How to Join Member's Area Private Library Search Today's Topics p Login
Main Forums Discussion Tech Talk Mature Content Archives
   Nav Win
 Discussion
 Announcements & Links
 Michael Auguste......New Update... 12/25   [ Page: 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14  15  16  17  18  19  20  21  22  23  24  ]
 275 276 277 278 279 280 281 282 283 284 285 286 287 288 289 290 291 292 293 294 295 296 297 298 299
Follow us on Facebook

 Moderated by: Elizabeth   (Admins )

 
User Options
Format for Better Printing EMail to a Friend Not Available
Admin Transferred from The Dungeon Print Send ECard
Passions in Poetry

Michael Auguste......New Update... 12/25/04

  Post New Topic   Go to the Next Oldest/Previous Topic Return to Topic Page Go to the Next Newest Topic 
LeeJ
Member Patricius
since 06-19-2003
Posts 13093
SE PA


275 posted 07-28-2004 10:02 AM       View Profile for LeeJ   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LeeJ

Dearest Mary

In reading these posts I am humbled by the great love you and Michael have been blessed with for each other.

I'm crying tears both of joy and saddnes for you both...and I wish there were more I could do....please...truth be known you are both in my prayers every night, you and your entire family.

I lost a very dear girlfriend, and in the end we were together everyday for at least an hour.  

Her understanding and faith helped all of us...she was an angel...

She told me this sickness was not of God, and no matter what I believe that I had to believe in that.  I didn't then, as "my" emotions took over, thinking only of the pain in her loss.  She asked me to let her go...as it was time...time for her to move to another part of the world...that she'd never leave me, and that she'd always be here with me, as she pointed to my heart.  She Mary was a great purpose and turning point in my life....I understand now and do not fear death...knowing there is a greater plain waiting for us.  It is the fear of letting those go...and the fear of the unknown which makes it so difficult...not to mention, parting with a great friend/relationship....but in my heart, honestly....I know the soul never dies, but somehow becomes much more...something bigger then we know, and death is just a simple way of crossing over.  Death is life...think about it...a brand new life....maybe even becoming a part of everything.  God promises us that when we die, we will have all the answers to everything...me being so curious, that's one of the first things I hope is settled, cuz I do have so many questions.

If there is anything at all I can do, pls contact Martie, as she has my phone number

I love you both, hold onto each other and gain strength in your love and faith and belief in one another, and in that, know, we all love you so very much.  Your in our thoughts and prayers....

God Bless

Lee J.
SEA
Deputy Moderator 10 ToursDeputy Moderator 5 Tours
Moderator
Member Seraphic
since 01-18-2000
Posts 24152
with you


276 posted 07-28-2004 10:11 AM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

Mary,
can Michael get phone calls on your regular phone number? Waiting for the weekend makes it very hard for me to call. During the week is easier, and I really miss him. He is such a dear friend. If you could please let me know I would appreciate it very much! Let him know I think of him daily and keep him in my prayers.

Thank you so much...
~Susan
Justbleu
Member Elite
since 08-31-99
Posts 3430
Oregon, Originally From Alaska


277 posted 07-28-2004 10:47 AM       View Profile for Justbleu   Email Justbleu   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Justbleu's Home Page   View IP for Justbleu

Please let him know we care.

Bridgette
Earth Angel
Member Empyrean
since 08-27-2002
Posts 40647
Realms of Light


278 posted 07-28-2004 02:34 PM       View Profile for Earth Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Earth Angel's Home Page   View IP for Earth Angel

Mary, in some ways, when his time does come, you and Michael may be even closer than you are now. I have found this to be true through experiences of my own. For instance, my sister's son Chad, who disappeared on Lake Ontario 8 years ago with 5 of his friends, has come through countless times to help us all. Afterwards he leaves signs all over the place. We know we will one day be reunited, but in the meantime he is like a guardian angel to us. I literally could write a book about his visits! In fact, I won an internet short story contest writing about just that!

Life does go on after death ~ it just takes on a different form.

Energy cannot be destroyed (and that goes for one's life force as well!) ~ It can be transformed, but never can it be destroyed.

I apologize for digressing, it is just that I loved my nephew like a son. In fact, he called me his "Second Mom". ~ and in some ways, we are even closer now.

I just wanted to share that with you.

