Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Today

Today is the memorial ceremony for Manuela, I've spent my entire evening working on what I'm going to say. That is now done. Now I have to work at getting a little emotional distance from the words. I need to be able to say them.

All that is to do, is to do what needs to be done.

Please, send me thoughts, prayers or any extra energy you have.

I'm gonna need it.

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dear Dave,

positive (and even a little loving) thoughts are on the way.

(And if you have to be emotional just let it happen. At funerals I can manage most of the time to keep myself togther. But when the remains coffin/urne are lowered into the earth, thats the time I am melting.)

Positive thoughts on the way for you and for Joe!!!!

Julia (from Germany)

Kristin said...

Lots of thoughts and prayers headed your way. Remember that even if you get emotional, it will just convey the love and respect you had for Manuela.

theknapper said...

Sending good thoughts your way.You will be honouring your friend and being real. What a gift for everyone. I have been to too many services that I didn't recognize the person I was remembering.

Tamara said...

Good thoughts and prayers - for you, and all her family and friends -

clairesmum said...

not much of a prayer person exactly, but sending warmth and support to you and to Joe, too.

Anonymous said...

Thinking about you and the rest of the Vita family. May God Bless all of you with the spirt and spunk of Manuela today.

Catherine said...

I had planned to attend today, but unfortunately have another funeral to go to instead.
My support is there with you, as is all of us who want to be there but cannot make it for one reason or another.

Baba Yaga said...

Thinking of you, Dave.

It doesn't get easier. It's right that it's not easy, though: it'd be dreadful not to mourn.

I'm sorry, that may not strike where you are now, It's just what came to mind. Wherever you are now, I hope there's comfort and fellowship, and room really to be there.

Janelle said...

I've gathered up some good thoughts, good prayers, good wishes, and a bit of the good karma that I had on reserve. I'm presently boxing these up and sending them to you quickly.

You will serve your friend well today!

coffeetalk said...

I know that what you say and how you say it will be exactly what is needed at the time. Blessings to you all.

Andrea S. said...

My thoughts are with you, Dave (and Joe).

Susan, Mum to Molly said...

Thinking of you and Manuela in Australia too Dave.

Glad your words came together for you, hoping you got your emotional step-back...

With you in spirit, Susan xx

Belinda said...

Praying for sure.

Nan said...

with you . . . and you will speak exactly right, tuned to the universe. Godspeed.

Jan said...

Warm supportive thoughts and prayers are sent your way Dave. Friends and family are the best supprt you can get. Glad you have Joe there for you.

Anonymous said...

Many supportive, loving and encouraging thoughts are on their way to you Dave- although I know you don't need them; you will do fine!

Colleen said...

Dear Dave:

Thoughts and prayers are with you and Joe today.

Colleen

Natalie said...

I had a coffee at tim horton's today in Manuela honor's.

Natalie

Noisyworld said...

I hope you got through it, I didn't pray in time for the service but my prayers are with you now :)

Anonymous said...

Dave,
You were wonderful today.
As always, your words hit home. It was a wonderful tribute to her and it is so true that we will still be seeing her in so many ways. I know I for one, will continue to grow as not only a staff but as a person because I want her work and dedication to keep going.
It was a beautiful memorial for a beautiful woman.
M

Suelle said...

Sending it your way, Dave. I know you'll do fine.

smith said...

i am happy to be here thanks for sharing.