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Giving Thanks in Hard Times November 25, 2008

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This is the time of the year that we give thanks for all that we have.  For some of us who have recently lost a loved one, it can become difficult to feel thankful.  As a psychic medium who communicates with the spirits of our loved ones, I suggest that at this time of the year we send our prayers to all of our loved ones who are now in the world of spirit.  Those who have passed to the world of spirit within the past year particularly need our prayers at this time.  My experience tells me that their spirits will be around us during our holiday season and that they will hear our prayers.

Even those in spirit whom we did not get along with at all while they were living, hear our prayers.  My communications with those who have passed on have taught me that all our loved ones are evolving spiritually on the other side of life, and so even those who were not easy to get along with, are improving spiritually.

And as we focus on our loved ones in the world of spirit, let us not forget to give thanks for those who are living and near and dear to us. Sometimes it is easy to take our friends and relatives for granted.

I invite you to respond to this Thanksgiving Post, with your own words of thanks. I wish you a thanksgiving day full of hope.

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Psychic Medium Carole Lynne     www.carolelynne.com

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1. Jessica - November 25, 2008

Last Thursday, I was involved in an unavoidable, serious auto collision. (Not my fault.) Though my car was totalled, both the other driver and I walked away relatively unharmed. I believe God intervened. Yesterday, we were able to finance a much better vehicle than our previous one. Again, that’s amazing! Again, I believe the new car was made possible by the Higher Power, I call God. Anyhow, I have often been complacent, or grumbled about circumstances beyond my control, and sometimes longed to leave this plain of existance. That accident made it abundantly clear how much I value my life, those I share it with, and even the strangers I have yet to meet. This year, I give thanks for life itself.

2. Carole Lynne - November 25, 2008

Hi Jessica,

Great to see you back on the blog again. We appreciate you sharing your story of “thanks.” Let us all give thanks that neither you or the other drive was hurt in this accident.

Happy Thanksgiving!

3. Nichole - November 25, 2008

I had the great opportunity to have a reading from Carole Lynne about 2 years ago and it was amazing. This last weekend I attended the Golden Gate Spiritual Church and recieved another message from her. While she was giving messages to others as well as myself, I was very thankful to know that our loved ones are in spirit and are not gone forever. Thank you so much for being able to bring messages from our loved ones and reassuring us that they are always with us,lespecially during the holidays.

4. Shirley Tallman - November 25, 2008

Your newsletter came to me at just the right time. This Thanksgiving and Christmas are going to be very difficult for me and for my family. In April my husband and I lost our very precious son in a tragic boat accident off the coast of South Africa. He had been married only 5 months, had just bought a home and had so much to look forward to. Although we can’t understand here on this plane why he left us, I know it must have been for a very important reason, and it’s a comfort to know that he’s now happy and peaceful on the other side, with his grandparents and older brother who died a number of years ago from SIDS. Still, we miss him with all our hearts. He was one of the cornerstones of our family, and a truly wonderful, loving and talented person.

Not only do we continue to mourn the loss of our wonderful son/brother/uncle, but our eldest daughter is suffering from her third recurrence of breast cancer, which has now spread to her bones. Right now things aren’t looking very good for her, yet we place our faith in God that she will remain with us for many years to come. It’s hard to imagine at this moment how we’re going to survive the holidays this year, but with God’s help and prayers from so many friends, I know that somehow we will.

For all of you parents out there who have lost a child this year, know that you’re not alone. My husband and I share your sorrow, and pray that we will all find some peace and happiness this Thanksgiving!

5. dh - November 25, 2008

All year long but especially during the holidays I know it can be very hard for those who have lost a loved one to feel as though they have anything to be thankful for. I lost my mother some years back and was in the grief stage where I felt no one understood my pain. One day I was talking to a complete stranger who knew I was hurting and explained that the reason I was so sad was because of the pain I felt being apart from my mother. He said to me, “Oh, what you don’t understand is this, you will never be apart! That pain you feel is the part of your heart your loved one took with them until you meet again and when you smile thinking about them, it’s the part of their heart they left with you!” This comment from a complete stranger brought me extreme comfort and I began to find my smile again. I hope this comment can help any reader of your blog that has lost a loved one so they can get through the holiday season and find the comfort they need. So, I am thankful for the friendship and kindness of a stranger!

