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angel_jd1

My Great Grandma Passed Away Early This Am

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At around 1:00 this morning my great grandmother passed away. She has lived a very long wonderful life (just 3 months shy of being 101 years old). She was very alert and able to have conversations and such right up until her death. She was a very lucky lady. I will miss her. We (my family) spent all day yesterday at her bedside. Hospice told us that she would go yesterday. She held out a little longer and passed early this morning. My grandmother was with her when she went peacefully in her sleep.

I need you to help me choose a poem for her funeral announcement. I have two poems that I found when cleaning out her home a couple of years ago. She must have liked them both because she saved them both. Help me choose which one to use. Thanks for your help :)

-Jessica :rolleyes:

Consolation

For those I love and who love me

When I am gone, release me--let me go,

I have so many things to see and do.

You must not tie yourself to me with tears,

Be happy that we had so many years.

I gave my love, you can only guess

How much you gave to me in happiness

I thank you for the love we have each shown.

But now it


Jessica

Gluten Free since 12-31-2002!!

Kansas

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I'm so sorry for your loss! {{{{hugs}}}}

I love both poems, but especially the first!

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I am so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my prayers. I love the second poem.


jennyj

Diagnosed March 2006 celiac sprue

Severe iron deficent anemia Jan 2002

Hypoglecemia 2000

"I can do all things through Christ who strenghtens me"

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Sending lots of hugs your way....... My nanny is 95 yrs old (we were just visiting her yesterday).

I think both poems are nice, but I also think the first one captures the feeling better......

Hugs.

Karen


Karen

positive bloodwork, positive biopsy

Celiac, collagenous colitis, hypothyroidism

endometriosis (at age 20)

spinal stenosis (early 20's)

Biopsy August 2006 confirmed complete villous atrophy despite being gluten-free for years and bloodwork within range showing compliance with diet. Doctor has confirmed diagnosis of Refractory Celiac Sprue.

Endoscopy also showed numerous stomach ulcers, have started taking Losec.

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Rhiannon 8 yrs

Daniel & Connor 6 yr twin boys......

"Joyfulness keeps the heart and face young. A good laugh makes us better friends with ourselves and everybody around us."

