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Monday, November 14, 2011

Monday's Muse: I'm an emotional wreck!

Yes. This dang cold and sore throat has got me in a pretty emotional state, which is making it really hard to concentrate on writing! It didn't help that I've been listening to a couple of songs that really got me thinking about my mom, especially this last song I listened to. She passed away four years ago losing a battle against cancer. Well, it's probably a good thing I didn't go in to work today! Before a break down into another ball of tears, here are the songs: I'm Already There by Lonestar and "You Can Let Go Now, Daddy" by Crystal Shawanda. I hope everyone has a wonderful Monday and work week. Happy Writing!



This song really moves me, well, actually a few my characters who are having to come to grip that they have to now fly alone to a new home world leaving behind some family and friends behind on a dying planet Earth.



This is such an emotional song. I am grateful I still have my daddy though it did make me cry for my mom. Those were the last words she said to her mother on her death bed and it was the last words we said to her on hers (that and the kalamatan. It is a Muslim tradition that on the death bed of a Muslim to repeat with or for them the Kalamatan which are I bear witness that there is no God but Allah and I bear witness that Muhammad is His messenger.) There must be something soothing in those words for a parent on the thresh hold of moving on, knowing that there children will be alright without them, leaving their children in God's trusting hands.

10 comments:

Cassie Mae said...

I'm so sorry you're sick, and that is a very beautiful song. Wonderful post, thank you for sharing. :)

Coleen Patrick said...

I'm at a loss for words, but feeling for you!! Hope you feel better.

Karen Strong said...

Aw, I hope you feel better. Here's a big healing hug from me. :)

Ms Saba (aka Teacher007.5) said...

Thank you Cassie and Coleen. You ladies are wonderful!

Thanks Karen, a hug is something I could really use right now. :)

inluvwithwords said...

I'm sorry that you're feeling sick AND sad. Hope you get through it soon.

I can't bring myself to listen to the songs you posted. I feel like I'm always holding back tears since my dad's decline with dementia. He doesn't even recognize me anymore. There are songs that bring back memories of him so strongly that I burst into tears every time I hear them, so I understand what you're going through.

Alleged Author said...

Gorgeous song. Hope you feel better soon. Colds are no fun. :(

Heather said...

That song always chokes me up too. I didn't know you lost your Mom to cancer. I lost my Dad to cancer too, though it's been ten years now. Still, it sometimes feels like yesterday.

I'm sending virtual chicken soup and a massive (((hug)))

Susanna Leonard Hill said...

So sorry you are feeling sick and sad :( What can we do to help? Sending a virtual hot mug of tea, a cozy blanket, the good book of your choice, and a hug. Hope tomorrow is better!

Ms Saba (aka Teacher007.5) said...

Thank you everyone for all your warmth and kind words. I'm really feeling much better now.

@Inluvwithwords I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. You both are in my thoughts.

@ Heather Thank you Heather!!!!! It will probably always feel just like yesterday losing my mom but I have so many good memories I just hang onto those when i'm feeling sad and missing her. You lost your dad too? Here's a (((hug))) for you too :)

Ms Saba (aka Teacher007.5) said...

@ Susanna

I'm feeling much better today, physically and emotional. :) Thank you for your kind and thoughtful post! You have no idea how much they have helped! :)


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