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Dec 19, 2022Liked by Valorie Castellanos Clark

Valorie, I'm so sorry to read this. My condolences, and do take care.

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Thank you Annette, I appreciate this so much.

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Dec 19, 2022Liked by Valorie Castellanos Clark

My sincerest condolences, Valorie. Losing a parent is one of the most harrowing and painful experiences to process... and during the holidays, no less. Please, take all the time you need to mourn. Sending good thoughts your way.

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Thank you Jay, I really appreciate that. This has made the holidays feel so strange.

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Dec 20, 2022Liked by Valorie Castellanos Clark

I’m sorry to hear your sad news, Valorie. Losing a parent is so very hard. Sending you lots and lots of best wishes xx

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Thank you Victoria. It is a strange and specific type of pain.

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It really is. Nothing can prepare you. I hope you are surrounded by lots of love and support ♥️

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Dec 19, 2022Liked by Valorie Castellanos Clark

Oh hell. I'm so sorry to hear, Valorie.

I hope the last thing on your mind is all of us readers, because we're here to give you all the time you need - and then maybe insist you take a little bit more.

All our thoughts.

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Thank you Mike. I am fortunate to have so many people encouraging me to just rest and recover.

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Dec 20, 2022Liked by Valorie Castellanos Clark

My deepest condolences.

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Thank you.

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Dec 20, 2022Liked by Valorie Castellanos Clark

Sending sa hug your way❤️ I hope you’re able to celebrate your dad with those you love most

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Dec 22, 2022·edited Dec 22, 2022Author

Thank you Katie! We had a lovely Celebration of Life for him yesterday. It was really special.

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Dec 20, 2022Liked by Valorie Castellanos Clark

I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your father.

And my sympathies are with you.

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Thank you Olga, I really appreciate that.

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Dec 19, 2022Liked by Valorie Castellanos Clark

I’m so sorry for your loss, Valorie. Sending good thoughts your way.

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Thank you Michael, I appreciate it so much.

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Dec 19, 2022Liked by Valorie Castellanos Clark

My deepest condolences ...

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Thank you Stephan.

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Dec 19, 2022Liked by Valorie Castellanos Clark

Take care. Wishing you strength and lots of love from (and for) the ones you care about. In our family kind of the same thing happened to my Mom in August/September. I don't presume to know how you feel, I only know grief is hard. Take yor time.

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Grief is so hard. I'm sorry you lost your mom recently. I hope you find some peace this holiday season.

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Dec 19, 2022Liked by Valorie Castellanos Clark

Deepest sympathies. You are wise to give yourself time to grieve. And thanks for the reminder to hug and cherish those we love. May I add to the list: Never go to bed angry. Always let friends and family know that you love them. Tell them often.

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Thank you Jayne, I really appreciate it. I have been trying to tell people I love them more lately.

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Dec 19, 2022Liked by Valorie Castellanos Clark

🙏🙏🙏😢😢😢

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❤️‍🩹❤️‍🩹

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My first Christmas 🎄 without my Dad 1993. Sorry to hear about your loss Valorie. I extend here my condolences to you and your loved ones. Do rest well and sit with your grief (love that has nowhere to go), but it does. It can live in your heart forever.

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