They are equally with me…

Something Mo said tugged on my heart...."They are equally with me."

What we all had with our loved ones while they were here with us was very special.  We all loved and lived in our own ways with these special people.  The fact that cancer took them from us, binds our stories, as different as they are.

But I think we can agree on one thing.  We've figured out a way to keep them with us.  We smile when we hear a phrase that they used or we laugh out loud remembering an experience we shared with them.

The only difference is, instead of being here on the outside, they are now on the inside, sharing our lives.

I know it's not the same, but it's what we have to work with and keeping them close, celebrates their lives....they've earned that.

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Lizzie P-S April 29, 2014 at 4:01 pm

Hi Laurie,
You don't know me. I am a student in Nebraska pursuing education to become a physician assistant. In an effort to learn about the humanities of medicine, I've read Leroy's blog for a class. As an active member of the American Cancer Society I want you to know how much I appreciate your husbands openness, honesty, courage, and his way with words. He will never be forgotten and I hope that you are doing well even though I can't imagine exactly the path you have walked. As a future healthcare provider, I have learned so much from him. So your husband's legacy will even live on in a random young woman from Nebraska. Your story is incredible. Thank you and thank you for sharing.

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Maureen (Mo) April 29, 2014 at 4:31 pm

What a lovely comment.

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Judie April 30, 2014 at 1:41 pm

Lizzie,
Reading your entry here, I feel your compassion and beauty. Your future patients will be very lucky to have you on their team! I more than appreciate your choice to read Leroy\'s blog and follow it to Laurie\'s and wish you all the best!!

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Kathie Scott April 28, 2014 at 10:34 pm

I tell people that there will be a day that the thought of your loved one will bring a smile and not tears. I still have many tears but more smiles...dusting a photo frame with his kinds loving face or favorite music. This is what we must work with.

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Brady Merrill April 28, 2014 at 9:11 pm

Hold the memories close, keep them in your hearts, it's how we can honor them.

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