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I have been through the grief of losing my granddaughter over 3 1/2 years ago, so I know how all encompassing grief can be. And I also grieved for my daughter, watching her struggle with losing a child. But I also learned from that grief. I know now that it does get easier with time and we come to live a 'new normal' -- a life that is filled with memories in your heart instead of a child (or a mom) in your arms. This helps me some with my mom. And this is the natural order of live and death, unlike the loss of a child. But cancer is not what I ever expected to take my mother from us.
And the family photo is a great idea. I have two sisters that live out of state, one in North Carolina and one in Ohio. They came down in February for a visit and we did take a family photo then -- it is one I will cherish forever. I know they will be down again soon, and we will take yet another family photo.
Tomorrow we are working in my Mom's flower garden. It will look beautiful when we are done. And Easter Sunday we have a big celebration planned at her house. She is feeling so good, it is hard to believe that she is sick. She's making deviled eggs, pudding, hamburgers, hotdogs and on and on and on .....
Again, thank you for your kind and helpful words. I appreciate you and the others on this board so much.
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