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Old 12-03-2017, 10:07 AM   #201
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My condolences & some words from someone more eloquent than me...

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Father to a Son, poem by Jose Murguia

these tears of joy,
are for the first time that i saw you
my beautiful baby boy,
i never thought this love i would find,
for what i feel for you is so deep inside,
when i see your face i see mine,
when i look into your eyes i can see the sun shine,
no matter how hard times may get,
just remember that i’m here for you don’t ever forget,
for you are my heart my strength my all,
when ever you need me just give me a call,
for i will always be here for you until the end,
because i’m more than just a father i’m also your friend.

Copyright ©2009 Jose Murguia
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Old 12-03-2017, 10:38 AM   #202
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Deepest condolences, Nords. I know that it is very final when it eventually happens. I appreciate you sharing your journey with us here.
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Old 12-03-2017, 03:37 PM   #203
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Condolences. I know from my own experience that even when you know it's going to happen that doesn't make it hurt any less.
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Old 12-03-2017, 04:35 PM   #204
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Nords, I'm so sorry you are going through this. It's not easy. Your father gave you a wonderful gift when he suggested you could retire at such a young age.
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Old 12-03-2017, 04:53 PM   #205
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Thanks, everyone. It's a shock and a relief at the same time.

We're just working through the process.

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Your father gave you a wonderful gift when he suggested you could retire at such a young age.
It was an easy gift for me to accept, too! I'm very glad that I had the time to help him take care of things.
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Old 12-03-2017, 05:32 PM   #206
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Nords, I am sorry for your loss. I went back and read all the earlier posts. It’s been a long haul. You did a good job for him all these years. I appreciated the detail of your posts about Medicare, POAs and taking over his affairs when my Dad moved to assisted living and then to hospice before passing in 2016.
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Thank you for posting the details of this very difficult road. I'm very sorry for your loss but both of you did well.
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Old 12-03-2017, 07:16 PM   #208
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Condolences,

and your father's words are why I encouraged both my kids to go military (career if possible)

one's already signed their contract (in for the next 7 years)

the other one's busy applying to undergrad (civilian & military), plus ROTC scholarship applications for the civilian schools.
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Nords,

I am sorry for your loss.

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Sorry to hear about your dad, Nords. At least you didn't have a job competing with him for your time and attention.
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Nords,


I am so sorry. I lost my uncle to Alzheimer's last year, and I fully understand the "shock but relief" feelings.


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Nords,

Let me add my condolences to the many you have received.

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I'm sorry for your loss Nords.... a nice tribute to your Dad... I miss my Dad every day.
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Thanks, everyone. It's a shock and a relief at the same time.

We're just working through the process.


It was an easy gift for me to accept, too! I'm very glad that I had the time to help him take care of things.
I figured it was.

I know how hard you worked to take care of your Dad and advocate on his behalf. And I really appreciate the sharing you've done over the years with us giving details about some of those battles.

I'm sure you are very glad now that you had time and the ability to help him.

It's great that he was your inspiration for RE. I'm not sure I had picked up on that detail before.
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Condolences. You are a good son.
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Condolences. You treasured him as your parent, seen to his care when he needed your help. You can now rest because you have given him your best.
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You can now rest because you have given him your best.
Thanks, Brat-- the last two weeks have been a little better every day, and everything has gone well with my Dad's remains and the tsunami of paperwork.
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Just heard. Sad to hear it. You did well.
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Condolences Nords. My mom passed a few years ago of the same disease. It's not easy to watch the disease take away a lifetime of memories.
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