Friday, October 8, 2010

Taking a breath

I know it has been a moment at least since my last cryptic post. I haven't been creating much, so I haven't been inspired to blog. Tonight though I need to take a moment to open up. I am generally a pretty private person, not because I am selfish, but because I know we all have our paths to walk and I never really figure someone wants to hear everything I see along mine. My grandfather, the one and only who has ever come close to fitting that title, passed away unexpectedly this morning. I am sorry that he is gone, not so much because there is a loss in my life, but because I know that his wife and my mom are now hurting very much.

There is a natural order to life that I have never realized fully until today, but if life works as it should, each of us will be an orphan at one point in our lives. That is a harsh reality and may sound callous in this moment, but please do not mistake my tenor.

Tonight I am taking a moment to breathe. To inhale what is life and to thank my stars that I had someone who I could call "Grandpa" even if neither of us were ever sure what that was really supposed to mean. I am also thanking my stars that I have my parents for yet another day.

Safe journeys, Grandpa.

oh- and my news from the last post is that I have been selected by Memory Makers online to be interviewed as a member of the fabulous board. I will let you know when it is posted. --much love, L. 

5 comments:

  1. Oh Lora, I am so sad for your loss!! Big hugs to you and your family right now!!!

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  2. Lora, I'm sorry for your and your family's loss. Thinking of you, and thanks for the reminder. ♥

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  3. Dear, dear Lora, I'm sending you lots of {{{{hugs}}}}. So very sorry for your loss. You'll be in my thoughts and prayers.

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  4. Sending you hugs! And, yes we do want to hear what you see and feel as you travel down your path.

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  5. So sorry for your loss, Lora. Sending you lots of hugs and prayers.

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