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Sunday, January 27, 2008

Just Some Thoughts


In the world of the unexpected there is no preparation.
No time to get ready.
It jolts one out of the mundane and into action.
Not the kind of action I expected,
but an awakening to a nightmare, not from one.
Loving memories will sustain and heal me.
It'll be a long road, but one I'm willing and must walk.

Peace

26 comments:

Casdok said...

Yes it will be a long road, which we will all send you prayers to help you along the way.

buffalodickdy said...

Loss of a loved one- It takes time to get healed, but never heals without leaving a mark. Good memories are the legacy of a lost loved one...

Patti said...

Yes, it will be a long road, but you have already started that journey in an admirable fashion.

sending prayers and good wishes to you, Odat

Matt-Man said...

As with any loss, it will be hard, but I'll be thinking of you often buddy. Cheers!!

"While we are mourning the loss of our friend, others are rejoicing to meet him behind the veil.”

--John Taylor

Deb said...

Hugs girlfriend. You know where to find me.

Paul said...

You will make it Odat!!! :-)

Jeff B said...

So glad to see you putting a few key strokes together. Sending prayers your way for continued strength.

Akelamalu said...

Time - deal with it day by day. xx

Cheesy said...

I'm so glad to see your ions here today... It will get a bit easier with time my love. I'm sending a warm embrace.

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

You are in my thoughts and prayers Odat. Big [[[[[hug]]]]] honey. :)

heartinsanfrancisco said...

This is beautiful, Odat. If there is any comfort to be had, it is in the endless store of loving memories and hopefully, in the support of your many friends as well.

There is never any way to prepare for waking to a nightmare, not from one. It goes against all reason and changes you forever.

Just know that you are loved by many, and that your pain touches all our hearts.

Echomouse said...

I'm really glad you're writing things like this. Somehow, it helps to get it out at times. I know we're all keeping you in our thoughts and hearts, but it helps to know you're plodding through. At least enough to jot some words down here and there.

{Hug}& :) for today and everyday.

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

odat honey i just don't have the words to say what i feel. just hugs and lots of them i guess...

smiles, bee
xxoxoxoxoxooxo

Roger said...

Its good to get those things out! Hugs & much love!!

SweetAnnee said...

Oh what great thoughts!!
Perfect for me today
I thank you for sharing!!
deena

SweetAnnee said...

I am praying for you..may you take each day as a new gift.
Lovingly
deena

My heart hurts for your loss

Pawlie Kokonuts said...

Odat, I have not stopped by in a while and did not know any of this shocking news. I am very sorry for your loss, very sorry. I know you have a powerful source of strength from many who share their powerlessness; nevertheless, there is no getting around how hard this is. My prayers are with you.

Sarge Charlie said...

Peace my friend, I love the writing in the sand......

Ralph said...

Preparation for the worse is something we think we need, yet we do not because we don't want to be so prepared...we so enjoy life, we don't want to see the worse. We avoid it. Odat, we all wish you weren't in this. We want to comfort you yet your travel through this darkness stands to comfort us. We all miss you...

Your

Anndi said...

He'll help... Mom helped me after she left, she still does.

Hugs and Peace

The CEO said...

There is no preparation for the worst. We have each other as long as we're here, and we care for each other the best we can.

Nosjunkie said...

so true so true

katherine. said...

For your walk on the long road...I'm sending you big strong boots...in your favorite color...

The Mama Bear said...

Just remember that the long road, is not a lonely one, you never walk alone.
Strong hearts lift you, and knowing that it is okay to stop and rest is important.
You lift me, to knowing that I can survive. And if I could express myself better, you would know that is immensely important.
You my dear are a gift to this world, you are so strong, and I want you to remember that when you feel the weakness setting in.
Love and HUgs,
The Mama Bear

Heart of Rachel said...

One day at a time is very significant. May time help you heal. God bless.

Open Grove Claudia said...

As always, you inspire with your awesomeness!