Words that flow...

Words and images - powerful elements of our everyday life. Most of the time we take them for granted, but sometimes something happens to make you aware of how important they are... and how thankful you are to have the opportunity to use or appreciate them. Here lies some of my words and pictures (which are untouched apart from cropping, unless I've said otherwise) - Please add your words to mine, and leave a comment. Thanks for visiting!

18 June 2007

Taking time out... (Sticky)

Hi friends and folks and friendly folks.

I'm dealing with a lot of stuff just now, and haven't the energy to blog as well.

Today, I heard from my friend Julia's mum and husband [I haven't been able to see her this last week due to that bug I had :-( ] and both say the same thing... 'they' are unable to give Julia any more treatments - her body is unable to take the pulverising (especially the kidneys).



If you are of a praying nature, please pray for her now.



If you are a spiritualist, and believe in the powers of the universe, please call on them now.



She needs any help she can get, to see her through this horrible illness.




This is Julia on the right:



I'll be around sometimes, here and there... wave if you see me...

Thank you my friends

*Update - 22nd June*

Sadly, Julia died this morning in the hospice. Her husband, sisters, parents, uncle and aunt, and myself were there. She had no pain.

Julia considered Midsummer's Day as a magical day, and it was like she held on until midnight at the end of it before letting go... she did it with style and grace, and she did it in her own way and in her own time - she was the very best!

Thanks everyone for all your reiki and postitive healing and thoughts. It may have been this that helped her to go so peacefully - it certainly didn't do any harm.

Thank you everyone who's left messages and hugs - I haven't answered them individually, but I'd like you to know that I think you're wonderful! I am coming and reading them occasionally, but am getting too emotional to stay long. I still appreciate them though, so thanks again!

(Still need time out...will return when ready)

© Annelisa Christensen 1:13 am

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At June 15, 2007 1:43 am, Blogger krystyna said...

Hi Annelisa!
I will be pray and sand healing energy to her.
"The prayer offered by those who have faith will make you well. The Lord will heal you."- James 5:15.
"Call out to me when trouble comes. I will save you. And you will honor me". - Psalm 50:15

 
At June 15, 2007 1:56 am, Blogger twilite said...

Hi Annelisa! Peace, grace and mercy. Sorry your best friend is suffering so badly these days. No words can convey the heaviness all around. Please take care of yourself...C U soon.

 
At June 15, 2007 2:40 am, Blogger GEWELS said...

ALl of my good thoughts and positive energy are being sent to you and Julia.
May the strength of those around her carry her through this rough time.

 
At June 15, 2007 9:03 am, Blogger Akelamalu said...

Julia is in my thoughts and prayers, as are you Annelisa. I'm sending Reiki healing light to both of you to get you through this. Take it, breathe it. I'll be thinking of you both, be sure.

 
At June 15, 2007 9:35 am, Blogger Queenie said...

Annelisa, you and Julia are in my thoughts and prayers. Take care and know how much you are loved.

 
At June 15, 2007 5:12 pm, Blogger Danielle said...

I am so sorry to hear of your friend's health. It seems trivial now but I took the liberty of tagging you with a meme. Consider it as useless as it is during this difficult time.
I do wish ease to both of you.

 
At June 15, 2007 5:24 pm, Blogger TopChamp said...

Take your time - don't worry about us. We'll be back.

I'll be sending lots of positive vibes her way - & to you too x

 
At June 15, 2007 9:46 pm, Blogger steve said...

Awwww, ya'll look just Smashing- she looks as good as you do in that hair. And you still look pretty in Blue!

Yeah, any friend of yours is a friend of mine and I don't know what to say, i never even pray But I'll send some Angels to join ya'll....they are a comforting invention and styled after the two of you guys....hair and all?

 
At June 16, 2007 6:06 am, Blogger that frolicsome kid said...

