Good writing, with a strong point and with life oozing out.
I feel sad for you as I feel sad for myselfthe father that lost his son andthe son who lost his father.uncle Chuck
I miss him so much, Mike.
Interesting that I couldn’t sleep last night either, until I posted about my strong nephew. Afterward, I looked through all of my pictures and fell asleep remembering. Then, this morning I saw your post and was overwhelmed by how deeply you must feel it.
I think you were the one that told me that I had to risk the pain to feel that love. Easier to say than experience, you know? It’s true, though, and I know I wouldn’t trade it, because I love still feeling Will when I see a picture of him on my shoulder.I am overwhelmingly grateful for the time that I got to know your son, Mike.
What a beautiful tribute to such a beautiful son.
Mike & Stac…that was really very beautiful. Part of a poem by Anna McKenzie:
We, without a future,Safe, defined, deliveredNow salute you God.Knowing that nothing is safe,Secure, inviolable here.Except you,And even that eludes our minds at times.And we hate youAs we love you,And our anger is as strongAs our pain,Our grief is deep as oceans,And our need as great as mountains.
So, as we take our first few steps forwardInto the abyss of the future,We would pray forCourage to go places for the first timeAnd just be there.Courage to become what we haveNot been beforeAnd accept it,And bravely to look deepWithin our souls to findNew ways.
We did not want it easy God,But we did not contemplateThat it would be quite this hard,This long, this lonely.
So, if we are to be turned inside out,And upside down,With even our pockets shaken,Just to check what’s rattlingAnd left behind,We pray that you will keep faith with us,
And we with you,Holding our hands as we weep,Giving us strength to continue,And showing us beaconsAlong the wayTo becoming new.
We are not fighting you God,Even if it feels like it,But we need your help and company,As we struggle on.Fighting backAnd starting over.
beautiful and heartbreaking. thinking of you tonight.
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