could stay in bed for days.
my heart feels like it has been punched, hard,
over hearing the news that my sister in law
from my previous marriage, died suddenly yesterday.
she was the twin of my ex husband,
a cherished daughter,
a sister, an aunt , a cousin, and a friend to many.
Joanie was a kind, sweet, beautiful, feisty, funny, sensitive,
independent spirit who battled an enormous amount of health
problems and still remained positive
in spite of these struggles.
this is the second major loss for this family, as they lost another daughter ~ another sister several years ago...so in spite of my attempts to have a good spiritual perspective, this still feels like a completely unfair tragedy.
my only solace is knowing her sister Jan is there with her, showing her the ropes, holding her hand as she experiences freedom for the first time, from all the physical limitations her condition had given her.
Joanie was so well loved, and so well cared for, and her family can be assured that her heart knew this, and still does...
please offer your prayers or whatever feels best to the Peterson family,
please send them thoughts of peace and comfort and the assurance that death cant touch the bonds of love and the connection of family.
thank you Joanie for bringing so many smiles to our lives...
take good care of her Jan..
so deeply loved
so deeply missed....
"Beannacht" by John O'Donohue
On the day when
The weight deadens
On your shoulders
And you stumble,
May the clay dance
To balance you.
And when your eyes
The gray window
And the ghost of loss
Gets into you,
May a flock of colors,
Indigo, red, green
And azure blue,
Come to awaken in you
A meadow of delight.
When the canvas frays
In the curragh of thought
And a stain of ocean
Blackens beneath you,
May there come across the waters
A path of yellow moonlight
To bring you safely home.
May the nourishment of the earth be yours,
May the clarity of light be yours,
May the fluency of the ocean be yours,
May the protection of the ancestors be yours.
And so may a slow
Wind work these words
Of love around you,
An invisible cloak
To mind your life......
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