10.31.2012

DAD

OLSENS ANONYMOUS BLOG DAD Multiple Myeloma Cancer Stem Cell Transplant Donor

Last night, my father passed away after battling cancer for almost four years.
He's had three close calls, but this time it happened + I am heartbroken.

I am going to be taking a short break from blogging to be with my family. I mentioned to someone earlier that blogging has always served as a great distraction, so I will definitely be back at it soon.

In honor of my dad, I urge you to take a moment to consider donating your stem-cells to help cure or even just help prolong the lives of others suffering from cancer + other diseases. While my father's stem cell transplant from a donor did not cure his cancer, it gave him another precious year to be with us + we couldn't be more thankful.

Find out more about donating here.



I miss you dad. I'll love you forever. You will always be our Jamdula bonehead.

213 comments:

  1. I am so terribly sorry to hear about your loss. Cancer is awful. I've suffered through it, and so many of my family suffered through it as well...

    Will be sending good vibes and prayers you and your family's way...

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  2. So so sorry to hear of your loss. Thoughts and prayers with you.

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  3. I am so sorry for your loss. Take time to be with the ones you love and who love your father. xo

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  4. My.thoughts and prayers are with you and your family...stay close and hold on

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  5. I'm very sorry to hear about your dad. Take care!

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  6. I am so sorry to hear about your loss, my condolences to you and our family.

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  7. I read your blog everyday and I really love your post. I am so sorry for your loss. Take care!

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  8. condolences to you and family dear.

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  9. Ugh, I am so sorry to hear that. My condolences to you and your family.

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  10. You have my deepest condolences, take as much time as you need. My mom passed away from cancer many years ago and I still miss her dearly. Sending my thoughts your way.
    xo

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  11. I am so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Hang tough.

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  12. My heart broke when I read todays post :( You and your family are in my thoughts- I am so sorry for your loss! xoxo

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  13. Sending many hugs and prayers your way. I'm so sad to hear of your dad's passing. Please take care.
    XOXO

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  14. I never knew you but I'm sorry to hear this... all the best... hugs. xo

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  15. Im so sad for you. Wishing you love in this tough time xx

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  16. I am so sorry. Wishing you strength and courage during this difficult time. Dads are extremely special people in our lives. Sending you prayers and positive thoughts. Take care. xoxo

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  17. i'll light a candle for your dad and your family, big hug! donating is def something to consider. xoxo

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  18. I'm so sorry for you loss!!! :((

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  19. Very sorry for your loss. Enjoy the much needed family time.

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  20. Hi love,

    I'm following your blog for a while now, but never commented until now. I so very sorry you have to miss your father already. I lost my mom to cancer a year ago so I know what you're going through. I wish you all the love in the world and hope you'll be with your family and are able to look after your mom. Just be together, cherish the beautiful moments, hold on to each other and remember your father as the amazing man he was and still is in your heart. I promise you'll be better, but for now... just hold on to each other and I wish you all the best.

    Love, Sari

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  21. My Dad had also cancer. I am so sorry for you and your familiy. Stay strong!!!

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  22. So sorry for your loss.

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  23. I'm sorry to hear this, my deepest sympathy.

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  24. i'm so sorry for your loss... hang in there love. we'll wait patiently for your return to this blog, but meantime please take this period to recuperate and spend it with loved ones. take care. xoxo.

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  25. I'm sorry about your loss. Time heals and memories comfort. Sending so much love your way. We, your followers will be here waiting for you mo matter how long! xxx

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  26. it's beautifull... :)

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  27. sory sweetie....i bet he will be watching you up in heaven.
    R.I.P daddy

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  28. my deepest condolences. May he rest in peace.

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  29. I am very sorry to hear that! my thought are with you and your family! xxx from Switzerland

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  30. So sad too read this. Many warm thougths to you!!!

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  31. I am so sorry for your loss :'(! my deepest condolences.

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  32. My condolences dear.

    xx The Provoker

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  33. I can't imagine how sad you must be feeling..deepest condolences and hope all of your family stay strong.

