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Re: Smackdaddy needs your thoughts/prayers

Smack,
I am sure you find comfort in knowing the kids are ok. Life is tough and not fair, but that is the life. The only thing we can do is move forward, we have no other choice. When I heard somthing had happened, I thought of your kids. It is good they are safe. I cry for the loss of your wife. I have two kids of my own, and the loss of them would be devistating. Take care of yourself, and your kids. Let us know what we can do.
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All - I'm overwhelmed with your support and kindness - but I'm not at all surprised. It's just how sailors are (with an adventurous edge thrown in). That's why I've always wanted to be one.

I can't type very well. And I'm a complete mess right now - so I can't post (or answer the kind messages). I just wanted to say thank you to you all. You don't know how much it means to know so many sailors care.

We'll make it through. God bless.
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Re: Smackdaddy needs your thoughts/prayers

God bless and take care of those boys. They need you more than ever.

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Re: Smackdaddy needs your thoughts/prayers

This literally brought tears to my eyes. My heart goes out to you. I am so sorry for your loss.
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All - I'm overwhelmed with your support and kindness - but I'm not at all surprised. It's just how sailors are (with an adventurous edge thrown in). That's why I've always wanted to be one.

I can't type very well. And I'm a complete mess right now - so I can't post (or answer the kind messages). I just wanted to say thank you to you all. You don't know how much it means to know so many sailors care.

We'll make it through. God bless.
Steve,

You just work on mending the rift in your soul and taking care of those boys. Please know that we are all rooting for you and that we are all here whenever you need us.

Until then find peace and heal as best you can,
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God bless you Smack, my heartfelt thoughts are with you and your family.
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Re: Smackdaddy needs your thoughts/prayers

Smackdaddy:

I join the multitude of voices offering prayers and support to you.

You have given so much helpful advise to others, here is some advise which will be helpful to you if you take heed:

Accept help which is offered to you. More than that SPEAK UP and tell us anything and everything we might do to lighten your load. It is hard, very hard, for over achieving Class A types such as yourself to accept help, especially if you are a tall, self sufficient, proud Texan, but this is a time when you must share the burden. If you cannot humble yourself to accept help for you, accept it for the boys. Now and for months to come.

Remember that you are now the entire world for the boys. They need you. Unless you take care of yourself, you will be unable to care for them. So ask friends to care for the boys for a while, while you go off and do things for yourself. Please.

Please schedule some rigorous physical activity for yourself on a regular basis. Maybe the boys also. You will need the release that strenuous activity brings.

And now a practical offer. There may come a time when a change of scenery would be welcome. We live just west of San Antonio. We have empty bedrooms for you and the boys. It is said "there is nothing so good for the inside of a man as the outside of a horse". We've got some horses which need their noses rubbed. And a couple of good sized dogs which need a couple of faces to wash.
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Our thoughts and prayers are with you Smack.
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Smackdaddy needs your thoughts/prayers

Smack, your generosity, especially in response to other's loss, has confirmed for me that I was a part of the right community. We're all here for you and your family, too. Peace.
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Re: Smackdaddy needs your thoughts/prayers

The whole time I've been reading this post a small voice in my head had been hoping the whole thing had been overblown, after all different people have different ideas of tragedy.....but no, it could not be worse....I'm so very sorry for your loss Smack...so very sorry!
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