Walking the Fence Line
Bonnie Bird


Posted Saturday, May 9, 2015, at 9:32 PM
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  • Happy Mothers Day to you Bonnie! I lost my Mother 4 years ago, but life goes on.

    -- Posted by royincaldwell on Sun, May 10, 2015, at 8:01 AM
  • Thank you for the wonderful thoughts... (and the lump in my throat)...

    Happy Mothers day, EVERYDAY. :)

    -- Posted by ktlm on Tue, May 12, 2015, at 9:30 AM
  • Thank you KTLM.

    -- Posted by KH Gal on Wed, May 13, 2015, at 11:04 AM
  • My mom is so far away. She's getting married in Dec. and my husband Ken is a wedding officiate so we would love to go and perform the ceremony. But how? Pray that we can save the money. Kens been without a job since his heart attack several years ago. However, he has enjoyed some great times watching our 8th grandbaby. My friend just lost her Mother who lives in Germany and she hasn't seen her in years. I can't imagine losing my Mum being so far away! There's always a valid reason that I can't make it to see her in Louisiana as she comes up with reasons for not coming here to Idaho. Yet, I see your post and others about losing their moms. How can I find the way to make sure that I am not living with such deep regret after she is gone? Last week, she texted me to ask for my email and phone for insurance purposes. I felt terrible about it though I know it is a fact of life. I know that she will die, I know that I will die. Yet, at this point, how can I accept giving my info to benefit from her death! How do I reason away the fact that I wasn't there when she married the man who has loved and supported her for years? What am I doing right now to make sure that when I pass, my 10 grandchildren and 8 kids are positively affected by my life being their Mum and Nana? Yet, tomorrow morning, I will be in the midst of doing my job so completely that those questions don't arise again until the still of the night and all is quiet. Those moments where life gets a little clearer but more complex at the same time...how do I balance it?? What Mother hasn't asked? Bonnie, I appreciate you as a person and as a writer.

    -- Posted by kimkovac on Tue, Jun 16, 2015, at 11:15 PM
  • Kim:

    It is a age old quandary on how we can do it all. I think that at some point, we just have to let go and Let God. I will keep your situation in my prayers so that there will be a happy reunion on this earth for your mother's wedding day.

    Sending hugs and prayers as well as a huge thank you. We make a difference because our hearts are in the right place and our children and grandchildren know this.

    -- Posted by KH Gal on Wed, Jun 17, 2015, at 8:14 AM
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