This past Sunday, a client, who I now call “friend” dropped by with a lovely bouquet of flowers.
The colors were stunning and a much needed lift to our dawdling Spring.
Her thoughtful gift reminded me of how blessed I have been in the last months with friends reaching out to comfort me after my darling sister Sharon’s passing.
I have been remiss in sending my appreciations.
Deborah from Fairfield house sent me a gorgeous pendant. Deborah and I both lost a loved one around the same time and she is a much better person than myself, as in her grief she reached out to me. Words of thanks seem to fall short but do not diminish my appreciation.
i carry your heart with me (i carry it in my heart)
i am never without it (anywhere i go you go, my dear; and
whatever is done by only me is your doing, my darling)
no fate (for you are my fate, my sweet) i want
no world (for beautiful you are my world, my true)
and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you
here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows
higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart
i carry you heart (i carry it in my heart)
e e cummings
I have attached her pendant to one Sharon gave me for a birthday– now it’s perfect.
Probably one of Sharon’s best friends and my newest “sister” Linda B sent the above card.
She is a school teacher and Sharon had the pleasure to “help” in the class a couple of times a month.
These children loved my sister and reached out to me after Linda explained of how sad we all were. Sharon loved butterflies and as you can see they created a card with their beautiful butterflies for me.
I am going to have it framed.
As I pondered the time it took for each person’s effort…I appreciate the gifts, and cards so much more. They are sincerely thought FULL and heart felt.
The notes on facebook, email and comments on my blog were overwhelming with love and support.
Many of your lives were touched by Sharon as she was one of the most giving and loving people that walked this earth. I have so much to learn from her still. She inspired me always.
The efforts of so many in Billings were such a testament to the love you all have for my sister and her family.
The food that was brought into the house and served at the funeral, the service of speaking, singing and organization and housing a longtime friend are gifts that will inspire me to be a better person as life moves forward.
My gratitude can really never be expressed adequately.
Sharon’s sister in law has been such a precious person. She has been there not only for her brother and nephews but has reached out to make sure my heart was ok. She sent me two of Sharon’s favorite bunnies. They will reside right next to my bed and in my heart.
Simply stated, this new precious gift is so true.
My heart is very full of love and gratitude.
As I shared at the funeral… We all learned something very important by her sudden passing.
There is no time to wait to say:
“I love you.”
“I forgive you.”
“I am sorry.”
We don’t have the promise of tomorrow only today.
Since January 1st 2010 -- I have been celebrating finding Beauty in our every day lives. Stay in the Day... be in the moment. Don't wait to live your life.
Stop and make a habit to find the Beauty and you will be amazed at how Beautiful your life is. Be thankful and remember:
"When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change." Dyer