Oh dear... I honestly don't know what had happened as I was away from the blogosphere for quite some time. I'm so sorry to hear that Julia isn't in a good state, and I wish and pray for her to have perpetually good health.

The same goes to you too, annelisa. I didn't know you have fallen sick as well. I really hope you will get well soon! =( It really sucks to get sick and be stuck in the doldrums, not knowing what to do but rest and recover. =(

Hope you and Julia will get well soon!

 
At June 16, 2007 10:35 am, Blogger mystic rose said...

praying.

 
At June 16, 2007 11:52 am, Blogger Annelisa said...

Thanks everyone for your kind words. I saw Julia in the hospice yesterday, and she's very weak, but she still managed to smile at some of the silly birthday pressies I got her. I told her that she wasn't alone, and people were sending her best wishes, kind thoughts and prayers. I think that made her feel a bit better.

 
At June 16, 2007 2:24 pm, Blogger GEWELS said...

So glad to know that our thoughts and well-wishes made her feel better.
She will continue to be in our thoughts.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by (reposted those darn photos of Gay Paree- dern blogger)
Hope you're doing better, as well- there IS a ray of sunshine out there.

 
At June 16, 2007 3:06 pm, Blogger Akelamalu said...

Much love and Reiki light to you both. x

 
At June 17, 2007 3:42 am, Blogger dana barnett said...

To:Lovly Julia...May the lord god touch her and hold her in his loving arms...may she feel warmth and amazing Love and all of his pure graces...and to you Annelisa may you be strong and may he put his healing and warmth apound you also...Make her comfortable and keep her spirits high like only true friends can...PEACE,LOVE,AND EMPATHY BE WITH THE BOTH OF YOU ALWAYS...DANA...

 
At June 17, 2007 10:16 am, Blogger QUASAR9 said...

Hi Annelisa,
Julia is real cute.
I have no prayers
I have no power over the Universe
Things are where they are
Things are as they are

All I have is NO Fear, of the unknown or the great beyond.
Mind you pain & physical miscomfort suck, wish I were closer and could make all Julia´s probs fade away ...

Mind you I´m trying to shake the hangover from last night too

 
At June 17, 2007 4:07 pm, Blogger Pauline said...

This is a difficult journey for you and your close friend. I pray you will both find comfort and strength in letting go. this is the most difficult thing we do in life but I have faith in the afterlife. Trust, your friend will always be with you forever.Hugs...

 
At June 17, 2007 4:08 pm, Blogger Mimi Lenox said...

Sending lots of love and healing thoughts to you, my friend across the pond, and your dear friend, Julia.

 
At June 18, 2007 2:07 am, Blogger Sanni said...

Keeping Julia in my thougts and prayers and sending lots of energy and love to you both...

 
At June 18, 2007 2:26 am, Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Funny, I was thinking of Julia on Fri. night before I knew of this recent news. We had a Relay For Life in my town that my husband ran in and at dusk everyone lit candles inside bags for the people they were remembering or who were still fighting. The line of about 500 of these lantern type lights was amazing. We walked around and read the names on the bags and knew quite a few.

I know your friend Julia will reach everlasting peace soon and will be smilimg down at you!

 
At June 18, 2007 6:46 am, Blogger Annelisa said...

Hello again

Thanks for all your kind messages, both here and emailed.

I went to see Julia yesterday, and was worried to see her bed empty. Her dad, who was there sitting at the end of the bed, said she was just in the bathroom (phew!) and that she wanted to have a walk outside in the sunshine.

Luckily, the room Julia has is directly onto a beautiful, flower-filled patio, so (with a little support) we walked all round the garden. I was amazed by her determination...even to go down this steep slope to a little secluded garden area!

Even though not a big garden, she was knackered and had to go straight to sleep when we got back to her room, but it was so worth it to see her outside again!

Looks like she's still got plenty of 'get up and go' yet!! :-)

 
At June 18, 2007 9:13 am, Blogger Akelamalu said...

