my wife passed away this morning

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Sat Nov 21, 2009 2:46 pm Post

Maura took a sudden and unexpected turn for the worse not quite two weeks ago. We were able to keep her from suffering too much.

I'll probably just lurk the boards for a while... don't feel too chatty.

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Sat Nov 21, 2009 4:22 pm Post

*e-hug* I'll be praying for you and your family.

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Sat Nov 21, 2009 4:28 pm Post

Blessings to you and your family.

Strength to you right now.


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Sat Nov 21, 2009 7:23 pm Post

My sincere condolences. I am so sorry.


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Sat Nov 21, 2009 8:11 pm Post

I`ve just read your post, and I`m gutted. I was so sure Maura was gonna beat it. I`m so so sorry Kev. My heart goes out to you. Be strong! My thoughts`ll be with you over the coming days.
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Sat Nov 21, 2009 9:19 pm Post

I am so sorry for your loss.
My thoughts are with you in this very difficult and painful time.
Take care of yourself and your children.

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Sat Nov 21, 2009 9:44 pm Post

My deepest sympathies. Not much I can say other than that, as I know nothing anyone can say can lessen the grief you will be feeling over the coming days and months, but my thoughts are with you.

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Sun Nov 22, 2009 2:40 am Post

I too send you my deepest condolences. Your grief must be all the deeper for all the hope that you have had over the last few months. My thoughts are with you.

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Sun Nov 22, 2009 7:39 am Post

My sincere condolences. I'm so terribly sorry for your loss.

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Sun Nov 22, 2009 10:52 am Post

My condolences. These are the things I would never read. Keep strong her memories, go on for her.

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Sun Nov 22, 2009 12:26 pm Post

I am so sorry, Kevin. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
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Sun Nov 22, 2009 4:49 pm Post

My sincere condolences, Kevin. After the sadness begins to ebb, take heart and start to heal. Eugene is a good town in great country. Spend some time by a lake, in the hills, or at the coast to watch the waves roll on and on.

Last night I learned that one of my students, barely 25 and full of promise, took his own life. I'm trying to focus on what he was, and not what will never be. Perhaps you can do the same with your own memories.

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Sun Nov 22, 2009 5:46 pm Post

So sorry to hear. But your mother’s words are wise.

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that distant, almost inaudible clicking sound? That's one of your
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Sun Nov 22, 2009 7:08 pm Post

Kevin, I am so sorry to hear this sad news. Words feel so inadequate, and they do little to lessen the pain. I hope you're surrounded by people from whom you can draw strength.
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Sun Nov 22, 2009 9:10 pm Post

So sorry to hear this news. I've lost too many friends and family in the past few years, so I know that there aren't any words that can take the pain away, and unfortunately in this venue words are all we have. Know that you are not alone. Prayers and healing energy to you and your family.
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