I was thinking alot yesterday. Thinking alot about my journal friends. Particulary my lovely friends who are sad at the moment.
I remembered a moment soon after the awful 9/11 in New York when Bette Midler sang to the grieving people of New York. It was so so emotional. I remember thinking how brave those people were and how the hell do you cope! It proves that with someone beside you to lift you up and someone to be the wind beneath your wings you can move on and you can get there. I share this footage with you today. I think it is so fantastic how New York pulled together and got through, or still getting through, this awful time. I admire them immensely. What courageous and wonderful people they are. They were all the wind beneath each others wings to help them through such a tragic time.
Just recently my Aunty Maureen died and at her funeral 'Wind beneath my wings' was played. It is such a strong powerful song - I cried buckets - its hard to explain but it felt like it was my aunty singing it and telling us she would be the wind beneath our wings and help us through.
Yesterday my Aunty June sent me a graduation card - congratulating me on my graduation - but she also sent a card to John - which I felt was so so thoughtful of her. It thanked him for helping me through my degree and that his help and support had not gone unnoticed - she said in her card that he was the 'wind beneath my wings'. He was and he is. I was so touched that my Aunty had recognised John's part in my degree.
I think by now you will all have got my message in today's entry. I hope so, especially those who need a little help at the moment.
Love Laine xxxxx
P.S. Thank you Brainwhispers for my lovely flower - I was touched! Laine x