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So how is that something you know is going to happen can still be such a shock?

Part of it has to do with age - especially if she were younger than you are. We lost my sister-in-law to breast cancer when she was in her 40s - and all I can think of is all the good times she's missing.

But it's a shock anyway, no matter the age or the length of the illness. I think we run on hope, even when deep inside we know that the end is near. So, I guess I have to say your problem is that you are human!

And you are right - don't put off your RE plans - ther time we can spend our way, with family, hobbies, and other interests shouldn't be put off, if possible. After all, the only time we have is the rest of our lives.

arrete - on the 3rd anniversary of her SIL's funeral, and to make things more cheerful, her father's 77th birthday.
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