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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Daddy Where Are You?




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Dedicated to all the runners of the Boston Marathon.

Please click here if you have not heard about the bombings.

79 comments:

PURA VIDA said...

Oh Anita, this leaves me without words. What an incredible beautiful sad sweet happy comforting compelling way to say see ya later...you are simply the most poetic person I have ever had the privilege to come across. Thank you for what I know was very hard for you. Blessing sweet lady.

PURA VIDA said...

Anita, I have posted this link on www.highplainsobserver.com. Please let me know if you wish me to remove it. It is so sweet I wanted to share it with my readers. Again, please let me know if you wish it gone. Thanks. Gina

Jade said...

Oh Anita, what a heartbreaking post for your Daddy.....think he will hear you, wherever he maybe!!!! Have a wonderful week - send you so much love,

hugs Jade

Jade said...

Thank you so much for visiting me, dearest Anita......now I understand your words better!!!

With love, Jade

Art and Sand said...

Your posts always make me think, and smile and wonder.

Today's is poignant after yesterday's horrid event.

Thank you for the beautiful way you express feelings.

EdenClare said...

well done my friend....

Ruben Rivera said...

A beautiful poem in tribute to the irreplaceable and immortal relationships of love. Emotionally, empathetically powerful.

Ruben

Sandy at You May Be Wandering said...

Beautiful and heart wrenching at the same time, Anita...very touching.

Woolytales Miniatures said...

I have been so very sad this morning reflecting about this horrible thing, and thinking about the victims and those that have lost so so much.... Thank you for such sweet encourage t through this post , dearie, you have such a sensitive soul. Love you!

Kelly said...

Wow Anita, this was a BEAUTIFUL dedication!!!
AS my tears fall I am inspired to keep the Faith. <3

Maria said...

~ Sending prayers to those, who lost their lives, senselessly, and so cruelly....this is a beautiful, poem and so heart felt in its meaning...Thank you for making us stop and reflect....I watched the footage on the news last evening....We were shocked and saddened...~ As always Anita, you have touched heart strings, with your words...~ with kindest thoughts.. Maria x

Mary Palumbo Collings said...

Very touching, such a sad time for so many. Thinking of all who were affected by yesterday's tragedy...

It's me said...

My heart broken.....prayers for all the people in Boston.....love you lieve vriendin !!...beautiful post...xxx...

Sylvia said...

Touching, whimsical, heartwarming, timeless...
As I wrote on my FB page, I am not a runner, but I know Canadians who have been preparing themselves for the Boston marathon. I admire all of these people who inspire me to do better and to believe in the strength and vitality of the human spirit. It breaks my heart every time I think of our world suffering violence, dehumanization, decaying of human life...Instead of celebrating the human determination and vigor at the finished line, we witness senseless deaths ... Thank you for this beautiful poem, my sensitive friend!

Roberta said...

You are always such an inspiration. At this time of tragedy your poignant words etch an imprint on the soul.

Bonnie said...

Anita, I am without words. Such a beautiful tribute. Our hearts are breaking for all those who lost loved ones and for those who were injured. Thank you for putting into words what so many of us are feeling. Bonnie

Jeri Landers said...

Dear Anita, If it weren't for our faith, the evil in this world would be unbearable.That also applies to a much ignored trial going on in Philadelphia at this time. I am glad there is a Heaven for innocent souls.... and another place for those who are not.

SizzleandZoom said...

This brought tears to my eyes. Your words are so poignant, so moving.

Peeters Liliane said...

Your words are so touching. This is a tribute to the people who runs the marathon.
It's terrible what happens in Boston. This is so sad.
Blessings my friend,
Liliane

The enchanted home said...

Anita this gave me chills.....your words are powerful along with the images you choose. I am so sad to think of those that are without their loved ones tonight....parents mourning an 8 year old, a fiance 2 weeks from being married mourning his bride to be, and another young adult who was taken too soon.It is so senseless, so unexplainable. Yet we cannot lose faith, we must hold out hope for a world where peace is the norm and not a luxury.
My thoughts and prayers are with all those who were affected by this horrible event.

koralee said...

oh my this is so sad...thank you for this my friend xoxo stay safe.

Sarah said...

Beautiful words that bought tears to my eyes and lump in my throat. Such an unthinkable event.

Karen Albert said...

Dear Anita, a very poignant post dedicated to those involved in the tragedy yesterday, such a travesty!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

Oh my friend, this is so very sad. I am heartbroken for these families and those who lost their lives. So many families and lives changed in an instant ...it is so hard to comprehend.

