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SarahWoodbury
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Been absent for a while . . .

Post by SarahWoodbury » Fri September 23rd, 2011, 11:09 pm

Sorry guys, for my sporadic presence these last few months. My father died at the end of August, after a 4 1/2 year battle with cancer. He was only 68. Fortunately, my parents moved to our town 2 1/2 years ago and we got to be with them, but my dad started being ill again in the beginning of July, and it was like he fell off a cliff.

I feel like I'm climbing out of the hole a bit now, so I can be a support to my mom and kids . . .

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Post by Divia » Fri September 23rd, 2011, 11:49 pm

I"m sorry to hear about your father's passing.

Welcome back. :)
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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Sat September 24th, 2011, 12:01 am

Glad to see you back, Sarah. My sympathies on your father's death.

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Post by rebecca » Sat September 24th, 2011, 3:24 am

I am so sorry about your father. Grief is such a lonely journey...But I will look forward to getting to know you better in this forum.

Bec :)

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Post by Vanessa » Sat September 24th, 2011, 10:07 am

So sorry to hear about your dad, Sarah. Hugs.
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Post by parthianbow » Sat September 24th, 2011, 10:18 am

Sarah, it sounds as you have all had a really hard few months. My sympathy to you all.
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Post by wendy » Sat September 24th, 2011, 12:53 pm

A sad loss, Sarah. My thoughts are with you. Blessings.
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Post by Misfit » Sat September 24th, 2011, 1:13 pm

Sorry to hear about your loss Sarah, our thougts and prayers are with you.
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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Sat September 24th, 2011, 4:04 pm

Sorry to hear about your loss. Great to have you back.

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Post by Madeleine » Sat September 24th, 2011, 4:47 pm

sorry to hear about your loss Sarah, and condolences to you and your family.
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