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  34. I'm sorry for your loss. Take care of yourself. May you face this difficult time with heart and bravery, Love x

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  35. My condolences to you and your family
    Patricia

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  36. My thoughts are with you... x

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  37. Be strong, my thoughts are with you and your family. xx

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  38. Sorry for your lose. May you remember him forever.

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  39. I'm so very sorry to hear about your dad. You'll be in my prayers tonight. My condolences.
    Constantina

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  40. I'm sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family. Take some time off - we'll be waiting!

    Nora
    NoraFinds

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  41. So very sorry to read about the passing of your father.
    I read your blog nearly every day but never comment; but how could I not today?
    Big cyber-hugs from the UK.
    Z xx

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  42. My condolences to you and your family....
    Big hugs from Norway!!
    Love you blog!!

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  43. I remember that feeling too well. I am soooo sorry. Be kind to yourself. Spending time with family and friends is the best medicine! Xoxo, Belen from Ventura, CA

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  44. i'm so sorry to hear about your father. I know those words seem so empty but my thoughts are really with you.xx

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  45. My condolences to you and your family. Take all the time you need, we'll be here when you get back.

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  46. i'm so sorry to hear your loss. my thoughts are with you and your family!! take your time! xxx

    www.violetfleur.com

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  47. I am so sorry for your loss. Your friends in the blog world are here for you and we will patiently await your return. As well, thank you for bringing my attention to stem cell research. My condolences to you and your family.

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  48. i lost my dad to cancer about 2 years ago. unfortunately, we are a strong + tight crew. please know that you are not alone.

    i am so very sorry for your loss.

    ~p

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  49. Big hug for your loss. May your memories bring you comfort and peace. You Dad lives forever in your heart.

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  50. So so so sorry for your loss and I pray for comfort for you and your family!

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  51. I'm so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.
    May you feel happiness and comfort soon.

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  52. Hi sweetie,

    I am so sorry for your loss. Sending you and your family lots of love. Deepest condolences.

    xoxo

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  53. I am so sorry to read today's post. Take the time you need to be with your family and friends. Hugs.

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  54. It's terrible to hear that!! i'll be praying for you and your family!! I send you all my love from Spain.

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  55. I am extremely sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family. I don't even know you, but I feel like I do because I follow your blog closely.
    I hope you have a great support system!
    BIG HUGS

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  56. I am so so so sorry!!, my prayers goes to you and your family.

    Kisses
    <3 Val

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  57. I am so sorry for your loss. Take all the time you need as I know this is a difficult time for you and your family.

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  58. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. So very sorry for your loss.

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  59. May he rest in peace, my prayers are with you and your family. I'm ver sorry for yot loss.

    Xoxo

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  60. I'm so sorry about your loss...

    <3<3<3

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  61. I send you lots of courage and love

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  62. So sorry for you loss, my condolences..

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  63. My condolences for your loss & wishing courage & strength for your fam through this rough time. I know it is difficult :(

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  64. i will be praying for u and your family :) God bess.

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  65. im so sorry to hear about your dad, i wish you courage and strength for the future and i know its hard to see now but time heals the pain a little...xxx

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  66. sorry about your lost, god bless you be back soon

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  67. All love, light, and hope to you and your family. *hugs*

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  68. My condolences to you and your family.

    I lost my father to cancer too, four years ago and it still hurts. :(

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  69. I'm really sorry for your loss. :( My condolences to you and your family.
    Hugs from Switzerland

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  70. i'm so sorry. love and light to you and your family.

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  71. i'm so sorry to hear about your loss. you were very lucky to have each other as it's obvious how much love there is in your family. my condolences.

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  72. My deepest sympathies. Love from Holland.

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  73. Lovely photo of you and your dad<3 My prayers go out to you and your family. Take care.

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  74. I am so sorry for you, I couldn't imagine this happening to myself and I wish you all the best to hopefully someday overcome this huge personal loss!:) take care!
    xx Kate

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  75. I'm so sorry for your loss. Life is so short and precious.

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  76. My condolences to you and your family

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  77. I'm so sorry. Just know that you have more friends than you will ever know through this blog, and when you are ready to return we will welcome you with open arms.
    X

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  78. So sorry for your loss, condolences to your family, your photo with your dad so cute.

