Wednesday, February 04, 2009

An Undiscovered Country

They once called him "Cat" because he was a sprinter of Olympic standard.

But like the cat of the proverb, his limit was nine.

My husband died yesterday morning.

And I must leave you again for a time.

136 comments:

Lisa said...

I am so sorry.

Jaye Wells said...

Oh, Bernita. There are no words. Please know you're in our thoughts.

moonrat said...

<3

Seeley deBorn said...

I'm sorry for your loss.

spyscribbler said...

Oh, god, Bernita. I can't imagine. Oh, no. Awww, that's just awful.

I'm sending you the biggest hugs in the world.

Charles Gramlich said...

Tears in my eyes. I'm very sorry.

bunnygirl said...

So sorry, Bernita. Words are inadequate, but know that you are loved.

Scott from Oregon said...

I am very sorry.

Angie said...

Oh, man, I'm so sorry! :(

{{{}}}

Angie

fairyhedgehog said...

I'm so sorry.

Selma said...

I am terribly, terribly sad to hear this. You are in my prayers and thoughts.

StarvingWriteNow said...

I am so sorry. Will be thinking of you and praying for you and yours.

freddie said...

I am so very sorry. You're in my thoughts.

Ric said...

Aw! My heart goes out to you and your lovely children.

Vesper said...

Bernita... Words are so small compared to your pain. Know that I am with you, with all my heart.

May he fare well in that undiscovered country where we will all one day reunite.

haunted author said...

Bernita-I am so very sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Aine said...

I'm so sorry, Bernita. I hope he was at peace. He certainly fought a good fight...

jason evans said...

No, there are no words.

The presence of all of us are with you.

sex scenes at starbucks said...

Oh Bernita, I am so sorry.

Sarah Hina said...

We're thinking of you. I am so sorry, Bernita.

raine said...

For those who claim to be writers, words often seem so inadequate.
I'm so very sorry, Bernita. And if having people who care brings comfort, please know that you do.
{{{Love}}}.

Denise McDonald said...

I am so very, very sorry Bernita.

You are in my prayers--much love!

Gwen said...

I am so sorry. Thoughts are with you.

Chumplet - Sandra Cormier said...

Oh, sweetheart, I am so sorry. So much hope.

I'm going to paraphrase the words the priest said during my nephew's service last fall.

"Be cautious around those who tell you they know why he died. Seek out those who tell you why he lived."

Hugs to you, my dear.

Bernard Lee DeLeo said...

The words are again meaningless. I'm happy he made it home once more.

The Anti-Wife said...

I'm so sorry! You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Suzanne Perazzini said...

The fact that he was able to see his home again must have been a great comfort to him. My heart goes out to you for the period ahead of you and for the anguish of the past months of fear.

Lana Gramlich said...

Oh, Bernita...I'm so sorry. You are in my thoughts. Please let me know if there's anything I can do for you.

SzélsőFa said...

Aw, I'm so sorry to hear this, Bernita.

Ello said...

Bernita, I am so very sorry. My prayers are with you and your family.

Ellen

Robyn said...

The words "I'm sorry" don't seem adequate, but please know that you're in our thoughts and our hearts. God keep.

vanessa jaye said...

Bernita, my heart goes out to you. I'm so, so, sorry. Sending prayers your way.

writtenwyrdd said...

Oh my. My heart goes out to you and yours. I'm glad of one thing out of this tragedy, and that's that he got to come home for a time. I am so sorry for your loss, Bernita. Take care of yourself.

Shesawriter said...

Bernita, you're in my prayers, lady.

Belinda (Worderella) said...

I am so sorry for your loss. You will be in my prayers.

Whirlochre said...

I'm very sorry to hear your news, Bernita.

Sidney said...

Very sorry to hear of your loss.

Virginia Lady said...

I'm sorry for your loss. Sending hugs your way.

J. L. Krueger said...

Bernita,
Sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Sam said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept my deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences.

Amie Stuart said...

(((((((Bernita))))) I'm so sorry for your loss!

archer said...

Oh, Bernita, my condolences.

SQT said...

I'm so sorry for your loss.

Avery DeBow said...

My deepest condolences.

laughingwolf said...

so sorry for the loss of your beloved, m'dear bernita :'(

laughingwolf said...

sorry, just realized... he died on the first anniversary of my dad's death :(

february IS the cruelest month....

strugglingwriter said...

Oh no. I'm so sorry.

Paul

Steve Malley said...

Oh Bernita. My prayers are with you.

December/Stacia said...

