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.


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

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

  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.

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

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