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Offline QuasiSparklz

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Prayers for my Family
« on: May 23, 2020, 05:43:10 PM »
Still feeling new-ish here, but want to put this out there.  My grandfather passed away today.  He was diagnosed with Alzheimer's a few years ago and has been living in a memory care unit for the better part of the past year.  He and I were very close, but it was hard to make it out for visits very often, and emotionally difficult for me to spend time with him when he didn't know who I was anymore.

Anyway, he ended up in the hospital a few weeks ago and finally returned to his regular room at the facility he was living at this past Monday and was placed on hospice care.  I just found out this morning that I would be allowed to visit him, and about 20 minutes into the 1 hour drive there we got a call from his daughter that he had taken a turn and had passed.  I was able to still go in and see him, but feel awful that I did not get a visit in while he was still alive.  If not for all the COVID restrictions I would have been down to visit him earlier in the week, but unfortunately did not get the all clear until today.

I'm hoping there will be room for me at the limited-capacity service that will be held probably later this week, but if not then, will just have to wait until restrictions are lifted enough that we can have a full memorial for him.

Thanks in advance for your thoughts, prayers, and well-wishes.

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Re: Prayers for my Family
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2020, 07:10:55 PM »
I am so sorry to hear for your loss. That has been the hardest part of this lock-down is not being able to be with our elderly who are/were in elder care facilities.
Many hugs and warm thoughts sent in your direction.

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Re: Prayers for my Family
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2020, 07:27:50 PM »
Sorry to hear about your loss. Our prayers go out to you and your family.

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Re: Prayers for my Family
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2020, 08:14:34 PM »
You and your family will be in my thoughts.  Hang on to the good memories.
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Re: Prayers for my Family
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2020, 09:17:05 PM »
Condolences and best wishes for you and yours.

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Re: Prayers for my Family
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2020, 09:23:42 PM »
Sympathy to you and your family, and I will hold you all in the Light.
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Re: Prayers for my Family
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2020, 12:41:14 PM »
Thank you all so much for your kind words, your sympathies, and your prayers.  I am still processing, and the finality of it will likely not truly hit me until the funeral service.  I have been told that I'll be given my mother's spot at the small service that is being planned during the pandemic restrictions, and I will be grateful for the opportunity to be there.

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Re: Prayers for my Family
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2020, 04:00:02 PM »
I am so sorry to hear of your loss and I know it is more difficult when we want to be there with them but cannot.
Focus  on the good memories that you shared. That will ease the passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
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