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  79. I am truly so sorry for your loss, I lost my father to cancer when I was 14. Its the hardest thing I have ever been through. My condolences go out to you and your family. I always enjoy looking at your blog. Im sure I speak for all when I say we will be waiting for your return, take your time. Take care and be strong!

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  80. I am so sorry to here about your dad. I'll keep you in my prayers and hope that happier times are ahead of you. xx

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  81. I am really sorry. I hope you will be okay.

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  82. I'm sorry for your loss. God bless you and your family.

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  83. I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your loved ones. xo

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  84. Sorry for your lost! Take care!

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  85. Sorry to hear about your loss. God bless you and your family. I pray that you may have peace throughout this time. :)

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  86. Prayers to you. Dads are especially precious to daughters. Xoxo

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  87. you are adorable and courageous. im so sorry for your loss.

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  88. love and prayers to you and your family -- keep looking up <3

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  89. My condolences to you and your family. I'm so sorry for your loss. Father/daughter relationships are the most special. Will keep you in my prayers.

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  90. I'm very sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you and your family.

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  91. Condolences to you and your family:( I lost my dad to cancer as well.

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  92. I'm so sorry for your loss, please keep your head up. Tragic things happen to people who are strong enough to overcome them. So many of us love your blogs and what you share, you have much support <33

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  93. i'm so, so sorry. i hope that you know how loved and supported you are by so many people who have never even met you. many thoughts and prayers are taking place for you and your family right now.

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  94. sorry to hear about that. take care and enjoy your family

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  95. Big hug from Spain,condolences.

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  96. Sending lots of love and strength your way! xxx

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  97. so sorry to hear that 'n take care!

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  98. i am sorry for you and your family. take care of you, be strong. love from Paris

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  99. I never know what to say when this happens to somebody! I am so sorry for you and i don't know how you feel because i did not lose my parents! November is MoVemeber month! it is huge in Belgium... we have to fight together. Be strong... http://be.movember.com/en/?home

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  100. I'am so so sorry to learn that... I'am reading your blog since a lot of years, its always a great moment to see pictures of olsen twins. I have never wrote comments because my english is so so bad but I want to tell you that your readers are with you in this terrible moment...
    Courage! Charlotte.

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  101. hooray for the very nbc heroic queens shut down to counterweight against the loss of one with many lives lost in the sandy.

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  102. your father will always be in your heart, so no matter what happens he will never leave you. lots of love from France

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  103. I went through the same with both my mother and father...the feeling is not only sad but also weird...Take your time...and think positive. BTW, love your blog. http://overthinkingblog.com/

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  104. So sorry to hear that. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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  105. I'm sorry to hear about your dad, I will keep you in prayers. XOXO

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  106. Sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your loved ones.

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  107. I'm so sorry for your loss honey. take as much time as you need, but come back soon because we love your blog :)

    sending some love your way,
    annamaria

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  108. He is resting comfortably, knowing that you are honoring (God, through) him with every breath!

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  109. I m so sorry.Be strong.KISS FROM FRANCE

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  110. I'm sorry for your loss! May the best come to you and your family from now on <3

    Xoxo

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  111. First of all- I am so sorry for your loss. My dad is also battling cancer and you don't know how much your words have just touched me. I hope you find comfort in knowing that your strength also gives strength to others. Thank you for also posting about becoming a donor- it's such a worthy cause.

    Lots of love during this difficult time and again- thank you.

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  112. I am so sorry to hear this. My dad also passed away from cancer only a few years ago and I know how hard it is.
    Be strong!

    xxx

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  113. Your dad is flying with the angels. We'll miss you and look forward to your return when the time is right.

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  114. You and your family are in my prayers. xoxo

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  115. my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. I am so sorry!!!
    xoxo

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  116. God bless you & your family

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  117. So sorry for your loss! Your post definitely made me tear up. My mom also had cancer and is now a survivor of almost 3 years. My heart weighs heavy for you. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

    Xo Lacy Rose

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  118. We are so sorry to hear about your Dad. Sending you and your family lots of love and our condolences during this really tough time. We love ya! and are thinking of you big time!
    Big hugs and kisses,
    Cailli and Sam

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  119. Praying for you & your family right now. My heart goes out to you.

