Thursday, October 4, 2007

still here

All things considering, I am doing pretty well now.
The last five months have been, perhaps, the hardest and painful yet most beautiful time in my life. When faced with death, the purity of life becomes unflinching and blindingly clear. And now, as my eyes begin to refocus and the death’s daze has finally begun to leave me, I strangely find myself fairly intact. The worst moments are when the tranquil quiet becomes an overwhelming, lonely silence; the best moments are when present fears dissipate with a newfound strength.
So, as I reach for joy and begin to look forward to the future with hope, I realize that of all the desperate wishes we had thrust up to the sky the one that was answered was Robert’s wish for me.

23 comments:

Jen said...

Welcome back to blogging, Grace. It's wonderful to see you here.

Amy said...

It's great to have you back! I've been thinking of you.

Amy

jama said...

Welcome back. You amaze and inspire me.

gail said...

I find inspiration in both your story and your strength. You are a rock. It's so nice to have back.

gail

Ginger*:)* said...

Grace, you and your family have been in our prayers and continue to be. It is wonderful to see you back.
You are an inspiration to all of us.

Meg Canada said...

So happy to have you back in the blogosphere.

Beckyb said...

You are so strong - know you have been prayed for here as well -

Glad to have you back blogging - you inspire all of us!

Alice said...

Grace,

I'm a fan of your books...

I'm glad that you are healing.

Sending good thoughts and wishes your way.

Alice

Tricia said...

Grace,
I was so happy when your old blog popped up on my reader with a new post. I'm glad you've found the courage to begin blogging anew. I hope you know that even though you may feel solitary right now, you are not alone. So many of us who have never met you are inspired by your strength and grace and will continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
Fondly,
Tricia

Barbara O'Connor said...

Welcome back, Grace. You've been missed.

Barbara

Ranida said...

So glad to see you writing again...

Julia Denos said...

your strength and hope are so inspiring Grace!

yamster said...

What a lovely post. Welcome back, Grace!

anna said...

Beautiful. Inspiring. Blessings to you, I am glad to see you online again.

anna - a fan!

Linda said...

So glad to hear your "voice" - and it's good to hear from you.......

HipWriterMama said...

Grace,
Wishing you comfort as you heal. Welcome back.

Cloudscome said...

Welcome back Grace. I've missed you. Blessings,

Kathy Weller said...

Grace!! You've been in my thoughts. So glad to see your words again.

nstiefel said...

Wishing you well and take time to heal. I think of you. I read your essays, wonderful. Your books are a joy. I have purchased Robert's Snow to give my daughters during the holiday season (and we're Jewish. I hope that makes you laugh.) I would like to offer that you will experience more wonder ahead. For such contributors like yourself, this is the way of things. Give yourself time.

Very best,
Nancy S., Palm Harbor, FL (but a New Yorker at heart).

Marjorie said...

You've all been in our thoughts and prayers. It's good to see you're writing again.

betsy said...

Welcome back, Grace. You've been in our thoughts and hearts these last few months. Sending you peace, strength, and hope...

Betsy
Portland, Maine

patricia said...

Hello Grace, what a perfect name for you. I am so sorry for your loss. My students and I love your books, and you seem familiar...did you attend DeWitt Middle School in Ithaca, in sixth grade??
yours, Patricia

misscathy said...

i love your work and am glad to see you're doing better. thanks for sharing your thoughts!