Thank you for sharing your beautiful words, xoxo Elizabeth

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dear Anita, Such a senseless tragedy. When evil hits it shakes us to the core. All I can do is have faith and pray for the lost souls and their families.
bless you

Jazzi said...

Very nice post!! We are remembering those in Boston!!

Diana and Jazzi and Addi

Elizabeth Rose Stanton said...

I need a Kleenex.

Red Rose Alley said...

My dear Anita,
What a special post you have written dedicated to those involved in the tragedy in Boston.

My thoughts are with all of the families during this most sorrowful time.

Thank you, Anita, for your touching words that are filled with expression.

Love,
~Sheri

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Anita,

Beautiful and poignant post, dear friend. Thank you and thinking of all those that have been effected by the tragedy. Prayers and comfort to all.

hugs
Carolyn

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

Praying that one day this senseless violence will end.

Anita...I visualized little Martin riding from Boston, up to Heaven on your words!
~withLove.

"Create Beauty" said...

Thank you for expressing this so beautifully, mournfully, and filled with hope...

~ Violet

Palomasea said...

Heartbreakingly beautiful.
Writing through tears...you are one of the strongest women I know...
This took much courage, and I know writing this was so difficult..
Bless you, dear one...
My prayers and thoughts with Boston...
Love you.

M.A. the 2nd ~ Frances Russell said...

Dear Anita.. I am crying as I read this and try to form some sort of response .... how beautifully you have expressed the tragedy of the loss of this precious little boy.... how words cannot express the utter treachery of such a loss of such an innocent child. His father will never be the same again... I only hope that he can gain strength to live for his son. All of it so terribly terribly sad .... you have done tribute to and my heart goes out to all the victims ...
hugs always and stay safe my dear friend. God now has another gorgeous little angel with him.
Frances
xx

vicki archer said...

Dear Anita,
You have put into poetry... through your words and your images... what we are all feeling...

I am so appalled and horrified by this latest tragedy... I can't really think about anything else... I have a son who partakes in these events so I can imagine all those happy faces at the finish line... watching and waiting... the competitors... using all their reserves to make it to the end... and then boom... life is over... changed... never the same again...

Senseless... brutal... and pointless... What is happening in our world? xv

Martina said...

Dearest Anita, life is very strange sometimes - so beautifull and horrible ... why do people do these things to one another - so much pain and for what? Love your poem, for it captures the beauty, the hope the pain - and the search for an answer ...Love to you!

Molly The Wally said...

We feel for the people of Boston and for the country as a whole. Our prayers are for everyone touched by this barbaric act. Cowards are the ones responsible. Beautiful tribute Anita.
Best wishes Molly

A Tale of Two Cities said...

Heartbreaking--and heartwarming at the same time. Thanks for giving us pause during the day to stop and reflect. May the families of the injured be comforted.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Oh Anita this is a very powerful post...what more can I say?

Everything is well here...I have been thoroughly spoilt by my Mr Armchair and JoJo!

My Mum was 22 when she had me and people always comment on how good she looks!

It's Birthday month...yippeeeee...sending bubbles over to you for a pre-birthday celebration...much love to you...Dzintra xo

Roselie May said...

That was such a touching post Anita...I felt it deep in my heart...
My thoughts go to the victims of the bombings...

Pride In Photos said...

Beautiful beautiful tribute you have created my friend. Bless YOU!

BRASWELL said...

This is so lovely, The photos + the poem. Prayers + Arms around everyone who has been affected by this tragedy.xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

Ann said...

It is heartwarming
but left a sad spot in my heart.
The images are beautiful
but the words are so touching.
I guess that is the power of poetry
conveying a message where the reader can truly feel the poet's feelings and thoughts.

Down by the sea said...

Anita, Such a touching post that left me with tears in my eyes.
Sarah x

It's me said...

No no ...i stay here forever !!...we said goodby to the mother of our sister in law......the grandma from our nieces...such a sad difficult day again....love from me...xxx..

Luisa Mª Benito said...

Querida Anita! me ha encantado y a la vez me ha hecho reflexionar, tanta belleza y tanto simbolismo.

un fuerte abrazo

Luisa
http://personallyselected.blogspot.com.es/

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Oh Anita....you are just too kind...thank you so much....You have made my day....sending Much Love over to you, Dzintra xo

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

Beautiful lady...tears down my cheeks. People are so incredibly mean and yet there are so many who are incredibly wonderful. Just like you my friend...just like you.

Ivy Clad said...

