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    Jeanette! You sweet, sweet lady. I'm so glad you felt like you are finally in a place where you could share what you have been going through. Sweetie, you know we are Always here for you. Through thick and thin, the journey goes on.
    I so wish that Princess could have been there with you to give you physical comfort, but I am sure that she was watching out for you.

    This year you have something special to celebrate during the holidays, survival. That is pretty powerful magic by itself.

    We have missed you and hopefully you will come back and let us know how you are as we are worry wart aunts you know.

    Big hugs and a Happy Birthday for the lovely Princess. Always cherished, never forgotten.

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    Sharlene and the late great diva - Molly muffin (always missed and never forgotten)

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    Kathy, I too think Buddy's avatar is just adorable! His personality just shines through. Such a sweet baby. I know that no christmas holidays will Ever be the same as it was when he was with you.

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    Sharlene and the late great diva - Molly muffin (always missed and never forgotten)

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    Thank you ladies. Buddy was such a go with the flow kind of dude. He let me do whatever I wanted and was a great sport about it. Rosie on the other hand, is a not in this lifetime kind of gal. She's more likely to tell me to wear it first, then she'll think about, if it doesn't look too stupid. Lol She isn't going to do anything just to make me happy. The girl has standards.
    Kathy and Angel Buddy. The mightiest of all lizard hunters!

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    Omigosh, my dear Jeanette!!! I can't tell you how it warms my heart to see you here. And double, tripley so after hearing what this past year has held for you. I don't know if you know this, but our Janis ("Altira") has walked a similar path with breast cancer during this year. So truly, you are sister survivors and as Kathy says, holiday magic.

    Of course we will join you in wishing sweet Princess a Happy Birthday. Our special girls, both of you.

    I do understand why you have been away, but I am ever so grateful that you've returned to us. Nobody gives tight hugs quite like you do, Jeanette. Nobody!!! I've been missing them and feel such warmth and joy this evening upon your return to us.

    With much love, always!
    Marianne

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    Dear Jeanette,
    You are the bravest person I have ever had the pleasure to meet and even though I have shared this journey with you I have sometimes wondered how on earth you have found the strength to get through each day, I'm sure you have wondered the same thing! You are an inspiration to your family and friends and everyone is so thankful that you have been so strong this past year and are coming out on the other side of it the same cheerful, loving and giving Jeanette we all know and love. I wish Princess could have been with you through your journey but I know she will have been looking down on you and willing you to get better. She will always be with you.
    Happy 12th Birthday for Friday Princess and keep watching over your Mom. 🐶💝💐
    Love always, Linda 👸x

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    Thank you for this thread. I am sorry I did not see it last year.

    Jeanette, peace to you. I know/have known much too many who have had to walk your road. My own Mom died from cancer the day she turned 64. I am so sorry for what you have had to bear. I know how that made it extra hard that Princess was not with you.

    I am remembering Peaches and Palmer. In my 30's, we lost all four of our parents, at separate times, and we lost Peaches. Palmer was just 3 years ago. It's incredible how the waves of sorrow can surprise me still. We let them into the deepest parts of our hearts and their absence is difficult to bear.

    I wish all a very happy Thanksgiving. I'll be around, if you need a hug.

    -Susan
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    Awww, Linda and Susan, it's so good to have you join us, too!

    And Jeanette, you were the last person on my mind last night and the first one I'm thinking about this morning. I'm starting up the coffee and can't help but think about those holiday Folger's coffee commercials here in the U.S. -- where it's Christmas morning and a special loved one has come from a distance and slipped in the house and put on the coffee and everybody wakes up to the thrill of reunion. Well, that's how I feel about seeing you pop up here!

    It feels like a holiday morning!!! Hey, Everybody, wake up 'cause Jeanette's home!!!

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    Jeanette! So glad you finally feel strong and free enough to share with your whole family here! WOOHOO! You're BAAACK!
    "May you know that absence is full of tender presence and that nothing is ever lost or forgotten." John O'Donahue, "Eternal Echoes"

    Death is not a changing of worlds as most imagine, as much as the walls of this world infinitely expanding.

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    Dearest Sweet Jeanette-

    I have thought and worried about you often, so when I saw your post here, my heart skipped a beat.

    You are here, you are alive, and as Marianne send, you came home for the holidays and oh, dear Jeanette, thank you so much for the tight hugs that only you can give.

    Your courage is an inspiration to us all.
    love,
    addy, zoe and koko


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    About a week after I was diagnosed with breast cancer I dashed to Cindys side for comfort and support. Then this girl called Arelis ( pronounced a-rel-is was writing me about breast cancer. I had no idea who she was. I did not even read her emails. Then Cindy said... You really should read arelis's emails. Well I complained I don't even know who she is! Cindy wrote back - yes you do... Arelis is Jeanette! OMG! Of coarse I know Jeanette! After that the two of us have spent hours cying on each other's shoulder and compairing notes . I cant tell you how thrilled I am she finally told you!
    Sorry Arelis I guess now they know you name now too. (Sheepish smile).
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