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Self ^ | March, 27 2003 | Fiddlstix

Posted on 03/27/2003 3:42:11 PM PST by Fiddlstix

Hello to all my Freeper Friends
And
God Bless all of you
J

In recent months I have lost both of my parents at ages respectfully 90 & 92 years of age.

When I was 24 years of age my parents adopted a young boy (an Hispanic boy) and raised him as their own son.

That young man and I became very good friends and, in fact, he became my brother. We were very close.

19 months ago I lost my Father. 7 months ago I lost my Mother. 12 days ago I lost my Brother. He was only 42 years of age when he passed to be in the arms of our God.

I am 60 years of age. It hurts much more to see the younger ones pass.

I am very proud of my support and monthly contributions to FreeRepublic.com and to all my fellow Freepers, very little as it may be.

When times are rough I know that I may always rely on my Freeper friends wherever they may be.

(I am now reminded of the great thread posted by one of our own, Herb Meadows. "In My Mothers Arms")

For some reason in these days I find comfort in that great old song This Old House by the great musical artist, Rosemary Clooney of times past. I would like to share it with all of you.

In closing I would like to make this observation. Once again our great Republic is involved in a war. Once again Our Great Nation has entered this engagement on the side of God and those principles which are right.

God Bless America
God Bless Freerepublic.com
God Bless You and I
God Bless Us, each and every one.

Thank you for taking the time out of your busy day to read this thread.

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1 posted on 03/27/2003 3:42:11 PM PST by Fiddlstix
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To: SAMWolf; Billie; Aquamarine; All
Please use your ping lists to notify other freepers. I am still a bit "broken up" over the events of recent months.

God Bless

Thank You

2 posted on 03/27/2003 3:48:32 PM PST by Fiddlstix
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To: SJackson; mhking
Ping
3 posted on 03/27/2003 3:50:49 PM PST by Fiddlstix
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To: Fiddlstix
God Bless you. May you have the strength to carry you through the day.
4 posted on 03/27/2003 3:52:59 PM PST by amused (Republicans for Sharpton!)
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To: Fiddlstix
May God comfort you in these trying times.
5 posted on 03/27/2003 3:54:17 PM PST by Caipirabob (Democrats.. Socialists..Commies..Traitors...Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Fiddlstix
I'm sorry for your losses. May God bless you and comfort you in your time of sorrow.
6 posted on 03/27/2003 3:54:42 PM PST by lilylangtree
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To: Fiddlstix
Thank you for taking the time out of your busy day to read this thread.

No. Thank you, for reaffirming why we are all here.

7 posted on 03/27/2003 3:54:46 PM PST by DoctorMichael (Liberalism = Evil)
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To: Fiddlstix
May the good Lord bless and keep you and yours during these trying times.
8 posted on 03/27/2003 3:56:11 PM PST by Don'tMessWithTexas
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To: Fiddlstix
Good Heavens!

I sure hope brighter days are ahead for you, Fiddlestix.
9 posted on 03/27/2003 3:56:23 PM PST by wimpycat ('Nemo me impune lacessit')
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To: Fiddlstix
God bless you and keep you in this time of sorrow.
10 posted on 03/27/2003 3:57:16 PM PST by TenthAmendmentChampion
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To: Fiddlstix
Prayers for you during this difficult time.
11 posted on 03/27/2003 3:58:01 PM PST by Unknown Freeper (Remember: when the chips are down, the buffalo is empty.)
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To: Fiddlstix
You have had more crap come down on you in the last couple of years than most people have had in a lifetime.
My thoughts are with you
12 posted on 03/27/2003 3:58:02 PM PST by error99 ("I believe stupidity should hurt."...used by permission from null and void all copyrights apply...)
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Thanks, I so sorry for you loss......, I think you are good people,Take Care...
13 posted on 03/27/2003 3:58:33 PM PST by cmsgop ( Arby's says no more Horsey Sauce for Scott Ritter !!!!)
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To: Fiddlstix
My prayers are with you - I know how hard it is to miss loved ones. And thanks for Roemary - I love her!
14 posted on 03/27/2003 3:59:47 PM PST by gramho12 (God bless our troops)
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To: Fiddlstix; ST.LOUIE1; Mama_Bear; daisyscarlett; dansangel; dutchess; Aquamarine; Diver Dave; ...
Oh, I am so sorry, dear F'stix, my heart goes out to you, and I certainly will ping our Finest to this thread, as I know they will want to remember you in their prayers...FReepers are so kind to care for one another when they are needed.