6. Rose - November 25, 2008

To All and especially Carol Lynne,

This thanksgiving, despite my sorrow over losing my beloved son one year ago, I give thanks for his precious daughter who will be at my Thanksgiving table and her mother, my son’s widow, who shares with me the deep and lasting love of my son. I give thanks that we are staying together and helping each other through this most difficult time, as he wanted us to.

I also want to thank Carol Lynne for her wonderful work and talent that brings comfort to those who mourn and for the special reading she gave me that brought my son closer in a most surprising way.

I do believe that our loved ones are around us on the holidays and will always be. My message to all is to bless our loved ones that have passed on and always hold them dear. Make them a part of your holidays in whatever way you can and they will be there!

Rosemary

7. Nora - November 25, 2008

Hi Carole, We have so many things in life to be thankful for – in particular for the support and help that Spirit give to us – it is appreciated so much in our work as Mediums.

I am so thankful for the opportunity I had to visit with you in August, meeting with your lovely family and sharing precious moments together – It was so good to walk in the places where some of the Pioneers of Spiritualism and the Lyceum walked – in particular, Andrew Jackson Davis – New England is very beautiful – and old England is not too bad either – I look forward to your visiting us here next year –
Nora

8. Ron M. - November 25, 2008

Just today I was speaking with an acquaintance about Thanksgiving. I am very curious about the ways in which different people celebrate. It is such a wonderful thing to give thanks, to be able to recognize how the bountiful blessings we receive each and every day far outweigh any of the tribulations that come to us.

In my lifetime I have had many such tribulations. Like others, I used to become sullen, tearful, even angry that those situations came into my experience. As I aged I began to realize that there was so much learned through each of the trials and I am thankful for that process of learning.

I am thankful for the wonderful gifts we receive through friendship one to another and I am very grateful to live in a time where I have been able to see the differences of the past resolved.

Thankfulness, to me, isn’t just about having enough food on the table, a nice home to live in or designer clothing. It is about the ability to be able to take each breath and realize that it is filled with life. It is about caring for and sharing the bounty of one’s own life with others. It is about becoming closer and closer to the Spirit that created us…and, of course, it is about sharing the wisdom of the Spirit world with those who seek its counsel.

9. Rev Spiritwomyn - November 25, 2008

As of Last December my 8 year old and I became homeless. We traveled across the country to find that place Spirit had for us to start over. We thought we had found it and were excited at the prospect of finally having our dream of a farm come true. But do to the interference of others, we have had to give up our dream and we have moved in with my sister in Nevada. We are grateful for a home and bed to call our own. We are both still a little sad and lonely without friends, but it has not diminished our gratitude.

10. Heather Tobin - November 25, 2008

To Carole Lynne And To All Who Read This,

What beautiful words are shared here this Thanksgiving holiday. It is so healing for us and for those we love in spirit to reach out to them, to know we love them as they love us. I lost my beloved uncle in February and feel his blessed spirit around me and my family. As a student of mediumship, these eternal connections bring me and my loved ones much peace as we remember Charlie and know he is still with us, evolving, growing , and finding his path on the othr side. I also want to bring up beloved pets who have crossed over this year. My precious cat Bear, and our sweet and gentle Airedale dog, Allie, are now in spirit. We shall remember them sweetly this holiday season and know in our hearts that love is eternal. Many blessings to all of you here this Thanksgiving. May your holidays be fraught with love and your souls be healed…

11. Janet - November 25, 2008

This time of year is very difficult for me in many respects, and yet I am thankful for all that I do have and realize how blessed I am. This week is my birthday, my husbands birthday and what would have been our 30th wedding anniversary. The sadness comes with the fact that John is a missing person (7/29/06). He had many health issues, could barely walk and yet decided to go for a walk in the woods on that day. We still search the woods hoping to find his remains so that we can bring him “home”, even though we know that he is home, surrounded by love & light and healed.

