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Michael left a hole in my heart, and went to be with Jesus tonight

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emtwoods
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Tonight at 7:42 PM, Michael lost a fierce and courageous battle with cancer. He was at home surrounded by his Family and Friends. I am amazed at how many lives Michael touched in his 43 years and one day on earth. I can't begin to imagine what he can accomplish in heaven while he is watching over all the people who loved him. Although he will be missed here on earth, if anyone deserved to leave this world for the heavenly one a little early it was him. He was my best friend for 17 years, the Father of 4 wonderful children. His fight and determination to stay with us was never even about him, it was always about those he would be leaving behind. My children and I will take things one day at a time right now and try to figure out how we were so blessed to have him the time we did. His wish was to be home with his kids for his birthday and he was surounded by all those who loved him on November 10, and Novemeber 11th, Veteran's Day he passed away, fitting for a Combat Army Veteran

Jessica, Danielle 17, Megan 11, Christopher Woods 7, and Dustin Sigward 24

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Please accept my sincerest sympathies over losing Michael. I am so sorry for what you and your kids are now having to go through. I'm so glad that you are at peace with where Michael is now- earning his heavenly reward.

Peace, comfort, hugs, and prayers-

Lisa

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Nana b
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So Sorry for your loss. Going through this battle myself, even if NED for now, I can understand, how he made it all about everyone else. You know how they say some kids are forced to grow up, well we cancer survivors are forced to look at those that we may leave behind and face death in the face. My sincerest respect and admiration for Michael, you and the kids!

God Bless! I know the heavens are rejoicing with his presence!

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I am so very sorry for the loss of your loved one, and also happy you were blessed to have shared some time with him. I'm sure Michael was a very loving person and will be missed so much. He'll always be in your hearts.

Hugs to you and your family, Gail

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mommyof2kds
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so sorry to hear of your loss. God bless.

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mommyof2kds
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so sorry to hear of your loss. God bless.

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wolfen
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I'm so very sorry that Michael has lost his battle. I know that you and your children will always remember the love he gave to you and I'm sure he is watching over all of you now.

Luv,

Wolfen

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I am sorry for your loss, but so inspired by your wonderful attitude as you face what's next for you and your family. I know it is going to be hard, but your children are so blessed to have known Michael and to have you to lead them forward on this journey.

My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

((((((hugs))))))
Deb

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mukamom
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so sorry that Michael lost his fight. May you and your children find strength and peace.

Robert and Angela

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dear jessica and kids,

so sorry for your loss. michael sounds like he loved and was loved alot which is more than many have in our brief time on the planet. remembrance day will always be extra special for your family.

noone knowone knows for sure about what happens after we take our last breathe, i have faith michael's spirit will be watching over you and Jessica and Danielle and Megan and Christopher and Dustin.

hugs,
pete

MrsJP
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...of you and your family today.

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for you loss.i truly believe we will all be together again someday.keep the faith and the memories and dont ever let them go....Godbless....johnnybegood

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Lovekitties
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So very sorry for your loss. As you and your children deal with this may your hearts be eased when you pull out the good memories of your time with Michael.

He is no longer there physically, but I am certain that his love for you all will keep him ever in your hearts.

Hugs,

Marie who loves kitties

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PhillieG
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I'm sorry for your loss.

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pepebcn
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I will pray for you both.

laurettas
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I am so very sorry for you and your family. You are so right that Michael will be able to do so much in heaven. You have your own intercessor now in heaven and your children will be able to talk with him and receive his and our heavenly Father's assistance. I think you will be amazed at the strength you will receive from your children--they have strengths that we don't understand. May God be with you and all who are mourning the loss of Michael.

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2bhealed
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My condolences to you and your family.

peace, emily

janie1
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I'm sure Michael was a humble person, but he is a HERO to all of us. May you continue to find comfort in your Faith.

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I literally felt my heart breaking when I saw your post with it's title. Strange how the heart, a vital organ is also reflective of emotions, I felt my sink with your news. I know Michael is not gone, he will always be in your heart. I know you will see him again one day, until then I will be praying for your peace and strength. I am so sorry for your families loss.
God bless you!
Brenda

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keystone
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So difficult to even read. I cant imagine how you are hurting. We caregivers bare so much of the hurt through this process. I pray Jessica that the Lord showers you and your children with peace in the days to come. I am so sorry honey! Stepahnie

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Aud
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I am so sorry for your loss. My condolences.
~Audrey

lauragb
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My heart goes out to you and your family. In your sorrow, you still count your blessings. As Michael's spirit soars, light and love to you in your healing one day at a time.
Bless you.
Laura

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Sundanceh
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Jessica

We're very saddened by your loss of Michael. Please accept our sincerest condolences during this most difficult time for you and your family.

Having friends and family at the end are a tribute to what he meant to them - and that speaks volumes right there.

"Hooah", Michael:) Thank you for your service and all that you were.

-Craig

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Oh I'm so sorry to hear that. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family right now. May God's peace be with you, your children and your family.

Kim

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I'm so sorry you lost your dear husband. My sister died from cancer at the same age and 43 is just way too young. I'm glad you had him for 17 years, and I'm sure that you and the kids have many wonderful memories of your time with him to share. I hope those memories give you a little strength and peace. Ann

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A very sad, yet touching post...the love you have for each other is palpable and has a pulse in your written words. Sounds like although it was too brief, you were all very lucky to have each other.
God bless~
Your friend in California

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karen40
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Jessica,
I am so sorry for your lost.
I pray that the hole in your heart
be filled with joyous memories.
Karen

Luv2lunch
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We are so sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Linda and Mom

tko683
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My condolences to you and your family. I am so sorry to hear that Michael lost his battle. I am praying for you all. hugs, Teri

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sharpy102
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I'm sorry to hear that Michael has left...but remember, you'll never be alone. He'll never leave you alone! He'll be there throughout your life!!!
Please take care!!
Sophie

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karguy
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I'm so very sorry for your loss,I will be praying for all of you.

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Kathleen808
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Jessica,
My prayers go out to you and your children. I am so sorry for your loss. You have shared a beautiful man with us. I know Michael will be missed.

Aloha,
Kathleen

buckeye2
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I am saddened by you and your children's loss. I hope you will stay in touch with us and keep us updated on how you are doing. Stay strong. Lisa

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My thoughts are with you and your family during this most difficult time. I am sure that it was very comforting to Michael to be home with his loving family.

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alexinlv
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Jessica,
I am so very sorry. You and your children are in my thoughts and prayers! xo Alex

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toyfox
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So sorry for your loss...my thoughts are with you and family
Linda

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Kenny H.
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Tough loss and Im saddend to read of this.
Please continue to come here for support as well as giving guidance to others.

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thingy45
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So sorry to hear about your loss. Such a touching post you wrote, I can feel the love.
Cherish your memories and through them Michael stays alive in your thoughts.
Hugs Marjan

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fatmomma
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So very sorry. Sounds like Michael was a wonderful loving husband and father. Heaven has a new angle now and he's watching over you and the children. I will be praying for you and your family.
FM

rogina2336
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So sorry to hear about your husband, prayers for you and yours. Kim

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christinecarl
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I am sorry, it is always hard to hear of someone losing their fight, he is my age :(

Prayers for strength and peace for you all.

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