Loving, healing hugs to Michael, you, and your son Christopher. God bless you all.
Linda
stilltogether
Member
since 07-28-2004
Posts 58
Georgia, USA


279 posted 07-28-2004 11:01 PM       View Profile for stilltogether   Email stilltogether   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit stilltogether's Home Page   View IP for stilltogether

Hi! Thank you Martie for contacting the big guys.. and getting me back in!  

I have been reading the new posts and tearing up.. I will read them to Michael when he wakes up... and I'll try to answer questions asked. My memory is not great anymore.. being "over 40"   First.. thanks again for your beautiful sentiments.. prayers.. stories.. wishes.. and kind words. We all appreciate them so much.

Second.. you can call him on our regular number. Please email me for the number. He sleeps at strange times though.. usually the best time is after 3 pm any day of the week. I have to warn you.. his voice is barely a whisper.. so it will be hard to hear him, and his short term memory is just not there much anymore.. so he may not remember the conversation.. but he'd LOVE to hear from any of his friends.

We are Christians..and we all know he will go on...it's Chris and I who have the hard part. We will miss him so much.. but we will be alright. He is afraid of the unknown part.. and doesn't WANT to leave us.. he keeps saying.. "I'm too young..too young to die".. As they say.. the good seem to die young. And he is one of the good ones. I wish ALL men had his morality, his poetic soul, his loving heart.. the world would be a much lovelier place.

It is hard to let go after 30 years.. but I know I must.. and so does he. We will be together again someday...

Mary
SEA
Deputy Moderator 10 ToursDeputy Moderator 5 Tours
Moderator
Member Seraphic
since 01-18-2000
Posts 24152
with you


280 posted 07-28-2004 11:26 PM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

Thank you Mary
email sent
DawnG
Deputy Moderator 10 ToursDeputy Moderator 1 Tour
Senior Member
since 06-23-2000
Posts 1715
United States


281 posted 07-29-2004 12:09 AM       View Profile for DawnG   Email DawnG   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for DawnG

Mary,

I haven't replied before now because I haven't felt my contact with Michael to be as important to him as anyone else's. But I'd like you and Chris to know that Michael helped me with something very special to me and I will never forget it. I am not sure if he will remember it or not, but my sister got married a few years ago and I had been asked to write and then read a poem during the ceremony. Michael was one of my Pip friends whom helped me make this poem just perfect and I was very proud to read it at her wedding. I will never forget how much Michael helped me even though I was not a popular person at Pip and helped make my poem into the success that it was. Thank you for sharing Michael with us and my prayers and thoughts are with you all.

                                 Dawn
LeeJ
Member Patricius
since 06-19-2003
Posts 13093
SE PA


282 posted 07-29-2004 01:41 PM       View Profile for LeeJ   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LeeJ

Dear Mary and Michael
Thank you for keeping in touch, as I love reading about you both...please tell Michael he is sore loved and cared for...and thanks a bunch for taking the time to read us all and comment...

Luv
Lee J.
Auguste
Deputy Moderator 5 ToursDeputy Moderator 1 TourDeputy Moderator 1 TourDeputy Moderator 1 TourDeputy Moderator 1 Tour
Member Ascendant
since 02-16-2000
Posts 5326
By the sea


283 posted 07-30-2004 01:01 AM       View Profile for Auguste   Email Auguste   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Auguste's Home Page   View IP for Auguste

It's Mary...I'm sitting with Michael and posting on his account. First of all.. thank you Lee J for the BEAUTIFUL flowers! Michael and I appreciate that so much. He is a gardener and still loves to plant flowers and seeds... on his good days. He says he's going to plant the greenery in this arrangement. That was very sweet of you..

And I am reading some of your posts to him now.. thank you all so much. I want him to know that he is not forgotten..and is loved by all his friends. I think it's beginning to get through.

Thanks again..

Mary & Michael
LeeJ
Member Patricius
since 06-19-2003
Posts 13093
SE PA


284 posted 07-30-2004 06:46 AM       View Profile for LeeJ   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LeeJ

Hi Mary and Good Morning
Just wanted to send a little reminder to you & Michael, saying that we all do love him so and care more then he believes and it's time he consider that, (wink) even if just for a moment.  I believe if we were all there, and certainly wish we could be, we'd invade your home, and you wouldn't get rid of us!  Big smiles and hugs....know that your in my prayers every single night.  I may not go to church, or possess a religion, but I do speak to HIM every night before going to sleep.  Wishing you all well, and have a good weekend.  
Auguste
Deputy Moderator 5 ToursDeputy Moderator 1 TourDeputy Moderator 1 TourDeputy Moderator 1 TourDeputy Moderator 1 Tour
Member Ascendant
since 02-16-2000
Posts 5326
By the sea


285 posted 07-30-2004 10:35 PM       View Profile for Auguste   Email Auguste   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Auguste's Home Page   View IP for Auguste

It's Mary again...with Michael in his room..He is still loving the flowers.. and the card he received today from Trilluim...he says thank you so much..
And the phone call from Susan.