That's wonderful news! I am still sending Reiki to Julia and to you too,you're both in my thoughts. x

 
At June 18, 2007 3:26 pm, Blogger TopChamp said...

Bloody hell - I'd have panicked!! I'll keep my fingers crossed for as many more happy moments like this as possible for Julia.

You're doing good - brave lady x

 
At June 18, 2007 6:17 pm, Blogger krystyna said...

Hi Annelisa!
Thanks, Julia is surrounded with lovely friend as you are.
Blessings to you and Julia!
Take care!

 
At June 18, 2007 6:19 pm, Blogger krystyna said...

I still ask God and live in hope.

 
At June 19, 2007 9:25 am, Blogger Akelamalu said...

How things today honey? Thinking of you and Julia. x

 
At June 19, 2007 11:32 am, Blogger Annelisa said...

Hi all

Thanks again for all your support and good wishes... I'm still appreciating them!

Didn't manage to see Julia yesterday but, according to one of her younger sisters, she was taking walks with lots of her visitors yesterday!! Nice one!

She was also playing the little music box I gave her, and on Sunday managed to attend a service upstairs with her sister and dad, which sister said was very moving. They all sang 'All things Bright and Beautiful' at the top of their lungs :-D She would have liked that choice of hymn.

The only real spoke in the works yesterday was that the woman, who was coming to talk about the alternative-style funeral (wicker coffin woven with flowers etc) and whom she'd Julia'd been looking forward to seeing all weekend, had her ceiling collapse into her living room. Hopefully she won't leave it too long to re-arrange, as it was very important to Julia she has her parting ceremony as she wants it.

There's a chance she might come out of the hospice at the end of the week. Keeping fingers crossed!

 
At June 19, 2007 1:18 pm, Blogger Farris Thorne said...

Hang in there, old friend! ft

 
At June 19, 2007 3:23 pm, Blogger Stephanie said...

Annelisa; I just came across your picture of the rose growing up through the clapboards. Are you familiary with the poem "The Rose Beyond the Wall" by A.L. Frink? It is one of my favorites. Google the title and it will pop right up.

 
At June 19, 2007 6:27 pm, Blogger Katie McKenna said...

Wishing you and Julia the best always! Lots of positive energy flowing your way!

 
At June 19, 2007 7:03 pm, Blogger dana barnett said...

Dear Annelisa,May all of Gods wonders and graces inlighten you both,and shine down on you,...and may Julia have what she dreams for her parting,...God bless you Julia,...and may God keep you strong Annlisa,...She shall always be your best friend forever and always,...until you meet again...Peace,Love and Calming Grace be with you both!!!Love and Truly Dana,

 
At June 19, 2007 8:39 pm, Blogger Mimi Lenox said...

Love and prayers sent daily to you and Julia. I think of you often.

 
At June 19, 2007 11:08 pm, Blogger Pauline said...

Sending you strength, embraces, soft words of comfort and understanding.....

 
At June 19, 2007 11:28 pm, Blogger Sanni said...

Returning to send some more energy - keeping Julia in my thoughts and prayers every day. Frank does, too.

Hugs to you both!

 
At June 20, 2007 2:36 am, Blogger krystyna said...

Hugs to you both from me too.

 
At June 20, 2007 9:41 am, Blogger Akelamalu said...

Reiki healing rays still winging their way to Julia, please take some for yourself Annelisa. You're both in my thoughts daily.x

 
At June 20, 2007 2:49 pm, Blogger TopChamp said...

Just popped in to let you know I'm thinking of you both.

 
At June 20, 2007 6:26 pm, Anonymous Brian said...

Thinking and praying for you both.

 
At June 20, 2007 7:20 pm, Blogger steve said...

yOU KNOW, WE HAD A VERY BEAUTIFUL SUNSET HERE LAST NIGHT AND i THOUGHT i SAW A COUPLA CLOUDS WITH gREEN AND BLUE (excuse me) hair and dazzling smiles seeming to hold each other as they floated by...so i waved...silly me...and then I had to cry a little...

