October 22, 2005, 12:13 AM

She lost her battle yesterday at about 1:00 am, EST.
We never got to go to the range........as she wanted.

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October 22, 2005, 12:19 AM
OMG - so little I can say. :(

My heart goes out to you and yours and I salute your daughter's pluck and courage thru the long battles she has endured.

I wish I could find words of encouragement but they will not come - because I am able to see my own daughter in such a situation - which breaks my heart.

So - condolences and let's say an identification too - I can in a small way feel your pain. I hope you can find the strength to cope - somehow.

My deepest thoughts are coming your way.

October 22, 2005, 12:23 AM
Oh man....

Our deepest sympathies and condolences :(

As a parent myself, I can't even imagine what that loss must be like :(

October 22, 2005, 12:25 AM
My sincere condolences to you and your family. What a loss. You are in my thoughts.

1911 guy
October 22, 2005, 12:25 AM
I'm very sorry. Wish I could say something better.

October 22, 2005, 12:26 AM
My prayers and thoughts will be with you, and with her. May God receive her safely into her eternal home.

October 22, 2005, 12:27 AM
Mere words cannot address the pain you must be feeling. You have my condolences and prayers that the Lord may fill at least a small part of your emptiness with glorious memories and you feel Deborah's spirit always.

October 22, 2005, 12:28 AM
I'm so sorry. You have my deepest condolences and you and your family will be who we pray for when I tuck my kids in tonight.


October 22, 2005, 12:31 AM
I'm very sorry. :(

October 22, 2005, 12:32 AM
My deepest sympathies for your family. You will have that range time together though.


October 22, 2005, 01:28 AM
May God be with you in your time of sorrow.

October 22, 2005, 01:32 AM
Condolences to you and your family, far too many of us know of a loved one that has had to deal with the big "C". I lost a mentor to cancer, his nickname was "Toby" aka Grampa...

October 22, 2005, 06:52 AM
My sincere condolences. My prayers and best wishes for you and your family in these trying times.

Goodnight Sweet Princess, And Flights Of Angels Sing Thee To Thy Rest


Ala Dan
October 22, 2005, 07:33 AM
So sorry my friend, our prayers and condolesences go out to you and yours~!

October 22, 2005, 08:00 AM
My thoughts and prayers to you and yours, again.

October 22, 2005, 08:05 AM
You have my deepest sympathy. No one should have to bury their child.

October 22, 2005, 08:10 AM
So very sorry. It's hard to read this without tears. No parent is ever prepared to bury their child.

May your family have peace knowing that she's with God now.



October 22, 2005, 08:26 AM
My condolences. Deborah is in my prayers as are you and the rest of your family.

October 22, 2005, 09:13 AM
Hard to type (tears in my eyes)...Myself and my family will have you all in our prayers...

Whoever once said that parents shouldn't outlive their children..well, that was an understatement....

Number 6
October 22, 2005, 09:50 AM
I am so sorry, my prayers will be with you.

October 22, 2005, 11:19 AM
thoughts and prayers...i wish there was something more i could say...

October 22, 2005, 11:51 AM
So very sorry. It's hard to read this without tears.

I can't say it any better.:(

October 22, 2005, 12:19 PM
Deepest condolences. Remember the Good times, and hang in there.

Standing Wolf
October 22, 2005, 09:01 PM
We never got to go to the range........as she wanted.

You'll just have to meet her at the great shooting range in the sky. My sympathies, friend.

October 22, 2005, 09:36 PM
May you find the strength you need. The pain will never go away ,but it will ease ,over time.

October 22, 2005, 09:43 PM
May you always remember the good times, and the love of life you gave to her. She will prepare a place for you in our fathers home. May God Bless and keep you until then.

October 22, 2005, 10:04 PM
My condolences to you and your family. You are in our prayers.

October 22, 2005, 10:07 PM
My deepest condolences...what else to say that others have not said.

I hope you can find solace.

October 22, 2005, 10:34 PM
My condolences to you and your family

October 22, 2005, 10:46 PM
So sorry to hear.:(

October 22, 2005, 11:04 PM
so sorry to hear about your loss, friend... breaks my heart. lost my mother to cancer. stay strong, and know she is in a better place. i will mourn with you tonight. you are in my family's prayers.