Something much bigger than I ever could have imagined stepped in on that day and has given me strength, courage and the love to continue on. I am truly grateful for that and for the spiritual door it opened for me. I am also thankful and full of love for our friends who, like me, have always believed in John and have given me their time, love and support. It is truly an honor to be friends with them.

Gratitude for every thing has become an important part of my life. I try not to take things for granted anymore and to realize the blessings that surround me daily. I thank God every day for each day.

So, Happy Thanksgiving…tell the ones you love that you love them, enjoy the time you spend with them and live life.

12. walter wolf - November 26, 2008

carole lunne,

you are right about it being hard to give thanks during this season after recently losing a loved one. i’ll try to put this in a nut shell. i had a horrible childhood so when i turned 21, with a baby on the way. i moved away from my family and where i was from. after my son was born it didnt work out with his mother and me. but not long after that i met the most wonderful woman in the world. the other piece of me.she saved my life by changing my life. after ups and downs we moved in together and she helped raise my son and i her girls. after living together for a couple years i pop the question and she says yes. we didnt have time for a real wedding because i enlisted in the army and since i was leaving for training in a couple weeks, for the time being, we got married by a judge. of course after the terrorists attacks my unit eventually had to serve our time in the war as well and was gone for a year in 2004. i was injured over there and after returning homei had to fight with the army for 3 1/2 years before my injuries were taken care of and i started to receive pay again. during wich time we had to move away from home and family because i had to spend, what turned out to be 2 1/2 years at ft. knox over my injuries and retirement do to them. all of that finally ended in july of this year. so basicly i survived a horible childhood, war, injuries, and extreme poverty. now we were finally past it and were moving back home to be with our family again. we find a house back home and moved in august first of this year. everything is great, finally. the night we move in my wife passes in her sleep of a massive heart attack. after the shock wore down i could only think, why? why would GOD lift me out of the ashes of hell(my childhood) and give me the greatest gift he ever could have(my wife) to be with me and help me through everything else, not to mention love me endlessly, just to take her from me? what in the world did i do? was it because of what i had to do overseas? was it because maybe i was supposed to die over there and since i didnt he had to balance everything out? i dont understand! now here i am after all of that a widower at 35 shattered and confused.

W.W. from Indiana

13. Carole Lynne - November 26, 2008

Dear Walter,

Thank you for your heart felt message. I wish I had the answers to why some people have such hard times. I express my sorrow to you and wish that you had not been through so many hard times. I also express my graditude to you for serving our country.

You are in my prayers.

14. Carole Lynne - November 26, 2008

Dear Rose,

Thank you for your message at Thanksgiving. I am pleased that in your deep sorrow, you and the others in your family are able to support each other. I can feel the love in your family from the words you have shared with all of us on the blog.

15. Carole Lynne - November 26, 2008

Dear Nora,

Thank you for your Thanksgiving message. Yes, Spiritualism has changed so many of our lives. And there is SO much Spiritualist history in America, which I know you always appreciate. Thank you for the visits you have paid to us. It is a long trip “across the pond” as you English say! I look forward to seeing you when I work at the Edinburgh College of Parapsychology in the fall of 2009. Say hello to Stan and everyone at your church from myself and Marlowe.

16. Carole Lynne - November 26, 2008

Dear Ron,

I always appreciate it when you post on our blog, as your messages are always inspirational. You speak of the breath of life, and that is the most important thing that we have. Without breath, there is no human life. Sometimes I think of “breath” as the energy of the cosmos. We are given this breath during our human life, and perhaps it is our last breath that carries our spirits into eternal life where our breath transforms into the spiritual body that holds our consciousness.

17. Carole Lynne - November 26, 2008

Dear Janet,

Thank you for your message and my thoughts are with you at this time. You, more than most of us, know that we cannot take a day of life for granted and that we cannot take our loved ones for granted. Thank you for sharing with us. I will keep your story in my mind and it will help me to remember to tell everyone close to me that I love them.

18. Carole Lynne - November 26, 2008

Dear Heather,

Thank you for your message and congrats on being a student of mediumship. Your words have let all of us know how aware you are of the spiritual visits your loved ones in eternal life are making to you and your family.

Have a beautiful Thanksgiving filled with love and joy. Come back and visit is on this blog often if you have the time.

