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Death is apart of life, but

Posted by on Nov. 26, 2011 at 5:15 PM
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Question: If you had to decide to pass before your children or your children pass before you, what would you choose?

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To pass before my children

To have my children pass before me

I wouldn't decide

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I will be selfish here. I would choose to pass before my children.

I couldn't bare the thought of living without my children. However, I do not control fate.

by on Nov. 26, 2011 at 5:15 PM
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PEEK05
by on Nov. 26, 2011 at 5:16 PM

Pass before my children

mrs.seri
by on Nov. 26, 2011 at 5:17 PM
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alwayskk
by on Nov. 26, 2011 at 5:17 PM
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Selfish, eh? I don't know if I call that selfish at all. Parents should never have to bury their children. That just seems like the cruelest, most unnatural thing I can think of.

The love a parent feels for their child is like no other. I haven't lost my parents or my children but I imagine I would take my parents death much easier.

emeraldangel20
by on Nov. 26, 2011 at 5:18 PM

its not right to have your kids go before you.

pasteeater
by on Nov. 26, 2011 at 5:19 PM
My son passed before me. Thats not the way its suupposeed to be.
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T-HoneyLuv
by on Nov. 26, 2011 at 5:20 PM
Exactly how I feel. NO parent should have to bury their child.... ever.


Quoting alwayskk:

Selfish, eh? I don't know if I call that selfish at all. Parents should never have to bury their children. That just seems like the cruelest, most unnatural thing I can think of.

The love a parent feels for their child is like no other. I haven't lost my parents or my children but I imagine I would take my parents death much easier.


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one_on_the_way
by on Nov. 26, 2011 at 5:22 PM

It is unnatural for a parent to lose a child.  Parents are 'supposed' to die before their children.  I don't think it is selfish to choose what is most natural.  Kids expect that one day, they will lose their parent, sad as it may be.  A parent should never expect to outlive their child.

mamagreen08
by on Nov. 26, 2011 at 5:24 PM

I am so sorry for your loss. You must be a very strong woman.

Quoting pasteeater:

My son passed before me. Thats not the way its suupposeed to be.


one_on_the_way
by on Nov. 26, 2011 at 5:27 PM

Also, it's kind of silly to post a poll question that states "if you HAD TO choose......" and then list one of the choices as "I wouldn't decide". 

I think this is the kind of question it is safe to provide two choices -- after all, it is hypothetical and the question is requiring one to choose.  I know we try to be 'inclusive' and put "other" as a choice, but I don't think it is always necessary and doesn't alwasys make sense.

pasteeater
by on Nov. 26, 2011 at 5:29 PM
Thanks, I don't know about that. I just do the best I can.

Quoting mamagreen08:

I am so sorry for your loss. You must be a very strong woman.

Quoting pasteeater:

My son passed before me. Thats not the way its suupposeed to be.


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