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Posted By: Genie
01-May-11 - 05:59 PM
Thread Name: Obit: My heart is broken-Mick**Update-Apr 29, 2011
Subject: RE: Obit: My heart is broken-Mick**Update-Apr 29, 2011
[["You'll hear his advice when you need it, 'cause he ain't gone. He lives on in you and yours."
Rapparee]]

So true, Rap.   My sister died shortly before her 59th birthday, after fighting an aggressive cancer for 12 1/2 years. When she finally decided to stop trying to hold onto her weakened and pain-wracked body, she told my other sister, by phone, "I am not leaving you." She really hasn't, either. Her presence is felt often, as an important inspiration and part of our support system.   I don't claim to know what's "on the other side of the curtain" that she said she could see as she was "crossing over," but in one way or another I do believe that death is just another phase of the journey. And even if it's not, those who have touched our lives the way your Da has yours really do live on "within us," and beyond us in those whom we touch.

It seems your Da really does live on in you, Mick