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Friday, January 18, 2013

Death Comes on My Birthday

 In Loving Memory my husband Roger 
November 20,1945 - January 18, 2013
  
Entering and leaving this world is work.
Birth and death is a struggle.
Someone told me once that we begin to die from 
the moment we are born.
Most of us are too busy with the business of living to 
worry about dying. 
Unless we are touched at an early age with the loss of 
someone we know, we seldom, if ever, concern 
ourselves with death at an early age.
It is more likely later in life that we ponder what lies ahead 
of us when this life is over. 
And so, my husband passed away today at 12:28pm
it is my birthday. 
Now what are the chances of that? What are the odds?
After all, here are 365 days in a year.
I know he did not plan this to happen this particular day.
To get past the sadness and to see something wonderful in it's 
place, I tell myself no matter how much I loved him, 
God loved him more. 
I can be at peace with knowing that.
We will always share this special day, January 18th.
♥ Rest In Peace my loving husband

          

30 comments:

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  2. As I read, tears streamed down my face. I would give anything to be there for you. Please know that Roger is in a safe and peaceful place now free from his long years of suffering. Brian and I send along our prayers for you, the girls and little Holden.
    Love and many hugs, Jean

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  3. Oh Susanne.......We know he is not struggling, in pain, or suffering, but I don't think that is enough right now to help ease your pain and sorrow. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to you and your family.
    Meredith

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  4. Oh, Susanne, I feel so terribly sad for you. My deepest sympathy to you and your family at this sad time. What a blow for it to happen on your birthday. One thing, your hubby is no longer in pain and suffering, and that is a blessing.

    Death leaves a heartache
    no-one can heal,
    Love leaves a memory
    no-one can steal

    Thinking of you,

    Joolz

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  5. Dear Susanne,

    I am crying with you.

    Since my son died, I keep reminding myself to 'look up', and I think of our future together in heaven.

    Yours in Christ
    Fi

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  6. I am so sorry to hear this. I will keep you in my thoughts and send my healing energy to you.
    Hugs, Teresa

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  7. Oh sweet friend........what can I possibly say to ease the pain you are suffering right now? I am so deeply sorry for your loss. You will be in my prayers.
    Love,
    Kris

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  8. I am so sad for you. I do not know what to say... I think it is no coincidence that this came on your Birthday. I think you had a truly amazing 'love' and that you will continue to feel that. (((Hugs)))xxx

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  9. My prayers are with you and your family.

    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  10. I'm so, so sorry! May healing and peace envelop your heart and soul. Wrapping you in my arms and holding you tight...virtually. Love, Annette

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  11. I'm so sorry for the loss of your husband. Wishing you and your family peace during this difficult time. May God's love surround you. Heather

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  12. I woke up this morning thinking about you and your family, sending you love.
    Meredith

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  13. So sorry to hear your sad news Susanne. Sending hugs and love to you and your family. Gwen x

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  14. Sending my deepest sympathy and prayers for you and your family

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  15. Dear Susanne - I am so, so sorry. My heart breaks for you. I am sending you lots of love and comforting hugs. My condolences to you and your family.

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  16. I am praying that you find comfort and peace..hugs

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  17. Sending you love for comfort at this sad time. Roger may be gone from your sight but never from your heart, now free from pain and waiting until you can be together again in love.
    Carol xx

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  18. You are in my heart and thoughts.

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  19. Peace and Blessings to you.
    A great loss for you and your family.
    Stay planted in the Love....

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  20. My deepest sympathy and my heart and prayers go out to you.
    Susan and Bentley

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  21. I am so sorry. My prayers are with you. God bless you.

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  22. Oh Susanne...I am so very sorry! {{hugs}} My heart weeps with yours. May our Heavenly Father comfort you and the family with His Love and the knowledge that Roger is safe in the arms of Jesus. Thinking of you and lifting you in prayer {{hugs}}

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  23. My dear Susanne. I'm so sorry to hear this. Since 11th I'm here in California for sorts of workshop and not easy to access blog. I thought of you all the time since we're close here but just open your blog to learn the sad news. My heart goes to you. Since I know you I read the good and sad happenings. Now is in heaven in God's rest. Wish you be tough and positive in your future. Your husband loves you and be with you on the date you were born. I love you. Take care Susanne, wave my hands from San Francisco. Tomorrow night I'm leaving for Hong Kong. My heart is with you always.

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  24. Querida Susanne no sabes cuanto lo siento, estoy muy triste, deseo con toda el alma que encuentres la paz en tu corazón, un abrazo a ti y tu familia.Besos

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  25. Dear Susanne,

    I started reading your blog about a month ago. I am terribly sorry for what you are going thru right now. I too am a young widow. I am 54 now, but lost my husband suddenly 2 years ago from a heart attack. He was only 56.
    The journey you are about to travel is NOT impossible... but it is very hard. Please know I will keep you in my prayers for the strength you will need in the upcoming days, weeks, months, and years. You WILL smile and laugh again. Time..... It just takes time to find your "new normal." This is YOUR time to grieve. Dont let anyone try to hurry you thru this process. The memories you have will continue to be a huge comfort. Right now the memories may bring tons of tears, but thats ok. Please feel free to email me if I can help you in anyway thru this journey of grief. It helped me soo much to have have other younger widows to talk with. We "get it."

    Please take extra extra good care of yourself physically. You do NOT want to get to sick with the nasty flu going around. Eat well when you can eat. Rest yourself both physically and emotionally. Baby yourself. You are experiencing a very hard grieving time. Grief is very tiring as Im sure you are finding out.

    You have my deepest sympathy..
    MJ in Ft Wayne

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  26. Dear Susanne, I don't know what sent me to your blog, but I'm very glad I was sent here. I understand the struggles you have been through and now the grief begins. I wish I could be there to help you, but you know you will be constantly in my thoughts and prayers. I send you my deepest sympathy and my heart goes out to you. Big warm hugs to you ... Sue

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  27. You know, they say "grief is the price we pay for love" and this comforts me most in times of great sadness: if it's what I have to pay for having loved deeply, then I guess it has to be endured.
    My sincere condolences to you and your family.

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  28. I'm so sorry to read about your journey through losing your love of your life. There are no words that anyone can say to make you feel better. Grieving is a personal process that each of us 'do' differently. I learned about this at a very young age when I lost my mother and her funeral was on my birthday, the 21st of January. I was 15. It's not been an easy thing to live with all these years but I've managed to survive best I could. There are so many unanswered questions but the biggest is why. It has tested my faith all these years and something I have struggled with and do to this day. I send you huge hugs and the only advice I can give you is to take it one day at a time. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

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