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abby
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"If you pray, please pray for my family and my strength"


  

          

As you know, last Thursday, my aunt (my dad's sister) passed away after we decided to end life support.

Her funeral is Tomorrow morning and we've spent the past few days planning it. Last night after Christmas dinner while discussing funeral plans, my other aunt passed away as we were talking to her about plans for tomorrow's funeral. Massive heart attack. This is the aunt who is my next door neighbor, and the matriarch of my mom's side of the family.

This is so surreal. Right now, my life is like I am watching it and not living it.

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Condolences + Prayers.
Dec 26th 2014
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whoa..i'm so sorry. my thoughts are with you.
Dec 26th 2014
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Prayers of peace & condolences
Dec 26th 2014
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you're stronger than you know.
Dec 26th 2014
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prayers for you and yours..stay strong ab
Dec 26th 2014
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prayers of peace for you and your family
Dec 26th 2014
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damn, that's so rough. Peace to you and yours
Dec 26th 2014
7
woah.
Dec 26th 2014
8
Wow, truly sorry for your loss.
Dec 26th 2014
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wow my condolences
Dec 26th 2014
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RE: If you pray, please pray for my family and my strength
Dec 26th 2014
11
Thank you.
Dec 26th 2014
23
The last few days/weeks I've been discussing w/close confidants the
Dec 26th 2014
12
Wow, sorry. Have already and will continue to pray for you and ur fam
Dec 26th 2014
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I am so sorry for you and your family...
Dec 26th 2014
14
Sure, I'll do that.
Dec 26th 2014
15
omg I'm so sorry
Dec 26th 2014
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Done
Dec 26th 2014
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I'm praying. Peace and Blessings.
Dec 26th 2014
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May God Cover your family with comfort and compassion.
Dec 26th 2014
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Done.
Dec 26th 2014
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RE: If you pray, please pray for my family and my strength
Dec 26th 2014
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Done
Dec 26th 2014
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Thank you all. I really... am shocked. We've spent the last several week...
Dec 26th 2014
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No doubt.
Dec 26th 2014
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so sorry for the loss of both your aunts
Dec 26th 2014
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try to be strong Abby...RIP to both your loved ones.
Dec 27th 2014
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I am so sorry sis...I'm praying for you and the fam nm
Dec 27th 2014
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indeed nm
Dec 27th 2014
29
Word.
Dec 27th 2014
30
you know it. i pray that the Lord will continue to provide peace,
Dec 27th 2014
31
So sorry Abby... :(
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guru0509
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Fri Dec-26-14 03:24 PM

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1. "Condolences + Prayers."
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Fri Dec-26-14 03:25 PM

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2. "whoa..i'm so sorry. my thoughts are with you."
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Mahogany Soul
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Fri Dec-26-14 03:27 PM

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3. "Prayers of peace & condolences "
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Fri Dec-26-14 03:35 PM

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4. "you're stronger than you know. "
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Fri Dec-26-14 03:36 PM

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5. "prayers for you and yours..stay strong ab"
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Fri Dec-26-14 03:42 PM

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6. "prayers of peace for you and your family"
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Hugs

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Fri Dec-26-14 03:42 PM

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7. "damn, that's so rough. Peace to you and yours"
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Fri Dec-26-14 03:44 PM

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8. "woah. "
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Starbaby Jones
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Fri Dec-26-14 03:49 PM

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9. "Wow, truly sorry for your loss."
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Peace be unto you and your fam.

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Heinz
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Fri Dec-26-14 03:54 PM

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10. "wow my condolences "
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TR808
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Fri Dec-26-14 03:55 PM

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11. "RE: If you pray, please pray for my family and my strength"
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I am praying for your family...

Isaiah 25:8,9

You take the blue pill, the story ends. You wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill, you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes.

  

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abby
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Fri Dec-26-14 10:44 PM

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23. "Thank you. "
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vee-lover
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Fri Dec-26-14 04:28 PM

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12. "The last few days/weeks I've been discussing w/close confidants the"
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meaning of prayer

And what I've come to understand is that prayer is not so much abt asking a divine being or however you define this source to bestow favor/blessings upon you and/or love ones...prayer as I understand it is to reveal the divinity within YOU...

And I say that to say that you have everything you need to get you (and your family) through these difficult times...

