vrijdag 5 oktober 2012

be quiescent

is here

is leaving

leaving us
to bring us
inside again

with coffee
and little lights

I have to think
about what
I am going
to speak
on the service
of my sisters 

she still is
in the hospitium
but she is disappearing
from this life
to elsewhere

I am confused

my sister
who is only 
55 years old
is dying

my granddaughter
having her first steps

my son proposing his Vanessa

my daughter Elisabeth
recovering so great
after breastcancer
being only 28 years young

and here I am
so greatful
and thankful
for the life
given to me 


7 opmerkingen:

  1. My darling Francis,

    Oh how I wish, I SO WISH, that we could shrink ourselves to fit on those darling little chairs, drink tiny cups of tea, and talk of GREAT THINGS.

    I embrace your very thoughts here. Life is a conundrum, but as you beautifully ended your writing here, you narrow it all down to what YOU ARE GRATEFUL FOR....and that is what we all must do.

    The cycle of life is fascinating, incomprehensible at times, but a cycle. Your sister is only ONE YEAR older than myself, and it all seems too soon. You are in my thoughts and prayers, and as I go out on my morning walk at this moment, I will be praying for you and her.

    Your kind comment has filled me with joy. Your thoughtfulness is overflowing, and I await the post with much anticipation and smiles!

    I got SEVEN offers for a substitute position for TODAY, but I was not ready to accept any of them; I must get myself used to receiving the job offers for the SAME DAY, so back to early morning risings for me!

    Leaving you with a big virtual hug my dear....YOU CAN WALK THROUGH THIS transition of life. I believe with all my heart that each life leaves a trail of something extremely special...something EVERLASTING. Just believe.

    Much love, Anita

  2. OHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! YOUR BIRTHDAY PLANS SOUND AMAZING! What a fantastic idea to have friends engage in such a special activity which you shared with me on my post....I WISH YOU HAPPINESS MY DEAREST! Anita

  3. Dear Frances,

    Wish you lots of strength. I hope your sister will not be in too much pain.

    Take care,


  4. My love and prayers with all of you, Francis, and May you have strength as a family to come through. I am sure your words at the funeral will be just what your sister would have wished.

  5. I never step out of bed without thanking God for life.
    You have a rich life and have so many reasons to thank.
    My prayers to you.

  6. Being thankful is a good thing...we are celebrating our Canadian Thanksgiving this weekend ...so a time to reflect and give thanks.
    Sending you all my prayers and love....xoxox

  7. Sending you and yours warm and gentle hugs of strength and comfort.
    In friendship,
    Judy xx