I think he's baffled as to why this has happened to him... this horrible disease...good question... but then.. we won't understand these things here on this Earth.

Thank you all for your continuing support and love.

Mary

The stars will shine when I am gone,
the earth will turn on as before,
the gulls, still race along the shore,
the morning star, still kiss the dawn

Nightshade
Deputy Moderator 5 ToursDeputy Moderator 1 TourDeputy Moderator 1 TourDeputy Moderator 1 Tour
Member Laureate
since 08-31-2001
Posts 14673
just out of reach


286 posted 07-30-2004 10:55 PM       View Profile for Nightshade   Email Nightshade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nightshade's Home Page   View IP for Nightshade

Bless his heart and yours Mary.
Please give Michael a hug from me. Chris/Nightshade
Trillium
Deputy Moderator 10 ToursDeputy Moderator 10 ToursDeputy Moderator 10 ToursDeputy Moderator 1 Tour
Member Patricius
since 03-09-2001
Posts 12129
Idaho, USA


287 posted 07-31-2004 12:41 AM       View Profile for Trillium   Email Trillium   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Trillium

Dear Mary and Michael:

It is good to see posts from you and know that you and Michael are sharing them. I mailed him another card today, but like to stop in here and see if there is news. My prayers are continuing daily and what you are going through, brings back memories to me of family members I have lost to this same disease.  Such a hard road! You are both coping so well with it.

Love
Betty Lou (Trillium)

Betty Lou Hebert

SEA
Deputy Moderator 10 ToursDeputy Moderator 5 Tours
Moderator
Member Seraphic
since 01-18-2000
Posts 24152
with you


288 posted 07-31-2004 01:33 AM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

Michael and Mary,
I so enjoyed talking with Michael today. It has been too long.It did my heart good to hear your voice today. I miss you so much Michael....be watching your mail....
Auguste
Deputy Moderator 5 ToursDeputy Moderator 1 TourDeputy Moderator 1 TourDeputy Moderator 1 TourDeputy Moderator 1 Tour
Member Ascendant
since 02-16-2000
Posts 5326
By the sea


289 posted 07-31-2004 11:54 AM       View Profile for Auguste   Email Auguste   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Auguste's Home Page   View IP for Auguste

Susan,

He enjoyed the talk also.. but he didn't realize (or had forgotten) that you knew he was dying..   Poor man... treasure your memories folks..

Mary

The stars will shine when I am gone,
the earth will turn on as before,
the gulls, still race along the shore,
the morning star, still kiss the dawn

Mysteria
Deputy Moderator 10 ToursDeputy Moderator 10 ToursDeputy Moderator 10 ToursDeputy Moderator 10 ToursDeputy Moderator 1 TourDeputy Moderator 1 TourDeputy Moderator 1 Tour
Member Laureate
since 03-07-2001
Posts 19652
British Columbia, Canada


290 posted 07-31-2004 01:31 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Mary, maybe having a bad memory about now is not all that bad really? What is so important is this particular day and the hours in it.  I wondered is he doing any pastal work at all on pads while in bed?  I of course send you all the strength you all need to get you through this, and may love remain the glue that keeps you all so close.
Kindly watch for a wee parcel at work.
LeeJ
Member Patricius
since 06-19-2003
Posts 13093
SE PA


291 posted 07-31-2004 02:50 PM       View Profile for LeeJ   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LeeJ

Hi Mary, I'm in today for a bit and simply wanted to stop by and say hello to Michael and you.

Hope your having a good day today, please say hello to Michael...remember if you would be so kind,I really didn't know Michael that well, so it's ok that he doesn't remember me, I'm simply a lady from PIP that wishes he and his family good will.  

Love to you

Hugs
Lee J.
Martie
Moderator
Member Empyrean
since 09-21-1999
Posts 28608
California


292 posted 07-31-2004 06:09 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Mary

Hugs to you both...

Mary if you could email me at a time when Michael can talk on the phone I would appreciate it.  It has been too long since I talked to him.  I worked today, but I'm home now and will be for the rest of the evening if there would be a good time.  Thanks!