Hello, friend. I am so sad. Thank you for this beautiful tribute.

love,
keri

Burlap Luxe said...

Anita, hé is finishing the race with you by his side.
Keep running it my dear, this is what he would want of you. Your talent, is part of your personal race, don't ever give up, the finish line will wait for now.


Lots of love

Xox
Doré

Barbara said...

Dear Anita, I’m crying as a read your post. Sweet, beautiful words and images. xx

Debby Steele said...

OMG, Anita, so true and sad. It's heartbreaking really. This post makes it feel that much more real. I feel the pain from a child's view. So tragic, horrific, and unessecary.

La Petite Gallery said...

I called my Daughter Renee to come see Anita's post. we both cried. This was such a tribute to Boston..
Be safe love,
yvonne

Marcia Pilar said...

Thank you, Anita. Timely and soothing words for so many hurting hearts. Keep sharing. Your gifts are needed.
Much love.

Renae at simple sequins said...

Awe, Anita, such grace streams throughout this post. The sorrow of that little lost son is mellowed with your imagination and voice. I am sure his Mother would loved to read your words. I would love to know she has read them. Did we hear she has a brain injury? What a tragedy on so many levels. Such sorrow, such senseless sorrow had befallen all of us, once again.

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

Dear friend ~
Thank you for this very beautiful and heartfelt tribute, Anita. You are a very special gift for all of us.
Lots of love,
Loi

A Magical Whimsy said...

From the eyes of a child...
I can only imagine you have dedicated this to the eight year old boy who was waiting for his daddy...
Of course tears are falling down my face...
Such a loving tribute to innocence and tragedy.
I've been to Boston three times and you lived near there...so I know...those of us who know Boston can imagine the quiet of that special city being ravaged.
This week has been one of the saddest for America...it has lasted an eternity and for some, they are now in eternity waiting to be reunited at world's end with their loved ones.
Enya's music is so universal and comforting...thank you for your soothing yet powerful post.

A Magical Whimsy said...

Dearest Anita
I did think of your own dear father while reading your post...as I don't know the whole story of your father. Mine passed away in 1997 from Lymphoma, he was a dear man of God, brought us all to a saving knowledge of the Savior. All I can say is 'Praise God for our Daddies!'

The Dutchess said...

Yes....finish the race..and we don't let anyone or anything stand in our way..As long as we can fight fear with hope and faith..we can do it..

love and power to you my dear xoxo

Leslie said...

Oh Anita.. I feel so bad that I didn't see this until now.. My heart aches. Your writing sends chills through me and you hit at the very core of what feelings we all have. I am speechless. This is such a wonderful tribute to those that lost their loved ones. They need to see this!

Thanks for stopping by today! I'm sorry to hear you are having more snow.. gosh it keeps coming doesn't it? My gardening is a ways out as the temps are still around freezing in the morning and the highs are low forties. The ground is very muddy so I'll be starting with a few pots. The colors are so lush because we live in a constant mist.. not good for the hair!

Enjoy your day Anita!!

xxleslie

Renae at simple sequins said...

Anita! You have been to the Tiffany's in NY? OMyGosh! Wonderful. The new one (never had one until last summer)in Salt Lake City nearly blew me away with it's fineness and the white carpet was FABULOUS!!! I love that color and mint and anything near it.

HAVE A TREMENDOUSLY RELAXING WEEKEND. you deserve it.

Sherry "Edie" & Marie Antionette said...

Our whole world is in a sad state right now Anita. Its getting a bit much. Almost to hard to deal with.
This is such a wonderful post to those wonderful people in Boston.
May God bless them all.
I know I have not visited here lately.Your post are always so lifting to me... and I have let Sherry carry the weight of my blog.She is an Angel to me.You are also such a good giving person...LOL and who could be bad when they love Scotty Mcreery.
Isn't he a gem.I wish I could hear more from him.I know he has a new song out,but I have not heard much of it on the radio.What is the hold up.
May God bless you Sweetness,
Marie Antionette

Burlap Luxe said...

Anita m'y mots beautifulest of French friends, with so much going on in the world and life at home along with work and creating I so needed to rest my brain on a simple thought of simple,posting a few photos of depth and meaning to what one takes from it, making it personal to each in how they want to interrupt it into there own lives.

Like you my friend your words are gathered and collected for safe keeping to them be used in due time in a message for all in how they want to use it.
Your post here in my return wrenches at my heart losing my father at the age of 14 and wanting to share with him my run.
Life is funny my sweet friend but we so get why we run that path to where we want it to take us, and who is rooting us on in the run is our beloved, gone but not out of sight.

