Wednesday, October 6, 2010

No visitors again


No visitors again today. Please respect the family during this time as they are exhausted and want to spend time with Leslie. Thank you for all of your prayers and support. We will be posting more information in the coming days.

68 comments:

  1. God is BIGGER than any of our trials. Keep the FAITH. He performs miracles everyday. I pray for strength and peace as well as healing because we are healed by JESUS' STRIPES. Lord Show this family just how powerful you are!
    In Jesus Precious NAME AMEN!!

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  2. We are continuing to pray. (Fort Worth, TX)

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  3. Sending more prayers as well!!! God, PLEASE show all of us just how powerful you are and heal Leslie so she can be the wife and mom she desires to be!!!

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  4. Praying for God to give you strength during this time. May God Bless Leslie and may His Will be done. Our God is ABLE to do ALL THINGS!! Janice

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  5. I am praying for peace and comfort for Leslie and the family (from Alabama).

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  6. I do not personally know Leslie, I came across her story through mutual friends on facebook. I have been continually praying for Leslie and her family during this very difficult time. Kelli

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  7. We are in constant prayer for your family. Even at 2 o'clock in the morning when God nudges us awake and puts you in our hearts. My church is praying for you here in OKC & will continue on this journey with you.
    Caren G.
    Yukon, OK

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  8. Believing in a miracle for your family! praying in Cookeville, TN
    (((HUGS))) Michelle

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  9. Prayers from the extended family of Kyle Swanson in Plano, TX.

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  10. Prayers from Jenks, OK. We believe in miracles.

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  11. Praying hard for Leslie and family. So sorry that you have to go through this. Praying that God gives you peace, comfort and strenth. Kelli

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  12. Praying for healing and peace from Charlotte, NC.

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  13. I do not know Leslie personally, she is a friend of a friend. I have not been able to stop thinking about her or her family since I learned of her situation last Tuesday. I have never been touched so much by someone I have never met. My heart goes out to all of you and you are in my constant thoughts and prayers. I pray God wraps his arms around you during this difficult time and I pray he lays his healing hands on your sweet Leslie. I DO believe in miracles and I pray for a miracle for this precious family.

    Keri
    Norman,OK

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  14. Praying for Leslie and family, for comfort, strength,grace and mercy as you walk through this difficult time.

    Kathy
    Edmond, OK

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  15. Our family lives North of Edmond, we have 13 children. One of our 3 yr old twins was dx with cancer and went to Jesus 1/23/07. He has a tumor burst in his brain and therefore his brain swelled and they declared him brain dead. The Lord have mercy that Leslie will not ever get to this point, but I want to say that life is in teh blood and until the heart stops as God is the one that began it our Joel was living even though he was not responsive. The medical field is quick to declare brain death and many do not vie life as Christians, they saw Joel as dead and if you can believe it the doctors would not give any more caret to him right there in a hospital in OKC!!! I am saying all this to encourage you not to give in to "doctors and the medical" views, they are not God!! Yes, God uses them, but some of the ones we had tried to tell us what to do with our child and one Dr. proceeded and did take us to court to force us to take Joel off life support. My husband did alot of research and found out that there is more to this brain death issue than given. We have read about sooo many that wake up after coma's and brain death. We will be praying for God's amazing grace. Its a difficult road but our Great God is bigger than Dr's and diagnoses and He is in absolute control of your sweet Leslie's life.

    We would be happy to serve you in any way!

    Cindy Morris
    www.weloveyoujoel.blogspot.com

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  16. I only know Leslie through my daughter Kimberly who teaches in the same school as Leslie, but I pray that God will heal her and help her family in this difficult time.I also shared Leslie's story with other family members of mine and friends on facebook who are all praying for her.God Bless her and God does provides miracles all the time with the power of prayer!! Kathy
    Jackson NJ

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  17. Pouring out continous prayer for you Leslie and for your family. May God watch over you with His everlasting love and care.

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  18. I taught with Leslie at CG. I have been praying and praying for her and the entire family. I will continue to pray and lift you all up every day. God is our everything and I believe that He is in control.

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  19. I don't know Leslie, but heard of her story from a friend of a friend. I am very sorry about her situation, and am continuing to pray for her and am keeping all of you in my thoughts. Please continue to keep us updated. Best wishes,

    Megan

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  20. I have never met Leslie and just happened across this blog but wanted you to know that I am praying for Leslie and her family. God works in mysterious ways and can and does perform miracles. God will get you through this.

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  21. I am praying for Leslie and for her family! I have heard about her through a friend of hers. My best friend is in ICU on a ventilator after giving birth to her daughter. She is doing better, but my heart is heavy for your family. God is a mighty God!

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  22. May you feel the Lord's strong and loving, nail-scarred Hands carrying and lifting you moment by moment through each decision, each thought, each fear, each hope, each prayer.

