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Old 12-26-2009, 02:33 PM   #26
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Sucks I'll never see my father again.

But I spent Christmas eve with my son which is something I never did with mine.
That stinks Clady. All you can do is try and end the cycle by being closer with your son. The rewards you will get I think will end up tilting that for you in to a positive.

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try and get out and throw some beers back with the blues band.
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Old 12-26-2009, 03:50 PM   #27
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I cant tell you what its like to have your mother basically be a living corpse, and to get her back the way she was before the fasciotomy (i am butchering this word but dont care) was the greatest gift. Christmas 2008 is the best Christmas I have had in my 28 years, and so far she has had great checkups, no hotspots anywhere.

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Old 12-26-2009, 04:18 PM   #28
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My father had a heart attack and passed away christmas day 3 yrs ago. It makes Christmas really tough.

For sure the best gift I ever got was a saxophone given to me by my mom and dad for xmas when I was about 16. I still have it, still play it, and every time i do I remember how much my dad sacrificed to buy it for me.

At the time my parents weren't very well off and the instrument cost 1500.00 dollars. I realize now that I'm older how much my parents put out and sacrificed to buy me that horn.

I miss my dad tonight and it's really tough but i think I will play some of my dads favorite tunes on the sax he bought me. That always makes me feel better.
Yeah, its pretty hard, my mom passed away on christmas day from complications from brain cancer. she was in a coma for three days leading up to her death, but for some reason unknown to me, my little cousin, 4 at the time went up to her and said "merry Christmas Aunt Linda" to which my mom responded "merry christmas Tink"(little cousins nickname) she hadn't shown any signs of knowing what was going on before or after that statement. From there I knew she was gone, but was okay with it. It never gets easier, and christmas really isn't my favorite time.
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Old 12-26-2009, 08:40 PM   #29
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Today I got one of the greatest presents I have ever bought for someone back. It was a small Coleman fishing pole that folds up to look like a pen with a little reel that you can attach to it. I bought it for my grandpa 3 years ago and gave it to him. He thought it was the coolest thing ever and spent the next 6 months showing everyone. When he died last month my Dad, Aunt, and Uncle included it among the things that was in the coffin with him. It made me smile through the tears to remember how much joy it brought him.

Today when I was exchanging gifts with my dad he gave it back to me. I brought it home and put it on top of my roll-top desk to remind me what an act of kindness can do.
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Old 12-26-2009, 08:57 PM   #30
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Lots of great Christmas Gifts....my favorites this year...a massage, a facial and an ipod touch (if I could only figure out how to get online! Not letting me use my password and says something about the mail server )!

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Old 12-26-2009, 11:09 PM   #31
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when I was 10, i had been begging and begging and BEGGING for a bike, and when I came down that christmas morning, knew I wasn't getting one (it wasn't sitting under the tree haha).

My dad (playing santa as usual) kept a rather small package throughout the entire process, tucked towards the back of the other gifts. SO, he sees my face after each opened present, the slight look of dissapointment (i'm ten, and wanted a bike. what can I say lol), and he says "ok, last one cory. here ya go."

So I rip into that little thing, aaaaaaand...what the hell? A chain lock? I'm looking at my dad, and he gives me this big grin, and points over to the door to the garage.

It finally clicks, and as soon as it does I'm instantaneously across the room, flipping the lights on.

bam.

Spalding bike. Bright red, with white tires and grips.

god it was so amazing. I'll remember that day for the rest of my life haha.
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Old 12-27-2009, 09:46 AM   #32
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when I was 10, i had been begging and begging and BEGGING for a bike, and when I came down that christmas morning, knew I wasn't getting one (it wasn't sitting under the tree haha).

My dad (playing santa as usual) kept a rather small package throughout the entire process, tucked towards the back of the other gifts. SO, he sees my face after each opened present, the slight look of dissapointment (i'm ten, and wanted a bike. what can I say lol), and he says "ok, last one cory. here ya go."

So I rip into that little thing, aaaaaaand...what the hell? A chain lock? I'm looking at my dad, and he gives me this big grin, and points over to the door to the garage.

It finally clicks, and as soon as it does I'm instantaneously across the room, flipping the lights on.

bam.

Spalding bike. Bright red, with white tires and grips.

god it was so amazing. I'll remember that day for the rest of my life haha.
Awesome!
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Old 12-27-2009, 11:31 AM   #33
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Lots of great Christmas Gifts....my favorites this year...a massage, a facial and an ipod touch (if I could only figure out how to get online! Not letting me use my password and says something about the mail server )!
I wish I would have gotten a massage for christmas.
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Old 12-27-2009, 11:59 AM   #34
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When I was 8, my 5 year old lil'brother was sick with cancer...he eventually passed that next January but the overwhelming support and love we were shown that Christmas was AMAZING!!! I remember 3 different Santa's showing up to ring our doorbell and drop off gifts and gifts and more gifts including some food. I received 6 'STOMPERS' that year which I really liked! Definitely my most memorable Christmas.

It was an amazing show of support from my extended family, church members, and neighbors. I just remember learning the fact that it is always better to give than receive. I really like giving gifts....much much more than receiving. Love giving someone something that really makes them spin...very rewarding!

"For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive." The kindness extended to my family that specific Christmas season helped to keep us 'alive' in a struggling time. Through Charity of others, I felt that God was real and he helps those in time of need through some unexpected means. We know we'll see our lil' brother again - no doubt! For an 8 year old boy, it was a very memorable Christmas as my doubts in life became lessons in maturity through the kindness of others.

If you don't enjoy Christmas or it's not your fav....go help others who need you and you'll really find it to be the best!
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Old 12-27-2009, 12:04 PM   #35
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