But the sound of a Wicker Coffin is very cool...woven with flowers...I would want a little green glitter woven into mine as well.

 
At June 20, 2007 7:39 pm, Blogger Queenie said...

Every time I have tried to leave a comment here, the photo of you and Julia enlarged on the screen, is it the computer or a comment from you (CLEVER GIRL THAT YOU ARE).
Today I can leave a comment, its the same just want you to know I am thinking about you both, sending whatever I may have to you both. Take care and I hope Julia has a nice walk today, we have had a bit of sunshine hope you have too...

 
At June 21, 2007 10:30 am, Blogger Akelamalu said...

Hi honey, hope things are not too traumatic for you. Thinking of you and sending as much Reiki as I can muster to Julia. x

 
At June 21, 2007 12:29 pm, Anonymous Pipster said...

Hi Anne - we miss you round here. I've got my fingers crossed for Julia (which is making white-board pen had to use!) Hope to see you both smiling again soon.

 
At June 21, 2007 2:16 pm, Anonymous krystyna said...

Have blessing day, Annelisa!
P.S
My comp. stoped working, so I'm not sure when I'll visit you.
Take care!

 
At June 21, 2007 3:20 pm, Blogger Pauline said...

Thinking of you today.

 
At June 21, 2007 6:02 pm, Anonymous Rodrigo said...

Oi, achei teu blog pelo google tá bem interessante gostei desse post. Quando der dá uma passada pelo meu blog, é sobre camisetas personalizadas, mostra passo a passo como criar uma camiseta personalizada bem maneira. Até mais.

 
At June 21, 2007 7:31 pm, Blogger Gledwood said...

The photos are lovely hope you're OK in yourself tho

g
xx

 
At June 21, 2007 7:32 pm, Blogger Gledwood said...

ps I just went to Dan's blog and said hi to someone bc their little comment-portrait appealed to me(I won't say who it was bc you'll only go there and laugh!) ... but then afterwards I realized I'd almost definitely been by b4... o man i done it again again again ....

aaargh~~kk~k~kh!

 
At June 21, 2007 7:45 pm, Blogger Mimi Lenox said...

Thinking of you and praying for healing.

 
At June 22, 2007 5:03 am, Blogger that frolicsome kid said...

I'm glad to here that she's recovering well and is on her way out of the hospital! =D I still wish her lots of strength and health to go through this tough stages. And how are things going on there with you, annelisa?

 
At June 22, 2007 8:30 am, Blogger Akelamalu said...

Hello sweetie, just a quick note to say I'm thinking of you and Julia and still sending Reiki, strength and prayers. xx

 
At June 22, 2007 8:33 am, Blogger Annelisa said...

Update

Sadly, Julia died this morning in the hospice. Her husband, sisters, parents, uncle and aunt, and myself were there. She had no pain.

Julia considered Midsummer's Day as a magical day, and it was like she held on until midnight at the end of it before letting go... she did it with style and grace, and she did it in her own way and in her own time - she was the very best!

Thanks everyone for all your reiki and postitive healing and thoughts. It may have been this that helped her to go so peacefully - it certainly didn't do any harm.

Still need time out...will return when ready

All the best to you all...

 
At June 22, 2007 12:32 pm, Blogger krystyna said...

Hi Annelisa!
Very sad situation for her family.
God help and bless them.
She is in peaceful world now.
I'm so sorry and I understand this pain.
Thanks God she had no pain.
Take care, Annelisa!

 
At June 22, 2007 1:56 pm, Blogger Pauline said...

Often our words seem empty and useless so this post sends a big hug from within. Take care [ ]

 
At June 22, 2007 2:59 pm, Blogger Finnegan & Buddy said...

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At June 22, 2007 3:07 pm, Blogger Finnegan & Buddy said...

