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    [Just a hello !]

    Author: maura mendoza (---.proxy.aol.com)

    Date: 12-04-02 06:20

    Greetings Everyone,

    I wanted to take a few moments to check in , I havent been online as fanaticaly as I had been. I am feeling my grief lighten some. Thanksgiving was not the same with out Travis at the table, but I made the best of it and whipped up an awesome meal ! I think the anticipation of the holiday was far worse than the aucutual day. I finished all my x-mas shopping already to avoid the holiday spirit carried by so many. Today I put the fresh cut tree up that has been sitting on my deck ! We are decorating the tree tonight in blue lights adorned in all angels to honnor Travis. I am trying to have a facade of xmas spirit for my two son's, they will have a Great Christmas this year , I spent far more than usual, but rationalized that they have had an extremely rough 3 months with out there brother .

    My youngest son Conaln ( 5 ) will turn 6 the day after christams, and is realy hyped , I feed of his energy ! Conaln has come a long was in the past 3 week's, no major raging outbursts, I think we have found a calm ! Michael is doing well also, he dreams of travis all the time ! Just wanted to give you all an update as I have recieved some emails asking how we are all doing ! Thnak you all for your love and concern.

    God Bless you all and your's ! Maura


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    Author: Sharon (---.ph.ph.cox.net)

    Date: 12-04-02 07:24

    Hi Maura,

    We have missed hearing from you on the board. I am happy to see you are moving forward. It's never easy, and the emotions can creap up on you and your boys at anytime throughout the holidays. Just let the emotions flow when they need to, because we can't heal them if we don't feel them. It will take time and each holiday, anniversary, moment can be different and sometimes difficult. The emotions that each of you share will need special nurturing to heal the pain and loss of your precious son.

    Travis is still watching over his loving family and saving a place for him and honoring his short life is okay and healthy. You will always be his mother and your love for each other never stops.

    Please know that you have my utmost sympathy and admiration for your strength and willingness to share your journey with each of us and with me. If there is anything I can do or if you just need a sympathetic ear, please call.

    God's Blessings to you and to Travis!

    Love and Peace,

    Sharon Bates



    [Re: Just a hello !]

    Author: Amy (---.proxy.aol.com)

    Date: 12-04-02 11:44


    I was thinking about you a lot over Thanksgiving. I knew it would be difficult for your family. Like you I found the anticipation worse then the actual day. It wasn't nearly as hard as I thought it would be without my mom. I think that was because I was expecting it to be unbarable. I'm so happy that your grief is lightened a bit. I'm sure that you have good days and bad days. Hopfully, the good days will soon out number the bad days.

    Best Wishes,

    NOTE: This is a post from the previous forum message board.