Thursday, November 19, 2009

Goodbye........


Who would have known saying one little word could be so hard? It was and it is....... goodbye Daddy.

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  1. Bye Pop.
    Thanks for giving me one of the greatest gifts a person can get--my dear wife.
    --JR

    ps He passed away at 9:47pm tonight.

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  2. I'm sorrry. I know too much about the pain of "goodbye Daddy". Praying for you.

    Jessica/virginiadawn

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  3. So sorry for your loss Christine. Praying for your family.

    Sara P.

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  4. I am so sorry...I'm praying for you. I lost my mom this year too.

    Sarah

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  5. I'm so sorry. Thinking of you and your family in your time of sorrow.

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  6. Oh Christine. i am so sorry.
    please know I am praying for you, your family and for peace that passes understanding.

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  7. So sorry to hear the news.

    Hugs & Prayers,

    Laurel
    mama of 13

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  8. Christine, so much can happen in a few short days. I haven't had a chance to check up on your blog in a while and I am sorry to hear about your dad. I too hope that this goodbye is not forever and he accepted Jesus in the end. I will be thinking of you and your family and keep you in my prayers.

    Catherine

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  9. I am so sorry that words seem to fail me to provide any comfort. Following your life via your blog just gives us insight into so much...and my heart really aches for you.

    Blessed is the angel who now keeps you in his care.

    With heartfelt sympathy and prayers,
    ~ Laura

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  10. ((((Christine and Family)))) I'm so sorry to hear this news. My heart aches for you all. You know I'll be lifting you all up in prayer as you journey through the days and weeks to follow.

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  11. My condolences.
    May you find peace this evening and in the days (weeks, months, years) to come.
    Something that I really appreciated when my mom passed away, was when people wrote me notes about things that my mom did. Or, notes about my mom.

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  12. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

    I'm sorry fo your loss.

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  13. God bless his soul. I am soooo very sorry for your lose. May he rest in peace in the hands of the lord.

    Stacey in NY

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  14. Don't think of him as gone away -
    His journey has just begun
    Life holds many facets
    The Earth is only one
    Just think of him as resting
    From the sorrows and the tears
    In a place of warmth and comfort
    Where there are no days and years
    Think how he must be wishing
    That we could know today
    How nothing but our sadness
    can really pass away
    And think of him as living
    In the hearts of those he touched
    For nothing loved is ever lost-
    And he was loved so much.

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  15. I'm so sorry, you are in my thoughts. He has gone to a great place. xxx

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  16. My heart is breaking for you. I know that words are not enough but I am so sorry for your loss. I was praying for a miracle and healing but I guess it was not meant to be. Although I know you know he is at peace that probably brings little comfort right now. I pray that in the coming days you and your family will find comfort and peace. You are all in my thoughts.

    Melissa Moss
    melissamoss79@live.com

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  17. My heart aches for you and your family. Losing a beloved family member is very hard. You are in my thoughts.

    At least he lived to see you bring Alex home and meet him. That is sweet to know.

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  18. I'm so sorry to hear of your sad loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

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  19. Oh, I'm so sorry for you loss. My prayers goes to you and your family

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  20. I am so sorry to hear this. I will be praying for you and your family Christine. I will be praying for strength and comfort and peace.

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  21. Christine,

    I am so sorry to hear that your dear father has passed away! I know all to well the pain of losing a parent...both of mine are gone. I lost my Mom 10 years ago this Christmas and my Dad 6 years ago this Thanksgiving.....so the Holidays are hard, to say the least. Please know that I am praying for your family as you all deal with this and if you need to talk, just email me.

    Much love, Terry

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  22. I'm so sorry. I have no words for you other than to say I'm praying.

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  23. Christine,

    My heart is breaking for you.

    As someone that has been in the same place you are now I know that no words can make it better.

    I will keep you in my prayers!

    Love in Christ, Angelique

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  24. Since you hadn't posted, I figured it was due to this. I am so sorry for you and your family for losing your father so prematurely. He was far too young to leave you. With sympathy.

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  25. Since you hadn't posted, I figured it was due to this. I am so sorry for you and your family for losing your father so prematurely. He was far too young to leave you. With sympathy.

