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Parent Loss / The Girls in the Front Row
« on: July 12, 2012, 08:01:38 PM »
Hi everyone
I know this message could also go in the category of books on grief, however I posted it here because of it dealing with daughters losing their mothers at a young age.  I have not ready the book just saw a trailer on you tube and on the author's website.  I'm hoping any daughter that has lost their mom (myself included even though I wasn't the age of these daughters) will be comforted that others have gone through this heartbreak and have triumphed.  My sister died in April 2011 and left behind five wonderful children.  Two are daughters, one with a little boy and the other expecting in a few weeks.  They both really miss their mom especially when it comes to relying on her for love and advice in raising their own children.  The book is called "The Girls in the Front Row" and the author's website is www.lindagayleross.com.  I hope this new book will help others.  I intend to buy it for my two nieces.  My sister was my best friend in the whole world and I try in a small way to be there for her children.
Love to all, Terry

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Sibling Loss / My sister Lynne
« on: April 23, 2012, 08:01:38 PM »
Hi everyone.
I'm new to the Board.  Wish I had found it sooner.  I've been reading so many posts.  Really helps.
I lost my sister Lynne a year ago, Easter Sunday, April 24, 2011.  There were four of us girls, now just three.
She was the glue that held us all together.  Died of a heart virus.  I'd never heard of that before.  She got a cold at Christmas
and in March wasn't feeling well. The cold had gone away but the virus attacked her heart.  She was such a healthy person, took good care of herself.  She went to the hospital in her small town, where she had worked as a nurse for 30 years.  They immediately put her into ICU and I talked to her while she was there.  Two days later she took a turn for the worse and my nephew called me at 3 in the morning practically hysterical.  They transferred her to a larger city hospital but they couldn't save her.  She was on life support for 3 weeks and probably would have died sooner but she was very healthy.  She hung on as long as she could.  She did wake up April 19th and I got to talk to her before she took a turn for the worse and died.  Her husband died 17 months to the day before her.  They left five children.  She was my best friend in the whole world which made it so much harder to bear.  We always talked on the phone since we lived 2 hours apart.  She "got" me which no one else in the world does except my wonderful husband who loved her so much too.  The 3 of us hung out. 
I've come a long way in a year, can't believe it has been that long and that I'll never talk to her again.  The raw pain is now just a sad ache that never leaves.  At least I can eat and sleep which I couldn't do for months.
Thanks for listening, I know people at work care but no one wants to see me cry everyday and be a downer.
I'm going to drive to her gravesite tomorrow, talk to her and then meet with three of her kids for lunch.  I love them alot but don't see them too much as we don't live near each other.  Anyway thanks again for listening.
Terry. 

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