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In My Absence - Carrie Richards's Blog

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I have been a part of Poetry Soup since 2009, and have made wonderful friendships, and been inspired beyond what I had could have ever imagined .  As a novice poet when I first joined up, I have learned so much, thanks to all of you.  Thank you for the many gifts of poetry, challenges, and inspirations.  But especially for the friendship and encouragement offered here. Thank you all, very much !


In My Absence


Blog Posted:11/16/2012 8:20:00 PM
Dear Soup friends....       
In my absence, I've been wanting to let people know how much I appreciate those who haven't given up on me completely.  I have been such a poor supporter of my fellow poets, and their wonderful poems, these last months.   I am so grateful to still receive comments and kindness, in spite of my absence.
I have been at my daughter's side and have been helping with my young grandson since my son-in-law died recently...., it's been a heart-breaking time for our whole family ..but we are finding how amazingly wonderful people can be in the most difficult days.  The love we have received has been so overwhelming....there are so many good hearts in the world.

I will look forward to a time when I can return and am hoping to find time for writing poetry again sometime soon..  but I will check in as time allows, and enjoy reading yours, whenever I can. Thank you dear Soupers
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Date: 1/14/2013 5:04:00 PM
You are the angel for your family in a time of dire need..my best wishes are with you, your daughter, and the process of healing, Carrie. U are loved! gwendolen
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Date: 12/1/2012 8:10:00 PM
YOu take care of you Carrie..I bet you are trying to take care of everyone else. XXXOO
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Date: 11/23/2012 8:15:00 PM
Dear Carrie, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I was not aware of the situation and I regret not paying enough attention to the PS family. If you need to talk, I am a soupmail away. Take care Lee
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Date: 11/19/2012 7:22:00 PM
I thank you all, so very much, for your care and concern.
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Date: 11/19/2012 4:03:00 AM
Dear Carrie my prayers are with you and your family in these most needy moments..bug hugs
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Date: 11/18/2012 8:54:00 PM
Your loss and shock are two big and one can understand the waves of grief and emotions must be affecting you and daughter Carrie. In these difficult hours of grief, we all are with you my friend Carrie to give you strength and our support and love. I know you have the courage to face such a grief and God would give you strength for that to bear it boldly. Love and best wishes always...Ravindra
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Date: 11/17/2012 8:04:00 PM
So sorry for your loss Carrie. It must be a very very hard time for all of you. Will keep you in my prayers. Take care . love phyl
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Date: 11/17/2012 7:43:00 PM
:-( pd
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Date: 11/17/2012 1:02:00 PM
So sorry to read about your loss Carrie. My thoughts are with your family at this sad time. Many hugs from Bonnie Scotland to you all xx
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Date: 11/17/2012 10:36:00 AM
Oh my God Carrie...this is the first I've heard of this...of course my prayers are with you and your family, especially your dear daughter and grandson...stay strong my friend - Tim
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Date: 11/17/2012 7:26:00 AM
In your absence, you are still with us. Tthoughts go out to your family, may they find the strength to face each day as it comes.......Seren
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Date: 11/17/2012 7:27:00 AM
oops typo Thoughts*
Date: 11/16/2012 11:49:00 PM
Dear Carrie-- if I could, I would really be hugging you and your daughter and grandson SO tight right now, to let you know how deeply I feel for you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss... Thank you Frank, for letting me know...what you are going through hits so close to home...I send you love and prayers. Stay strong and know I am always here for you.
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Date: 11/16/2012 11:47:00 PM
So sorry for your family's loss Carrie. Your daughter is obviously taking great comfort from your help. Stay strong xx
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Date: 11/16/2012 11:14:00 PM
Carrie, I am sorry to hear of this tragedy in your lives. I've noticed your absence, Carrie. For me you are a star! Keep shining on, and God bless your family.
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Date: 11/16/2012 10:57:00 PM
Carrie, I fumble around when it comes to condolences. I am very sorry to find out about your family's loss. Blessings towards your family's ongoing process of recovery.
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Date: 11/16/2012 10:42:00 PM
I'm so sorry to hear of your family's loss Carrie, such a devastating thing
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Date: 11/16/2012 8:28:00 PM
Thank you, Carrie-Dear. You are such a sweetheart and we know that life has a way of making its demands. I am so sorry for your family's loss and I know if I were in your position I'd be there day and night for my daughter, for as long as I could. I hope someone is also there by YOUR side. Thinking of you. Thank you for leaving this blog at a time when time is so short... hugs, Cyndi
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In My Absence
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