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Old 02-28-2013, 11:59 AM   #1
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Need a mental break right now

I don't post too often but always enjoy reading the Dis Boards. Today, I feel like I really need the little bit of escapism that comes from all things Disney.

My Dad died last night and I've spent the morning trying to arrange everything. I am physically and mentally exhausted but can't sleep. I pick up a book and can't concentrate. However, when I came to the boards, I realized that reading the different threads is helping me escape for a bit.

So thank you everyone, even though you don't know me, you've helped me cope today.

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Old 02-28-2013, 12:02 PM   #2
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I am *so sorry* to hear about your loss! Please do take care of yourself during this trying time! A mental health break can be a really good thing, and you're right, the DISBoards can be a great place for that.

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Old 02-28-2013, 12:13 PM   #3
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Susan, I am so sorry to hear about your father. I will keep you all in my prayers. Please try to take comfort in your memories. We are all here for you.
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Old 02-28-2013, 12:27 PM   #4
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These boards have been a source of comfort for many, including myself. sending you as much comforting thoughts and feelings as possible. You and your family are in our thoughts.

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Old 02-28-2013, 12:30 PM   #5
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Sending a big your way. Its certainly a difficult time. We're glad that you can find some diversion here in the DIS. The next few days will be the hardest, but we are all here for you.
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Old 02-28-2013, 12:31 PM   #6
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I'm so sorry for your loss, Susan.

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Old 02-28-2013, 12:32 PM   #7
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So sorry to read this, and sorry for your loss. I, too, like to read the DIS as an escape sometimes, and hope this brings at least some comfort to you.
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Old 02-28-2013, 12:51 PM   #8
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You are in our thoughts and prayers.

I think the chaos that comes after the loss of a family member is a bit therapeutic.

It keeps our minds and bodies busy and allows us to let the loss be just a tiny bit less overwhelming.

Please know that we are here and always ready to offer our best wishes and prayers.
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Old 02-28-2013, 01:00 PM   #9
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I am sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers for you and your family.

If you need to vent or just talk, we are here for you.
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Old 02-28-2013, 05:04 PM   #10
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I am very sorry to hear of your loss and having lost both my parents I know exactly what you are currently going through.

Everyone has their own way of dealing with the horrible grief of losing a loved one, particularly a parent . . . I took the bereavement one day at a time to reduce the enormity of the loss . . . but you will find your own personal process that will help you deal with a very difficult time.

My condolences to you and your family members.
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Old 02-28-2013, 05:52 PM   #11
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You have my sympathy, too. It is no fun to be on the front row of a funeral. I hope you find peace soon.
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Old 02-28-2013, 06:13 PM   #12
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I am so sorry for your loss.
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Old 02-28-2013, 06:24 PM   #13
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I am so sorry for your loss. Our family had only been on one vacation the entire time that I was growing up...You guessed it, Disney World. I take my kids every year and let the memories flood over me. I totally understand and want you to know that you are not alone.

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Old 02-28-2013, 06:29 PM   #14
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Oh Susan I am so very sorry.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
We are all here for you.
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Old 02-28-2013, 06:32 PM   #15
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I'm very sorry.
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