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SAD NEWS...by b. Malin

Updated on February 18, 2011
A Peaceful Place...Photo by Stephan
A Peaceful Place...Photo by Stephan

THE PHONE RINGS...

I received the news today...the kind of news that you know will be forthcoming...the kind no one wants to receive... It has come by Phone on this day. The Husband is calling us to say, that Mark, the son, of his wife, and our good friend, has passed away. She is unable to talk, and so he is the messenger. We talk in brief somber voices, details are in the works...the body is in Florida, and is to be flown back to Baltimore...he will call again with more information.

A form of Cancer has finally robbed Mark of his life...He was an adult male, with still a lot of living to do...He had gotten back with his "Lady" and his children, and we all prayed for a miracle...But it was not to be...He died last night, in his sleep...in her house in Florida. He was where he wanted to be...It's just a shame that Cancer was the catalyst, in bringing them together.

His mother is heartbroken, what mother wouldn't be...No parent wants to outlive their child... Yes he was an adult...but no matter how "adult" they are, they are still our children. He was her first born...So full of love...he knew how to make her smile and laugh...And her face always lit up when he called her on the phone. He was supposed to call her when he was ready to come home and die...The family, his sisters and mother were in Baltimore, while his brother lived near by in Florida. He had said he wanted his mother to be by his side...He would come home when he was ready to die...

But in the end, he was where he wanted to be...in Florida, with his lady and his son and daughter near...Death is never easy...He didn't want to die, he was finally a part of their lives. He had gotten that second chance to bond, to make amends, to make peace within.

Mark was taken much too soon...He will now go on a journey to the other side...He will be greeted by his Father and all that have passed before him. He will travel that path, that we will all travel someday...Rest in Peace Mark, Rest in Peace...

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      b. Malin 6 years ago

      Oh Tonknowinfo, thank you so much for your beautiful words and thoughts. I will see my friend in April and am going to share this page with her...Every little bit helps. This was my expression of Love for all of them.

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      toknowinfo 6 years ago

      Hi b,

      I am so sorry for the loss your friend and her family is going through. The expression of your sadness is well written in your words. When things like this happen, we are left with no way to explain the unfairness that we must endure, and this only adds to the pain and magnitude of the loss. Being there for your friend is the best you can do. And all of us at HubPages, are trying to be there for you as well. I hope peace and strength, joys and blessings come soon to all who have lost people we love and care about.(rated up and beautiful)

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      b. Malin 6 years ago

      Again, thanks Daydreamer, I will pass your prayers along, as I plan to show this Hub to my friend. LOL.

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      daydreamer13 6 years ago

      I wish it wasn't based on that too...I didn't know. I'll pray for you and your friend. Strength will come.

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      b. Malin 6 years ago

      Thanks Daydreamer, I just wish it weren't based on the end of my friend's son's life.

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      daydreamer13 6 years ago

      Sad but very good writing! Well done!

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      b. Malin 6 years ago

      Erin, thanks for your kind thoughts and prayers, I shall also pass them on to my friend. I did send her this piece in with my condolence card. LOL.

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      Erin LeFey 6 years ago from Maryland

      b, I am sorry for your loss. My love and prayers go to you and your family during this trying and terrible time for you all. I'm so glad he was able to be where he wanted to be before he died though. Love and blessings, Erin

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      b. Malin 6 years ago

      Karanda, Thanks so much for stopping by and your comments.

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      Karen Wilton 6 years ago from Australia

      This is very sad news indeed. I am so sorry for all of you. Take care.

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      b. Malin 6 years ago

      Thanks Fossillady, we are such a great bunch of people here on Hub Pages...like second family!

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      Kathi 6 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      Very sorry for your loss, my prayers are with you and your loved ones!

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      b. Malin 6 years ago

      Kindacrazy, your words are so true...I'm so sorry for your losses as well.

      I keep seeing my score on this piece dropping, I guess "The Hub Staff" doesn't like us to write about the death of people we hold dear...what is their problem? No one is immune from tragedy...

      Yes, Truckstop Sally that was the best part, that his lady took him back, so he could spend those last few weeks with his children.

      Epigramman, you are so right, but sadly how many of us do...Hopefully WE DO! It's amazing how many of us have lost someone to Cancer. Thanks for your words.

      Saddlerider1, thank you so much for your beautiful, heartfelt comments.

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      saddlerider1 6 years ago

      Please accept my condolences, I have lost a couple of loved ones to the dreaded C disease and it saddened me very much.

      I realize we all have an expiration time, however for a child/adult to pass early is always very painful for a parent. I pray he is in a better place and as you remarked, with his father and others. Peace my friend.

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      epigramman 6 years ago

      ....I really don't know what to say but I am so very sorry .....cancer also robbed my dad of his life back in 1992 .....and it has affected so many good lives .... I guess we just have to take the time to love and respect each other when we have the chance and both feet are firmly on the ground in this life .....

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      Truckstop Sally 6 years ago

      Thank you for sharing. So glad Mark was given a second chance to be with the ones he loved.

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      Kindacrazy 6 years ago from Tennessee

      Dear b.

      I am so sorry for the family. I have lived through losing my sister and step mother to cancer. Rest assured, he is as he was in birth, whole and healed. It is us that remain behind that suffer, he will suffer no more.

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      b. Malin 6 years ago

      So true Bluestar...but to lose a child, even though he is a man...and you have outlived him, and so has his 96 year old grandmother...they both ask, why him? Thanks for your kind words.

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      Annette Donaldson 6 years ago from Northern Ireland

      So sorry hunnie, no one likes to hear bad news. Cancer takes no prisoners at any time, when the time is up it is up. The one consulation, is to know the pain is gone now, and the family, once grieving is over will live again. Hugs.

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      b. Malin 6 years ago

      thank you twentyfive for your thoughfull words, much appreciated.

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      twentyfive 6 years ago

      Condolences to you and the family. May your friend smiles in heaven right now.

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      b. Malin 6 years ago

      Thanks Bellawritter, It is so sad when a life is cut short...thanks for your sympathy.

      WillStarr, how sad to hear that another Hubber lost a son. I will stop by...

      You are so right Fiddleman...and saying goodbye is the hard part...when there is still so much you want to say.

      Breakfastpops, just having you stop by is words in itself, thanks.

      Cheryl, thanks so much for those kind words, I will pass them on to his family.

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      Cheryl Kapelner-Champ 6 years ago

      So sorry to learn of your friend's passing. May he rest in peace. Wishing u* good thoughts & blessings now, & in the days ahead, w/ much love to u* & all his family.

      Your longtime friend,

      Mother Lightning

      of[thepeacegarden.blogspot.com]

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      breakfastpop 6 years ago

      I am so sorry, words fail me at at a time like this.

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      Robert Elias Ballard 6 years ago from Zirconia, North Carolina

      Sending my heart felt condolence. Death is no respecter as to age and is on all of our trails. It is never easy to say goodbye.

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      WillStarr 6 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Sad news indeed. My condolences to the family.

      Another of our Hubbers just lost her son:

      http://hubpages.com/hub/Riding-the-Snow-Pony-A-Let...

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      Erica Sanchez 6 years ago from California

      I am sorry for your demise. My sympothy reaches out to you and the family. Droplets have now filled my eyes. This was very sad but very well written. B.