Thursday, October 20, 2011

Saying goodbye

My home...ever so briefly
As I sit here, picking up the pieces of my life and moving forward...the man that still holds onto a piece of my heart passed away this morning at 5:15 CST. 

It's been a struggle, not so much for me, but for his devoted family to be there by his side watching him fade from his life...and it is for them that my heart aches. They are all good people, people who have touched my life and have helped me get through the past several weeks.

Whatever he became through his life, whomever he was...there was a part of him that was good...loving...sensitive...and kind. These are what I will focus on in my memories of him...forgiving him for what he did to me, because it's something I need to do.

Today, as you go about your own lives, think about those in it that perhaps can use a little forgiveness. It doesn't mean you will forget what's been done to you...only that in order to find peace in your own lives, it may be something you need to do too.

He will always be a part of me.

Rest in Peace, Jim. 


  1. So sorry to hear about Jim's sad ending. May he rest in peace.

  2. Thanks, Carolyn. I've done a tribute to him on FB as photos.

  3. Yes, it's best to concentrate on the good that was in Jim & the happy moments you had with he & his family. Forgiveness is most beneficial to the person who does the forgiving. Good for you, skyangel!

  4. Thanks, Laura. It's what I have to do, ya know?