“Do you know," Peter asked, "why swallows build in the eaves of houses? It is to listen to the stories.” ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

2.13.2011

not yet



yield:  verb \ˈyēld\
transitive verb

to give up possession of on claim or demand:
as a : to give up (as one's breath) and so die
b : to surrender or relinquish to the physical control of another :
hand over possession of
c : to surrender or submit (oneself) to another
d : to give (oneself) up to an inclination, temptation, or habit
e : to relinquish one's possession of (as a position of advantage or point of superiority)

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i held her hand yesterday and told her i was not ready to let her go.
good, she replied.
and so, we do not yet yield.
we fight on.

(image from the skywalk at hospital)

day 7

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19 comments:

  1. Thinking of you both during this difficult time. x

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  2. i held her hand yesterday and told her i was not ready to let her go.
    good, she replied.
    and so, we do not yet yield.
    we fight on.


    you don't know me. but i know you. i read your words and i know you.
    i have experienced your anxiety. i have been the caregiver of my aged' and ill mother. i was not ready to let go either and did everything in MY power to hold on. in the end, it mattered not. but we continue. my heart breaks for you, but i send my love to you, who does not know me. i think of you, i read your words, i care about you, and please know all of us here, are uplifting you in thought. hang on.
    in my fondest of thoughts, Tilda

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  3. Thinking of you, saying prayers and sending you love.
    xoxoxoxoxo

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  4. So grateful for the loving connection you and your mom have as go you through...Love and light around you both !

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  5. the sitting . the hand holding ..forever burned into my memory ...

    an honor to fight along side ..blessings friend

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  6. Keep on fighting, sending prayers of energy and strength both your ways

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  7. What else what a gal from Texas do but fight?

    Sending you love and (((hugs))),
    me

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  8. Does she know that there is a crowd of loving strangers behind you there in the hospital. We are holding her hand too. Tell her, will you?

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  9. Do not go gentle into that good night. Fight.
    And know that we are here, fighting with you, holding your other hand from afar.

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  10. Oh dear girl, my heart aches for you. I've been there, holding my dads hand as he lay dying, holding on to my mother as she lay dying. I did not cry until the third death, one of my older sisters. It was at her funeral that I had to leave because the racking pain through my body. There is nothing, really, that anyone can say. We die alone. We suffer alone. But know that I hold you in my heart. I am so sad for you. It is true pain, unbelievable pain, no pain killer can reach it. But one thing you do have - your love for her. Hang on to that. Hold on to your love.

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  11. Missing you..thinking of you...standing in your corner, full of love and support.

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  12. keep up the fight. thinking of you in this difficult time.

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  13. Holding you in my heart and thoughts. xo Gigi

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  14. Love the sneakers! Blessings, Dixie

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  15. Your mom, I know, is so loving you walking with her, caring for her, and loving her. And yes, sometimes we just have to yield to what life hands us. Sending you special thoughts, love, and hugs today.

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  16. Thinking of you, and sending up arrow prayers to heaven as you walk with your mom through her journey. May God bless you both with peace, my dear...

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  17. The photo takes my breath away. Your words leaves me in tears. I'm so glad that neither of you are ready to let go. I am praying with all my heart for you both to make it through this with strength and resilience. And I believe you both will. All my love to you and your mother on this Valentine's Day.

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  18. Thinking of you and your mom tonight.

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