Bernita--

I am so, so sorry to hear this, and sorry I didn't check it sooner.

I'm thinking of you and your children.

People may leave us but love lives forever.


Hugs

Chris Eldin said...

Oh, Bernita, I'm so, so sorry. I will keep you in my prayers.

Hoodie said...

Of course there's nothing to say but that I ache for you.

I so sorry to hear it.

Rick said...

I am so sorry.

Lauren said...

Oh, I am so sorry. My prayers are with you and your family.

Gabriele C. said...

You'd think a writer should find words to express her feelings, but I have none except, I'm so sorry.

Missie said...

Bernita,
You and your family are in my prayers.
Missie

ORION said...

I am so sorry. My thoughts are with you.

Travis Erwin said...

My heart goes out to you Bernita.

Miss Snark said...

Bernita, I'm so sorry. Please accept my heartfelt condolences for your loss.

LadyBronco said...

Oh Bernita ~

There is so much I want to say, but I can't see to type through the tears.

You and you family are in my thoughts and in my prayers.

Carla said...

I am so sorry.

Sid Leavitt said...

As late as this comes, please accept our condolences. As Jaye said, there are no words.

Lisa said...

I'm so very sorry for your loss. I clicked your link through another blog and knew I had to stop by to give you my condolences.

I lost my husband to a virus in his heart after we fought the good fight for 9 months. In just a few short days it will be one year since he went home at the tender age of 50.

If you want to email me, feel free. lisar265 AT comcast.net

Barbara Martin said...

Bernita, my deepest condolences in your loss.

Scott said...

I'm sorry to hear of your loss.

Take care.

cindy said...

oh i'm so sorry, b. my heart breaks for you. *hugs* you and your loved ones are in my thoughts.

Steve Malley said...

We're still here, Bernita, whenever you're ready.

Be well.

Kate Thornton said...

I'm so sorry, Bernita.

Rowan said...

Oh, sweet mercy Bernita. I grieve for your loss, and wish you all the comfort you need.

Jon M said...

Thoughts and prayers Bernita. God bless.

sylvia said...

Thinking of you.

December/Stacia said...

Just stopping by to say hello and I'm thinking of you, Bernita. {hugs}}

writtenwyrdd said...

Cyberhugs, Bernita. Been thinking of you.

writtenwyrdd

Frank Baron said...

I'm sorry Bernita.

My wife died a few months ago. Although our pain differs, I'm sure there's a sameness as well. Death has a way of forcing us to look deeply into the mirror.

I'm sure your husband is lending you what strength he can. Take it. And carry on. It's what we do. :)

Robyn said...

Still thinking of you and sending love your way.

Barbara Martin said...

Thinking about you, Bernita, and wondering how you're doing. Thoughts of cheer sent your way.

Precie said...

Dear Bernita:

I hope not to add to your sorry with this note. I just now checked my Google Reader from pretty much the beginning of the year. So I didn't know until now about your terrible loss.

I'm so so sorry. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
--Precie

Demon Hunter said...

You have my deepest and most heartfelt sympathy, Bernita.

Chumplet - Sandra Cormier said...

Frank, I'm so sorry, I didn't know.

Bernita, I can't believe it's been only a month -- it seems like forever since we last heard from you.

I hope you're doing well, writing, enjoying your granddaughter.

I know what loss feels like, and I wish you comfort.

IM Cupnjava said...

Oh God...I'm so sorry.

McKoala said...

Dear Bernita

Grossly late, but so sorry for your loss. Not sure what to hope for you other than peace and solace.

McK

Josephine Damian said...

He fought the good fight. Both your and his strength and courage are a lesson for us all.

Maria Zannini said...

I'm so sorry, Bernita. Rest, hon. It's time to take care of yourself now.

archer said...

Thinking of you.

Scott said...

Oh my. I'm at a loss for words, Bernita... I'm so sorry.

laughingwolf said...

happy spring to you and yours, my dear friend....

Barbara Martin said...

Thinking of you. I know it's a tough time you're going through.

Kate Thornton said...

Ijust stopped by to let you now I am thinking of you.
Kate

moonrat said...

hi bernita. just wanted to let you know i was thinking of you.

Whirlochre said...

Hope you're OK.

Ric said...

Bernita, love, we miss you.

raine said...

Echoing others, Bernita.
Your second family here misses you very much, dearheart.

J. L. Krueger said...

It's been said often, but it's worth repeating: Thinking of you, missing you, hoping you return soon.

Chumplet - Sandra Cormier said...

