I want to say goodbye, but before I go I also need to tell you all how much you have meant to me throughout the healing process of my Dads death. Its been just over 1 1/2 years since my Dads passing and I've finally reached the acceptance stage. I'll miss him always, he is in my heart forever, that fact can never die. The support you offered me truly saved my sanity. You all helped me know that all of my sadness and pain, both mental and physical, was a normal response to the most awful experience of my life. I know during he last 18 months a lot of you have already moved on, but for those you who are still here to offer support to others, I want to tell you how important you are to those who are in need. As for me personally, I have joined another group here on DS for Empty Nesters. I'm not as active in that group as I was here, but it has helped. My only child left this year for his freshman year in college and it was strange to me that I was experiencing the same feelings I had when my Dad died. It was like grieving the loss of my son. Its been the same and different all at the same time. I'm so miserable and sad but so proud and happy at the same time. The fact that he is doing well makes it better. I'm still gardening. Its been a hot summer, but a good sweat never hurt anyone. So, its goodbye. There are no words that can express how much this group has helped me. There are no words to express thanks enough to CherKeg for starting it. The only thing I can do is say I love you guys and thanks with all my heart. Good luck to you all. Hugs, Marge
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