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
Friday, February 19, 2010
Mom was my biggest fan. When I went back to school at 53 to complete a bachelor's degree, she cheered me on. Just as she did for all of her grandchildren, she came to my graduation and celebrated with me. When I published my book, she was front and center at my launch party. And she read the darn thing three times, unable to believe all the things I went through. She personified what I believe is unconditional love. That is irreplaceable.
Both of my parents are gone, and now both of hubby's are gone as well. We are the elders in our family.
As I move through the grieving process, which began a month ago with the diagnosis, I realize the emptiness will be filled with memories, and hopefully, for me, writing. My life will once again be mine. Not that it wasn't mine, but a great deal of time was accounted for that wasn't mine. And that was fine. But now, I can choose to use my time more wisely. Hope I am able to do that, once the dust settles after the funeral (which won't take place until 2/27).
Until next time,