Monday, October 31, 2011

Those That Have Gone Before

Samhain is here, and deep feelings for my departed friends and family are rampant today.

To my Dad; thank you for all your hard-won life lessons.  You passed them on to us, and you taught us the values of truth and sharing and compassion.

To my Mom; I still miss you so much.  We had a wonderful life here in Arizona.  For all your neuroses, Mom, you were still the strongest woman I have ever known.

To my Auntie; you were the great balancer between Mom and Dad, the third parent, the older sister, the friend.  I will always have "Travels With My Aunt" in mind whenever I think of you; that and "Stormy Weather!"

To my brother Bunny; You were always so handsome, and strong and kind.  You raised a fine family and gave them your gifts of love and compassion.

To my brother Pico; The world is not quite right here without you.  But you know, your boys are simply wonderful, and your daughter is making one hell of a good woman.  I love you.

To my brother Jes; The first Halloween without you, my brother, and it's very hard.  I'm so happy you had Lauri by your side for so many years.  I will miss our phone calls.  When next we meet, I'm going to hug you SO hard, and you won't be able to get away. :)

There are so many lessons each of you taught; we have only ourselves to blame if we didn't choose to learn them.  Cousin Helene, we found each other through the gift of the world wide web, and I was blessed to have you in my life for even the shortest of times.  But I will keep in touch with Noe, that I promise.

And all my family still here with me, you can't imagine how much love I have for you.  You have sustained me in so many ways.  I could not fight these hideous cancers without your support, love, encouragement and comfort.

Have a happy Halloween everyone; keep your Trick-or-Treaters safe!

2 comments:

  1. Dearest Tequila,This is beyond magnificent.What a beautiful eloquent tribute to all the precious beloved ones who have left this world.They have only left this physical realm.They are still with us in every thought,in every moment,in every way that we honor their lives and hold them close to us.As difficult as it is to not be with them,we can somewhat console ourselves in knowing that we tried to give them the best possible things while they were here.One thing that is absolutly for certain is that this is not forever.We will be with them again.We do not know how soon,or when,but we know it will happen.
    Have a good Halloween.
    It is not the same Halloween as it once was.
    It has a very strange,calm erie feel to it.
    It will always be our precious angels' birthday.
    61.That's not even close to old.He definitly did not want to get old.
    As i look around and see the adorable costumes and decorations and pumpkins i really wonder if anyone gets it.If they know the real meaning of Halloween.That it is for the 'dear departed"
    There is a trick or treater banging on the door as we speak.Little brat!He has a bag full of candy and still wants more!
    love 'ya
    lauri.

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  2. Lauri, Halloween will always be special for us, won't it? Thank you so much for keeping up with all the going's on here in the desert. I wish you could come to visit.
    Love you oodles,
    Tequila

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