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They're with you, just stop look and listen...

I was thinking about the families in Connecticut this morning and what I would say to them if I could.

These were random thoughts but I knew the answer as I was cleaning the kitchen floor.

I needed to make a bunch of calls so I was configuring a blog post in my mind before I sat down to return them.

I would have said...

They're with you, just stop look and listen...

Because deep down in my soul I believe this.

And this has been my recurring experience since I lost my Dad earlier this year.

But those are private moments and quirky events all year long that are just part of my own special story.

The story that I WOULD  tell this Holiday Season would be to stop look and listen.

When the favorite toy falls out of the closet or the favorite show turns on the tv or the favorite song comes on at just the right moment, enjoy that moment.

Because you carry that person with you the rest of your life. They are near and dear and always there. 

Anyway, I decided NOT to write the post I had outlined in my mind and sat down to make my calls. 

I needed to call my Dentist. Turns out he was overseas. I missed his Assistant's call several times. 

Finally I reached Clarissa live and we resolved the issue. 

I went back to retrieve more messages and the next one stopped me in my tracks.

Joyful, but sad, too, because I know this will be a very difficult Holiday for anyone who has lost someone, too.

Clear as day on my Voice Message, just minutes after cleaning the kitchen floor and sitting down to make my calls was Clarissa saying...

Cheryl, Dr. V  will not be back until July 7..oops...Jan 7.

Tears rolled down. July 7. Happy Birthday, Daddy. Yes, I know you are always around.

So to the families in Connecticut and the clients and friends and neighbors and families I know who have lost someone near and dear...

May you find peace in the small magical moments around you this Christmas Season.

Yes, Clarissa, I went ahead and wrote  this post as you requested. Merry Christmas!

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Comment balloon 16 commentsCheryl Ritchie • December 20 2012 08:51AM

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That was priceless, Christmas Miracles are all around us! 

Posted by gail nyman over 6 years ago

Lovely post, I've experienced so much of what you describe this year also. And it's comforting, I hope that those families see some of these types of blogs and gain some comfort.

Posted by Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395 (Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395) over 6 years ago

Good afternoon Cheryl. I just had this conversation with Thomas Craig responsive to his blog. I agree with you. Our loved ones never leave us really. Merry Christmas Cheryl.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) over 6 years ago

I wish I could tell you that time heals. .but for experience, I know it doesn't . .you just get used to it. .

The only comfort is that they are no longer here . .on this earth. .where evil things could happen at any time.

Posted by Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group, 301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA (Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001) over 6 years ago
Cheryl, You are so right. Coincidence, miricle or whatever...they are with us. We just need to stop look and listen! Dad would be proud of you!
Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) over 6 years ago

Beautiful, simply beautiful.  I feel for you and all who have lost a loved one.  Your recommendation of enjoying that moment, whether the song or toy....such a gift.  Wonderful advice.  Merry Christmas Cheryl, you're amazing!

Posted by Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain! (ActiveRain, Community Manager) over 6 years ago
Cheryl- this is some of the best advice I've heard and I'm tucking this away for those times when I'm running around too much. Cheryl, I live the close connection you had/ have with your dad. Thanks for writing this.
Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) over 6 years ago

 

Cheryl, Here is the sign that goes so well with this post.

                                                                   Stop Look Listen

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) over 6 years ago

Merry Christmas, Cheryl! Yes, they are always there! I can see you are finding your way!

Posted by Anonymous over 6 years ago

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) over 6 years ago

Cheryl-Wonderful and touching post.

Posted by Sharon Lee, Retired and loving life (Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance) over 6 years ago

I believe this to be so true. Not a day goes by I don't think of someone I miss like mom, dad, grandpa...my father in law. The list goes on.

Posted by Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty, Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County (Bucci Realty, Inc.) over 6 years ago

Beautiful post Cheryl.

Posted by Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today! (Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092) over 6 years ago

Cheryl I came here by way of Kathy Streib and I was meant to.  Thanks for the reminder, I know they are always with us and I do look for them.  Merry Christmas.

Posted by Liz Wallace, Broker C21 Sherlock Homes, Rockville Centre, LI, N (Century 21 Sherlock Homes) over 6 years ago

Cheryl, I really like the way you wrote this. It seems like I was saying some of the same things in my head as I was reading it.

Posted by Eric Michael, Metro Detroit Real Estate Professional 734.564.1519 (Remerica Integrity, Realtors®, Northville, MI) over 6 years ago

Cheryl. You have that special inner tenderness and understanding due to loss because you have been there. The magic is that with the sadness comes compassion for others. Love you girlfriend.

Posted by Linda beam over 1 year ago

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