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Jess,

I am very sorry to hear about your loss. I really like both of the poems, but the second one really sings to me. I am not sure why. My prayers are with you and your family.


~~~~Gluten Free since 9/2004~~~~~~

Friends may come and go but Sillies are Forever!!!!!!!

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I'm so sorry, Jessica. :(

I think both poems are lovely--you knew her best--go with your instinct. :)


Patti

"Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans"

"When people show you who they are, believe them"--Maya Angelou

"Bloom where you are planted"--Bev

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im sorry for your loss.

I love the first one.

I see the second one used all the time, but i have never seen the first one, and i think it very pretty.

paula


gluten, casein and soy free

on low carb/low sugar diet

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i'm so sorry to hear about your loss. she sounds like a wonderful person.

the first poem made me cry, because it sounded so full of hope and promise.


diagnosed 8/05 through positive bloodwork & biopsy

gluten-free since then!

"Those who are willing to be vulnerable move among mysteries." Theodore Roethke

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Jessica,

I'm so sorry for your loss. Please know that you and your family are in my prayers.

I like both poems, but I like the second one best.

Hugs,

Nancy


The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it.

~Chinese Proverb

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Thank you all so much for your condolances. It means alot. She was a great lady loved flowers,gardening, cooking. She used to be a foods judge for local fairs, she was a meat cutter for a local butcher, she ran track in High school when it wasn't acceptable for girls to do so. She could name any bird or flower you presented her with. She took an immediate interest in my celiac and how in the world I would bake without flour. Grams came to appreciate the non gluten filled baked goods I made.

She was a neat lady with tons of stories to tell. She will be missed greatly.

-Jessica :rolleyes:


Jessica

Gluten Free since 12-31-2002!!

Kansas

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Thank you all so much for your condolances. It means alot. She was a great lady loved flowers,gardening, cooking. She used to be a foods judge for local fairs, she was a meat cutter for a local butcher, she ran track in High school when it wasn't acceptable for girls to do so. She could name any bird or flower you presented her with. She took an immediate interest in my celiac and how in the world I would bake without flour. Grams came to appreciate the non gluten filled baked goods I made.

She was a neat lady with tons of stories to tell. She will be missed greatly.

-Jessica :rolleyes:

She sounds like an extraordinary woman. :)


Patti

"Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans"

"When people show you who they are, believe them"--Maya Angelou

"Bloom where you are planted"--Bev

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My condolences as well. It's so nice that she had a long, healthy life and that she was alert. Treasure the memories. :)


Andrea

Enterolab positive results only June 06:
Me HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0201; HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0301; Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 2,3 (subtype 2, 7)
Husband HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0201; HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0302; Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 2,3 (subtype 2,8)



The whole family has been soy free since February, gluten free since June 2006.

The whole family went back to a gluten diet October 2011.  We never had official testing done and I decided to give gluten a go again.  At this point I've decided to work on making some gluten free things again, though healthwise everyone seems to be fine.  The decision to add gluten back in was also made based on other things I'd read about the 2nd sequence of genes.  It is my belief that we had a gluten intolerance, but thanks to things I've learned here, I know more what to keep an eye on.  If you have a confirmed case of celiac, please don't go back to gluten, it's a lifelong lifestyle change.

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What a blessing to have her for so long! It sounds as though she made the most of her life. I'll add you to my prayers today that you receive all you need to deal with her passing. My husband's 96 yo grandmother recently passed and I have to say the memorial service was something else. After such a long and busy life many people came to tell their stories about how important she was to them. There were funny stories and touching stories. She really was with us a bit longer in these people. It was comforting.

I love the first poem but since she liked both you can't go wrong!

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So sorry for your loss.

I like both poems, but as a previous poster mentioned, the second one gets used a lot. I suppose there's a reason for that. They are both lovely, and obviously your Great-gramma liked them both, so either poem would make her happy.


Linda, Mom to Ty (11 years old)

Ty was diagnosed by blood test June 7/05

biopsy Aug 11/05, diagnosis confirmed Aug 18/05

Mom, Dad and big brother Celiac-free.

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((hugs)) and prayers for your family! What a blessing that she was with you for so long and alert till the end. Sounds like you can't go wrong with either poem so trust your heart. The first one speaks to me the most.


Mom of:

Carleigh~ 10 years old, allergic to wheat, milk, peanuts, strawberries, and many EAs. She is currently soy-light and egg-light ~ celiac testing inconclusive by allergist.

Gluten-Free since 10/05 She's a gymnast. : )

Nick ~ 13 years old with no known allergies.

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I am so sorry for your loss. It sounds like she lived a wonderfully full life with a family that loved her.

I like the first poem best. It made me cry.

My thoughts are with you and your family.

xoxo


Jillian

Positive Blood test and Biopsy

Inflamed stomach lining

Gluten free since July 6, 2005

Tarrytown, NY

"Sometimes being a b$tch is all a woman has to hold onto." - Dolores Claiborne

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I'm sorry for your loss. I think the first poem sounds so much like you described her. Hugs, Wendy

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We went with the 1st poem. I presented them both to my Grandma and she put my favorite one on there (1st one). I thought it was a little different and it just seemed "right".

Thanks for all of the kind words!! It helps to know people care.

-Jessica :rolleyes:


Jessica

Gluten Free since 12-31-2002!!

Kansas

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sorry for your loss of great gran. those relationships with grands are special and have special memories.


Husband has Celiac Disease and

Husband misdiagnosed for 27 yrs -

The misdiagnosis was: IBS or colitis

Mis-diagnosed from 1977 to 2003 by various gastros including one of the largest,

most prestigious medical groups in northern NJ which constantly advertises themselves as

being the "best." This GI told him it was "all in his head."

Serious Depressive state ensued

Finally Diagnosed with celiac disease in 2003

Other food sensitivities: almost all fruits, vegetables, spices, eggs, nuts, yeast, fried foods, roughage, soy.

Needs to gain back at least 25 lbs. of the 40 lbs pounds he lost - lost a great amout of body fat and muscle

Developed neuropathy in 2005

Now has lymphadema 2006It is my opinion that his subsequent disorders could have been avoided had he been diagnosed sooner by any of the dozen or so doctors he saw between 1977 to 2003

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