Thursday, August 13, 2015


hannah and ian's dad passed early this morning.
thank you all for your caring.
it's huge.

our family is waiting. 
my children are gathering 
at my ex's home
welcoming the other relatives
(not mine) 
as their father transitions
from life to death.
it's very sad.
we all know this, 
and we know how hard it is 
in every sense
to let go and also to be patient.
so i wait in the wings 
and appear as the support person from time to time.
this is how my summer is winding down.
i barely reached home from longridge
making plans for one last little trip.
but instead i will be here now. 
sandra taught us this: 
be here now. 
autumn's tease


Corrine at said...

Sorry to hear. No matter what this transition is hard. Be here now, yes and hold your kids. xox

Mo Crow said...

may this time of letting go be full of grace and love and wonder

Velma Bolyard said...

corrine and mo, thank you.

Jennifer said...

Mo said it so eloquently. May I echo her sentiment? And Corrine's as well? Be here now for your children. Listen to them. Hold them. Cherish them.

Know that you've friends who are here as well for you. Sending thoughts of peace and hugs.

Velma Bolyard said...

jennifer, thank you.

aimee said...

thinking so much of you and hannah and ian. lots and lots of love.

Velma Bolyard said...

aimee, again, thank you. i'll tell hannah, too

ronnie said...

be here now --- yes --- I will be thinking of you as I look up into the here now --- take care xxxxxxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Peaceful passage for your family. Remembrances. From Henrietta.

neki desu said...

tough moments. true, be here now.peace.
this year has been particularly tough on our family too.

Fiona Dempster said...

The waiting time. Love and thoughts to your children, and to you as you wait. Be here. Be now. Simply be.

Barry said...

Hi V - sometimes the waiting and letting go and maybe even giving a little support in the transition, is the very best gift of glove we can offer. Go well-peace. B

Velma Bolyard said...

ronnie, i like that, thank you
henrietta, thank you, passages and remembrances
neki, i'm sorry to hear that, and thank you
fiona and barry, you two shine, thank you

onesmallstitch said...

hope the strength and support that you and Hannah and Ian share brings peace and love. Hugs

Velma Bolyard said...

jean, thank you.

Cait Throop said...

Velma...hugs. To Hannah and Ian...I'm so sorry. I saw Hannah's fb photograph of her hand in her dad's.

Velma Bolyard said...

cait, thank you so much

Suzanna said...

Thinking of you all, sending love...

over the rainbow said...

sending condolences, love and prayers to you and your kids…..

Velma Bolyard said...

suzanna, thank you
marianne, again, thanks, they're doing well

Felicity said...

thinking of you all with love, and gentle hugs xxx

Velma Bolyard said...

felicity, so appreciated

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