19 Responses to Joy and Grief

  1. What an ordeal. I hate that you both are having to go through all this. I’m glad you’re still able to find some moments of joy. It seems like there’s an awful lot of cloud in front of that silver lining, but If there’s one thing Barbara’s good at, it’s laughing in the face of hardship. What she’s going through sounds horrifying, and she’s brave as hell just living through it. I’m glad you’re there to help her. I hope for the best for both of you.

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  3. Tim and barb: walking the road of both life and death requires stamina; it also demands that we learn to be present in the now, love and blessings to you both. Connie Cox

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  4. Lynda Poysor says:

    Thanks for writing Joy and Grief. I enjoyed reading your journey. I am on a journey by myself, the love of my life so far having left in 1995 while I was traveling in Mexico for the winter. His choice to leave at that time influenced me to stay in Mexico for 5 years. I am now in Arizona for Kidney transplant and other related health issues. It is marvelous how the medical profession can devise ways to keep me alive for so many more years than I expected. I was also blessed with foresight, knowing I would succumb to these illnesses long beforehand helped me live a very full life. I wanted to be satisfied that I had not wasted my ‘good times’ and, indeed, I am still not wasting a moment. I try to soar high, to feel the presence of God, to feel my soul rejoice, to feel joy.

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  5. Tim, this is such a powerful and moving piece. You and Barbara have gone through so much. It is good that you can continually find the joy amidst the grief and pain. I hope as time goes by joy will overcome grief and you will find more and more to enjoy and appreciate together. Thank you for sharing your story of grief and joy with us. You’re both in my thoughts.

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  6. Rajagopal says:

    Take courage and nurture hope, Tim. All will be well…

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  7. kims7141 says:

    Tim, your journey since the last time I saw you has been as tumultuous as mine own. I am so sorry to hear things are not improving at the rate we would like but sounds like you are doing okay for the now. Just know that you are not alone in the role of caregiver and I am keeping you both prayed for.

    Kim smith

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  8. What a moving piece, Tim. I’m so sorry that the two of you have had to go through this, one thing after another. It is a testament to your love that you have come through it all. May each day bring more joy than grief, and peace above all. God bless you both.

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  9. Tj Turner says:

    Powerful, Tim. Thank you for sharing.

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  10. I am so sorry for the path you are following right now and sending fervent prayers and wishes for your wife’s recovery. Hugs!

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