Picking up the Pieces

@RubyHawk (39978)
Atlanta, Georgia
September 28, 2021 9:39am CST
I've been away a long time but I see many names I recognize. As I last posted my son passed away a year ago Aug. 29 a year ago. Two weeks ago my better half Leo passed away. I told myself I will carry on t he best I can in honor of them. So here I am trying to pick up the pieces. I hope you and your families are well.
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30 responses
• United States
28 Sep
Oh Ruby I'm so sorry to hear about Leo and of course your son too. I'm sending you lots of hugs and prayers that you can get through this terrible time. Hang onto the memories
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@RubyHawk (39978)
• Atlanta, Georgia
28 Sep
Thank you Marilyn for all the hugs and kisses. I can use them all right now.
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@marlina (133029)
• Canada
29 Sep
So sorry for your 2 losses, thinking of you and sending you some good vibes,
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@RubyHawk (39978)
• Atlanta, Georgia
29 Sep
@marlina Thank your kindness and for the good vibes you are sending my way.
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@Tampa_girl7 (47278)
• United States
28 Sep
I’m so sorry for your loss It’s nice to see you here.
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@RubyHawk (39978)
• Atlanta, Georgia
29 Sep
Thank you. It’s good to be back. I appreciate all my friends here.
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@Tampa_girl7 (47278)
• United States
1 Oct
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@rebelann (90546)
• El Paso, Texas
28 Sep
I'm so sorry you lost both of them, I am praying that as time goes by it will become easier for you to carry on. You aren't all alone are you?
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@RubyHawk (39978)
• Atlanta, Georgia
29 Sep
I have two sons and five siblings so I wouldn’t say I’m alone. I’m thankful for them.
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@rebelann (90546)
• El Paso, Texas
29 Sep
That's good to know.
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@RubyHawk (39978)
• Atlanta, Georgia
30 Sep
@rebelann Yes, they call me often so I don't feel so alone.
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@just4him (255403)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
29 Sep
I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm glad to see you back.
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@RubyHawk (39978)
• Atlanta, Georgia
29 Sep
Thanks, it’s good to be back. Take care.
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@just4him (255403)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
30 Sep
@RubyHawk You're welcome.
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@RubyHawk (39978)
• Atlanta, Georgia
30 Sep
@just4him It's good to see you here.
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@Juliaacv (58957)
• Canada
28 Sep
I am so sorry for your loss of Leo, you have my deepest condolences. I was happy to see you back, but I also wondered what took you away. I hope that you can pick up the pieces and put your life back on track, and hopefully coming onto the site will help you. You are in my prayers Ruby.
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@RubyHawk (39978)
• Atlanta, Georgia
29 Sep
Thank you, I appreciate your kind words. I think being back here will help me.
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@Juliaacv (58957)
• Canada
29 Sep
@RubyHawk Well you are loved here, that I can promise you.
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@RubyHawk (39978)
• Atlanta, Georgia
30 Sep
@Juliaacv I know, all my friends are the kindest people. I feel lucky to have you all.
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@CarolDM (157962)
• United States
28 Sep
I am so sorry about your losses. My thoughts are with you my friend. My family are all gone. Memories keep me going.
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@RubyHawk (39978)
• Atlanta, Georgia
30 Sep
I'm sorry that you have no family with you. I can only imagine how hard that is.
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@CarolDM (157962)
• United States
30 Sep
@RubyHawk Life can be difficult but I have the memories.
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@RubyHawk (39978)
• Atlanta, Georgia
30 Sep
@CarolDM We can be thankful for that. Maybe I will be thankful later on. Right noe I miss them so much it’s hard to be thankful.
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@DaddyEvil (58517)
• United States
28 Sep
I'm so sorry! If there is anything I can do, please let me know.
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@RubyHawk (39978)
• Atlanta, Georgia
29 Sep
Thanks for offering but there’s nothing anyone can do. Only time can heal and I doubt we ever heal from losing our loved ones.
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@DaddyEvil (58517)
• United States
30 Sep
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@RubyHawk (39978)
• Atlanta, Georgia
30 Sep
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@paigea (34391)
• Canada
28 Sep
I am so sorry for your losses. Take care.
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@RubyHawk (39978)
• Atlanta, Georgia
28 Sep
Thank you for your kindness, I appreciate it.
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@paigea (34391)
• Canada
28 Sep
@RubyHawk Sadly, I lost my daughter to cancer. Miss her so much.
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@RubyHawk (39978)
• Atlanta, Georgia
29 Sep
@paigea I can understand how you feel. It’s a terrible blow when you lose a child.
@wolfgirl569 (49110)
• Marion, Ohio
29 Sep
So sorry. Losing anyone is never easy.
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@RubyHawk (39978)
• Atlanta, Georgia
29 Sep
No, it’s never easy to lose our loved ones.
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@xFiacre (10176)
• Ireland
28 Sep
@rubyhawk So sorry to hear about all that loss Ruby. Glad to see your name popping up here again.
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@RubyHawk (39978)
• Atlanta, Georgia
29 Sep
Thank you. It feels good to be back.
