prayers your way -- t.

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Donna, I am so sorry to hear this.  I will keep you in my thoughts as prayers as you go through the difficult days ahead. 

billie jo
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donnaf, i am so sorry for you loss. it all happened so fast. it is so much to accept in such a short time.  i am so thankful god saw to it your son was able to be with you and to see him and say goodbye. i'm glad your son from texas was able to come also. i KNOW there is life after death and i do know that he is with God now. but it makes it so hard for those left behind. god blessed you with a good man and although there were far too few years with him it sounds like the quality of time with him in your life was a great blessing. you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Olivia and Samwise
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Donna F,

Samwise and I sent our most heartfelt condolences on your heartbreaking loss. We are glad that you at least had a chance to say goodbye and find some closure in this terrible time. Please know we are here, and we support you in every way.

With kindest regards,
Olivia and Samwise
Kristen D
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My thoughts and prayers are with you & your family.

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I'm so sorry for you Donna. Your husband is now at peace and you must try to take comfort in that as you deal with missing him. Loss is hard to deal with alone. I'm glad your sons were able to be with you. I don't know what else to say now except this board is here for you when you are ready.

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Donna, I am so, so sorry for the loss of your husband. Your imagery of his walking in the garden with Jesus and going to God is lovely and will sustain you.


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Holding you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you for sharing the beauty of your time with your husband with us. You are an inspiring person.

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Donna.  My thoughts are with you.  I am soooo sorry.  In time, may all your wonderful memories just fill and over-flow the 'empty' place in your world right now.
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My conolences, I am so sorry for your loss.

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I am so very sorry, Donna.  What a selfless and beautiful person you are to share those private, loving moments with us here.  You are all in my prayers and may God hold you close during this time and always.

Rachel B.
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Donna, I was so sorry to hear of another loss from our cyber family.  I hope the peacefulness of his passing will comfort you, and also hope it gave him some peace to know that you need never be alone while you can come here.  Those who have learned to reach out know something powerful.  Take things one day at a time and be good to yourself.  You'll be in my thoughts.   

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My sincere prayers  go out to you and your family at the time of your loss.  You have been so brave.
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Cat Lady
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My very deepest sympathy to you and your family.  Your grace has been such an inspiration.  Peace to you and yours.

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