A quiet note
Friday August 15th 2008, 3:23 pm
Filed under: Friends,Life

I would not have joked about PCC lines yesterday had I known what was going to happen last night. An intense thank you to everybody who signed up or tried to sign up for the bone marrow donor registry.

I went to go blog this morning, but the words I’d been going to say just kind of trailed away from my fingers and left me; at the time, I didn’t know why. I thought, okay; it can wait till the right time.  Many a knitting project has shown me that.

But, though I know we will all see each other again in a place where there are no more tears, mine are flowing freely right now.

(Edited to add: http://www.bobgreenberger.com/ for those so inclined.  Thanks.)

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Comment by Qutecowgirl 08.15.08 @ 3:43 pm

I’m so sorry.

Your faith tells you all is well, yet your heart breaks. Even Jesus wept over Lazarus.

God be good to you.

Comment by Barbara-Kay 08.15.08 @ 4:39 pm

I’m so sorry Alison.

Comment by Michelle 08.15.08 @ 5:52 pm

My eyes filled with tears for the family’s sadness and loss. Thank you for providing the link to their deeply moving description of those final moments of love shared on earth.

Comment by Lynn 08.16.08 @ 7:53 am

So sad, and I’m so sorry. Love to you all.

Comment by no-blog-rachel 08.16.08 @ 8:03 am

I’m so sorry Alison – I’m crying with you. Thank you for sharing…and letting us be part of this with you…we sometimes forget we’re all human together. I’m sure the family finds comfort in your care…and hope that helps bring you comfort as well.
Thinking of you,

Comment by Abby 08.16.08 @ 8:30 am

“He was then carefully placed under the quilt Deb had made him years before.” My heart breaks for someone I have never even spoken with because it’s true – we are all connected, we are all One.

Comment by Linda Watson 08.16.08 @ 11:40 am

Love to you and Richard, and your friends as well.

Comment by kristine 08.16.08 @ 12:40 pm

Words are so inadequate right now. Wish I was nearby to give you a hug, to bring you some fine chocolate… I know your faith gives you peace, but it’s still hard to work through grief.

Comment by Channon 08.16.08 @ 2:09 pm

There are no words right now the tears help heal. The words will come to heal someday.

Comment by Carmen 08.16.08 @ 3:14 pm

Alison, I am so sorry. Tears are cleansing when one is sad. Hugs to you.

Comment by Joansie 08.16.08 @ 3:52 pm


Comment by Diana Troldahl 08.17.08 @ 6:34 am

I’m so sorry. I’m thinking of you and sending you yarn filled hugs.

Comment by Allison 08.17.08 @ 8:38 am

I’m so sorry; what terrible news. I’ll be thinking of you.

Comment by Jocelyn 08.17.08 @ 8:41 am

My heart is filled with sadness.
I will keep you and Robbie’s family in my prayers.

Comment by Sonya 08.17.08 @ 12:31 pm

my deepest sympathies

Comment by grace 08.17.08 @ 5:41 pm

I’m very, very sorry.

Comment by Toni Smoky-Mountains 08.18.08 @ 5:01 am

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