19. Carole Lynne - November 26, 2008

Dear Rev. Spiritwomyn,

You are certainly an example of a person who is able to find gratitude in hard times. You are an inspiration to us all. You and yours are in my thoughts and prayers.

20. Carole Lynne - November 26, 2008

Dear dh,

The story you have told us about how a complete stranger helped you, is a wonderful and amazing story. I encouarge everyone who reads this blog to scroll up until you find the message from “dh.”

Yes, our loved ones DO live in our hearts and once we realize that, some of the pain can soften into feelings of love and gratitude.

I can now think of my mother and father without being in deep pain. I know their spirits are around me.

Thank you again for your story.

21. Carole Lynne - November 26, 2008

Dear Shirley,

My heart goes out to you as you have had more than your fair share of loss. I am very impressed with your words and the way that you are able to reach out to others in your message. You have told parents who have lost children that they are not alone. I can tell that you are sending out your love and prayers to all who are suffering with grief at this time.

22. Carole Lynne - November 26, 2008

Dear Nichole,

Thank you for your message. My visit to the Golden Gate Spiritualist Church was a wonderful experience for me. You are blessed with a beautiful church and a loving congregation. I hope to visit you all again in the future.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

23. Melinda - November 26, 2008

It’s unfortunate our lives don’t turn out as beautifully as we have hoped for, when we were children. As a child my mother was taken from me. Tragedy took her life …. I have become a member of MADD because of this. I have grown to forgive the person who took her life. People make wrong choices. God did not make us to be perfect beings … My father did not treat me like he should have. I have also grown to forgive him, as he did not know any better. He has passed on …. Although anger still lingers inside. My greatest learning is marrying an alcoholic. I have come across people who have judged him poorly because of his addiction. The man who took my mother’s life had an addiction. I have learned to forgive more than I thought I was capable of. I have lost two women from old age. I knew them when I was very young. Death of a loved one is painful, but with God’s strength you can move on and find joy in what you do have in your life. I have one child; a girl. I always wanted a girl and I was blessed !! You cannot turn back time. Going forward is the only direction you can go in. Try to make your road a beautiful one. I know at the end of my road, I will be with all of my loved ones once again …. I am grateful for what God has given me. The ability to grow and learn from what comes into my life, is the greatest gift I can give to myself.

Respectfully yours,

24. Marlowe - November 26, 2008

This is to Walter Wolf
Some people in my family have found comfort in a thoughtful book written by Harold S. Kushner called “Why Bad Things Happen to Good People” He tells of his struggle to understnad why his young son died. It is one of the most thoughtful books that I have read that tries to answer your questions.

25. Carole Lynne - November 26, 2008

Dear Melinda,

Bravo to you for becoming a member of the great organization MADD.

Your words speak to all of us about “forgiveness.” It is SO hard sometimes to forgive those who have hurt us deeply. I have found that when I have been able to forgive, I mean really forgive within my heart, a weight is lifted from me. It is as if a ton of bricks is suddenly lifted from me and the sunlight can shine through.

Thank you so much for sharing your inspirational message with us during this holiday season.

26. Jazzone - November 26, 2008

Carole,

I enjoy your words of encouragement. This is a very difficult time for me. My mother died of cancer in July of this year and I miss her so much. Sometimes it feels like I am losing my mind. I am just trying to get through these holidays. Keep writing the inspirational messages, they keep me going. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

27. Carole Lynne - November 26, 2008

Dear Jazzone,

Thank you for joining our holiday blog today. I understand how you feel. I was very close to my Dad and when he died it was as if life stopped for me. I cried everyday for three months and it took three more years for me to finally accept that I would never see him in his physical body again. Communicating with his spirit over the years has helped me a great deal. You are in my prayers as you cope with the deep loss of your mom.

