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Love Lessons; Exquisite Vulnerability — 12 Comments

  1. My sweet sister in law Melody,
    This story was incredible. It touched my heart and soul!! ❤️
    I can picture that deer but most of all I feel your beautiful sister Cindys life lessons.
    I love you with all my heart and even though I did not meet Cindy and I love her too!
    You are a wonderful loving woman who has the biggest heart in the world and loved by all the people who are honored to know you.
    You have nothing to fear about!
    Your successful in all that you do and you are a very intelligent caring woman and a loving wife, mother and a wonderful daughter,a great friend to all that you meet and most of all a beautiful sister and sister in law and just a caring soul!
    Cindy is with you all the time and so proud of you and all your accomplishments!!
    She knows how much love you gave her and taught everyone how to love!!
    I will always love you even though we don’t speak or see each other much and know how much you love me as well as all the love and positive energy you give to all you meet!
    I am very proud of you for all that you give.
    It was Cindys story that taught us how to love and touched our hearts!
    With lots of love, Robin

  2. Yes I do feel its a duty as its expressed in the 2 commandments that Jesus offered to us. More that that, I feel compassion is a greater motivator transforming and extending our self interest to enlighted self interest–a self that includes all.

    As I read your love story, compassion flooded me. Both yours and mine. Compassion for the deer, for you, helpless as you witnessed the situation of the deer as well as your sister, Cindy Love,for me, for the world. It moves me into a deeper place of wholeness as it holds both the terror and the beauty. out of that moment a peace opens, a stillness. There is a razons edge here somewhere as well. Sitting on that edge requires me to almost lock on to that place of awareness. If I let go i’ll fall into a narrative and loose the stillness. I trust that stillness. Something wonderful will move out it, just as it did for you—your story of love.

    Thank you

    • Ahhhhh, Beautiful Maureen.The shared awareness of intense vulnerability, almost powerlessness and peace/stillness. I know you know that in your depths and if I go into the narrative of you, you lose the power of your presence.
      Beautiful Maureen and so inspiring. Thank you for sharing this.

  3. Melody, I really enjoyed reading this and smile when I think of what a caring, mindful and loving neighbor we have in you! Your thoughts remind me in part of Brene Brown’s message of strength in vulnerability…credit belongs to those who are in the ring, those who allow themselves to be seen and who will not allow their fear of failure/vulnerability to hold them back. With vulnerability comes great courage and it sounds like your sister embodied that!

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