Sunday, December 2, 2007

Fun Monday 120307


This week's Fun Monday is hosted by Robinella. She wanted to see the post that we most wanted other people to see again - or for the first time for our newer friends. This is a blog that I originally wrote on my MySpace page before I found out how much easier this is.


Jimmy(originally posted 12/15/06 on MySpace and in April on Blogger)


I spent a great deal of time trying to decide what to call this blog.


This has been a very stressful week, just not for me. It has been stressful, though, for a great many people that I care about and I just feel so danged helpless.


Wednesday evening a friend of mine died. It was not expected and, unlike some people I have known who were ill for a long time, it was not welcome.


It's kind of ironic because my friend was ill and we sort of expected him to die early - you know, before all the rest of us do. We just expected it to be his disease that killed him and not a horrific traffic accident.


It is my nature to find bright spots. Sometimes I find this comforting and sometimes I find it incredibly annoying. Any way you cut it, though, it's what I do.


Sooooo- it was a single vehicle accident and no one else was injured - bright spot.


His widow has faith that is truly strong and deep, along with a church family who will be with her every step of the way - bright spot.


He evidently was either dead when his vehicle hit the tree or death was instantaneous - bright spot.


We all have wonderful memories, a lot of which make us hysterical, by which to remember him - bright spot.


And last, but most certainly not least, he is with God - incredibly luminous glorious and radiant bright spot.


We loved you, Jimmy

32 comments:

Robinella said...

What a great way to remember him this year later. I loved the bright spots.

janet said...

wonderful tribute. love the bright spots. too.

Karmyn R said...

Bright spots - What a good way of looking at things! I will have to try this.


Dreaming What Ifs...

Gattina said...

I agree with Robinella, it's a wonderful tribute you did.

Joy T. said...

Excellent idea...bright spots. More of us need to do that. Your friend would be proud.

laurie said...

how sad. how strong. i don't know how old this post is, but i bet this is a tough time of year now for his widow.

this was a great post, sandy.

Lil Mouse (Jill) said...

its great to see the good in the bad. you are one in a million.

lisa's chaos said...

How is his widow doing now that it's been a year?

Mama Drama Jenny said...

Such a beautiful tribute to a friend.

Wonderfully written, my friend.

My Husband Calls Me Weird said...

I have a feeling I'm going to be teary eyed as I read all these Fun Monday reposts.

Great job.

Kaycie said...

What beautiful sentiment and a loving tribute to your friend.

AnGlOpHiLe FoOtBaLl FaNaTiC said...

Life would not be worth living if we couldn't find those bright spots, S. And, how wonderful to see the good in every situation. My aunt & uncle lost a daughter at 2, but her death saved their doomed marriage. Silver linings exist EVERYWHERE.

Pamela said...

also appropriate as it is the first anniversary (soon) of your loss.

Debs said...

Beautifully written. Bright spots help us keep going.

Beckie said...

Your ability to find bright spots is a true gift.

Nice tribute.

A Slice of Life said...

Those bright spots keep us sane. My heart goes out to the widow and all those who loved your friend.

Susan at A Slice of Life

Kaytabug said...

Great tribute, but I was slightly freaked out. We lost a friend on the 16th last year it was a single vehicle accident, he hit a tree as well and was dead upon impact or seconds afterwards,we too have laughable memories of him.
I love your bright spots!

ChrisB said...

That is a lovely tribute to your friend. Seeing the bright spots is something I think we can all learn from so thank you.

Dawn said...

A great tribute to your friend. It is wonderful to think of the bright spots in any tragedy or disappointment; it helps up cope, and it helps others as well.

Sauntering Soul said...

I try to find bright spots in life too. Sometimes that seems impossible to me. I'm glad you were able to during this situation.

The Rotten Correspondent said...

Sounds like he had a very good friend in you. That was a lovely read.

karisma said...

Brightspots! Just beautiful! What a clever girl you are! Thanks for sharing.

junebug said...

I agree with everyone! Bright spots. Man, that is good. I love it.

Kerith Collins said...

looking at the brighter spots makes it easier for all of us.

Willowtree said...

I'm conflicted about commenting on this, if you want to know what I'm thinking email me.

Amanda said...

This is a really sad post and it must have been a hard time for you. But, you must be a really special person to be able to see so many bright spots.

mjd said...

Reading this post is a bright spot. Thank you

Sirdar said...

Very meaningful post. It is tough losing a close friend. It is even tougher to remain positive about it or at least be able to find a bright spot. But you appear to have done that. Well done!

Jo Beaufoix said...

So sad, and so well written. The bright spots are such a good way to think of your friend.

thefoodsnob said...

What a lovely essay, with very lovely sentiments.

Lisa

Debbie said...

A wonderfully moving tribute to your friend. As always, the biggest bright spot is to remember our loved ones' lives not their deaths. Well done. :)

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Tiggerlane said...

Nice post (just getting around to Fun Monday) - and a sweet way to remind us all how to focus on some positives in the face of great loss.

 
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