Our prayers are with Padraig after losing his dear Jean.

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surviveandthrive
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   Posted 12/13/2007 1:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Dear Padraig,
I know I am but one of many in the HW family who grieve with you and for you. Your love story with Jean is so powerful and it has been an honor for me to be allowed into some parts of your life, to read of your love, your commitment, dedication and respect for your Jean. I feel as though, through your words, I have gotten to know her a little and so much about your life prior to and then after meeting your true love. I share your sorrow, your loss of your wonderful wife. You always write how she saved you from a life void of love and the ability to love back. You, my dear friend, saved her also. You kept her out of a system of care that could not possibly give her what you knew, from your heart, that she needed. Only someone who knew her as well as you could provide the kind of loving care you gave her for so many years.
I am so sorry, Padraig, that she had to leave you. As much as she was and will continue to be your angel, you were and will continue to be hers.
With love and deep regards,
Linda
Thinking of you,
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   Posted 12/13/2007 2:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Condolences Padraig..........
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Oh Padraig.. what to say at a time like this.. I am so sorry for your loss.. my thoughts and prayers are you with you at this very tough time.. take care of you, and if you ever need anything, know that we are all here with you..
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   Posted 12/14/2007 7:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Linda
You know I was not up to doing this and for that I appreciate it immensely
Words will never ever begin to explain how I felt for that woman ...........

G Padraig

I am so sorry
God Be With You...........
Love
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   Posted 12/14/2007 8:22 AM (GMT -6)   
I know you don't know me, but I have read your journey with your beloved Jean for a while now. I am so sorry to hear of your loss and I know for a fact that she is now in a better place where she is whole again. I know you and many others will miss her but keep in mind that she will always be in your heart and soul. My condolances to you and yours.
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   Posted 12/14/2007 8:54 AM (GMT -6)   
I know I am not someone who you are familiar with, but I too have read about your journey. It is amazing. I want to extend my condolenses to you, and let you know I am thinking about you, and sending many prayers your way.

Try to stay strong...as there are many people on this board who love and care about you so much.

Wishing you the best sweetie!
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   Posted 12/14/2007 9:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Padraig
Your Jean has left behind  thousands of  moments that will live in your heart forever.
 
With love and prayers and my deepest sympathy,
 
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   Posted 12/14/2007 9:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Padraig, from your words, we felt the love you had for Jean and we share in your sorrow. Please accept my condolences on the loss of your beloved wife Jean, and know she is your angel watching over you.
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   Posted 12/14/2007 11:07 AM (GMT -6)   
G Padraig
Your first post started a story of " how,"where" what" and why"

It turned into the most beautiful love story ever and of a man that gave his all to the woman who gave her all......to the boy that had no one and no idea of what a love could be ..........making him the most loving caring and giving MAN ever IMHO..........By G Jean Showing you how and what LOVE was

I thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing all of your's and G Jeans day's with us all here at HW
WE all learnt something from you ......whether it was how you did certain things for her or a " lesson" in life "

You have truly given so much to so many and gave us a vision and heart of hope for a love like you's shared.....

I was truly priviledged to be given the opportunity to travel the road from day one with you .......something I will never let go out of my heart .....never........

You truly have been and are my mentor ..my friend and my grampa .(albeit adopted one) .........
With you always............
Butterfly kisses and God Bless.
Love always
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I am so sorry for your loss.

May the joyful memories you have help you through this rough time.
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   Posted 12/15/2007 7:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Many thoughts, memories and prayers were in my heart and being sent your way ....

Butterfly Kisses
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   Posted 12/15/2007 11:10 AM (GMT -6)   

Dear Padraig,

I am thinking of you and praying for you.

May God light your way and give you comfort.

Gentle Hugs
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   Posted 12/15/2007 5:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Some hot tea and a big hug for you brother ((((((((((Padraig)))))))))). You will always have the comfort of knowing you did everything humanly possible for your sweetie. Any woman would be blessed to be cared for in such a loving manner.

Blessings!

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   Posted 12/16/2007 9:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Padraig, so sorry about the loss of your beloved wife. My thoughts and prayers will be with you.
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   Posted 12/17/2007 8:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Have been in the worst storm in almost 60 yrs here G Padraig which has given me so much time to reflect on you and G Jean ...........

I am truly honored for knowing and having you as a mentor ............I printed out the one pic of you both and have it on my wall ........

