Welcome to Following the Whispers blog

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit. Hope you enjoy your stay. I blog here whenever I feel the need. This blog was created at the time my memoir came out, in February, 2009. Its motto was: creating a life of inner peace and self-acceptance from the depths of despair. Now, my focus is sharing this journey we call life.

“Only one thing is more frightening than speaking your truth, and that is not speaking it.” Naomi Wolf

“We are called human beings, not human doings.” Wes Nisker, Buddhist teacher

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs…(And) if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.” Theodore Roosevelt

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

On the Road again

Hello dear friends,
We are on the road again today. My mother-in-law's best friend of 80+ years lost her husband and we are on our way to his funeral. It is in Plainview, Texas, where hubby was raised. He and his siblings grew up alongside this family--they played together, traveled together, laughed and cried together. Lee had just celebrated his 90th birthday a few months ago. He was a survivor of Pearl Harbor. Both he and his wife were naval officers.

I won't be able to visit your blogs today but I'll catch up with y'all tomorrow. Till then,


The Old Silly said...

Have a great trip. BTW, LOVE your new pic in the bio!

Marvin D Wilson

Sally said...

We are losing that generation so quickly now. We do well to honor them- to never forget the lessons they can teach
Wishing you a trip that is blessed with memories and healing

Tamika: said...

Drive safely Karen. We are praying your Mother in law and that family.

Joanne said...

Wishing you a safe and peaceful trip ...

Elspeth Antonelli said...

Have a safe journey.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Safe travels!

Enid Wilson said...

Have a great trip and the new photo shows your quirky side.

Really Angelic