Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Sieze the day!

I read a quote in an old Home Companion magazine the other day and it stopped me dead in my tracks. "If only we knew when a magical moment was taking place for the last time...we rarely ever know until we look back...take note of this experience. Enjoy. It won't happen again."

They don't have to be celebrations, or star studded moments, just the ordinary day today experiences that exit without the opportunity for farewell.

Since my last post we have said goodbye to the senior Mrs. O.

Rose passed away on Jan. 25th very quietly with just Mr. O and I by her side. No chance now for unsaid words, thoughts or deeds. Only our memories to keep her with us.
It is hard to say goodbye to someone who has been such a part of your life for so many years.

Rose Anna Ouellette nee Boutet
November 19, 1914  January 25, 2011
Rest In Peace

After the funeral we made plans to go to visit a few dear dear friends in Newfoundland. 
One of those friends is in the latter stages of ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease). A kind and gentle, fun loving man who has been a part of our lives for over 35 years. 

It was a very emotional visit. We were reliving old memories and got to looking at photos. His wife shared with me that she missed having his arm around her; not a hug but just an arm around her. Such a simple gesture that we probably take for granted every time we get a photo taken, but that is gone for her.
Reinforcement to me to stop and enjoy and appreciate all the small things that make up my day. 

Have a good day my friends.


Linda H said...

Seize the day indeed! My sincere condolences to you and your husband Wendy.

HollyM said...

It seems so trite and obvious sometimes, but we really must stop and be in the moment.
Thanks for a lovely entry, and I'm so sorry it had to be about the losses of a loved ones.

Martha said...

So sorry for your loss. How wonderful for her to be able to live in your home during her last days.

Sharyning said...

Wendy, my deepest sympathies to you and Mr.O at the passing of his mother. Your tribute to her is beautiful and I can see that she was a lovely lady.

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