Friday, August 29, 2014

Just out of Reach

Friday is here. Let's travel over to Heading Home and join Five Minute Friday. A comfortable, safe place to share five minutes of writing raw. No editing, no over-thinking. Just putting your thoughts down and then hitting the publish button. The only rule is to offer another writer (or two or three) your love and support. Let's go. This week the writing prompt is:

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The sun was pouring through the front door windows when I saw the shadow pass over my loved one's face. I knew his time was here. Those who had been lingering in our corners stepped forward. It was time. I reached for his hand and held it tight. And I reached deep into my heart for the strength that I knew I would need from this moment on. He passed peacefully. He had reached his goal. There was no pain. No discomfort. Just a quiet letting go.

I sit now in a silent room and reach for peace. It is out there. This much I know. I just have to reach for it. I stretch out my hand. It is just outside my grasp. My thoughts are filled with the past and what I have lost. I cry. But I must keep reaching to find my future...and know that he is still with me....just out of my reach!

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24 comments:

  1. I've been praying for you since discovering your blog through #FMF last week. Keep stretching that arm and hand until you reach peace, but also give yourself time to remember and to cry. It is what we do. Visiting again from #FMF. Still praying.

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    1. Thank you very much. I am continuing on my quest to find peace.

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  2. Loosing a love one is always, always, always so hard. Thank you for sharing your moment and your journey. Blessing and peace to you my sister in Christ.

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    1. Thank you Connie. And yes it is the hardest thing I have ever had to do.

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  3. Beautifully written -- painful, but beautiful. Because we all feel this at some time, and it's hard. Keep reaching. Know that God has you in His embrace, and friends (old and new) are embracing you, too.

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    1. It IS painful. I am trying to keep reaching.

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  4. I wish I could reach out, grab you and pull you in for a hug.

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    1. I wish you could too, Wendy. Today is a bad day

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  5. I'm so sorry for your loss. Praying God's peace for you. Stopping by from Five Minute Friday.

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  6. I am glad he reached his goal to pass peacefully; as hard as it was for you to see him pass. I know you will reach whatever is next for you in your life when you are ready to reach for it.

    betty

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    1. That's my plan Betty. I am just not ready to move forward yet.

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  7. Beautiful Paula. I continue to think of you. Hope things are ok.

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  8. I can't tell you how happy I am that he died peacefully. The loss alone is bad enough without nightmarish images of someone dying in terror or pain. That's a great picture.

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    1. I am happy too. Thank goodness the Hospice provided us with enough meds to keep him free of pain and comfortable. That is my granddaughter's favorite picture of him. He used to sit in the house with that knitted hat on because he was always so cold.

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  9. A perfect post. I'm so glad you keep sharing with us - sharing that Richard passed on peacefully...what a blessing for him after all he'd been through. Still down her praying for you and sending big hugs. Hope today is better and that you can reach some of that peace...you deserve it.

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    1. Thank you Lisa. I am working towards that

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  10. What a raw, beautifully-written post! I'm pretty sure it's not your intent to impress; rather, therapeutic in the telling. Like the others, I'm enormously gratified his passing was peaceful.
    But now, we turn our thoughts to you. I'm praying Richard might 'elbow' some of that peace a little nearer your outstretched hands.

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    1. I am sure that would be his intent Myra. He was always very concerned for my well-being! Thanks for all the prayers

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  11. What a beautiful writer you are. I have a feeling that writing will be one path to peace for you. Thanks for the good thoughts you sent to us in the midst of your own sorrow. You are such a good person and I am so happy to have found you on the blogs.

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    1. We have to hold each other together, don't we?

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  12. I haven't been here for awhile and I am so sorry your Richard has passed. You went through a lot and now I hope that you are comforted in his memories of love and peace.

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    1. Yes, he is gone. And I am trying my best to be comforted in the memories. I am struggling to find the peace Thanks for visiting

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