DO NOT STAND
Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond's gift of snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the autumn's gentle rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there ~ I did not die.
I just wanted to thank all of my readers who left comments for me on my last post, for your lovely words of strength and support for me and my family. These last couple of weeks has been probably the most difficult experience I've had to endure in my life thus far. Losing my father to cancer was not exactly how I thought things would go, but someone once told me... "If you want to give God a good laugh, just sit back and tell him your plans."
This is so true. I'm thankful for the fact that my family has always been a strong and loving one, because if it weren't for our faith and support, of and for each other... this whole ordeal would have been unbearable.
I'm glad that I've been able to stay here, in Dubuque with my mom to help get some of her and dad's business in order, and set her on the long path of healing as his surviving widow. Even though I am very sad I have to leave her, I know my two brothers and their families will be here for her, as well as my abundant circle of relatives who all are very caring, loving and supportive.
It's time for me to return to my home in Alabama and try to get myself back into some sort of normalcy. I've missed my hubby and my critters and I'm anxious to see them all again. Harley tells me the weather for Saturday and Sunday are supposed to be really pretty, so I told him on the phone last night... "That's a good thing. I think a little road thereapy is just what I need."
Thank you again for your support and patience during my absence and I'm looking forward to getting back to the keyboard... after all what's the fun in keeping the miles to myself. Take care of your families and enjoy each day to the fullest... you never know when it may be your last.