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#1 dimbee

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 11:40 PM

Tonight, I got to sit by the bed of one of the downright sweetest lady's bed as she lays deathly ill saying her goodbyes and biding her time until the final moment. It was surreal. To see how this wonderful 94 year old woman has withered like a flower over the last 2 weeks has been so saddening. She is my fiance's great-grandmother and the two of them are incredibly close. Closer than any I've ever seen. Best friends and family, always. This is incredibly hard on my gal, seeing her slowly fade away. It started with kidney failure 2 weeks ago. Since then, she has known her fate and has been saying her goodbyes. She's given everyone their Christmas presents. She loves getting kisses right now. The doctor says she has maybe 2-3 more days to live. All positive thoughts and prayers are appreciated.

Here's to you, Memere.

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 11:42 PM

damn she was old

#3 Panthro

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 11:43 PM

The women of that generation are tough as nails and as loving as I've experienced. Thoughts and prayers

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 11:46 PM

damn she was old


Indeed. My own great-grandmother lived to 100 and my grandmother is now 95, so there's hope that I and my bride will live past 75! :D

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 11:46 PM

The women of that generation are tough as nails and as loving as I've experienced. Thoughts and prayers


No kidding and thanks man.

#6 Falcons1stPanthers2nd

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 12:15 AM

Sucks to hear but sounds like she lived a good long life. Best wishes to you and yours.

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 05:14 AM

Tonight, I got to sit by the bed of one of the downright sweetest lady's bed as she lays deathly ill saying her goodbyes and biding her time until the final moment. It was surreal. To see how this wonderful 94 year old woman has withered like a flower over the last 2 weeks has been so saddening. She is my fiance's great-grandmother and the two of them are incredibly close. Closer than any I've ever seen. Best friends and family, always. This is incredibly hard on my gal, seeing her slowly fade away. It started with kidney failure 2 weeks ago. Since then, she has known her fate and has been saying her goodbyes. She's given everyone their Christmas presents. She loves getting kisses right now. The doctor says she has maybe 2-3 more days to live. All positive thoughts and prayers are appreciated.

Here's to you, Memere.


They are a completely different generation! Alot tougher and nicer than current generations. My grandmother is 88 and still push mows her 1.5 acre lot, refuses to let us boys do it. As hard as it is to say good-bye to the matriarch, she has had a full life! God Bless!

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 11:05 AM

They are a completely different generation! Alot tougher and nicer than current generations. My grandmother is 88 and still push mows her 1.5 acre lot, refuses to let us boys do it. As hard as it is to say good-bye to the matriarch, she has had a full life! God Bless!


Yes she has had a full life. Letting go is hard, nonetheless.

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 11:32 AM

Sorry to hear.

Glad she got to live a long, happy, fulfilled life.

Be glad you only had to see her deteriorate for such a short time and that she was given the opportunity to be a part of your lives for this long.

Ive learned recently that no matter how long you know its coming, its still hard when the moment actually arrives.

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 11:38 AM

That sucks. Thinking about ya.


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Posted 20 December 2011 - 11:39 AM

Prayers sent. Sorry your having to go through this tough time around the holidays.

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 12:30 PM

It's going to be tougher to be strong for your fiance after her great-grandmother passes, given their close bond. I wish you the best with that.

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 12:36 PM

One helluva woman and person. The grace and honor she carries with her should be a lesson for all...

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 01:17 PM

Awesome life if looks like and cool that she gets to say her goodbyes. I had a great-grandmother die this year at 102 and the changes women of that age went through over their lifetimes is crazy. Prayers for your family man.

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 01:55 PM

Hold your fiancee when shes upset and comfort her like only you can. She knows that her Great-Grandmother has lived a long life and It's a beautiful thing that she's been able to be close to her and learn from her. It's truly a blessing and one that I'm envious of because I have never met any of my great-grandparents.

I hope your Fiancee can find some comfort in this hard time.


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