8.17.2009

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Papa passed away.

My mom and I had been staying here, at his house, since Wednesday. We saw some of the signs that it was coming and my two Uncles and my mom and grandma and I stayed up all night on Thursday holding his hand and talking to him. He could only respond a little, but he would nod here and there and we knew he was listening and understanding all we said. He died on Friday morning. The viewing is tomorrow and the funeral is on Friday. I don't want to go. None of us want to go.

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  1. I will come hold your hand if you'd like. Or the baby. Or entertain Clark? Or bring you food? Let me know.

    Steph

    many hugs.

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  2. I'm so sorry, Erin. If I were closer, I'd do anything to help. From a distance, I will pray.

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  3. I'm sorry. Sending prayers to you and your family.

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  4. So sorry Erin. You and your family will be in my prayers. Your Papa was a handsome young man...reminds me of pictures that I have of my own Papaw. Sending you a big hug....

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  5. Sending lots of love and hugs. We'll be lifting you up in prayer.

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  6. I am so sorry. Keeping your family in my prayers.

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  7. I am sorry, Erin. Hang on to your support system, hug and cry on each other. I would be happy to come up, you know that, right?

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  8. I wish I lived by you.

    I'm so very sorry.

    Peace.

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  9. I'm so sorry Erin. I wish I could do something for you. You and your family are in my prayers.

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  10. So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers to you and your family.

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  11. erin, my love to you and your family. i'm praying for you too.

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  12. I wrapped up all my love in an email and sent it to you. Wish I had something more to give you.

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  13. What Steph said. Please, please let us know if you want or need us to come, and we'll be there.

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  14. Erin, I'm deeply sorry for your pain and the loss you are feeling right now. Your Grandpa was deeply loved and that is a testament to the man he was. I'm thinking of you and your family in this time of great sorrow and mourning.

    Nell

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  15. Erin, I'm sorry. Your Papa gave you your songs and your hopes and dreams and loved you like no other. I am sorry that grandpas die and that your grandpa in particular died. It's really really sad. I love you. I'm sorry. Your friend, Marlene

    P.S. Maybe you can funnel your sadness into an empire like Sandra Lee did with "Semi-Homemade by Sandra Lee".

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  16. Oh, Erin. I'm so sorry for your loss. In fact, I'm tearing up just reading this.

    I wish I could do something. Anything. Bring you a warm meal. Give you a hug. But since I can't, please know that I'm thinking about you tonight.

    stephanie@metropolitanmama.net

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  17. Blessed are those who are with the Lord -- So sorry for your loss.

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  18. I'm so sad for you Erin, praying for your family. What a wonderful photo of him.

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  19. May the Lord bless and comfort you in your time of sorrow. He has blessed you with the wonderful memories you have of your Papa; revel in them, make them a part of your everyday life to keep him close to your heart. God bless you.

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  20. Sending prayers of healing to you and your family.

    I am so sorry.

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