JLBGARTH - You've said everything I'm thinking! I know the tremendous hurt it is to lose my mother, my life, my everything. To lose a mother's love, if you're lucky enough to have a wonderful loving mother like I had, and Garth had, and to lose them is the most traumatic, LIFE CHANGING, nightmare of my LIFE. Everyone's different in their grieving. I have heard of spouse's who've died shortly after their spouse died, out of heartbreak. Well, that's exactly how I felt, and even though it's been 8 years, it still hurts SO bad! And Garth, with the TRUE heart he has, is probably going through the same thing I am. My children are who I clung to. We're all human. Being famous or not does not change your feelings of true love. I realized, I have to hug my kids so many times a day and let them know I love them so much. It has changed my perspective on life, and what's important, and for better or worse, I am a changed person forever. I just gave up a great job, because it interfered with taking care of my children, hours-wise. So I have to work nights at a job I hate, but it's worth it so I'm here for my children. I'm sorry this went on so long....I feel I know how Garth is hurting though. I hate to think about it. The rest of the family too. Peace all..... This is ultimately Garth's decision. I would not feel bad towards anyone in his family if this IS his decision. Godspeed Garth..... I've had the blessed chance to thank him in person for "The Dance," and I'd just like to thank him again. If we the fans could show up somewhere to sing to Garth, what a dream!<P>God Bless.<BR>Amy<BR>N
As long as one heart still holds on, then hope is never really gone..."The Change"