Wednesday, February 17, 2010

"For Missy, With Love"

Today is a sad day for my family. My dear cousin and her husband had to lay their daughter to rest. She was only 25 years old and a beautiful young woman. My heart breaks for my cousin and my thoughts have been with her since her daughters passing on February 14th.

I have prayed for my family especially for my cousin and her husband. I love them so much and feel helpless. I know that this is something that they must go through and all I can think of to do is pray for them.

The following is something I found on another blog, "Sincerely Yours".
I wanted to post it for everyone to read and keep in mind.

Life can change in an instant. Please don't pass up the opportunity to let the people that you love,know it. It may be your last chance.


Isn't it amazing that George Carlin - comedian of the 70's and 80's - could write something so very eloquent and so very appropriate?

A Message by George Carlin:




The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers,
wider Freeways, but narrower viewpoints.
We spend more, but have less,buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more problems,more medicines, but less wellness.

We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom. angry, stay up too late, get up too early. We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.




We've learned how to make a living, but not a life. We've added years to life not life to years. We've been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor. We conquered outer space but not inner space.




We've done larger things, but not better things.







We've cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We've conquered the atom, but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish less. We've learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less.



These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small character, steep profits and shallow relationships. These are the quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill. It is a time when there
is much in the showroom window and nothing in the stockroom. A time when technology can bring this letter to you, and a time when you can choose either to share this insight, or to just hit delete...


Remember; spend some time with your loved ones because they are not going to be around forever.

Remember, say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe, because that little person soon will grow up and leaves your side because they are not going to be around forever.Remember, to give a warm hug to the one next to you, because that is the only treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn't cost a cent.







Remember, to say, "I love you" to your partner and your loved ones, but most of all mean it. A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from deep inside of you.Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday that person will not be there again.Give time to love, give time to speak! And give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind.
AND ALWAYS REMEMBER:Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

George Carlin

Thank You Anu from"Sincerely Yours". This just seemed so appropriate to me today.
Please pray for my cousins family today.

Love Di

27 comments:

Lynilu said...

Yes, I will. Hold each other tightly, in person or in spirit.

Wanda said...

Such sadness for all of your family Di. Have been thinking of you since Bernie's email.
Love to you...Wanda

Brenda said...

I am sad for this family. What a big, big loss to all of you. I trust that through it all, you and your family will know that God is with you.

Terrie said...

My prayers are with your family, Di. The "Life is not measured..." verse is one of my favorites and I have it in vinyl lettering on my wall but sometimes I still forget to remember it's meaning. Thank you for this post. Thank you for helping me to remember.

Bernie said...

I love George Carlin's words, I received this in an e-mail and saved it as it really hit home with me.
Have been thinking of you all day, I know you are having a rough time.
Always in my heart, prayers and thoughts......:-) Hugs

Anvilcloud said...

I am so sorry. Burying your children is soooo hard. I have witnessed this first hand when my young niece died suddenly, and it was a very hard thing.

Eileen said...

Beautiful reminder, Di.
You and your family are in my prayers. I pray God gives you all the strength to move through this heartache, it is almost too heavy of a burden, but I pray that one day your family will reach a place of peace.

Lena said...

Oh Di, I'm so, so sorry...

My thoughts are with your family...

Donna's Book Nook said...

No one ever knows exactly what someone else is going through. But my heart goes out to you and to this family. I lost my daughter when she was 28 y/o. I think about her so often, and still miss her (it's been almost 4 years).

Thank you for the words from George Carlin. I had not seen this before. Donna

Dee said...

What a terrible loss...my heart and prayers are with you and with her family. ((HUGS))

anupama said...

Dear Di,
NAMASTE!
GOOD EVENING!
Words are few when my eyes are full and my heart is aching.
I'm with you,your cousin and her hubby to share the grief.I pray wholeheartedly for the departed soul!Let the soul rest in peace!
Prayer works wonders!Time heals teh wounds.Be with them and give moral support,Di.you will be blessed!Please convey my respects and regards.
I'm happy to see my post in your blog.When I published it,I never knew the lies will be so useful.I'm honoured,dear!
Wishing you a peaceful night,
Sasneham,
Anu

Gail said...

Hi Diana-
such an untimely and tragic loss - I am sending prayers and light to you and your family. sigh........

I love that monologue of George Carlin's. Amazing and SO true.
Thanks for posting it.
Love to you and yours
Gail
peace.....

Maria said...

Hi Diana...
My heart is feeling the heaviness of this time for you and your family~
I watched a dear friend bury her 11 year old daughter who died suddenly (she would be the same age as my Rachael who is 24 now.)
...Life changing...
The words you have written here are so very true, this very moment is always the most important one... I often am thinking of what's next or already happened and am not fully savoring the very present moment ...
Each moment of life is so precious.

I think your recent posts are making all of your readers keenly aware of how dear life is and how to cherish our loved ones.
~comfort & God's sweet peace to you~
Maria

Blessings each day said...

I am so very sorry that your poor heart is enduring another loss. I have been praying for you and for your cousin's family...wish there was something I could do.

blessings and loving hugs,

marcy

Bill ~ {The Old Fart} said...

George Carlin could be so profound at times. Prayers sent for you and your family.

quieten said...

Oh Di,
I am so sorry for your cousin's loss. i know it is hard for your entire family. My prayers are with you and with them. I wrap my virtual arms around you and give you my love and support.

Love,
Quieten

Margaret Pangert said...

So, so sad, Diana. I will pray for you and your cousin and her husband. Thank you for the words of inspiration. It is time for us all to sit back and think. Blessings, Margaret xx

linda said...

I just lifted your cousin and her family up in prayer. I'm so very sorry for your loss.

Teacher's Pet said...

Di..I read "Sincerely Yours"...
Please, feel free to pick up the phone and call me...anytime. I know how important it is to keep in touch...and how important it is to know that someone is there to listen. I care about you. I am so sorry for the terrible losses you have endured. Love to you from Jackie.

Rebecca said...

This is a very, very sad time for your family, Di. I'm so sorry. Thank you for passing on the article by George Carlin. It is full of wisdom.

Jenny said...

Oh Di. You have been surrounded with sadness so much. I am so sorry to hear of this new loss. I hope a ray of sunshine and hope finds you all in these sad times.

The Muse said...

all my prayers to all of you.

Lisa said...

I'm so sorry for the loss of your loved one, Di -- but, you're right it is good to be reminded of how short life is -- no matter how long you live. And what our priorities should be in this short time. (Extraordinary wisdom from George Carlin, of all people!)

Tranquility Speaks said...

I am so very sorry to hear of your cousin's loss. I pray to God to grant them the strength to deal with this, and serenity in the years to come

Teresa said...

All I can say is "Wow, that hit the nail on the head" : ) Love you Di, and I am missing the Village...Where are we?

Jerelene said...

You and your family have been and continue to be in my prayers...so sorry to hear about this..
Loved the George Carlin...lovely :)
Big hugs dear friend...
Love you...Jerelene

Barb said...

Hugs to you Diana. My thoughts are with your Family. You have all had much sadness in the last months.