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Blog entry by aussiedave posted 06-30-2014 01:12 PM 3185 reads 0 times favorited 78 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi Buddies and fellow LJ’s. I am sorry I have not been around these past few weeks but things have been pretty hard to handle. Then on Saturday 28th June life really kicked me in the gut when my amazing loving wife Kelley passed away in the ICU of the Hospital. I cant even face the workshop knowing my Kelley will not be on the other side of the wall doing her pottery while I am making sawdust. I am so very lost with out her, 18 years younger than me she was far far to young to leave us, it should have been me. At this stage not even sure that I will go back in there I guess only time will tell. Thank you all guys and gals for all the great projects, help and kind comments on my few projects. LJ’s is an amazing community of awesome woodworkers. I am not saying goodbye I just don’t know what the future will be for me as I am just in total disbelief of her passing away so suddenly. Life really sucks.


-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#1 posted 06-30-2014 01:30 PM

So sorry for your loss Dave.

-- Sam Hamory - The project is never finished until its "Finished"!

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#2 posted 06-30-2014 01:30 PM

My God Dave, my heart goes out to you. I’m so sorry for your loss. What are the words to say? Only that i hope you find the strength and have the faith to get through this most difficult of times and eventually find healing. Know that you have the concern and caring of others in your corner. God bless.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#3 posted 06-30-2014 01:33 PM

Very very sorry to hear the bad news Dave. I can’t imagine what it would be without my wife around. Prayers for you and the family. Do whatever you have to do. Life does suck at times and only time brings it back together. Take care my friend.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#4 posted 06-30-2014 01:39 PM

David, I am so sorry to hear this. Having lost a son I can empathize with your feelings. I can’t say anything to make it better for you but wanted you to know that you are in all of our thoughts and prayers. You will never “get over” the loss but time will make it easier to bear.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#5 posted 06-30-2014 01:40 PM

I’m very sorry for your loss, take care of yourself.

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#6 posted 06-30-2014 02:03 PM

I really know how you feel. My wife passed on June 15th. She lost her second battle with cancer. We were together for 30 years and I also feel lost.

-- "Courage is being scared to death -- but saddling up anyway."

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#7 posted 06-30-2014 02:23 PM

I’m very sorry, Dave.

-- I came - I sawed - I over-built

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#8 posted 06-30-2014 02:27 PM

My thoughts and prayers are with you and I hope you will overcome this but it will take time .

Take care my friend and stay positive .


-- Kiefer

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#9 posted 06-30-2014 02:28 PM

Dave; we are all so very sorry to hear of your loss.

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#10 posted 06-30-2014 02:36 PM

I am so very sorry for your loss David, and my Most Sincere Wish is for You to find Peace.
Be Well, Take Care, and take the days one at a time my Friend…

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#11 posted 06-30-2014 02:39 PM

I’m sorry for your loss. Best wishes.

-- I still love you baby, but I sure don't want you back... Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown

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#12 posted 06-30-2014 02:41 PM

Sorry to hear about your loss. I can only imagine your grief. Hopefully you have close friends and relatives near by you can talk to. Take care and God bless.

-- Julian

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#13 posted 06-30-2014 02:52 PM

Sorry to hear of your loss and adding my condolences, Dave. I hope you get healing graces.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#14 posted 06-30-2014 03:03 PM

Dave, I am so sorry for your loss. I can’t imagine the hole it must leave in you to lose you wife like that.
I have lost 2 good friends inside of a week and now a friend’s wife. You have my deepest sympathy, Dave.

Trust in God to give you comfort. You will never understand the why of it.

Sincerely, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#15 posted 06-30-2014 03:15 PM

Dave, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your wife. There are no good answers to the reasons why. I just pray that, in time, you will heal enough to continue on. Just know that the LJ community will always be here to support you.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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