Wednesday, January 07, 2009

sweet and sour

Most nights I sleep so deeply, and then when I have had enough, I simply wake up and take the time to reflect and gather my thoughts in an uninterrupted way.  It is my quiet time.  Often, I am guided by something stronger that leads me to a place which I truly feel is for a reason or for some sort of higher power.  A message, a sign that guides me.

I was sifting and sorting through my pile of things to read and I read an article which lead me all the way here, and suddenly I was sobbing and feeling that this needed to be shared.  As a mother, an artist, a friend and a lover of life and the energy that we must send out, I wanted to take this time to share with you something so sweet and so sour.   We are a force and we can provide positive energy and make changes that will in essence bring us through hard times and
one quickly realizes that each of us have a master plan which does not lie in our hands.

Life gives us things that are so poignant, so beautiful and sometimes just too hard to swallow.
I posted earlier about today being my one year blog day but somehow it pales compared to this.


23 comments:

Debra said...

Prayers for Emilie, her sons, husband and all of her family.
God must have some very, very special plans for this sweet, young woman~

pve design said...

Debra,
I love your perspective to see that Emilie and her family are all part of a grand plan.
Thanks for your comments and your faith.
Patricia

Kwana said...

This is so heartbreaking. It really puts life perspective. We have to treasure the blessing of every day and be thankful for it.

Kim said...

I just found her blog a few weeks ago - such a wonderful woman. And to walk us through the last few pages of her life - WOW!

It's as if we knew her personally.

pve design said...

Kwana,
YES we do need to treasure every minute and given that there is no school today, due to "inclement weather" gives us the opportunity to hug our kids, walk our dogs and miss knitting! Another reminder that there is a grander master plan!
I am so glad you are in my life!
pve

heidi said...

I can't even comprehend what they are going through... my thoughts and prayers are so with them. And I will carry this story in my heart as I navigate through the extraordinary simplicity of my hectic gift of a rainy day. Thanks, PVE. -xoh

ArchitectDesign said...

It makes you realize how precious life is and how lucky we all are! What a great story!!

Joyce said...

Patricia- When I use to get these moments and tell my mom how I would fall asleep so peaceful and suddenly wake up and can't get back to sleep. Her response was "These are moments God wants to talk to you". My response while I'm sleeping? So... now when I get these moments I quietly slip out of bed and come downstairs to sit, think, reflect and talk.

I'm off to read the link- but something tells me I might need a kleenex or two.

Thank you my friend for heartwarm post. xoxo

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

Oh, I have missed stopping by and this story will definitely change the tenor of my drive in to LA this morning. Wishing you so many great things to come with your blog dear Patricia.

xo Mary Jo

Roxane B. Salonen said...

Patricia, I found your comment this morning and was so heartened by it. The connections that are happening following Emilie's passing are proof to us of the beauty of life, and the gift of hers. Thank you for reading and taking time to respond. Soon, I will have another posting that relates to Emilie, so please stop back. In the meantime, let's use the energy we are finding from Emilie's life to make ours even better and more meaningful.

michelle said...

How brave of Emilie and her family to share this.

There is the now the possibility in my mind, that we can get through anything.

A beautiful poem...to love and to be loved...I guess that's it.

Ellen Gerstein said...

It's amazing how the Internet can bring us to people that we might never have met. So we can learn about them and the people who loved them, and know that their lives had purpose and meaning.

A Day That Is Dessert said...

Heartwrenching...I really don't think I can go back and read more. I'm sending out prayers to her family....thank you for sharing.

pve design said...

Lecia,
I realize that this is a tough post. I sincerely hope that you know how sweet you are to me and to your family and I can speak for many of us here in blog land. Sorry to have posted something so close to you and your heart.
Sending strong wishes for each of us to support one another in our posts, our words and our love and joy for each day-
Patricia

3 Peanuts said...

Thank you for sharing that story. I will pray for that family as I cannot imagine the hole that is there now. I will also squeeze mine a little tighter today.

Susan said...

I clicked on your link and read entry after entry of Emilie's blog. She was such a sparkling personality. I almost feel like I knew her. While I was reading, there were lots of tears. Her saga certainly puts life's little problems into perspective.

I'm 56 years old. I've already lost several dear dear friends (from childhood) to cancer. Their deaths had a profound influence on me and my husband. We started putting into action plans that we might have postponed--not realizing that life can be so short.

Tara said...

Patricia:

I am thankful you sent me to Emilie's link...it is amazing how close you can fell to someone from just reading her thoughts---isn't she just like all of us? Wouldn't we feel the same way? And the fact that she expressed those feelings, surely a catharsis for her at the end. Goshm so overwhelming. What an incredible woman. And it's good she shared herself with us. We can always learn so much from each other, how truly the same we are!

Congrats on your 100th post. I have absolutley no artistic talent to share on my blog but I appreciate our commonality in childrearing! Your talents are wonderful,I am glad to call you friend!

:0)
Tara

Marnie said...

achingly sad -

MIMILEE said...

You know we are all in the process of DYING, some sooner and some later. How tragic that this young mother had to die so soon. What courage she possessed to battle so fiercely this disease that knows no age limits.....it takes the very young as well as the elderly. Thanks for sharing this. I have been very touched by Emilie's faith and courage and I will be praying for the precious ones she has left behind. I pray that her legacy will serve to touch others in a very special way.

Marketing Mama said...

Thank you for sharing Emilie's story with your friends and readers. I think she would have really liked your blog! I linked to your story on the "In the News" post I've been keeping about Emilie here:

http://missymarketingmama.blogspot.com/2008/12/emilie-in-news.html

Take care,
Missy

Lisa Borgnes Giramonti said...

My heart is so heavy. I only found her website just now through yours. How I wish I had known her...

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

No words. I can not imagine what her family has gone / is going through.

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