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  26. I'm so very sorry for your loss.
    With love,
    Tia

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  27. Rita in Seville SpainNovember 20, 2009 at 3:37 AM

    I am so so so sorry.

    He and your family will be in my prayers.

    When I logged on your blog and say the heading, my hand just went to my mouth and I stared...I knew what it meant.

    Again, I am so sorry.

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  28. I'm so very sorry for your loss.
    With love,
    Tia

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  29. Christine, John & kids,

    I am so very sorry for your loss. We are praying for you all, we love you guys and wish you peace.

    :)De

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  30. I am sorry to hear this... I KNOW that it is really hard to loose a parent. Praying for you!

    It is a blessing that all of your children had the chance to meet and know him :)

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  31. Christine, I am so very sorry for you and your family.

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  32. God bless you guys and your families. And may your father rest in peace in the presence of our Heavenly Father. All our prayers for you, your family and him.
    God Bless

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  33. You guys, I am so sorry. God be with him and with you. You're all in my prayers. take care

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  34. Christine and the Reed family. I am so sorry for your loss. I wish there was more I could say or do to take the pain away. I'm so so sorry.

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  35. i'm so sorry! you and your family are in my prayers.

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  36. So sorry Christine . . . praying for you.

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  37. I am so sorry to hear that your Dad passed away. Yes, goodbye is a hard word to say when it's final

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  38. much love to your family, I'm sorry for your loss.

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  39. Christine, John, and family....
    I am SO sorry for your loss.
    May God comfort you all as you begin this difficult journey of grieving.
    BIG {{{{{{ HUGS }}}}}}}

    XO
    Terri-Anne

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  40. Christine,

    I can't begin to say how sorry I am for your loss. I've been reading your blog for some time now and have loved seeing Alex become a very perfect addition to your family :) I can't imagine life without my Daddy, the only comfort in this is that he is with our Lord now, how amazing is that? You are in my thoughts and prayers..

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  41. I am so sorry. My comdolences to you and your family

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  42. I am so sorry for your loss. My dad died in a car accident last December. He was 51 and as far as I know didn't know the Lord. I know your pain and grief. I will be praying for you and your family.

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  43. Sending love and hugs to you. I'm so sorry.

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  44. So very sorry for your loss.
    My deepest condolences

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  45. Oh Christine, I am sorry you have had to say goodbye. I pray that you and your family can feel our Heavenly Father's peace around you while you grieve the loss of your earthly father!

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  46. I am so sorry Christine. My prayers are with you and your family as you say good-bye. Hugs!

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  47. I will prya for your comfort and peace today and in the days to come. What a GIFT it is that your children see how much you loved your daddy.

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  48. :( I'm so sorry. What a beautiful picture to remember him by.

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  49. Oh.....I'm soooo sorry! My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
    Stacy

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  50. I'm so sorry for your loss, Christine. May God's peace surround you and your family as you walk through these difficult times.

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  51. Amazing looking at his photo from a few months ago, he looked the picture of health and so happy. I guess your father was on earth to teach us not to take our health for granted.

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  52. I'm so sorry Christine. It IS so hard to say goodbye, I am crying with you. The good part is all of the memories, those will always be there. Praying for you and your family.

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  53. I am so sorry Christine.
    There are no words....

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  54. Christine,
    We are lifting your family up in prayer this morning. May God bring you peace that your father is no longer in pain.

    Debbi

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  55. Oh Christine,

    Words can not express how sorry I am for your loss! Your Dad appeared to be young, what a shock this must be for you all. I pray you all take comfort in the Great Comforter, in the next days, weeks, months and years, as you grieve the loss of your father and grandfather.

    I did smile when I saw the picture of your Dad and Alex, how wonderful he got to meet him, they both appeared very comfortable with each other :o) . If ever there is anything I can do, please, truely, don't hesitate to contact me. You are in my prayers and thoughts.

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  56. Praying for you all. May God surround you with peace and love at this hard time.

