Sunday, August 29, 2010

Taking time to breathe...

It seems like ages since I've had time to post... and now that I have a few minutes to relax, my mind's gone all empty.
Which is kind of nice, I think.

I'm just taking time to breathe... to experience... and to revel in the timelessness of having a little bit of "time" to myself.

I'm needing it, to be sure... since the last few weeks have been fraught with sorrow and heartache, worrying and waiting.

We unexpectedly lost my dearly loved ex brother in law, and my sons' Uncle Dwight, on my birthday.
Within a month - from start to finish - cancer claimed his life.

We're now sitting on pins and needles, waiting for a beautiful child (Matthew -one of my daycare children) to take his final breath... after so many years of illness and pain.

There's been pain and loss ... yet there's been an equal and almost overwhelming joy in the releasing - and promise of release - from painful and life-debilitating bonds.

I can only imagine the rejoicing that's going on in heaven right now, with Dwight re-joining his brothers and sisters and his loving Mom.

And I can only imagine the joyful anticipation going on in heaven right now, with this gorgeous little lad on the very last leg of his journey, before returning home to the loving arms of God.

It's been a rough couple of weeks, but somehow... it's also been a joyful and peaceful time.

~~Peace on the outside, comes from knowing God on the inside.~~
And what I know is good.


Kerry O'Gorman said...

Peaceful thoughts are with you from this side of the world...I think we miss those who have gone on because, as someone once said, "It's not that life is short, it's that death is really long".

Kathy said...

What a beautiful tribute to them both. I am so sorry for your loss and the next loss too. You are in my prayers. God Bless

Libby's Library said...

Ooooooooh my sweet Katie Tatie - send lots of love your way!

Kurichan said...

(((HUGS))) to you, Katie!

Narelle Nettelbeck said...

There is such a peace knowing our loved ones are going home. I pray your grief is brief and your happy memories strong.

Out Back said...

This is a lovely post Kate although sad as well.

Sending you best wishes at this time,


Marjie said...

I know it is a corny stereotype to say it's good that Dwight went quickly, but I truly believe it's better that his suffering was not long and drawn out. I am sorry for your loss of Dwight and your impending loss of the little boy.

Homestay Mama said...

I'm sorry for your losses, Katie.



Fruitcake Sandy said...

Dear Kate,

My heart goes out to you and yours. Sending hugs and prayers.

farmlady said...

Death takes your breath away, doesn't it. It's so final and quiet at last.
For those in pain it may be the only relief.... when they are released from this world.
I don't understand all of this, but I do know that it can be a joyful and peaceful time as you said.
We should be happy for their relief even though we are sad that we will miss them.

Roslyn said...

It's just hard,Katie,no way around it, and for us I think it feeds into the grief that never ends. Hugs, my dear, the dog days of August have been memorable for all the wrong reasons.

Nancy M. said...

That's a lot to have to deal with at one time! Glad that you feel they are in a better place. {{HUGS}}


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