Memories that linger

@AnneEJ (5013)
Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
April 26, 2016 10:00am CST
As I looked at my calendar this morning, I realized that ten years ago, my younger brother passed away. He lived in another province and at first it didn't look like I would be able to go to the funeral. But things worked out, and I met my older brother and sister part way, and we drove. Four years later in May, my older brother passed away, and since he lived a bit closer I was able to attend his funeral as well. Now I just have my two sisters left, and we have tried to spend as much time together as we can. I am looking forward to spending time with both of them in May. Family is so important, and it is nice to get together and reminisce about the times we spent together as children. Time goes go so fast, and we never know when we are going to lose a loved one.
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@1hopefulman (28612)
• Canada
26 Apr 16
True, time passes so fast in this world and we look forward to the new world where we can meet up with family and friends that have passed away. What happy days are ahead! God bless!
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@AnneEJ (5013)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
26 Apr 16
Yes, I am looking forward to that day when we reach heaven and once again see our loved ones.
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@1hopefulman (28612)
• Canada
2 May 16
@AnneEJ Whatever God has in store for his faithful followers in the future, we can be sure it will be wonderful!
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@marlina (73882)
• Canada
26 Apr 16
So true. I lost one sister last year and now have only 2 sisters and 2 brothers left.
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@AnneEJ (5013)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
26 Apr 16
As we get older, we realize the need of being close to our families.
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@Corbin5 (106592)
• United States
26 Apr 16
So glad you are able to spend time with our two sisters. It is so important to keep in contact with family members.
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@AnneEJ (5013)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
26 Apr 16
I am glad that we are able to get together
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@DianneN (78465)
• United States
26 Apr 16
Absolutely. Time does seem to fly by. We're meeting my brother and his wife tomorrow evening for dinner. It is always nice to reminisce about the good old days. Enjoy every moment with your sisters, Anne.
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@Fleura (7191)
• United Kingdom
26 Apr 16
Shared memories are special.
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@LadyDuck (157720)
• Switzerland
26 Apr 16
You are right, time goes so fast and it is important to spend more time with those we love.
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@AnneEJ (5013)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
26 Apr 16
Even if we can't be together, e-mails and phone calls are very special.
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@amadeo (65992)
• United States
26 Apr 16
There was nine of us.I am the only one left.Sighs
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@AnneEJ (5013)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
26 Apr 16
That is sad for you.
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@Juliaacv (30424)
• Canada
26 Apr 16
My Dad's birthday would have been on May 2nd, and my thoughts go back to him. A little over a year after he passed my 2 younger brothers and my mother decided that they didn't want me as part of the family any longer. They said some terribly hurtful things to me and my husband. It still breaks my heart, and I still pray for them, but I haven't seen them since the Friday before Mothers Day 5 years ago. I have an older brother that still calls me, but I don't see him as he's busy raising his 3 kids alone.
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@Fleura (7191)
• United Kingdom
26 Apr 16
What an awful thing. You expect family too be close but that isn't always the case. I hope you can make your own 'family' by surrounding yourself with people who really do care for you.
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@AnneEJ (5013)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
26 Apr 16
That is so sad, Julia. I am so thankful for a good relationship with my family. I hope that someday you can have reconciliation with your family.
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@Juliaacv (30424)
• Canada
27 Apr 16
@AnneEJ As hurt as I am still, I do not hate them. I am closed mouthed when it comes to the topic of them. I said the rosary for them on Monday.
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• United States
26 Apr 16
I only have one sister, very small family.
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@AnneEJ (5013)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
26 Apr 16
Cherish your times with her.
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@jstory07 (67191)
• Roseburg, Oregon
27 Apr 16
I had two brothers one is gone now.
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@Shavkat (62710)
• Philippines
26 Apr 16
I agree that family is very important. It is nice that you still have the chance to be together with your sisters. I really can't imagine myself if who will be the first to die amongst the siblings.
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@AnneEJ (5013)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
26 Apr 16
Hope you have many more years with your family
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@Shavkat (62710)
• Philippines
27 Apr 16
@AnneEJ Thank you my dear friend. The family is fine and stays together even my father passed away 2 years ago.
