Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Green Bracelets


When I see green bracelets my heart skips a beat!
If you don't wear one, it's OK.
I'm not sure what it means to me.
Someday, I'm sure, I'll take mine off.
In the meantime, I'm touched when I see one.
It could be my Dad,
my sister,
or my friend.
I might see one on Colin's baseball teammate,
one of Patrick's dear friends,
or even my banker!
It might be my daughter-in-law's sister or aunt,
a friend of my nephew's, or even a note that says Patrick's Little League All-star teammate still keeps his on too.
When I'm asked to send one to one of Patrick's Pepperdine baseball teammates, I smile.
I guess it comforts me to know Bill and Patrick are still remembered.

10 comments:

Susan C said...

Debi,
We still have ours and Peter wears his daily. I thought you would want to know. I don't wear mine, but I have it. I wear one that is black, for melanoma. I have a hard time taking it off, athough I know I will at some point. My brother passed away from the dreaded 'm'.
It's ok to wear your green bracelet. I can't imagine you taking it off really.

Blessings,
Susan C

bizzeemom3 said...

As your sister, would I be called a lurker? I've been reading your blog and Erynn's blog for a year and a half now. I have cried and smiled and even spoken out loud to my computer screen in response. I've wanted to write but couldn't...now I will try.
I ask myself when I will take my bracelet off. Then I wonder why I would ever need to. I'm really quite thankful for it. I have a million memories in my head but this bracelet is tangible. I can touch it and SEE their names. I don't know if I will ever be willing to just see them in my mind and feel them in my heart. Seeing this bracelet has become too necessary. Ryan and Evan explained to me why they took theirs off. They said it hurt so much each time they had to explain the accident when asked about it's significance. I, on the other hand, welcome the opportunity to talk about them. I wave my hand around sometimes more than necessary or adjust it on my wrist begging for a question. Let me tell you about Bill and Patrick Rooney. Let me tell you what has happened to my sister and our family. Let me explain the meaning of "life is short". I think I'll be wearing this bracelet for a very long time...

730A_ngelinaRabideau0 said...

不能記住往事的,人注定要重蹈覆轍。 ..................................................

Anonymous said...

Hi Debi,

Ran my third half marathon on Sunday in San Diego and forgot my Green Bracelet in my bag at the hotel...uggggh. First time I ran without it......darn it. The bracelet is very inspirational for me and I do think of Patrick often while running..... He pushes me towards the finish line when I feel like giving up.

Heath

Anonymous said...

I'm not family, but I'ma friend of the family and I have been wearing the bracelet since it was given to me. I hardly ever take it off. I hope that wearing it not only supports your family but keeps their memory going.
Bill & Patrick were two amazingly wonderful men & I didn't know them very well but I still miss them dearly.

Debi said...

Your comments make me smile through my tears. Wearing the green bracelet touches my heart! Thank you! =)

Jasmine said...

"I guess it comforts me to know Bill and Patrick are still remembered."

From what I have read on your and Erynn's blogs, there is absolutely no chance of their being forgotten by your family, friends, and even we "strangers." ;-) Reason being that the Lord provided you with great strength, beautiful memories, and precious little children to ensure that your dear husband and son truly do "live on" in your hearts (even as we know, with full confidence, that they are rejoicing with our King and praying for you in Heaven.)

" . . . believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father's house there are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you."

- John 14: 1-2

God bless your day!

tyroneb said...

喘口氣,看個文章,謝謝您的格子囉~~..................................................

淑慧 said...

向著星球長驅直進的人,反比踟躕在峽路上的人,更容易達到目的。..................................................................

淑娟 said...

婚姻對男人來說是賭他的自由,對女人而言卻是賭她的幸福。..................................................................