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This fragile life

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One of the greatest blessings in my life is my group of women friends. For the past two plus years, we have met once a week, for dinner, conversation and art, and have become like family.

This week, we were shaken to the core. My dear friend lost her eldest son to a heart attack. He was only 36, a year younger than my own dear son.

There are no words to express our sorrow. Today we will meet to share memories and honor his life. Tomorrow, as her husband so eloquently expressed it, we will all begin to help her put the pieces of her shattered heart back together. There will always be a missing piece, a hole that no one else can fill.  But, perhaps over time, the hole in her heart can be reinforced by the light and love of those of us who hold her dear.

Hold your loved ones close today. Remind them of your love. This beautiful life is fragile beyond imagining.


Written by wovensongs

January 13, 2012 at 10:44 am

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  1. Indeed, life is fragile.
    Sharing in your sorrow, as well as your hope. Please, tell your friend there are many out “here” who are holding her (as well as all the women in your group) in our hearts, sending love – uplifting her in our thoughts.

    Theresa Johnson

    January 13, 2012 at 11:26 am

  2. I don’t really know the right words to say. I think any of us with kids automatically feel a strong emotion when we hear of another mother’s heartbreak. Sending lots of healing thoughts for both of you. So glad she has you by her side through this.


    January 14, 2012 at 9:34 am

    • Theresa, Cathy,

      Thank you for your healing thoughts and prayers. And especially for your blogs. When you share your journey, it makes mine lighter. I feel blessed to have found this strong on-line community.


      January 14, 2012 at 2:32 pm

  3. My condolences to all of you.

    May you wrap your friend in strength and healing, share tears, laughter and compassion.


    January 16, 2012 at 6:19 pm

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