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@jaboUK (53939)
• United Kingdom
26 Apr 16
That is so true - I try to get together with my two older sisters at least once a year.
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@AnneEJ (5013)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
26 Apr 16
That's good. I saw my sisters last fall and am looking forward to seeing them again next month.
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@BelleStarr (38370)
• United States
26 Apr 16
That is so true and I actually called both of my brothers in the last few days just to check in. I think in my family I am the one who has to make the effort.
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@AnneEJ (5013)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
26 Apr 16
Sometimes that is the way it is, but it is worth effort.
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@Shiva49 (13040)
• Singapore
26 Apr 16
Though time is becoming a rare commodity, we should prioritize as family and society are integral to our well being. I take proactive steps to meet with my siblings despite us living in different countries - siva
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@AnneEJ (5013)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
26 Apr 16
I am glad you are able to see them.
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@Fleura (7191)
• United Kingdom
26 Apr 16
It is sad to see the ones you love disappear one by one. I hope you and your sisters still have some great times together. I don't have any siblings - so at least I can't lose them!
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@AnneEJ (5013)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
26 Apr 16
I always feel sorry for people who do not have brothers and sisters. There is a special bond that lasts through a lifetime.
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@Fleura (7191)
• United Kingdom
27 Apr 16
@AnneEJ Having seen the unpleasant situations that my mother endured because of her brothers and sisters, I'm glad I don't have any!
@1creekgirl (10346)
• United States
26 Apr 16
I'm so sorry about losing your brothers. Hope you and your sisters will enjoy your visit together.
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@AnneEJ (5013)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
26 Apr 16
My younger sister is flying up here and she and I are going away for a few days. Then I will take her home and visit with my other sister.
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@1creekgirl (10346)
• United States
27 Apr 16
@AnneEJ That sounds lovely. Have a safe trip.
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• United States
27 Apr 16
i'm glad that y'all've that opportunity, ms. anne. time does fly 'n one ne'er knows when theirs'll be 'p, so 'tis important to keep'n contact with those ya care 'bout.
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@AnneEJ (5013)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
27 Apr 16
You are so right.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
26 Apr 16
Life is too short, and your right we never know when it is our time to go so we should make the most of the time that we do have. I'm sorry for the losses of your brothers.
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@AnneEJ (5013)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
26 Apr 16
Time does ease the sorrow, but I am glad for the good memories I have
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@Lucky15 (33382)
• Philippines
26 Apr 16
Indeed ma'am. Spending more time with them has been my top priority
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@Elizaby (3672)
• Pensacola, Florida
27 Apr 16
Time does go by fast and seems to be getting faster. (ps Karen Kingsbury got a new Baxter family seriese coming out sometime this fall if you haven't see the newsletter she sends out. The first one will be called a Baxter Christmas. I almost can;t wait)
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@AnneEJ (5013)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
27 Apr 16
Yes, I got the e-mail yesterday. Did you like the Angels Walking Series. It was different, but good. I watched the movie "The Bridge, part 1 and 2, and really enjoyed it. It was a bit different from the book I see they are making of movie of Time to Dance as well.
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@Elizaby (3672)
• Pensacola, Florida
27 Apr 16
@AnneEJ That series was OK though the first book When the were in Pensacola there were several errors about Pensacola. including having facilites on a highway that donsn't have a one and it would have been more likely of someone being transferred here than to Destin which is much smaller than here and besides we have many age in place facilities.
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@AnneEJ (5013)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
28 Apr 16
@Elizaby I am sure that in any book, there are discrepancies, but remember it is fiction, so the author has the liberty to create places that do not exist.
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@LeaPea2417 (20461)
• Toccoa, Georgia
2 May 16
Time does go by really fast. I am glad you still have family members alive that you can spend nice time with.
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@AnneEJ (5013)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
2 May 16
Thank you. I am going to see my daughter and her husband this week, so am looking forward to that
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@valmnz (12758)
• New Zealand
27 Apr 16
So true, my husband lost both his brothers in a very short time. Keeping contact is so very important.
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@AnneEJ (5013)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
27 Apr 16
We have no guarantee of tomorrow, so we never know when it will be the last time we see them.
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