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  120. I´m so sorry, take care of eachother!

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  121. My thoughts are with you, take care x

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  122. God bless you and you family.

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  123. I'm so sorry to hear about this. God bless you and your family and stay strong :(

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  124. I'm so deeply sorry for your father. My heart goes out to you and your family. Stay strong and god bless.

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  125. My deepest condolences. I know how hard it is to lose a parent after a long battle with Cancer. My prayers are with you and your family.

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  126. Im so sorry and sad for you! Stya strong hun, and take your time! xx

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  127. I am deeply sorry for your loss. I am not happy to say I understand the pain of loosing a father, for I lost mine a month ago. I also started a blog to distract me, but it doesn't. It will get harder as the days go by so it is important to stay close to those who shared in the memories of your father. At times I question it but it is good to find peace of mind in knowing they are no longer suffering and their souls are at rest. You must stay strong because I know he would not like to see you in pain. He will give you strength and will always be with you. Though! you are human so cry in commemoration of the memories you enjoyed together. Peace and my heart goes out to you.

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  128. i am so sorry for your loss. deepest condolences to you and your family.

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  129. my deepest condolences for your loss, you and your family are in my thoughts. take all the time you need.

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  130. My father had cancer too, he won, but today, 10 years later, he's exhausted after doing almost nothing. He's a great man.

    I'm so sorry for your loss. Deepest condolences to you and your family. Take your time. <3

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  131. I am so sorry for your loss my dear. I don't know you but your blogs - Olsens Anonymous as well as Le Love and the now shut down Le Smoking have brought me great joy and inspiration. Thank you for that. May he rest in peace.

    My condolences to you and your family.

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  133. I am so sorry for your loss. I'm 16 and I lost my mother last year to brain cancer last year, it was the most difficult period of my life, but I am now a stronger person. Please take your time to be with your family. There is no pressure to blog anytime soon. My deepest condolences go to you and your family. We are all here for you. Stay strong,

    Love Gemma xxx

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  134. I am so sorry to hear about your Dad's passing. Please remember that you deserve time to yourself and family right now--your blog and followers will always be here and come back when the time is right for you.

    Many hugs to you and your family,
    Lauren Dimesky

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  135. I am so sorry for your loss..
    Xoxo

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  136. I am so sorry for you ... I hope you are strong enough to get through this sad time... I wish you and your family all the best! xoxo

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  137. I am so, so sorry for your loss. I will be thinking about you and I think all of us readers can agree that you should take all the time you need...we'll still be here waiting for you when you're ready to come back. : )

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  138. Please know that you're in the thoughts of many. As much as I've come to depend on my Olsen fix from you, we're here for you too. It's difficult. Don't hesitate to reach out to your readers. xx

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  139. I have been a lurker of your blog for the longest time. I had to comment to say I am sorry for your loss and I wish you the best in getting through this hard time. All the best to you and your family xxx

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  140. I send my deepest and sincerest condolences =( I wish you and your family a strong heart and great love to overcome this difficult time. - a long time follower.

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  141. sorry for your loss.

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  142. so sorry for your loss! Your readers are thinking about you!

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  143. sorry for your loss. Love to your whole family

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  144. Sorry fo your loss....take care!!!!!!!

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  145. I'm so sorry. This is one of my favourite blogs. I'll be waiting for your return.
    Xoxo, María.

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  146. So sorry for your loss.

    Sending my love and prayers to you. Stay strong.

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  147. This is the first time I've ever commented on your blog, and was so hurt and taken aback after reading this post that I couldn't help but take a moment to express:

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

    It sounds and looks as if he was a loving and joyful man and that he has raised a wonderful a daughter. Continue to be incredible and to make him proud.

    Looking forward to more of your amazing blog when you're ready,
    J

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  148. may he rest in peace and so sorry for your loss. im totally checking up donating stem-cells here in sweden!

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  149. i am so sorry for your loss. thank you for brining us a little slice of joy everyday... enjoy your family these days... we will all be waiting to see you come back strong. sending lots of love and positive thoughts.

    xo

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  150. condolences to you and your family. Thank for bringing us your wonderful blogs!