May God Bless you and give you comfort at this time when you are feeling such great losses.

15 posted on 03/27/2003 3:59:48 PM PST by Billie (We are thankful for our President, our Leaders, our Military)
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To: Fiddlstix
The Lord has really tested you this past year.
God Bless You and yes, FR is a wonderful extended family.
16 posted on 03/27/2003 4:00:19 PM PST by mystery-ak (Saddam...your time is almost up..my hubby and son are on their way to kick your a$$ out of Baghdad!)
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To: Fiddlstix
May God's Grace and Peace be with you.
17 posted on 03/27/2003 4:01:26 PM PST by Diver Dave (...Choose this day who you will serve, as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord...)
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To: Fiddlstix
bump
18 posted on 03/27/2003 4:01:29 PM PST by Porterville (Screw the grammar, full posting ahead.)
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To: Fiddlstix
Keep your chin up. During past 10 years I lost a mother, brother and sister so I can understand how you feel. Please keep the faith and know that they are in a better place watching over you. We are always here for you if you need us. God bless you.
19 posted on 03/27/2003 4:03:53 PM PST by areafiftyone (God Bless George Bush and Tony Blair!)
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To: Fiddlstix
GOD bless you FS...
20 posted on 03/27/2003 4:04:52 PM PST by Joe 6-pack
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To: Fiddlstix
May God bring comfort to you. This group has brought much comfort on many long nights of distress in my personal life.
21 posted on 03/27/2003 4:06:30 PM PST by swheats (Everyday holds it's own drama, stay tuned.)
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To: Fiddlstix
God bless, and take care.
22 posted on 03/27/2003 4:06:42 PM PST by knighthawk
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To: Fiddlstix
May our ever loving and gracious Lord give you comfort. Lean on His arms they never tire.
23 posted on 03/27/2003 4:07:38 PM PST by GailA (Millington Rally for America after action http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/872519/posts)
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To: Fiddlstix
God Bless You, Fiddlstix!

I'll be praying for you!

24 posted on 03/27/2003 4:07:40 PM PST by Pippin
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To: Fiddlstix
May your grief be healed by God's love.

Love, Auntie Mame
25 posted on 03/27/2003 4:07:53 PM PST by Auntie Mame (If the French were really intelligent, they'd speak English. -- Wilfrid Sheed)
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To: Fiddlstix
"When times are rough I know that I may always rely on my Freeper friends wherever they may be."

Amen to that. FReepers make the best friends.

26 posted on 03/27/2003 4:07:55 PM PST by SpookBrat
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To: Fiddlstix
I heard an army chaplain talk in church and he described what it was like doing services in boot camp with the raw recruits ---

his favorite DI line (( tough guy )) --- crescendo was ...

"pull yourself up (( together )) by the hair on your head (( bald ))" ---

the laughing helped !


let go // let God !
27 posted on 03/27/2003 4:08:16 PM PST by f.Christian (( who you gonna call ... 1 800 orc // evo bstr ))
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To: Fiddlstix
God bless, Fiddlstix..
28 posted on 03/27/2003 4:08:58 PM PST by Jhoffa_ (Hi, I'm Johnny Knoxville, and this is "Freepin for Zot!")
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To: Fiddlstix
Thank you for letting us know, FRiend. I'm sorry for your loss, and I can feel your own great sorrow.

Life seems so brief and fragile. We're all so lucky to be here, and know the loves we know.

Blessings on you. I'll be keeping you in thought and prayer.

Semper fi, Freeper.

