March 15, 2012

Be Silent and Pray

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The last few weeks have been so hard - First the former President of Munson-Williams-Proctor lost his fairly short battle with Cancer.  My neighbor's Father died, after a long and painful battle with Cancer. Last week a former co-worker committed suicide. It was awful and not a moment is passing that I am not thinking about him and his sweet family. His wife is battling breast Cancer.  Last night we lost fellow beader Judy Glende- she was only diagnosed in December, Cancer. Damn it!
I am taking a moment today, to be quiet, and pray for these families, to pray for their peace and hope they can get through these toughest times.

24 comments:

  1. I am so sorry! So many people are having such a hard time right now. Time to circle the wagons and take care of each other. All that other stuff can wait!

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  2. Cancer, cancer, cancer! When will this terrible disease be conquered?!? Every time I turn around there is someone who is diagnosed with cancer, or going through chemo, or has passed away from cancer (including my mother just a few months ago.

    I only knew Judy through her blog and emails,and she will be missed. Such a tragedy to lose a talented artist like her.

    I'm sorry it's all hitting so close to home for you, and all at once. I'm sending prayers your way.

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  3. Im so sorry too that your friends and colleauge have died. Life is such a gift and then we struggle and then die. My heart goes out to you and their families! I remember Judy such a shame she has passed on! Life the Bible says is as a vapor..i goes so fast! May we all be so thankful for today and rejoice..ox

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  4. It is so terrible, cancer is truly the plague of our times, when will we find a remedy againat this cruel enemy? And so sorry to hear about all the losses.

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  5. I can't even bear to say...or even type the C word. I lost my father to C, my brothers suffers from recurring melanoma (just like Judy...that was how hers started, too). I HATE it. Saying prayers with you for all of those whose lives were cut way too short

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  6. swopemelmel3/15/2012

    Joining you in prayer my friend. Love ya, Mel

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  7. ~Wishing peace to all affected~

    ...and the best of health to everyone that they may never have to deal with those issues.

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  8. I am no stranger to losing people to Cancer. My best friend at 23, my Grandmother, my Uncle. It's so hard on everyone around them. Luckily there are also survivors! My Aunt, My uncle and my Mother!! I keep all those suffering the loss in my heart and in my prayers <3

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  9. How sad that there have been so many losses in your life recently. Prayers for comfort and long-distance hugs of support to you, your family, and the families of all of those affected.

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  10. It seems like so much has gone wrong for so many lately. I can't quite wrap my brain around it, and it's made me think twice and three times about the important things in life.

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  11. Thanks Lorelei for sharing these passings and encouraging a moment of prayer.

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  12. I know. I feel my words are useless.

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  13. My sympathies, Lorelei. I lost my mother 3 weeks ago to cancer and 2 co-workers in January. There are have been a number of deaths in the last 4 months (cancer and suicide) that have effected my loved ones. It has been very dark period and somewhat overwhelming. If anything, it proves how fleeting life is.

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  14. I am sorry for your losses. It must be a very difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  15. oh. I am so sorry to hear about Judy. I have been letting her know she was in my thoughts these past few months.

    I am sorry for your losses. There is a poem that hospice hands out which references a ship on the horizon carrying our loved ones away from shore only to greeted on the far shore by the ones who proceeded them. I found much strength in that conceptualization.

    Peace to you, your family, your co-workers, your friends and all those touched by these losses.

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  16. Oh, dear woman. I am so sorry. Some days it just feels like tragedy surrounds us. Thinking of you and everyone who has been touched by these losses....

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  17. So sorry to hear about the terrible things you have been going through Lorelei, I am sending you my thoughts and prayers and big hugs! Take care lovely lady.

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  18. I am so sorry for all the loss you, your friends, and our blog friends have to deal with right now. Life is short and sweet.

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  19. These are all crushing losses. I am sorry to hear that this has hit you so hard in your community. We all lost someone we treasure in Miss Judy. Her absence will be felt. And letting our words be few is indeed a good way to let the spirit of these loved ones come and sit with us for awhile. Find the 'something good' in all of this. It is hard to see but it is there. Erin

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  20. Oh Lorelei, that's so sad. I lost my mother and brother to cancer and though I don't know Miss Judy, I feel like we artists are all one family. Life is precious.

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  21. Oh Lorelei! My heart goes out to you! It is so hard when cancer and end-of-life enters our lives. I feel for you and these families. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  22. I know what it's like to feel like the sky is falling. My beloved brother-in-law had one month with us after his diagnosis. . .he's been gone not quite two years. Childhood friens diagnosed in December. It just doesn't seem to stop. I'm so sorry you're hurting. You do have quite a bit of company, as you can see. Life is very hard for many of us right now. I try to concentrate enjoying small things, doing unexpected things for people, etc. Seeing their smiles, or knowing they will smile, makes me feel better.

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  23. I am sorry that all these losses have occurred so close together. Coping and adjusting to just one of them is difficult enough. Have a hug.

    ~cryssT

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  24. I'm so sorry for your losses, Lorelei, and I will be praying along with you. I too have lost loved ones to Cancer and a dear co-worker to suicide in the past. It seems that we've all had similar experiences, and I pray that we can all find peace.

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Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace.
Buddha