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Response to Alicia Carol (Reply #35)

Mon Dec 30, 2013, 02:41 PM

194. Welcome to DU, Alicia Carol!

So happy you're here! My deepest condolences to you and others in mourning here. We have a good friend who lost his son a week before Christmas. Just a few days ago. Can't get him out of my mind.

Seeing the posts here of people grieving reminds me of the night my mom died seven years ago. It still touches me so greatly to think back on that. It was late. Everybody else had gone to bed. I couldn't sleep. Posted a quick sentence or two, in my numbness. A mere few moments later there came a reply. Then another. Then several more. And soon there were dozens. By the time it tapered off there were a few hundred! It gave me such a sense of comfort and community. I realized I wasn't really alone. I can write about it and describe it and post about it now but I still can't fully or adequately express how much that meant to me, and how much it helped me to get through it. And I really didn't know and hadn't personally met any of the people who posted except for maybe two or three. But it was of such comfort. It's stayed with me ever since then. You do not mourn alone.

Same for you Mojorabbit and madfloridian, and everyone else here who is in mourning. DU is here for you, particularly at times like this, and it will buoy you up.

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