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Tuesday, November 20, 2012



This sometimes is so hard to accept..things happen out of our control and we moan and groan about it but yet it doesn't help but make us more miserable..All through life we have to learn things whether in school or out in the working world and some we use and some we don't and we wonder why we had to learn those things in the first place..well that is just life...and then we lose loved ones that are near and dear to us and yet we don't want to let go..They say if someone is on their death bed and a person dear to them won't let them go, then they just remain in a state that is worse than death at times..One thing I learned over my life time is that death is inevitable..it happens...we are born in this world and though we begin by growing we are also growing closer to death..we need to celebrate our loved ones when they die..If they are "believers" then they are in a much much better place and no longer in pain and hardship in this world..but we moan and then become sad and depressed..why????? They are no longer with us in life but they are still with us in our hearts..

The reason for this post is that I've noticed many people here on spark and also other places that are sad and down this time of year due to a death in their family that occurred recently or at this time of year in the past..I have my own memories..my dad died the day after Thanksgiving and my sweet MIL died around this time as well..I'm so thankful that I had them in my lives as long as I did and they blessed me so much but I know they are celebrating with us when we celebrate and one day I hope to be reunited with them..

Thursday we are blest to drive down to the southern part of our state to celebrate Thanksgiving with my husband's siblings..This rarely happens but this year is special that we could all be together..all of us are getting up in years..oldest at 77 and youngest at 58 but still we won't all be together for many more years..My kids are celebrating with their families with the other sides of their families and my sister is celebrating with her husband's family so really we are all so blest..

We try to look for the opportunities to have these blessings instead of complaining about the weather or how we feel in our bodies or what we are going to wear or how far it is to drive..therefore I will not complain but I will celebrate!!!
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DOROTHYBERO 11/22/2012 7:34AM

    I will celebrate as well!

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HOLLYM48 11/21/2012 6:02PM

    Let us all live everyday to it's fullest and appreciate each other while we can. Thanks for a great blog! HAPPY THANKSGIVING! emoticon

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MAZACK 11/21/2012 11:08AM

    My son't grandmother died on his birthday which was hard on him but he and his sblings had a very special visit with her shortly before she died. One daughter was in the Navy and made the trip for that visit but knew she couldn't come back and the other daughter couldn't either. They saw their grandmother when it mattered most to her (there were relatives (nieces) of Grace's who thought otherwise and didn't accept the idea they were doing what she wanted).

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ALL-IS-AMAZING 11/21/2012 8:17AM

    Great post!

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CINDYSDAY 11/21/2012 4:47AM

    Very nice blog. I miss my Dad. He has been gone for 12 years but this was his favorite time of the year. Actually any time he could have the family together was his favorite time of the year!

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HICKOK-HALEY 11/20/2012 8:28PM

    This is so true. My Mom died right after her birthday. In fact she was dying the day of her birthday. I was so relieved she was out of pain when she left our world. My Dad died 6 months later, and the day after my Daughters birthday. I knew how much he missed my Mom, and my Dad had been sickly for years, so once again, I felt it was better for him to go. We miss our loved ones while they are gone, but I know I will see them again someday, plus all of my pets I have lost through out the years. In order to have peace within ourself, we need to let go completely, or we can't carry on with happiness. Our loved ones wouldn't want that, would they. Thanks for this blog!

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XNANNY 11/20/2012 4:38PM

    emoticon emoticon You are right about life and death. My family lost our members in the spring, so this time of year is not as hard. Happy Thanksgiving!!

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