On the fourth of July, 2007 Caleb Potter was involved in a skateboarding accident.
He suffered serious injuries and continues to need all of our positive thoughts and prayers.
This blog is to serve as a space for updates on Caleb's journey of recovery.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Maria

I never met her..but one of our cyber family members just passed over....
Last month when I was feeling particularly low, she sent me a care package with pansy colored chocolates, and some other delectable things, but it was her enclosed note that captivated me .......she spoke so tenderly about Caleb , whose story she had been following since July 4th,almost as if she knew him. I could tell that she was genuinely concerned for my son and followed along with us each day...with all the ups and downs. . The encouragement in her voice was at the same time sweet and fierce and her message to me was to just be well.......just be well.


Just be well Maria--I will miss seeing your name among the others.

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

your cyber family will miss you, maria.

sharyn, we all do care so much for you and caleb and the whole tribe.
prayers to you all, especially to maria's loved ones on this blustery spring day.
amy in ct

Anonymous said...

how you climb up the mountain is just as important as how you get down the mountain. and, so it is with life, which for many of us becomes one big gigantic test followd by one big gigantic lesson. in the end, it all comes down to one word, grace. it's how you accept winning and losing, good luck and bad luck, the darkness and the light.

Christa said...

Sharyn, thanks for letting us know about Maria. We truly are a cyber family here and to loose one of our own is heart breaking. Even though most of us have never met, I still feel that we all have a special bond and you, Caleb and your family are the corner stone that keeps us together. My thoughts and prayers go out to Marias family and friends! She will me missed!

Christa
Wilmington, NC

Anonymous said...

In my mind , Maria is in a good place: not only with us in our hearts
but also in the warm embrace of our loved ones who have gone on before us. For my part, she is in very good company.
For the rest of Maria's family, I wish peace and heart's ease.
As always, with hope,
peg from PA

Anonymous said...

God Bless Maria and her family!!!

Anonymous said...

Dear Sharyn, I am Maria's Aunt and I want to thank you for taking time to write of Maria. Her family and ours have been keeping close watch on your and Caleb's journey and you are a source of inspiration to all of us.

Maria was truly a very special person with a heart so large and so very tender. Words can not express what her loss means to her family. We will miss her. Please keep us all in your prayers.

Nicole said...

Life isn't about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain. Sharyn, you are dancing, my friend.

Anonymous said...

I hope Maria's family will feel her spirit with them always, as one so loving and kind leaves a strong connection with those left behind. No coincidence that she reached out to you and Caleb, Sharyn. Caleb and you and all of those who have found this site so compelling continue to nuture each other's spirits. Thank you all.


ss mom

Anonymous said...

Prayers and strength to you all from across the pond.

Gail said...

i offer another blessing for Maria's family. Gail

Anonymous said...

Heartfelt sympathy and healing thoughts going out to Maria's family tonight.....from NY

Anonymous said...

God speed, Maria.
I wish Maria's loved ones solace and send out a hug to the entire cyber family.
Jackie

Anonymous said...

Thank you Sharyn and Maria's Aunt for giving the cyber family such beautiful snapshots of Maria. In doing so, you have imprinted her on our hearts, and we grieve for her loss.

I will add Maria to my "thoughts & prayers" list. My sincere condolences to Maria's family and friends.

NY/Wellfleet Mom

Anonymous said...

Prayers and peace to you all, Maria's family, Sharyn, Caleb, etc., etc., etc.

Anonymous said...

Prayers and thoughts are with Maria's family.........and our cyber family.
Be weel
Lisa from Pa

Anonymous said...

More prayers, love & strength to Maria's friends and family.
From another cyber family member who's life has been enriched by this wonderful crowd of caring & insightful individuals.
Sympathetically,
Melinda

Anonymous said...

So very sad to hear of this loss. My heart goes out to Maria's family.
Jerry G

Anonymous said...

sending my thoughts along to maria's family- i am so sorry to hear this.

laura in ct

Anonymous said...

So sad to hear this news...

Anonymous said...

I wanted to thank you all so much for your thoughts about prayers for my family. Maria loved Wellfleet - and I'm sure her soul is smiling at this right now. (As my family is, as well.) Bless you all and take care.

Sabra

Anonymous said...

Love and prayers to Maria's family.