19 thoughts on “The First Day, a poem by Deborah A. Bowman

  1. Your thoughts remind me of the time when I was 12 years old and my mom, widowed at just 38…with herculean responsibilities of raising three children, the youngest one just 6…all her struggle and grief is once again standing before me.
    No one knows what life brings up! May God give you the strength and peace to deal with this loss.

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    1. Thank you, Tina. I think I’m going to be okay and then I stumble and feel like it’s all happening again. The hurt as fresh and vivid as the day he fell to the floor and was just … gone. It’s so hard to get past that. Maybe I never will.

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      1. Thank you, Tina. It’ s so hard being alone with restricted mobility, but I’m fighting it tooth and nail. I have to take care of myself. I hope and pray it makes me stronger. My faith in God is my balm.

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      2. I’m alone and chronically ill, Deb, so I truly understand. Faith in something greater than ourselves is a blessing and a lifesaver. I’m grateful every minute of every day for faraway friends like you ❤️

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      3. Tina, please let me know how I can help you. It’s so hard to get past the falls and fatigue and pain. especially the pain. I fight everyday to reach out and help someone else. That’s what makes me joyous. I knew you had fibromyalgia and that is so insidious! But I didn’t know you were alone. Yes, we need to talk more. I want to help with my thoughts, my prayers, and encouragement. Blessings, Deborah

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      4. Deb, we can help each other by keeping in touch. One soul touching another is the greatest solace. Thank you so much for caring and reaching out, my sweet friend. My heart to your heart ❤️


      5. This is exactly what we both need for you can only understand if you’ve been there, no matter how much of an empath you are. I am a very strong empath. Sometimes too strong. My love is being sent to you on the soaring wings of a dove as I fly in my dreams.

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  2. Hugs and much love to you, Deborah! sending prayers for you that you will have strength to deal with whatever needs to be done in your life.
    I know I would be lost without my husband. There is so much that he does that I don’t know about. The same with me for him. Take care! xo


    1. You are a dear cyber friend. Your musical selections and words of wisdom have been a great balm to me during this time of grief. I humbly thank you from the bottom of my heart. I take my coffee strong and pure with no sugar or cream to dilute the energy of boundless inspiration!


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