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Re: Shuttle OT

Very moving letter, heard it this morning. Yes, the families need to
work through this w/out spotlights. They remain in my prayers though...

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Melody" <mhobertm@excite.com>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Wed,  5 Feb 2003 00:51:28 -0500 (EST)

>In a letter that one of the Challenger's commander's daughter wrote to
>the kids of the Columbia crew, she made an excellent point: "The whole
>nation wanted to say goodbye to it's hero...I only wanted to say goodbye
>to my daddy." Hearing this, more than anything, has put this whole
>tragic episode into better perspective for me...yes, all 7 of these
>people were extraordinary in their own way as astronauts, but for many
>of them the most exceptional thing about them was that they were
>someone's mommy or daddy, and we as a nation need to honor their
>families needs for privacy and dignity.
>Melody, IA (Z 5/4)
>"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."    
>--Albert Einstein
> --- On Tue 02/04,  < Cersgarden@aol.com > wrote:
>From:  [mailto: Cersgarden@aol.com]
>To: gardenchat@hort.net
>Date: Tue, 4 Feb 2003 13:34:12 EST
>Subject: Re: [CHAT] Shuttle OT
>In a message dated 2/4/03 11:01:19 AM, Aplfgcnys@aol.com writes:
><<  I think we 
>grieve more for those of us who are left behind than for those who died. >>
>Auralie, I think you are so right.   I have lost a child which we all hear is 
>the most difficult loss.  When I hear of another child who has lost life, my 
>heart aches for the parents as I know what they are experiencing as I relive 
>my loss.  The childs age is not a factor.  Time (32 yrs for me) does not 
>reduce the hurt  but only provides  tolerance.  A devastating thought is the 
>child that suffers the loss of a parent.  I believe I heard there were a 
>total of 12 children left behind in the tragedy. 
>    Bereavement will be another tragic aspect.  Acceptance of death is the 
>first step of bereavement however there is no physical evidence with which to 
>reconcile with reality which forces alteration of the normal process.
>    Ceres 
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX/zone 8A


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