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April 28, 2008



Sandie, I don't have any advice at all, but wanted you to know I'm thinking about you, and I hope you get to savor every moment with your mom. Don't forget to remind her that her she raised a pretty terrific kid next time you see her. ;)


When my grandmother was at the end of her battle with cancer I remember my mom giving her massages, foot rubs, painting her nails. She said that physical closeness was extremely healing and that she still remembers those caresses. As a grandchild, I loved getting in bed with her to watch her favorite movies with her in our PJs. You will love your mama right. Love to you.


Oh Sandie, I don't have any idea what to say or how to advise you. I'd think as long as you try to spend as much time with her as possible and you're aware of her wants and needs you'll be doing everything you can.

My heart breaks for you. I can't imagine what you must be feeling right now. If there is anything I can do (even in my far far away place), please let me know.

Ruth Ann


I love you my sweet friend and my heart aches that you are having to go through this. I think it's wonderful that you are trying to make as many trips down to see your Mami as you can. I know seeing you and her beautiful grandchildren will lift her spirits and encourage her. She is in my prayers, and you are too. If there's anything you'd think she would like from Colombia, to remind her of "home", please let me know and I'll be glad to bring it back with me. Much love to you!!


I'm so sorry for what you're going through.

My mother had health issues this year ... in and out of the hospital and a couple of surgeries. While waiting for one, she read through letters her parents wrote to each other.

I'd probably share memories, old stories and photos ... and of course my kids. She loves her grandchildren.


Oh, Sandie, I am so sorry to hear this news. I don't have advice for you, but I'm sure your mother feels and appreciates the tremendous amount of love you obviously have for her.

Adina Brooks

Totally thinking of you. Lots of hugs, and hope to see you at reunion.


I'm sorry. Recordings seem like a good idea but I don't have any experience with this.


I just happened accross your blogg through sweet Jen Lemen. I recently read a wonderful book, "The Soul of Money", by Lynne Twist, that has a beautiful chapter called "Creating a Legacy of Hope" (chapter 11, p225-234), where the author discusses how she spent the last few months with her mother. It is a beautiful story, full of really wonderful ideas. I recommend the book highly. But would also be happy to photocopy or scan the pages and send them to you. Just let me know. I am so so so sorry about your mom.



Sandie, I loved meeting you at the kung fu panda event this weekend. Tu mama estara en mis oraciones y toda tu familia tambien. If she is Columbian, she is strong. I also loved your otehr post about your interview with her. I think the only thing you can do is celebrate her life. My best friend's aunt held a party- she jokingly called it a living funeral- her best friends and family were invited to say goodbye. I didnt go- it was in Italy, but it was actually a good time for all.
best, Alexandra (mom to Scarlett - the pierced eared 3 mo old)

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