I hope everyone can try to look forward to 2011. We are on a new path that none of us would have hoped for but it is what it is. We must continue honoring our loved ones by carrying on their legacy's and move forward. We have loved and been loved by some wonderful terrific people that would want us to find blessings each day as we open our eyes. Let's try to do that in their memories, okay. We know that we won't suffer the loss of our spouses in 2011 because we have already had to do that. Understand I mean the actual dying itself. Some of us (myself included) won't suffer the death of parents because we have done that too and for some children. I will most likely suffer the loss of my dear brother this year but he is being so strong in his pain and anguish that it reminds me so much of Bill and how he handled his situation that I will try to honor him in this also. So now, lets know that some good things will happen this year. We will move forward, actually find ourselves laughing sometimes, find ourselves being joyful about something, do good for others. It can happen, it will happen. Just open yourselves up and let the sunshine come in. You know your spouses would want this. Bill's only regret about dying was leaving me to suffer this pain (he lost his first wife after 57 years of marriage). We only had 4 1/2 years. But he kept telling me, go out with your friends, have a good time, remember our good times, and don't sit around and be sad. Don't sit around and be sad. I can't be in peace if you do that and I will know.
So friends, lets move on out and make someone happy. Okay, 2011 will be a good year, got that...................Hugs and blessing to you all..
You are doing so good and being so positive. I'm proud of you my friend. Yes, I agree it is very important to find joy in each day and as you suggest helping others if a good way to feel good about ourselves. I try and to that with my family and friends. Our spouses will be at peace when we decide to go on and not just be sad and negataive all the time. We will be with them when God decides it is our time, and not before. In the meantime, life goes on, and so must we. Happy New Year to you and God Bless you!
Kathy thank you for that! Truely, I love you for being so geniunely positive/hopeful. I need this so badly for myself & those close to me. I have been off work, in bed & crying/wailing for the past 2 days. I can't control it. I feel as if I should have a grip on this by now. I feel so weak & discombobulated. I don't think I've ever used that word before, but it seems to perfectly discribe me now... Anyway, in spite of my feelings, the poor weather & the stress, I am moving forward in what I hope will be a positive direction. I just signed up for next semester classes. I welcome prayers that I will be able to focus/concentrate & pass with flying colors! I had to withdrawal from a class last semester because my mind turned to jello. Hmmm, also I'm attempting to tie up loose ends regarding legal & financial issues. I really appreciate your advice to socialize which does not come easy to me- Larry was the outgoing one. It will take alot of effort to go it alone, but I will try. I am sorry that your brother is so ill. I continue to pray for you & yours. Christy