Look what I found on this prayer Tuesday! Poppies were among Ursulas favourite flowers … 😊
We all are part of this marvellous nature …
Ok, I wanna add some more 😉 Some „artwork“ I did with a group of people during a stay in the mountains (tree picture), and some fairy gardens – the most beautiful ones created by my little daughters best friends mum and her boyfriend. Aren‘t they amazing? Grateful for the treasures nature spoils us with.
Still grateful for that inspiring afternoon in November I spent with my Mom, my daughters, my brother in law and his sons and dog in the woods which my sister walked almost every day. My elder daughter built little hideouts for elves. I am sure my sister was with us on that day … Grateful for feeling her presence then – and now here in this community, too.
I apologize for not replying to everyone individually. It really comforts me to read all the kind notes and I am truly grateful for this.
Yesterday night was a tough one… and then I suddenly realized it‘s been exactly 6 months since she‘s been gone.
Ursula died on a Saturday in the very early morning, just when I was about to get into the car for the three-hours-drive to visit her. I came too late and I still feel guilty for delaying my secretly planned visit twice tha...
Ursula died on a Saturday in the very early morning, just when I was about to get into the car for the three-hours-drive to visit her. I came too late and I still feel guilty for delaying my secretly planned visit twice that week twice for unimportant organizational reasons. Although the doctors had told her devastating news two weeks before, I didn‘t expect fate to hit so soon and that hard. Her sudden death was a surprise for me. I suppose this is hard to imagine for some of you probably, but she was so strong and we just decided that – despite her illness – no one but God knows the day and hour, and that anyone else could be the first to go, too.
During the years she fought leiomyosarcoma and since I had become a mother, we got closer to each other than before and had alot of intense phone conversations. Still it wasn’t always easy between us … I wish I had been milder to her in some of the somewhat complicated situations we shared. I am grateful that there was peace between us during the weeks before she left. This makes it a little easier for me to cope with the hard reality, I guess (if one can cope with it at all).
Wishing you all good conversations with your dear ones. There‘s always a good reason for another try. Carpe diem.
Thank you all for the warm welcome.
Almost Tuesday …
Do not stand at my grave and weep:
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn’s rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand a...
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there, I did not die.
God, I pray for a dream which I can meet her in like I did some months ago … And I pray for her to be in a world where she is totally fine now. This picture shows an affirmation which meant a lot to her.
To all who knew Ursula …
I want to thank you all for every encouraging word, empathic listening and in general for being so supportive to her.
Today is the second time I visit the gratitude lounge since she died in late July, and when I read Alicia Mary Anns New Years‘ post, I decided to create an account in order to be able to express my deepest gratefulness to everyone (especially you, Alicia), who still keeps the memory alive. It touched my heart reading that you also...
Today is the second time I visit the gratitude lounge since she died in late July, and when I read Alicia Mary Anns New Years‘ post, I decided to create an account in order to be able to express my deepest gratefulness to everyone (especially you, Alicia), who still keeps the memory alive. It touched my heart reading that you also think of us, Ursulas family, in these difficult times which we are still experiencing … I especially appreciate that you carry on celebrating common prayer day on Tuesdays – which Ursula initiated as far as I know. It warms my heart to see that her traces are still visible in your gratitude community. I am truly convinced that it was her strong belief and also your support that nourished her inner power and made her „beat the statistics“ of her illness for so long and with such an enormous energy.
Now she is in peace, but it was far too early. We miss her more than words can tell …
Her „little“ sister, CP
P. S.: My daughters created these stones with her „gratitude lounge“ profile picture on it for her birthday in August. They are now on her grave …
I see what you mean 😊
that sounds lovely!
I must admit it feels a little odd to get so much gratefulness for my simple presence in this community. It is not a completely altruistic act, you know 😉 It rather makes me feel a little closer to Ursi – sort of „walking in her shoes“ 😌 I appreciate that, especially when the day is over, all the others are sleeping and I am lying on the sofa with my thoughts wandering around …
Thanks for putting this in words. So true!
I also send you blessings, Pilgrim 😊
Dear Anna, thanks for your blessings 😊
Thank you, Ose 😊
Stunning! Absolutely love this! Thanks for sharing.
Never seen something like this before! Marvellous 😊
Yes, we are indeed spoiled with nature here, living in one of the greenest cities of Europe. And especially me and my family, living very close to the river, the woods, the mountains, the lakes … and above this in a peaceful country. Definitely grateful for that and trying to make the kids aware of how lucky we are to live where we live every single day.
What a beautiful poem! I immediately took my Rilke book from my bedside table and started reading in it. Thanks for reminding me. Grateful for this uplifting start into my day.
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