Friday, August 24, 2007

I'm gonna let my Soulshine

I had a dream last night. I was walking down a road actually carry this big ass sack. I was having a hard time carrying it. (I know it's almost too literal.) I just was struggling to walk and carry the sack. I've been feeling exactly like that. This morning I came across the song which I haven't heard in a while. I felt better as soon as I heard it. Then I looked at some pictures of Michael as a kid and when he was last home. He's been in Iraq for over a year now. He'll be home for Christmas. I'm just gonna have to let my soulshine. And I'm putting on my Impeach shirt and heading for the beach. Press the youtube play button and then go look at the slide show if you care to. Enjoy your day.


Blogger Babzy said...

Oh Mary. Your boy is a beautiful young man. He's going to return to you safe and sound. Take care my friend.

8/24/2007 11:45:00 AM  
Blogger Oceanshaman said...

Be strong, Mary . . . stay in the moment . . . your boy'll be home soon . . .

8/24/2007 11:54:00 AM  
Blogger Carol said...

Thanks for sharing the song and the slide-show. Handsome son, wonderful family. The love you have is apparent.

8/24/2007 12:30:00 PM  
Blogger Coffee Messiah said...

Very nice homage to your son.

Peace to ya'll! ; )

8/24/2007 01:13:00 PM  
Blogger Dizzy Dezzi said...

Very nice.

8/24/2007 02:08:00 PM  
Blogger The Future Was Yesterday said...

You ARE carrying a "heavy sack" and you did "all the right things" to lighten that load, even if temporarily.

As I watched those slides, I thought to myself "That family's close bond will carry them through this."

How many days till Christmas, Mary?:)

8/24/2007 04:19:00 PM  
Blogger QUASAR9 said...

And Babe, does it shine bright.
Mary, love that soul!

8/24/2007 06:23:00 PM  
Blogger QUASAR9 said...

We don't need to start fires to justify a firefighting force
We don't need to start wars to justify a comnat ready military

And we don't need to perpetuate or prolong suffering and disease to justify doctors and nurses pay.

8/24/2007 06:30:00 PM  
Blogger willowtree said...

Very, very moving. This whole thing is just criminal.

8/24/2007 07:07:00 PM  
Blogger Cream said...

I really feel for you, Mary. No one can really put his or herself in your place, you are being braver than many.
Michael will come back safe and sound to you.

8/24/2007 07:18:00 PM  
Blogger Kitchen Window Woman said...

I am familiar with the sack you carry and glad that you heard that song. Music heals and carries us forward - even all the way to the beach in Impeach shirts!

What a beautiful slide show of your beautiful son. There's a lotta love at your house. I'm with you.

8/25/2007 01:53:00 AM  
Blogger alaskababy said...

I knew when I read the other comments that the word "beautiful" turn up over and over.

But all I can say is... "beautiful". All of you, your son, your family.

8/25/2007 02:06:00 AM  
Blogger la bellina mammina said...

Nice - Christmas will be here before you know it!

8/25/2007 06:44:00 AM  
Blogger Chuck said...

Yes. What everyone else said. Your son will be home safe. You're all going to have a great Christmas.

Thanks for sharing the pictures! What a great looking family! :)

8/25/2007 10:04:00 AM  
Blogger Ole Blue The Heretic said...

I have been carrying a of crap myself. Thanks for the the song I hope everything goes well for you.

8/25/2007 10:32:00 AM  
Blogger Nick said...

I didn't know your boy was in Iraq...God bless.

8/25/2007 01:05:00 PM  
Blogger Ingrid said...

Sweet mama.. you have a great family. As I'm watching the pictures slide, I cannot help but 'see' that your love for life and family shows in your kids. In Dutch there is a saying (translation) 'shared sorrow cuts the sorrow in two (ie lightens your load)..
keep sharing and all your online friends will take turns carrying it for you..
hang in there girl, it'll be Christmas soon,

8/25/2007 07:02:00 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

Hey everyone! Thank you all for the support. Makes that sack a little easier to carry.

TUA- Too many!

KWW-Music does really help. I've been listening to this song everyday now AND wearing my IMPEACH shirt. I'm gonna wash it today. (Oh yeah and hang it on the line so its not out of commision.)

Ole Blue- Just keep listening. I hope it helps.

Ingrid- I love that saying. It's true. and if you and everyone else don't mind I'm sure I'll be sharing again.

8/26/2007 08:47:00 AM  
Blogger Hayden said...

let go and hold on. so contradictory, so difficult to find the balance point. You do such a good job of finding the healing moment - the impeach tshirt and beach sound perfect.

8/26/2007 11:04:00 AM  
Anonymous JollyRoger said...

I am so sad that your son has been exposed so needlessly, and I worry for my own son as I see how thinned out the troops have become. Chimpy will either have to end it-or draft.

For all our sakes, let us hope an end is coming very soon.

8/27/2007 12:39:00 AM  
Blogger enigma4ever said...

You are indeed letting your SoulShine...and you are a wonderful mama...and it is a beautiful family and we too will keep wearing Impeach shirts ( or shirts with the Similiar Messege) and count the days til Christmas with you....And we all pray for an ending soon...namaste...

8/27/2007 08:30:00 AM  

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