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  57. Christine, I haven't had the opportunity lately to post. I am so sorry to hear about your Dad! It's so hard to say good-bye to the one's we cherish. My heart aches for you right now. My thoughts and prayers will go out to you and your family. With much love Tanya :)

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  58. Christine,

    I am very sorry for your loss. I will pray for you & your family. I recently lost my last grandparent. I feel your loss.

    {{{hugs}}}

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  59. I am so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Father God we ask that you Cover this family during their time of need and sorrow We ask that you bless and annoint them abundtly, and that you give everone your amazing peace that is beyond our understanding.

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  60. So sorry, praying for your whole family.

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  61. Christine- I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

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  62. Oh no.
    praying for you during this hard time

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  63. I am so sorry for your loss! Sending you and your family love and good thoughts from San Diego.

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  64. So sorry for you loss. Praying for you.

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  65. My heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. Hugs and prayers.

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  66. Heavenly Father
    Wrap your arms around Christine and her family during this time. Pour out your peace and comfort them.

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  67. Oh, I am so sorry. I pray for you all. And I pray for your dad, that you will be reunited in Heaven. Jesus is merciful Christine, remember that, I DO believe you will be together again.

    Jodi Lewandoski

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  68. Oh Christine, I'm so very sorry for you & your family. You're in my prayers. :(

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  69. So sorry to hear of your loss.

    We are praying for comfort.

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  70. So sorry for you. I can't even imagine... My prayers are with you and your family.

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  71. I know there are no words to lessen the pain but,please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers! ! I am so sorry for your loss.

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  72. Please accept my condolences - my thoughts are with you and your family. I'll be keeping you all in my prayers. From what you've mentioned on this blog, he sounded like an amazing father and grandfather.
    *Hugs*

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  73. I am so sorry for your loss. Will be thinking of you.

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  74. I am what the blogging community would consider a "lurker". I love your blog and hearing about your inspirational family. You guys are truly amazing. So, I couldn't go by without giving you my heartfelt sympathy. Your family will be kept in my prayers as you struggle thru this difficult time. May the love of our Lord help you find comfort and peace.

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  75. Oh Christine. I am so sorry. You know so many people are thinking of and praying for you and your family right now. hugs.

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  76. Christine,
    I am sorry to hear about your father. I will pray for you and your entire family.
    Amy

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  77. My heartfelt sympathies to you and your family during this time of loss.

    ~K

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  78. Christine, I am so sorry to hear you lost your dad. As you know, I lost my grandfather almost a year ago and I am so grateful for your prayers and supportive comments during that time. I am praying for peace and comfort for you and your family. Let us know how we can support you.

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  79. I am sorry for your loss. {{HUGS}}

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  80. My heart breaks for you! May God give you everything that you need to get through this time.

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  81. I'm so sorry. Love and hugs to you and your family. You are in my daily prayers.

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  82. Christine and Family. Sorry to hear about your father. Yes a goodbye is the hardest but you will see him again In Gods house and arms. Hugs to all of you.
    Tammy RR

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  83. I'm so sorry Christine. My thoughts are with you and your family.

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  84. God saw you getting tired
    and a cure was not to be.
    So he put his arms around you
    and whispered "Come to Me".
    With tearful eyes we watched you,
    we watch you fade away.
    Although we love you dearly,
    we could not make you stay.
    A golden heart stopped beating,
    hard working hands now rest.
    God broke our hearts to prove to us,
    He only takes the best.

    Christine - My father passed away last month. It is hard, but as time goes by, you can remember wonderful times you had with your dad and begin smiling again.

    You(and your family) are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Kim- Mead,WA

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  85. Hugs & prayers. This will be your first Christmas with Alex and first without your dad. Bittersweet.

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  86. I am so sorry. God's Peace be upon you in this hard time...

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  87. Oh, Christine, how hard this must be! We just prayed for you and your family, for comfort and ability to remember your dad with fondness and love. Big hugs to you!

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  88. I'll be keeping you and your family in my thoughts throughout this difficult time. May you solace in each other during your grievance.

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  89. I am so sorry, Christine. May you have peace and comfort.

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  90. Christine, I am so sorry for your loss. I will be thinking and praying for you and your family in this difficult time.

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  91. I am so sorry for your loss. Find comfort and peace in God in this time of sorrow.

