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Cowgirl Speaks Up

Dearest All,

Thank you soooo very much for all your messages of love and support, I have been simply overwhelmed by your caring. I do feel very humbled by it all, and hope I can prove worthy.

Life seems very unfair at the moment. I don't even know if I can keep my Riverdale.... time will tell.

I will keep this short, as the lump in my throat is somehow stopping my fingers typing as well. Richie has been here in the house for the past three days and nights, but left this morning in the hearse for the funeral home - it was great to have him here - but hard to gaze on his lovely face for the last time.

I have written his Eulogy, and produced his service sheet - two hymns - Amazing Grace & O Love That Wilt Not Let Me Go. Tiggy - the lovely poem you posted - I took the liberty of including it in the sheet as it was so beautifully right. Thank you so.

Another huge thank you for setting up the donation opportunity for the Cancer Society - the Domain Lodge facility made a nightmare into a more bearable situation and I will be grateful to them for ever. To think you guys are helping someone else have help like I did, means a great deal to me.

Thank you all so much from the bottom of my heart.
Sam xoxooxox

Posted at 12th Dec 2008 - 02:38AM   Posted by Cowgirl   Cowgirl Speaks Up Comments: 34

Pondside's Avatar Wishing you strength in the days ahead, and holding you in thought.

Posted by: Pondside on 12th Dec 2008 at 04:59AM

Blossomcottage's Avatar Thinking of you Sam. There are no words that can express how sad I feel for you.
Love Blossom

Posted by: Blossomcottage on 12th Dec 2008 at 06:41AM

Pipany's Avatar Oh Sam, I wish I could think of something wonderful to say, but I can't. Keep strong and know that we are all thinking of you xx

Posted by: Pipany on 12th Dec 2008 at 07:24AM

Ivy's Avatar Oh Sam like Pipany and WW I am searching my brain for something helpful to say.If only my heart could speak....
I am very sad that your wonderful husband had to leave you before time and all I can offer, is a listening ear (or reading eye) and a candle that will shine out into the dark night in Northern Germany when you must say your last good bye to Richie. xxx

Posted by: Ivy on 12th Dec 2008 at 07:44AM

Toady's Avatar No words that haven't already been said. Continued love to you.


Posted by: Toady on 12th Dec 2008 at 08:03AM

Angel's Avatar Dear Cowgirl
You are doing so well. We are here to hold your hand and carry you..or just to be here if you need us. Bless you.

PS-I found a white feather this morning when I was feeding the birds. I thought of you...

Posted by: Angel on 12th Dec 2008 at 08:32AM

Exmoorjane's Avatar All my love, dear heart........Janexxxxxxx

Posted by: Exmoorjane on 12th Dec 2008 at 08:48AM

Elizabethm's Avatar All love and thoughts xxxx

Posted by: Elizabethm on 12th Dec 2008 at 08:57AM

Sumarell's Avatar Thinking of you Sam. Sending so much support and strength.

Posted by: Sumarell on 12th Dec 2008 at 08:59AM

Faith's Avatar It was lovely you had Richie home. God bless.


Posted by: Faith on 12th Dec 2008 at 09:00AM

Preseli Mags's Avatar Thinking of you Sam. xx Mags.

There's a line in Leona Lewis's current song, 'Run' (originally by Snow Patrol) which keeps making my thoughts turn to you and the candles Purplecooers have been lighting for you. It says:

Light up, light up
As if you have a choice
Even if you cannot hear my voice
I'll be right beside you dear.


Posted by: Preseli Mags on 12th Dec 2008 at 09:31AM

Milla's Avatar Dear Sam, I think of you so much and of what you are going through, and what is yet to be endured. It all seems so monstrous rotten and utterly inexplicable. Remembering Leona's gorgeous vocals on PM's song is making my hair stand on end, too too much!
Good luck my little e-mate, and love xx

Posted by: Milla on 12th Dec 2008 at 09:33AM

Mountainear's Avatar Keep strong Sam. Sending you all very best wishes, x

Posted by: Mountainear on 12th Dec 2008 at 09:43AM

Sam, I don't know you because I am new here - but I send my love. My heart goes out to you.

Posted by: AerialArmadillo on 12th Dec 2008 at 10:11AM

Crystal Jigsaw's Avatar Life is so unfair but support is always there.

