Sunday, July 20, 2008

Each restless heart beats so imperfectly....

Evening All.

Tonight I am sad.

My friend, Sharon, that I have mentioned in my blog, passed away this morning. Her lovely hubby phoned this evening shortly after we arrived home from Newcastle, and given that we hadn't spoken for a while, I knew immediately why he was calling.

It's been coming for a long time. But you're never really ready, are you?

I am sad for Shane & his children; for the chasm that is now left in their lives. For the life that they must now re-build together, whilst trying to cope with their loss. Teenagers can be difficult at any time, but they have all been trying to manage and juggle things for quite a few years now. I am sad for all the families & friends that have been left behind. I am also sad that it is in the realisation of her passing, that the true measure of the woman that Sharon was, will be come apparent.

I am not sad that the suffering that Sharon has endured is finally over.

I am humbled by her grace and dignity; her sense of humour and it's pragmatic blackness.

I am awed by her strength. And Shane's devotion and love for his wife. His soulmate (I don't use that term easily. This time, it fits). Amazing. Beautiful.

And lastly, I am honoured that Shane took the time the call us tonight himself. He could have asked someone else to contact us, but the didn't. Thanks mate. I asked him was there anything we could do for him. His reply? He's probably going to need someone to have a cold beer with at sometime.

It will be a pleasure, mate.



I love this song.....

When I am down and, oh my soul, so weary;
When troubles come and my heart burdened be;
Then, I am still and wait here in the silence,
Until you come and sit awhile with me.

You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains;
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas;
I am strong, when I am on your shoulders;
You raise me up: To more than I can be.

You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains;
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas;
I am strong, when I am on your shoulders;
You raise me up: To more than I can be.

There is no life - no life without its hunger;
Each restless heart beats so imperfectly;
But when you come and I am filled with wonder,
Sometimes, I think I glimpse eternity.

You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains;
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas;
I am strong, when I am on your shoulders;
You raise me up: To more than I can be.

You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains;
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas;
I am strong, when I am on your shoulders;
You raise me up: To more than I can be.



Goodnight Everyone. xoxoxoxo

2 comments:

Lisa said...

wow. so sorry my love. for all of you and the kids she has left behind. heartbreaking.
sometimes, no matter what the reason is, it is just not good enough....love you , me xx

Myst_72 said...

So sorry to hear such sad news.
Thinking of you,

G
xx