Tuesday, November 4, 2008

What About Now? VOTE!

Did you VOTE? I did! So did Hubby! This election, no matter who your candidate, is going to be historic, so get in there and DO IT!



Today, was Bonnie's Memorial. It was very moving, and hit me hard. I didn't expect that. In fact, I felt like a blubbering idiot. Apparently, I identified with her struggle with chronic illness more than I realized. It was also the first memorial I had been to since the brain tumor... I don't know... but I was wrecked. I have such a headache from crying and trying not to cry! Ack.



Ilene and Bob are holding up as well as they can. DogBoy and his sis, Peanut, too. The eulogies by Bonnie's nephew and brother were wonderful. The family is really pulled together and supporting each other. It was beautiful to see.



Bonnie didn't see the glass as half empty, or even half full. She always saw the glass and full to overflowing. I will not forget that and will try my damndest to always do the same. Thanks for the inspiration, Bonnie.




Go vote!


be well...

21 comments:

Saltydawg said...

Hmm, my second attempt to leave this comment. My dearest Dawn, you are perfectly ok to blubber.
May your glass always runneth over.
Hugs Gaz xxx

Beth said...

It sounds like it was a rough day, with the memorial service. I hope you'll be okay, and that Bonnie's family will find all the love and support that they need.

Keeping my fingers crossed about tonight's results....

Hugs, Beth

Coelha :B said...

:( I'm sure it was a hard day for you. I can't do funerals very well. Every since my dad passed away, they have never been very easy for me. I'm sure Bonnie's family were glad you were there. True friends are there during the hardest of times. Bonnie sounds like a great person, and an inspiration to many people. Hugs - Julie P.S. I voted weeks ago!

garnett109 said...

It seems like a long year for burial, sorry for you loss

a corgi said...

seems like a nice memorial for your friend

(we voted the weekend before last as we could early vote; son is waiting in line as I speak to vote in his first presidential election; would take a picture if I could but he wouldn't like the fanfare and I wouldn't share it on the blog anyway, but it is an important election all ways around :)

betty

a corgi said...

seems like a nice memorial for your friend

(we voted the weekend before last as we could early vote; son is waiting in line as I speak to vote in his first presidential election; would take a picture if I could but he wouldn't like the fanfare and I wouldn't share it on the blog anyway, but it is an important election all ways around :)

betty

It's Just Me ~ Katie! said...

Sometimes these times show you who you really are and what you've over come, but always thankful for the one who allow you to feel. Hoping your tomorrow is good to you. Take care,
Katie
To VOTE is a MUST!

Indigo said...

Everything you've had to deal with on top of the loss of Bonnie, would have anyone in tears. Tears are a fountain flowing from the river of your heart dear one. Try to find some peace in the next few days. My thoughts are with you in this sorrowful time. (Hugs)Indigo

Missie said...

I got out and voted today and so did Nicci, kidney stones and all! LOL

Chris/cacklinrosie101 said...

We never know when grief will overcome us. I'm sure you did identify with her. I do believe you see the cup running over also.

I just got home from voting. Our polls don't open until 7 here so I had to vote after work. HUGS

erarein63 said...

Sorry for your loss. And yes, I voted. De ;)

Lisa said...

Bless your heart, I'm sorry it hit you so hard. I truly doubt you were blubbering as you say. She sounds like a positive & wonderful person. I wish her family the best.

Linda said...

I did, I did!! I only had to wait about 5 minutes too! Linda

Dawnie said...

Hello! Yes, I voted. :) Sorry to hear about Bonnie... can I tell you how dense I am? I just figured out to "follow" here. I followed you from the start but didn't get any updates... I'm like, "what is up w/that?" Of course, you're not the only one. I figured I had done something wrong. Well, yes & no. I did it right, I just didn't click-in on how to do it. Duh. What-ever! I'm here now. :)

~Gem~ said...

I'm sorry to hear about Bonnie, she's in peace now, my sympathy to her family.

lunarossa said...

Hope you feel better today. Lots of hugs. Ciao. Antonella

ELLIE said...

we definitely voted - hopefully all will turn out for the best for the nation!!
take care of you
Ellie

Leigh said...

Inspiration comes from many directions. Keep it in your heart.
:) Leigh

Traci said...

I voted. I hope you are feeling better today.

Dornbrau said...

So sorry to hear about Bonnie. While I'm certain that for her it was a blessing, it is always so difficult for those left behind.
I voted. In the end it didn't matter anywhere but in my mind, but I voted.
Dorn~

Cathy said...

For its worth, I believe you now have Bonnie forever, will never lose her. Someday you'll see her again, I don't know how or where or why but I do know there's order in life-death-life. I think we're fated to know the people we meet or are related to in life, therefore they are part of our complete destiny, which must include physical death. In truth, this whole amazing miracle is reason to cry in both sorrow and joy. http://cathy-daretothink.blogspot.com/