Tuesday, November 8, 2011

You don't bring me flowers Anymore

They say "Time Heals All"

What we choose not to discuss is the time before the healing comes. The time when we cannot fathom how the healing will happen, or how much time exactly it will take.

I have sat down to write this post several times over the last few days.
What I wanted to write about is the amazing power that my mother's soup has. No matter how sick achy or tired I am. It's Love Potion #9. It makes me feel better than tylenol, tea or any other remedies and it doesn't matter what kind of soup as long as she makes it.

For whatever reason I wasn't able to get the words out and what my mind kept lingering too was my Grandfather.
Growing up almost always when I was home sick even if it was just a runny nose he use to send me flowers.
Many times attached to a balloon or teddy bear just saying feel better and I love you.
It always made me smile and feel special.

I think the hardest part about loosing him, the hardest part of this healing process was that my Grandfather was the type of person that gave you love in such a way it made you feel like if no one else in this world loved you it didn't matter because his love was always more than enough.

So the last few days feeling sick and being at home it has been the kind of days where time has done nothing for me really and I find the lyrics to a song by one of his favorite singers Neil Diamond playing over and over in my mind...

"I remember all the things you taught me. I learned how to laugh and I learned how to cry,
well, I learned how to love and I learned how to lie.
So you think I could learn how to tell you goodbye...
You don't bring me flowers anymore."

Everyone should merit having someone in their life whose love transcends all boundaries and time.

Time may heal pain, but love remains forever.


  1. Amen. Ure granddad mustve been a wonderful person!

  2. Chanale thnx for always leaving comments really means a lot

  3. I never got flowers from Abuelo,I only got critic and warning about how he knew better and i needed to learn.
    But i can tell you something else he always said to me that his slap had more love in it than anyone else kiss. And i have to tell you he was so right. he was a giant of a man he built an empire of love and our family is big and beautiful because of him.
    Although i am sorry that he has left a giant void in our lives and for now a huge amount of pain for all of us. I thank GOD everyday for putting him in our lives and letting us have him for as long as he did.You take care of your self and show those beautiful children of yours what true love is because you had a great teacher and by passing on what he taught us you will honor him and make him proud.
    Keep up the great blog
    I love you, forever and a day.

  4. Thanks for posting what my heart feels but my mouth has not been able to express . I love you! Thanks for sharing .......

    Tia Judy

  5. Expressed everything perfectly...I Love You :*