Blog post: I believe: Reflections

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This thread is in reply to a blog post by Sharon entitled "I believe".
Name: Vicki
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vic
Dec 31, 2011 3:17 AM CST
I hope you danced in the rain too Lovey dubby Lovey dubby

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fiwit
Dec 31, 2011 7:09 AM CST
I would say something, but I"m too busy pondering... thanks for a ponder-full post. Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
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MaryE
Dec 31, 2011 9:16 AM CST
Good questions and thoughts. Maybe we should all memorize it.
Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most.
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Sharon
Dec 31, 2011 10:04 AM CST
Vic, yes. Always.

It's a ponderful day, I think.

Happy New Year, Ladies.
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sandnsea2
Dec 31, 2011 10:56 AM CST
Great post, thanks, Sharon!! Smiling
Name: Sharon
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Sharon
Dec 31, 2011 10:59 AM CST
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Samigal
Dec 31, 2011 11:51 AM CST
Wonderful post, Sharon and a Happy New Year to you. May it be healthy, happy and safe. Lovey dubby
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Sharon
Dec 31, 2011 12:04 PM CST
Happy New Year right back to you, Pegi.
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Dec 31, 2011 3:48 PM CST
As you know, this New Years Eve has found me rather emotional. Lots to think about today. Lots to remember.

What you've written is right on. You always seem to know. What would I do if you weren't there for me? I appreciate you and I love you.

Lovey dubby
Name: Sharon
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Sharon
Dec 31, 2011 4:03 PM CST
Nancy,

As you can see I posted this last night, just after midnight. I couldn't for the life of me understand why I wrote it last night. It was on my mind to write something for tonight, but the words were already there.

So maybe they were for you when you needed them.
I hope so.

Your friend had a long and lovely life and I know she was blessed by the beauty of yours in her final years. That was your gift to her, Nancy, and she was blessed to have it.

It's a new day, a new year tomorrow.
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Dec 31, 2011 4:53 PM CST
Lovey dubby Group hug
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vic
Dec 31, 2011 5:57 PM CST
Nancy, it sounds as if you've lost someone close and dear to you. I'm so sorry. Crying Hugs to you dear friend. Lovey dubby Group hug
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Dec 31, 2011 8:07 PM CST
Thank you, Sharon and all.

The lady to whom I have been a companion for the last almost 10 years passed away this morning. She was 97, only 3 months from 98. She was in a nursing home, and I have kept Sharon updated periodically with her life (such as it was). I am okay with the fact that she is indeed in Heaven. But my own life will be a little emptier without her.

For years, she would say, "I don't know why the Lord is keeping me here on earth for so long." I would tell her every time, "He's keeping you here for me."
Lovey dubby
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Dec 31, 2011 8:12 PM CST
I am so sorry for your loss. Group hug
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vic
Dec 31, 2011 8:16 PM CST
We're never ready to let our loved ones go, no matter how old they are. Praying for peace on your heart. Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
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Aguane
Dec 31, 2011 8:37 PM CST
Beautiful expression of your personal experience and feelings, Sharon. As always, I'm inspired. This should be published with your book Lovey dubby

So sorry for your loss, Nancy. You must have had a very close and rewarding, caring relationship with your friend. She passed on at the same age my Grandmother Floie passed. An age where she probably out lived those who loved her, too. She's with them now! ... and I know you'll miss her.

Happy New Year all. This year I'm more optimistic and eager to see the ball drop than in previous decades. Dunno why. Maybe because it's been so tough on so many souls on this Earth.

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Dec 31, 2011 9:11 PM CST
Thank you all again. It's so nice to hear kind words from dear friends. Even ones I've never met.
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Sharon
Dec 31, 2011 9:20 PM CST
Reminds me of a woman I once knew casually when I was younger. She had been blind from birth. One day as I left her (I was moving from Louisville to WKY and wouldn't see her often anymore) she said, "Would you mind if I touched your face before you leave?"

I didn't mind at all, and after, she said: "I like to 'see' my beautiful friends."

So even if we haven't met our friends here, Nancy, we can all 'see our beautiful friends' through their words.
See???
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Dec 31, 2011 9:26 PM CST
Yes, I "see." Lovey dubby
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Jan 1, 2012 9:22 AM CST
Nancy, I am so sorry for your loss. No matter how much we understand that it WILL happen; it still hits us hard. Believe that she was needed elsewhere now.

Sharon, thank you. It seems this is too emotional a time for me right now & I can not write more.

Anni
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



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