Miss you so.........
Butterfly Kissses and
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   Posted 12/17/2007 11:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Dear Padraig,
I wouldn't be surprised if you have not been checking the HW site these last several days. I do want you to know, though, that you are being thought of every moment of the day, that I am asking for healing and a measure of comfort for you, and for you to remember what a gift you gave your lovely Jean.

I was just reading the words you wrote in my copy of your book: that I had brought a ray of sunshine and happiness to my parents, and that my love and care was a gift beyond measure.
The same is for you, Padraig. You brought a quality to Jean's life that would only have been possible with your own care of her. You showed her your love through every action, every minute of every day. You brought her the light of day, the kind of light only real love brings. And you gave her a gift beyond measure.

She loved you dearly, as all your stories show so clearly and intimately. What a blessed woman she was to have "rescued" you, as you so often put it. And what a blessed man that you could "rescue" her right back. You could not have given more and she knew that. She was loved and treasured, the very best gift of all.
Please take care of yourself and know that your well-being is important to all of us. No one can lift the grief from your heart, the heaviness of loss. We can, though, send you all the best thoughts, prayers, and words of condolence. Hold tight to your family, you will all need each other and will be able to help each other. Because Jean touched the lives of so many people, there are that many people and many, many more who grieve with you, wishing we could bear some of the grief for you.
I wish you peaceful thoughts, warm memories, and family unity at this time.
Fondly,
Linda
Thinking of you,
Linda
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   Posted 12/17/2007 12:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks sis for those beautiful and true words..............


Sorry missed your call last night .....will try to call YOU in next couple of nights k
Love ya
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   Posted 12/20/2007 8:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Praying and thinking of you G Padraig ..........
God Bless
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Love
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   Posted 12/23/2007 8:02 AM (GMT -6)   
Glad you finally posted

I love and miss you so

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   Posted 12/24/2007 8:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Dear Padraig, Lyn, Linda and all Caretakers,
It's Chrstmas Eve day here in Canada, Padraig, and I wish all of you a blessed Christmas.
What a lot we've been through together.
May peace and love be in our hearts and may we take comfort that we have done, and continue to do, our best. That we know about each other. We know because we've walked this road side by side, heart beat by heart beat.
Mary

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Thanks so much Mary
Truer words have not been spoken

I wish for all to remember the love we all do share and the support and caring we have given and received..............

I am in Ontario so I too am a Canuck ..........Happy Christmas Evening my sweet Mary

God Bless
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   Posted 12/24/2007 9:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you, Mary, for those nice words. They are so true, it's comforting to think about, and it is especially good knowing there are so many of us that truly care about each other, having been let into some of each others most personal moments.
Christmas Eve here in Oregon. I traveled here from my home in eastern Oregon where there was about 9 inches of snow, just to hopefully start some new traditions. It will be memorable, that is for sure: sever storms have battered this part of the coast, leaving quite a bit of damage and within the last 2 hours we have received notification that more is coming!! Emergency kits have been distributed, with candles, matches, flashlights, and several free tokens to the vending machines! I'm not too concerned, just cautious. However I did make a quick run to a local grocery to get bottled water, more batteries for my flashlight, some protein rich food that does not require refrigeration, several bags of ice for my ice chest, and of course lots of chocolate ( 1/2 price Christmas candy sale!), and ridiculously rich microwave popcorn that I am going to pop in advance, and I also filled the car with gas.
Sweet thoughts to all of you, and thank you all for being here. I feel as though you are all really wonderful people, and it has been a gift to have you in my life.
So tonight we we all weather our own kinds of storms......................
peace and warm thoughts to each and every one of you. P.S. Because my granddaughter (5 yrs. old) was going to be here all day with my son, I packed my large, but portable keyboard so that I could play and she could sing Christmas songs with me. We had lots of listeners, lots of applause, and a good time.
Linda
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   Posted 12/25/2007 2:39 PM (GMT -6)   
I am so happy you had the time with granddaughter sis .....and lots of fun too ........

Called you at 7am your time I think lol ........it was 10 here left you a message on answering machine

Merry Christmas......I am going out for a walk ..........

Missing so much and so many right now ya know ......

Thinking of you

Luvs
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   Posted 12/27/2007 6:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Thinking of you G Padraig .......
Love
Butterfly Kisses and God Bless
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