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  23. after praying on my face last night to the Lord, I woke this morning hearing
    "Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love"... after I heard this I searched it out and found out it comes from Psalm 143 verse 8 then it continues with~
    for I have put my trust in you.
    Show me the way I should go,
    for to you I lift up my soul.

    Thank you Lord for this mornings Word... ♥
    I will be lifting you all up in prayer today for strength and peace that passes all understanding...
    Isaiah 40:31
    New International Version (©1984)
    but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

    O Lord, hear my prayer Listen to my cry for mercy In Your faithfulness and righteousness Come to my relief Answer me quickly, O Lord Answer me quickly...

    Psalm 5

    For the director of music. For flutes. A psalm of David.

    1 Give ear to my words, O LORD,
    consider my sighing.
    2 Listen to my cry for help,
    my King and my God,
    for to you I pray.

    3 In the morning, O LORD, you hear my voice;
    in the morning I lay my requests before you
    and wait in expectations.

    Psalm 27:13-14 (New International Version)

    13 I am still confident of this:
    I will see the goodness of the LORD
    in the land of the living.

    14 Wait for the LORD;
    be strong and take heart
    and wait for the LORD.

    Psalm 20:4-7 (New International Version)

    4 May he give you the desire of your heart
    and make all your plans succeed.

    5 We will shout for joy when you are victorious
    and will lift up our banners in the name of our God.
    May the LORD grant all your requests.

    6 Now I know that the LORD saves his anointed;
    he answers him from his holy heaven
    with the saving power of his right hand.

    7 Some trust in chariots and some in horses,
    but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.


    I just posted some of these bible verses in prayer and praise... You have many prayer warriors from all over prayng for Leslie and Mark and the family! Hold on to them! We are praying with all our hearts!! Praying God's Word is powerful! I have been reading and posting many verses from Psalms...
    Making a very long story short, My daughter is living proof that miracles happen! Born 6 weeks early, 3lb 10oz. with Hydrocephalus, having 5 brain surgeries since birth, almost dying 2 years ago, she turned 22 this August... I just want you to know that I am praying, praying, praying, for a miracle for Leslie!! I heard Leslie sings... my daughter also sings, she has been singing for God since she could talk... Jaime's band is called PUSH: Pray Until Something Happens!!! And that is exactly what I am going to do!
    PRAY UNTIL SOMETHING HAPPENS!!! Waiting to hear some good news soon...
    5 We will shout for joy when you are victorious
    and will lift up our banners in the name of our God.
    May the LORD grant all your requests.
    Praise the Lord!
    <3 Linda

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  24. Janet/ Broken Arrow, OkOctober 6, 2010 at 12:48 PM

    Leslie and her family remain in my prayers. My heart has been heavy for all of them. May God's Grace saturate this situation and bring peace, comfort, and healing as His Will unfolds. He is the Almighty One. He made each of us so wonderfully and perfectly. I have faith that he can work miracles, as he already has by establishing this great group of believers to gather and pray for this precious family.

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  25. I taught with Leslie. I am praying for her and her family each and every day! I know our God is a God of miracles and answers prayer! The song that keeps going through my head is "Our God is and Awesome God"....praying for Leslie's miracle!

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  26. I am sure everyone knows the sense of privacy right now but please know even though we are not there everyone is still praying and thinking of the family and Leslie. Praying from Canada.

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  27. Lary and Tere send love and continued prayers. We have been praying without ceasing throughout so just know we are standing in the gap for you and standing on God's Word and believing that God is in control and knows exactly where you are and Leslie is and what she and you need. We serve an amazing God that STILL does amazing things. Much love

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  28. I have had Leslie heavy on my heart, since I read of her story a few days ago. I will be praying for her healing and for God to fill you all with comfort and peace.

    With lots of love and hugs,
    From a stranger who cares in Mississippi

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  29. Praying for Leslie and family each moment that I think of her and family.

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  30. I don't know Leslie personally but I've heard of her stories through other co-workers. Praying for God's healing touch for her and her family as she goes through this horrible time.
    "When you can't see God's hand, trust his heart"
    God Bless.

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  31. Praying in Knoxville.

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  32. Praying in Alabama!

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  33. Praying for your family in Macon, Georgia...we serve a mighty God!

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  34. Our prayers go out to Leslie and her loving family. I am now 23 weeks and have been deeply affected by Leslie's trials and I just wanted to leave our prayers and deepest sympathy for the difficult time Leslie and her family are going through. Peace and Blessings!

    Much love from Nicole and her family!

