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Thread #63952   Message #1045935
Posted By: GUEST,Nancy King at work
01-Nov-03 - 03:59 PM
Thread Name: BS: Bereavement
Subject: RE: BS: Bereavement
Allison, don't ever worry about letting a thread go on. People will continue to post as long as they are interested, and as Susan and pdc have pointed out, it may be helping others as well. Another thing is that it allows those of us who have been wishing there was something we could do to help you, to do just that -- even if in a very small way.

At the FSGW Getaway recently, Sheila Thorpe, who is a hospice nurse, sang a song she had written for an elderly couple when the husband was dying. Of course their situation was different from yours (they were elderly, the death was anticipated, etc.), but I have no doubt the wife felt the pain of loss just as you are doing. The chorus of Sheila's song included the words, "The earth will have your body, but I'll keep all the love." I found that a beautiful thought. I'm sure I could get the whole song for you -- or anyone else -- if you want it.

Byron sounds like a wonderful man, and your relationship was clearly very special. May you take comfort in your memories.

Nancy