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I took very early retirement from teaching in '06 and did some traveling in Europe and the UK before settling down to do some private tutoring. As a voracious reader, I have many books waiting in line for me to read. Tell me I shouldn't read something, and I will. I'm a happy, optimistic person and I love to travel and through that believe that life can be a continuous learning experience. I'm looking forward to traveling more some day. I enjoy walking, cycling, water aerobics & and sports like tennis, volleyball, and fastpitch/baseball. I'm just getting into photography as a hobby and I'm enjoying learning all the bits and bobs of my digital camera. My family is everything to me and I'm delighted to be the mother of two girls and the Gramma of a boy and a girl. I may be a Gramma, but I'm at heart just a girl who wants to have fun.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Some Where Out There

Today is the 16th anniversary of husband's death. In 1992 my daughters were 12 and 15 years old. Now one is 31, married with two beautiful children and the other is 28, single and working. So much has happened in the past 16 years that it seems a whole lifetime has passed by. But none of us forget. We cannot forget him. And so, this song is for us all - his spirit is alive in us and we will be together again some day. In the meantime, I remember how he told me to go on with my life and be happy. This is what I wish most especially for my two daughters. Be happy.

19 comments:

RiverPoet said...

I'm so sorry, Leslie. I can't imagine what you went through or how it all still plays out in your mind. I hope that his soul found peace....D

Jo said...

Oh, Leslie! My gosh, you have done such a fabulous job of raising your daughters. It's not easy being a single mother, and especially when they remember and grieve for their father too. You went through an awful trauma, but you and your family have really come out the other side of it healthy and happy. I hope his sound has found peace too.

Jo said...

I meant "soul" and I wrote "sound". But you knew what I meant...

Great "song" too :-) and a wonderful tribute.

DesertFlower said...

Well, too late, I cried. You've come along way baby. The things that are known is that we are all immortal spiritual beings and that our experiences extend well beyond a single lifetime. Our capabilities are unlimited, even if not presently realized. My love is always with you as a dear friend.

Hugs Suz

jmb said...

One never forgets, does one? I was 17 when it happened in our family, 55 years ago.
May your wish come true.

leslie said...

Thanks everyone for your kind comments. I ate too much today which is something I do to stuff down the pain and emotion. So I'm heading to bed and will start a new day tomorrow.

Trubes said...

That is such a touching memorial to your dear Husband Leslie, I can't begin to imagine the pain you and your girls must be feeling right now, but my thoughts and prayers are with you right now.

Di.xx

Ellee Seymour said...

I would want the same for my husband and boys too if the same happened to me. Unfortunately, my mother has been unable to find any peace of mind since my father died five years ago, she is quite a tortured soul.

Country Girl said...

Thinking of you, Leslie and all that this date means to you. You have survived so much. Take care.

leslie said...

Thank you Di, Ellee, and Kate - today is another day to put one foot in front of the other. I am moving forward always. Your kind comments help immensely. :)

Liz said...

Bless you, leslie.

starnitesky said...

Leslie the song is a lovely tribute, I cannot imagine what life was like for you at that time and the years since must have been difficult. My thoughts are with you and I am sure you will be together again one day.

sally in norfolk said...

its amazing how we find the strength to get through these things and how we stay strong to help our children cope better .... thinking of you today x x x

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Much hugs to you, my friend. I know it must pain you and I have a really good idea what you are going through but in other ways. I hope you are feeling better.
Go and have a light coffee frappacino on me... my treat! Ask them to double blend it... it's so much creamier that way!! =)
(((HUGS)))
~Michele~

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Oh, Leslie. I'm sorry I wasn't over here on Thurs. I do feel for you. What a beautiful song.

Ruth D~ said...

Time doesn't really erase pain, does it? Take care, friend.

nancygrayce said...

You really have gone on and done such wonderful things! I know you wish he could see how your daughters have grown and the grandchildren. Sometimes it's hard to face what we get in life, but we just do. I'm thinking of you today!

Paulie said...

{{{{{{{{{{{Leslie}}}}}}}}}}

heiresschild said...

hi Leslie, i've had some computer woes and am just getting back online since over a week ago. i've been where you are and definitely understand. i find myself sometimes thinking about my husband also; we never forget, but we certainly thank God for His grace and strength which has carried us on. you've done a beautiful job with your daughters and their love and respect for you is proof.