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  1. #31
    Thanks everyone for your kind words.

    Merr, our family IS together on this, that is an amazing miracle. I can only imagine how it would be if we were fighting amongst ourselves right now, and pointing fingers and laying blame. Right now my daughter HAS made her choice of where she wants to be and my older son & wife will visit her, wherever, Sunday to talk again about Advance Directives, living wills, and releasing custody of her daughter. Hard subjects even for many healthy adults.

    I'm still making healthy meals for myself, watching funny movies, and doing my volunteer work at the Detention Center. Yes, crying at the drop of a hat but that's good. Feeling sucks, but it's better in the long run than stuffing. <~~~ insert wry smile

    And...Have YOU made a will and made a decision on an Advance Directive??? It's a gift to your family...and if you're a scrapbooker, you love your family. I know that. Don't let the thought of death scare you from doing this. I've been told none of will actually leave this world alive... I suspect that's true.
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    Maureen so sorry for what you are going through. It is so hard to watch a loved one spiral downward, but sometimes tough love is the only solution! My heart goes out to you and your family!

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    Oh Maureen I'm so sorry.. my heart just breaks for you and I hope you'll find comfort in knowing you have done all you could.. and I love that you still have your wonderful sense of humor.. prayers and healing thoughts for all of you
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    Maureen, Never having to live through a situation like this, I can only imagine the pain and heartache you and your family are feeling. My heart aches for you all and I pray God wraps his arms around you and takes your hurt away. ((HUGS))
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    Peace to you. It sounds like you have worked your own way to peace but I am sending it anyway.

    Such a grief and loss.
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    Maureen my thoughts and prayers are with you.
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  7. Maureen, thinking of you as I read your words and praying for peace in the meanwhile....
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    Oh Maureen, I am so sorry for you. Don't know what to say, but I will be thinking of you.

  9. #39
    I don't have anything to say that hasn't already been said. I haven't been around here long so I don't know the history, but I know when a mama's heart is broken. I hope you continue to find peace throughout each day.
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    I am so sorry to hear this Maureen. It is a hard road to travel down. I know the heartache of alcohol addiction in my family and AA meetings are a great help. I know the heartache and pain of a child that won`t speak to you. My heart aches every day from the loss. I keep on praying that she will see what is happening to her and get help.I know the Good Lord is giving me the strength I need to keep on going. I will keep on praying for you Maureen and for your daughter. God Bless you and your family and it is great you are all together in this situation and helping one another. I have a will and my wishes are known to my children. Everyone should have a will and instructions left for their family. Hugs Ang

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    Maureen, so sorry you had to make such a tough decision, but sometimes it is the right one. Best wishes for you.

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    I'm so sad to read this. I'm so sorry you are going through this, Maureen.
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  13. #43
    My goodness, that is tough. Your words are wise. I can only pray for peace to all of you. Thank you for sharing Maureen.
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    I'm so sorry for your pain. This sounds like a truly horrible situation.
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    knowing when to let go; one of the toughest decisions we have to make in so many scenarios in our lives. peace and strenght to you, maureen.
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    I'm so sorry. Thinking of you and your family during this tough time. I hope things get better.
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    It seems that you had to make a very hard but necessary choice. I am so very sorry. Breathe in. Breathe out. Praying.
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  18. So sorry you had to go thru this, Maureen! I'm glad you made a decision and have a good support group; you can't help someone who fights you (and threatened you!). Hugs and prayers going your way. Hope you can move forward now in peace ((hugs))
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  19. I am so sorry to read this Maureen. You and your family will continue to be in my prayers. Peace to you...
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