“There are things that we don’t want to happen but have to accept, things we don’t want to know but have to learn, people we can’t live without but have to let go.” (Nancy Stephan) on the path least traveled… 

Diary of the journey on the path least traveled..just letting the heart do the talking while the fingers do the walking while being different, being me… 🙂 Me 1 copy

( “I do not do, say or write something to been seen or heard… I  do, say or write something because it needed to be done, said or written…” ,  no nominations please, just sharing thoughts while exploring life  🙂 ).. 🙂

Hello Diary,

While viewing the world today, I saw many had lost their loved ones, for them a time of sorrow… with these trying times it may be difficult to do,  but the sorrow should be short lived for even though the mortal body is no longer present, the love and spirit remains, memories imbedded in ones heart beyond the 12th of Never… to be visited whenever one wishes to,  the love guiding the heart, providing light in times of darkness… 🙂

One fond memory were Kathy had a thing about cobwebs… when she saw a cobweb on the ceiling, she would point at it and say “take it down”..  I would smile at her and say “don’t look at it”… when I see a cobweb today, I can here her say “take it down”…  🙂

As is the destiny with all creatures, great and small, the time had come for Kathy to leave this mortal world, and Kathy, Bree and I met one final time and had a quiet goodbye….  “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” ( Dr. Seuss)..  🙂

 

 

Bree.. 🙂

And I know that Kathy, and no doubt Miss Daisy, were looking on… 🙂

Miss Daisy..

I knew her spirit were still there, and at her final resting place,  I had the Chaplain say these words… 🙂

Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there,  I do not sleep
I am a thousand winds that blow
I am the diamonds glints in the snow
I am the sunlight on ripened grain
I am the gentle autumn rain
When you awaking in the morning hush
I am the swift uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight
I am the soft star that shines at night
Do not stand by my grave and cry
I am not there, I did not die
    (Mary Frye)

And after we parted, I played this song, for it was time for me and Bree to say goodbye…  🙂

But the memories, the love, the spirit, shall always remain in ones heart and when times of sorrow should venture into ones life, one may get a message from the heart…  🙂

When tomorrow starts without me
And I’m not here to see,
If the sun should rise and find your eyes
Filled with tears for me.

I wish so much you wouldn’t cry
The way you did today,
While thinking of the many things 
We didn’t get to say.

I know how much you love me
As much as I love you,
And each time you think of me
I know you’ll miss me too.

When tomorrow starts without me
Don’t think we’re far apart,
For every time you think of me
I’m right there in your heart.
     (Alena Hakala Meadows)

And the heart, filled with memories, will indeed go on… 🙂
Bree has since passed on also, joining Kathy and Miss Daisy.. but I am not alone for they are here with me wherever I go and I smile because it happened…  🙂

Will close for now, this ole heathen’s heart needs to go on, adventures await and need to make more memories for the ole heart… but I (and Kathy, Miss Daisy and Bree) shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise…. 🙂

Until we meet again….

May the love that you give
Always return to you,
That family and friends are many
And always remain true,
May your mind only know peace
No suffering or strife,
May your heart only know love and happiness
On your journey through life.
     (Larry “Dutch” Woller)

27 thoughts on ““There are things that we don’t want to happen but have to accept, things we don’t want to know but have to learn, people we can’t live without but have to let go.” (Nancy Stephan) on the path least traveled… 

    • Thank you for stopping by and kind words!!.. glad you enjoyed your visit!!.. 🙂

      Until we meet again…
      May flowers always line your path
      and sunshine light your way,
      May songbirds serenade your
      every step along the way,
      May a rainbow run beside you
      in a sky that’s always blue,
      And may happiness fill your heart
      each day your whole life through.
      (Irish Saying)

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    • Thank you for stopping by and glad you enjoyed your visit!!.. the cobweb is still there…. 🙂

      Until we meet again…
      May love and laughter light your days,
      and warm your heart and home.
      May good and faithful friends be yours,
      wherever you may roam.
      May peace and plenty bless your world
      with joy that long endures.
      May all life’s passing seasons
      bring the best to you and yours!
      (Irish Saying)

