Solidarity

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***For all of those who are grieving the loss of a loved one.

Today, I learned that my friend Paula’s mother passed away a couple of days ago.

If you haven’t already please take a moment to click on this link to show your support for her at this difficult time. After you click on the link, look for a post entitled “Grief.” In that post, Paula shared about her mother’s love of music. She also shared a video of one of her mother’s favorite songs.

Naturally, after reading the post, I offered my condolences and shared that my mother, who is deceased, was also a huge music fan.  I told her that I can vividly remember Mama playing records and singing when I was just a toddler.

At first, Mama sang to me.

Then I found my own voice and began singing back to her.

One of the first songs that we sang together was “Someday We’ll Be Together” by Diana Ross and the Supremes.

I haven’t played that song since she passed away because I knew it would be way too painful if I ever did.

But tonight, in order to show solidarity for my friend in her loss, I will listen to it for the first time since Mama died.

So, for all of you who are missing someone who has made their transition.  Please find solace in knowing that we will all be together again–someday.

 

For Paula and all of those who are grieving.

Always,

Lady G

😘💋

22 thoughts on “Solidarity

  1. A sweet, touching post, and comments. I know the day will come when my mother “shuffles off that mortal coil,” as it were, and I’ll be left with some kind of musical memory. Lots of them, in fact, as she was the one who first turned me on to this love of music that I have. It all started with a box of 45s she had. In fact, right now I have a CD that she requested that I make for her, but haven’t gotten to give it to her yet .

    As for that song, I’m glad you were able to get through it. It just so happens to be one of my favorites by Diana & The Supremes. I did write about it months ago at my blog, about the joy the song brought to many of us at a party; so much so that it became a group sing-a-long.

    Having these musical memories, though they can be painful, are also good because they allow us to remember the person we love in what I hope is something that makes your heart feel good. Grieving the loss, yes, but good because of the good times the song brings to mind from years gone by with the one you love.

    RIP to the mommas referenced in this post. And as Ron says, you will meet again one day.

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    1. Oh thank you so much for that thoughtful comment Twin.
      And, yes, that day will come waaaaay off into the future but right now your dear Mama is still here so get that CD over to The Lady P–tout suite. LOL!
      I remember the post that you did about this song; I shared with you in comments that I love the song but that I would cry if I listened to it.
      I was very serious.
      I was able to make it through tonight but sadly, I will probably continue to avoid it like the plague 😉
      I hope that Paula sees your comment. I am sure that she will find some comfort in it 🙂

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  2. Listening to it now.
    Started tearing up out the gate as soon as I heard the violins in the intro. You know, they say that violins and strings are the emotions of a song.
    Think about the saying, “Tugging at the heart strings.”
    There is something to that.
    I am hell bent to listen to the whole song.
    I’ll stop typing when the song is over; maybe that will help me get through.
    I made IT!
    RIP Mama🌹

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  3. The title of the song you chose for today is so appropriate for those who find themselves experiencing the loss of a loved one. Death is never easy, that is why we take comfort in the promise that “someday, we’ll be together again”.

    I believe that we will.

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