Most of you who follow me, know that I write these weekly musings to spark something within you (and me). To make you think on a deeper level. I’ve, in the past, revealed some parts of myself in the hopes that you get me and from your comments, I get you.
You may have noticed I’ve been awol from the blogging community for a bit. It began with that nasty storm that rocked the East Coast recently. We saw devastation but we were okay — just without power for about a week and a half. We left for a while and stayed somewhere else. Finally, the abode was livable and we returned. We were there for one night and the phone rang the next morning with news from one of my sisters. The kind of news you don’t want to hear. I feel as if my world is upside down.
We are once again in limbo but that storm is a faded, insignificant memory to me now. That doesn’t seem important anymore (and I’m not in any way taking away from those who suffered and lost more and are still coping) but I have a family member in harm’s way now and that’s more difficult than any “storm” I’ve survived.
My Daddy is an intensely private person so even though he won’t know I’m writing about him, I won’t mention him by name but I wanted to write something. He is one of the most important men in my life and I’m used to seeing him strong and sure. He has been through a very serious surgery and is recovering. That recovery is first and foremost in our lives now. This has shifted my life into a sharp and distinct perspective; one that I’ve never experienced. You know, when something happens and everything comes into focus and you realize what the REALLY important things are in life.
The people you love and those that love you. And that love is fierce. The kind that makes you cry and ache and you want to take the pain away and you can’t. You just stand there hopeless and praying and promising and wanting everything to be okay and return to normal. My family is a wonderful one. We have been there for each other and I know that we will weather this, stronger and our love stronger than ever before.
So I’m asking all of you to do me a big favor. Would you please put your loving good thoughts and prayers or however you do this — however you send good thoughts to someone because I could use them. He could use them as he goes through this long recovery to being well again. This incredibly strong man could use it and I think good energy and prayers work.
I miss you all so much. I miss “talking” to you. I miss visiting your blogs and commenting. Thank you — all of you who’ve emailed me personally — you really have no idea how much it means to me. Thank you.