Tuesday, August 10, 2010

In The Meantime...

“When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth, you are weeping for that which has been your delight.”

~Kahlil Gibran


That passage from Gibran, is, as was typical with most of his pennings, thoughtful, insightful, and in this instance, a source of comfort for when tragedy befalls us.

In theory, his line is absolutely true and quite poetic, however…

In the real world application of Gibran’s advice, perhaps there should be a caveat of sorts. Perhaps the line should read like this:

“When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and eventually, you shall see that in truth, you are weeping for that which has been your delight. In the meantime, get through as best you can.”

"Eventually" and "in the meantime" are the key words because there is always an, “in the meantime” of grief, anger, and struggles of day to day living that can overwhelm a person, and a family.

I know a person and a family who are struggling through a post-horrific “in the meantime.”

Boo, who has been a Bagwine friend for some time, and a friend to many others in the Blogosphere even longer, is currently experiencing that “in the meantime.”

On July 19th, Boo lost two of her five children in a house fire.

She lost nine year old, "Moo"…


And she lost three year old, "D’oh"…

Boo and her family are struggling with the emotional loss along with the accompanying financial burden of these times.

Boo and her family could use your help. They need your help.

I know of two funds and channels through which you can, if you are so inclined and have the means to help them, contact.

You can visit the web pages posted by two wunnerful people who often comment here:

Clay Perry

and

Dana

If you click on either name, it will direct you to their individual blog pages with the details and “how-to” on helping Boo and her family.

I know that no matter what any of us do, it will not help Boo and her family to ever get over this event, but anything we do “in the meantime”, will absolutely help them to get through this event.

And, if we can help them to get through the anguish of the “in the meantime”...


Boo and her family can someday, at least once in awhile, fully recognize, understand the beauty of, and find comfort in Gibran’s words.

Thanks and Cheers!!

22 comments:

MysteryChick said...

What a terrible tragedy. I cannot even begin to imagine that kind of pain.

My heart aches for her.

Matt-Man said...

Chick: I hate the thought of it, and yeah it is tragic. What else can one say? Cheers Chick!!

metalmom said...

It hurts my heart to even read those words. My prayers go out to her family.

Mike said...

You can never prepare for stuff like this.

Matt-Man said...

Metal: Thanks Metal. It is a terrible situation. Cheers!!

Mike: No, one can't. How can ya? Cheers Mike!!

Scott Oglesby said...

Words just can not express…

Her and her family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Michele said...

How tragic. I hope all the bloggy love will at least comfort some of their financial burden.

Matt-Man said...

Scott: So true my good man. Cheers Scott!!

Michele: I'm sure folks will come through. Cheers Michele!!

Dana said...

Thanks Matt! The blogging community is an amazing community - one that comes together to celebrate and to comfort.

Your help in getting the word out - the thoughts and prayers of your readers - are all so important in holding Boo up during this tragic time.

Matt-Man said...

Dana: I had to do something. It's tragic and I do so loooove the Boo. Cheers Dana!!

Baseball Mom said...

I just can not imagine that type of loss. It is so heartbreaking.

Matt-Man said...

Baseball: I can't even imagine the heartache. Cheers Mom!!

Raquel's World said...

This is just too sad. I will keep this family in my thoughts and prayers.

Matt-Man said...

Raquel: Thanks Roc, and give your adorable kids a tighter hug today. Cheers Roc!!

Marilyn said...

There just aren't words. Gonna call my kid today and tell her I love her... and add the family to my prayers tonight.

Dianne said...

I inhaled deeply when I saw the photos and I'm not sure if I have exhaled yet

Beautiful way to get the word out Matty

I will go visit Dana and offer what help I can

What a fucking world Matty, I often just don't get it

I am so deeply grateful for how safe my loved ones are today and I need to remember to remember that

Matt-Man said...

Marilyn: That's a wunnerful idea Marilyn. Cheers!!

Dianne: As we should all. Cheers Di!!

Desert Rat said...

Oh, No! Oh, no, oh, no, oh, no! That is just awful! Awful! I cannot even imagine - it hurts to breathe!

Matt-Man said...

Rat: It's awful and heartbreaking. So Sad. Cheers Rat!!

~Isobel~DingoDoll said...

My God, what tragedy. Praise God that Deedles got 2 of her siblings out even though that does not diminish the scope of this tragedy one ounce. God bless those beautiful children and may He bring peace and healing to the family. There are no words, only shock and anguish. Boo & family are in my prayers.

Matt-Man said...

Dingo: What else can one say...and thanks. Cheers Doll!!

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