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  151. I am SO sorry for your loss. I've been reading your blog (or viewing) for YEARS now. I hope your family gets through OK and I hope your Dad is at peace now.

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  152. I am a huge fan of your blog and have been a follower for years. I'm really sorry to hear about the passing of your father. I lost my dad to lung cancer in 2000, and it was (and still is) a VERY hard thing to deal with. However, it brought me so much closer to my mom and sister, and has helped me become a stronger person, and this will make you a stronger person as well. Just know that he's looking down on you <3 Condolences to you and your family. We are all thinking of you <3

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  153. Positive energy your way. So sorry for your loss <3

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  154. I'm sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for you and your loved ones. Xoxo

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  155. Sorry for your loss. Be strong honey!!

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  156. I've loved your blog for years but was moved to finally comment today.

    It sounds like your dad was so lucky to have had a wonderful family during his life, and you were lucky to have such a wonderful dad. I'm so sorry to hear of your loss, and I hope you and your family are doing ok.

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  157. Keep your daddy in your heart... he will never leave you alone.
    Lots of love

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  158. Your dad is probably very proud of you and always keep him in your heart! <3

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  159. I'm very sorry to hear about your loss. I don't know what I would do if I ever lost my dad.. My condolences to you and your family.

    I've been following your amazing blog for a really long time now, and I too, have only finally commented today. Sending you lots of love.. Stay strong! xoxoxo

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  160. our prayers our with you <3 thank you for all you do and continue to do. keep the blogging up. it is definitely therapeutic more some. your dad will always be proud of you. never forget that. very sorry about your loss...I am a registered tissue and organ donor in NYS. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family at this time.

    ALexandra Dietz
    Rochester, NY

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  161. I'm so sorry for your loss. thank you for sharing the stem cell information. take care. A

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  162. So very sorry for your loss. May you be wrapped up in love and warmth during this difficult time. Peace and lots of love.

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  163. omg this is really sad. I feel so sorry for you babe. Take care. And a break is a good thing yes. Love you <3.

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  164. deep condolences to you and yours during this difficult time. I am so sorry for your loss but hope you find comfort in knowing your father is free from suffering. he will always be with you, just in another way. <3

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  165. I am so very, very sorry for your loss. I lost a loved one very suddenly to cancer and some time after happened upon your blog. I visited every day for a very long time as part of my routine of viewing my favorite blogs. When I became very busy, I would hold off to have several posts to go through as a welcome distraction and alleviation of daily stresses, just like what the act of blogging does for you. So thank YOU. Thank you for that gift. Every little bit that helped to get through the day was a gift. I may be a stranger to you, but I am thinking of you, of your father, and want better days to come to you. And they will. You are not alone.

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  166. My deep condolences, X

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  167. I'm so sorry.
    It will get better, someday...
    and when that day come, celebrate his life, and yours.

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  168. condolences to you and your family. stay strong.

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  169. I'm so sorry for your loss. Spend the most you can with your family and loved ones, when you're around them you will feel better. I know what it feels when losing a loved one.

    Don't worry about us (the readers). Take all the time you need.

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  170. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.. I couldn't agree more about donating stem cells.. So important just like donating organs and blood.. We have the ability to help others... why not... Xx Just know you have a huge family here to support you.

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  171. I'm so sorry for your loss, my thoughts are with you and your family.
    Thank you for your blog and we'll all look forward to your return. Take good care of yourself. xxx

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  172. Isaiah 25:8 "He will actually swallow up death forever,+ and the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will certainly wipe the tears from all faces. And the reproach of his people he will take away from all the earth,for Jehovah himself has spoken [it]."

    Revelation 21:4 "4 And he will wipe out every tear+ from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”

    This is a promise. In the future, on the earth you will see your father again.

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  173. Sending you all of my love. x

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  174. My heart goes out to you an your family. We all love your blog and look forward to your return when you feel the time is right. xoxo

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  175. My prayers go out to you and your family. So sorry for your loss. Lots of love. xoxoxo

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  176. I feel terribly sorry for you. Just can't imagine how much such a loss hurts. I wish you a lot of strength in this hard time. lots of love! x

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  177. My condolences. Sending you all of my love..
    From,
    CAli

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