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Sunday, February 20, 2005


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I am so sorry to hear about your grandmother. I lost mine a couple of years ago to Alzheimer's, she was like another mother to me. It's a very hard thing to experience. So glad that you have Pete to lean on and are so happy. It will only get better. Hope "the kid" is feeling better too. Poor thing!

Very fun reading about your wedding plans! Keep 'em coming!


I'm sorry that your grandmother died but so glad that you had each other for so many loving years.


I am so sorry to read of your family's loss of a wonderful woman. May she rest in peace and I'm sending your family strength. I hope your daughter is feeling better and that Pete has a safe journey back to France.



I'm sorry for your loss.


Sarah, I am very sorry for your loss. It sounds like the way she passed was a comfort to everyone.


Wishing you peace and comfort as you and your family work through your loss.

When my own grandmother died a few years ago, I remember telling her that I did not want to grieve too long that she had died because I had much to celebrate in that she lived.

Sounds like you do, too.

Amanda B.

I'm so sorry about your Grandmother. I understand, and am so happy for you that you got to be there in the end, to Really be there and say goodbye. You got to be a part of the process and that is such a gift I think. I salute you Sarah, for all of your hard work.


Oh Sarah, I'm so sorry for your loss. It's wonderful that you got a chance to see her, to say goodbye. My thoughts are with you.


Jesus Christ, that's a beautiful post chickie.

Now you made me cry for once.

Sorry again about your Grandmother; and that Pete had to go back. Not much longer...


Hi Sarah-

I am so sorry about your grandmother. What a beautiful experience you had being able to say goodbye. You wrote about it so well.

If I haven't been clear enough in person, I am SO SO happy for you and Pete. You deserve it so much.


I don't want to rush this, but I wanted to at least say that I'm sorry for your loss, glad you got a chance to say goodbye to your grandma, sorry you had to say goodbye to Pete, glad things are going so beautifully between you, and sorry your kid is sick. This sounds so perfunctory and terrible, but believe me, I'm over here wanting to hug you're amazing, you know that? (((BIG HUG)))


Beautiful post- I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Yet, of course, you handle it like you handle everything challenging, with grace and dignity. I love you and poor sicky Sophia too!


Hey sweetie!
Oh, I'm sorry to hear about your grandmother passing away but as people above put it, you both write about it and are dealing with it all, well, so eloquently. It says a lot that you and Pete and your whole family would become closer in a time like this as it's not always the case and is testament to the family bonds you have and to your ever-blooming relationship with Pete. And I love the quote...its perfect!
much love you and am thinking about you.


I'm so sorry for the loss of your grandmother. But so happy that you got to be there for her and your family.


Sarah -

You honor your grandmother with your eloquence.

My grandmother also made a long exit from this world, and on my last visit with her I was told that she no longer recognized those around her. Yet as I stood at the foot of her bed, she gave me a big, childlike grin. I don't truly know whom or what she saw...perhaps my father, or the "golden chariot" she'd for years sworn was ready to take her home. Or maybe she was seeing the boy I had been, the chubby kid who spent summers and holidays at her place, fishing along the river. In the end, she went quietly, privately, as she had lived.

Beginnings and endings have a strange sense of timing. Whether facing grief or joy, you continue do so with grace.

Amy in BC

I'm glad you got to see your Gramma one last time and she you, your daughter and your fiance. So sorry for your loss, recently lost my Gramma too.


I am so sorry for the loss of your grandmother. What a painful thing, and yet your post shows how you saw the beauty and blessings in everything. I'm glad you were there to say goodbye to her.

Lots of love,

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