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    • Thank you for visiting!!.. I hope the next body this ole spirit finds doesn’t have arthritis… 🙂

      Until we meet again…
      May your troubles be less
      Your blessings be more
      And nothing but happiness
      Come through your door
      (Irish Saying)

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  1. Losing our loved ones is part of our human condition. Yet, it’s a pain that’s hard to bear. I’ve recently lost another dear friend from my convent days. Mary Frye’s sentiments are comforting. But I still cry. Thanks for sharing, Dutch ❤

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    • Thank you for visiting!!.. you did not lose a dear friend for you know where your friend is at… you can visit your friend whenever you wish, just like you did today, you can introduce your friend to others just like you did with me.. 🙂

      Until we meet again..
      May your spirit only know peace
      May your heart only know love
      May all your dreams come true
      May your life’s journey be filled with happiness
      And life is all that you wish for it to be….
      (Larry “Dutch” Woller)

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    • Thank you for stopping by and kind words!!.. glad you enjoyed your visit!!.. 🙂

      Until we meet again…
      May flowers always line your path
      and sunshine light your way,
      May songbirds serenade your
      every step along the way,
      May a rainbow run beside you
      in a sky that’s always blue,
      And may happiness fill your heart
      each day your whole life through.
      (Irish Saying)

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      • You are welcome dear Larry. It is a pleassure to visita Your blog. 🙏🏻😊
        I love your Irish Saying, it is so beautiful. Thanks a lot. Have a wonderful time! And take care. 😊

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    • Thank you for visiting and kind words!!.. hope you have much to smile about the happenings in your world!.. 🙂

      Until we meet again..
      May love and laughter light your days,
      and warm your heart and home.
      May good and faithful friends be yours,
      wherever you may roam.
      May peace and plenty bless your world
      with joy that long endures.
      May all life’s passing seasons
      bring the best to you and yours!
      (Irish Saying)

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  2. love — so bittersweet but always better to love than not… but we leave ourselves open for hurt… — truly, Larry, the world is a better place with you in it, & all of us who’re fortunate to happen onto your site 🙂

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    • Thank you for visiting and kind words!!.. all of us are a piece of life’s puzzle and life would not be complete without you in it.. 🙂

      Until we meet again..
      May the dreams you hold dearest
      Be those which come true
      May the kindness you spread
      Keep returning to you
      (Irish Saying)

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    • Thank you for visiting and kind words!!.. hope you have wonderful memories full of love and happiness… 🙂

      Until we meet again..
      May love and laughter light your days,
      and warm your heart and home.
      May good and faithful friends be yours,
      wherever you may roam.
      May peace and plenty bless your world
      with joy that long endures.
      May all life’s passing seasons
      bring the best to you and yours!
      (Irish Saying)

      Liked by 1 person

  3. This might be my favorite diary entry of all time. 😊

    Gina R. Wilson

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    • Hey Gina, what a wonderful surprise!… thank you for visiting!!.. hope all is well in your part of the world, you and family are safe and healthy and life is all that you wish for it to be!!… 🙂

      Until we meet again..
      May your troubles be less
      Your blessings be more
      And nothing but happiness
      Come through your door
      (Irish Saying)

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  4. “…but I am not alone for they are here with me wherever I go, and I smile because it happened…” Your certainty strengthens my belief that when I hear my father’s words in my head, or feel my mother’s presence, their spirits are alive and well and we will never be alone.

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    • Thank you for stopping by and kind words!!… they are not lost, as I know where they are with every heartbeat… 🙂

      Until we meet again…
      May your day be touched
      by a bit of Irish luck,
      Brightened by a song
      in your heart,
      And warmed by the smiles
      of people you love.
      (Irish Saying)

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    • Thank you for visiting, glad you enjoyed your visit!!.. 🙂

      Until we meet again..
      May flowers always line your path
      and sunshine light your way,
      May songbirds serenade your
      every step along the way,
      May a rainbow run beside you
      in a sky that’s always blue,
      And may happiness fill your heart
      each day your whole life through.
      (Irish Saying)

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