Life isn't about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain!

Saturday, January 19, 2008


Hi Everyone...

Just to let you know I'm putting one foot in front of the other and going forward....despite the fact that my feet are like lead....but I'm moving in the right direction. I'm taking it slowly, yet getting through the dreaded paper work that goes with all this, whatever "this" is.

I've never felt this way before. Lost. But the light is just ahead and I know I'll find my way, just don't know when I'll get there. You're well wishes are like life boats to me.....Hugss to all of you!

Peace

40 comments:

crazy working mom said...

Peace be with you, my friend. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Hugs to you, my dear.

Dana said...

Sometimes it is a one step forward, two steps back march, but know that eventually progress will be made.

Thoughts remain with you and your family.

Palm Springs Savant said...

Odat- just live in the moment and take it slow. Don't be afraid to "talk" to your husband...God will make sure he hears.

CS said...

I have been off-line mostly, and haven't been able to check blogs until today. But you have been steaduily in my thoughts. My heart really goes out to you, and I wish you healing and peace.

Christy said...

Honestly you are still amazing me. I can't believe you can even think about posting to inform us of anything. So give yourself some credit hun, you're doing fantastic!

heartinsanfrancisco said...

Odat, it's so beautiful of you to say that our well wishes are like life boats. Think of a giant chain of loving hands linked around you, holding you afloat, and that will be all the many, many people whose hearts you have touched.

Your bright spirit and sense of fun have helped so many of us through rough spots, and you will indeed find your way.

Sending love, hugs and prayers to you every day.

Echomouse said...

It truly is a back and forth emotional process. I've kept you in my thoughts. {Hug}

katherine. said...

ah Odat...I'm just thinking of how many smiles and outright laughs you have given to me....if I could send some back to you...

you're still on my list girl...tossing up prayers for peace of mind...and peace of heart

Casdok said...

Yes you truely are amazing. Your strength shines through.
Be kind to yourself.

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Blessings and shalom to you, Odat.

Paul said...

You will make it Odat! :-)

Patti said...

You are an amazing woman and I join the others who are in awe of your strength.

Casdok's right, be kind to yourself.

You're in my prayers. Love and hugs to you.

Matt-Man said...

A big old honkin' hug right back at ya. Hang in there and find your peace. Cheers!!

Roger said...

Love you Odat! Keep on keeping on! :D

M@ said...

Good luck, ODAT.

Mimi Lenox said...

Take your time, Odat.
We are here.

Claudia said...

Oh, Odat. Wishing you peace.

Kind Claudia said...

You remain in my thoughts and prayers. I admire you for moving forward at all. You are so very brave.

Penelope Anne said...

One foot in front of the other...no matter how slow you go is the way to do it.
Live for the now, and remember that he is never far away, he is always in your heart and soul.
And we are all here for you.

Jeff B said...

Hoping that all the salutations of peace you've sent out to each of us are now somehow finding their way back to you.

Peace Odat.

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Hugs back to you. I can't imagine honey, I just can't. Good thoughts, vibes and prayers coming your way. :)

buffalodickdy said...

It's a time for us to do the hugging- not you. We can't fill the void that has been left, but we will do our best. Loving people like you deserve what support can be given by this- the written word.. I would hug you if I was there-I know you would do the same for all..
Be Well,
The Buf

The Boy said...

The damned bureaucracy of death. The thing you least need delivered just when you don't need it. I remember it far too well...

Breath, and walk on. We're all there helping hold you up.

Real Live Lesbian said...

Hugs and sweet thoughts to you!

Akelamalu said...

You're still in my thoughts and Reiki is still there for you - just take what you need. x

Crankster said...

Odat, you regularly brighten my days. I wish you all the happiness that you've given me.

Nosjunkie said...

hugsssss and love youl be fine

Dianne said...

I heard about you from "kind claudia" and just wanted to stop by and tell you that one more person was thinking of you today.

Peace

The CEO said...

I still take them one day at a time, and hang on for dear life. You have taught me a lot, and you still are.

My Reflecting Pool said...

Hi Odat,
I wish I had comforting words, anything really, just know that you are in my thoughts and I hope the fog lifts very soon for you. I wish nothing but happiness for you.

Julie said...

I'll be your life boat...I'm amazed at my compassion for you and I don't even know you.

I hope to learn about you though.

Loving Annie said...

Dearest Odat,
It is so new and so recent. There is no hurry and no expectation...

Whatever you do will be all right in whatever way you do it. There is no rule book...

Death sucks.

Sending you love and cyber-hugs and empathy...

Loving Annie

Michael C said...

I'm thinking about...daily.

Amazing Gracie said...

I read through the journal I kept after my first husband passed and I have forgotten how up and down I was, the intensity of all of it...
it seemed overwhelming at times. But I know you'll be okay - everyone needs to work through all of this in their own time.
Sending hugs and prayers your way.
~~~Blessings~~~

Star8278 said...

Trust.
Believe.
Cry.

Gledwood said...

... hey I was going to let my blog become an "inlet" as well as an "outlet" ... but didn't feel I could afFJORD to do it... geddit~??!?

heartinsanfrancisco said...

I'm thinking of you every day and sending warm hugs and good thoughts.

Gledwood said...

walking is a lot healthier than wallowing (usually)~~ know what I mean..?

The CEO said...

Just thinking of you today.

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

big hugs honey...

smiles, bee
xoxoxoxoxo