“Death ends a life not a relationship” – Mitch Albom

“If there ever comes a day where we can’t be together, keep me in your heart. I will stay there forever.” – A A Milne

It’s been a dark day for many people today. A dark day here. No more words today let some photographs say the rest.

98 thoughts on “Dark Day

  1. Should You Go First

    Should you go first and we remain
    To walk this road of life alone,
    We’ll hold close memories
    Of happy days we’ve known.
    Weโ€™ll see you in the roses wild
    And in the tangerine of sunsets;
    In the trees and puddles,
    We’ll catch a glimpse of you.
    Should you go first and we remain
    For trials to be weathered,
    Each thing you’ve touched along the way
    Will be a hallowed spot.
    We’ll hear your voice and see your smile,
    Though blindly we may grope,
    The memory of your tender love
    Will buoy us on with hope.
    Should you go first and we remain,
    Shine your lovelight for us
    That we may follow you.
    And someday in that golden peace
    You’ll hear us call your name.

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      1. I’m so sorry, love. Were you right there when she passed? The reason I ask is, I was in the room when my stepmom passed. It was an extraordinary experience. She was a kind, sweet woman. She had battled cancer two times prior before she finally lost the battle in 2013 (a battle spanning 20 years).

        When she coded, a lady Doc asked my dad if he wanted her brought back. He said yes & I immediately heard “NO” shouted in my head. That “NO” didn’t come from me. They brought her back but, she coded, again, two minutes later. This time, he let her go. Gary, I’m telling you, straight up…I felt her soul leave that room & I could barely breathe. I was dizzy & I shook all over. She was SO ready to get the hell out of there and out of that diseased body.

        Later on, during a prayer group with friends and family at the hospital, she sent me one last image. She worked for my hometown’s PD as Parking Enforcement (meter maid, a non-sworn position). She loved that job. She let me know she was just fine with a view of her, in her uniform, walking along the edge of a large, clear river. Her back was to me, she turned, smiled at me, waved goodbye and faded from view.

        You may think me mental but, my experience seemed to calm & satisfy my dad, my step-sister & my stepmom’s best friend. And, I remember it just as clearly as if it happened, yesterday.

        I know you miss your beauty but, she is not far. I promise.

        Jeez…now I’m in tears…

        BIG HUGS, LOVE! ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’•

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      2. No. K had been in the hospice for days. I couldnโ€™t spend all day there as I needed to look after son. It happened when I had just got him to sleep. I really wish I had. I couldnโ€™t pull myself to see her after she went. But Iโ€™ve heard over people say similar things. My uncle who was the biggest sceptic ever is convinced something like that happened with his mum. x

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  2. It’s today. My heart goes out to you. She was a beautiful woman. And you have part of her with you always in your son. Nick and I didn’t have any children together except our dog and cat. When they go, I’ll have nothing left of his to hold onto.

    Be happy again. For your son. For YOU. Hugs.

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  3. ๐Ÿ•ฏ Such sweet sorrow. Beautiful pictures… Happier times. She is not gone, but only lost for the moment in the physical. Be well both of you. She is there in spirit, in your thoughts, and in your memories. โค๏ธ

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