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  92. I can't tell you that time makes it easier because you will always miss him. (I lost my fether not long before we brought Daniel home). But i can tell you that knowing where he is and how he is is such a wonderful thing. Praying for you and your family.

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  93. I'm so sorry for you loss. Praying for you and your family at this difficult time.

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  94. I Christine, I know this is hard. I will be praying for you and your family, that you can all find peace and comfort. Jesus be near them.

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  95. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Keeping you all in my prayers.

    Christy

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  96. So sorry. It is a very very hard word especially when it is to one you love sooo much. We will be praying for your family.

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  97. I am so sorry for your loss.
    I will be praying for you ♥

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  98. So Sorry for your loss, I wish there was someway to help you and your family. I will pray for you. Cara

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  99. Oh my goodness i am so sorry christine, tears rolled down my face the second I logged onto your blog and saw those words.

    My heart goes out to you and your family in this really hard time. xx

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  100. I am so sorry Christine! I am praying for your family.

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  101. Christine,

    I am so sorry to hear the news about your father. Please let us know if we can help your family out with another meal between now and Monday,as Tuesday we will be leaving out-of-town for the Holiday. We will be praying for God to give you wisdom and guidance with all the decisions you will be having to make. May God give you peace during this difficult time.

    Praying for you, "The Heyers"

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  102. I really feel for you. It's so hard to lose your Dad. Not a day goes by that I don't miss mine. Know that I am praying for you and your family. Eventually, life normalizes again...but it's never the same. Your dad will be around you, trust me. You'll see little signs here and there that he is with God but still not all that far away. Keep strong.

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  103. I'm so sorry Christine. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  104. Praying for you during your time of loss. I understand how it feels to lose your father too young. My dad died last summer at 57 years old. It is very hard on us as daughters. You think of something and say "oh I should call dad" then remember you can't. Or think "Dad would really have liked this" and the reality sinks in once again. He is gone. Anyway, praying for you.

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  105. my heart breaks for you! Praying that you and your family get through this very hard time!

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  106. So sorry for your loss Christine. He was very blessed to have you as his daughter; no doubt you made him proud. May you feel the Lord's peace and comfort at this time.

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  107. I'm so sorry Christine, saying Goodbye to my Dad was definitely the hardest thing I've done too. Praying for your healing.

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  108. Sorry to hear. My prayers with your family.

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  109. I am so sorry. I'm praying for you and your family, for peace.

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  110. Longtime lurker coming out to say I'm so sorry for your loss. My father died 10 years ago at age 63 and it still hurts every single day. I am praying for you.

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  111. So sorry! I pray that you feel God's comfort and peace throughout the hard days ahead.

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  112. Sorry for your lost. I lost both my parents...give yourself time for your heart to heal. One day you will remember all the good times without a sad heart.

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  113. I am so sorry. The picture of Alex and your Dad is one both of you will treasure.
    Lifting all of you in prayer.

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  114. Christine, I'm so sorry to hear about your daddy. My prayers are with you.
    Lin in Fl

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  115. I'm so sorry for your family's loss. You will all be in our prayers.

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  116. Dear Reed Family...I'm so sorry for your loss. Keeping all of you in my prayers. So sad...I can't even imagine your pain.

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  117. I'm so sorry, Christine. My most sincere condolences to you and your family...

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  118. I'm so sorry, Christine. My most sincere condolences to you and your family...

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  119. I popped over tonight just to see if you had updated.
    I am filled with grief for you and your family Christine! SO VERY SORRY for your loss.

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  120. so sorry for your loss.

    much love.

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  121. I have been thinking about you since Monday. I'm so sorry to hear that your dad has passed.

    Much love to you and all who loved your dad.

    I will pray for peace and healing to you all.

    **Monica

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  122. "May the peace of God which passes all understanding keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God." Words are hard to come up with during these times. However, God is faithful and will keep you as you rest in Him and His love for your family.
    Praying for strength and comfort for your family.

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  123. Sorry seems inadequate at a time like this… Prayers are with you and your family.

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  124. So sorry for your loss, Christine. I will continue my prayers for you and your family, for peace, for comfort.
    Deb

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  125. You and your family are in my prayers.

