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#75108 --- 12/01/04 10:33 AM Re: Empty Place at the Table
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Is this the poem?

http://www.weddingromance.com/poems/poem89.htm

( Found it at Ultimateweddng.com

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#75109 --- 12/01/04 10:34 AM Re: Empty Place at the Table
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I think so... I'll check w/ him tonight. Thanks!
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#75110 --- 12/01/04 10:38 AM Re: Empty Place at the Table
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YOur welcome!

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#75111 --- 12/03/04 10:13 AM Re: Empty Place at the Table
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I see at least two empty cradles, too.

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#75112 --- 12/03/04 11:05 AM Re: Empty Place at the Table
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For my great grandmother: I miss you very much. Christmas isnt the same without you.

Life's Colors

Green plastic and pink satin sits upon her stand.
"I'm afraid of death," She explained to me through her maze of tubes.
"Not of my own, but of life's treasures."
She scolds those who bring live ones.
They would die.
"Now is the time to appreciate life," She tells me
as the beeping monitor reminds me of hers.

The plastic and satin are now on my table
Forever keeping those vivid colors,
Never changing, never aging, never dieing.
I bring them to her
and leave them on the browning ground
The only colors left of life,
reminders of the lady I'll always love.
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#75113 --- 12/03/04 12:09 PM Re: Empty Place at the Table
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I have one empty cradle...but I will remeber that angel grandchild as well this year at Christmas...going to look for a special angel for the tree for my daughter...a baby angel ornament. Just she knows i remember and that I will not forget that child.

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#75114 --- 12/03/04 02:32 PM Re: Empty Place at the Table
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One is indeed for you and your daughter, SBJ.

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#75115 --- 12/03/04 05:24 PM Re: Empty Place at the Table
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for my recently lost child - this yr may be hard - but next year after your due date will be harder

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#75116 --- 12/03/04 08:27 PM Re: Empty Place at the Table
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I'll try to still be here for ya, Thena.



the poster formerly known as mcbratt

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#75117 --- 12/04/04 09:21 AM Re: Empty Place at the Table
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My daughter was not holding up as well as I had thought...or at least as much as she seemed to be. She recently had her boyfriend take her to the doctor's, having to turn around from taking her to work, in tears. She just could not hold it in anymore. They have her on Zoloft. She and I talked about it a little more and more each day since. I think it was the holiday shopping that broke her this time, she told me seeing all the baby items she would have bought for the "baby to be" made her realize how REAL it was to have lost the child, even as early as she did. I am so sorry Thena for your loss, too.

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#75118 --- 12/04/04 06:17 PM Re: Empty Place at the Table
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Sj - sorry to hear about your daughter as well....

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#75119 --- 12/08/04 03:54 PM Re: Empty Place at the Table
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For those who grieve in private.




That's nice. My husband has been gone over 5 years now. Christmas is tough. My daughter won't help with any decorating, especially the tree because he's gone. My son helps me. Its tough. If not for my mother being with us at Xmas, I'd fly south! HA! She's 81 and won't be here forever, but she's been my rock. God bless her!
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#75120 --- 12/08/04 05:28 PM Re: Empty Place at the Table
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so sorry for everyone's loss. pm me if you need to just talk.i'm a good listener.

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#75121 --- 12/08/04 06:23 PM Re: Empty Place at the Table
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Yes, dad's been gone for 9 years on 12/18 - so hard for me and my siblings to deal with. I was only 26 when he passed. Mom used to come celebrate the Holiday dinners with us, Thanksgiving, Christmas, but now she's living with my brother. We were at my brother's for Thanksgiving which was a lot of fun. But Christmas, we'll be here and she'll be there. Thankfully, I have my six children to keep me busy! I'll call her and check in - I know she's doing well with my brother - that's what I have to keep reminding myself!!! She's in good hands!

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#75122 --- 12/09/04 01:34 AM Re: Empty Place at the Table
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My husband has been gone for six months now.Usually have the tree up by now.Just don't feel like doing anything for xmas.the girls don't seem to care for themselves.I think if it wasn't for my granddaughter they wouldn't even bother.Just want this year over with.
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#75123 --- 12/09/04 05:13 AM Re: Empty Place at the Table
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sweetglory - i am so sorry to hear of your loss. i can understand your daughters - at this time last yr it had only been 4 months since my fathers passing - and christmas was always something that got all of us together

i hope you all make it through this hard time

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#75124 --- 12/09/04 09:18 PM Re: Empty Place at the Table
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Thank you Thena..it's just that he was so young ( only 58)
and they thought he would be there when they decide to marry.At 20 and 19 they still have a hard time,as I do.He always started decorating on "black friday" and added more every year.It just doesn't feel right for now.Thought it was bad enough on his birthday in October when he turned 59.the older daughter had a breakdown,she is daddy's girl and had gone to the graveside without me,befor work.she should have waited.so far she seems to be handling the holidays,We'll see how it goes..
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#75125 --- 12/09/04 11:16 PM Re: Empty Place at the Table
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YOu know where ti find a little holiday cheer anytime Sweetglory. You also know I understand how hard this is on all of you. I want to thank you for sharing in my "Christmas" yesterday. I hope you all enjoyed the time here. It is hard, and I know this whole last couple of weeks was tough on YOU especially. Maybe just a nudge for the firls to find one thing that "my guy' (wink) liked the most to see up at Christmas time....for that grand baby...not all at once...just one little thing. And share the memories.

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#75126 --- 12/10/04 06:22 AM Re: Empty Place at the Table
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thanks for having us! twas great..and sugar raised only a little.
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#75127 --- 12/10/04 07:11 AM Re: Empty Place at the Table
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sweetglory - last yr when he died - my father had JUST turned 52..

i understand daddy's little girl - as i was my fathers ONLY daughter (though i think his granddaughter, my oldest daughter was the apple of his eye!).. my youngest was not even 2 months old when he passed.... His b-day was this July... i couldnt bring myself to go on his actually b-day - or date of his death - in fact i've only been a handful of times - it's tough - so as i may not understand where youa re coming from - i do understand your daughters.... i hope she (and you and the rest of the family) can find some joy to the holidays - cause i truely think our loved ones would want us to... to remember them and love them - but still find the joy in everyday life

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