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Leslee

I went to the visitation today, what a lovely tribute to Leslee, there were hundreds of people came through in the 4 hours, walls of flowers, a table full of pictures of her life and  2 videos , with music  again about my lovely daughter.  I knew she was well liked, even loved, but I was astounded at the flow of people, relatives from all over and Canada, staff she worked with, the consumers  { adults with disabilities}. one man with Down Syndrome that really was one of Leslee's favorites, said, "they already made a movie with her",  there were wheel chairs and walkers, blind people, group homes people,  I saw tears, hugs, kisses, laughter, I heard sad stories about missing her, and heard stories about how much she meant to them.  One remark I heard was , "she leaves a space, that no one else can fill." The facility whare Leslee worked, is collecting money to make a memorial garden  with the flag stone terrace and walks, each stome will be dedicated by a family that she touched.  A fire pit and a picnic table are in the plans.  They want it to be a lovely place with Roses of all colors.  I copied out the posts from all of you, and put that on the table, with an explaination  of where it came from,  I heard many say, isn't it nice that women can support each other like this.  I was afraid to go today, but what I left with, was a great feeling of love.  The funeral is tomorrow, another challenge, but I feel like i have lots of support now.  Marty
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Marty!  What a wonderful tribute to Les.  A difficult day, I'm sure.  Tomorrow will be equally difficult.  Let those around you hold you up.

Love
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Marty,
  I am gald that you were able to come away from Leslee's visitation with such a feeling of love.  It is apparent that Leslee was loved by many.  I will be praying for God's strength to be with you tomorrow.  We are here for you when you need us.  We love you Marty!!  Kasie
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272338 tn?1252280404
Marty,
  Though we only knew LesLee through you, we do know how she was so loved by so many. After all, you are her mother! It is wonderful that so many care so much that they want to make such a beautiful tribute to her.
  Though we could not be there foryou in person, I am sure that you know we are all there for you in spirit. I thank you for the lovely gesture from you that enabled us all to be there.
  I know that tomorrow will be hard so know that we are all still there with you.
    Love Chris
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447161 tn?1262923084
I am so not surprised that there were so many people and so many wonderful tributes for Leslee.  Just from knowing how loving and supportive and wonderful you are, she was obviously just like you.
My love and prayers are with you Marty, and I will be specially thinking of you tomorrow.
A time to celebrate a beautiful life.


Peace...Kim  
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106886 tn?1281291572
Oh Marty, this was such a heartfelt post. I have tears in my eyes.

Love you...

We'll be there in spirit tomorrow... You know that, don't you?

Love, Mary
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194838 tn?1303428544
Dear Marty, what a truly wonderful tribute to Leslee , she was loved and respected by many and you must be so very proud of your darling daughter. I will be thinking of you tomorrow and hope you know we will all be with you in spirit to give you strength.

Love Angie
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178345 tn?1242536246
I have truly been thinking about you these last few days...You are the reason that Leslee was loved so much...She was a product of her Mother!!! Please know that you will find the strength and guidance to get through from your family, friends and all of us...Stay strong tomorrow...as hard as it will be...we are all standing beside you! Love, Gia
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356929 tn?1246389756
What a lovely gathering in Leslee's honor.. And yes, we will be there in spirit tomorrow.

Love,
Sandy
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354706 tn?1279470795
I would be thinking of your daughter tomorrow and would there in spirit.

Pls take good care of yourself.
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408163 tn?1242949501
Marty,
I have always looked forward to reading your posts and once again, this one was no different. You are an amazing woman, who shared an amazing daughter with the world. Although I never met Les, I feel I got to know her through you. It sounds like she is leaving an incredible legacy. What a tribute to a truly beautiful soul. I pray for you and your entire family today as Im sure it will be a most difficult day. Lean on those around you and gain strength, we are all here for you. God Bless you all
Laney
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315 tn?1230998574
What a wonderful tribute to Leslee..you must have been so proud of how many people's lives that Leslee had an impact on.  I know today will be especially hard on you..please know you and your family will be in my prayers today.  ~~~Joanne
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Oh, Marty, I was so sorry to read about Leslee. I am not surprised to read how well loved she was, just knowing how well loved her mother is. I know that today will be especially difficult for you. I will pray that God will comfort you and your family today. Love,
Colleen
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441690 tn?1327078843
I'm so glad there were so many people with love and support in Leslee's honor.  I'm sending you strength today.... that you can find peace.
Love, Meg
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483733 tn?1326798446
It is so good that you could find strength in that lovely celebration of Leslee's life.  We are sending you love and strength from the forum.  
Take care, Trudie
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155056 tn?1333638688
What a nice tribute to Leslee...and the memorial that they are raising more is such a honor.  Leslee had to be a wonderful person, look at her mother!!!!
Marty -  know that we are all there with you at the funeral and in the coming days to support you however we can.

Love you,
Pam
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What a lovely tribute to LesLee... Wish I could hug you in person.. know that you are being thought of with positive thoughts from so many of us.. Love Ronni
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119341 tn?1232563757
It sounds like a lovely tribute to Leslee.  I wish we could all be there with you in person, but know we are with you in spirit and heart.  You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Paula

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187666 tn?1331173345
You can see how much your daughter accomplished in her lifetime. If only everyone was as loving and giving as she was. You must be proud. You'll be in my thoughts today.
Irene
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196469 tn?1365387975
We are all with you in spirit.  
I will plant some beautiful fall flowers in honor of you and your family.  
I hope you hold onto the wonderful memories you and Leslee shared.  Peace to you and your family.

Heidi
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415684 tn?1257329318
Oh, Marty, what a wonderful salute to Leslee's life .. she will never be gone .. you just won't see her physically.  My prayers remain for you and the family and the time to come when you are alone with your thoughts.  Know that we are are with you in spirit.  Judy
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282804 tn?1236833591
No one is surprised that there was such a large turnout for Leslee.  She lived an active life and helped so many people, just as you have done your whole life. I am glad a day that started out with dread could end with you feeling all that love, respect and admiration for Leslee.  I think the memorial is a spectacular way to honor Leslee's life.  Not just a statue but a place for people to enjoy life.  That is a very nice tribute.  Cory and I will continue to keep you in our prayers and hope that in the days ahead you will have peace.  Know that Leslee did the right thing for her.  None of us want to go, but there does come a time when we are ready to go.  
Love,
Jan
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167426 tn?1254086235
This will be my final "update" for Leslee. I saw her buried today, and yes I won't lie, it broke my heart.  She went to this with lots of love, but I find it hard to accept. I am sure that time will help me find the time for the memories. Death is not the choice for any of us , at any time, we know it is there, but we push it aside and fight  it.  I will continue to help you ladies fight, in any way I can.  I will research, offer ideas, laugh with you, cry with you, and know that, on down the road somewhere, sometime, there will be a cure.  there are no words that I can think of to tell you all , how much I have appriciated all the help you have given Leslee and me. she always asked me, "what would the ladies on the forum do?"  none of us failed her, it is this dam disease, but I want you all to know that she did feel the Love from all of you, and the help that we were able to give  her over the time of her fight, did help her.  Today was the worst day of my life, when I get through this, I will return as your "Marty"  and  we will continue  to look for answers.   Marty
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Oh Marty, I cannot begin to know what it is like to bury your child.  My heart is breaking for you.  Take care.  I will continue to pray for the Lord to bring you comfort.

LOVE
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178345 tn?1242536246
I will say it again and again...you are an incredible woman who makes us all proud...God will guide you through this difficult time and so will we....Love, Gia
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