Caitlin Doherty
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About Me:
That's a good question. Who am I? It seems like life always gets in the way of who I want to be and who I am. I work in retail sales, although I aspire to be a novelist (fiction). Struggling and lost would be the best way to describe my current state. I am 25, engaged to a wonderful man, and hoping to heal some of my emotional wounds so as to open a new happy chapter in my life.
About my Loss:
I lost my mom on June 11, 2010. She was 62 years old. My mom was beloved by her patients and colleagues as a nurse practitioner in vascular radiology at Duke Medical Center. She was active in social ministry at the Chapel of the Cross, founded a ladies book group, and was a patron of the Nasher Museum of Art. She enjoyed gardening, walking, reading, cooking, painting, and entertaining friends. She was a loving mother to me and my older brother: sewing us Halloween costumes from scratch, coaxing us to study music, teaching us to bake, caring for our little cat, Mokie, and making us photo albums of special memories.
My mom was diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) in May 2008 and had a crainiotomy followed by radiation and chemotherapy. She bravely battled cancer for two years before treatments stopped working. She was cared for at home by my brother and I, with help from the local hospice and close family friends.

A SUMMER PASTIME

"On long summer days when I'm left all alone, I lie on the cool velvet grass; and watch the white clouds with their linings of gold go floating so peacefully past.

 

The clouds look like pillows delightfully soft, fluffed by the angels above; I watch the clouds dancing with sunbeams so bright, these white downy pillows I love.

 

I'll build a tall ladder and climb up to heaven and there on a cloud I will lie, and sleep there forever in a haven of peace, just me and the clouds and the sky."

 

-Written by Rachel Lynn Schuler's mom

 

I wanted to save this to read when I am feeling blue. It makes me think of my mom floating happily on a cloud watching down on me.

 

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Let me come in where you are weeping, friend,
And let me take your hand.
I, who have known a sorrow such as yours, can understand.
Let me come in--I would be very still beside you in your grief;
I would not bid you cease your weeping, friend,
Tears bring relief. Let me come in--and hold your hand,
For I have known a sorrow such as yours, And understand.

-Grace Noll Crowell

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At 5:18pm on June 16, 2011, chrissy m said…
thank you caitlin for adding me as a friend =)
 
 
 

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Linda Engberg commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Hi Joe, I understand what you mean.  There will never be anymore of what we did together, IT IS FINISHED."
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Joe Kelly commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Strike those vacations below, they'll never be another one.  Went on a memorial cruise with my daughter and family four months after she passed because she was so looking forward to it.  It hurt enough to know they'll be no more."
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Joe Kelly commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Yes Elynn, the loneliness.  That's painful.  They're not here and always was.  Our best friend, lover, and most precious thing we had.  We were lucky enough to spend the last 8 1/2 years together, joined at the…"
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Elynn m commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"I've had a rough few weeks.   August 31st would have been our 45th wedding anniversary.   September 27 was year 4 of my husband's passing.   It's pretty lonely around here.  Its difficult to talk…"
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Joe Kelly commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Every day for me is the same day she passed.  Not a joyful or even an ok moment.  I spend a little time with the children and grands and do my best to hide my emotions, but they all know how I am inside, even the youngest grand at age 4…"
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Linda Engberg commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"Morgan, I feel the same as you. My sweet dog Babie J is nearing the Rainbow Bridge. I wanted stay on this earth for her. Once she passes I will do nothing to save my own soul.  "
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Brett Bowman commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"Avi, I don't know if we can rethink our emotions that way. Our emotions are what they are, although reason can help us form our emotions and hopefully change them for the better. I don't know if my mom can hear me or not. I certainly…"
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Avi commented on Karen's group I miss my Mom!
"How are you all doing?  I had bad last 2 days. Felt lot of guilt and cried. There were some moments which made me remember my mother.  Also I hear comforting words by a lady that people who have gone from this world can still feel your…"
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morgan commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"I wonder how i am managing.  Not well and to be onest today I wanted to just set a date with death. I am approaching seven years of being without him and though I function towards the outside world better and my crying has lessened but at the…"
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"What a horrible price to pay for love. "
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