October 23, 2005, 12:22 AM
I am truly sorry to hear of your loss.:(

October 23, 2005, 12:24 AM
From my family to yours, our most sincere condolences for your tragic loss.

best regards,


October 23, 2005, 12:48 AM
My condolences

October 24, 2005, 05:17 PM
Prayers and condolences form the West Coast.

Take care.

Turkey Creek
October 24, 2005, 05:53 PM
I am not capable of the words to express my feelings- you and yours will be in my prayers- I pass on to you and old Irish Prayer that I have been saving for my Father's services as he is 85 and not well- I hope it gives you some peace-

An Irish Funeral Prayer

Death is nothing at all.
It does not count.
I have only slipped away into the next room.
Everything remains as it was.
The old life that we lived so fondly together is untouched, unchanged.
Whatever we were to each other, that we are still.
Call me by the old familiar name.
Speak of me in the easy way which you always used.
Put no sorrow in your tone.
Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes that we enjoyed together.
Play, smile, think of me, pray for me.
Let my name be ever the household word that it always was.
Let it be spoken without effort
Life means all that it ever meant. It is the same as it ever was.
There is unbroken continuity.
Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight?
I am but waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near, just around the corner.
All is well. Nothing is hurt; nothing is lost.
One brief moment and all will be as it was before.
How we shall laugh at the trouble of parting, when we meet again.

October 24, 2005, 06:06 PM
No words could ever take the pain, but please know that you have many good people here thinking of you and your family. I will keep you and your family in my heart and prayers.

October 24, 2005, 06:11 PM
Turkey Creek - that is a very poignant piece - and it reminded me of this one which I feel too is very fitting -

Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush of
quiet birds in circled flight,
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there, I did not die.

FYI, the poem was written in 1932 by Mary Frye.

October 24, 2005, 06:11 PM
May her soul be forever content. Wether it means anything or not, you have my sincerest apologies.

Life is short for all...shorter for some than others, but if it means anything to you, you shall join her in death, and while it may seem like many, many years until then, in truth, it is but a blink in the eyes of the eternal. I dont think she'll mind a long wait.

"Laugh, and grow fat."

October 24, 2005, 06:39 PM
Sorry to hear of your loss. This sucks.

shooting time
October 25, 2005, 09:27 AM
My prayers and condolences to you and your family

October 25, 2005, 09:35 AM
I'm so sorry. Our prayers are with you.

October 25, 2005, 09:39 AM
I'm really sorry, Field. There's not much more I can say than that. Please take comfort in all your friends here at THR.

October 25, 2005, 09:52 AM
I'm so sorry.

It's hard to type through the mist right now. And I'm sure I've no words that could possibly comfort you in such times. I just wish that things were different - a parent could never really be ready to bury their child.

My heart goes out to you and yours.

October 25, 2005, 09:59 AM
My deepest sorrow...I can't imagine what you are going through. As a father and husband you have to "be strong" for everyone around...just remeber it's okay for you to greive as well.

My prayers for you and your family as you mourn her death and celebrate her life, may He bless y'all with peace and comfort. I hope and pray you are surrouded by loving caring folks who will love and support you and your family.

October 25, 2005, 10:04 AM
I know your life on earth was troubled
And only you could know the pain
You weren't afraid to face the devil
You were no stranger to the rain

Go rest high on that mountain
Your work on earth is done
Go to heaven a shoutin'
Love for the Father and the Son

Oh, how we cried the day you left us
We gathered 'round your grave to grieve
I wish I could see the angels' faces
When they hear your sweet voice sing

Vince Gill-Go Rest High on that Mountain

It's hard to type through misty eyes, but be assured that you are not alone right now - and she certainly isn't either.


October 25, 2005, 10:13 AM
My deepest condolences to you and your family. You are in our family prayers.

October 25, 2005, 10:31 AM
There are no words........ I'm so very sorry.
A parent should never have to bury a child. You and your family are in my prayers.


October 25, 2005, 11:06 AM
Bless you and your family my friend.

May the Lord comfort you and your family.

October 25, 2005, 11:17 AM
WOW! So Sorry! I couldn't imagine burying my daughter, shes supposed to bury me....
Prayers out!

October 25, 2005, 11:24 AM
I'm so sorry. Nothing is a greater blessing for us than our children. You are in my prayers.

"It is not length of life, but depth."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

October 26, 2005, 08:00 PM
Thanks to all...We said goodbye to her yesterday.

The poems helped...Thanks again............I will be off line for awhile probably.

October 26, 2005, 08:10 PM
I'm sorry. :(

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