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#1 WreckWench

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 12:16 PM

Hello everyone...2013 has been a very difficult year for me personally and its not over with yet. After the death of my mother-in-law this past July, and my grandmom suffering a broken hip due to negligence on behalf of her caretaker, she has steadily declined since Feb. She has been on death watch for the past several weeks now and she lost the battle a couple of days ago. Fortunately I had recently arrived to be with my mom for the holidays as she is now in a state of distress and turmoil that is indescribable... and I have entered my own similar state worrying about her as well as mourning the death of my beloved grandmother and friend. The last few days have been a blur with funeral arrangements and yet somehow we've managed to pull everything together for a Dec 26 viewing and Dec 27th funeral in the DC area. As if this time of year was not busy enough...I will now be flying to DC early the 26th, flying home late the 27th and catching my 5:30am flight on the 28th for our Saba St Kitts trip.

I am now praying for good weather for all of my upcoming flights AND a few quiet moments to be able to finish posting the Bonaire trip and Fiji & Dominica. An amazing team of SD volunteers have been helping me to prepare several of the next trip postings on the calendar since we are rebuilding all the code and reformatting the trips into a cleaner, more readable and understandable format, so with their help I hope to have these knocked out VERY SOON. :pray:

Please bear with me as I struggle to do what I need to do for you and our community...and still help my family thru this very difficult and painful time.

Thank you for your support and thank you for your patience. :respect:

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 01:20 PM

Kamala, I don't even know what to say. My deepest condolences to you and your family for your loss. I've said it before, I don't know how you hold everything together. But one thing I've learned over this last year, is that somehow you always do. Whether on your own or with help, you find a way. Your family is VERY lucky to have you. No one ever wants to feel loss or tragedy, but it does remind us of what we do have. In your case a great family and an entire community of friends that are here for you.

My heart and thoughts are with you. Let us know if there is anything we can do to help.

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 04:29 PM

Kamala,

My deepest condolences for your loss; I remember watching as my mom went through the loss of her mom, it's heartbreaking on a whole other level. Take care of yourself, it's the best thing you can do for your mom and don't hold it all in, you need to grieve and not worry about the whole "being strong" for everyone else.

It will be good to get 2013 behind us - what a year - on so many levels

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 08:22 PM

Sorry for your loss Kamala...
Grandparents are special. You're quite lucky to have had yours as long as you did. You must have lots of good memories to hold on to and help soothe the sorrow.
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Posted 24 December 2013 - 02:50 PM

Kamala, my deepest condolences to you and your family., This has been a really tough year, give your mom hugs from me. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Let me know if I can assist.
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Posted 25 December 2013 - 06:24 PM

I'm so sorry to hear this, Kamala. Your Mom and your Grandmom have been and shall continue to be in my daily prayers.

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Posted 26 December 2013 - 02:40 PM

SO terribly sorry for your loss!
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Posted 27 December 2013 - 11:56 PM

Hugs my friend

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Posted 28 December 2013 - 08:25 AM

:thankyou: ALL for the many blessings, prayers, good thoughts, karma and joy this community brings me and others in time of grief. :respect:

I flew to BWI from DFW at 7am the 26th then flew back at 6pm on the 27th was supposed to arrive at 10pm and arrived at 12:15. Had over an hour drive back to my mom's only to swap out suitcases and grab a taxi back to the airport for a 5:20am flight. Had a power nap on the plane and I'm pretty much toast...but I'm heading out for some awesome diving with awesome people and will end this year and joyfully welcome in 2014.

Thank you all again for your support and kindness! luv, kamala

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