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July 28, 2011

One week

Filed under: — elana @ 11:52 IST

It’s actually been 9 days. I can’t believe time is still moving.  It shouldn’t be.

I wanted to thank everyone for, well, everything, really. The outpouring of love and caring has really surprised me, pleasantly. Thank you is too little a phrase to show the appreciation for what all of you have been doing.  The amounts of email, invitations, food, wine, taking care of the boys, coming to the service and the afters, mentions in the meeja, all of it.  I knew how amazing B was, I just didn’t know that everyone else saw it too!

So from our family to all of you, thank you. You’ve all shown that you’re really part of our family as well.

12 Comments »

  1. 9 days but I’m sure it feels like yesterday still. Chin up lady and remember we’re here for you three.

    Comment by Roseanne — July 28, 2011 @ 13:02 IST

  2. Beautifully said.

    Comment by UnderMeOxter — July 28, 2011 @ 13:44 IST

  3. I find myself losing track of time. And not really being able to concentrate on much for very long.

    But then I think of you and the boys and how lucky we are to have you in our family. And so I move forward another hour.

    (But not before winding the clock.…)

    Comment by Michael Everson — July 28, 2011 @ 15:32 IST

  4. Thinking of you as I move thoughtfully around the Island, pausing and reflecting about life and mostly about you and your boys. In my thoughts and prayers!

    Comment by keryn — July 28, 2011 @ 16:17 IST

  5. Of course everyone else saw it honey. Those of of us that loved you couldn’t help but love him because your love for him was infectious. And he just happened to be pretty damn cool all on his own.

    It’s not fair that time is moving on and yet somehow we’re all required to participate in the movement. That doesn’t mean we’ll forget or stop caring though. <3 <3 <3

    Comment by Rhiannon — July 28, 2011 @ 16:49 IST

  6. 9 days- and in each day a different memory comes in to stay- making our hearts bigger– trying to move forward in a way that reminds us of the joy of Brendan. lots of love to you and the boys.

    Comment by diana barnes — July 28, 2011 @ 22:34 IST

  7. It is totally unfair how the wheels keep on turning… It’ll just have to be one step in front of another E, but we’ll be here for each of them xxx Don’t forget to lean on us as much as you need.

    Comment by Lisa — July 29, 2011 @ 08:19 IST

  8. A day hasn’t gone by this week we haven’t thought about you all. Especially on Sunday when Firework blared out of our morning radio. Xoxo

    Comment by Nancy — July 29, 2011 @ 10:16 IST

  9. tears do seem to well up from time to time for no direct reason.

    Comment by Sven Heinicke — July 29, 2011 @ 15:34 IST

  10. As always, beautifully said.
    You and the boys are in our thoughts and remember that we are here for all of you.

    Comment by Helen K — July 29, 2011 @ 22:36 IST

  11. sorry Elana.

    Comment by Keara — August 2, 2011 @ 18:34 IST

  12. I found one of those laminated credit card sized things with a saying on it in a Hallmark store sometime, I can’t remember, after I met Brendan and couldn’t not buy it.

    It’s a teensy bit too artsy for me, but there’s enough here that I’ve kept it in my wallet ever since.
    It begins:


    Silence vibrating is Creation
    Silence flowing is Love
    Silence shared is Friendship

    [...]

    My wife likes to tell the story of how at the end of the day she’d ask how Brendan was and I’d say “dunno” and Elana would ask the same question and get the same answer, and yet we shared the same office all day.

    Anyways, I think the card says it all.
    [There's a few variations of it on the web if you want the full text.]

    I wonder if an Irishman would mind me quoting and Englishman.
    For my friend: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_a-eXIoyYA

    Comment by Doug — August 11, 2011 @ 18:03 IST

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