In The Heavenly Woods Yet Remaining ...

A Place to Say Goodbye; but Never Forget.
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... May my mother understand the beauty of the freedom of the trails unpunished
... May her spirit surround the earth that provides the element of design and surprise that awaits
the rider who, either by himself or with others as his mentors or his students, succumbs to hills and
valleys that make this land a haven for adventure.
May her mothering soul comfort the experienced fallen or the inexperienced displaced, and provide them
the nurturing of the earth they have so come to count on ...
for the experience;
for the adventure;
for the solace;
for the knowledge;
for the pain, the sorrow, the suffering;
for the laughter, the healing, the brotherhood;
... May my mother's spirit live here with all of us whom she never met; all of us whom she placed a value of life on; whom she has continued before in a life everafter; with all whom never knew her nor will ever understand ...
the love she had for the unridden, the love and respect she had for those who rode the unridden, and for leaving this earth unknowing what she will soon only know by being wrapped in the arms of Mother Earth.

As a teenager, my mother rode a dirtbike a time or two. Today, she suffers the evil of cancer. A cancer that is very aggressive; it started in her breast; progressed to her bones; continued to her brain; not satisfied, it moved to her lungs; and as of Tuesday, December 4, 2012, it has officially moved into her liver and has become more prominent in her bones and lungs.

She wants to curl up in a ball every time she hears of anyone riding a dirt/woodsbike, knowing how many trees and rocks and logs are out there. But she is thankful we don't fight the multitudes of cars and trucks and big rigs that are being operated by careless drivers that are out there.

She has told me she prefers I ride the woods. Namely because people like she and I drive the roads street motorcyclists try to maneuver on every day. But honestly, she prefers I never ride again. She has her reasons, and I know them all too well. I do not judge.

When she is gone, it will only be her physical presence that is missing.
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She is down to her last few months. Possibly weeks. Gonna hurt like hell.
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i remember when my grandmother got cancer
took a while and it ravaged her body
towards the end she was bedridden and in constant pain, she had been put on morphine just to make it bearable
she would sit in her bed and look up at us and say "im still being happy to be here"
the day she stopped saying that was the day she died
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one of the doctors at the E.R. told us that he has died twice in his young 35 years due to a heart abnormality. he said that once you are there, you become angry when you have to come back because death is so beautiful and peaceful. i'm glad she will never have to come back, because living is hell when you look at the world in perspective.
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I hope her remaining time is as peaceful as possible. My prayers are with you.
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thanks, SS109. Mama is now unable to ambulate on her own; much less with the assistance of another person.

she will be buried with her daughter in st. louis
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On Comfort Measures ... going fast. Hope Vince & his Dad are waiting for her as well as her daughter, Laura Kristine.

Brought her home last nite and had dinner with her. she ate fine ... more than usual. this a.m., couldn't get out of bed nor wake up, eat, or drink. comfort measures.....morphine every two hours, the end of the line. She's going home....
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She went home yesterday at 3:10 p.m. Finally! No more pain!!! :) Love you, mama!!
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Sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers.
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Been thinking about you and yours. You know I will keep on doing it. I'm not much one for prayers, but you got all the good vibes I can muster.
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Thank you, Jason.
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So sorry for your loss. She and your family are in my prayers.
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Sorry about your mom, K. My prayers are with you. My mom went through the same just over a year ago. I know it hurts. Hang in there ...
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Thank you for all the prayers. Mom appreciates them, and I appreciate them for her.

"Angels on your pillows," everyone. Keep the faith.
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Mine went home July 1 2005,I still miss her.Canada Day hasn't been the same since.
Best wishes from my family to yours.
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Thank you. And from mine to yours.

Today we had to go to a visitation for the 37-year-old son of my husband's ex-business partner.

Jr. was a great guy. Was hard to attend his visitation knowing cancer kicked his ass, too.

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After about 17 "S" turns, we made it to the family & Jr.

At lease 700 people showed up in the course of four hours!!

Godspeed, Gary!!
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