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Setting Her Free
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Here is a shot of a few moments before setting mom free into the ocean. It was so surreal... But she always wanted us to send out a bunch of balloons for her, so here they are mom!! We each let one go in her honor! With all our love and memories of this sweetest soul, mom is now a part of our beautiful ocean. ♥

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::0930_23
07/20/10 12:42 AM GMT
Balloons are a nice touch Marcie. They did that at my wife's mothers funeral this year. It was touching.

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Cameras are like people--sometimes they lose focus.
.Joanie
07/20/10 12:45 AM GMT
Such a great idea your mom had! I'll have to remember to tell my kids that...lol...A wonderful thing to do Marcie. I still think of her every day and pray as well. She's smiling sweetie!
Joanie
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::Jimbobedsel
07/20/10 12:50 AM GMT
What a great thing to do for your Mom, and the picture is very nice, too. I will always miss her.
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::tigger3
07/20/10 12:51 AM GMT
This is such a great send off for a wonderful lady. I have made my request to my family on what I want done when that time comes. Thank you for sharing this moment with us.
♫ :)sandi♪ =^..^=

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Nature in all her glory is my uplift on life and so is my love of photography. sandi ♪ ♫
::jswgpb
07/20/10 1:02 AM GMT
Lion bows his head to pray......she is smiling for all the world to see now Marcie. We will see her in the sunsets over the ocean if we look close...........always there. :)
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Always remember - Follow the Yellow Brick Road, it will lead you to OZ and the Emerald City. A very nice place to live. Trust me on this one, I live there. The Lion **** MY CAEDES GALLERY****Another Site I'm AT - MY DA HOME PAGE
.Jhihmoac
07/20/10 1:10 AM GMT
Wonderful post...Marcie...Your mom will always be remembered...
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Logun7
07/20/10 2:43 AM GMT
Thanks for sharing with us Marcie. I still think of Miss V daily. I miss her.
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every day is a gift......that's why it's called the present!!
.HylianPrincess1985
07/20/10 3:18 AM GMT
A beautiful post.
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.mesmerized
07/20/10 4:03 AM GMT
What a unique and wonderful send off...very touching too...thank you for allowing us to be a part of this.
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In memory of VERENA.
::busybottle
07/20/10 5:25 AM GMT
Marcie
The ocean looks endless and the balloons put that into prospective quite well.I cant think of a better place for her to rest!
Paul
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"Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way when you criticize them, you are a mile away from them and you have their shoes."
.sahadk
07/20/10 11:42 AM GMT
Great post!nice job Marcie.
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::Genver
07/20/10 12:41 AM GMT
Very lovely photo,it is very cute with the balloons,your mother will be missed.
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::Roseman_Stan
07/20/10 1:28 PM GMT
Such a wonderful thing to do. Goddbye Lady V. Until we meet again....... God bless you all Marcie...

Stan
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.elektronist
07/20/10 3:45 PM GMT
Thank you for sharing this photo with us Marcie.

Tanju
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::luckyshot
07/20/10 7:00 PM GMT
Marcie - A beautiful way to bid farewell to your mom's physical being as her spirit will live on in you, your family and the many others whose lives were bettered for knowing her. Blessings to you and your family. Thad
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If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn't need to lug around a camera. ~Lewis Hine
.SedaJe
07/20/10 7:25 PM GMT
A perfect goodbye!
You all are in our thoughts. :)
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::biffobear
07/20/10 8:23 PM GMT
More than that Marcie..She's part of us all..R.
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“Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.”
.amishy
07/21/10 2:38 AM GMT
Beautiful with a free feeling. Faved. This is a wonderful capture of such a special moment~thank you all for sharing this capture. I for one am honored. Ami
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Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night. Edgar Allan Poe (1809 - 1849), "Eleonora"
GalenaRayven
07/21/10 3:45 PM GMT
I'm so glad that Allison (Verena's granddaughter) remembered that special talk she had with Grammy, when mom told her she wanted balloons let go at her "Celebration of Life". They sure were beautiful that evening. Only Mom....:)
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.icedancer
07/21/10 7:11 PM GMT
Oh my goodness, Marcie this brings tears to my eyes. What a wonderful farewell you all did for her loving memory. She would love all those beautiful colourful balloons. Thanks for sharing this touching moment.
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::Flmngseabass
07/22/10 2:26 AM GMT
What a beautiful and sweet memorial to your mom Marcie!! What a pleasure and an honor to have known her and to have spoken with her on several occasions. I will never forget her!! God bless you all for being strong. With affection, Bruce Bowen
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::LakeMichiganSunset
07/23/10 1:16 AM GMT
Very nice idea. Thanks for sharing. Fran
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.ovar2008
08/02/10 10:33 PM GMT
Wonderful my friend.
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