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June 11, 2014


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I am here. Holding you and your sorrow as if was my own.

Deb Taylor

I am here again....wanting to sit with you...more and longer and deeper.


This is very poignant and beautiful, Rebecca. Thank you for sharing it with us.


How little we know of how much time we our our loved ones have left! However much it is, it is not enough. But we have this moment...this do as you say: lay down the pain, forgive, and drink of mercy.

Ms. Moon

Beautiful. Yes. Every day and in every possible way, we must walk in love and light, remembering that truly, that's all we have and it will not be there for us forever.


Oh my, this is so beautifully written, Rebecca, thank for these words and your gentle reminder! Sending much love and more hugs to you!! xo


We never have enough time, I think. No matter how well spent the closing time, no matter how long the good-bye, when death finally beckons, there is always that cry for one last moment, that one last thing we might wish we could change. God be with you in your sorrow.

Laurie Zuckerman

Extraordinary words you have written, Rebecca. Touching and profound. Thank you for sharing your own sorrows and the sorrows of your dear friends. My heart goes out to you.


Your word ring so true Rebecca. Do you know that Joe Spado's wife joined him recently?
My love to you.


The Well of Grief

Those who will not slip beneath
the still surface on the well of grief

turning downward through its black water
to the place we cannot breathe

will never know the source from which we drink,
the secret water, cold and clear,

nor find in the darkness glimmering
the small round coins
thrown by those who wished for something else.

-- David Whyte

Those of us who have experienced great loss, know and understand. I am thinking of you, Rebecca.

Paula Scott

To be in the moment each and every day and cherish it as though it were our last. And, the importance of taking care of unfinished business...

My dear, I am so sorry to hear of these losses. Sadly we have reached the age where they will begin to come with a faster pace-that was one of the things that my mother in law kept commenting about. It became a monthly and sometimes weekly occurrence. And, it is hardest on those of us left behind learning hope to cope with life without those that we've lost.

If you haven't read "The Tunnel and the Light" by Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, do. It is amazing. There are many of her books out there, but this one is a good compilation of her life's work in death and dying.

Big hugs filled with lots of healing love to you.


The sun is setting as I write... Pups are curled up with me on the couch, music playing in the background. How did I come to be so comfortable all alone? I think it might be because I know how your eyes twinkle when you smile. I also know what they look like when they we'll up with tears. And your hugs. Every cell in my body knows what your hugs feel like. I can now see that empty class room... full but empty. It is that kind of empty that is so poignant Rebecca. I wouldn't miss one moment in my life to escape this emptiness, I have come to cherish it, like I cherish our friendship. I hold these treasures to my heart and breathe them in as if my life depends on it. I love you. Xo


Your words are so true and important. I told my daughter every single time I talked to her, either in person or on the phone, without fail, that I loved her. And she to me. One day I lost her unexpectedly, and the knowledge that she KNEW she was loved is sometimes the only thing that keeps me from still crumbling. Your message here, to let those you care for know it, is huge!

I am so sorry for your heartaches. Somehow, I think your friends knew they were part of your heart.

Lisa JonesMoore

So well expressed Rebecca. I am thinking of you and sending love and will act on what you have said...


A beautiful post filled with remembrance, sorrow, and hope.


I have read and re-read...felt all of the sorrow and pain and love. My heart aches and yet feels full because of your beautiful words my friend.

Laura Hegfield

Thank you dear Rebecca for sharing the wisdom grief and love, love and grief have written upon your heart and encouraged you to share with us. Each day is a gift, a blessing… it is too easy to get wrapped up in strife and forget that we are not traveling alone, there are plenty of loved ones to walk with us, listen, carry some of the weight and lighten the load with friendship and laughter… and they need us too.

Much love to you as the waves of sorrow and memories of joy wash over you again and again.


to carry and be carried, the eb and flow of life to be sure, no matter what we have had and what we have not; that we live it well is in the end all that matters.. yours are wise words, cherish, light, guide. may peace be with you rebecca.


Sitting here quietly; you much on my mind as the weekend rolls out on Friday. I am feeling a bit of a malaise myself and searching for some direction. Mortality came knocking at my door twice in the last ten days. Sometimes, like you, a person just has to sit back and wait.


My thoughts are with you Rebecca. XO

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