From Honeymoon to Funeral

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Registered: 06-09-2003
From Honeymoon to Funeral
Tue, 10-28-2003 - 12:13pm
Hi All! Just got back from beautiful honeymoon in beautiful Playa del Carmen, Mexico. The weather was perfect, 88 degrees and sunny every day! It only rained the morning our flight left, which was OK with me :)

On a not so happy note, I received some bad news last night. An old friend called to inform me that our mutual friends' 19 year old son had been killed in an accident over the weekend. I got in so late Sunday, I missed the news and knew nothing about it. I feel so bad for my friend, this was her only child :( I wish there was more I could do. The difficult thing is, I hadn't spoken to her in quite a while until last night when I called her to see how she was. It's an awkward situation. I met this friend through an ex-boyfriend I was with for 5+ years, this friend is my ex's cousin and they are very close cousins. When my ex & I broke up we lost touch since I moved away and I think we both felt it would be awkward for all concerned if we continued to hang out as much as we used to. I've missed her friendship and company and e-mailed & called a couple times to say Hi but didn't get a response except a joke or two she e-mailed. I've been thinking about her a lot recently since I'm newly married and wished I could share the news with her. These are not the circumstances under which I wished to see her again. I'm not at all looking forward to seeing the ex at the services but I'm going to attend anyway.

If anyone can offer some words of wisdom, it would be much appreciated.


Mommy to Samantha Renee 12/11/04

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Tue, 10-28-2003 - 1:44pm
Hi. First of all, congrats on the wedding and honeymoon! Also, I'm sorry to hear about the

funeral. I guess all you can do is be there. I guess Forrest Gump's mama was right..Hang

in there. :)


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Registered: 05-22-2003
Wed, 10-29-2003 - 12:04pm

I really don't have any words of wisdom to share.