29 posted on 03/27/2003 4:10:26 PM PST by jwfiv
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To: Fiddlstix
Prayers sent up that the wonderful memories of your loved ones will always be near.
30 posted on 03/27/2003 4:10:29 PM PST by LBGA
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To: Fiddlstix
I am 60 years of age. It hurts much more to see the younger ones pass.

Just about everyone hits some rough patches in the road.
You sound like you're taking a good approach to your situation.

But, if things ever seem kinda' too dark, please don't think about "checking out early".
Always stay for "the end of the movie" so you can find out how it turns out.

Hang in there!
31 posted on 03/27/2003 4:11:10 PM PST by VOA
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To: Fiddlstix
So sorry for your losses-hope you have wonderful memories of them all to share with family and friends.

Thanks for the song link; haven't heard that song in ages! That one makes me think of this great old song, too: The Wayward Wind by Gogi Grant.

32 posted on 03/27/2003 4:11:45 PM PST by uvular (It's GO time)
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6Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Phil. 4:6-7
33 posted on 03/27/2003 4:13:09 PM PST by DrewsDad
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Prayerful bttt.
34 posted on 03/27/2003 4:15:10 PM PST by lodwick (Cheers)
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35 posted on 03/27/2003 4:17:13 PM PST by Search4Truth (Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God -Thomas Jefferson.)
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So sorry you are going through a time of loss, Fiddlstix...It's always hard to lose loved ones, especailly those younger than yourself. You are in my prayers.

Rightfootforward, whom I pinged here, is new FR member and my sister. I hope you two find each other on threads.

God bless,
PW
36 posted on 03/27/2003 4:17:23 PM PST by PoisedWoman (Fed up with the liberal media)
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To: Fiddlstix
Thoughts and prayers for you. Just keep remembering you're never alone. You are surrounded by 100,000 loved ones at all times. (uh, that would be us :) )
37 posted on 03/27/2003 4:18:41 PM PST by Cate ((LET FREEDOM RING!!!!))
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Bless your sweet heart. Hang in there, FReeper pal. This too will pass. God bless you. I lost my Mom several years ago. Just take it one day at a time. You sure have a heavy load right now. May the Good Lord bless and keep you and give you comfort and peace. For victory & freedom!!!
38 posted on 03/27/2003 4:19:38 PM PST by Saundra Duffy
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My Thoughts and Prayers are with you Fiddlstix. Hang in there. May you gain strength and comfort from God in this difficult time. Having lost my Mom, Dad and a brother I can relate to the sadness that must be in your heart.

I remember very well Herb Meadows thread "In My Mothers Arms", so touching.

