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Very touching was posted 03/30/2010 04:44 pm by bj in MD
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I don't very often post here and can't always read here. I have been on the bereavement board side of PC since losing my husband nearly three years now.

Your words are so sensible and real. Why waste the 'now' of each day of life crying about what could be or will be. Please enjoy each moment you have while your mom fights this fight with all of you working hard alongside her with support and all the fight you have in you. Diagnosis day still rings in my heart and mind but it was nothing like the loss of such a great man.

Randy Pausch was a good example that came to mind when I read about your mom's attitude and I even thought how my husband right after diagnosis paid his repects at the funeral home where a friend was laid to rest. He looked wonderful and I was delighted to be by his side wondering like he was what the future held for us. If you haven't read Randy's book, maybe you would enjoy it and see if it might be something your spiffy mom would get inspiration from.

I also thought about my favorite book, 'Tuesday's with Morrie' and how he decided to have a gathering of all his friends while he was still feeling good with ALS instead of the wake in the future. No doubt with all the loved ones he gathered in real life there was still a wake. But a celebration of life while he was alive is what he wanted. He wanted to dance with his friends and family. Such a cute and amazing little college professor who made it on TV because of his attitude and life lessons.

His message was to learn how to live before you could learn how to die. We learned that lesson as we went along and now my Charlie's gone and I remain with heartaches by the numbers but like our warriors on this board I too must go on. Thanks for an inspiring message. Please tell your mom that friends on the board are including her in their prayers and wishes for happiness and always praying for that one more slice of life, my husband motto.

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