Saturday's Shots ~ Flower Power

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As many of you know my Geno has been ill since last October. His congestive heart failure has advanced and he is on oxygen 24/7. Yesterday we entered into a new phase with hospice and a hospital bed was delivered to the house.  The kids pop by frequently to chat and visit..it always brings such a smile to his face...each day is a gift and he cherishes every day he is granted. He is still able to get up and some days are better than others.

As always my Coldwell Banker Northwest office is here for us. A brilliant bouquet of flowers was delivered to bring joy and smiles as we face each day with gratitude and thankfulness. The power of flowers never cease to amaze me.

We've had a lift installed into his car so I can raise and lower his wheelchair remotely. Its amazing the technology they have in this day and age to deal with handicap patients. 

We've adopted the message from a Truman Capote quote:

"I just live one day at a time. That's my new theory in life."

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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
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Good morning Dorie. Genoa has a great attitude that is certainly enhanced by your support and that of your family. Enjoy the flowers!

Jul 13, 2019 05:35 AM #1
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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Good morning, Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR stay strong for Geno and the family....you're the rock.... every family needs one.... treasure all the moments you've had together, including the present days.....

Jul 13, 2019 06:02 AM #2
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
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Good Morning Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR 

That is a good saying to adopt. None of us are even guaranteed our next breath. Flowers bring enjoyment as they reach mankind's senses of God and His creation. They are simple but beautiful joys. We will keep you and Geno in our prayers.

Jul 13, 2019 06:17 AM #3
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Sharon Lee
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Each day is a gift. Your family is in my prayers.

Jul 13, 2019 06:38 AM #4
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Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
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Good morning Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR - you and the children are the best gifts to Geno.  I repeat Barbara's sentiments.

Jul 13, 2019 06:52 AM #5
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
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Hi Dorie, 

You and your children are Geno's bedrock.  It is wonderful, they come to visit so often. Your Coldwell Banker office also shows they are a great support mechanism. Gorgeous flowers...

Jul 13, 2019 07:10 AM #6
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Dorie,

Our thoughts and good wishes are with you.  So happy that your family is caring as are your co-workers are there for you and Geno.  One day at a time, one moment at a time, one smile at a time.  That is all any of us have  A

Jul 13, 2019 07:20 AM #7
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
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Hi Dorie... a lovely bouquet sure to put a smile on anyone's face. My heart goes out to you and Geno and your whole family... you are going through some difficult times. I'm sure you find comfort in the support of your colleagues. And as Ron and Alexandra Seigel said, one day at a time, one moment at a time, one smile at a time.

Jul 13, 2019 08:48 AM #8
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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Hello Dorie,  I so hope that Geno will enjoy every day with you and your family.  Let us know if we can mail him cards or something?

Jul 13, 2019 09:14 AM #9
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
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Hello Dorie - take care of yourself as you and others take care of Gene.  That Truman Capote quote applies to each of us and is an especially appropriate one to include in your post.  

Jul 13, 2019 09:32 AM #10
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Kathy Streib
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Dorie- everyone else has said it all, and I especially agree with what Michael Jacobs said...take care of yourself as well. You and Geno are so lucky and blessed to have each other and your very loving family. You are in my prayers. 

Jul 13, 2019 03:25 PM #11
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Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
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Each day is a gift to all of us. It is wonderful that family and love surrounds you both; make sure you take care of yourself as well!

Jul 14, 2019 03:19 AM #12
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
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Good morning again Dorie. I am so sorry to hear about Geno's advancing condition but will keep him in my prayers.

Jul 14, 2019 12:05 PM #13
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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As I've mentioned before, Dorie, Michael Jacobs echoed my sentiments - take care of YOU so that you are able to take care of Geno. You have my number - call if you need to chat. I'm so happy that your family is there to help and that your office is so supportive. 

Glad you got a lift too - they make life SO much easier on the caregivers. Will your hospice nurses do any transporting for you? 

Sending you lots of hugs and love, Dorie. Know you're in my heart and prayers...

Jul 14, 2019 03:43 PM #14
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George Souto
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Dorie I admire the amazing attitude you and Geno have during a difficult time like this.  May God bless and watch over the two of you.

Jul 15, 2019 06:04 AM #15
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