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Seniorisms by LMW Feeling Sorrow Today!

My oldest son, Earl, last his battle with colon cancer today, 7/28/2020... He will now join his younger brother, my 2nd son, Brett, who passed away 1/11/2017... Because we lived so far apart, I am grateful that each called me a couple of days before they left this earth... I had a beautiful conversation with each of them before they succumbed to this horrible disease... Many people don't have that chance, especially with this pandemic making the rounds all over this country... I'm grateful also because both are out of their pain... I placed them each in God's hands that He might relieve them of their pain soon because I believe praying for them to survive no matter what is a selfish act... I want what's best for my children... These are the times when my AA education kicks in because this is when I most need The Serenity Prayer:

God bless these people who gave of themselves to help those of us who need a hand up when life hands us lemons... I will now make lemonade...

I have two remaining children, my youngest son, Kevin & my only daughter, my youngest child, Terri... Terri had a massive stroke at Christmastime in 2017... She is in a Rehab in Michigan & probably will never be able to leave there because she is paralyzed on her right side... I thank God for telephones so we can keep in touch... I had planned to visit her on her birthday in June in 2020 but this pandemic had other plans... At this time I need to add something beautiful & instead of the usual I chose this song... I think this is just 
too beautiful not to share in this time of sorrow... This song lifts my spirits & brings the essence of much-needed hope & gratitude back into my life... 


I live in Florida where we're second in cases of this pandemic in the country... I've grounded myself but give thanks daily for my good health & that I have a comfortable place to live, close to everything I must have access to... I have my recumbent trike that I'm able to ride anywhere I need to go... It's good exercise also... I'm grateful for my independence, that I'm still able to care for myself at 82... I wear a mask when entering stores & I seriously try to social distance... I shop during the week in the afternoon... I keep a paper towel soaked in alcohol in a baggie in my purse to wipe down shopping carts... I don't believe in tempting fate... This is a very difficult time for my family but there are many more families suffering far worse in this country...

I pray for the essential workers whatever they do & wherever they live that they & their families may remain safe & healthy...

So long 'til next time,
Linda Michel White


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I am an 83-year-old, Extraordinarily Happy Networker, Senior Blogger & Mentor in Training... I have almost 32 years of personal development and recovery under my belt... I'm a firm believer in one is never too old to learn... I've recently progressed from mourning the loss of my friend, Tom Barabas to celebrating his very accomplished life and that made me feel better... He brought so much beauty and pleasure into so many lives with his music... You can find his music videos on youtube under Tom Barabas...

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    Sorry to hear about the loss of your son Linda. May God be with you during this sad time in your life. Your son is not in pain anymore and he's resting peacefully.
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      Thank you, Terri, for your support following Earl's death... I have many photos of my kids growing up & they bring back many memories of happier times... :D
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    I'm so sorry for the loss of your children Linda. No one wants to bury their child, but as you stated they are in pain no more. Cancer is a terrible disease my mom had it. But she passed from a botched surgery. Your light comes shinning through and as Tom said your strength is inspiring. God Bless.
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      Thank you, Robin, for your support... I pray a cure for cancer is discovered soon... Yes, I prayed for God to take them both soon instead of it dragging on only increasing their pain... :D
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      You're welcome Linda. The words don't come easy because no one who hasn't been through can know how you feel. THE MOST HIGH has the cure for that horrible disease and it will one day go away. Like Terri said, they are now resting in peace.
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      Thank you again, Robin... You are so kind... <3
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    My condolences Linda, all deaths are hard to take, none more so than losing offspring. That you have two other children to help comfort you is the upside of a sad situation. Your strength and resilience in the circumstance is inspirational and humbling too. I wish you continued strength.
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      Thank you, Tom, for your support in these trying times. I learned how to apply acceptance in AA... That was one of the most difficult lessons ever but that's where I was introduced to "God Nudges"... :D
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