Off topic...but tomorrow (December 12) will be hard....

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KathiM
KathiM Member Posts: 8,028 Member
edited March 2014 in Colorectal Cancer #1
It was my daughter, Stephanie's, birthday. It's been almost 4 years since she is gone, but I still miss her.

It's true that she had her troubles. She was emotionally disturbed and mentally retarded. But, she had a heart of gold. On a 'good' day, she would always have a smile, and a hug, for all of us.

Happy Birthday, my sweet angel, I hope things are better for you now and you rest easy....

Hugs, Kathi
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  • tr71068
    tr71068 Member Posts: 26
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    Sorry
    I just wanted to say sorry for your loss.
  • bruins1971
    bruins1971 Member Posts: 227
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    Sorry for you lose
    I am so very sorry for the lose of your little angel I hope and pray that she is at rest now in a better place.

    bobby
  • LivinginNH
    LivinginNH Member Posts: 1,456 Member
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    Sorry for you lose
    I am so very sorry for the lose of your little angel I hope and pray that she is at rest now in a better place.

    bobby

    I simply can't imagine such

    I simply can't imagine such a loss; I wish I could give you a hug right now. At this time of year we often reflect upon the special times that we've shared with our loved ones who have passed. Take comfort in those memories as you feel the warmth of her love in your heart. Best wishes always, Cynthia
  • Annabelle41415
    Annabelle41415 Member Posts: 6,742 Member
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    Aww
    My heart goes out to you for this is a special day in your soul. My thoughts are that she is remembering you right now and not only on this day, but everyday. She is looking down on you with love and kindness for the special mother that you are. Happy Birthday dear Stephanie.

    Kim
  • Sundanceh
    Sundanceh Member Posts: 4,392 Member
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    December....
    ....seems to be a difficult time for so many folks here.

    It's good to pause in reflection and rememberance - for as long as we remember them, they will always be there with you.

    -Craig
  • Crow71
    Crow71 Member Posts: 679 Member
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    Many Sparks
    You are a fascinating and wonderful person Kathi. You - and all your stories and travels - mean a lot to me. I'm sorry that Stephanie had a troubled life, but she had a great mom.
  • Lori-S
    Lori-S Member Posts: 1,277 Member
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    Big Hugs to you Kathi
    And Happy Birthday to Stephanie.
  • herdizziness
    herdizziness Member Posts: 3,624 Member
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    Dear
    Dearest Kathi,
    When would something of this magnitude be off topic? Never.
    My heart aches along with yours at the loss of any of our children. Remember with a smile the wonderful moments, although I know, nonetheless, that the tears will fall at the same time.
    Will be thinking of you tomorrow with special thoughts, that you will hold just the good moments in your mind.
    I think your sweet angel, is simply that at this moment, a sweet angel, smiling down on her Mama, wanting her Mama not to cry, but to smile at the love you both shared.
    Hugs and more hugs,
    Winter Marie
  • Lovekitties
    Lovekitties Member Posts: 3,364 Member
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    Hugs to you
    The time doesn't lessen our missing loved ones who have passed, but hopefully it brings an easing of the hurt and replaces it with loving thoughts.

    Happy Birthday to your sweet angel, who knows without a doubt that she is loved.

    Marie who loves kitties
  • tootsie1
    tootsie1 Member Posts: 5,044 Member
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    So hard
    Dear, dear Kathi.

    You are the sweetest person, and I wish I could take some of the pain away for you. I have not experienced such a loss myself, but my cousin's son died when he was 9 years old, and she has never been quite the same. It's just such a hard blow.

    I'll be saying special prayers for you tomorrow.

    *hugs*
    Gail
  • christinecarl
    christinecarl Member Posts: 543 Member
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    I am so sorry
    I can't imagine what that is like, those anniversaries must cut like a knife. I wish I could take that pain away from you even for one day. Just know you are in my prayers.

    She will be there for you when you cross over waiting to take your hand.
  • pete43lost_at_sea
    pete43lost_at_sea Member Posts: 3,900 Member
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    lost for words, kathi
    kathi
    your love for Stephanie is vivid.
    somehow my kids morning hug will be more special tomorrow.
    i will love them a little deeper if that were possible.
    i have not imagined a life without them.
    thanks for sharing your love of stephanie.
    I pray she is at peace.
    hugs,
    pete
  • coolvdub
    coolvdub Member Posts: 408 Member
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    lost for words, kathi
    kathi
    your love for Stephanie is vivid.
    somehow my kids morning hug will be more special tomorrow.
    i will love them a little deeper if that were possible.
    i have not imagined a life without them.
    thanks for sharing your love of stephanie.
    I pray she is at peace.
    hugs,
    pete

    Kathi,
    I don't know this

    Kathi,

    I don't know this pain personally, so all I can say is I will pry for you to be able to use this day as a day of remembering your Stephanie with loving memories. Happy birthday Stephanie.

    Don
  • AnneCan
    AnneCan Member Posts: 3,673 Member
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    Kathi
    I am wrapping my arms around you. You are in my thoughts. Stephanie was loved + to love and be loved are the most important things in life. You are loved too, + have built a wonderful life for yourself despite this enoromous loss and great health issues. Kathi, you are an inspiration to me everyday. I hope the day is filled with warm memories.
  • Nana b
    Nana b Member Posts: 3,030 Member
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    AnneCan said:

    Kathi
    I am wrapping my arms around you. You are in my thoughts. Stephanie was loved + to love and be loved are the most important things in life. You are loved too, + have built a wonderful life for yourself despite this enoromous loss and great health issues. Kathi, you are an inspiration to me everyday. I hope the day is filled with warm memories.

    Hugs
    Hugs!! Take the day and relax or cook up a torm! I know irt hurts,
  • Nana b
    Nana b Member Posts: 3,030 Member
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    AnneCan said:

    Kathi
    I am wrapping my arms around you. You are in my thoughts. Stephanie was loved + to love and be loved are the most important things in life. You are loved too, + have built a wonderful life for yourself despite this enoromous loss and great health issues. Kathi, you are an inspiration to me everyday. I hope the day is filled with warm memories.

    Hugs
    Hugs!! Take the day and relax or cook up a torm! I know irt hurts,
  • Sonia32
    Sonia32 Member Posts: 1,071 Member
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    Cyber hugs and flowers
    with love, thinking of you on this day.
  • Jaylo969
    Jaylo969 Member Posts: 824 Member
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    Sonia32 said:

    Cyber hugs and flowers
    with love, thinking of you on this day.

    Kathi
    Sending you a great big cyber hug. December is going to be especialy sad for our family this year too.My Mom was like a child when it came to holidays and I am going to miss her excitement.Knowing that our loved ones are still with us forever and ever in our hearts and memories helps a lot, but we still have our moments.

    -Pat
  • sasjourney
    sasjourney Member Posts: 395 Member
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    I am so sorry!
    I don't have the right words to comfort you during this time. I can only imagine the pain and I wish I could take that away from you. You are a strong lady and such an encouragement and comfort to all of us. I don't know why life has to be so hard and painful. Your memories of her are alive and with you always. I am thinking about you.

    Hugs,

    Sara
  • pepebcn
    pepebcn Member Posts: 6,331 Member
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    I am so sorry!
    I don't have the right words to comfort you during this time. I can only imagine the pain and I wish I could take that away from you. You are a strong lady and such an encouragement and comfort to all of us. I don't know why life has to be so hard and painful. Your memories of her are alive and with you always. I am thinking about you.

    Hugs,

    Sara

    Kathi ,
    Cheer up , have lots of hugs!.