Thanks for the good times

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Thanks for the good times

by bestfriendmom on Tue Nov 20, 2012 02:34 PM

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This weekend as I was making my gocery list for thanksgiving, I started thinking back to last year when my mother was well enough to plan and cook Thanksgiving Dinner with me.  The fun that we had making dinner together and then going Christmas the weekend afterward.  Putting the tree up and doing all the normal family holiday traditions that we do each year. This year I am trying very hard to do as many of those tradition as possible, and to keep her sprirts up as much as possible.  It has been hard since the cancer has spread to her liver two months after she was told that there was no evedence of diesese.  I am wondering what eveyone else does to keep your own holiday spririts up and that of your love one with cancer.

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by puddy on Wed Nov 21, 2012 02:31 PM

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what you are doing is the greatest.Keepin g the positive outlook and trying to not dwell on the bad side of things. I live with this disease and having the positive activity around me is a big help. Its good that your family will be involved so many people dont know how to interact with a cancer patient. I pray for you and your family  I know how much my mother met to me and she died 20 years ago from lymphoma but the holidays I know shes around and watching. prayers and hugs

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by angel1959 on Wed Nov 21, 2012 02:55 PM

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On Nov 20, 2012 2:34 PM bestfriendmom wrote:

This weekend as I was making my gocery list for thanksgiving, I started thinking back to last year when my mother was well enough to plan and cook Thanksgiving Dinner with me.  The fun that we had making dinner together and then going Christmas the weekend afterward.  Putting the tree up and doing all the normal family holiday traditions that we do each year. This year I am trying very hard to do as many of those tradition as possible, and to keep her sprirts up as much as possible.  It has been hard since the cancer has spread to her liver two months after she was told that there was no evedence of diesese.  I am wondering what eveyone else does to keep your own holiday spririts up and that of your love one with cancer.

I am going to my daughters for thanksgiving i lost my husband on october 30th to the awful battle of lung/brain cancer my husband loved my stuffing and we workrd together to make dinner things will be alot differant this thanksgiving but i have to do it for my kids i know that tears will be shed but no matter how hard i have got to do it and try to go on my friend told me that this is a new chapter in my life but sometimes i don,t know if i like it i lost him after 31 years he was my everything

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by bestfriendmom on Wed Nov 21, 2012 03:07 PM

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I am so sorry for your lose.  I too lost my husband many years ago and the first holidays were the hardest. I can tell you that each year will get better.  You will remember the happy times you had and share those times with your grandchildren.  My granddaughter Makayla is coming over tonight to spend the night and help me make dinner tomorrow and I will share stories with her about her poppa Fred.  It is the only way that she will ever know him since he died long before she was born.  My prayers are with you.  Just remember that you have suffered a huge loss and if you feel like crying due it.  Dont try to hide your emotions.  It is unhealthy and not good for you. 

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by angel1959 on Wed Nov 21, 2012 03:47 PM

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On Nov 21, 2012 3:07 PM bestfriendmom wrote:

I am so sorry for your lose.  I too lost my husband many years ago and the first holidays were the hardest. I can tell you that each year will get better.  You will remember the happy times you had and share those times with your grandchildren.  My granddaughter Makayla is coming over tonight to spend the night and help me make dinner tomorrow and I will share stories with her about her poppa Fred.  It is the only way that she will ever know him since he died long before she was born.  My prayers are with you.  Just remember that you have suffered a huge loss and if you feel like crying due it.  Dont try to hide your emotions.  It is unhealthy and not good for you. 

my daughter is in the same shape our grandson was less than 3 months old but he will know his pap when he grows up we have a lot of wonderful pictures and memories to tell him about 

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by bestfriendmom on Wed Nov 21, 2012 03:49 PM

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I have a three month old grandson as well.   The first in the family.  He is named after his grandfather and even looks at him.  I know that he is looking down from heaven and smiling down on our family this year.

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