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Take a Moment w/Loved Ones
January 5, 2006
9:33 am
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Longstreet
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I just lost my Mom on New Year's Day and it's been very hard emotionally. What was almost as hard was not having things in place like a Power of Attorney, Living Will and a clear understanding of what she would have wanted regarding extended care, DNR (Do Not Resusitate), etc... We had to decide as a family what my Mom would have wanted and while we all agreed she would not have wanted to linger, in my mind, I wish I had taken the 5-10 minutes while she was alive to have the uncomfortable but ultimately far more comforting discussion with her regarding legal matters and her wishes should she become incapacitated. So from what I have learned this week, take the few necessary minutes to get all the legal forms in place, have the discussion (for yourself AND your loved ones), regarding what you/they wish to have you do should they not be able to communicate their wishes and then put the documents away and pray you don't have to use them. Just what I learned this week and am passing it on. It's already hard enough to lose a loved one but if you can feel 100% sure you are carrying out their final wishes, you will at least get some comfort from that. Thank you and please say a prayer for my Mom.

January 5, 2006
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I'm so very, very sorry for your loss. You have given very wise advice, which we would all do well to heed. Thank you for this post. Hugs.

January 5, 2006
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Thanks Whidbey,

It's been a really hard week. I appreciate your hugs and support. My mom was a big presence in life and will be greatly missed.
Long

January 5, 2006
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((((Longstreet))))) i am so sorry for the loss of your mom.

You are certainly a stable & mature person, to write all that you did, esp. during this time of grieving.

My hugs and support go your way & thanks for the post.

((((camer))))

January 5, 2006
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Longstreet,

Im so very sorry for the loss of your Mom. Im also sorry for the difficult decisions it sounds like you had to make during her final hours. I can only imagine the sorrow and difficulty you went thru making such important choices.

Both you and your Mom will be in my prayers.

Hugs.....Snow

January 5, 2006
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Longstreet, I am sorry for the loss of your mom. Losing a parent is very difficult. Im saying a prayer for your mom as you have asked but I am also saying a prayer for you and that you find comfort in the days and month to come. Hugs, TAJ

January 5, 2006
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Thanks to everyone for their prayers and hugs. This is a really difficult time for me and for my family. I appreciate everyone reaching out and giving me support.
Long

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