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|Date:||2/23/2007 10:30:23 PM|
|Subject:||Spoke with Ron...|
|Message:||I came on the Porch tonight to let you all know I spoke with Ron yesterday for about a half an hour.
When the page loaded, and I read Chris F's post, it brought me to tears all over again, and now that I have my composure, perhaps I can relay to you what I feel I should.
His speech was much improved from the first time I talked with him prior to the surgery. And though he still drifted slightly in and out of conversation, I think it was merely because his heart was in the clouds, and not because he was confused.
We spoke of dad, and of his music, and my music, and Ron's work, and Lana, and my music again, and dad again, and all the love he had to give...
He said only what he felt absolutely necessary, and so every word sank deeper and deeper into me. He said what was important, and what hurt most to hear.
All I can say it that I'm lucky it wasn't an email because it would have taken me months to read so many words through my tears.
I hung up not hearing a "goodbye" from Ron, but rather a "talk to you again soon" and it broke my heart and lifted me up at the same time. Telling a lie at this point seems ridiculous... talking to him was one of the hardest things I have ever done in my short twenty-one years on this earth.
So keep praying for Ron Lyons. Keep writing poetry and lyrics about him. Keep thinking of him, and imagining him there at the gathering with us.
He did say that he finally listened to dad's music on Saturday. It was the first time, he said, since before Christmas that he had listened, because he hears things differently with the cancer - especially music. Ever since Lana wrote and told me he couldn't listen to music anymore, I have been praying extra hard that would change. I'm so glad it has. If even for just a time.
When I talk to Ron again, I will let you all know. Lana and I have been in contact and have decided together that at this time it's best if I don't visit in person yet. Perhaps in the near future.
Please keep praying for Ron. If for nothing else, pray that he can continue to hear and feel the music the way Ron Lyons has lived to hear and feel it all these years.
| Spoke with Ron... by Laura Shayne at 2/23/2007 10:30:23 PM|
| Re: Spoke with Ron... by Ginny G. at 2/23/2007 10:53:26 PM|
| Re: Spoke with Ron... by Bill Clark at 2/23/2007 11:01:12 PM|
| Re: Spoke with Ron... by Chrisf at 2/24/2007 2:20:58 AM|
| Re: Spoke with Ron... by Doug at 2/24/2007 3:31:41 AM|
| Re: Spoke with Ron... by BillP at 2/24/2007 5:54:54 AM|
| Re: Spoke with Ron... by larry larry at 2/24/2007 7:01:50 AM|
| Re: Spoke with Ron... by Dave at 2/24/2007 8:21:20 AM|
| Re: Spoke with Ron... by San Diego at 2/24/2007 8:46:36 AM|
| Re: Spoke with Ron... by Roy at 2/24/2007 8:47:56 AM|
| Re: Spoke with Ron... by Karen R at 2/24/2007 9:30:50 AM|
| Re: Spoke with Ron... by Lib at 2/24/2007 9:50:52 AM|
| Re: Spoke with Ron... by charlie at 2/24/2007 10:57:50 AM|
| Re: Spoke with Ron... by Bree Wilson Stone at 2/24/2007 12:17:51 PM|
| Re: Spoke with Ron... by Katherine at 2/24/2007 5:06:57 PM|
| Re: Spoke with Ron... by margaret miller at 2/26/2007 7:21:10 AM|