Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Ned Mercer

I think that everyone knows that my dear Ned passed away June 23, 2012. Just in case there are some of my blog readers who didn't know, I want to share with you what I shared on Facebook.

Rest in Peace
Ned Mercer
October 19, 1936 to June 23, 2012

A few days before he died Ned and I had this conversation.....

Ned - You know what I dreamed last night?

Me - No, what did you dream?

Ned - I dreamed that this trapeze (the apparatus he pulled up on to get out of bed) and all the ceiling was covered with flowers.

Me - What kind of flowers?

Ned - All colors, beautiful flowers.

Me - That sounds really beautiful.

I helped him get back in bed for a nap. I couldn't say anything else. Just kissed him on the forehead.
Ned has moved on to higher ground where the beautiful flowers are.

Needless to say the last five weeks have been very emotional and incredible difficult. I certainly have not felt like writing in this blog. And I'm not sure what the future of the blog is but yesterday something happened that I thought I should write about. I'm not making any promises but maybe.........


Gloria said...

Oh Billie, I am so sorry to hear this. Sending you lots of blessings and hugs. I am saddened. I won't say more other than I send you ::strength.:: ::hugs::

Nancy said...


You've been on my mind a lot these last weeks. I hope it gets easier with time, and I also hope you keep writing.

But however you choose to move forward, I wholeheartedly support you.


Nancy said...

Aaaugh, Blogger ate my last comment.

Billie, you've been on my mind a lot these last few weeks. I can't imagine what it's like to make such a huge adjustment, hopefully it gets easier with time.

Whatever you decide about the blog or writing of course I support you - but selfishly I hope you'll continue to share.


Annie said...

Billie: I hope you keep writing! Putting thoughts to words to paper (or computer screen) is a wonderful tonic. May it help you through this difficult time... love from Annie and Jay in San Miguel

Brenda Maas said...

Speaking from my personal experience it is a long, hard road to travel; but I know that you can do it.
You have so many people who care about you and that are sending you good wishes.
Take care.

Kate said...

So very sorry for your loss. May your memories sustain you during this difficult time.

Anonymous said...

dear billie,

i was so very sorry to hear about ned. you are in my thoughts and prayers.

teresa in nagoya

Steve Cotton said...

Whenever you write, we will be here.

alcuban said...

Nice to hear from you again.

al & stew

Kathy said...

Oh Billie, my heard sank when I saw the title. I'm so sorry for you and your beautiful sons. Take your time and grieve.

Heather said...

Billie, I'm so sorry for you loss. I don't even want to think about what I will be like if this ever happens to me. I've been married to my DH for almost 18 years and he is my best friend, which is always how I could tell you felt about Ned just from reading your blog.

Please know my thoughts are with you.