Half-Ghosts—-Sunday, August 7, 2016

Drowned

We have had rain, lots and lots of beautiful wonderful rain.  No wind, just rain, everything is soaked and laying flat from the rain…but we are not complaining.

Flood1Friday was my Mother’s birthday. If she were still alive she would be 87 years old.  All that day I kept missing her.

Sometimes the rain felt like cold tears from heaven.

Flood-2  I think part of the reason is we have had too many animals deaths this year…first Balou

Balou

Then Molly Dog

Molly Halloween

And, of course Monkey our cat, and Hank the grandchildren’s dog.

Death is like a cold shadow; a cloud passing over head…sudden in its appearance, then passing quickly on.

Flood 3Out of the corner of my eye, all throughout the day I caught swisp of visions…Momma in her garden, Momma laughing…the tail of one her cats she loved, moving just ahead of her…just things…long known, now gone.

Like smoke, everything was like smoke…tangible and real, but fading quickly.

I look at all these little gifts —these half-ghost memories of my Mother as small blessings.

From my world to your heart,

Linda

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28 thoughts on “Half-Ghosts—-Sunday, August 7, 2016

  1. They speak to us from memory, when we need them. My mother has been gone for 32 years, but I still sometimes hear her voice. And sometimes there’s the memory of a warm furry presence around my ankles or in my lap…

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  2. Linda What is the beautiful purple flowers at the side of the house where the clothesline is? It’s beautiful!

    We’ve had rain for 14 straight days in downpours and light showers. We have had fog ev ery morning since the last week of June. Scared to death of what the winter will bring.

    Take care and have a blessed Sunday! Rita

    On Sun, Aug 7, 2016 at 4:03 AM, Life on a Colorado Farm wrote:

    > dayphoto posted: ” We have had rain, lots and lots of beautiful wonderful > rain. No wind, just rain, everything is soaked and laying flat from the > rain…but we are not complaining. Friday was my Mother’s birthday. If she > were still alive she would be 87 years old. ” >

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  3. How heartbreaking to lose so many dear pets so close together. I am so sorry. I know just what you mean about ghosts. I made my late mother-in-law’s zucchini boats the other day and it seemed as if she was looking over my shoulder all day

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  4. It will be a year Aug 23 since my husband passed away. It has been a long year and other ways short. My kids and church family have helped me make it through this year and now I feel like I might make it. I know losing so many pets really hurts, especially when there are kids that love them along with adults.

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  5. Lovely thouhts and words. As others have written, I kinda know what you mean. Some days I could swear I hear the meow of my kitty that died.. ohhh 10, 11 years ago. So yea, I think we receive visits from time to time. Then my MIL and recipes… yep. Maybe I just long for their comfort ~ don’t know…
    Just can’t believe the rain you guys have been receiving ~ just amazing. Hope it’s not a damage to the crops :-/
    )))hugs(((

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  6. Oh Linda .. What a beautiful post. You made me stop and think of my Mum too who I miss so much. She was wonderful you would have thought so too. Isn’t lovely to have the memories to hold onto. Thinking of you sweet girl and pleased that you have had some rain.

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  7. I’ve read these last 2 posts. You are a wonderful writer. I feel the emotional longing and know the half ghosts. We never stop missing our mothers no matter our age. Nor our fur babies. They can see us even though we can’t see them. That was a good amount of rain you had there. We don’t usually get rain in August. I’ve been saying for a week now that we will have an early fall. Weather pattern is very different this year. Hugs

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