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Update from Sadie's best friend

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 10:02 AM

Sadie wanted me to let you guys know what is going on. Her health is declining and she is getting a lot weaker and losing quite a bit of weight. Her Hospice doctor and nurses told her that she may only have a few days left before she will be moving to her permanent residence. But she is at peace with this because she is looking forward to seeing her relatives that went before her. As this will probably be her last post she wants to thank everyone for your thoughts, encouragment and support that you have shown her through these last few months.

Darlene (Sadie's best friend)

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 10:24 AM

Dear Darlene,

Please let Sadie know that we will be very sorry to see her go. She has been a delightful blessing for all of us and we have all cherished her love and friendship.

Will you please give her an extra "warm hug" just from me?
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Posted 17 July 2008 - 10:44 AM


Please tell Suzie I love her and she's been an inspiration, friend, hope and all to me. Kisses and hugs to dear Suzie. I love you Suz.

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 10:55 AM

I really just joined the board and have only known of Sadie for a very short time. In that short time I have read Sadie's posts with great interest. They have always been so warm and supportive of everyone. Please convey to her that I sincerely appreciated her kindness and thoughtful manner with everyone. I thank her for her time and the love that she shared and hope that she is not in pain. She has shown a lot of courage in the face of very difficult circumstances and I hope she finds peace.

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 10:56 AM


Sadie has been a true inspiration to us all. She has been so strong and always willing to help out however she could. Please let her know that we love and appreciate her and will miss her very much. Until we meet again........Big hugs to you Sadie!

Thank you for being so wonderful!
Take care and stay warm,


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Posted 17 July 2008 - 11:23 AM

Please give Suzie a hug for me, too, Darlene. I just sent her a card yesterday. I'm from Kokomo, IN. I'm happy that soon she won't be suffering anymore, but it's so sad and I can't stop the tears. We've all been very blessed to know Suzie.

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 11:50 AM

Dear Darlene,
Thanks so much for letting us know. Sadie is an incredible person! It is good to know that she will be at peace soon.
Take care,

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 12:16 PM

Please tell Suz I love her and she'll always have a special place in my heart.

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 12:39 PM

You are in our thoughts Thank you for all you have shared with us, we are all stronger because of you
Birdman and wife
Hugs for All,

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 12:48 PM

Hi Sadie ,

It's has been a pleasure knowing you and I feel so fortuate having that honor. It is amazing to me that you thought of sharing your final hospice days with us and I have learned so much about courage and spiritual peace from you.

Take care and please keep us all in mind....we can use some help from above.


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Posted 17 July 2008 - 12:57 PM

This is so hard. Sadie you are so brave and I'm not. It hurts so much to think of you leaving us. You are such a kind and thoughtful person and will be missed so much. I just hate what this disease does and it's so unfair. The only consolation is that I have faith you will be in a better place looking down on us all and giving us strength when we need it and will be there for us in a much more special way. I will miss you my friend.......................

Warm and loving hugs to you,


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Posted 17 July 2008 - 01:03 PM

Sadie, thank you for all you shared with me to help me get through this. My heart is so sad, please know you will be in my thoughts forever.

Love Lucy
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Posted 17 July 2008 - 01:27 PM

Suzie, we will all miss you, but there will always be a warm spot where you have touched us in so many ways. Thanks, Darlene.
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Posted 17 July 2008 - 01:42 PM

My heart is heavy, but my mind is at peace knowing you are at peace. What a friend you have been to many and an inspiration to all! I wish for your days to be painfree. You are loved!

Peace and blessings,
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Posted 17 July 2008 - 02:06 PM

Darlene thank you for sending us this information. Please give Sadie all of our thoughts, and a few soft hand squeezes from all of us if the hugs would be too much for her.
Sadie, you are in my thoughts and I hope your days and hours with your family will be precious to them. As I am sure each hour is very precious to you. I hope Darlene or someone in your family is reading to you all of our heartfelt love and emotional support. We will miss your tender words of encouragement. Until we finally meet my dear friend. You were loved, you are loved, and you will forever be love. It has been wonderful being your friend even though we have never met. My love goes out to you my friend.
Strength and Warmth,

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 02:21 PM

Thanks Darlene for sharing this sad news about Sadie, please let her know that all her friends on this forum are thinking about her, she is such an inspiration to all of us. Please give her a big hug and kiss from me. Celiaxx

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 02:25 PM

You are such an inspiration to me and many others! You have touched so many people on this forum with your words of encouragement and support.

Here is a ((((big hug)))) from me... thank you for being you.

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 02:31 PM


You are an inspiration. I will always remember you. Be at peace.

We love you.

(((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((Warm hugs)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 02:32 PM

Suzi is one of the first people to reach out to me on this forum. I don't think I have the words to express how I feel, other than I am blessed to have been touched by her kindness. Suzi if you are getting these messages, thank you my friend for being there for me and all the others on this forum. I know you will be at peace. I will always hold you dear to my heart.


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Posted 17 July 2008 - 02:44 PM

Thank you Darlene for keeping us updated. Please tell Sadie I too will miss her greatly, I already do! She has always inspired me and she's truly one of a kind, a true gem! I also hope she is pain free and at peace with many blessings.
Sending good wishes your way!