Wednesday, September 16, 2009
She's Gone Home
First I'd like to thank you to so many people who have left kind words and kept my sister & her family in your prayers. Lula did pass away during the night, just after midnight and not long after the ventilator was removed. My sister who was in Atlanta got the call from her husband and he was of coarse terribly torn up. I can only remember how four short years ago Neils brother passed away unexpectedly at 52. Neil is still so lost. It is such a long road to that healing place of acceptance. I only have the one sister and I don't know what I would ever do without her. Though she lives in Atlanta hardly a day passes that we don't talk to each other. Our parents passed away when I was on 26 & 27 and Joni was only 31 & 32. I thought I'd never recover. I can assure you my life changed forever. I am better now but they are desperately missed. I think we feel like a child forever when it comes to our parents. My heart goes out to Oli, his parents & siblings and Lula's children. May God bless them with strength and peace.
I've listed a couple of comforting quotes that I found below. Take care all my friends and enjoy each day of time on this earth for it is short as we never know the Lords plans for each of us.
Hold on to what is good even if it is a handful of earth. Hold on to what you believe even if it is a tree which stands by itself. Hold on to what you must do even if it is a long way from here. Hold on to life even when it is easier letting go. Hold on to my hand even when I have gone away from you.
- Pueblo Blessing
There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness,but of power. They speak more eloquently than 10,000 tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief,of deep contrition,and of unspeakable love.
- Washington Irving