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Posts Tagged ‘death’

Grief in the words of Dr. Suess…

Posted by TheCanvasGrey on January 27, 2009








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Posted by TheCanvasGrey on October 26, 2008

I wanted to tell you about the dream I had about Dad last night.


We were at the funeral home.  I had gone to an upstairs closet or bathroom that lead to another room that went higher and then to a sun filled place.  Kim was there with me and Dad walked in, he was so young and he looked so wonderful, probably around 35 or 40ish.  The funeral director came to the door.   Dad stood there for a minute and smiled and then went into the room and walked toward the other room that went a little higher and then into the sunlight he went.  I turned to Kim and said, “Didn’t he look so great and young?”  Kim said, “No, Deb I could only see him as an older man.”  I turned to the funeral director and he nodded.  I went down stairs to where the coffin was and Mom was standing alone in front of it.  And at the last minute all of Mom’s siblings came in walking in a straight line, arm in arm, all dressed in black and surrounded her in a circle. (kind of a representation of her family gathering around her).


All in all it was a good dream.  I miss him.

Posted in Dad, Dreams, Family, Father, Hope, Life, Love, Miracles, Mom, Mother, Spirituality, thankfulness, Think about it | Tagged: , , , , , | 11 Comments »

Good Night, Sleep Tight

Posted by TheCanvasGrey on September 27, 2008

And pleasant dreams to you! 

My Dad passed away last month.  Even when it is their time and they’ve lived a good, long life it still is difficult.  In more ways than I can explain.

We were a Lawrence Welk family, pizza every Saturday night with pleasant singing and dancing, nothing too risky for children; just simple melodies with great harmony.  I’ve sung this song a million times to my kids at bedtime.  Big Boy is almost ten and Young Son is five and they still love hearing it.  It is comforting, lovely and satisfying to know that someone who loves them sings this into their ears until they fall asleep. 

I’d like to dedicate this post to Dad.  I was blessed to have him in my life.  He taught me so much.  I’m so thankful he knew how much I loved him. I wonder if he knows how much I miss him.  I hope he knows that I’ll see him again.


Good night, sleep tight and pleasant dreams to you.

Here’s a wish and a prayer that every dream comes true.

Although it’s always sweet sorrow to part.

You know you’ll always remain in my heart.

Good night, sleep tight and pleasant dreams to you.

Here’s a wish and a prayer that every dream comes true.

And now till we meet again, adios, au revoir, auf Wiedersehen, good night.

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Stop and Smell the Perspective

Posted by TheCanvasGrey on June 18, 2008

Perspective…I lost a friend to cancer last Thursday.  She and I went from 6th through 12th and then worked together at the bank for years, hung out until 1998 and then kept touch for years through cards.  I didn’t know she had been battling cancer.  So it was a shock to find out.  I can’t stop thinking about her, our times together and that she isn’t here anymore.  I’ll never get the chance to see her smile.  She lit up a room…really. 

So I stop and smell the perspective as it makes me be thankful for that time I had with her, thankful for all that I have, forget about what I don’t have and remember that life is a precious gift.

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Till death do us part…

Posted by TheCanvasGrey on January 20, 2008

In loving memory of Luther, a loving husband, son, brother, stepfather, uncle, friend and my BIL who lost his battle with cancer last week and went to be with God.


Till death do us part,

I promised my sweetheart.

I did it with love,

And help from above.

I kept you all in my heart,

Until God said we must part.

Think of me and my touch,

But don’t grieve too much.

I may not know when,

I will see you again.

But this is for sure,

My love for you all will endure.

   By The Canvas Grey

Luther was truly one of the kindest men I’ve ever known.  He was a simple, loving, devoted man who was very busy, always doing something.  To know him was to love him.  He was very creative and thoughtful.  One of my personal favorites was his creation from the bottom of a plastic Diet Pepsi bottle.  He cut the bottoms off, painted them to look like flowers (see if you can envision the flower petals from the bottom) and then cut wire hangers and poked a hole through the middle of the bottom of the Pepsi bottle, bent the wire and voila!  A flower windmill to place in the garden.  I should have gotten pictures while we were there.  I will do that and add them here in the future. 

Posted in Appreciation, Awareness, Dreams, Hope, Life, Love, Spirituality, thankfulness, Think about it | Tagged: , , , | 2 Comments »