Saturday, September 3, 2016

Celebrating My Special Someone


  Celebrating with Ruth Ayres at Discover Play Build.  and linking with others who share their celebrations, too. I am grateful to Ruth for starting this meme that offers a place to celebrate together! I hope each of you has a wonderful holiday weekend. It sounds like Ruth and her family are going to!

         This is the right time to share this celebrations, although the real day is tomorrow, September 4th. On Sunday it will be three years since my husband, Arvie, died. It's so hard to try to collect words good enough to show what a wonderful man he was, and son, husband, father, brother and grandfather. We had over fifty years together, forty-eight of them married, and every part, even the hard ones, were blessed because we lived them together. Arvie was kind, respectful of everyone; stubborn, yet often right in his beliefs; smart, figured out just anything he needed to; loving, showed it often with family and friends. I loved him very much, and celebrate his life today while missing him still. A month or so after he died, I wrote a poem that is still the truth in many parts of my day. Now I share with others, and you, but when you read the poem, you'll know that I miss sharing with Arvie the most.


 And I Would Show You

And I would show you autumn is here.
Where once greenest leaves, now falling goodbyes.
Flowers’ last blooms fade by the evening;
Afternoon breezes undress trees with sighs.

And I would show you the sun has changed angles.
It’s no longer glaring, clouds relax in their glide.
Last minute bees taste last minute nectar;
Crickets are chirping, cicadas abide.

And I would show you the clocks appear slower;
it’s time for breath holding, and nothing still grows.
Nature’s preparing stark shadows of winter,

Beginning to paint on its canvas of snow.
 Linda Baie © All Rights Reserved

A favorite beach picture long ago, probably in Mazatlan.


28 comments:

  1. So much to love in this poem! "Where once greenest leaves, now falling goodbyes." I feel like I know Arvie even though we've never met through the things you've written about him And I love this pic of the younger Arvie and Linda! Blessings and hugs on this anniversary.

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    1. Thanks, Ramona, it is one I needed to write. Arvie was very special.

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  2. Words escape, just when I want to catch them to say how beatiful your poem is and all the feeling it stirs. May this time of remembering be blessed as your shared lives were.

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    1. Thank you, Diane. Good memories help!

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  3. I love this poem. Your love for being present in the moment as well as that of Arvie shine forth in these words. I am sure there is not a day that goes by that you do not think of him. Hugs and blessings, my friend.

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    1. Thanks, Margaret, yes, every day, in many ways.

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  4. Linda,
    Fall is a beautiful time of year, my favorite actually. Your loving words and feelings felt in your poem are beyond the words I can assemble here today. I hope you rest comfortable in your loving memories of your dear Arvie.

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    1. I do, Deb, they are good memories, and I am grateful for that.

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  5. The first and repeating line brought instant tears. Thank you for this beautiful poem and love note to your beloved. Still crying.

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    1. Thanks, Julieanne, it's both a place of comfort that I feel and a place of strangeness, too. Every day is new, and I carry Arvie along whatever the day brings.

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  6. Beautiful! I miss him everyday. Your marriage was inspirational to us!

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  7. What a beautiful, moving poem of love and loss and resilience. It's hauntingly lovely, Linda.

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  8. I feel honored to read this post. Your words along with memories touch my heart. Thank you for sharing the importance of a healthy and lovely marriage.

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    1. You're welcome, Maria. I was lucky to have many years with Arvie.

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  9. Linda, your heart is on your sleeve and forever connected to Arvie. It is September 4th now and I celebrate your forever love with you today. Your poem is a loving one that cannot be denied. Peace to you on this day.

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    1. Thank you, Carol. I appreciate the wishes.

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  10. I can feel your love for Arvie through all of your words, Linda. How lucky for you to have 50 years together! Sending you peace and love today.

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    1. Thanks, Jennifer, I do feel very fortunate.

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  11. Thank you for sharing Arvie with us through your memories and your poem. I feel the love and the missing! You are so wonderful!!

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    1. And thank you for commenting, Michelle. It's a wonderful community, isn't it?

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  12. The way you documented your journey with Arvie all the way through touched my life, my heart. The way you continue to document his place in your world is simply breathtaking, Linda. Thank you for inviting us in to glimpse such a beautiful relationship.

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    1. You're very welcome, Christy. I am grateful for your words, so missed seeing you this summer!

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