Monday, November 1, 2010

Life is for living

It's hard to sit here, just two days after RivkA's funeral, and blog as if nothing happened, as if we haven't just lost one of our brightest shining stars, but if there's one thing that RivkA taught us it's that life is for living. Each day is a precious gift that should be treasured, not squandered. So yes, I am grieving for the loss of my friend, and no, my world will never be the same without her in it, but at the same time there is a life out there to be lived, a family to love, friends both here and absent to treasure, and a world full of beauty to discover. RivkA somehow always managed to focus on her blessings, not her burdens, and by doing so inspired countless others to find the best in themselves, to be the best that they can be. That is RivkA's gift to me, and I will honor it as I know how - by loving my family and my friends, by telling them - YOU - so as often as I can, and by continuing to seek out and create beauty in the nooks and crannies of creation.




25 comments:

EG Wow said...

I'm so sorry you have lost a good friend, Robin! Yes, focus on your blessings as that is what RivkA would want you to do.

Liz said...

Sorry about your loss. It's not an easy thing to do but we must all try to focus on our blessings instead of our burdens.

My entries:
Moms... Check Nyo
Yummy-as-can-be

Daryl said...

Live life ... the best two words .. and I suspect she'd say the same. xo

Dina said...

It is good to have friends who teach one another.

ilanadavita said...

You do create beauty and we appreciate it. This is a lovely flower you are sharing today.

Phyllis Sommer said...

continuing to blog and continuing to take gorgeous photos like this one are exactly what Rivka would want you to keep doing...sending you big hugs, my friend.

Mrs. S. said...

continuing to seek out and create beauty in the nooks and crannies of creation.

What a lovely way of putting it!

Leora said...

It's a lovely, lovely flower. I'm sure RivkA is smiling down on its beauty from her new more comfortable home in "shamaim" - wherever that is.

Mimi said...

A life cut short so early is a reminder that we should all live each day as though it were our last, and treat all those we meet as though it were the last time we would see them.
Unfortunately, it is often hard to remember that.
So sorry for your loss, Robin, RivkA sounds like a lovely person.

Cloudia said...

fond condolences

Dianne said...

it is a beautiful flower
you have a wonderful eye Robin and a good heart
a good old soul my Nana would say

hugs

OneTiredEma said...

Just the kind of attitudes I want to try to incorporate into my life. Thanks for the reminder.

I don't have her sunny disposition, but I do have my health.

Stephanie V said...

Sorry for the loss in your life. The hardest part is carrying on with our own lives. This is the best way to honor her, I think. The flower is perfectly beautiful - sharing its glory with the world.

Auntie E said...

So sorry to hear about your friend's death. In death there is always life. although it may take so time to see it. My condolences to you and her family.

ditdit said...

It's so hard sometimes...
I'm coming up on the anniversary of the loss of my Dad...It still hurts, but we keep on living knowing that he would love the lives we are living.

Genny said...

Robin,
I am so sorry to hear about your friend... I think it is so beautiful how you say you will honor her by loving family and friends. That will really stay with me.

My thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time!

Hugs,
Genny

Rivster said...

The two flowers you've post for RivkA are so different. The rose is so ethereal. It is beautiful, but strangely this is the one that seems more...well, more RivkA-ish. The vibrancy, the colour, the variations.

She was a good friend to you...and vice versa.

May God hold you close in this time of darkness.

Julia Smith said...

So sad to hear this news, Robin.

Steffi said...

Sorry about your loss,Robin!Very sad news!

anymommy said...

I'm so sorry, Robin. This is a beautiful way to remember her.

Judy Sheldon-Walker said...

So sorry for your loss. Your photography is truly beautiful.

Mrs.D said...

so sad...sorry to hear about it...:(

what a stunning photo....:) thanks for dropping by on my RT entry.

Anonymous said...

I am sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing her life.

Linda

Batya said...

sad end

Robin said...

Actually, I see it more as a reminder to always strive to keep optimism and hope alive.