Grandma Gertie always said there's not a savory dish that can't be made tastier by just a touch of tarragon.

Tsunami and Me

Tsunami and Me
too big to escape now....

Sunday, June 5, 2011

True Romance (RIP)

Ken's been gone two years today...but his spirit still is strong here. This morning I had to rifle through a duffel bag of photos in search of a picture taken of my first husband's dad. But it took more than an hour because I paused so often to gaze at pictures of the life's journey that Ken and I of us in Reno, in Sweden, in England, in Colorado Springs, and here in the gardens of the house he loved so much.

I also looked at the old e-mails I still have filed under Kenny D, and found the cartoon I've posted above. Ken sent it to me in June 2008. I also found the prose poem below. Ken didn't write it, but he sent it to me just a couple of months before we got married in 2000.

Reason, Season, Lifetime

People come into your life for a reason, a season, or a lifetime.
When you figure out which it is, you know exactly what
to do.

When someone is in your life for a REASON, it is
usually to meet a need you have expressed outwardly or
inwardly. They have come to assist you through a
difficulty, to provide you with guidance and support,
to aid you physically, emotionally, or spiritually.
They may seem like a godsend, and they are. They are
there for the reason, you need them to be. Then,
without any wrong doing on your part or at an
inconvenient time, this person will say or do
something to bring the relationship to an end.
Sometimes they die. Sometimes they walk away.
Sometimes they act up or out and force you to take a
stand. What we must realize is that our need has been
met, our desire fulfilled; their work is done. The
prayer you sent up has been answered and it is now
time to move on.

When people come into your life for a SEASON, it is
because your turn has come to share, grow, or learn.
They may bring you an experience of peace or make you
laugh. They may teach you something you have never
done. They usually give you an unbelievable amount of
joy. Believe it! It is real! But, only for a season.

LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons;
those things you must build upon in order to have a
solid emotional foundation. Your job is to accept the
lesson, love the person/people (any way); and put what
you have learned to use in all other relationships and
areas of your life. It is said that love is blind but
friendship is clairvoyant

Thank you for being a part of my life....

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