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No One Said it Was Easy

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  1. Sofia Leo says:

    What a beautiful post! We all should take a lesson from those little angels and live every day like it might be the last. No regrets. No words left unsaid.

  2. Steve Kubien says:

    Powerful. I’m going to keep this one handy for when the injustice I feel was done to me creeps into my head, if that’s ok?

  3. This was a very lovely and touching posting, Lisa. Thank you. Children are indeed amazing spirits.

  4. The children are angels but you are one too. An inspiring and touching post.

  5. Lori says:

    You have no idea how much this has helped me. My ex husband and high school sweetheart left me suddenly after a fifteen year relationship. Afterwords, I met a new love and he just died last weekend in a scuba diving accident. It is so hard to make sense of the situation. I’d like to think that I now have an angel in heaven looking out for me.

  6. Love what you say here: “And decided that I would let her tell me what to do.” Wonderful post.

  7. Thank you for sharing…..

  8. Robin says:

    This hits home for me; I lost my brother when I was in my teens (really younger that that because he had been progressively sick since the age of eight) and I saw the devastation it can take on the family, the ones who are left. But some of the memories I hold dear are of conversations I had with him when he was just either years old and I was six. He told me not to worry because there was a “McDonalds” in heaven. When he was 13, just before being unable to speak he asked my parents not to poke or prod him anymore with tests in attempts to save him, he was tired. I remember how hard it was for my parents to respect his wishes; but they did it. It is truly often so much harder for the ones left behind – but these angles can certainly teach us all a thing or two about living. A wonderful post – thank you for sharing.

  9. candidkay says:

    Oh. Tears all over the keyboard. As my sister battles stage IV ovarian cancer, I see that she knows better than all of us what the divine timing is. Just wish it didn’t suck so much for those being left behind.

  10. I think this is the hardest even in my situation…people always telling me they are sorry…I don’t want sympathy, I want my friends, I want to smile, I want to enjoy. Thank you for sharing.

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