Ohhhh, Miss Annelisa, we're so furry sorry that Miss Julia has gone ahead. It was so good that beans who loved her and she loved were with her. And now she has no pain, you have taken it into yore hearts for her.

We are sending lots of purrs and good thots to you and efurryone who loved Julia. We hope you will remembrr the good times and love you shared. Know that she is watching over you all and her spirit will allways be with you.

Lots of love from Finny & Buddy

 
At June 22, 2007 3:07 pm, Blogger Finnegan & Buddy said...

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At June 22, 2007 5:18 pm, Blogger Akelamalu said...

Oh honey I'm so sorry for the loss of your friend. I'm glad her passing was peaceful, and she was surrounded by people who love her. Take as much time as you need. Remember your lovely Julia will always be with you whenever you think of her, so think of her often, speak to her she will hear you. I am still sending Reiki for Julia's adjustment to the spirit world, to her family and to you sweetie - be at peace. xx

 
At June 22, 2007 5:21 pm, Blogger Mimi Lenox said...

Annelisa - I am so very sorry and my heart goes out to you and Julia's family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Love,
Mimi

 
At June 22, 2007 7:43 pm, Blogger Dave said...

Very sorry.

 
At June 22, 2007 7:50 pm, Blogger TopChamp said...

I'm sorry that Julia has gone but glad that she went peacefully surrounded by family. You've been such a good friend through this... and it must have been very difficult to see her weaken. Come back when you're ready x

 
At June 23, 2007 12:35 am, Blogger dana barnett said...

Dear Annelisa,God bless Juila,...She is in the place were there are no more tear's nore mortal pain,...She is at one with our dear heavenly father,...She is happy,...and can see all of you...It is so good that she had you all around and holding her...She held on gracfully,and she is so blessed to have gone peacefully into the lords arm's...It is sad for us to have to let go of the one's that we love so daer...But this has to happen,and we must morn,But every now and then when we think of them they will let us know that they are still within us forever until we shall meet them again in a beautyful place,and then when it is our time we shall share in the glory that is heaven...We can not begin to understand nore humanly conceive this gracous state of being until we pass on to it our self...If ever you may feel her close,talk to her with you true spirit and she will here you,I have done this several times with my mom-mom and pop-pop who were and still are very close and dearest to me,...they have even sent me sighs,so I know that they can still feel us and they still can hear our pain,happiness,laughter,and all that we feel...God bless and hold you and her family in his loving arm's in this time of morning and at all time's...You all are beautiful human beings...All my Love and Empathy...Dana

 
At June 23, 2007 3:05 am, Blogger Pod said...

julia has received a big warm pod hug
bless
x

 
At June 23, 2007 3:46 am, Blogger that frolicsome kid said...

Oh God, Annelisa, I am so sorry to hear that Julia passed away. It must be really hard on her family and you yourself, seeing that you two were best friends for a long time.

Despite all this, it's nice to hear that she left the Earth peacefully towards the heavenly gates. But, kudos to you and to her family for giving her the support and strength to go through the tough times.

This doesn't mean she's gone forever. She's still there in your memories...

Bless Julia, and you too, annelisa, for being such a wonderful friend to her. =)

In the meantime, please take care of yourself. Take you time... We'll patiently wait for your return. *hugs*

 
At June 23, 2007 6:51 am, Blogger Palm Springs Savant said...

Annelisa- I want to send my thoughts and prayers for Julia. To you and her family, may you find comfort in her ever-lingering memory. Her spirit is with you... When you are up to it, buy a white daisy and remove each petal carefully. Place the petals in the palm of your hand, close your eyes and blow all the petals off your hand. Be sure to think of Julia as you do this. Peace and love to you.

 
At June 23, 2007 8:51 am, Blogger Akelamalu said...

Just stopped by to give you a HUG. x

 
At June 23, 2007 12:34 pm, Blogger Queenie said...

