My Lovely Daughter Marianne

by Marilyn Close
(Cheltenham Glos. U.K.)

I came home from night duty and found my Daughter dead in her bed. She was sitting up with her eyes closed. The panic inside of me I can not describe the disbelief.She was the most loving selfless person that anyone could ever meet. I have another Daughter living in the u.s.a and a Son living near. we are all heartbroken , a Family ripped apart with a huge gap in our lives. we have always been a very close Family and we try and support each other in our grief. We do not know why Marianne died we have not had the results of the post mortem and I will have to go to an inquest. why do we have to have this on top of our grief. we have to learn to live with our loss but we will never forget Marianne.I find it hard to let go as I feel I am being dismissive.We will Always Love you Marianne xxx

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Jan 30, 2012
Finding them
by: SoSadDad

Marilyn, I am very sorry that you are engulfed in this horrible grief. My oldest daughter died at 31 on 9/20/2009. She died in a different city. It was, and still is , very painful. My other daughter died at 28 on 7/16/2011. She died at home, and I was the one who found her, already dead. While both deaths are horrible and still almost unbelievable, the one I found is the most difficult to deal with. That image of her slumped against the bed, on the floor, will never leave my memory. I'm so sorry that you must now endure a similar memory. How we go on, I don't know. I just know we do.

God bless you!

Jan 30, 2012
re messages of kindness.
by: Marilyn

Thank you to everyone who has taken the time and trouble , even in their own grief to reply to me. it is nice to know that there are caring people in the world.

Jan 30, 2012
by: Marilyn

Thanks to Viv for taking the time in her own grief to send comfort to me.x

Jan 30, 2012
by: Anonymous

Prayers to both of you. My daughter was murdered July 2010. Her Dad found her body after she was missing for 11 days. She had been murdered and left out in the Texas heat for that long. I don't know how our hearts will mend, but I pray that they will. My Heather was the same as your daughters. She was selfless and full of life. I try not to ask God why, but sometimes I just can't help to. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.

Jan 29, 2012
So Hard
by: Viv

I've just read your post & can't imagine how it must have been for you to find your daughter dead. My daughter died aged 27 in Dec 2010, I'd found her semiconscious with a blown pupil at 0700 and she had died before she was transferred to a specialist hospital later that day.
I've always said it would have been worse if she was already dead when I found her but we are still struggling to come to terms with the loss of her in our lives.Like your daughter Katie was loving & selfless & a huge presence in our now broken family.
Hugs & strength to you & your family. It's so hard trying to come to terms & carry on living.

If you've not already heard of it TCF website & forums is a great support. The Compassionate Friends


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