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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

"Just Breathe"

As I am approaching Rosie's second birthday in heaven, she has been weighing heavy on my heart lately.
Lat night I had a dream that we were all at an intimate event and Eddie Veder came out and played "Just Breathe", alone w/ just his acoustic guitar....just for us (I think there were 10 of us there all together). This song plays on my list at the bottom of this blog. This song has a lot of significance to David and I, and still brings tears to my eyes. I had purchased Pearl Jam tickets as a "push present", an early Father's day gift for David since the concert was in June. We had debated attending after Rosalynn passed, but we decided to attend. Eddie Veder came out on stage with just his acoustic guitar and the words started:
Yes, I understand that every life must end, uh-huh
As we sit alone, I know someday we must go, uh-huh
Oh I'm a lucky man, to count on both hands the ones I love
Some folks just have one, yeah, others, they've got none

Stay with me...
Let's just breathe...
We both teared up, clasped hands in that knowing way that you know the other person's heart is breaking right along with yours.

So back to this morning:

I woke up with the song in my head from my dream...I was literally humming it outloud. Then I got in my car to go to Jazzercise, and guess what song started playing as I turned on my car. THEN I got home and logged onto my blog, I was referencing an old post, and out of the 24 songs that play at the bottom of my blog, guess which song started playing first...that's right "Just Breathe". The second song? "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" I held Ava in my arms. Do you believe our loved ones in Heaven can let us know they are thinking of us as much as we are thinking of them?

We are doing a collection for Rosalynn's Birthday this year. I have started to work with a second hospital, Mount Carmel East for Roses from Rosalynn with PSP. My church has agreed to help me take up a collection of items and donations to do a large donation for her 2nd birthday. These are the items we will be asking for:

Clay Hand and foot mold tins
Disposable cameras
Small teddy bears (about beanie baby size)
Votive candle holders and votive candles
4x6 or 5x7 frames
Decorative Memory boxes
For those who know how to sew or knit: Document envelopes, small layettes
Gift cards for restaurants near MCE (subway, Coldstone, and Tim Hortons are IN the hospital) or OSU

And of course any monetary donation is appreciated. If you would like to help, feel free to comment and I will send you my address. If a "cash" donation is easier for you, ANY little bit helps, and EVERY little bit of it goes towards the RfR bags. The "Donation" Button on the righthand side of this Blog will bring you to paypal. If you want to know more about Roses from Rosalynn with Project Sweet Peas, you can go here:

Thank you for all the love and support over the past ALMOST 2 years!


Stephanie said...

I totally think they can let us know. My mom's song is also Somewhere Over the Rainbow and it has come on a handful of times just when I needed to hear it. The version is slightly unusual, so I definitely think it's a sign from her. I love when things like that happen. :)

Holly said...

I hope you have a great collection turnout for Rosalynn's birthday. I can't believe it's this time of year already.


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