Mark, Carol, Doug, Merry, Ian, Will, and Linda took me to dinner for my birthday. It was a fabulous night, the food was great, but I could not participate in the dialogue. Between my hearing aids and the background noise in the restaurant, it was impossible to engage or to participate with anyone.
My answer to this all-too-familiar problem was to sit back and enjoy that they were all enjoying each other. It felt good, and it also made me think about all the people that were missing from this table.
As I sat there, a thought came to me, why not “A WEEKEND WITH LENETTE?” It would be a celebration of Lenette’s life at a hotel in Reno where many people could get together to share their stories about such a wonderful person.
Individuals could share their stories, and I would share mine and in the absence of background chatter, hearing would not be a problem. We would have a wonderful meal and would end the weekend with love messages to Lenette.
What do you think? Your thoughts are appreciated… Please email or call. As for possible dates, I would suggest late Spring. That’s when it is beautiful in Reno and Lake Tahoe and no crowds anywhere.
I begin but do not know where this will take me.
I know I have words in me I feel, even see.
For example, a weekend with Lenette is very real.
There are many that such an event would appeal.
A reunion of sorts, but primarily to honor her.
A reason that will bring many together, for sure.
Many will want to speak on the stage.
To tell stories of Lenette that simply do not age. I am loaded with stories to share.. Stories that show the depth of our care
Lenette and I are one:
I like to believe that this is true.
That we are one not two.
That in some way we are in touch.
That she watches over me that much.
So, I know she is near.
Oft times her presence feels clear.
And I check the bed. I think she is near.
She is not and I understand what takes place.
My wish for her is to be in that space.
Each day is a bit better than the one before.
And my memories of her I have and adore.
They grow clearer each day. What more can I write, what more can I say?
I do my best to live my days.
To fill it in a variety of ways.
To keep my mind active, alive.
To not lose who U am, to continue to thrive.
Shower and dress and breakfast is next.
And Doug or Mark join me. and that is the best.
After they leave Mia and I to the couch we go.
Maybe a nap, but I never know.
I follow this with my daily exercise time.
Stretching, biking and more makes me feel fine.
Then my computer and creating. I know not what, but it’s waiting.