Just One Month Ago

@just4him (124506)
Green Bay, Wisconsin
May 10, 2016 12:00am CST
It's hard to believe it's already been a month. Approximately this time a month ago I got the phone call regarding my father and was rushing around like a chicken with her head cut off. It was hard being in that hospital room, but at least I did say goodbye. I don't think I'll ever forget the sound of a death rattle ever again. I've often heard of them, but had never heard one. We didn't stay up there the whole night, but a few hours. He was still alive when we all left at 3:30 in the morning. And then I got the phone call around 1 PM that my father had passed. Time doesn't stand still. Life goes on and will continue to go on until that moment when each of us faces the same situation and leave this earthly body and home for a new body and new home. I know my father is in heaven with my mother. I also know my grandparents are there and my brother. One day there will be a grand reunion day when we will all be together again never to part. I look forward to that day, even while I finish the work I'm supposed to do here. Loss is part of everyone's life. I hope it hasn't visited you recently. Thanks for reading.
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@ridingbet (57978)
• Philippines
10 May 16
today is my late mother's birthday. us siblings changed our avatars on FB with our mother as the center of it, and it feels good to see her face again in picture.
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@just4him (124506)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 May 16
That's great!
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@ridingbet (57978)
• Philippines
11 May 16
@just4him i posted that for only 24 hours and it will be back to my avatar later
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@TheHorse (71305)
• Pleasant Hill, California
10 May 16
Sorry to hear of your loss. Glad he's home with mom.
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@just4him (124506)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 May 16
Thank you. Yes he is.
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@Daljinder (22072)
• India
10 May 16
Time just flies by, doesn't it? He is in good place and with your Mom. Be happy about that. Hope you are feeling better!
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@just4him (124506)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 May 16
I am. Thank you.
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• United States
10 May 16
I'm very sorry for your loss.
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@just4him (124506)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 May 16
Thank you.
@slayer08 (2361)
• Philippines
10 May 16
My heart goes out to you and your family. I don't know what I will do and even. Feel if I would hear the same news about a family. You are a strong woman.
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@just4him (124506)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 May 16
Thank you. I try to be strong.
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@slayer08 (2361)
• Philippines
10 May 16
@just4him soon after you've gone through the motions you'll heal and it's a good thing about healing. God bless you
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@just4him (124506)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 May 16
@slayer08 Healing has begun. Thank you.
@Chellezhere (1394)
• United States
15 May 16
My father and I had been estranged for the better part of 43 years when he was finally ready to make amends. By then, he was in the 4th stage of Emphysema. He passed away four months ago tomorrow. I still get weepy and want to talk to him sometimes, but it gives me peace to know that the Vietnam War has finally ended (for him).
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@just4him (124506)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
16 May 16
I'm glad you made amends. I'm so sorry for your loss.
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• United States
16 May 16
@just4him Thank you. I am sorry for yours as well.
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@thelme55 (14957)
• Germany
10 May 16
My heartfelt condolence to you and your family. It's always hard to lose someone you love.
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@just4him (124506)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 May 16
Yes it is. Thank you.
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@thelme55 (14957)
• Germany
10 May 16
@just4him you are welcome. Take care.
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@vandana7 (66923)
• India
10 May 16
I am short of words...yes, loss is not what visited me recently and hopefully will not ..scared of losing dad even though we have differences. I feel safe only as long as he is alive.
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@just4him (124506)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 May 16
Then I hope he will be with you for a long while yet.
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@vandana7 (66923)
• India
10 May 16
@just4him .. I hope so too..hugs...you are in my prayers dear friend.
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@Lucky15 (33718)
• Philippines
10 May 16
I agree..something that will happen. Lossing those we love
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10 May 16
My grandmother had passed..and yes i remember all the things how we had taken her to the hospital and we got the news that she had passed....Loss is a part of everyone's life and we all have to face it...we should be strong enough so that we can handle ourself and our family members..
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@just4him (124506)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 May 16
I'm sorry for your loss. We should be strong enough, but sometimes that isn't the case.
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10 May 16
@just4him Yeah sometimes we loose ourself...
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@Shiva49 (13838)
• Singapore
11 May 16
We do whatever we can and hope that serves us well. I am sure your father is blessing you now as also your departed mother - siva
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@just4him (124506)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
11 May 16
Thank you.
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@miniam (9233)
• Bern, Switzerland
10 May 16
I can understand and feel your loss.Im glad you got to know your dad and what a wonderful person he was.Stay strong.
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@just4him (124506)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 May 16
Thank you.
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@Jessicalynnt (47895)
• Centralia, Missouri
10 May 16
not since last year, need a few more years before I am ready to lose someone else. well if ever, not sure people are really ever ready
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@Drosophila (16702)
• Ireland
10 May 16
aww time really do pass quick! I hope things fair better for you now.
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@just4him (124506)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 May 16
I hope so too. Thank you.
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@LadyDuck (171656)
• Switzerland
10 May 16
I cannot believe that it's already one month ago. You are right, loss is part of our life. I am glad that recently I have been spared.
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@just4him (124506)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 May 16
I'm glad to hear it.
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@slund2041 (3375)
• United States
10 May 16
I am so sorry for your lost. I know you said it was a month ago, but I know you are still feeling the loss.
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@just4him (124506)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 May 16
Yes I am, thank you.
@destimona (1917)
• Luxembourg, Luxembourg
10 May 16
Lovely picture. Sorry for your loss.
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@Jackalyn (6684)
• Oxford, England
10 May 16
I am so sorry for your loss. I know the God of all comfort is helping you through.x
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@just4him (124506)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 May 16
Yes he is. Thank you.
@MGjhaud (20679)
• Philippines
10 May 16
nothing is more sad than remembering a loved one who just passed away. im sorry for your loss.
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@just4him (124506)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 May 16
Thank you.
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@jstory07 (69361)
• Roseburg, Oregon
10 May 16
Your father will be missed my you and your family but he will always be in your heart. Sorry for your loss.
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@just4him (124506)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 May 16
Thank you.