28. Vicki - November 26, 2008

In June of this year I lost my dear aunt who meant the world to me and the rest of my family. I miss her every single day and feel that I always will. She was more important to me than I can express here, but more importantly than that she was the absolute cornerstone of our entire family. She was the heart and soul of it. Thanksgiving was, I believe her favorite holiday. She loved nothing more than the whole family being together. She also took immense pleasure from cooking the feast. And a feast it was!! She was the best cook in the whole world!! And nothing made her happier than when she was cooking. Tomorrow and all the holidays this year (and forever) she will be in my heart and my thoughts. I pray that tomorrow I will be able to think of her and remember all the many happyThanksgivings of the past with a smile on my face and no tears. She would want us all to be happy and not sad. Thank you, and I will always love you Aunt Thelm. I know you will be with us tomorrow!
Happy Thanksgiving to all!

29. Carole Lynne - November 26, 2008

Dear Vicki,

What a SWEET and beautiful message to your Aunt Thelm. I know she receives your love and I believe her spirit will be with you at your Thanksgiving table.

Your message, so filled with love, brought tears to my eyes.

30. Diana - November 26, 2008

Hello Carole and all who will be celebrating Thanksgiving,

Being an American living in Canada, we do not celebrate US Thanksgiving, ours is in October and is not the same. Don’t get me wrong, we do have the same type of meal, and it’s about getting together with family and/or friends, however, the meaning behind it is different. It’s on a Monday too, so the four day, sports frenzy, biggest shopping day of the year, doesn’t exist. That being said, we still are thankful. We lost our young precious son two years ago Nov. 19th, to an unprovoked, horrible crime. Life has changed, and holidays, well, they are different too. My other son and grandson live in the states currently, I do hope next year we shall spend at least Christmas together. As a result of losing my son, it sent me on a spiritual journey I never thought I would embark upon. I am Thankful that is the journey I am experiencing instead of being consumed with the anger, bewilderment and a gamut of other emotions that hit very hard when he passed. Those emotions can still occur in small doses, but I keep my focus on my son, grandson, loving husband, and an amazing group of close friends. So I am very Thankful for the love that is in my life. Be very thankful for those important people in your circle, never, ever take them for granted.

May you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving…

31. CB - November 26, 2008

We lost our dear son 2 years ago from a heart virus that attacked and he was gone in a few weeks after successful surgery at age 25. We also, lost our infant daughter at birth. My Mom passed away 5 months after my son. She was the last of my immediate family. I , too, lost my brother at an early age.
Im very surprised Im still here after this most difficult loss.Why? I am very angry and dont believe in prayer after all that has happened. We just live day after day .
At first, my cell phone called itself off and on at very important times and I do hope that was my son sending me a message. I want to believe that sooooo much. On May 2 it stopped and I have not received any messages. Im so deeply depressed now. At least I had hope then. Carol

32. Sandy C. Smith - November 27, 2008

Last night I did something that was very hard for me to do. I took most of my dear husband’s clothes out of our closet and drawers. As I lovely folded and sorted them into piles,each and every piece brought back wonderful memories. Some of those memories went back over 30 years as he never threw anything away;I’d have to sneak it out!

Gibson passed almost two years ago. I miss him so very much that it feels like my heart is being ripped out daily. No matter how blessed we knew we were and how much we loved each other and held each other every night until his last breath, we could not make time stand still.I didn’t want to part with his clothes. I still have his ashes on the chair by our bed. I knew he wanted me to do this. I was packing them up to take to York’s Helping Hand for the Homeless.He said those folks were doing the Lord’s work. We’d get Christmas trees together for them every year.

All those good memories were packed up, put in plastic bags and labeled. Today I drove from our farm to Helping Hand and was greeted warmly. I left. The bags sat there as I took one last look. The memories weren’t there in those clothes,they were mine–ours together over our life time. I helped Gibson do one more good earthly deed. Together we have made it possible for many people to be a bit warmer, look a little nicer in their “new” clothes and most important feel loved that a stranger cared enough to give.

Tomorrow our youngest son and I will have a Thanksgiving dinner. Our other two children won’t be able to come as they live too far away. When we sit down at the table, we won’t be alone. They’ll be lots of great memories with us. So many good times at that table. So much sharing with friends and family. Often the two big extensions weren’t enough room. I think of so many people who don’t have a table of memories and I pray they will. I give thanks at every meal for all those blessings. No it hasn’t been easy and I’m very short on money but I didn’t sign up for easy. It has been a good ride. Sometimes we need to stop crying–making our own miserable storms–long enough to look up a see what lovely rainbows we all have been given! My wish for Thanksgiving is that you all see your rainbows.

