Sunday, April 17, 2011

The Speed Bumps of Life

  Little did I know, as I took this photograph, that I would, indeed, have some speed bumps coming my way......

  Having just returned from 10 days on beautiful St John US VI (where I took this photo), I found my dear 94 year old uncle sick and dying and my father in law admitted to ICU, fighting for his life. Two weeks later, my uncle has passed away and my father in law is home recuperating and I find myself at complete "loose ends".

  Unable to focus, I feel as though I am "spinning my wheels". Inspiration and motivation have flown out the window. Why is it a surprise to me that the stress involved in being witness to a loved one dying could deliver such a powerful punch? Silly me.

  As I have trudged through the last few days I can feel myself slowly healing. I trust that my heart will mend and I will be able to return to "normal" life...whatever that may be.

  In the meantime I would like to share a verse sent to me by a special friend in response to Uncle KK's death. I think it captures his sweet, gentle, loving spirit.
                         Legend say that  hummingbirds float free of time, carrying our hopes for love, joy and celebration. The hummingbird's delicate grace reminds us that life is rich, beauty is everywhere, every personal connection has meaning and laughter is life's sweetest creation.

RIP Kenneth H Warthman 1-28-17 to 4-9-11


  1. So sorry to hear it. Life is indeed full of adventures; some of them good, some of them bad. We just keep going on and try to make a difference while we're here.

  2. I have carried these words with me for decades, they're from an Old English gravestone:

    "He who we have loved and lost is no longer where he was before, he is now wherever we are."

    May it be so for you and Uncle KK

  3. Donna, that is sooo beautiful! Thank you for sharing!!