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    I'm very sorry for your loss.

    I can relate to what you mentioned about the kids. I've got a 9yr old lab and 10 and 7 year old daughters who think he hung the moon. It is going to be a rough day around here when he goes...in the past it was just me and my wife grieving but this will definitely be different so I can relate.

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    Very sorry for your family's pain. Encourage the kids to talk about fun things they did with her, and to smile when they think of her, even while they are sad she's gone. Focus on the joy she brought to all of your lives. It helps.
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    Russ, I'm so very sorry. Godspeed,Libby.
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    That just took my breath. I am so sorry for your loss. Hugs to your kids.
    Katherine Taylor-Green AKA Honey and Grandma!

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    Thanks for the kind words, it does mean a lot. So Sunday evening I went into the kitchen and made some popcorn, when it was finished, not even thinking, I grabbed a handful and tossed it on the floor like I had done hundreds of times before only she wasn't there to eat it. Man did I break down over that one.
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    Heartbreaking ... sorry for your loss.
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    I am so sorry for your's and your family's loss of your girl. I have a 12yo of my own and I know the day will come when I share your grief. Stay as strong as you can, and keep her in your heart.

    With Sympathy,
    Earlene

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    Quote Originally Posted by achiro View Post
    Thanks for the kind words, it does mean a lot. So Sunday evening I went into the kitchen and made some popcorn, when it was finished, not even thinking, I grabbed a handful and tossed it on the floor like I had done hundreds of times before only she wasn't there to eat it. Man did I break down over that one.
    Oh man, that hurts.

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