Since I am not creative enough or good enough or confident enough to write a book, I am not participating in NaNoWriMo this month. I admire all of you who are doing this. However, just because I can't write a book doesn't mean I don't have thoughts and can't write them down! I, indeed, have plenty of thoughts. So, I have decided to participate in Pondering With A Purpose on Thursdays. Click on the cute blue picture on my sidebar to see what it's all about..
This week's prompt is Devastation or displacement. With Sandy strutting her stuff earlier this week, you would think that would be a nobrainer. Talk about devastation! Talk about displacement! My thoughts and prayers are with all who have been touched by Sandy.
My father-in-law was a great man. His name was not Sandy. However, he did have what some would think is a girl's name - - Val. He was not girly, though. He was kind and compassionate, two traits that we sometimes unfairly attribute more to girls than boys. He was the greatest man I have ever known. Great in his gentleness, great in his love for his family, great in his profession, great in his character. You get the picture. He was a great gentle man. Then the nasty "C" word became part of his life - - part of all of our lives. He lived through the "C" word gracefully and we watched as the "C" word took his life. Devastation. But yet . . . not.
Families are forever, and we will be with this great man we love once again.