Annelisa,My thoughts are with you and Julia's family.I'm so glad that all the people who loved her, and she loved,were by her side.
Take care,

 
At June 23, 2007 1:22 pm, Blogger mystic rose said...

Annelisa,
hope youare doing well.. and it is good tot ake a complete break for however long you want. hope your friend is hanging im there.

 
At June 23, 2007 2:07 pm, Anonymous Mimi Lenox said...

Leaving a hug.

 
At June 23, 2007 8:19 pm, Blogger soubriquet said...

Oh Annelisa!
So sad
My thoughts are with you.
She went on midsummers day, you'll see her in the rising of every sun, in the gold around the clouds.
And even on a cloudy day, there's sunshine up above the grey.

 
At June 23, 2007 8:36 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Im sorry that I did not get back to you sooner..we had really bad weather in Oman..so its been out of blogging ..just trying to restart...

Im praying for your friend Julia..Hope where she is a better place and she is smilin gon us from above ...

Stay storng at this time..cause loosing a firend is not easy

Luv
Nasra

 
At June 23, 2007 10:08 pm, Blogger Dan said...

I'm so so sorry. :(

Hugs and love.

 
At June 24, 2007 1:32 am, Anonymous Robbie Burns said...

Hello - I linked to your blog from mimiwrites and just wanted to wish you strength and happiness at this difficult time.

 
At June 24, 2007 10:29 am, Blogger Akelamalu said...

Morning sweetie, just called in to give you a hug and a bit of strength. xx

 
At June 24, 2007 4:12 pm, Blogger lettuce said...

i'm so sad for you and Julia and all her family and friends. what sadness.


thinking of you.

xxxxx

 
At June 24, 2007 7:33 pm, Blogger Queenie said...

(((((((((HUGS)))))))))))))
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

 
At June 24, 2007 9:28 pm, Blogger Mother of Invention said...

It's alright to cry...thinking of how lucky you both were to have such a special friendship. You gals were the best! She's in comfort now and will welcome you many years from now I'm sure.

Strong hugs! Peaceful songs!

 
At June 25, 2007 4:28 am, Blogger steve said...

I feel for ya, Annelisa, and kept you and Julia in my thoughts this last week.

 
At June 25, 2007 5:19 am, Anonymous catpaws said...

can kitties howl at the moon ? so so so sorry lovely friend ........ cat paws reaching across oceans ........

xxxx

 
At June 25, 2007 8:13 am, Blogger Turnbaby said...

I am leaving a big hug. My thoughts are with you. I know it had to be incredibly hard to have her go but she knew she was greatly loved. What more can anyone ask of this crazy life?

 
At June 25, 2007 9:35 am, Blogger Akelamalu said...

Hello honey, it's me. Just here to give you a ((hug)).x

 
At June 25, 2007 1:54 pm, Blogger krystyna said...

Hi Annelisa! Big hug from me too.

 
At June 25, 2007 10:19 pm, Blogger Sanni said...

So sorry, my dear friend!

xoXOxo

 
At June 25, 2007 11:19 pm, Blogger polliwog said...

Annelisa, we don't know each other but I came here from Mimi's blog because I wanted to offer a hug and some love. Much love was shown to me during the last weeks from people I do not know because I lost some close friends in a plane crash. I was surprised at how comforting it was ... so I come and offer you all the love, and comfort I have been given and I pray it lifts you out of your pain and sorrow. I am so sorry such a beautiful young woman was taken from us so soon.

Polli

 
At June 26, 2007 10:33 pm, Blogger GEWELS said...

Julia was so very lucky to ahve had you by her side through all of this. That is what helped her through so gracefully.

Hoping your healing begins quickly and the memories of your dear friend guide you to brighter days.

 
At August 27, 2007 10:53 pm, Anonymous Mike from Worcester said...

Outstanding pictures - I hope you don't mind but I've downloaded a few for wallpaper.

Many thanks for a restful experience.

 

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