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  •  Precious time together (4+ / 0-)
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    raincrow, Rooe, nomandates, chimene

    I wonder if once he's back in Arizona you can use Skype, so that you and especially your kids can stay in closer contact with him a couple times a week.

    Among other things, seeing him as he fades will help the kids come to terms with what's happening, and realize after he's gone that the grandpa they knew had already changed a lot. And for him, seeing them going on with their lives should provide some joy.

    Second suggestion: Get on the elists for a couple of airlines and travel websites and keep a price alert for special deals to Phoenix, so you can go out as often as you are able. Sometimes there are very good deals on very short notice, like Tuesday postings for that weekend travel.

    You are so generous in this. May it be a blessing to all of you as you move through this. It's never easy but with family it can be rich.

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