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Update:  My FIL passed away today.  While we thought we might have 2 weeks to a month, he died a week and a day after entering hospice.  While we are notifying everyone, doing paper work, and planning a funeral, my MIL is not doing well and we aren't sure how much time she has.  Tomorrow, despite our grief, the focus will need to shift 100% to her.  Please continue to pray for us...

 

In a span of 3 weeks, both of my in-laws (both 94), started declining very rapidly.  We entered them in home hospice yesterday.  We are so sad.

They met in 1st grade, they've been married over 75 almost 73 years, and their birthdays are 1 day apart.  I guess they are going to leave this earth close together too.

Please pray that they are comfortable and peaceful.  Please pray for my DH and his siblings.  DH has been carrying a lot of the load in caregiving and as POA and is just exhausted and in shock.

Please pray for me to provide the support I need for all of them.

TIA

ETA:  See correction above.  

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I am so sorry! Praying for them, for peace, and for your family. What a blessing that they can be together at this time...even as it hurts to know they have so little time left. 

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16 hours ago, prairiewindmomma said:

Hugs. My grandparents went into hospice together and died just a few weeks apart. It was a blessing to each of them to know that they wouldn't be apart long, but it was so hard on their kids.

Thank you!  Yes, it will be hard to lose both so close together 😪!

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I'm sorry and will pray.  Having it happen rapidly at a very old age and both at the same time is at least a silver lining...  As difficult as it is.  I know that at any age, it still feels so sad and shocking.

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55 minutes ago, Spryte said:

Thinking of you today, and your sweet ILs.  They have such a beautiful story.  
 

Hoping today is peaceful.

🥰  Thanks, my friend!!! 

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I am sorry about your inlaws. Losing people at any age is not easy.

There is something so beautiful about your inlaws story. To love someone and live with them through the ups and downs of life for so long is so beautiful and amazing. 

Prayers for peace and comfort for all, for the amazing couple who are leaving this earth and the family they leave behind.

Thank you for sharing about them.

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Many prayers for your IL's, DH, and you.

I know my SIL, after doing the bulk of caring for my MIL, had a hard time with feeling relief right after MIL passing.  She felt like she shouldn't feel that way.  I and DH really tried to make sure we loved on her and let her know that all her feelings were valid.  She was carrying a large burden physically, mentally, and emotionally in caring for MIL through her illness and hospice care plus then being the executor of MIL's estate.  It was that first big holiday that hit her hard and the real grieving started for her.  We made sure to be with her even though it isn't a holiday we normally spend with extended family.

When it comes to grieving and coming to peace with losing loved ones, there are no "shoulds" when it comes to one's emotions.

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