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  35. Dear God, I lift this precious family up to You. Please heal Leslie - please restore her body and may she wake up today. I pray for a miracle - please show us one. May her family have peace that only comes from You. May they literally feel Your presence. "Our God is greater. Our God is stonger. Lord you are higher than any other. Our God is HEALER! Awesome in Power." We believe in YOU! In Jesus name I pray Amen
    Amy Martin Spring, TX

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  36. Much love and prayers sent your way.
    Jennifer

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  37. Dear Lord, I come to you on the behalf of Leslie and her family. Lord I know you are able to heal, and I pray that her healing will come on this side of Heaven. I pray that you touch her and restore her to perfect health. Lord this family has been through so much. I pray that you will not take another wife and mother from them. I know my faith is weak at times but I come to you with a broken, heavy heart for a family I have never meet and pray for a miracle that can only come from you! In the name of Jesus I claim healing in Leslie!
    Amen

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  38. He is MIGHTY to SAVE-
    praying in Henrietta, Texas

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  39. Prayng from Fort Wayne, Indiana. May God give you peace and strength during this time. Leslie sounds like a wonderful person. So very sorry this has happened. You do not know me, but I have been touched by her story.

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  40. Our prayers are with Leslie and her family. May God give you strength and peace.

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  41. I just heard about Leslie's story, and my roommate and I have been so incredibly burdened to pray over the Evans family. May the Lord bless you and keep you during this trying time. I don't have the right words to say, but I know that our God is bigger than our circumstances and He is with Leslie as well as your family. I am faithfully praying for everyone affected by this situation! God Bless.

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  42. Sending prayers from Georgia. May God be with you all in this difficult time!
    Kathy

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  43. Praying without ceasing from San Angelo, Texas! God is with each of you through this storm. We continue to pray for complete healing for Leslie.

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  44. still praying and keeping you all very close to my heart...

    linda in ohio

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  45. I cannot get Leslie, Mark and all of the family off of my mind. I taught with Leslie at CG and know what a wonderful person she is. I pray that the Lord will keep you all in His hands. The Lord has a plan and we don't know what that is but we must trust in the Lord. I continually pray for you and know that the Lord will take care of you.

    Dana Smith
    Mustang, OK

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  46. I am sending prayers and support from Colorado. May God wrap his arms around your family and bring you through this difficult time. Carolyn

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  47. Oh God you are able to do ANYTHING. The desire of all of our hearts is that you would heal Leslie completely here on earth. Grant us the desire of our hearts and we will absolutely give you ALL THE GLORY.
    Brenda from OKC

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  48. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God give you strength through this very difficult time.

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  49. God bless from South Carolina.

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  50. Specific prayers and compassionate thoughts to you from Raleigh, NC.

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  51. The Brigham family in Norman, OK is praying nonstop for Leslie and all those that love her.

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  52. Miracles DO happen!!! I will pray for Leslie and all those that love her!

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  53. Prayers continue in Northwest Arkansas for God's healing power for Leslie & family.

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  54. Leslie and family I am constantly thinking and praying for you. I have been heavily burdened by this and I have you all on my mind all the time. I am so sorry about your family having to go through this, but i just have to tell you that Leslie has been a huge landmark in my life, I have been forever changed and I will never forget this. I know that its a sad and very dark season in the life of the family, but I just have to tell you that the number of lives that leslie has been able to touch is amazing and I believe that is what life is all about, touching lives and leading people back to Christ... and through all of this she is doing just that.... Thank you so much for allowing your familys private situation to touch the lives of so many. Leslie is loved beyond the imaginations capacity. I just have to tell you that I believe that she has changed the very way I look at life, and I am thankful. Thank you for reminding me not to stress over the little things, and that they are all small pieces of the puzzle. AND even more important please remember that we are but small pieces of the bigger picture, and it does not always look like we want it to, but Leslie is touching lives! God is using her.

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  55. His grace is amazing, his love all consuming, his power immeasurable...our God is with us through ALL things and he will never leave us. There is refuge in the Lord. May God give you the strength to get through each day, hour, and minute. I do not know your family, but am praying for you throughout each day.

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  56. Prayers from Atlanta, Georgia. Christine

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  57. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mgob5afanUg&feature=related

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  58. I heard about Leslie's story form a friend of mine at work that goes to your church. I think about Leslie everyday. I will continue to pray for Leslie and your family.
    Carisa

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  59. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Te0hy2YcLgg...... Praying... PEACE COMFORT AND HEALING!!!!

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  60. prayers... I found this blog thru a friend... hugs to you... May God hold you all near and give you the grace to bear the pain...

    jenn - atwater,california

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  61. Don't know Leslie but of I have known about her through a friend and am heart broken for her. Pleading with God to send a miracle. Praying, praying, praying!

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  62. We serve a God who created the whole Earth, calmed the seas, hung on a tree for our sins and asked us to do only one thing.......Believe!! Leslie, on behalf of you and your family I am believing in miracles and the God who is mighty to save. May your healing be a testimony that God is always on time.