Take care, CJ xx

Posted by: Crystal Jigsaw on 12th Dec 2008 at 10:15AM

Woozle1967's Avatar Much love.xx

Posted by: Woozle1967 on 12th Dec 2008 at 10:23AM

Suffolkmum's Avatar Sam, something my Grandmother always used to say which has stayed with me, although I'm not particularly religious, was 'God bends the burden to the back'. I know your back doesn't want this burden, I know it's unfair, and I know it won't seem like it now, but you CAN get through this and there WILL come a time when the grief won't be so painful and your memories will bring you happiness, not sorrow. Much love. x

Posted by: Suffolkmum on 12th Dec 2008 at 10:42AM

Trixiesma's Avatar I have just read about your loss, I am so very sorry. Much love, my thoughts will be with you for the coming

Posted by: Trixiesma on 12th Dec 2008 at 10:48AM

CalicoKate's Avatar Ditto to everything above.
I have no more words. (and can't see again to type them anyway!)
Take care

Posted by: CalicoKate on 12th Dec 2008 at 11:08AM

Mootia's Avatar It is good to hear from you, Sam - thank you for taking the time and making the effort to write so bravely about what you are experiencing. Much love to you, and my thoughts are with you - how cruel life can be sometimes. x

Posted by: Mootia on 12th Dec 2008 at 11:18AM

Thinking of you. QC.

Posted by: Quilting Cat on 12th Dec 2008 at 11:30AM

Lots and lots of love. xxx

Posted by: @themill on 12th Dec 2008 at 11:58AM

Frances's Avatar Sam, I keep searching for words that might comfort, wishing instead that I could be over there really helping you. Being far away really does also seem very unfair.

I hope that knowing how many people love you very much will bring strength and will comfort you.

xxx ooo

Posted by: Frances on 12th Dec 2008 at 01:54PM

Salle de Bain's Avatar Like many, I am a bit lost for words..

I always try to celebrate a life, rather than mourn a death. None of us know how long we will be here after all, and that is why every day should be precious. Hold on to YOUR precious days...the memories the two of you made,and they will see you though.

I know these words were not written for this kind of situation, but the message is the same.

'Better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all'

I believe that is think how lucky and privileged you have been....the love will always be there....nothing can change that!

Posted by: Salle de Bain on 12th Dec 2008 at 02:13PM

Westerwitch's Avatar Love and Hugs to you Sam - thinking of you - always there in Spirit whenever you need me. And if I win the lottery I shall be there banging your door down to give you a huge purple hug and no doubt dragging - willingly - other Purplecooers with me.

Posted by: Westerwitch on 12th Dec 2008 at 07:54PM

Cait's Avatar Sending hugs and purple strength to you Sam, you are in my thoughts.
Much love

Posted by: Cait on 12th Dec 2008 at 08:14PM

Bradan's Avatar It was lovely that you had Richie home for the three days, God bless and keep you, Sam xx

Posted by: Bradan on 12th Dec 2008 at 08:34PM

TIGGYWINKLE's Avatar Dear Sam, I am so glad you liked the poem, and are including it in dear Richie's Service. Let it be a remembrance from All the members of Purple Coo, who will be with you in spirit on the day.
Keep your little heart up, with love from Tiggywinkle.

Posted by: TIGGYWINKLE on 12th Dec 2008 at 08:44PM

Snailbeachshepherdess's Avatar God bless - take care

Posted by: Snailbeachshepherdess on 12th Dec 2008 at 08:47PM

Sam, I don't know what to say that isn't different from everyone else. I think of you and what you are going through, every day, or rather, every night. I feel for youand what you are going through.

We are always here for you...

Sue xxxx

Posted by: Sueatkilmeedy on 12th Dec 2008 at 09:25PM

Lawyerlady's Avatar Sam,I am sure that you know that the love from all of us here will be surrounding and warming you through the difficult times ahead.Take care xxxx

Posted by: Lawyerlady on 12th Dec 2008 at 09:37PM

Fennie's Avatar We are all with you Sam. May our love keep you strong. You are in our thoughts. There will be tough times to come. But you will come through.
The Coo will be with you. Hugs Fenniexx

Posted by: Fennie on 12th Dec 2008 at 10:50PM

Camilla's Avatar Sam I am thinking of you, those are beautiful poems for Richard. Please take comfort in knowing that we are all here for you. Love and Hugs to you dear Sam.


Posted by: Camilla on 13th Dec 2008 at 03:32AM

Patsy's Avatar Dear Sam,
All the lovely Purple Cooers have said everything I would like to say too.
While we will all be thinking of you especially next week , remember that we are here anytime in the future when the going gets cry with you, laugh with you or to howl at the injustice of it all. And maybe we will be best when we just listen.
In my thoughts,
Patsy x

Posted by: Patsy on 13th Dec 2008 at 04:08PM

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