Bless you Fiddlstix

Thanks for the ping Billie

~~~Colleen~~~

39 posted on 03/27/2003 4:20:12 PM PST by deadhead (God Bless Our Troops and Veterans)
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To: Fiddlstix
So sorry to learn of your recent losses.

May God's Love comfort you! And may you be consoled in the knowledge that your loved ones are at peace and that one day you will be reunited with them.

God Bless You!
40 posted on 03/27/2003 4:21:40 PM PST by JulieRNR21 (Take W-04........Across America!)
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My prayers for your family and for you Fiddlstix.

Prayer Ping
41 posted on 03/27/2003 4:22:12 PM PST by SAMWolf (We can count on the French to be there when they need us.)
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To: Fiddlstix
No. Thank You and God bless.
42 posted on 03/27/2003 4:26:50 PM PST by mtbrandon49 ("Beware the fury of a patient man")
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To: Fiddlstix
I've prayed for your comfort and guidance from our Lord Jesus Christ.

I am very glad you value us FReepers so much and I'm glad some here were able to help you bear this load. Saying that, there is no substitution for actual human contact, as I'm sure you know. My question is, do you have a church or other support network where you can talk face-to-face with someone? I very much hope the answer is yes.

God bless you and may the Love of Christ flow your cup over with faith and love, my new friend.

BTW, you are not alone in your sufferings. In the past two years I have lost my family (girls 5 and 3 and wife) through divorce, lost my job, had to file bankruptcy and had my 30 year old sister suffocate to death over 9 months as her lungs destroyed themselves. Now our pastor says he is leaving our church after we have been looking for an assoc. pastor for 6 months, unsucessfully. I am not confident this year will be too much better than last. I expect to loose my Grandmother this year, and my house.

What I am sure of is that Christ will walk with me through the shadows of the valley and will lead me to His River of Joy. My brothers and sister's in Christ, and here on Free Republic, are a continual source of encouragement. Thank you FReepers.

43 posted on 03/27/2003 4:27:00 PM PST by griffin
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Dear Fiddlstix - I am so sorry to hear of the great burden that you bear. It seems as though our Dear Lord is showing you just how strong you really are.

I hope you will find comfort in the fact that you will be in many FReepers' prayers. I will ask our merciful Father to continue to give you the strength that you need and also that He will heal your hurt.

{{{{{{{{Fiddlstix}}}}}}}}}
44 posted on 03/27/2003 4:27:54 PM PST by dansangel (America - love it, support it, or LEAVE IT!)
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To: Fiddlstix
Doggone it, I just shed some tears in sympathy with you and the pain you're experiencing.

But you're a Freeper..... made of the same stern stuff our FR family and brave troops are. You're enveloped by a host of loving, caring folks who will stand by your side.

Leni

45 posted on 03/27/2003 4:29:22 PM PST by MinuteGal (THIS JUST IN ! Astonishing fare reduction for FReeps Ahoy Cruise! Check it out, pronto!)
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Please accept my "virtual hug", Fiddlstix.
I'm glad you shared your burden with us - by sharing it, you have allowed us to know your troubles so that we can pray for you and share the load.
I don't know you, but since we are both Freepers, you are obviously someone I could call friend!

Take care-
HanneyBean
46 posted on 03/27/2003 4:31:26 PM PST by HanneyBean
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To: Fiddlstix
God bless you!
47 posted on 03/27/2003 4:31:43 PM PST by Temple Owl
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To: Fiddlstix
(I am now reminded of the great thread posted by one of our own, Herb Meadows. "In My Mothers Arms")
Get ready for an emotional responseFiddlstix.
The only version of that thread that I can find...
...was posted by CHIEF negotiator -
another good FRiend of yours who has now gone to be with the Lord:
Mother's Arms

News/Current Events Announcement
Published: January 15, 2001 Author: CHIEF negotiator
Posted on 01/15/2001 15:05:49 PST by CHIEF negotiator

Mother's Arms
January 15, 2001

As a baby feeling so mistreated,
I found comfort in Mother's arms.
When there was lightening and thunder,
I found comfort in Mother's arms.

Scared to death on the first day of school,
I found comfort in Mother's arms.
Even when she scolded and corrected me,
I found comfort in Mother's arms.

As a teenager facing rejection,
I found comfort in Mother's arms.
On to college and the Marine Corp.
I longed for Mother's arms.

I moved away and married,
yet longed for Mother's arms.
Now as a parent and grandparent,
I still long for Mother's arms.


Today, we celebrate the birth of Martin Luther King Jr. and I mourn the passing of my Mom.

Gertrude Smith Meadows...the One And Only!

Mother passed away this morning in Ft. Worth, TX. at the age of 88. She was a tough old bird that told you exactly what was on her mind. She had an excellent sense of humor and loved to laugh. "I can still whip you with one arm tied behind me", she'd say with that beautiful smile. I'd hug her and say, "I know you can Mom."

I expect her first question to God will be, "Where's Paul?" ...My Dad and Hero.

When I reach Heaven, I hope God has instant replay, so I can experience the reunion Mom and Dad had this morning.


How I Long For Mother's Arms...
1 Posted on 01/15/2001 15:05:49 PST by CHIEF negotiator
CLICK HERE for the rest of the thread

48 posted on 03/27/2003 4:31:54 PM PST by RonDog
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49 posted on 03/27/2003 4:33:39 PM PST by sweetliberty ("To have a right to do a thing is not at all the same as to be right in doing it.")
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From that thread:
To: Billie


161 Posted on 10/07/2001 18:30:30 PDT by Sandy


50 posted on 03/27/2003 4:33:47 PM PST by RonDog
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