Happy Thanksgiving!

33. Carole Lynne - November 27, 2008

Dear Diana,

I do not think there is anything harder in life than losing a child. While I have worked with parents in grief for many years, I have not lost a child and so I do not know the pain that many of you have endured. As I read your words, I am filled with admiration for you. The spiritual journey you are on has restored your life. Thank you for your story of inspiration.

34. Carole Lynne - November 27, 2008

Dear Sandy,

Your story brought tears to my eyes. I could feel the tender love you have for your husband. I believe that when you sit down at your Thanksgiving table, the spirit of your husband will be with you. And thank you for mentioning rainbows. Rainbows appear and only last for a whiile. If we do not pay attention to them, we will miss their beauty. But then I do not have to say that, as you know.

35. Carole Lynne - November 27, 2008

Dear CB,

I have read your words and hear that you have had more than your fair share of loss. Do not worry if your cell phone is not calling itself any longer. Our loved ones in spirit communicate with us in many ways: through dreams and sometimes we just feel their presence. Unfortunatley many of us are not able to believe it when we feel the presence of our loved ones because we have grown up in a culture that teaches us that we are “making it up.” When I communicate with those in spirit, lights are not going on and off, door bells are not ringing. I sense the presence of spirit and I see images in my mind. Allow yourself to experience the communications of your loved ones even if the cell phone does not ring.

I am sure many have already suggested that you be a member of a grief group and I will suggest it again.

My thoughts are prayers are with you.

36. Karen - November 27, 2008

Hello Carole and happy Thanksgiving!! I just want to say thanks to you for all the wonderful work you do with your amazing gift!! I also want to thank my brother in spirit for helping me in life. Over and over when I ask him to help me find lost objects, I’m able to find them. For example, I had this miraculous experience while shopping at an antique flea market. My sister in law and I were trying on scarves, I set my purse down for two seconds, turn around and it was gone. We backed tracked, went to the lost and found, made the police report, Prayed to god and asked my brother for help. Now, keep in mind, the flea market is the size of 5 football fields, it’s huge!! This random woman asks my sister in law where the lost and found is because she found this womans purse. My sister in law gives her my name, the woman says, you don’t look like her drivers license picture. They both approach me as I’m just about to cancel my credit cards!! We’ve found your purse!! We were all three in shock!! I gave the woman a big hug and tried to give her a reward, she wouldn’t accept it and said, “just do the same for somebody else”!!! Some times good things can come out of bad things! And don’t feel silly askin your loved ones alive and in spirit for help!!! THANK YOU oxoxoxo

37. Sandy C. Smith - November 27, 2008

Dear CB,

My heart goes out to you. You certainly know how precious life is and how grateful we all should be with whatever time me spend with our loved ones.I have not lost our children but my dear husband was everything to me as I was to him. We can never trully know eachother’s pain. I,too,lost my Mom and most family members well before I met my husband. As I read your e-mail,it sure did sound like you felt you had nothing to live for anymore–I know THAT feeling as I fight it every day.I also know that what I do represents all those that went before me.I can’t let them down after they gave me so very much! Please,I am not preaching but you have been blessed to have so many people in your life that you loved and loved you; not to mention that you have your husband. Hold tight to him,cry but say thank you. My husband used to tell me not to be a woosey and to tie a knot in the end of my rope to get through those bad times.Look for that rainbow;it’s there. I send you my love.I can’t send you your rainbow–it’s there, you just have to look!

Thanksgiving blessings,
Sandy Smith

38. Carole Lynne - November 27, 2008

HI Karen,

Happy Thanksgiving to you and it is great to see you on our blog again. What a GREAT story about how your brother in spirit helped you. It was also heartwarming to hear that the woman you offered a reward, told you to “just do the same for someone else.” If we all lived like that, we would have a great world.

Hello to your family from me and come back and see us on the blog soon.

39. Carole Lynne - November 27, 2008

Dear Sandy,

Thank you for your comments to CB. You represent the kind of teamwork we need to get through the hard times.