Touching our souls, with your wand of beauty and grace.

See you soon my friend, I am running along side you.

Xoxo
Doré

Nella said...

Beautiful, beautiful tribute, Anita! You leave me looking for goodness, beauty and the love in our world...you are giving us so much of it here, in your beautiful and inspirational words, N.xo

Monika Ozdoba said...

Hello Dear! I like your blog so much! This is my first visit here but definitely not the last :) Would you like to follow each other? :)

XOXO,
Monika

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Lovely Anita...You have a very special and unique gift for capturing a moment in time...I love to visit you...
Wishing you a happy and peaceful weekend,
Susan x

Nantucket Daffodil said...

Touching Anita....such an emotional week!

jayneonweedstreet said...

Your empathy is unsurpassed. You express so well what so many feel.

Jacqueline said...

There are a few things you can count on in life and one of them is dear Anita, ever present, ever changing and ever paying tribute where tribute is due.
Bless you dear one as I too, join the sadness for those lives lost.

I miss you. I know folks have said my blog roll has gone away but I'm still here!

deana sidney said...

There was something so evil about bombing the Boston Marathon. It is a great holiday there... a day to play hooky. People are happy and loose and enjoying the day and runners are pushing themselves and proud to run. I think the image that I can't shake is the one of the dead boy asking for peace. What a world. We have to do better.

Cheryl said...

Anita,
This brought me to tears.... for so many reasons. Your blog never ceases to touch me!
~Cheryl

Madelief said...

Such a beautiful, but sad post Anita! My heart went out to the people in Boston, who were victim. I heard they captured the two men who laid the bombs today. Good! I hope Boston will be peaceful once more.

Wishing you a happy weekend!

Madelief x

koralee said...

Here I am my friend...so sorry it has taken me a bit to pop over...what a week I had...home all week and did not do one thing! My back is improving but it is a slow process...hope your weather is sunny and bright......we celebrated my daughter's birthday today...glad I was feeling a bit better. Love to you Do you teach this week?. xoxo

francis said...

You must be very glad you've turned back to having comments .....
You always get so so many !
I read your comment on my post .
Thank you so much I always look forward to your comments .
You are on your way and I am on mine .
Both with love for the language .
It's not that I do not want to write more but I lost my inspiration when I had to stop working as a teacher .
I am now like waiting for new inspiration .
My granddaughter is an inspiration but I do find that also TOO PERSONAL , can you understand that ?
Sometimes I find it hard we know not enough of eachother .
I sort of missed what happened with having to go back to teaching for you .....
I do understand there is something TOO PERSONAL in that process too to share .
sometimes distance is really distance ....
I mentioned before Wish I could be at your kitchentable and have coffee and talk and see and share
and hug .....
For now a visit here ....
I have the coffee here too .....
Happy sunday dearest

Kerri said...

Such a touching post! I feel so heartbroken for all the victims. My cousin is training for the Boston marathon and right when it happened I thought of him immediately. You are a very talented writer, I just love coming to your blog for a visit.

Have a blessed Sunday!

xoxo
Kerri

Gem said...

(deep breath).
Wow.
As a mother of two young children, it is the hardest thing to see a family torn apart. A family's dreams become dust.
I have only just come across this as you didn't show in my feed, so apologies.
Just heart breaking. Your words are perfect at a time like this. The ladies with wings made me gulp down tears.
xxxxxxx

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

Beautifully done as always,Anita...have a wonderful, special, and safe week! In Texas, we are still mourning for the people of West...two major tragedies in one week..so much sadness...yet, so many victorious stories to tell. Thanks for always touching our hearts.

Style Diary Of A Fashion Fanatic said...

Happy Birthday Anita!!!!!
Do you have any plans?
These photos are so beautiful!!!!
I hope you have a wonderful, special day!!!!!
This weekend went by SO fast!!!!!
We've had some insane weather here between warm, muggy temps, tornados, & then cold chilly weather!!!!
Thinking of you & wishing you a VERY Happy Birthday my dear friend!!!!!!
Love & Hugs,
Shannon

Ms. K @ Write On Thyme said...

So very sweet, Anita! And leaves me teary-eyed. Still thinking of all those who were touched by such a terrible week. And who of us wasn't?!
Thanks for this sweetness.
Kirsten

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Such a beautiful thoughtful post, my friend. I'm stopping by TODAY to wish you Happy Birthday! I hope you are having the best day ever...celebrating all week long! Birthday hugs coming your way! Love, Diane