10.31.2012

DAD

LE FASHION BLOG DAD Multiple Myeloma Stem Cell Transplant

Last night, my father passed away after battling cancer for almost four years.
He's had three close calls, but this time it happened + I am heartbroken.

With the exception of a post I had already prepared for tomorrow, I am going to be taking a short break from blogging to be with my family. I mentioned to someone earlier that blogging has always served as a great distraction, so I will definitely be back at it soon.

In honor of my dad, I urge you to take a moment to consider donating your stem-cells to help cure or even just help prolong the lives of others suffering from cancer + other diseases. While my father's stem cell transplant from a donor did not cure his cancer, it gave him another precious year to be with us + we couldn't be more thankful.

Find out more about donating here.



I miss you dad. I'll love you forever. You will always be our Jamdula bonehead.

130 comments:

  1. I am so sorry for your loss. Fuck cancer and it taking the things we love from us. Stay strong!

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  2. My heart goes out to you and your family.

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  3. I am so terribly sorry :( my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family - I hope that he is in a better place now not having to deal with all the upheavals that comes with cancer.

    http://currentlylovingblog.blogspot.com/

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  4. I am so sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing this with us. I've been in your position and the only thing true to say is that time does heal the pain. Take care of yourself and your family.

    xx
    LRB

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  5. sweetie i'm really astonished to read this, wanna you to feel me close to you in this particular moment of your life. feel free to ask me anything for what i'll be able to do for you. a big big hug to you hoping it could be of any little relief to your sorrow! and of course to your blessed dad, may He rest in peace!
    btw i already am a donor of medulla stem-cells as my twin bro has dead for a leukaemia when we were only babies.

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    1. this is for you sweetheart.
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P457OwwZnQU
      it's just a sweet song i know, but it's just to let you know i'm thinking to you and praying for him all time!

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  7. I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. My heart goes out to you and I hope that you can find some solace with your family. I can't even imagine how hard this loss is. I wish you and your family the best

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  8. I am so sorry for your loss. I will be thinking of you and your family. Thanks for sharing..your post has reminded me how precious life really is...you've definitely reminded me to take time and remind my dad how appreciated he really is. I don't know where I'd be without my father...

    Take care,
    Megan

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  9. You are such an amazing person and I am so sorry for your loss. I am thinking of you and your family. Sending you love and please take time for yourself. XO

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  10. Even though I know no amount of sorry's can heal your pain, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my heart and my prayers.

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  11. First, your style is impeccable. Second, my heart goes out to you. Please take care, you're great. You really are.

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  12. I'm an avid reader of your site, but never a commenter until now. Sending you and your family lots of love and light at this very trying time.

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  13. sorry for your loss, he's in a better place where is no longer suffering. stay strong! i will miss your post but definitely take your time :)

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  14. I'am so sorry to hear about your loss. He will be in my prayed.

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  15. i'm so sorry for your loss. God be with you and you family.

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  16. I am so, so sorry

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  17. I am so sorry for your loss. I remember a picture you posted of your dad on Instagram some time ago. You are brave for being so open about something so hard to cope with. I admire you not just for your good eye, taste and aesthetic, but also for your honesty and humbleness.

    I hope you can find strength with your family and in time.

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  18. My heart goes out to you and your family. Stay strong <3

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  19. I'm so sorry for your loss.
    I know you are a srong person who will get trough this in a good way. Just take every little time you need with your family now.

    Love

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  20. My condolences for this loss. I pray that you and your family will be able to recover from this incident.

    Hugs,

    Gozika

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  21. I'm so sorry for your loss.
    In deepest sympathy from Japan.

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  22. I am so so sorry for your loss. None of us could ever understand what you must be going through, but know that he is in a better place. Cancer is a terrible thing, and my condolences go out to you and your family. xx

    Kate {Modette}
    http://modetteblog.com

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  23. I feel you. My father just passed away four monthes ago. it doesnt get easier... you just have to get busy and distract yourself and try to accept it. may his soul rest in peace xx

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  24. Really sorry for your loss! Must be really terrible and I know it as there's been cancer in my family too, luckily cured though but on the other hand you never know and I fear every now and then that it may end up just like with your dad...

