We were so blessed this weekend....

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  1. mommy2mrb

    mommy2mrb Mama to a Princess - But I'm A Scrap Princess!

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    Megan and I went to Lake Tahoe were we met up with the wife Lorie of one of the men Jim was travelling with to Haiti, David who also died. She brought along her DS, DDIL, DD, 7 grandkids and her daddy John!

    Meeting John for the first time was our blessing....John was one of the few survivors from the Hotel Montana, he escape the first night. I have talked to John a few times over the last 8 months but to finally meet, hug and talk to him in person ment the world.
    He is such a sweet and loving man and Megan took to Papa John immediately, every time we came near each other we hugged, touch our faces or held hands. John gave us such important info when Jim was first missing and also told me that when he escaped the building in the middle of the night it was so peaceful and quiet.
    Sharing the weekend with this family on the 8th month anniversary of the earthquake an emotional time, we are so grateful to have them be part of our family as we are bounded together forever and know that Jim and David were smiling down on us.

    I just wanted to share this with my disfamily here too, thank you for your support and I'm happy to be back here with my dis peeps! :hug:

    Lisa :flower3:
     
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  3. TinkerBean

    TinkerBean Earning My Ears and Losing My Mind<br><font color=

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    Thank you for sharing this with us Lisa:hug:. Sounds like it was good to finally be able to meet them...

    Rhonda
     
  4. tinkryansmom

    tinkryansmom You are one lucky bug!

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    :hug:Lisa I am glad your trip to Tahoe went well. Such a special bond you share with this family.
     
  5. LindaBabe

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    You all were indeed blessed. I'm glad you were able to make the trip.
     
  6. rlovew

    rlovew Moderator Moderator

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    I'm so ghlad that you had a good trip and were able to share with others who can truly understand how you are feeling.

    Rebecca
     
  7. BernardandMissBianca

    BernardandMissBianca <font color=red>I just love a dancing banana!<br>< Moderator

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    Glad you have a good time Lisa.
    It's strange how bonds are made even in the worst of circumstances. DH is forever bonded with the 2 guys he drove back from PA with on 9/11. They don't work together anymore, haven't since 2002 but on 9/11 we still email or call, just to check in.

    Webmaster Kathy's mother was also in Haiti during the earthquake, you should touch base with her too if you want.
     
  8. morgansmom2000

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    I'm glad to hear you had a great trip. :hug:
     
  9. mommy2mrb

    mommy2mrb Mama to a Princess - But I'm A Scrap Princess!

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    Thank you Buffy, I was wondering if anyone else on DIS had been affected also. I will contact her.

    We were living in Flemington NJ during 9/11 and was impacted too, we didn't lose anyone we knew though.
     
  10. Lisa

    Lisa <font color=royalblue>OMG, I think I am going to p

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    What a comforting weekend for all of you. I am glad it gave you comfort. :hug:
     
  11. WebmasterKathy

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    Buffy, thank you for pointing Lisa to me!!! Lisa, I just dumped a whole lot thoughts into your PM box. Started talking and just couldn't stop.

    I am so very, very sorry to hear about Jim.

    Here's a clip of my mom two days after the earthquake, as she's being put on a plane to escape back to the US:

    Nancy at the airport in Haiti

    I still cry when I watch this, even 8 months later.

    Lisa, read my rambling PMs about those days. I'd like to hear your story, too. And I know mom would love to talk with you. Talking has been so good for healing.

    :hug:
     
  12. party of 3

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    Oh Lisa sounds like you had a nice meet up. I'm happy you had a good time.
    :hug:
     
  13. lovingthemouse

    lovingthemouse magic is in the heart of the beholder...

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    Lisa- sometimes in the worst situations, we have encounters which strengthen our lives and make wonderful memories. Your dh's memory came to life again in the words of someone who shared some special moments with him too.
    Ironically, I am teaching this yr with a gentleman whom I never knew taught with my dh - he had some wonderful memories to share with me.
    I believe it leaves us feeling so wonderful knowing that they did impact so many others.
     
  14. BernardandMissBianca

    BernardandMissBianca <font color=red>I just love a dancing banana!<br>< Moderator

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    You're welcome Kathy. I wasn't sure if I should mention it because after hearing about your mom I wasn't sure if any of you would want to relive that. But I had a feeling Lisa could use some support from others who had been through the same thing.
    I've seen the clips of your mom, and I still cry. She is a brave woman!
     
  15. mommy2mrb

    mommy2mrb Mama to a Princess - But I'm A Scrap Princess!

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    It really does help us, so many people shared stories of Jim at his memorials, some of which I didn't know.

    I do find comfort in talking to others who were there, it fills in so many holes of what actually went on.

    Thank you everyone for your continued support, I love my DIS family!

    Kathy I'm off to read your posts...I would love to share our story with you and talk with your mom. Will be in contact soon!
     
  16. WebmasterKathy

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    You're a sweet soul, Buffy.

    Talking about it has been a real help in processing it. There was an overwhelming helplessness, it was far away and there was nothing we could do but wait. I only had to wait a couple of (excruciatingly long) days to know that Mom was alive and we'd be able to get her home. Lisa's limbo was far longer , and ultimately left her with lots of unanswered questions.

    Talking is good. :) It's the unknown that's the hardest to deal with.

    Lisa, let me know when you're ready and I'll have mom call you.
     
  17. mommy2mrb

    mommy2mrb Mama to a Princess - But I'm A Scrap Princess!

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    if I miss her call I will get back to her as I'm in and out a bunch this week with a couple of appts and meeting Megan's principal and counselor to discuss Jim with them. looking forward to hearing from her!
    (BTW I'm in WA State so I think we are 2 hours behind you)
     
  18. StitchIsOurHero

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    Lisa, that sounds like it was, like you said, such a blessing!! Thank you for sharing that story with us!! Hugs to you and Megan!! :hug:
     
  19. AlexWyattMommy

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    :hug: Thank you for sharing your story with us.
     
  20. New England Eeyore

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    What a wonderful opportunity to be able to meet up! I have chills from hearing both Lisa's and Kathy's mom stories.
     

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