Netti, became a victim of this diseased relationship. Her battle for life was short-lived. It was as though cancer had formed overnight and destroyed her within five months. But through the imprints of her shoe prints, She had found her way back—from whence she’d come. Keeping a positive attitude, she never lost faith and accepted her journey. Another balloon was released, and we sent another angel home. May she long be remembered as a trooper. As a result, the cycle, the battle, the memories, and the shoe prints—they all surfaced.
Mom, too, has found peace. It was her time to go. She’s in a much better place—a place where she could join her father, mother, sisters, brothers, husband, daughter, granddaughter, grandson, and many other relatives and friends. (Let me revise that. I’m not sure which home her husband went to. But I can only hope it was Heaven.) Anyway, Mom’s homecoming was on Thursday, March 30, 2000, at 7:52 a.m.
Ora Bea, too: the day she met her maker was Friday, May 10, 2013. It’s been said that if you can’t say something positive, don’t say anything at all. And I’ll leave it at that. My dear friend Mandy: this angel was removed senselessly by her estranged husband. Baylee removed this angel. The reason had been a selfish one—he’d gotten fed up with her bringing the kids to his job and asking for her child support money. It just goes to show that we’ll never know how or when the shoe prints of a journey will end.
But we all bear gifts. And looking at all those angels who were sent to shower us with their gifts, I can only be grateful to have known them all. So, when a person comes into your life, don’t question their existence—just embrace their presence. Take it from the Holy Father: they are there for a reason, and we must embrace that moment. It was a lesson learned through the shoe prints of our journey.
Song by artist John Legend = All of Me
In the years, months, days, hours, minutes, and seconds they have joined us on this broken place called earth, there were several loved ones who are no longer with us. Some died as a result of COVID-19; some died from an attack of police brutality; some from mass killings; some died from those toxic and deadly diseases; and some we lost due to natural causes. Families, oh dear families, I fill your pain. I too have traveled that journey. Many, many times, I tried to reach out and call my loved one . . . to tell them about the good times we had; how much I loved “em; how sorry, I am I wasn’t a better protector; and so much more. I even called their name. But, I don’t know if they heard my calls through the mess going-on down here. It’s been said, “Time heals old wounds.”
Still, it’s hard to realize what we’ll do without them – cause all of me loved them so much. They were my comings and goings. We may never get over our loss, but we can learn to get through it.
Regardless of how our #loved ones left us, their life on this earth was most precious and beautiful. They leave behind a life filled with memories . . . and the many gifts showered upon us. Those loved ones are our superstars, they are our heroes/sheroes, they are our champions, and they are our celebrities. And truly will be missed, and the time spent will never be forgotten!
Sleep on angels. We shall meet in the “Hereafter.”
Photo front cover courtesy of Aaron Weiss
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