I recently 'talked' to your daughter, Bernita, and I'm relieved to know that you're okay, as much as you can be in this difficult time.

I can't believe it's only been a couple of months -- it seems like forever.

December/Stacia said...

Just stopping in to say I miss you, Bernita, and I hope you're okay. I'm moving next week and won't be around much, but I'd love to hear from you anytime.

Vesper said...

I'm thinking of you, Bernita, and sending you my warmest thoughts.

Patry Francis said...

My thoughts are with you, Bernita. So very sorry for your loss.

writtenwyrdd said...

Bernita, I have been thinking of you lots and sending you millions of cyberhugs!

And I heart your blog, so I'm giving you an award:
http://writtenwyrdd.typepad.com/writtenwyrdd/2009/04/blushes.html

laughingwolf said...

hope you are coping well, m'dear

The Things We Carried said...

I am visiting for the first time. And yet, I am sorry you are entering a season of loss! So sorry for the loss of your husband.

laughingwolf said...

hope the spring is kind to you, m'dear friend :D

writtenwyrdd said...

Once more, been thinking about you. I hope you and your family are pulling through the tough times, lady. More cyber hugs are coming your way, too.

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archer said...

I miss you. I am glad to read Chumplet's note.

Travis Erwin said...

I hope you are well. Just wanted to stop in and say hi.

Mark Pettus said...

No words can express how sorry I am for your loss, and there is no apology sufficient for not being here to offer condolences sooner.

I remember your affection for him in early posts -- I don't remember the words, only the affection.

You are in my thoughts.

ananya chatterjee said...

god bless

Charles Gramlich said...

Was thinking good thoughts your way on a bright shiny morning. Hope you are well.

Chumplet - Sandra Cormier said...

Hi Bernita!

I hope the lilac blossoms are bringing you cheer.

Love, Chumplet

moonrat said...

hi Bernita--was thinking about you today. hope you're well, and have sunny plans for Memorial Day.

Cynthia Bronco said...

Oh Bernita, I am so sorry. My thoughts are with you through this difficult time.

Bonnie Calhoun said...

Bernita, I'm so sorry...I just heard! God bless you my friend.

moonrat said...

hi Bernita. time for my monthly check-in. was just thinking about you and hoping you're doing ok.

writtenwyrdd said...

Hi Bernita, Still hoping you're managing okay and still thinking of you.

spyscribbler said...

Hi, Bernita!

I've been missing you more and more every day. The internet is a different place without your presence. I can't even begin to imagine the difference in your home without your husband.

I think of you and send you my love every single day. You're one special woman.

Hugs,
Natasha

Demon Hunter said...

Hi Bernita,
I've been thinking of you. I miss reading your blog every day. God bless and we will be awaiting your return. ;-)

Ric said...

Hope you are well and recovering. Please come back soon, we miss you.

Precie said...

Thinking of you.

IM Cupnjava said...

I'm terribly sorry. I'll be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

writtenwyrdd said...

Hi Bernita, Just wanted to let you know that bunches of people are still sending you love and positive energy.

Kate Thornton said...

Just stopping by with love and good wishes, Bernita. I miss you.

Barbara Martin said...

Just checking in to provide continued best wishes.

December/Stacia said...

Bernita, I love and miss you! Please come back!

Mariana Soffer said...

I am so sorry hope you are as well as can be

Mariana Soffer said...

I am so sorry hope you are as well as can be

Chris Eldin said...

I miss you too!!

Natasha Fondren said...

Dear Bernita, we miss you dreadfully. Are you okay?

Hugs,
Natasha :-)

raine said...

I actually dreamed I came to this site & you were back, Bernita.

Hoping you are well, still missing you.

moonrat said...

hi Bernita. hope you're ok. miss you. no one calls me "moonmouse" in your absence.

Shauna Roberts said...

I'm so very sorry for your loss, Bernita, and also so sorry that it took me so long to visit your blog and find out your news. You are in my thoughts.

Whirlochre said...

Here. And now.

Chumplet - Sandra Cormier said...

I clicked on an archived post on another blog and saw one of your comments. I thought, "Holy cow, Bernita's back!"

But I looked at the blog post and it was from last year.

Sigh.

sex scenes at starbucks said...

Miss you! Hope you are well.

J. L. Krueger said...

I keep popping in and hoping to see that you are OK and posting again. SIGH! I hope you are well.

rahul aggarwal said...

m sorry for the loss...Bernita

moonrat said...

thinking of you...

Natasha Fondren said...

Please come back, Bernita. Please?