I hope you know.

Is it possible to be in two places at one time?
Am I really where my body is,
where people can see me, touch me and speak with me?photo credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/doug88888/3775721812/">@Doug88888</a> via <a href="http://photopin.com">photopin</a> <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/">cc</a>

Or am I where my mind is?
Over 200 km away by my friends side.
Holding her hand, giving her a hug.
Sitting beside her as she watches and waits.

They say home is where the heart is.
Well if that is so,
at the moment my home is in intensive care in Dublin.
In a childrens hospital by the side of a young boys bed.

Over the past four days,
I feel distant from those around me.
I mind my children, cook and clean up,
I watch tv and have even posted a humorous post.

Yet if truth be told, every minute of the day,
and many more by night,
I drift away.

To you my greatest of friends.
To sit in silence beside you.
As you watch your young boy,
hold onto life by the most tenuous of links.

Sometimes when I visit, I see you.
Both of you watching and waiting.
Other times I cannot find you,
and I wonder what is happening?
Is there any news?

You never know I have visited.photo credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/liz-grace/5078868809/">Liz Grace</a> via <a href="http://photopin.com">photopin</a> <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/">cc</a>
You never see my fear and sadness.
Never know of my kiss, touch or hug.

But I hope you can feel my presence.
Because I and so many more,
have been leaving our homes here day and night,
and calling to visit.

We whisper to you to keep going,
and tell you how proud we are of you.
We reach out and brush the cheek of your fine son,
with the lightest of touches,
and before we leave,
we embrace you and hold you to our hearts.

I hope you know.
I hope you can feel us visit.
We are never far away.

I hope you know.

photo credit: Liz Grace via photopin cc
photo credit: @Doug88888 via photopin cc


18 thoughts on “I hope you know.

  1. I am so sorry for your grief. I understand how you feel, you are going through the motions at home when your soul is with your friend and her family. You are both blessed to have each other. Stay strong. She needs your strength to lean on. Prayers to all.

    1. Thanks so much. We are so helpless just waiting and wondering. It is so very sad. Every day we hope todays the day. So as it is morning that is my hope once more. Thanks for you thoughts They need as many positive thoughts as we can send them.

  2. They DEFINATELY know that you are there in spirit. I don’t know you personally, but I can imagine that you are a strong presence in your friends life. Stay strong….I’m sending you 10 more hugs!

  3. Tric, as a recipient of the kind of love and support and “visits” you describe, while my daughter was in ICU and then hospice, I can tell you it made a HUGE difference for me! I know for you it’s hard to be so far away, but please know it means so much to those on the receiving end – they can feel it! Love and blessings to you all….

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