Honoring A Lost Member...
Thursday, September 23, 2010
I wanted to take a moment to let our SparkFamily know that we have lost a member this past week. Cherie struggled with many medical problems over the past several months. Although she maintained a remarkably resilient spirit, her body just couldn't bear up under the problems which continually besieged her.
I thought I would share a note I received from her mother:
"Iím so glad you wrote. Cherie passed away last Mon. She had multiple organ failure. She was cremated. I hope this isnít too big a shock to you. We knew she had many email friends but had no way of contacting them. If you want to share this with SparkPeople please donít hesitate. We are of course devastated to have lost her but were not sorry that at last her suffering is over. She had become very sick toward the end. Thanks for your email. Gail"
Loss of such a special person as Cherie reminds me to stop, take a deep breath and savor all the more the life I'm living and appreciate even MORE the efforts I've made to recover and celebrate my health.
I know I will keep her in my mind as I make my way on my special ride this weekend!
Fight for and celebrate your health everyone!
One of my favorite pieces by a very unique band, Oregon, is The Silence of a Candle. Very introspective, meditative...lends itself to pondering life, in all its travails and challenges:
Oregon always put their heart & soul into their live performances: