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#768794 --- 03/11/08 07:39 AM Every Parent's Wish
Strawberry Jam Offline
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A very poignant video. I have lived through this with my own father. I am a parent, and I am sending this to my children.

I did not copy the email "letter" that accompanied this video link, but one line stands out. All of us have had parents and some of us are parents.

No matter if your parents are alive or not, this is a video you need to see and to listen to.

http://parentswish.com/site01/big.html

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#768800 --- 03/11/08 07:52 AM Re: Every Parent's Wish [Re: Strawberry Jam]
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You made me cry.

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#768802 --- 03/11/08 07:55 AM Re: Every Parent's Wish [Re: BEerwoman1]
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Made me cry, too. \:\(

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#768805 --- 03/11/08 08:01 AM Re: Every Parent's Wish [Re: Strawberry Jam]
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You made me cry too, SBJ!
Thanks for sharing.
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#768807 --- 03/11/08 08:05 AM Re: Every Parent's Wish [Re: LOTE]
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You're welcome. It made me think of my Dad, who suffered a stroke. My mother, died instantly from heart ailments. I once thought it was so unfair how fast she left us. But, after watching Dad slowly slip away, I know now...
I just wish I had had more time with both of them.

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#768953 --- 03/11/08 12:09 PM Re: Every Parent's Wish [Re: Strawberry Jam]
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Thanks SJ... My parents are both gone, but the feelings are still there.

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#772113 --- 03/16/08 10:16 AM Re: Every Parent's Wish [Re: pyalum]
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Originally Posted By: pyalum
Thanks SJ... My parents are both gone, but the feelings are still there.


I know what ya mean. I miss my own parents very much. \:\(

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#772342 --- 03/16/08 07:17 PM Re: Every Parent's Wish [Re: Strawberry Jam]
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"But, after watching Dad slowly slip away, I know now..."

I know too. My mother had emphysema and severe osteoporosis for 20 years, and spent her last 99 days in IC. My dad dropped dead of a HA while walking down the road. Ask me which way I want to go.

Actually, I have a suspicion of which way that might be, and have found that the ever present certainty that one will be no more, and even, possibly, soon and suddenly, has a way of sometimes concentrating attention on what is really important and what isn't, how one should act, and what one should and shouldn't say.

Not bad things to consider, all in all, even if no one can keep those things in mind as much as he should.

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#774141 --- 03/19/08 02:17 PM Re: Every Parent's Wish [Re: VM Smith]
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Very touching SJ thank you for sharing it.
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#774448 --- 03/20/08 07:17 AM Re: Every Parent's Wish [Re: queenbee]
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You are very welcome.

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