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  25. I lost my father to cancer too, almost 10 years ago but from time to time it still hurts as if it were only just yesterday. Take this time to be with your family and mourn as you need to, distract yourself as you need to, or just do nothing as you need to. It will get easier, though slowly and almost imperceptibly. We're all thinking about you and will be here when you want some distraction.

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  26. I am very sorry to hear that! My thoughts are with you and your family! xxx from Switzerland

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  27. So sorry for your loss... May he rest in peace.

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  28. i am so sorry for your loss, and wish you lots of strength. xxx

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  29. Sorry for your loss. I understand the depth of your loss. May you be spared future sorrows.
    I hope people heed your beautiful suggestion and at the very least support stem cell research.
    My thoughts are with you.

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  30. Thoughts are with you and your family at this horribly hard time. I lost my Mum 12 years ago now to cancer and it only seems like yesterday.

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  31. Dear Jen, I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts go out to you and your family. Take care of yourself and each other in this time. Yara

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  32. Sorry for your loss.


    www.1beautybox.blogspot.com

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  33. <3 So sorry for your loss <3

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  34. So sorry to hear, Jenn. From the looks of the photo I imagine you have many precious memories of your dad that you'll always carry with you. Much love to you and your family.
    -Ashley xo

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  35. I've been reading your blog for a lot of years now, and this is the first time I felt the need to comment on something. The death of a loved person show just how short life is and that you shouldn't take anything for granted. I feel terribly sorry for your loss and I hope that you will feel a little bit better soon. Stay strong.

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  36. oh no. Give yourself and your family lots of hugs and condolences from us. <3

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  37. I'm so sorry about your loss and belive me when I say that Iknow what you have been, are now being and what you'll being through..my father died three years and 4 months ago.
    Wish all the strength in all that "new life" without him...
    Big hug
    xxx

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  38. I am so sorry for you loss
    I have been reading your blogs for years now, and somehow i kind of feel close to you since we have so many mutual interests. I am sure dozens of other people feel the same way as me , so you should know that all over the world people are thinking about you <3

    Love for you and your family

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  39. My condolences to you and your family xx

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  40. Stay strong!!! Im so sorry for you

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  41. I have never commented before, but I look at your blogs for inspiration daily. I've read them since high school and now I'm in college.

    I wish you courage during this tough time. Sending love your way!

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  42. Jen- I am terribly sorry to hear about your father's passing. I hope that you and your family find solace in your time together and your memories of your father.

    And I hope you'll be back soon, because your blog is a bright spot in my days.

    xo,
    Ali

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  43. Thank you so much for sharing this part of your life. I look at your blog everyday and while you don't share much of your personal life, I still feel like you know a little piece of all the people's blogs you look at. It's so wonderful that you have friends and family and a big readership community behind you. I am truly sorry for your loss. Wishing you and your family lots of love and strength.

    Lauren

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  44. I am so extremely sorry for your loss and my heart goes out to you and your family. Kisses from Holland

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  45. So sorry for your loss, cherish his memory and spirit.

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  46. So sorry! I've lost a family member and I know how heartbreaking it is-- it takes a long time to start feeling less broken. Love from your readers!

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  47. I'm really sorry for your loss. I know how it feels to lose a family member, someone we love so much, so I can imagine how you're feeling at this moment. There's a pray I heard when I lost people I love. It's in portuguese, but I'll try to translate it for you. It may not be a lot, but in the end it makes we see the other side of death, besides the sadness. Maybe you don't believe we can go to a better place after death, but at least now your father finally had rest from this terrible disease.
    "Death is nothing. I just went through the other side of the Way. I'm me and you're you. What I used to be for you, I'll always be. Give me the name you always gave, talk to me as you always did. You're still living in the creatures world, and I'm living in the creator world. Don't use a solemn or sad tone, keep laughing at the things we used to laugh together. Pray, smile, think of me. Pray for me. Keep saying my name as you always did, with no kind of emphasis. With no shadows or sadness. Life means what it always did, the line wasn't cut. Why should I be out of your mind, now that I'm just out from your sight? I'm not far, I'm just on the other side of the Way. You, that are still there, move on, keep living, pretty and beautiful as it always did"

    Be strong dear.

    xx

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  48. So sorry to hear about your loss. Fathers are a special gift to us all. Keeping you in my prayers.

