Grateful For The Active Rain Community

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899

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.


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Anthony Kirlew
Group 46:10 Network @ eXp Realty - Gilbert, AZ
Helping You Make Fiscally Sound Choices

Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR I am so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers of comfort to you and your family during this time.

Nov 11, 2019 08:09 AM #33
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Dorie, what a wonderful message, "All is Well". I truly love and believe it. Continuing my prayers for you and your family.

Nov 11, 2019 09:53 AM #34
MaryKay Shumway
The Kellstrom Ray Agency, Inc. (Est. 1948) - Sister Bay, WI
Door County Wisconsin's Real Estate Expert

Dorie, I had not heard.  Please accept our most sincere condolences on your loss.

Nov 11, 2019 10:00 AM #35
Mimi Foster
Falcon Property Solutions - Colorado Springs, CO
Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor

On one level I love the message. I pray for you peace and healing. I can't even imagine the pain of the loss, but I'm so glad you have such a loving support system.

Nov 11, 2019 10:44 AM #36
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

I am so glad so many have reached out to you ....there is comfort here for you in the thoughts, prayers and virtual hugs.

Nov 11, 2019 03:46 PM #41
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Hi are so right..there is comfort and it is felt.

Nov 11, 2019 05:47 PM #42
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

What a beautiful message in the "All is Well." Moving forward will be tough, but hopefully knowing so many people are pulling for you helps in some way.

Nov 11, 2019 05:56 PM #43
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR There is so much love around you from friends, family and AR members. You are doing amazingly well and Geno would be oh so proud of you. I am! My phone is open for you 24/7

Nov 11, 2019 06:24 PM #44
Kimo Jarrett
WikiWiki Realty - Huntington Beach, CA
Pro Lifestyle Solutions

We experience a miracle everyday, yet one day the miracle will cease but for most of us, the gratitude of the miracle is never celebrated until we realize the magnitude of the daily miracle.

Cherishing memories of family and friends provides peace and tranquility and soothes the inner spirit of being grateful and forgiving. Blessed are the peacemakers and especially to you for such an inspiring post. 

Nov 11, 2019 08:10 PM #45
Tom Bailey
Margaret Rudd & Associates Inc. - Oak Island, NC

Dorie, so sorry for your loss! This s a wonderful moving post. Good luck to you moving forward. 

Nov 11, 2019 08:28 PM #46
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I'm so glad you shared that message.  It is quite timely for my own life right now.  A relative who lost her son when he was teen said to me one day, that the fact that each day brings her one day closer to seeing him again is good for her to continue to move forward. That's stayed with me sinch she said it (at a time when another relative lost her son who was in his early 30s) and I've shared it a few times because for me that's a good way to keep living when someone you love is missing from your life here on earth.

Nov 11, 2019 09:22 PM #47
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

You are a shining example for the rest of us, and your message is warmly felt.  Geno was a lucky man to find you, and likewise you are lucky to have him in your heart.

Nov 12, 2019 01:31 AM #48
Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

With the sharing of your "All is Well" message you provide us all a great gift, Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR.  Thank you so much for helping us prepare and find peace.  Continued prayers and healing thoughts are sent your way ...


Nov 12, 2019 08:15 AM #49
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Fare well to all us at some point. Until then thank you will do nicely

Nov 12, 2019 09:07 AM #50
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

I read that poem when my mom died and it is a lovely sentiment. Grieving is so hard, but natural, and not something to push down, but to enter into and feel with all your emotion so you can recognize and deal with those emotions. Wishing you all the best on this hard journey, knowing you are surrounded by and supported by those here.

Nov 12, 2019 10:50 AM #51
Jaymie Carroll
Real Estate Spice - Salt Lake City, UT
Realtor Marketing, Sales & Goal Achievement

Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR I am so sorry for your loss.  This is such a beautiful post.  I just happened to be scrolling through the feed and Yours caught my attention.  I haven't been w Active Rain long but I've been amazed at the incredible group of people here.  I had no idea what you were posting but something told me to stop and read.  I lost an only sibling 8 years ago and this summer my best friend and soulmate.  I've never been able to accept "move on" ... it just hasn't been right.  I watched the video you shared...beautiful and tears streamed.  Love is energy and never dies - it grows. Bless you and sending you healing vibes and a hug. 

Nov 12, 2019 10:55 AM #52
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

What a great post Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR . It wasn't until I read it through that I saw it got featured and I must say it sure is well deserving of being featured.

Nov 12, 2019 06:57 PM #55
Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

Very sweet post.  Thank you for sharing the message, All is Well.  I had never heard it.

Nov 30, 2019 12:53 PM #56
Mike Cooper, GRI
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro

Dorie, I appreciate your heartfelt words. This has been quite a year of loss in my life as well. Thankfully, my partner of 37 years is still by my side. I couldn't imagine life without her. I pray for your continued healing. 

Nov 30, 2019 02:04 PM #57
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Your Prettiness . . . I STILL have that on my bulletin board . . . it was one of the most comforting things I read back then. And even though in the physical our journeys remain 'solo', our beloveds are always with us. They are IN us. And wait till he starts chatting back to you!
Absolute and unbroken continuity.

Dec 01, 2019 09:22 AM #58
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