When your life changes.

Discussion in 'Sickness and Distress' started by Classical, May 31, 2016.

  1. Classical

    Classical Premium Member

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    I have not participated in the discussions for a while. I have enjoyed being a part of things here as I progress on my masonic journey of discovery. But my life has taken an unexpected turn. In April, my wife started feeling very sick. Within the week they saw signs of liver failure. It was cancer. By May 1st, she was gone. She was 43 years old and we have two children.

    So here I am, getting ready to be raised a Master Mason next week and my wife is gone. My family is doing okay and we are surrounded by many loving, courageous people. But, in a moment, it can all change. Those whom you love can be taken away, that in which you placed your trust can leave you. I am learning this hard lesson each day.

    Why post this here? Well, many of you are acquainted with loss and you have become my conversation partners over these last six months. Also, I have found the lessons of the first two degrees vital to my survival through this horror. Many a night was spent reciting the lectures as I faced helplessness and despair.

    My brothers in the lodge told me I could wait for the MM degree, but I responded that I needed this now more than ever. So, I'll go to my raising with a heart of grief and yet filled with peace. After all, what is Freemasonry, if it not a series of inner journeys that link us with brothers past and future in our consolation of a heavenly home?

    Anyway, thanks for reading and for the conversations. I look forward to our continuing work together.
     
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  2. rpbrown

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    My sympathies and prayers to you and your family. It is hard too lose someone close and at that early of an age as well. Take comfort in the fact that she will not have to suffer or endure the treatments as the after effects are almost as bad as the cancer.
    Look forward to your degree and the journey's that will follow. Lean on your Brothers for support, take care of your family and in time, all will be better.
     
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  4. Derek Harvey

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    You have my prayers brother. Always here for you.
     
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  5. dlacaille

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    That is such heart breaking news. I'm so very sorry Brother.


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  6. Bloke

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    Ah shit Classical, that is terrible and I'll say a prayer for both of you and for your children.

    My deepest sympathies, is there anything we can do for you ?
     
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  7. Brother JC

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    My condolences. I hope the Craft can be a balm to your pain, and family and friends a constant comfort.
     
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  8. Warrior1256

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    Please accept my heart felt condolences. I am very sorry for your loss Brother. Prayers will most certainly go out for you and your family.
     
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  10. Ethan W

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  11. Classical

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    Thanks so much my brothers. I have a new post up.
     
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  12. Bloke

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    I'm still thinking of you and your family Brother.
     
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  13. Classical

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    Very much appreciated. One day at a time is all we can do.
     
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  14. Warrior1256

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    This is very true. Will continue to keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.
     

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