Surviving this

I just read that Lena Horne lost her father, son, and husband all within a year.  She passed yesterday at 92, a truly remarkable woman who suffered more pain than I ever thought.
Reading about her reminded me of something I read in college.  It was about senior citizens.  The book called them survivors.  They've survived death of loved ones, illness, and countless dissapointments and tragedies. 
I'm determined to be a survivor.  I've lost my husband but I'm not done yet.  If Lena Horne can survive the death of three loved one and living life in a world that did not like African Americans, then I certainlly can survive what's happened to me.  And I will.
 

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deleted_user
deleted_user

We will. We really don\'t have very good alternatives. Survival is the best of all the other options. Hugs.
DianeMTB
DianeMTB

It was a really good information about Lena Horne. She was a fabulous woman that is for sure.
deleted_user
deleted_user

I like your out look about life. Maybe we all can be strongher
Malia
ricebells
ricebells

We will all survive,we will have our good days,our bad days,but we will overcome all these.
Alice
janalM
janalM

I had always loved to listen to Lena Horn sing. She gave me goose bumps. She was a survivor. She lived life on her terms and did things her way. Now it is our turn to do the same thing. We will make it! Great outlook and journal entry. Hugs Jane
deleted_user
deleted_user

You will survive this as we all will. It\'s hard and like someone on this site wrote \"it hurts to heal\"....but life goes on for all of us and together we can get through.....and be stronger for having made the journey. A hug for the day. Dianne
tskks
tskks

Yes! Choose Life!