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Old 03-23-2019, 03:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Remembering Our Miracle/Trish


Remembering early member, Trish/Miracle who we lost March 31, 2006.

After many years my heart remembers the one person who reached out to me and made me laugh my tears away when I needed it most. Many here never knew Trish, our Miracle, but she lives on here every day, in spirit and through those of us who knew her. Never forgotten, always loved, she who taught only love.

I can't tell you how many times, especially here at SR, I will think of something Trish said to me and smile, she had a way of making me smile and even laugh, sometimes at the most inappropriate times. She posted Blessings and I posted Prayers each morning and sometimes when we were a bit silly, we'd make up postings that never made it to the board, lol. I remember her sending me one that said (and I hope I can post it here)..."Bless all the mules, some I have met and just want to kick them in the "ass". I responded with a prayer from St. Francis of Assisi about being kind to dumb animals and she just cracked up.

She reminded me that we don't need to take ourselves so seriously and having fun was part of recovery.

I went through a very dark time with my son, I didn't know if I would ever find the light again...the light found me and her name was Trish. She gave me the courage to just keep going.

Her light still shines here at SR and as long as any one of us holds her in our memory, she will remain with us, in our hearts and our souls.

This was something she posted in her last days here, I have kept it and read it often. If I am to remember Trish with honour, then I need to live the lessons she taught me.

Now that I am gone,
remember me with smiles and laughter.
And if you need to cry,
cry with your brother or sister
who walks in grief beside you.
And when you need me,
put your arms around anyone
and give to them what you need to give to me.
There are so many who need so much.
I want to leave you something --
something much better than words or sounds.
Look for me in the people I've known
or helped in some special way.
Let me live in your heart
as well as in your mind.
You can love me most
by letting your love reach out to our loved ones,
by embracing them and living in their love.
Love does not die, people do.
So, when all that's left of me is love,
give me away as best you can.

-- Author unknown


Rest in peace, dear Trish, my friend. You brought more than you ever knew here to people like me and you will never ever be forgotten.

.....With one silent laugh
You tilted the night
and the garden ran with stars

~Rumi


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Old 03-24-2019, 05:38 AM   #2 (permalink)
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thanks for that dear ann!

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I know how dear she was to you, and that you came here to let us know she had passed...and stayed to help so many here find their light again...is one way her spirit continues to live on.
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Thank you. Your post was my miracle that I needed to see this morning.
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Thank you. Your post was my miracle that I needed to see this morning.
That's how it is with Trish, she just had a way of directing the light into our hearts. I say "is" because her journey continues here through each of us who find something we need, just when we need it, from her words.
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you came here to let us know she had passed...and stayed to help so many here find their light again...is one way her spirit continues to live on
it sure does ann

though i still can twitch if i see a big book wizzing by in the air! lol
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it sure does ann

though i still can twitch if i see a big book wizzing by in the air! lol
Yes, sort of "teach only love...and have a good aim!"
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I would like to read some of Trish's posts. What was her member name?
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Her user name was Miracle but after she passed it was changed to "In Memory of Miracle" so newcomers wouldn't post and expect her to respond.

You can use her profile here to search threads she started and/or posts she made.

https://www.soberrecovery.com/forums...f-miracle.html
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She was gone before I joined, but I've read many of her posts. She must have been a blessing to know.

Thank you, Ann.
Love you, RZ.
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This is a lovely tribute, Ann. I remember my shock and disbelief when Pattee posted that our dear Miracle was gone. She helped me so much after the loss of my son and I will forever be grateful for her kindness and compassion. I don't remember that poem, but it surely captures the essence of Trish.
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Deedee, I remember when you went through so much pain and it was people like Trish who always seemed to have the right words and right timing to bring comfort.

Today is the anniversary of our loss, Trish wouldn't want tears and sadness to linger this long, so today I just want to lay a rose and say that I still miss her and treasure her memory.

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She is Gone

You can shed tears that she is gone
or you can smile because she has lived.

You can close your eyes and pray that she’ll come back
or you can open your eyes and see all she’s left.

Your heart can be empty because you can’t see her
or you can be full of the love you shared.

You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday
or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.

You can remember her and only that she’s gone
or you can cherish her memory and let it live on.

You can cry and close your mind,
be empty and turn your back
or you can do what she’d want:
smile, open your eyes, love and go on.


David Harkins, © 1981

Remembering Trish ... love lives on
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I always go looking for Trish's thread on this day, Ann.

I think of her so often. I always remember the words she repeated and lived by 'Give Only Love'.

I miss you Trish.
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Thanks for this thread. She must have been an amazing person to be remembered lovingly by so many here.

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...or you can do what she’d want:
smile, open your eyes, love and go on.
I love this, Deedee. it IS what she would want.

Anna, I am not one for dates but this is one date that I think of each year.

I think Trish would like that we all remember her with love, and that those who never knew her can feel the love through us.

Thank you Trish, for the love and light you brought each of us.
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Imagine if I was given one moment,
just a single slice of my past.
I could hold it close forever,
and that moment would always last.

I'd put the moment in a safe,
within my heart's abode.
I could open it when I wanted,
and only I would know the code.

I could choose a time of laughing,
a time of happiness and fun.
I could choose a time that tried me
through everything I've done.

I sat and thought about what moment
would always make me smile.
One that would always push me
to walk that extra mile.

If I'm feeling sad and low,
if I'm struggling with what to do,
I can go and open my little safe
and watch my moment through.

There are moments I can think of
that would lift my spirits every time.
The moments when you picked me up,
when the road was hard to climb.

For me to only pick one moment
to cherish, save and keep
is proving really difficult,
as I've gathered up a heap!

I've dug deep inside my heart,
found the safe and looked inside
There was room for lots of moments;
in fact, hundreds if I tried.

I'm building my own little library,
embedded in my heart,
for all the moments spent with you
before you had to part.

I can open it up whenever I like,
pick a moment and watch it through,
My little library acts as a promise
I'll never ever forget you.

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That is so beautiful (((Pattee)). Thinking of you and much love to you, Nan, and the boys.
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