As many of you know my husband "my Geno" passed away the end of September. It's been a devastating blow and I've been trying to gain my equilibrium. But healing is a process and as I learn to "move forward" not "move on" its a challenge. Geno still exists and is a huge part of me which is why I don't like the saying "move on" as if I'm leaving him behind. I recently listened to a Ted Talk and it resonated with me on so many levels. Here is the link. Its short and worth the time to listen.
I've received so many cards with wonderful notes, flowers and calls from those in the Active Rain community. You know who you are and I so appreciate everyone of you! All the heartfelt condolences help beyond words to endure the emotional turmoil I'm experiencing. Thank you.
The encouraging notes I've received lately cheer me up and are of great comfort. I'm grateful for the helping hand to bring stability to my life. I consider every gracious gesture of understanding and encouragement a gift that I will always cherish.
I recently received this and loved the message:
All is well
Death is nothing at all. It does not count. I have only slipped away into the next room. Nothing has happened. Everything remains exactly as it was. I am I, and you are you, and the old life that we lived so fondly together is untouched, unchanged. Whatever we were to each other, that we are still. Call me by the old familiar name. Speak of me in the easy way you always used. Put no difference into your tone. Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow. Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes that we enjoyed together. Play, smile, think of me, pray for me. Let my name be ever the household word that it always was. Let it be spoken without an effort, without the ghost of a shadow upon it. Life means all that it ever meant. It is the same as it ever was. There is absolute and unbroken continuity. What is death but a negligible accident? Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight? I am but waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near, just around the corner. All is well.