Monday, February 4, 2008

A SISTER MISSED - Debbie Martin

To my precious sister and mentor. We shared our first bed together and we shared our first haircut at five (thanks to your gum in that bed!) You are my secret admirer, my Flash Gordon and my comforter through all our family losses since 10 years old and on, and on. We shared double dates and deep secrets. We shared our pregnancy's together and our children loving each other. You saved my life in 2004. We even shared becoming Grandmere's together in 2006. My memories of us will help mend my bleeding heart. I will feel your wings on my shoulders as you whisper to me, "It's so beautiful Here! One day our eyes will meet again and we will embrace, my little sister."

Even death won't get in the way of the love I hold so deeply in my heart for My Sister.

Debbie Martin - Escondido, California


Angelo-Custode said...

To Debbie and Raleigh,
Your sister was an 'angel' incarnated, I could read that from the moment I saw a picture of her with her daughter Angelina. (of course her daughter was little angel) I am very sorry for your loss, a beloved sister for you and Raleigh; a dearly loved mother to Jamie & Angie, a doting grandma to Angie's children. Bear in mind that she has finished her earthly contract and that she is too precious to stay on this planet longer (she's sown her seeds of living as a conscious, loving and compassionate human being in those with whom she had been in contact with - these were invisible acts of power to others)
I have never met your sister (I live in London, England) although I have written to her praising how she raised her children Jamie and Angelina(who has her own sacred contracts in this life). I've been praying for her and her children everyday & for the good work they do (now I will include you in my prayers too). My adopted children love Angelina (I am not even a regular movie-goer and haven't had a TV since 1984)so I got her book 'Note from my Travels' and found out that her loving and generous heart was a consequence of her upbringing by Marcheline, I was very, very touched. When I found out that Marcheline had been ill, I could not resist writing to her, offering information on healing, sending her CDs on Personal Healing by my teacher Caroline Myss back in Chicago where I still go 3 times a year. Unfortunately I could not get my spiritual director Jim's phone no. on time in my letter to her. I understand that Marcheline was a very spiritual person & I could tell that she had much peace inside when she went Home. She's returned Home successfully as an elegant spirit and that's what we are all meant to be but a lot of us have forgotten the reason why we are here on this physical journey. Marcheline during her life time, apart from facing her life lessons and challenges;has also been a channel of grace and healing to others and that's also what we are all capable of but possibly not aware. She's understood and finished her contract splendidly and had been a beacon of light to others.
Your sister's legacy will go on, in her children: in Angelina and in her children.
I am saddened by her 'premature' departure from her loved ones but I know that she died healthy: her spirit was healed, healing does not always mean curing just the body (I have witnessed this over the past 33 years through working in the healthcare profession).
Do celebrate her life and celebrate also your own- every single day of our lives, for 'this day will never come again' as the Trappist monk Thomas Merton famously put it.
May the Lord hold you all in the palm of His hand and you also feel this containment.

Anonymous said...

I was deeply touched by the death of your sister. The more I read about her the more I wish I had known her. It's so rare to read about someone being so in touch with their faith, with God, and not hear of them using their faith to judge or punish others. Ms. Bertrand sounded like a really kind and giving woman. I'm a fan of her daughter, have been for some time now. I can see where she got her kindness and goodwill. I have suffered the loss recently of someone I love and currently have two relatives dealing with cancer. It's very difficult but the love is what keeps you strong.

It's so sad that Ms. Bertrand passed away so young but she has left a lasting impact on countless generations. Not only through her kindness to others while on this earth but through both of her children and their children.

Anonymous said...

For all family and friends:

Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep.

I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glint on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.

When you wake in the morning hush,
I am the swift, uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circling flight.
I am the soft starlight at night.

Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there, I do not sleep.
Do not stand at my grave and cry.
I am not there, I did not die!

Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there, I do not sleep.

I am the song that will never end.
I am the love of family and friend.
I am the child who has come to rest
In the arms of the Father who knows him best.

When you see the sunset fair,
I am the scented evening air.
I am the joy of a task well done.
I am the glow of the setting sun.

Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there, I do not sleep.
Do not stand at my grave and cry.
I am not there, I did not die!

Anonymous said...

Dearest Debbie

Our deepest love goes out to you and your entire family. Thank you for posting such a lovely and moving site.

What a gift Marcheline was and continues to be.

Marcheline was obviously very in touch with her spirit and knew and trusted the divine workings of this universe.

Nothing ever dies, everything just changes form.

Please let Maddox know that I know he is looking for me. I am sorry my website is down and I know they are trying to find my phone number.

Thank you so much Debbie for sharing your love and feelings with us all and I truly appreciate you passing on my message to Maddox (or his parents because they know he has been asking for me).

Our kindest love and light to you all
Lara Savvides
Sydney, Australia
+61 (0)412 34 69 69

Anonymous said...

This site is amzing! Congratulations! You have been doing a great job!!

holymotherofgod said...

I just wanted to express my condolences here also. I regretably did not know Mme Marcheline but unfortunately know cancer well, having witnessed the death of my FIL July 23/05 to colon cancer. Glad you created a memorial blog as doing so assists so much in the healing process. Loss is difficult. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Repos bien, bonne mère.

My own mother was taken by ovarian cancer when I was a teen.

Honor them every day. Wrong no one. Seek forgiveness and peace.

Anonymous said...

The comments that Debbie and Raleigh made about their sadness at losing their precious sister really touched my heart. I could feel their deep sadness so much and I grieve for both of them so much. I have a dear sister who is also my best friend and if I were ever to lose her, I know I would feel just as the two of you feel. My heart goes out to you both. It sounds like your sister was one special person. You will meet again someday in heaven....she's holding your place.

Anonymous said...

Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!

Thomas Jablonskio said...

I didn't know Marshalene but I dated Debbie for a short time just before she moved from Riverdale to Calif. I was stationed in Port Hueneme California & I took a bus to Hollywood to visit Debbie in 1969; I walked to her house (11 Miles as I remember), we had a nice evening together & I returned to base, never to see her again. She held a special place in my heart for all these years & I have thought of her many times. I was grieved to hear of her passing and I cried tonight. It seems strange that someone that I knew only briefly 48 years ago could pull such emotion from me. My prayers are with her family and I hope that she was saved by our Savior, Jesus Christ so that I can see her again in glory to tell her the fond memories that were invoked, even though she may not have even remembered my name.

Thomas Jablonski