Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Brief Journey ~

We are but leaves before the storm, wind-tossed _
Unknowing, whence we came or where we go 
So short our journey that its brevity _
Makes more intense the fleeting joy we know.

As we ride on, the vast plain seems to shrink _
A year is shortened and a day so brief 
We look to spring to see its blossoming _
Too quickly crowded out by autumn leaf.

Youth slips away before we are aware _
The trick of time confusing bud and rose  
So brief a journey and so dear this life _
I catch it to my breast and hold it close!

Hello to all of you, who might read this new blog posting.
I hope all is well in your lives!
I know it's been a while since I last posted 
and I have not been around to visit any of you wonderful 
There is a reason for that!

I am facing a crisis in my life as my dearest baby sister 
was diagnosed with the cruelest of diseases, she has AlS :( 
My heart is broken in two!
My heart is just not into blogging at this time!

My hubby and I will be going up to Nova Scotia towards 
the end of August to see my sister and her family.
We will stay two weeks.
It's so hard to be living so far away 
from my sister now as she tries to deal with this 
devastating news!
I have shed so many tears since the day I heard from her 
that she has ALS!

Please say some prayers for Terri that she finds 
the courage and strength to go on and do 
the best she can each day!
Thank you!

I love my dear sister so much and 
facing the fact that I will be losing her 
is almost too much to bear!

My sister has touched my heart in ways 
no other ever has!
We have shared our hopes and dreams and also fears and have
a deep love for one another!
I have been truly blessed to have my loving 
and dear sister share this journey of life with me!

Blessings to all of you!
Take care!

Love from 


  1. Dear Margie - how very difficult for you, your sister in particular and her family ... ALS looks like one of those exceeding cruel diseases ... my thoughts ...

    With lots of blessings to you all ... Hilary

  2. Oh! Margie, So sorry to hear this! Know that my heart goes out to you during this difficult time. You are in my thoughts always! Take care, Margie.

  3. Oh, Margie, I am so sorry to hear this news about your sister. Prayers here for her and for you.

  4. My prayers to your sister and her loved ones and for you, dear friend. I only wish that there was more that I could...but prayers can help even if they can bring only a drop of hope to those that have none left~

    All My Love and Big Hugs


  5. Margie, I feel certain your sister's courage and strength will respond well to your attentions. Yours is a very positive presence. Your visits will do worlds of good.

  6. Oh, Margie...my heart breaks for you, and for your sister. You know that I will be praying for Terri and for you. It is good that you are able to come to NS, and I am sure it will be a special time for you and your sister to share. 'Catch the time with her to your breast and hold it close.'

  7. Margie, I am so very sorry! I wish I was there to give you and your sister a Big Hug!! Know I am sending healing prayers and much love to the both of you! I so wish I could do more!!! My heart breaks for you!!!

  8. Hello Margie,
    I am so sorry to hear this sad news. My prayers for your sister and her family.

  9. So true- we are but leaves, life on this earth is short.
    Sorry about your sister. Be strong, don't give up hope. There are always miracles.

  10. So true- we are but leaves, life on this earth is short.
    Sorry about your sister. Be strong, don't give up hope. There are always miracles.

  11. My dear,dear Angel I can't bear it, so much pain , I wish I could trade, I'd do it for you, I'm not needed anymore and your sister is oh so needed, I will pray ...always with all my love xxxxxxxxxxxxoooooooooooooooooooooo

  12. and your poem, oh my so poignant, so sad, and yet magnificent, just like you, I wish with all my heart that you did not have to suffer this pain, all my love xo

  13. I "feel" your pain - Prayers for your sister and your family as you draw together closer - I pray that love heals.

  14. oh dear!! margie! sad news. my prayers with terri and you.
    i haven't been around on the blog much...lost my dad to diabetes related complications in march and have just lost the desire to do much post that

    my prayers once more with you.


  15. Dear Margie,

    It must be the time of our life,it seems not matter where we turn, someone is dealing with the loss of a loved one. I wrote this for a friend and you are indeed a friend and so I hope it brings you some comfort. "Life and Death

    I cannot write about death without writing about life. Two experiences, both passages in time. With the death of family and friends touching our lives, I found myself explaining death to my young children. Death as tragic as it seems is a passage of time. We are like the perennial flowers of the garden, we are seeded and nurtured and soon we begin to grow. As time passes we present our gift as a bloom, after years of blooming we set seed and watch in enjoyment as new flowers begin to grow. The young flowers mature and find their place within the garden,while the paternal plant dies back to allow the young plants to meet their full maturity. The rate with which each plant matures varies, as do we. The sorrow that we feel is not in the passing of a love one it is in our loss of new memories of a dear person who has touched our lives. It has been said that as long as one person remembers a person never truly dies, they live on in our memories, the love we feel for them , the stories we tell and the rejoicing of life. The sadness is not in those who have lived a short time on earth, it is in those who have remained on earth for long periods of time and have yet to live, to touch or be touched. Death is not a end, but a start to a new beginning for in knowing you, I have lived. In touching you I have felt, in holding of your memories I continue to experience love." Of course it is never easy Margie , but know that we are here and a brief email away. Take care of yourself and my prayers are with you and your family. Love Rachel

  16. Margie, I understand your pain, but through it all, keep writing, for in writing you will find healing. Your poem is beautiful. Write about the good and bad times you have had with your sister. Write about her beautiful soul and how she touched your life. Write knowing that others care about your family, too.
    I'll keep you in my prayers.

  17. Hi Margie,
    thinking of you! My thoughts are always with you. Don't know if you will be looking here any time soon, but just wanted to let you know that I know have a new blog called Essentially Yours. Take care, Margie. Safe travels.

  18. Please take care Margie! Much love!! Safe journey!

  19. I am so so glad to hear from you - sending positive thoughts your way, my friend.

  20. Oh Margie...my heart truly is breaking for you.:(
    Please do let Terri know that I am sending all my Love her way, and am praying for her.
    Oh my dear friend, I don't know what to say...only that I am always here for you if ever you need me...xoxoxo

  21. Oh Margie, what a beautiful poem. I am so sad to hear that your sister is ill. My thoughts are with you and your family.

  22. And I pray everyday, always my sweet angel xo

  23. are you gone on a trip, call me if not....I didn't get the car...

  24. Praying everyday for you m'dear angel and ps I'm blogging full time now instead of getting a car lol I have so many things now don't you go and buy them all...also still waiting to see if Post Canada will go on strike or not after I finish visiting I will go to my store change the format start listing some stuff...and just have fun..Love you, miss you, pray for you and your sis, always

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  26. I'm really sorry to read this sad news. My thoughts are with you and your family.

    Greetings from London.

  27. My dear Maggie,

    I am so sorry to hear about that. I just hope you find a way to live hese moments at ease and as peacefully as it is possible.

    Warm hugs <3

  28. My Friend, I have just done a special prayer blessing for Terri. I wish you and yours well always my friend. Goodlife

  29. Thanks to all of you dear people that visited!
    Your kind words mean more than I can say!

    Love to all of you


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