Saturday, February 10, 2007

Teabag Wisdom

I love Good Earth teas. It's good tea but what I like best is that each teabag tag has a quotation on it. Today's teabag had a quote that seemed especially appropriate:

The influence of each human being on others in this life is a kind of immortality.

John Quincy Adams (1767-1848)


The reason? A dear friend is losing his battle with cancer. He has asked his hospice nurse to hold off increasing his pain meds until Monday so that we (his group of friends from work) can come visit him at his home today, because once his morphine is increased he will be less alert and sleeping too much to have many visitors.

I am anticipating a long, quiet car ride back home today as we all contemplate the impending loss of this wonderful, creative, thoughtful, funny man who is leaving us much, much too soon.

9 comments:

kerry said...

Oh Denise, I'm so sorry. What a blessing that you get the opportunity, though.

Cathy said...

I agree with Kerry - because you simply don't know what the next day brings.

e's knitting and spinning blog said...

I'm sorry Denise.

Sheila E said...

My heart goes out to you!! I hope that the day went well and you got to spend quality time with him!
He knows you love him and we never loose that knowledge!
Sending peaceful thoughts your way.
Sheila E

June said...

So sorry to hear this, Denise! There are no words that will do justice to the heart at this time. We are all sending virtual huggs and prayers to you and your friend.

marti said...

i can only echo what has been said. i am so sorry that this battle has to be fought, but greatful that his pain and suffering is coming to an end.

Rebecca said...

It is so difficult to lose a friend. Warm hugs to you.

Joanne said...

What a good chance to tell someone how much you appreciate them...before it's too late. I'm sorry to hear about your friend's suffering, but hopefully that part will be over when he is ready and he's seen you.

Angela said...

Oh Denise,

I send you a virtual hug and to your friend as much white light and good wishes as he might wish for.