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  49. So sorry to hear about your dad. Thank you for making a statement about stem cell donation. I pray that you and your family will find peace and love with each other.

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  50. So very sorry for your lost. My heart goes out to you and your family at this difficult time. Sending prayers and love your way.

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  51. So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers and positive thoughts your way-

    The Soos Is Loose

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  52. hi, my father died 17 years ago now , he had cancer too. I am really sorry for you and your family.

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  53. I'm so sorry hon :( My condolences to you and your family! xoxo

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  54. I'm so, so sorry jen. i will be thinking of you and sending you and your family good thoughts and prayers.

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  55. I am so sorry to hear that! Best wishes to you as you go forward.

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  56. I am so sorry for the loss of your father. I hope you and your family get through this tough time by thinking of all the memories you shared together.

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  57. I am very sorry and saddened by the news of your fathers passing. My love and prayers for you and your family at this horrible time. Stay strong.

    Take care,

    Daniella x

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  58. I am so sorry for you loss. You and your family will be in my prayers.

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  59. A very painful loss. I send my condolences to you and your family. Stay well.

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  60. Sorry to read about your loss. I send my condolences to you & your family.

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  61. i am so sorry to hear about this jen! my condolences to you and your family, stay strong xx

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  62. Mes plus sincères condoléances.

    Evelyne
    xo

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  63. I'm so sorry for your loss, stay strong ;-(

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  64. God Bless you, your father and your family. May beautiful memories comfort you.

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  65. I am so sorry for your loss, I enjoy your blog very much and I hope that you get through this terrible time...

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  66. I am so sorry for the loss of your father.
    Thank you for being brave e ough to share it with us.
    That is a super photo...

    Best blessings,
    Ari

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  67. As someone who is a huge fan and never comments I just wanted to relay my condolences. I'm incredibly sorry for your loss. You're blog(s) is always a bright spot in my day and this post just broke my heart. Sending My thoughts and prayers your way.

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  68. Thinking of you and your family. You will be in my prayers. xo

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  69. I can understand what you lost. So sorry for it

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  70. I am really sorry for your loss... be strong and spend time time with your family... really sad to hear that:(

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  71. omg!i am so sorry,i am sure ur dad is very happy were ever he is and wld always be with you everyday. my dad also has canser so i understand when you say " struggling for 4 years".

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  72. I'm really sorry for your dad. Be strong Jenn. i'm sure you already are, since you've been it for all these past years.
    xx
    Giorgia Tordini

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  73. I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. Take all the time you need. xx

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  74. I'm so so sorry. My dad died unexpectedly 3 years ago, and my heart just breaks all over again for other people who find themselves in the same position. I know just how hard these days will be for you and your family. Giving my thoughts to you, and although you obviously don't know me from Larry, if you ever need to vent, or just have someone to tell all about your dad, please get in touch. I know that it can be very hard to find time for your own grief amongst that of all those around you. Take care
    xxx

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  75. so sorry for your loss. :( wishing you strenght and patience during this hard time. I'm sure he's in a better place right now.

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  76. Mucho animo desde España.

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  77. Im so so sorry for your loss. You have a community here thinking of you and sending positive energy your way. I hope it brings even the slightest bit of light to you and your family.

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  78. Very sorry to hear this i lost my dearest dad 16 years ago the pain off loss is so hard
    It still hurts now but you kind of adjust to it but believe me he will always watch over yor
    And be near you are in my thoughts and my prayers.

