Tuesday, November 9, 2004

COMMENT ON...WHILE THE BAND PLAYED ON...

You have an interesting take on this old issue. 

 I'm sure it does feel like Peggy's going down with the ship so to speak.  She laughs and seems on the surface to be whole and full of life but you know it's just a matter of time until the ship will go down for the final time. 

 I understand this metaphor as it applies to Peggy but what does it say to you. 

What happens to you when the ship goes down?  I love you.  JEH

Dearest John,                                                                                                   

When the ship finally goes down, I will let go of the ships railing and of Peggy and swim to a life boat.

When I am safely in the boat, I will watch the sea where Peggy slipped under the water and cry all the tears of my life.

  Then, I will turn my face towards the shore and wait to be  rescued.  

My faith in God and my love for you will be my life preserver when Peggy finally slips under the surface of the water.    

I will always look to the sea and remember the place where Peggy lost her fight and drowned ...   

I will carry a sadness in the empty space where she had lived in my life. But there will also be smiles and joy for the closeness we shared while we floated on the sea of our sisterhood!  

 The days that Peggy and I shared growing up and the fun we had together as adults will be my music and the band will play on in my life after she is gone.....  

 I would never let Peggy slipping under the water of Alzheimer's disease drown me as well.  

My life will still hear the music and I will still love the sea after Peggy is gone.    

I will always hear the music of our lives as Sisters....  

AND I Will....    

Dance the dance of life in Her Honor........  

And the Band Will Play On~~~~~  

 I Love You, John!  

I Love You Today, Peggy!  

Mary Louise

4 comments:

barbpinion said...

What a precious answer to John. Peggy is blessed to have you for a sister. *Barb*

eckha2 said...

Mary,  I read your incredible journal from time to time, I am deeply touched by your words and pray for you all. It must be very hard to see this happen to someone you love so very much.I think your strentgh and devotion is a shining example to anyone who reads it. I can only hope to have that kind of grace. God has a plan for you! You are truely a special kind of person. Peggy must love you very much indeed. I really think she still sees inside "the box" , even tho she lost the ability to convey it. I understand this... my Grandchildren and I share what we call Love Touches, Sortta like on ET.. we touch our finger tips together and we can feel the love blend, and yes it is Very Powerful... My Dalton says zzziing! thank you for your great work. I will continue to read.Best Wishes & Love, Donna

lindainspokane said...

what a wonderful reply to john...a perfect answer...like always u, peggy and the whole family is in my thoughts and prayers...hoping u can all be strong during this terrible storm...

linda
http://journals.aol.com/lindainspokane/LifewithLinny

peppypioneer said...

As always your words are so beautifully poetic and full of love, emotion and wisdom.   Thank you for sharing.  Paulette