Sunday, November 4, 2012

But That Can Wait

I've had words tumbling over in my head during this past week, but I'm just not ready to share them yet. Words about family and grief. Loss. Old wounds that haven't quite healed. Coming to grips with what was and what wasn't.

I'm not even sure that they belong here on my blog. Those words. Because for the most part I have kept the feelings associated with them at arms length, not really letting them be a part of my life. But there comes a time when it's okay to share and let the feelings go. Truly go. But for now, it can wait.

I stopped by my sweet in-laws' house today and saw that my mother-in-law's roses are still blooming, bigger than ever it seems. She and I gingerly stepped into the garden to get closer to the flowers, swatting bees away when they seemed a little too interested in us.


Summer, it seems, doesn't want to leave just yet.

8 comments:

miruspeg said...

Absolutely gorgeous rose Roban.
Love how you have zoomed in and captured its soul.

Words tumbling around in our head can be very off putting and distracting.

I found this piece and hope it helps is a small way.

"It is very tempting to want to 'hate' grief, to see it as the enemy, the unwelcome guest.
Instead, try opening yourself to grief . . .
Ask it what it has to teach you.
Ask it what it is training you to do, to be.
Ask this uninvited teacher into your life and notice how things begin to shift.
Remember that grief never asks you to let go of love.
-- Ashley Davis Prend

Take care my lovely friend.
Peggy ♥♥♥

Kelly said...

Your words belong anywhere you feel safe to put them...if you need an ear...i'm here. xo gorgeous image.

Roban said...

Peggy, thanks for sharing this piece about grief. I'll be sharing a little more soon I think.

Roban said...

Thank you, Kelly. It helps just knowing that.

Lisa Gordon said...

You'll know when you are ready, and until then, I hope something wonderful comes along to cheer you up.

This photograph is absolutely beautiful!
xo.

Cinner said...

Hi Roban, first you are so lucky you have nice weather still. we got over a foot of snow this last week.
As for all the words tumbling around, you will know when it is right to share. sometomes writing about it makes it easier. My Dad has been gone for over three years and every once in a while it seems to hit me with a whallop, and then I have a cry and I am good again. Love just grows stronger with a loss. sending you a great big hug.

Cinner said...

Hi Roban, first you are so lucky you have nice weather still. we got over a foot of snow this last week.
As for all the words tumbling around, you will know when it is right to share. sometomes writing about it makes it easier. My Dad has been gone for over three years and every once in a while it seems to hit me with a whallop, and then I have a cry and I am good again. Love just grows stronger with a loss. sending you a great big hug.

Relyn Lawson said...

I, too, hang on to things far past their expiration date - seasons especially. I am thinking of you, friend.