Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Much needed inspiration

"If you are going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill

"We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey." - Miyazawa Kenji

"It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light." - Taylor Benson

"The soul would have no rainbow had the eyes no tears." - John Vance Cheney

Sunday, December 1, 2013

A loss is a loss

Recently there has been some animosity expressed surrounding the death of famous actor Paul Walker.

I want to take this opportunity to express where I am coming from.  I mourn all kinds of lives lost. From those who very few knew lived. My own daughter, nieces, friends family members, veterans, service workers, and yes even famous people. I feel no matter how well known or least known someone is, their life matters.

Lilly is mourned by people who have never met her and as a mother who buried a child I am grateful for the comfort that brings.

There were those who felt how can we mourn her when we chose to continue with our pregnancy. In other words we knew her life would be short. There was jealousy and bitterness and let me tell you that is the last thing I wanted or needed surrounding Lilly's death.

So I pray that peace surround his family and friends especially his parents and daughter. They are in my thoughts and prayers.

Did I know him personally, no. Though there are many I mourn who I have never met.

I feel their families deserve to be surrounded by as much comfort as one can have with any loss.

I am sorry that my posting an article of a famous person on my Facebook page has irritated any of you. It was not my intention and of course I respect you are allowed to feel as you do.  Also please know that I post other articles of other lives lost as well and most not famous.

And yes because he was famous his death will be more famous than most. Is it fair? Probably not. But I don't feel that his death should receive any less respect, sympathy, and empathy than those who die a less famous death.

I feel a loss is a loss.


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