Kara Bear

Kara Bear is forever ♡

Anonymous

I share this entry because of the amazement I felt having served this particular passenger.

I picked up a gentleman late one fall evening who came out of a care facility. He appeared very tired. I quickly learned that this man had just finished another one of his near daily visits to his wife who had remained in a coma for over 10 years. Many years ago, this man woke up in the middle of the night to discover that his wife lay next to him unconscious. She never regained consciousness.

The stress of this man’s experience had taken its physical toll on him. Despite the stress clearly aging him during this endeavor, he projected happiness and contentment despite enduring what few could possibly imagine. His love for this other human being was simply a different level of intensity and devotion.

The commitment and dedication driven by unremitted love this man displayed moved and inspired me. This man’s dedication could have easily been a Nicholas Sparks novel.

It reminded me that in the darkest of times and places, there is immense love surrounding us, even if we are unaware of it.

Choose Joy

Choose joy. Life is incredibly complicated and every single day you are faced with choices. Every day wonderful things happen and shit hits the fan. My husband is dying, has been in decline for 10 1/2 years, and this is what has kept me alive, kept me going, helped me get through. This attitude, and the joy I get when I sing for others. Since his accident and decline, I’ve sung in two bands, sung for Macklemore, sung for Obama, and sung my heart out. Choose joy, And sing your heart out!

Anonymous