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• Greece
28 Sep
So sorry to hear about your losses. But pleased that you are being so positive about picking up the pieces again. Stay with us, there is always someone somewhere ready to talk, to sympathise, to offer some good advice or just to encourage you.
@RubyHawk (39978)
• Atlanta, Georgia
29 Sep
You are so right, everyone is kind and caring. I appreciate it more than I can say.
• Eugene, Oregon
28 Sep
Oh my Ruby, you messaged me about those terrible losses and I know that all here wish to offer our condolences. That word, expressed so often as we grow older that is sounds sort of hollow, but it is heartfelt.
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@RubyHawk (39978)
• Atlanta, Georgia
29 Sep
I know it’s heart felt and I appreciate everyone of you.
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@youfiq (2363)
• United States
28 Sep
I'm sure they're at peace now, we're fine here and I'm trying to earn a few dollars for our lives it feels hard to be left by the people we love, we love them but God loves them more, so quickly they are called to His side we too, one day we too will leave this world. I pray to God that you and them will be gathered together again in His heaven
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@RubyHawk (39978)
• Atlanta, Georgia
29 Sep
My feelings exactly, thank you for expressing it so well.
@sallypup (49017)
• Moses Lake, Washington
28 Sep
This is heartbreaking. Hugs from me. I wish I could really do something. I'm really sorry.
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@RubyHawk (39978)
• Atlanta, Georgia
28 Sep
It is heartbreaking but it's life and happens to all of us sooner or later. Thanks for the hugs.
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@louievill (28748)
• Philippines
28 Sep
I'm sorry to hear all the sad news that has happened in your life lately Ruby but I'm sure am glad to see you again.
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@RubyHawk (39978)
• Atlanta, Georgia
28 Sep
Thanks, it's a lot of sadness but I'm hanging in the best I know how.
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@Ronrybs (12498)
• London, England
28 Sep
So sorry to hear of your loss. As you say, the best to do is stay strong and remember the brighter times, not these dark ones
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@RubyHawk (39978)
• Atlanta, Georgia
28 Sep
Thanks for your kind words. I'm staying as strong as I possibly can.
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@Hannihar (118151)
• Israel
29 Sep
@RubyHawk I am so so sorry about your losses. I am sorry that Leo passed away. Welcome back and so so sorry for your losses.
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@RubyHawk (39978)
• Atlanta, Georgia
29 Sep
Thanks, I’m glad to be back. I think it will help.
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@Hannihar (118151)
• Israel
30 Sep
@RubyHawk Ruby, I remember you talking about how Leo was struggling all the time. I hope he at peace now. I am glad you are back. I thought about you a lot and wondered how you both were doing. Now, I know that Leo is no longer struggling and I hope you will be ok in time. It is very hard when it is not just one but more you lose in a short period of time. I hope being back will help and I am glad you are here even though it is very hard for you.
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@RubyHawk (39978)
• Atlanta, Georgia
30 Sep
@Hannihar Yes, Leo has struggled for years. I know he's at peace now but I miss him and my son that passed away last year. He also struggled with pain and weakness. At least I know they are at rest.
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@LadyDuck (359914)
• Switzerland
29 Sep
I am so sorry Ruby, I was thinking to you a few days ago, life can be very hard. I am sending you hugs, I know how hard this time is for you, I hope that myLot can help you to go on. Take care.
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@RubyHawk (39978)
• Atlanta, Georgia
29 Sep
Thank you doesn’t seem to be a strong enough word for all the kindness all you guys are showing toward me, but I thank you. I believe mylot will help me to get through the worst.
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@LadyDuck (359914)
• Switzerland
30 Sep
@RubyHawk I was so concerned and sad for you when you wrote that you lost your son. Now also your husband, you are going through so much pain. I hope myLot is going to help you, at least a little bit.
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@RubyHawk (39978)
• Atlanta, Georgia
30 Sep
@LadyDuck That is my hope. I think it will help to connect to my online friends. All of you are amazing.
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@Courtlynn (70369)
• United States
20 Oct
Gigantic hugs to you
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@RubyHawk (39978)
• Atlanta, Georgia
20 Oct
Thankyou. I’m accepting all hugs coming my way. I need them.
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@Courtlynn (70369)
• United States
21 Oct
@RubyHawk heres another one
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@RubyHawk (39978)
• Atlanta, Georgia
20h
@Courtlynn Thank you so much.Its good to see you here.
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@JimBo452020 (63865)
• Montrose, Scotland
13 Oct
Aye. Sad , worse than that. I think you are very brave for what it's worth.
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@RubyHawk (39978)
• Atlanta, Georgia
14 Oct
Thank you. I feel so lost and lonely but I know it will get better. I have my two sons and my siblings. Some people have much less. I struggle every day but I do my best to move ahead. My son and Leo would have wanted me to do that.
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@JimBo452020 (63865)
• Montrose, Scotland
14 Oct
@RubyHawk I tried to imagine what that would be like It nearly happened to me Boy went first, and then Yvonne nearly joined him I would find moving ahead problematic
@RubyHawk (39978)
• Atlanta, Georgia
14 Oct
@JimBo452020 I’m so sorry that you lost a son and almost lost your wife. Its the most heartbreaking thing in the world.
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