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Old 12-11-2008, 08:50 AM   #1
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My Mother Died Last Night
My mother passed away at midnight last night. I knew it was coming but didn't expect it to be so soon. I thought she would at least make it through Christmas and her birthday two days after.

I had prepared myself for this news, but it is still hard to take and I suppose I am still in something of a state of shock. I had prayed just a couple of days ago that if she had to go that G-d be merciful and make it quick so she wouldn't have to suffer. I am at least thankful for that, she simply slipped into a coma and never woke up again. I think that's preferable to suffering a painful, lingering illness and death.

She's at peace now.

I am in Florida with a load heading to Ohio. I am waiting for our dispatch office to open up so I can find out if there is another driver in the area or a reasonable distance away who needs a load and can take mine so I can get home. I am grieving for my mother and at the same time my head is swimming with all of the details that must be attended to. I can't even think straight about all of that right now.

I tried to get at least some sleep last night after getting the news, but it was spotty at best. I remember at one point, between the tossing and turning, having a brief dream that I had rushed home to find that she was in fact still alive. Some part of my mind trying to deny the reality I suppose.

The clock is moving painfully slow right now. I just want to get this load off of me so I can get home where I am needed. I regret not having made it there to see her one last time before she passed. I truly thought we had a little more time.
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Old 12-11-2008, 08:58 AM   #2
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I am so sorry for your loss Mason...so sorry....
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Old 12-11-2008, 09:08 AM   #3
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Oh Mason, I literally have tears in my eyes for your loss
I am so sorry
thank you for sharing with us
and as always
if there is anything I can do
just ask

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Old 12-11-2008, 09:11 AM   #4
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I am so sorry for your loss Mason. That certainly was very quick but as you said, she is at peace now. Will be thinking of you.
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Old 12-11-2008, 09:13 AM   #5
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Mason, I am in total shock, too! I feel so badly for you, being over road at a time when I know you wanted to be there.

My mom slipped away fast, too. Nine days after the cancer re-surfaced. I was in shock.

Please accept my condolences!

You have a lot of KH friends that are feeling your pain tonight!
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Oh my gosh! You poor dear.



I feel like she's a part of our family because of all you've shared with us about her.

I am praying for you...that God will provide a replacement driver...that He will direct you to get all of the "stuff" done...that you will feel His arms of comfort around you.

I'm sure your mom is now dancing in Heaven, probably talking up a storm.

Please know that I hurt for you and will keep your family in my prayers.

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Mason,
Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time for you. I'm so sorry.
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Mason, I'm so sorry to hear this, and sorry that you weren't able to be there. I'll be praying for you and your family.
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Mason, I'm so sorry. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. I hope they find a new driver soon
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Oh my goodness, I am so sorry to hear. I hope you can make it home soon, you're in my thoughts
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