Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Remembrance Day


Hey all,
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.
Remembrance Day.
November 11th.
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.

That's all.
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.

Tab:)

29 comments:

  1. Take care Tab, I'm thinking of you. I've been remembering my own little fallen hero today, he's been on my mind all day long. Maybe that's what the day does to you. A different sort of hero he was, but a hero none the less.

    *hugs* to you, my friend.

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  2. I hope you sleep well. And dream of your grandfather. You don't write much about him, but I can tell he was wonderful man. Thanks for sharing your heart!

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  3. Beautiful tribute. I hope God blesses your memories today.
    ~ Wendy

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  4. I'm so glad that your Remembrance Day and our Veterans' Day are on the same day... it feels right for so many people across the world to be honoring the same brave people together at the same time.

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  5. Tab. You don't have to believe me. But guess what? My grandfather died on Nov. 11. Our Veterans day here in the US. I was only ten years old, but he was the rock in my fatherless childhood.

    I am always sad on this day.

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  6. Rest well Tabitha. Thank you for sharing such beautiful memories.

    I pray you find peace in remembering.

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  7. beautiful thoughts. it is Veterans Day here (same thing, really) and my mind is also on those who have influenced me and passed on. it is difficult, but important to have these times of rememberance.

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  8. Lovely post. We have Veterans Day today here. I like the sound of "Rememberance Day". That's what it's all about.

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  9. Tabitha, I pray for peace and comfort for you today. May you feel his arms around you.

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  10. In the UK, it is called Remembrance Day, too. We have a two-minute silence at 11am. Your post is beautifully written, Tabitha. You have conjured the hush and emotion in your words. Best wishes. x

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  11. Your post made me teary. I hope the night brought you healing.

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  12. Your remembrance is beautiful. I am sorry for the loss of your beloved grandfather, and I love that you honor him here.

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  13. Thank you for your beautiful post (and the beautiful picture). My grandfather, a WWII vet, died last month. This is the first Veteran's Day that he hasn't ridden in the local parade.

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  14. Gorgeous. I love how you say you're off to be gentle with yourself. I need to take a que from you. XOXOXO

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  15. We call it Remembrance Day here in Canada. It is a very emotional day. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. Today is Veteran's day in America. I don't know if you'll ever forget your grandpa, though I think the pain will mellow into a gentle sorrow. My grandpa died when I was twelve and it's still hard for me to think about him.

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  17. Beautifully said. Bless your grandfather. I lost my dad last December, he served in WWII, stormed the beach at Normandy. We should never forget.

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  18. Lovely picture and blessings to your grandfather.

    much love

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  19. This was beautifully written. We're celebrating Veteran's Day in America, so we are also thinking of our fallen heroes today.

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  20. Thank you all for the comments and the support. I am blessed to know you guys :)

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  21. Remembering is difficult, but comforting at the same time. My grandfather passed away at 83 yesterday. I'm very sad at the loss, but I have thought of several very happy memories today that I thought were gone. I hope even more come.

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  22. A wonderful post. It made me tear up as I remembered being with both of my parents as they passed.

    Helen
    Straight From Hel

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  23. I was with my father when he passed. It is an unforgettable experience. He was a WWII vet. Good for you for taking such good care of you.
    Blessings,
    Karen

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  24. I did sit this one out and was feeling torn about it, but as I read your post it spoke to me in so many simple, loving ways. Thank you so much for this. I hope your self-care worked.

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  25. Beautiful post, Tabitha. And I loved the picture too. The yellow is gorgeous!

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  26. I'm so sorry for your loss, and glad that you're being gentle with yourself. Love the picture.

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