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post #46 of 70
Gemini......I am soooo sorry to hear about your dad. The best advice I can give you is to not take one second for granted. Don't go off of how long they give your dad. Sometimes they are way off (in both directions) The biggest regret of my life is waiting for my dad to drive home from Arkansas when he was diagnosed with cancer and not going there to see him. He passed away two days before he was supposed to come home. They told us he had 6 months to 2 years. He passed away two months after they said that. But my DD's great grandfather lived for three years and they gave him six months. Cherish every moment. Make sure he knows how much you love him. I refused to talk to my dad about him dying because I knew he would make it. When he passed away I was absolutely crushed and there were so many things I needed to talk to him about and I couldn't. I know it's hard, but try to think of everything you want to talk to him about and everything you want him to know. I know it's hard to do, I had people telling me that and I didn't listen and regret every bit of it. Sorry if this is too personal to put on the forum, but I didn't want to PM you in case you weren't reading them any more icon_biggrin.gif .


PS.....I'm glad you're staying on CC, your cookies are awesome (and I LOVE the kit)
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Mommy to:
Drew-14, Jay-9, Rhian-6, Kaleb-4, and Sonny Marcelo Acosta (who's in heaven) July 24, 2008 You will always have my heart, and Nicholas 2
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post #47 of 70
I was reading this forum today and wanted to offer my prayers for your dad. I am sorry you have had some negative comments from some on here. I haven't read a lot of forums, but have read some that were so nasty that you just sat and thought well I am not going to comment on this because they may turn on me. Last weekend I was reading a forum that started out about cake and turned into a very nasty religion put down from non believers and I was just totally shocked. I love decorating cakes, cookies and candy. Seeing all the different pictures of them just gives me inspiration to do better at all of them. The comments on the forums should be positive or if you need to make a critisim let it be constructive as in the form of "you might consider doing this......". No one should question a person's ability. I have seen some great pictures on here from someone that was a beginner and I have seen some that you could tell they were beginners. No matter where anyone is in there decorating experience, they all need encouragement. It's ok to offer an opinion about decorating even if someone else thinks differently. Have you ever read the heated discussion about hot cake out of the oven put in the freezer vs. letting the cake cool before freezing? It really gets out of hand. As the saying goes, opinions are like *ss*oles, everyone has one.
post #48 of 70
Gemini......I'm so glad you're staying with us! I'm also sorry to hear about your father. I lost my dad 2 years ago this month and the only advice I can give you is to cherish and enjoy the time you have. Spend all the time you can with him and most of all let him know how much you love him. If you ever need a shoulder you know where I am.
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A balanced diet is chocolate in both hands!
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post #49 of 70
icon_sad.gif Sending positive thoughts your way....
- Natalie
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- Natalie
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post #50 of 70
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Originally Posted by GeminiRJ

Wow, bobwonderbuns, getting threatened? That kinda makes me realize how minor my complaint is! I know I let it get to me. Then, when I thought about leaving CC, I got even more depressed. That was when I knew I couldn't let a few thoughtless words make me do something I would regret. I guess you're stuck with me!

As for my dad...it's still incredibly hard to know he doesn't have a lot of time. If his condition goes from chronic to acute, as the doctors think it might, he's down to months. I will check to see if the library has the books mentioned. I already have a Bible, so that's taken care of! Honestly, without faith, I don't know how a person gets thru the bad times. It's pretty easy when everything is sunshine and roses!



Hey, mean words are mean words, whether they want to physically hurt you or emotionally hurt you -- either way they are aiming to hurt! thumbsdown.gif I'll tell you a little secret, there is one individual who really hates me here on CC icon_rolleyes.gif and from time to time she tries to start something. I'm nothing but nice and it pisses her off in the WORST way! thumbs_up.gificon_lol.gif But hey, that's what ya gotta do! icon_biggrin.gif Her issues aren't my issues! icon_razz.gif

I, for one, am THRILLED you are staying. thumbs_up.gif Your work is awesome and your comments in the threads are helpful and you're always sooo nice. It's a pleasure to be "stuck" with you! icon_wink.gificon_lol.gif
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post #51 of 70
There's quite a bit of stress going on in many people's lives right now, and many of the boards I belong to are having their share of just such postings.

Sorry about your dad, I have an idea what you're going through. My beloved mother in law is going through Alzheimer's.
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post #52 of 70
Gemini, sorry to hear about your Dad... my prayers are with him and your family...
as for leaving or deleting your photos... don't even think about it!!! I don't "speak" myself a lot here, but you are a great supporter and many find your work inspiring...

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TODAY is the best day of my life!

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post #53 of 70
Thread Starter 
Thanks everyone! My dad's condition has worsened, so I'm flying to Arizona with one of my sisters on Saturday. I'll be away from a computer for an entire week, so I'm sure I'll have lots to catch up on when I return.
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the realist adjusts the sails.
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post #54 of 70
Gemini - I wish you the very best for you and your dad...enjoy each moment you're with him. Sending you ((((((((((((((((((((((lots of hugs)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))).
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post #55 of 70
Gemini - hugs to you. I'm glad you'll be able to spend time with your dad. Tell him what he has meant to you while you can. My dad passed away suddenly of a heart attack at 52 years old and I never got to tell him how much I appreciated him and wasn't able to say goodbye. I hope things go well for you. Have a safe trip.
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post #56 of 70
I'll be thinking of you and your family Gemini - Extra hugs for the coming week.
When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.
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When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.
~ Helen Keller
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post #57 of 70
We haven't heard from you lately Gemini, is everything okay?
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post #58 of 70
I just wanted to add that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. I'm so sorry to hear about your dad.

As for leaving the board, please don't. You are an amazing decorator and I love looking at your work. There are always going to be people who are critical or pick fights on any board. Just ignore them. We think you're great.
post #59 of 70
Thread Starter 
I just got back home on the 21st from visiting my parents in Arizona. I wasn't anywhere near a computer, so I really missed CC! My dad's leukemia has definitely progressed from chronic to acute. When his oncologist asked him to come in for a meeting, my dad thought it was to say there was nothing else they could do for him. So while my mom kinda fell apart at the news, my dad was actually relieved. They're starting him on a new chemo drug today, as part of a trial study. We're hoping it will give him more time, and improve the quality of the time he has left. There is no cure, so he's still looking at having only months, but he feels good just knowing there is still something to try.

Thanks to everyone on CC who has lent their support thru kind words and thoughtful PM's. It's helped to make this difficult time a little more bearable!

Susan
The pessimist complains about the wind;
the optimist expects it to change;
the realist adjusts the sails.
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The pessimist complains about the wind;
the optimist expects it to change;
the realist adjusts the sails.
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post #60 of 70
From this Newbie i want to say - your creations are just beautiful and from all that i have read you are surely treasured on CC.

Wishing you a less troubled path to walk.

Bh.
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