Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Forever Loved ❤ Never Forgotten

 Disquieting tears
From the past
Rise from my soul
And pool in my eyes
Helena White 


 For Chantelle 





Today I am reminded how fleeting our time here on earth  truly is.  It has been twenty years since my daughter Chantelle passed away…I recall a conversation with Chantelle weeks before her accident where she thought that people just forget about you after we die. Her viewpoint came from the loss of a friend, who only weeks before died from injuries suffered in a car accident.  She was troubled by how seemingly everyone just continued on after the funeral.  Soon after Chantelle’s accident, I vowed that I would keep her memory alive.
   

I’m often asked how I continue to cope after the unthinkable happens.   It is impossible to convey how lost I felt at the time, however  the  way that I’ve been able to break free from the bottomless pit of grief is to trust the wisdom of my intuition – my ability to know something without rational evidence that proves it to be so.  Life after life. To be so sure of something, yet unable to articulate it in words.  I consider that to be my greatest spiritual gift. While searching for the need to find meaning in all that happened, I have learned to also respect the mystery of it all.


Throughout this journey I have taken many backward glances. The past is such a delicate thing. Most of the time memories are fragmented, like shards of broken glass. Then there are other times I recall moments with breathtaking clarity. These memory moments hold the beauty, the joy and the love we are all here to experience.  My life is certainly different from the one I thought I would be living.  Through it all I have come to realize we are here to love certain souls, unconditionally.  Some we give birth to, others we meet in a serendipitous way, others are family. It is these soulful connections that I consider sacred moments that will live within us forever...like my precious angel, Chantelle Lee Lace.


Lacy ♥ Always Loved  ♥ Never Forgotten

 
 
November 25, 1975    October 2,  1992







Amazing photo - credit unknown - Poem written by Helena White 

10 comments:

  1. My thoughts are with you, Helena. She will always live in your heart. Your beautiful girl is an angel watching over you. Hugs.

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  2. hugs....memories are hard...and times are harder as well....my father in law had a heart attack yesterday and my wife is really struggling with it, esp having lost her mom a few years back....so this hits home for me today...

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    1. So sorry to hear about your wife's father Brain...My thought and prayers are with you and your family ❤

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  3. I'm sending love and thoughts for you my sweet friend.. She is and will be with you forever..Watching over you with wings of an angel..Hugs, Susie

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    1. Thanks Susie, your words are comforting ❤

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  4. beautiful tribute post, helena:) hugs to you!

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  5. Thank you for visiting my blog:-)

    I am so sorry for your loss and even though it was way back, have no words other than that I believe there are angels amongst us looking down:-)

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  6. It is truly a work of art you have created in honor of Lacy's memory. I marvel at how much beauty is here, and how your words touch my heart. Thank you for sharing her beauty and soulful nature with us, dearest Helena.

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  7. two years ago we lost my granddaughter Alexandra, in a car accident. I can so relate to this post. I am raising her child. He was only a baby when she died, he is 3 1/2 now.
    I love the picture and poem. Thank you for sharing
    Janice

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