    Jill in Indiana

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  126. You and your family will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.

    Love in Christ,
    Donna

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  127. No words can express my sorrow for your family. Please know that I am praying for you all.

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  128. I'm so sorry for you loss. Thinking of you. Prayers are said.

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  129. I read your blog often, it is so encouraging and inspiring. I am so sorry for your loss.

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  130. Sending you hugs! So sorry for your terrible loss.

    Amy

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  131. Wishing you and your family comfort in this tremendous loss.

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  132. We're lifting you up in prayer. ((hugs))

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  133. I'm so sorry for your loss.
    With love,
    Mariëlle

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  134. I'm so sorry, Christine. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  135. Just saw this news today and am so sorry to be late in sending condolences. We are so sorry for your loss. Saying goodbye is very hard. We love you and send you our prayers of strength and peace in this sorrowful time.

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  136. I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you.

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  137. I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad. May God give you a nd your family strength and peace in the days to come. Your in my prayers.

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  138. Querida Cristina, te doy mi mas sentido pesame, por la perdida de tu querido Papa... Siento muchisimo tu tristeza ,debe de ser infinita, te comprendo muy bien pues yo perdí a mi Mama, siendo yo muy joven cuando mas la necesitaba, por eso desde aqui te mando un abrazo calido de amiga que esta contigo . El dolor de perder a alguien que se quiere no deja nunca de doler,solo el tiempo lo apacigua pero en tu corazon tu Papa sigue contigo para siempre muchos besos de tus amigos españoles que no os olvidan.
    Carmen

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  139. Sending you, your family and all those who knew your dad deeply felt condolences and prayers for peace in this time of sorrow.

    May God Bless him and Welcome him.

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  140. Christine, I am so sorry. I will be praying for your family as you walk through this dark time.

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  141. Heavenly Father, please lift up Christine and he entire family durig this very hard times in their lives. Help them to know you are with them and love them all very much. Amen

    I am so so sorry for you loss.

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  142. I'm so, so sorry to hear about your dad. Can't even imagine how hard it must be. I'll be praying for you and your family.

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  143. Praying for your family during this time. May God give you a peace that passes all understanding!

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  144. I am so sorry about your Dad, Christine. He looks so young and handsome in this picture! I am wishing for peace for your whole family.

    -Nicole

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  145. I'm so sorry. I will pray for peace and comfort for you and all your family.

    ((((((()))))))s,
    Sarah

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  146. I am so sorry for your loss of your dad. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

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  147. I'm so sorry. Praying for you and your family during this difficult time. There are no words to comfort the loss of a parent.

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  148. Oh Christine, I am so sorry for your loss. I lost my dad 2 1/2 years ago and while the pain does ease, I still have an empty place in my heart. I know my dad is looking down from heaven and guiding us, now along with your dad. I hope your memories will bring you comfort.

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  149. Praying for you and your entire family during this time of loss. May God comfort you and be your balm.
    Hugs!

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  150. We will be keeping you in our prayers as you mourn the death of your dad. May you have comfort and peace.

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  151. Sorry to hear this. You and your family are in my prayers.

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  152. I am so sorry.. I will keep you in my prayers

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  153. I am sorry for your loss Christine! Thinking of you and saying a prayer for your family tonight.

    Carolyn

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  154. So sorry for your loss.

    I lost my Dad 7 years ago.

    Sadly, the pain never leaves... but it does get easier.

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  155. Christine, I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Jen

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  156. Christine,
    I'm sorry to hear this. May the Lord be with you and give your comfort.

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  157. I'm so sorry to read about your dad, Christine. My beloved dad died on April 3rd this year and I miss him every day.
    Please take the time to grieve and allow all your children the space to grieve with you. My daughter was barely 2 when Dad died and she has spent a lot of time working through her grief.
    We've read numerous kids' books about death and grandpas who die and they've been a great source of healing for both of us.
    I've heard people speak of the preciousness of grief and I didn't understand it until this year. It's crap and incredibly painful, but there is clarity and connection in the midst.
    I pray that your dad invited Jesus into his life at the end and that you can say 'til we meet again'.
    xx

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