Saturday, August 29, 2009

Hope, Magnified

Dedicated to a certain brave warrior lion up in Winnipeg.

And in the distance, evidence of brush fire.

* sigh *

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Providence and Gratitude

How can I ever thank you enough for your compassion and prayers. I have read each and every one of your warm and loving messages and have held them to my heart. And one by one, they have helped to fill the void.

I am blessed to have found so many wonderful and dear friends in the blogging community. Perhaps it was Providence. Perhaps the Fates, knowing they would take my beloved husband, were merciful and gave me good friends to soften the pain. Hundreds of hands to catch me when I fell. Hundreds of balloons to lift me upward again. I will not question it. I am just ever so thankful to have you in my life.

My girls and I are doing well. We miss him, and think of him, and still shed some tears. But we are, for the most part, at peace. We are rebuilding our lives and are holding each other up with the help of loving family members and friends. I intend on visiting each and every one who left me kind words on my last post to give a personal thank you. It might take me a while, but I will do it.

In the meantime, please keep my dear friend Renee, and her sister Jacquie and nephew Sheldon in your prayers.