9.18.2017

SEPTEMBER 18

Today, I post on behalf of family members and dear friends, more so than for myself. 
The wise words of a beloved Vice President, Joe Biden have come true for me. 
But I have family, and I have friends who yet have a long way to go.  "It will happen,", he said.  "It does happen," I echo. 
For each the time will differ.  You cannot plan it, you cannot make it happen, you cannot know when ... for some the pain today is raw and new and fresh.  It waits around every corner and is felt with every breath.  It is in the light and in the shadows.  The tears drift down and you are powerless to stop them.  What you least expect to hurt may be the most hurtful of all.  
Today, I ask you take a moment to remember and offer a quiet prayer for your own family members, for your own friends, for all those you know who are still in the midst of grief. 

Yes, this is for family and friends.  But in truth, it is always a small reminder for me ~
Vic Adamus, 12/27/1947 ~ 9/18/2012

14 comments:

  1. we send a prayer to all who are sad and who have sorrows...

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  2. Anonymous9/18/2017

    Beautifully said Ann. It was a long time before I realized that when I thought of those I'd lost I would smile instead of shed a tear but it did happen. The pain was overtaken by the sweet and happy memories. I hope your heart is at rest today - and I hope the same for all those who are grieving.......

    Hugs, Pam

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  3. Big hugs to you Ann and many purrs and prayers. I know this is a tough day for you. Take care.

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  4. Sending out hugs and purrs to you, and to those in pain today as they miss loved ones.

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  5. So sorry about your loss. Sending lots of prayers and POTP.

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  6. Hugs for you today
    love
    Hazel, Mabel & Mom

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  7. SENDING HUGS AND LOVEZ ACROSS THE MILES AS YOU REMEMBER VIC TODAY; ♥♥♥♥♥

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  8. Truer words were never written. Thank you. Sending love and purrs today.

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  9. Beautiful words, Ann. And so very true. Hugs to you on this bittersweet day. Vic brought you a lifetime of smiles and filled your heart with joy. The tears only serve to help the happy memories grow even more dear.

    Hugs and Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber and Mom

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  10. Sending lots of love.

    My mom still can't talk about our family dog Katie who died in April of 2016 without wanting to cry and she's having a tough time over her betta fish, Scuba, who passed away 2 weeks ago. She keeps reminding herself of this as she's seen this quote before, she just wishes she knew when that time would be.

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  11. We have family in the Keys. They got out and are OK. What they will discover when they can return home they do not know.

    And we hope the best for all others, knowing that some hopes will not come true but some may.

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  12. This is so lovely. We hope Sharon sees this. We know she could use it right now. Sending you prayers as you remember your precious Vic. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo and Cooper Murphy

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  13. Big hugs for you, and all those who need them.

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  14. That's beautiful, Ann. Thank you for sharing this, dear friend.

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