Much love, Michael!
LoveBug
Deputy Moderator 5 Tours
Moderator
Member Ascendant
since 01-08-2000
Posts 5015


293 posted 07-31-2004 07:26 PM       View Profile for LoveBug   Email LoveBug   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LoveBug

Michael, Mary, and Chris.. May the Lord look after you, and give you all strength. Mary, you seem to be very strong and faithful to the Lord. Michael is lucky to have you, and I'm sure everyone around you is inspired by your strength and faith. Blessings to you all.

Oh, make me Thine forever
And should I fainting be
Lord, let me never ever
Outlive my love for Thee

stilltogether
Member
since 07-28-2004
Posts 58
Georgia, USA


294 posted 08-01-2004 01:02 PM       View Profile for stilltogether   Email stilltogether   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit stilltogether's Home Page   View IP for stilltogether

He is asleep right now.. thankfully. He sleeps at odd hours...

Mysteria: Yes.. I think the memory problems are probably a blessing now to some extent.. but it's also frustrating to him and to us. But we deal with it the best we can.. I will be watching work mail eagerly!

Lee-J: He will ask "Who sent me the flowers?" again and again.. and I always say.. a new friend of yours from PIP.. and tell him your name.. he smiles.

Lovebug: I'm sure I could be more faithful..but I'm trying.. it's very hard to understand these things... I am just trying to encourage him to not fear death.. of course that's easy to say from where I sit..

Martie: Thank you for all your help and caring..

Oh.. and he sketches VERY occasionally.. but not much. His hands shake badly alot of the time.

Thank you all for your love and prayers..

Mary
Dark Stranger
Member Patricius
since 03-19-2001
Posts 13647
West Coast


295 posted 08-02-2004 03:54 PM       View Profile for Dark Stranger   Email Dark Stranger   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Stranger

Selah Brother,
a time to mediate
a time to hear God's whisper

we are an ocean
and we lift you up
with our wake of prayers

sincere  D
Sunshine
Administrator
Member Caelestus
since 06-25-99
Posts 67715
Listening to every heart


296 posted 08-02-2004 04:17 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Mary, please let Michael know I'm there, mentally...just a number of small familial emergencies on my end that have taken up my time...

but yes, I won't ever forget his kindnesses, or his remarkable talents...

tell him thank you one more time, from Sun.
Enchantress
Member Empyrean
since 08-14-2001
Posts 37801
Somewhere in time~


297 posted 08-02-2004 06:46 PM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

Mary, please tell Michael I said hello and that I have not given up on him.  I still hold him close in my heart and prayers.  
He is such a giving and talented individual.  I pray God will give both you and Christopher, as well as Michael strength.

Please tell him I miss him and send him love and hugs.

Nancy

~ I've loved you forever, in lifetimes before ~

WhtDove
Member Rara Avis
since 07-22-99
Posts 9561
Illinois


298 posted 08-02-2004 07:59 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Being diagnosed with cancer myself recently I can understand what hell you must being going through.

It really does suck to say the least. I'm very sorry for what you're all going through, especially the suffering of Michael.

I know it's not easy to deal with all this.
I think you're all doing the right thing, and you shall be in my prayers. God guide and direct you, heal and touch you. Just remember, this is NOT God's fault, but HE will direct thy paths and bring understanding and peace to you and your family.

You are in my deepest prayers and thoughts.
Hang in there and know God knows better than anyone what you're going through. He will never leave you nor forsake you.

Hugs to you all. God's blessings.  
Gentle Spirit
Member Laureate
since 10-09-2000
Posts 14329


299 posted 08-04-2004 02:27 PM       View Profile for Gentle Spirit   Email Gentle Spirit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Gentle Spirit

Michael, still holding you close in thoughts and prayers dear friend....
Martie will be notified of replies
  Post New Topic   Go to the Next Oldest/Previous Topic Return to Topic Page Go to the Next Newest Topic 
All times are ET (US) Top
  User Options
>> Discussion >> Announcements & Links >> Michael Auguste......New Update... 12/25   [ Page: 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14  15  16  17  18  19  20  21  22  23  24  ] Format for Better Printing EMail to a Friend Not Available
Print Send ECard

 

pipTalk Home Page | Main Poetry Forums

How to Join | Member's Area / Help | Private Library | Search | Contact Us | Today's Topics | Login
Discussion | Tech Talk | Archives | Sanctuary



© Passions in Poetry and netpoets.com 1998-2013
All Poetry and Prose is copyrighted by the individual authors