Lessons from Lou

This blog is about my journey through the brain tumor world with my dear husband, Lou. While not a journey I would wish on even my worst enemy, it is a journey that has enlightened and awakened me to what lies within us, and around us, each and every moment of each and every day. There are lessons here....lessons in this journey.....lessons from Lou....that I would like to share with you.

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Picture of Lou (sick) and I at a party, circa 2005, long ago and faraway. I'm now a middle aged widow, trying to get my life back together. Mother of two young adult sons, living with two adult cats.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Already, the days get shorter

While it is still summer, hot, sticky, and all that it should be, moments of the change to come are present. Like today, as I approached our building in the late afternoon. And yes, the days are already getting shorter. A breeze swept by that carried a few swirling leaves of some sort, depositing them at my feet. And with them, that familiar feeling of deja vu and endings. Yes, that time of the year is approaching, again. I notice it doesn't seem to change, does it? Summer always ends, autumn looms and winter is not far behind. But I get ahead of myself. That feeling that creeps over me, familiar yet unsettling, causing my stomach to churn. Like I've seen a ghost. What is it? A sadness, yes. The reminder that time marches on. Suitcases get packed, sons go away to explore the world. As they should. An anniversary approaches, again. Ah, yes. That explains it.

2 Comments:

Blogger Shelley said...

Thinking of you...
as you have marked yet one more year, without Lou.
Years full of loss and love, sorrow and laughter, tears and triumphs...all of that...
living on, healing, growing, grieving...
all mixed together
this is life.

Love to you, my friend.

3:47 AM  
Blogger Pokagon Potawatomi member said...

bozho (hello)
I am so sorry to hear of your loss and wish you well.

8:40 PM  

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