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I can understand you perfectly
I know what you mean ,lost also my mother afther 3 times of cancer

I can understand you. In past two years I lost my dad and my husband because of cancer. I am missing my father and my husband so much and I can only guess how my little children (6 and 9) are missing their daddy. I hope I can raise them well.

Your post brought tears to my eyes because my husband has cancer. He was diagnosed with Leukemia in 2005 and has his ups and downs but mostly ups (thank God for that). I try to block it out of my mind as much as I can and just live from day to day and enjoy the moment but sometimes it is hard when his Doctor's appt. time approaches. I am sorry about your Mom, I know you how hard it will be for me if and when I lose my Mom.

What an amazing heart felt post. I am just over 1 year cancer free, and was diagnosed at the age of 47, April 09. I lost my mom in Dec 06 and my husband Dec 07. As close as I am to my Dad and as wonderful a father he is, he's not my mom. This breast cancer diagnosis really made me miss my mom, and I continue to grieve. She was the "go to" person in my life, for everything. My friend did the 3 day/60 mile walk last weekend, and I spearheaded her fund raising efforts, we raised, so far, $4800 so we should finish up with close to $5500 by Oct 15th. Thanks for doing what you can, every bit helps.

I have just read your post, I also lost my Mum when I was young, and are approaching the age when my Mum went. It is nearly sixteen years now but it seem so much longer some days and like yesterday others. Grieving is something that I have learnt comes in waves sometimes deep and other times just a small ripple. Best wishes for thanksgiving.

I lost my mother when I was 16-and my father 3 years later. It breaks my heart that my children never met their grandparents-I know what you mean.


Thanks for sharing.

Dear Erin, my heart goes out to you, I can relate to a lot you are writing. I lost my dad at 6 and that has had a huge impact on my life. When my daughter was 6 I got cancer and the pain and fear that must have caused her still pains my heart. I'm so grateful I still walk this beautiful earth and am able to see her grow up and spend time with my dear husband. Every day is a gift and I try to live it to the fullest. Quilting is for me a way to stay in the now, my quilts are a kind of evidence I'm still around. I send you a big hug filled with warmth and comfort, Anita.

Erin, thank you for sharing your story. You are such a beautiful, thoughtful writer. I wish I was there to give you a hug.

What a lovely, yet sad, post. My Sister passed two months ago because of breast cancer, she was only 45. It's such a sad, sad disease taking your mother, my neice's and nephew's mother, taking so many mothers. It's a good thing you are doing.

lo siento muchisimo. pero que bueno haber tenido en tu vida a alguien tan especial un beso

I was 61 when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I am not 4 years free of it, but alas my daughter who is only 39 was operated on for b.c. June 1st. She has completed chemo and now starts radiation. She will survive! I am off this week to donate a quilt top to a quilt shop so they can give it to someone undergoing cancer treatment.
My Dad is gone 13 years now and I miss him everyday.

My daughter age 29 is 1 year no cancer. I hope she lives to see her children grow. The medication that they used was only approved 2 years ago. Thank God for breast cancer research. My husbands father died of cancer the year we were married. The year that Dave turned 43 was so hard for him that was how old his father was when he die. Thanks for join the fight. Becky

I have out lived my mother by 23 years. She was 23 the day I was born. I was born on her birthday so we had a very strong bond. I was lucky that she did live to be 67, but we spent most of those years apart as my husban did 23 years in US Navy. I did get the last 10 years close to her and loved every mintue of it. But I will tell you this it never get easyer. My bad day is Mothers Day. In stead of hateing Thanksgiving why not make it a tribute to your mother. Enjoy the day with memories of the good time.

What a great tribute to your mom. I hope you can find a way to enjoy Thanksgiving . . maybe find a way to be thankful for all the memories you have of your mom. Appreciating each day and truly knowing the value of life is truly a blessing.

I lost my mother six years ago (she was two months shy of her 69 birthday) and after she died I learned the same lesson as you -- cherish the time you have and live it to the fullest while you can. Prior to her getting ill I always thought she was younger than me because she did so much for so many people.

My mother officially died from leukemia but also had a recurrence of her breast cancer during her final illness after being a ten year cancer survivor. I appreciate your contributions to the Komen fund and as a new convert to hand applique will purchase your block carrier pattern in support.

Thanks for sharing and giving us all a chance to commiserate. And don't hate Thanksgiving -- it's the happy memories of our loved ones that keep them alive for us in our hearts.

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