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Old 03-15-2011, 02:29 PM   #21
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Old 03-15-2011, 03:59 PM   #22
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Very nice letter. Interesting how dealing with deteriorating parents can tax every skill, experience and reserve you have developed in an admittedly stressful military career and life in general. I'm sure your daughter will wonder and perhaps it is a good reminder. Role reversal can be very distressing.

My best wishes go out to you as you work through this. Also, it is very kind of you to share your thoughts here. Your generosity is amazing.

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Although I did not realize it at the time, it was mentally exhausting and after the issue was resolved it finally caught up to me. I sat in the shower and cried and cried (which is pretty unusual for me) and in hindsight that was my emotional pressure valve letting off some steam. Don't forget to properly grieve and cleanse your emotions.
Thanks, everyone, feels good to get that off my chest. Been a little burnout around here from the intensity of last week's activities, but being back home makes it a lot easier to cope.

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Old 03-15-2011, 04:27 PM   #24
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Amazing letter. Wow.

I read it earlier today but couldn't respond right away because I had to get going on my road trip. I thought a lot about what you wrote while I was driving. All good thoughts.
My father has not been a part of my life since I was 14 (divorce). You and your brother are truly blessed to have had your Dad in yours.
I am not envious. Rather, I am glad that there are good men like yourself and your brother taking care of business and w*rking together.
I am seeing you coming out of a very trying experience with strength. Then to top it all off, writing such a heartfelt letter to help your daughter cope with the change.

I am very impressed.
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Great job and great letter, Nords! Your Dad, brother, wife and daughter are all very lucky to have you in their lives.


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