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THURSDAY WOULD HAVE BEEN MY SISTER LAURIE'S 65TH BIRTHDAY

Saturday, August 08, 2015

SISTER LAURIE IS AGAIN ON MY MIND. THURSDAY WOULD HAVE BEEN HER 65TH BIRTHDAY. I FEEL AS IF I NEED TO KEEP HER MEMORY ALIVE HERE ON SPARKPEOPLE, PARTICULARLY BECAUSE SHE WAS THE LEADER OF THE "MOVING FORWARD THROUGH GRIEF AND LOSS" SPARK TEAM. IT IS INTERESTING THAT THIS IS THE TEAM SHE CREATED. AT THE TIME, SHE WAS TRYING TO COPE WITH THE LOSS OF HER DEAR 26 YR OLD DAUGHTER BONNIE WHO HAD DIED WHEN HER BODY REJECTED A TRANPLANTED HEART. LAURIE WAS DETERMINED TO RAISE BONNIE'S YOUNG SON SEBASTIAN AND WENT THROUGH COURT TO GET GRANDPARENT'S RIGHTS TO HAVE VISITATION WITH SEBASTIAN. THEN, CANCER STRUCK AND SHE IS NOW WITH BONNIE. THE LAST PART OF LAURIE'S LIFE WAS FULL OF JOY, YET MIXED WITH STRUGGLE AS MANY OF OUR HUMAN LIVES ARE.

MAY EVERYONE FOCUS ON THEIR BLESSINGS AND NOT SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF. WE ALL HAVE LOVED ONES WHO ARE NOW SPIRIT AND THEY ARE FREE FROM HUMAN SUFFERING. RECOGNIZE JOY AND SEE IT IN AS MANY PLACES AS POSSIBLE. RELY ON HUMOR WHEN AT ALL POSSIBLE.
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  • MAURIZIA
    Sending thoughts & hugs, my friend.They are always with us as our special angels. Signs of them abound - feather. Cardinal, butterflies. We just need to watch.
    2032 days ago
  • JUDITH316
    emoticon emoticon emoticon for sharing...My beloved Dad passed on July 14th and I am preparing to head back to Toronto next Wednesday for his Celebration of Life's Service Thursday, August 13. He lived a long and good life, I am thankful he had all the years he did and now he is at peace safe in the Arms of God. I chose to remember and Celebrate my Dad here, he would want us all to be happy and at peace knowing his sufferings are now over!

    I am so sorry for your loss of your beloved Sister, my condolences and prayers to you and your family...
    2033 days ago
  • MAMALOU1942
    God bless Laurie and Happy Birthday to her.

    My partner and I would have celebrated his birthday on the 10th and mine on the 11th.
    He passed on May 16th and he is on my mind everyday.

    Memories are so good to hold on to.

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    2033 days ago
  • MONAEJ9
    You are so right. .
    2033 days ago
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