The Circle Of Life

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@HazySue (21986)
United States
June 29, 2017 9:13am CST
Have you ever noticed that for every person you lose you gain a new one. For every death there is a new life. Since my daughter had her mush awaited for baby the beginning of this month I have been thinking about the irony of life. I have noticed in our family we have been replacing those who have died with a baby. When one of our family members leave this earth we find that another one will be joining our family. It makes me think of that movie "The Lion King". I have always liked that song, the circle of life. It seems to bring hope to the heart that life will continue on.
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@rebelann (42013)
• El Paso, Texas
29 Jun 17
I love that movie. So you don't have that many grandchildren?
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@HazySue (21986)
• United States
30 Jun 17
I love the movie too. I have 7 grandchildren. It's only been lately when I noticed the coming and going of people and how it seems to compare.
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@rebelann (42013)
• El Paso, Texas
30 Jun 17
Well, if you already have 7 grandchildren then you've gotten at least 3 to replace the one lost @HazySue
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@HazySue (21986)
• United States
30 Jun 17
@rebelann They are a blessing.
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@just4him (120560)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
29 Jun 17
I agree. I often think about that. I've had one replacement in the two years since I lost so many people in my life.
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@HazySue (21986)
• United States
30 Jun 17
It does seem as though they come at just the right time.
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@just4him (120560)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
30 Jun 17
@HazySue Yes they do.
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@LadyDuck (164085)
• Switzerland
29 Jun 17
This is not the case in every family, we lost 4 members this year and gained none.
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@HazySue (21986)
• United States
30 Jun 17
I'm sorry to hear that. It does make your grief a little easier to bear when a new life comes.
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@LadyDuck (164085)
• Switzerland
1 Jul 17
@HazySue Until my niece will not get married and decide to have children, there are no more young people in our family.
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@HazySue (21986)
• United States
1 Jul 17
@LadyDuck I am glad we are still having babies in our family.
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@Corbin5 (109784)
• United States
29 Jun 17
Yes, new life does ease the pain of those we have lost, for me.
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@HazySue (21986)
• United States
30 Jun 17
It does for me also. I am always happier when the new life occurs.
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• Waltham, Massachusetts
29 Jun 17
I agree with you that what you say is true. That does happen and it is comforting and ironic.
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@HazySue (21986)
• United States
30 Jun 17
True, it is comforting in that it shows you life goes on.
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• Waltham, Massachusetts
30 Jun 17
@HazySue Yes I agree.
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• United States
29 Jun 17
I have lost far more than I've gained.....And they really are my husband's family, not mine.
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@HazySue (21986)
• United States
30 Jun 17
It is the way it goes sometimes. Even though it is his family the grief does seem to come.
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• United States
30 Jun 17
@HazySue I mean the kids are his family.
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@Elizaby (3695)
• Pensacola, Florida
3 Jul 17
I always liked that song too and life does go on
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@Prshnth (945)
• Bangalore, India
30 Jun 17
will that is the beauty of life isn't it???
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@JudyEv (126340)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 Jun 17
It can be stfange how things turn out and family numbers remain somewhat stable despite deaths and births.
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@HazySue (21986)
• United States
30 Jun 17
That is what seems to be happening in my family at the moment.
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@Tampa_girl7 (25868)
• United States
29 Jun 17
It truly is a never ending circle.
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@HazySue (21986)
• United States
30 Jun 17
That's what I think. The circle of life is often showing itself to you.