Thursday, January 19, 2012

Postcards from Denmark

It is hard to put words to any post these days, which is why I haven't been posting I suppose.
One day takes the next, and while the situation is essentially a tough one,
we are all managing, I feel, with strength and courage.
My parents are truly handling this circumstance in an inspiring way.
It reminds me of the strength of the human spirit.
 If we think to far into the future, imagining where this road will take us, 
we can easily become overwhelmed with grief and thoughts
of how we might not be able to make it through.
Yet when we manage to stay present and deal with each moment as it presents itself, 
it somehow transforms us and the moment, into something that we can digest and deal with.
My dad, his body fading away before our very eyes, yet the spirit in his eyes shining clearer than ever.
My mom, tapping into an inner strength, I think she had forgotten was there.
I am filled with love and admiration for these two people, for the human spirit, 
and for this thing we call life.


  1. Sending you well wishes at this very hard time for you and your family and your parents especially.

  2. This is a hard time indeed. Glad you can be there to bless your parents and walk this road with them for a time. May you be blessed for your gifts shared.

  3. So beautiful, friend. This was a gift to read this morning. Love to you. xoxo

  4. If I had wisdom to impart, I would do it. But I see clearly that you have all you need - though I am sure that there are moments when you don't think so yourself. It suddenly strikes me that wisdom and true love are very closely related - love is the perspective through which wisdom is processed, I think. Because it takes us outside ourselves. You are with you parents right now, meaning, not inside your own business, your own pains and trials. You are =with- them. And how blessed, blessed that you were able to be there, both for them and for you. You see life for what it is, where you are. That everything in between should add up to that shining spirit, that inner strength, that quiet triumph of love. This is indeed your place at this time, and there is a certain completeness to that. If I could send you something, something that could prop you up in the moments you need it, I would do that. Prayers, maybe. But I wish I had something more tangible.

    I am deeply grateful that you are there.

  5. oh christina, i'm so glad you're there and to read about the strength within your parents. you must get a lot from them. i haven't been in blogland posting for similar reasons - my stepdad just passed away last week. i must go back and read your previous posts. i hope you continue to feel inspired by your parents and keep living in the moment. you certainly inspire me.

  6. My dear friend, I send you much love and support. You are an amazing woman and a huge inspiration! Thank you for reminding us all of the important things in LIFE:.aho...Mika

  7. I followed a link to your blog some time ago and have enjoyed reading about your journey. I do not wish to intrude, but I will pray for you and your family during this time. May you all draw much strength from these days together and from the special memories that will come forth as you support one another.


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