I recommend, Abby, that you meditate during these times (along w/prayer) to give you guidance and strength


>As you know, last Thursday, my aunt (my dad's sister) passed
>away after we decided to end life support.
>
> Her funeral is Tomorrow morning and we've spent the past few
>days planning it. Last night after Christmas dinner while
>discussing funeral plans, my other aunt passed away as we were
>talking to her about plans for tomorrow's funeral. Massive
>heart attack. This is the aunt who is my next door neighbor,
>and the matriarch of my mom's side of the family.
>
>This is so surreal. Right now, my life is like I am watching
>it and not living it.

grassrootsphilosopher

  

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Fri Dec-26-14 04:30 PM

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13. "Wow, sorry. Have already and will continue to pray for you and ur fam "
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prototype

stand ur ground, believe in urself,
believe in love, prepare urself for love, remove the negativity from ur life, and accept the love u kno u deserve

  

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Fri Dec-26-14 04:46 PM

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14. "I am so sorry for you and your family..."
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Death/Homecoming is the hardest thing in life to deal with, especially when people are close to you. You have to know that it is God's plan and sometimes death does come in a series. Now you have another deceased aunt, I feel for you and your family. Try to focus on the good times and what lessons that you can learn from their life and their passing. One door closes so that another door can open. I know that it is easy for me to tell you these things at this time, but when I lost my father, I tried to focus on all of the good things and it was hard to get pass the fact that my father was suffering enough to have to leave this earth. He died surprisingly of a heart attack also, it was traumatic on my family. Through this time, there will be episodes of pain, tears and laughter. Only you and time can heal the pain. I hope that everything will be okay for you and your family. I will be praying for you and your family. God bring peace and fond memories to you and your family!!!



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Kira
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Fri Dec-26-14 07:03 PM

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15. "Sure, I'll do that."
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Sepia.
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16. "omg I'm so sorry"
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I'll keep you and your family in my prayers.

You seem like a strong woman to me, so I'll pray that you not only continue
to be strong, but that you have someone to lean on as well.

  

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Mgmt
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Fri Dec-26-14 07:55 PM

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17. "Done"
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>As you know, last Thursday, my aunt (my dad's sister) passed
>away after we decided to end life support.
>
> Her funeral is Tomorrow morning and we've spent the past few
>days planning it. Last night after Christmas dinner while
>discussing funeral plans, my other aunt passed away as we were
>talking to her about plans for tomorrow's funeral. Massive
>heart attack. This is the aunt who is my next door neighbor,
>and the matriarch of my mom's side of the family.
>
>This is so surreal. Right now, my life is like I am watching
>it and not living it.

  

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Fri Dec-26-14 08:00 PM

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18. "I'm praying. Peace and Blessings."
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19. "May God Cover your family with comfort and compassion. "
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20. "Done. "
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Wow.

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Fri Dec-26-14 08:21 PM

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21. "RE: If you pray, please pray for my family and my strength"
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I will definitely send up some prayers for you and your family. I'm so sorry for your losses.

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22. "Done"
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Taking shots in the dark/that's a bad call
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abby
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Fri Dec-26-14 11:11 PM

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24. "Thank you all. I really... am shocked. We've spent the last several week..."
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trying to prepare myself and my dad for his sister's death. That alone was overwhelming.

My family is everything to me.

On Christmas Day, I was so happy to see my dad enjoying the day even with the heavy sadness of his sister's passing lingering. I bought him a roku for Christmas (which he will probably never use) to give him a cool gadget to focus on for Christmas. I was setting up the roku for him when my other aunt called.

She and my cousin (her daughter) called us on speaker to get details on funeral services and to let us know they would be there. My aunt said she loved us and assured us that she would be there tomorrow. Somewhere in the conversation, my cousin looked at my aunt/her mom and said "she fell asleep again." My aunt was one of those people who would nod off if they were sitting still or watching tv and then wake up a few moments later and join back in the convo like nothing ever happened. Anyway, we/my cousin (her daughter) thought that that was what she was doing. So the convo ended because she fell asleep.

5 minutes later, my cousin called back to say that she hadn't fallen asleep and that she wasn't breathing. EMT was there trying to entebate (sp) her. I'm pretty sure she had already passed away at that point, but they took her to Emory-Crawford Long. We met the ambulance there. When we got there, the family liaison told us that they could not save her life. They took us to a room with concrete cinder-block walls, and they told us they'd allow us to spend time with her before they took her to the morgue.

They wheeled her body in and we had prayer service for her. By the time the night ended, there were about 15 of us in that concrete room.

We cried, prayed, cried and lifted her up. Then we went back to her home to clean up the mess the EMTs made trying to save her and wash dishes from the Christmas dinner gathering.

On one hand, she died the way that any of us would want to die: on the celebrated birthday of her Lord and Savior, surrounded by her loved ones, happy and in just a snap of God's fingers. She was peaceful and happy.

Still, those of us who are left are beside ourselves in grief and shock.

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25. "No doubt. "
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26. "so sorry for the loss of both your aunts"
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27. "try to be strong Abby...RIP to both your loved ones."
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28. "I am so sorry sis...I'm praying for you and the fam nm"
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29. "indeed nm"
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30. "Word."
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31. "you know it. i pray that the Lord will continue to provide peace, "
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strength, comfort, and some measure of understanding to your family.

after reading your update, that is so wild how she went. to 'fall asleep' after one last Christmas dinner, surrounded by family, and having made a phone call to the rest of her family. but still, peaceful as that was for her, what a blow to the rest of you. i'm praying that you and the rest of your family can get past the shock and timing of it to see the blessing in that.

that's a lot to deal with.

how is your father doing?


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32. "So sorry Abby... :("
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prayers for peace through this hard time.


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