wings and things


on February 3, 2016

The other day I felt the whiplash warning of a storm,

but it passed!

I had my armour on, I had my family protected; I was ready for the storm,

but it dissipated!

I sharpened my sentences with full-stops so that they wouldn’t ricochet back as semi-colons,

but nothing I wrote/said had the slightest effect on the storm-brewer.

I’ve become like a cartoon character of the lioness/mother bear who protects her family.

Overly sentimental posts about Anthony are simply an expression of ongoing grief, disbelief that he has lived so many years post prognoses. Ming has been absolutely amazing in every way.

Ming has a way of unravelling the bitter-and- twisted yarn into a coherent thought and, today, I thank him so much for reminding me to be gentle.



16 responses to “Gentle

  1. Val Boyko says:

    Wise words indeed. Be kind to yourself and others Julie. Its not easy to keep our hearts open when we are also feeling sadness. Sending you a ((HUG))

  2. Gentle. Such a beautiful and powerful word. ❤
    Diana ox

  3. susielindau says:

    Kids are so good at cutting through the fog. You are doing great and need to give yourself a break from all of it once in a while.

  4. Lynda says:

    Love your ‘storm’ description. Glad you weathered the moment without event. 🙂

  5. Judy says:

    Sometimes I feel like I’m too much in my head – I weave stories about what is going on around me. My youngest son is always so much more matter-a-fact and sees things without all that other nonsense. I’ve learned to tap into his wisdom, too. Of course, those young men can be infuriating in other ways so I use my motto of “Take the best and leave the rest.”
    Putting up a defense is protection. Even though you didn’t need that armor perhaps, you were ready and felt safer that way. Yes, gentle is a good way to understand and feel compassion for yourself. You are going through so much!

  6. Gentle is good. Gentle is a very strong way to be. c

  7. Trisha says:

    I’m so glad you have Ming by your side, to unravel things into coherent thought and for the comic relief!

  8. susanpoozan says:

    What a fellow your son is and how poignantly you write.

  9. Terry says:

    I am so glad you have Ming and family supporting you emotionally

  10. Pardon me for saying so Julie, but I don’t think they’re overly sentimental. I love the depth and breadth of them. I see them as powerful and a testimonial to your love.

    And I love your boy. And his wit and wisdom.

  11. Well said, you are blessed to have Ming as he is to have you

  12. All three of you are amazing in your strength, courage and love. Ming is wise. Gentle is not giving up. It is letting the battering winds ebb and flow around you. Not at you. Maybe it is what Anthony would want for you too? ((Hugs))

  13. Judith Post says:

    This is absolutely lovely! We all need armour occasionally when we’re feeling vulnerable, but you have Ming. And I think he’s a wonder.

  14. ksbeth says:

    slow and giant.

  15. You can be a gentle bear, though.

  16. Amy says:

    How beautiful!

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