Thinking of all of you..

taleena
taleena Member Posts: 1,612 Member
edited March 2014 in Breast Cancer #1
Over the last week, I haven’t been as active a participant on the boards, but rather I have been watching in silence, the words that have been shared back and forth. I have read the celebrations, the jokes, the encouragement and the sheer beauty of friendship. Taking time to be silent and still, I have gained so very much…. There is something to be said about what you can learn from just sitting back and listening (or reading).

I see members moving on in their new life after the beast, new members just starting on this journey, those putting one foot in front of the other to make it through their treatments, those coming so close to finishing theirs, and the wisdom, comfort and compassion from those who have already made it through to the other side.

Over the last week, a picture of this site has been painted in my mind. It is a large, I wouldn’t call it a tapestry, but rather a beautiful blanket with beautiful colors of every shade, and each and every one of you weaved into the fabric, it’s strong, it’s durable, and it is comforting.

It’s like the one you pull out and wrap around yourself as you watch a violent storm pass overhead to calm your anxiety. The one you wrap up in on the couch to watch a good comedy that brings you laughter. The one that you toss over yourself when you’re sitting on the porch feeling lonely or just contemplating life’s journey beneath the clear starry night, and the one that you snuggle into to ward off as the sharp chill of winter in front of a roaring fire to bring you warmth.

As seasons begin to change and winter gives way to the new budding life of spring, you may not need that blanket as often, but you still know that it is there, and the sheer knowledge that you need only to pull it out again when you want to, when you need to, brings a quiet comfort. It is always there, to give you what you need.

Thank you all for being my “blanket”… and for being that blanket for each other. Whether you are a new member, or an old pro… or even somewhere in between, you are all part of the fabric that beautifully weaved together, brings peace, laughter, comfort, and a bond that goes beyond what words can convey.

♥ with sincerest hugs,

~T
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  • chenheart
    chenheart Member Posts: 5,159
    How lovely! How eloquent!
    How lovely! How eloquent! What a beautiful word picture you painted for us~ thank you so much. It is nice to step back from posting now and again and just read, isn't it? The perspective is different, somehow.

    I agree with all you wrote; though I also think Tapestry is applicable. The interwoven threads, the colors and the pictures depicted on them are fitting descriptions of our world since diagnosis. A tapestry is very different from a blanket, of course~ I envision a tapestry being hung on a wall, a vision of former times..whereas a blanket, as you so wisely said, envelopes us with warmth, comfort and safety. And I love how you say we won't always need to be wrapped in the blanket as the "seasons" of our life story changes.

    We are so honored to be surrounded by love, kindness and deep thought here on these boards, aren't we? Thank you for opening your heart to us, and sharing it with us, your true Kindred Spirits.

    Hugs,
    Chen♥
  • lynn1950
    lynn1950 Member Posts: 2,570
    T, What a beautifully
    T, What a beautifully written post...an edging to this blanket we share. Thank you so much. xoxoxo Lynn
  • Christmas Girl
    Christmas Girl Member Posts: 3,682 Member
    xo xo xo
    Can't add a word... Not even one...

    Kind regards, Susan
  • jk1952
    jk1952 Member Posts: 613

    xo xo xo
    Can't add a word... Not even one...

    Kind regards, Susan

    Great analogy, T. Thanks

    Great analogy, T. Thanks for contributing it.

    Joyce
  • Marcia527
    Marcia527 Member Posts: 2,729
    Everyone has said it all
    Everyone has said it all already. ((Hugs))
  • chickad52
    chickad52 Member Posts: 497
    T
    What a beautiful blanket we all share! Thanks for the post. Hugs, Diane
  • Akiss4me
    Akiss4me Member Posts: 2,188
    Awww...
    I feel so warm and cozy all over! Thanks Taleena....
    Pammy
  • Jeanne D
    Jeanne D Member Posts: 1,867
    Akiss4me said:

    Awww...
    I feel so warm and cozy all over! Thanks Taleena....
    Pammy

    Taleena ♥
    We are all a part of the "Blanket Of Love".

    Love, Jeanne ♥
  • outdoorgirl
    outdoorgirl Member Posts: 1,565
    Thanks T
    that was wonderfully written. I love it!
  • ladybug22
    ladybug22 Member Posts: 646
    hugs to you
    all i can say thank you and hugs to you
  • VickiSam
    VickiSam Member Posts: 9,079 Member
    taleena .. thank you for the wonderful words and
    blanket. I am a lost for words ..
  • Ritzy
    Ritzy Member Posts: 4,381 Member
    VickiSam said:

    taleena .. thank you for the wonderful words and
    blanket. I am a lost for words ..

    Thanks
    I like this blanket!

    Sue :)
  • lolad
    lolad Member Posts: 670
    Ritzy said:

    Thanks
    I like this blanket!

    Sue :)

    taleena
    Your words were very beautiful. I feel so blessed that i am a part of this blanket. I would never have made it this far without it. God led me to the place i needed to be and i am so glad he did. You all have made my life complete being here and allowing me to share and vent and even make stupid comments. I truely would be so lost without you all. Great, now im crying!!! HAHA

    laura
  • Akiss4me
    Akiss4me Member Posts: 2,188
    lolad said:

    taleena
    Your words were very beautiful. I feel so blessed that i am a part of this blanket. I would never have made it this far without it. God led me to the place i needed to be and i am so glad he did. You all have made my life complete being here and allowing me to share and vent and even make stupid comments. I truely would be so lost without you all. Great, now im crying!!! HAHA

    laura

    Awww...
    There is no way you can make "stupider" comments then me!! I am the QUEEN!! But you know what? I like you Laura because you appear honest and true. That means alot in my books!! You are sincere!! Besides, I can investigate anyone...Haha!! You passed!! Don't ever think you made a "stupid" comment....no such thing!! Just remember....it is your opinion...and that is worth everything!! Pammy
  • phoenixrising
    phoenixrising Member Posts: 1,508
    Wow Taleena, that was
    Wow Taleena, that was beautiful!! Love it! I think I'm going to save it in my "special file", hope you don't mind. Thank you and remember, YOU are part of our blanket as well and we thank you for that :)

    hugs
    jan
  • tasha_111
    tasha_111 Member Posts: 2,072

    Wow Taleena, that was
    Wow Taleena, that was beautiful!! Love it! I think I'm going to save it in my "special file", hope you don't mind. Thank you and remember, YOU are part of our blanket as well and we thank you for that :)

    hugs
    jan

    Wow
    Taleena. Beautifully put! I'll think of you all when I get my special quilt out at night to snuggle up under.

    You are all so special. Hugs Jxxxxxxxxx
  • aurora2009
    aurora2009 Member Posts: 544 Member
    Taleena
    That was absolutly beautiful, and it literally brought tears to my eyes, you put everything that I have been feeling lately into words, as I have been in the shadows alot lately too.

    Thank you for being my blanket also, and thank you everyone here at CSN, as I have felt the warmth here.

    God Blees you all, and as always, you are all in my prayers,

    Aurora ♥
  • Derbygirl
    Derbygirl Member Posts: 198
    You're so right...thanks for
    You're so right...thanks for sharing.
  • prv
    prv Member Posts: 107
    Derbygirl said:

    You're so right...thanks for
    You're so right...thanks for sharing.

    well said!
    Thanks to you and all the contributors to the "threads" of this blanket. prv
  • karaokelorie
    karaokelorie Member Posts: 33
    Very beautifully put!! Thank
    Very beautifully put!! Thank you everone for helping everone *****
    Lorie