I was going to sit this post out. Just go missing in action. Or say something trite about my words being lost or all choked up and then mumble my apologies. But then I gave this post a title.
A day when Australia stops and remembers our fallen heroes in wars past and those who fight for our freedoms today.
And I decided that the least I can do is share my Remembering.
For me Remembrance Day is little more personal. But still about fallen heroes.
One year ago today I held my grandfather's hand and watched as he took his last breath.
I don't think the sadness has settled in me yet. The Autumn leaves are still falling on that grief I guess. My memories of him still feel like a Spring's walk. Fresh. Warm. Like the yellow path in the photo above.
I just wanted to say I remember.
And my thoughts of him are long and peaceful. It still feels like I could go visiting tomorrow and there he'd be. Sitting and waiting. Ready to take another walk.
There are no other words tonight.
I want to have a shower and crawl into bed.
So forgive the absence on your blogs. I usually stay up so I can catch those of you who post early in the morning there in the US. But I just don't have it in me tonight.
Catch you tomorrow? (which will be your Wednesday evening)
Blessings to all.
I am off to be gentle with me.