Thursday, April 9, 2009

Of Grief and Gratitude

Today I spent the afternoon at the memorial service for Get Thee To A Poet's daughter. It has been a sorrowful day.

I am grateful to Doris for allowing me to share in the celebration of her daughter's life.
One mother to another, my heart is grieving for their loss.

I am deeply indebted to my good friend for watching my kids even though she and her two little ones had arrived on a red eye at 6am this morning.

There really isn't much more to say. We all move forward, even if we don't want to, and pick up the pieces we'd rather let lie.


Coal Miner's Granddaughter said...

I know Doris will move forward. And I'm glad you called me yesterday.

baronessvonb said...

I cannot begin to fathom the anguish D & her family must be enduring.

It is just another testament to your loyalty and big heart that you were there to help carry that heavy burden with them for a while. Bless you, NATUI, and bless you, too, CMD.
You are lovely and amazing.

The Van Goat Ranch said...

I'm sorry things have been so difficult - for all of you. It's strange you feel that life is moving on whether you want to or not and I said in my last post that life is moving on without me. I feel your pain. We are both feeling the pain of life taking control of us. I'm here if you ever want to talk to someone you don't usually talk to.

buddha_girl said...

I am so very glad to hear that Doris has a friend in you and that you will help carry the weight of the unfathomable pain she and her family are bearing.

You are loved.

Anonymous said...

I clicked on the Poet's Daughter and read her entries about her daughter. So heartbreaking.

Joe said...

I think it's profoundly great when a person can be so selfless at a time like that, when a friend needs you most. Kudos to you.

RiverPoet said...

M -

You know it meant so much to us to have you there. You are an amazing friend, and I wish you had known Stephanie in person. You would have liked her.

Love, D