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  63. Pray First, Pray Most
    by Max Lucado

    One of our Brazilian church leaders taught me something about earnest prayer. He met Christ during a yearlong stay in a drug-rehab center. His therapy included three one-hour sessions of prayer a day. Patients weren’t required to pray, but they were required to attend the prayer meeting. Dozens of recovering drug addicts spent sixty uninterrupted minutes on their knees.

    I expressed amazement and confessed that my prayers were short and formal. He invited (dared?) me to meet him for prayer. I did the next day. We knelt on the concrete floor of our small church auditorium and began to talk to God. Change that. I talked; he cried, wailed, begged, cajoled, and pleaded. He pounded his fists on the floor, shook a fist toward heaven, confessed, and reconfessed every sin. He recited every promise in the Bible as if God needed a reminder. He prayed like Moses.

    When God determined to destroy the Israelites for their golden calf stunt, “Moses begged the Lord his God and said, ‘Lord, don’t let your anger destroy your people, whom you brought out of Egypt with your great power and strength. Don’t let the people of Egypt say, “The Lord brought the Israelites out of Egypt for an evil purpose.” . . . Remember the men who served you—Abraham, Isaac, and Israel. You promised with an oath to them’” (Ex. 32:11–13 NCV).

    Moses on Mount Sinai is not calm and quiet, with folded hands and a serene expression. He’s on his face one minute, in God’s the next. He’s on his knees, pointing his finger, lifting his hands. Shedding tears. Shredding his cloak. Wrestling like Jacob at Jabbok for the lives of his people. And God heard him! “So the Lord changed his mind and did not destroy the people as he had said he might” (v.14 NCV).

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  64. Our passionate prayers move the heart of God. “The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much” (James 5:16). Prayer does not change God’s nature; who he is will never be altered. Prayer does, however, impact the flow of history. God has wired his world for power, but he calls on us to flip the switch.

    Most of us struggle with prayer. We forget to pray, and when we remember, we hurry through prayers with hollow words. Our minds drift; our thoughts scatter like a covey of quail. Why is this? Prayer requires minimal effort. No location is prescribed. No particular clothing is required. No title or office is stipulated. Yet you’d think we were wrestling a greased pig.

    Speaking of pigs, Satan seeks to interrupt our prayers. Our battle with prayer is not entirely our fault. The devil knows the stories; he witnessed the angel in Peter’s cell and the revival in Jerusalem. He knows what happens when we pray. “Our weapons have power from God that can destroy the enemy’s strong places” (2 Cor. 10:4 NCV).

    Satan is not troubled when Max writes books or prepares sermons, but his knobby knees tremble when Max prays. Satan does not stutter or stumble when you walk through church doors or attend committee meetings. Demons aren’t flustered when you read this book. But the walls of hell shake when one person with an honest heart and faithful confession says, “Oh, God, how great thou art.”

    Satan keeps you and me from prayer. He tries to position himself between us and God. But he scampers like a spooked dog when we move forward. So let’s do.

    Let’s pray, first. Traveling to help the hungry? Be sure to bathe your mission in prayer. Working to disentangle the knots of injustice? Pray. Weary with a world of racism and division? So is God. And he would love to talk to you about it.

    Let’s pray, most. Did God call us to preach without ceasing? Or teach without ceasing? Or have committee meetings without ceasing? Or sing without ceasing? No, but he did call us to “pray without ceasing” (1 Thess. 5:17).

    Did Jesus declare: My house shall be called a house of study? Fellowship? Music? A house of exposition? A house of activities? No, but he did say, “My house will be called a house of prayer” (Mark 11:17 NIV).

    No other spiritual activity is guaranteed such results. “When two of you get together on anything at all on earth and make a prayer of it, my Father in heaven goes into action” (Matt. 18:19 MSG). He is moved by the humble, prayerful heart.

    Devote yourselves to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart. Pray for us, too, that God will give us many opportunities to speak about his mysterious plan concerning Christ.
    (Colossians 4:2–3 NLT)

    God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, you created all that exists, and you keep it running through your infinite wisdom and boundless power. Yet you invite me to come to you in prayer, boldly and with the expectation that you will hear me and answer me. Teach me, Lord, to take full advantage of this amazing privilege, especially in regard to reaching others with your love. Give me a heart for those who have yet to experience the fullness of your grace, and prompt me to pray for them and for their welfare, both in this world and in eternity. Lord, bring me to the front lines of this battle. In Jesus’ name I pray, amen.

    From Outlive Your Life: You Were Made to Make a Difference
    Copyright (Thomas Nelson, 2010) Max Lucado


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  65. so very sorry for your loss,your wife,your babies.can't imagine the pain you and your children and the rest of the family,friends and lives that she touched are experiencing.she must of been an amazing person.again so very sorry <3

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