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  •  Thanks for being here too. It seemed appropriate (7+ / 0-)

    to share here. I was really floored to say the least.

    •  something similar happened to me (1+ / 0-)
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      the morning mom died, i had called first thing in the morning to set up hospice care for her.  I was told the person I needed to speak to would not be in until the afternoon.

      the morning went on as I have described elsewhere, and mom died between noon and 1pm.

      when the hospice director finally called, I said, oh Mrs. F won't be needing hospice care after all.  the woman on the other end of the phone said, oh, is she better?  has her health improved?  or words to that effect.

      I said no, she just died.  There was a long pause on the other end of the phone.

      But then she said something wonderful: she offered to put me in touch with some grief counselors.  the woman she recommended turned out to be the most effective therapist I ever had.

      so the phone call, while too late, was not wasted.

      "Politics is like driving. To go backward put it in R. To go forward put it in D."
      Mitt Romney is not the solution. He's the PROBLEM

      by TrueBlueMajority on Tue Jul 24, 2012 at 02:15:52 PM PDT

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      •  I guess it's hard for them to keep track sometimes (1+ / 0-)
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        but I'm glad it was helpful to you.

      •  The morning my mother died (1+ / 0-)
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        I had been going to a church off and on for about a year (this was almost 20 years ago).  It was a unity church so not so much into religion.

        anyway, it was a Sunday and I had just gotten a call from my dad that morning telling me my mom had died.  We were not close (lots of verbal abuse).  I mentioned to the minister that my mom had just died and she said something like "your mom is here, looking over your shoulder, she loves you and wishes you the best."  Well I knew then and there that the minister was full of it!

        Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so. Douglas Adams

        by Texnance on Tue Jul 24, 2012 at 09:34:20 PM PDT

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