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iliana
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0 posted 03-05-2006 05:37 AM       View Profile for iliana   Email iliana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for iliana

Calling all Pipsters --

Please keep Martyjo and her family members in your thoughts and/or prayers.  Her brother is gravely ill with cancer.  

Martyjo, you and your brother are on my list.  My heart goes out to you in this very tough time.  
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2 posted 03-05-2006 08:40 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

MartyJo...

You know you have my prayers, dear.  

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MartyJo~
You know my prayers are there~
*Huglets*
~*Marge*~

~*The sound of a kiss is not as strong as that of a cannon, but it's echo endures much longer*~
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What a beautiful piece of music Jo sent to Earth Angel. I needed it myself  last night because I heard from my brother who is still in the hospital that they found his problem is cancer. ( they originally thought this problem was from mold in the A/C.)  It is  sad that they can not help him and the doctors say a few days. Two of his daughters are flying in Monday and his older son is flying in again Today. But his wish is for my brother and I not to go back to see him now.  He does not want us to remember him in ill  health. We are obeying his wishes but are having a hard time with that.  We have both been to see him but he has said his good bye to us each over the telephone last night. I was alone and had been playing the music Jo had sent for Earth Angel over and over again. So I wrote to thank her for that piece. I am really okay with God's plans for him as he was  very active up until the end of January when he went to the hospital with what we all thought was pneumonia.  Thank you all for your concern , I appreciate you all. martyjo


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Martyjo, I'm putting the song here on this link to the song here for you, too. http://www.geocities.com/SouthBeach/Reef/5540/music23.html
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quote:
He does not want us to remember him in ill health.

MartyJo...

Not only did my brother say that to me, but my mother as well. I believe that images mean a lot to the dying...if it is sudden, then, of course, there's nothing that can be done about last images.

But when the dying person has a choice? That you are honoring that choice tells me of your greatest love for him.  This, I know, and this, I appreciate.  I know how hard it is, yes.  But, my dear friend, it is also one of the greatest gifts, to honor one's last wish.

My prayers continue to be with you, and yours.

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Martyjo:  I am so sorry to learn of this aad situation in your family. I am saying prayers for you and your loved ones.

Betty Lou

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Martyjo, I am so sorry. Sending you hugs.
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How very sad.  This minute I'm asking our Father in heaven to bring peace to each of you.  

Bless you,

  Rae
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Thank you all. I told him he looked fine which he did last week, dispite the loss of thirty pounds. I said, "If you don't stand up no one will notice." That caused him to laugh because he has not been on his feet for two weeks. It just knocked him out. He looked good but is so weak. That is not what he is used to.I am going to work tonight as my younger brother can call me there. I am just hanging around the telephone. thank you all very much for youor concerns and Jo again thanks for the music...martyjo
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I am so sorry. It is as Karilea says though, that to be in a position to honor/follow their last request is a difficult loving gesture. It must be hard, to accept that as his final wish though. Sigh, I am not close to my family, but remember being told not to make the long trip, because the person in question had lost all mental capacity to acknowledge who I was anyway. Sadly, I still beat myself up for not going at the end. It's tough either way. I have great respect for anyone who honors such a wish as what your brother requested of you. Hold him dear to you, as you remember him in his best days. Hugs to all the family.
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Martyjo, you are more than welcome.   ...jo
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Sending hugs and prayers to your family. I am so sorry your brother must endure such an awful illness.

May God's angels surround you all with healing love and light.

Marti

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that bends over it and whispers,
"grow, grow."

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Hugs and prayers to you, Martyjo... Nothing can make this easy... but maybe knowing that so many of us hold you in our hearts will help.
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Misty and Suthern, thank you so much for your kindness.with mixed emotions my younger brother and I will abide by older brother's wishes. It is not easy, but we will do it. Thank you for caring. martyjo
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Indeed, I will keep Martyjo's brother and all of those who love him, in my prayers. I have lost loved ones to this dreaded disease I know of this kind of heartache and sorrow.

Thank you for letting us know, jo.

Sending a rainbow of healing light,
Rainbow
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Dearest MartyJo,
How sad I feel for your difficult time. I don't believe I would be big enough to honor such a difficult request. It is truly a testament to your unconditional love. I have not lost any siblings though I went through it with my wife. I can only pray you maintain your courage and that you find strength and peace to carry on. My heart aches for you and your family.

If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane,
I'd walk right up to heaven and bring you home again.

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I admire your courage, martyjo...and his. I wish the best for him.....
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Thank you all for letting Martyjo know you're with her.  You're all such wonderful folks.   ....jo
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Larry, thank you my friend. To know Carl was to know one who loved life. So if he has to go it is best he go quickly. He was riding his Honda Goldwing just weeks before,loved to kayak and body surf, was an excellent swimmer. He recently had taken up croquet as it is quite the thing today in retirement places and he had just moved to The Villages in Fla. He did not golf because he had broken one ankle and sprained the other.. both with his Honda jaunts. Maybe he was not as strong as he thought or he was careless.. dropped it both times. I am standing by,talking to his children. thank you much for you kindness, mom
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Mike,and Jo. Thank you, I appreciate you both. And again thanks to all for staying with me. I really hope for his sake he goes his way soon. And I hope I don't give in and go to visit. The longer it goes on the harder it is to stay away. Best to all you wonderful caring people. martyjo
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Kacy, Sunshine, Trillium and Jo, Rae, Smartchick ,  I read your posts and every one else's. Thanks  all for your input.You are all very special people. sincerely, martyjo
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24 posted 03-07-2006 06:59 AM       View Profile for nakdthoughts   Email nakdthoughts   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for nakdthoughts

Martyjo, having gone through this but being there during the last few days, it is better that you allow him his last wishes. You will want to remember him at his happier/ healthier times.

My sister was at her home so it was a calmer, easier atmosphere for her and her family and friends.

We tried to tell her we would all be okay (I think  they worry too much about those left behind) and she could "let go" when ready...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families during this time of waiting~~


Maureen

 
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