REBLOG: To Rhonda.

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Wednesday 19 November, 2014 by Uncle Spike

I’m sure that many of you will remember our blogging sister, Rhonda Elkins, who we sadly lost on August 29th. Well, one of our newest Spikey’s (followers) by the name of Phoebe, posted some beautiful words yesterday in tribute to Rhonda that I wanted to share with all.
Thank you Phoebe.
SPIKE

PhoebeMD: Medicine + Poetry

Almost a year ago, I wrote something for your daughter.

 

I never thought at that time that soon I would be writing similar lines for you.

But I am. And as I try to find ways to make sense of the pain of finding out that you left us, just as Kaitlyn had left us, I can only come out with these words…

 

…That through your daughter’s passing,
you had come into our lives.

Through your pain,
the world was moved.

Through your words,
 eyes were opened.

Through your tears,
hearts were touched, lives changed.

And through your perseverance,
Kaitlyn lived on.

 

But even as you worked unceasingly,
Your soul continued to break, your heart grieved.

And now you are again with your daughter, your bright shining star.

Goodbye, Rhonda. Now you can finally rest.

 

 

Sky

 Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendor in the grass…

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12 thoughts on “REBLOG: To Rhonda.

  1. mihrank says:

    wow – I have no words but deeply touched!

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  2. Thank you for this. This pain hits so very close to home, in so many ways. I didn’t know Rhonda, she seems to have left a beautiful legacy. Blessings on her surviving family, I can’t even imagine the heartbreak. I often post about depression, some of which elicit responses from young people in pain. I am tempted to give advice, never knowing how it will be received, or if I should leave it alone. I have been to those depths, and now I witness this in my own children. It is a vicious cycle. Thank you for your empathy, Spike, your kindness speaks in your writing.

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  3. Missy's Crafty Mess says:

    Heart breaking. I had read Rhonda’ s blog before she passed away. She helped me to understand what my Parents were going threw with the loss of my Sister. Prayers for their family as the grieve their losses.

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  4. Sue Slaght says:

    What a painful and tragic story. I am certain the words gave great comfort to Rhonda. Imagining her loss is heartbreaking.

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  5. orples says:

    I think had I lost my child, I’d have chosen the same route as Rhonda. I never blogged with the lady, but I could not begin to imagine her pain in having to wake up every morning grieving my child’s demise. May they both RIP.

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