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  79. so sorry to hear that. stay strong

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  80. so sorry to hear that. stay strong

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  81. My condolences. Take your time to go through grief.
    A loyal follower from Greece

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  82. Sorry for the loss.. condolence to you and your family!!

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  83. Oh, I'm sorry for your lost. I lost my father last year, and today it's All saints day and they are going to say the names in the church of them who have died since last All saints day. So it's a sad day and now that i read this about your father I started to cry. It has soon been a year since my father died, it has been a hard year, but I promise you - you will feel better. Even if it doesn't feels like that right now. <3

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  84. all my condolences for you loss. stay strong.

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  85. Realy sorry for your loss,
    Toutes mes condoléances

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  86. I´m so sorry,

    Take care.

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  87. So sorry for your loss. i lost my uncle last april to cancer, he was only 40. cancer is a terrible disease maybe the most terrible because of what people have to go through to try and stop it. you can get through this!

    nataliya

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  88. Extremely sorry for your loss! Wishing you a peace of mind and a soft heart during this difficult time! #muchlove

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  89. I am so sorry for your loss. My mom has been battling cancer for 2 years now. I can't imagine how hard it must be for your family. Thank you for being brave enough to share this and you and your family ill be in my prayers. Keep on and be strong!

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  90. Truly sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you and your family

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  91. ohmygoodness Jenn. I am so so sorry for your loss. I remember when you first posted about your father's diagnosis. You're in my thoughts. My deepest condolences.

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  92. So sorry for your loss. Sending you and your family lots of love, hugs, and kisses.

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  94. Jenn, I am so, so, so sorry to hear you lost your dad. I hope you're doing as okay as possible and please let me know if there anything I can ever do. I am back in New York later this week and if you need a distraction or an enormous hug, please just call me.

    Thinking of you and your family.... Love xx

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  95. mes condoléances. at every age it is hard to loss a parent. take good care of yourself

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  96. i'm so sorry to hear of your loss, thinking and praying for you and your family.

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  97. Just want to tell you that my heart is with you, I know what it is to loose your father...

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  98. So sorry to hear about your father, I had the same experience with my own father. Although you know it's inevitable, but when the time comes, it's hard and heartbreaking to see how he closes his eyes. I wish you all the best!

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  99. Oh, I'm so very sorry for your loss. Be kind to yourself, take as long as you need, and we'll all be here when you get back.

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  100. Meus sinceros sentimentos. E que Deus esteja do lado dele e do lado de sua família! Bjs

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  101. Oh, Jenn, I am so very very sorry about your loss. You are in my thoughts.

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  102. Jen,
    Hope you feel better soon, I'm so sorry for your loss. It must have been a tough battle for all those years. You and your father will be in my thoughts. All my love.

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  104. This post made me cry. I am so sorry.
    Sol

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  105. I'm so sorry for your loss :( may his soul rest in peace.
    Stay strong xx

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  106. so sorry about your loss :( god bless!

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  107. I am so sorry

    I will be waiting for you

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  108. I'm so sorry to hear this. May he rest in peace.

    Warm Wishes
    -Chanel

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  109. I'm so sorry.
    My dad also died 4 years ago and I know how you feel...
    All the best for you and your family.
    Maria.

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  110. My condolences for your loss. Remember he will always be with you!

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  111. I am so sorry to hear about your loss... My heart goes out to you and your family... I went through the same when lost my mom so can resemble your pain... Stay strong... xxx

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  112. I am so sorry to hear about your father. Time will heal, and he will always live in your heart. My condolences. Your memories will keep him alive forever, love is the only feeling that surpasses death.

    xoxo
    Melissa

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  113. really sorry for your loss Jenn. Wish you and your family well x

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  114. I checked out the link...thanks for all you do with your blogging. Your dad obviously did a great job raising you and I wish your family all the best right now! xoxo

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  115. I'm so sorry for your loss, I will pray for you!

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  116. Even I love my dad. sorry for what happened

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  117. I´m so so sorry for your loss. Broke my heart to read this. Sending u my best wishes.
    H.

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