40. glenda - November 27, 2008

Ah the holidays and loss…it has been 14 years since we lost Chad our only child and my heart still searches for the human touch from him. But I do hear from him often which blesses me, and I do know that those who have crossed over are very busy and send us much love as you have said Carole. I am thankful that Creator has seen fit to allow me another holiday to celebrate all he has given me. I would not be who I am today without the experiences I’ve walked through. I am sure we all can agree to that in one form or another. I wish you all peace and love. http://www.livingthroughloss.com

41. Gina - November 27, 2008

I dont check this email often and today I did, there was your message giving thanks…. As much as a difficult time this is, my first thanksgiving without my husband, in 2 days it will be a year. It was comforting reading your words that they’re hear with us durng the holiday time. I havent been able to fully clean the closets yet, with thexception of what the kids could wear. I like what one of your readers wrote about donating to clothe others that are in need.
Reading this today wasnt an accident. God Bless

42. Carole Lynne - November 27, 2008

Dear Gina,

Thank you for your post today. I am glad that you read the woman’s post about donating her husbands clothing.

My thoughts are with you as you come up to the one year anniversary of your husband’s passing to spirit. Know that his spirit lives on.

43. Carole Lynne - November 27, 2008

Dear Glenda,

I can hear that even though it is 14 years since your Chad passed into eternal life, he is still very much in your heart and you hear from his spirit often. Thanks for sharing that message with all of us on this blog.

44. Carole Lynne - November 27, 2008

HAPPY THANKSGIVING

IT IS HEART WARMING TO SEE HOW MANY OF YOU HAVE BEEN ON THE BLOG TODAY TO SHARE WITH EACH OTHER.

45. Mary Jo - November 29, 2008

Hi Carole Lynne,

My father passed away 3 years ago. Then my mom passed away a little over a year ago. The holidays are tough. I was adopted. I have always felt that I have been so blessed by the 2 most beautiful souls that raised and loved me. I took care of both my parents with the help of hospice. My dad died at home and my mom at the hospice house. I was afraid of death before I lost them. But watching them crossover made me realize this is such a small part. I miss my mom everyday . She had dementia but I feel her closeness. She was my ery best friend. It’s such an honor to cross the paths of some of the lives that we intertwine with. I feel very blessed. Have a wonderful holiday ,
Mary Jo

46. Carole Lynne - November 30, 2008

Dear Mary Jo,

Thanks for sharing your story with us. It is wonderful to hear about how your fear of death has diminished. You have come to value life in a very special way.

47. Sandy C. Smith - November 30, 2008

Hi, Mary Jo,

First, I am so sorry for your loss but my heart jumps with gladness at your blessings of being “adopted” and all that you have learned in the process. Your parents were very special and gave us all a message that the world needs to hear.

We all are adopted. What ever you believe we come from,we stay here for a short time. Our parents have adopted all of us with the same love that we in turn must adopt everyone else. If we all adopted everyone we ran into as our ture brothers,sisiter and children–as they are–how wonderful! Then, if we took it a bit further and just threw love to the wind and embraced the people of the world as true family. Parents love their children even when they do bad things–why can’t we adopt everyone as if we were their parents? This is truly the way we can give back to our loved ones and the only way for peace.

May we all adopt eachother for a true Thanksgiving!
Sandy C. Smith

48. Carolyn - November 30, 2008

It made me feel good to read your Thanksgiving thoughts and to be reminded that our beloved spirits are close by during the holidays………..that is when my son is so on my mind. Times when I am grateful for my family and we are together…well, they are hard since my son passed away 2/18/05. I no longer feel like that family…the hole he left is so big. My heart aches for all those in such war torn places who are suffering. I have so much to be grateful for compared to most of the rest of the world. I will pray for them. Thank you for inspiring me.

49. Carole Lynne - November 30, 2008

Hi Carolyn,

Thanks for visiting our blog. It is so hard to lose a loved one. The pain is terrible. There is some comfort in knowing that our spirits survive physical death. I do believe that your son’s spirit is around you.

Thank you for your prayers for those in war torn places.


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