Mudcat Café message #3591299 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #142631   Message #3591299
Posted By: catspaw49
12-Jan-14 - 09:18 AM
Thread Name: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
There is much good news to celebrate today and that is only right. I noticed last week that this "anniversary" was coming and did much what my wonderful friend Nigel did. I looked on down for a day or two and I am happy and pleased that so many of those names I still see here today.

Other names brought a ting, and sometimes far more than a ting, of sadness as I thought through situations they brought to this thread. At the time they had no way of knowing when they first arrived with support for Jane that their own stories would be told and lived......and sometimes not with the outcomes we would have liked.   Sometimes the outcomes brought great joy, other times great sadness. Kat tested our mettle as did the final days of Jane herself. The best part, if there was one, is that we collectively banded together and gave what we could. Through it all we became stronger for these experiences and I truly believe I am never alone as I have this place, this vessel of hope and support and the folks who sail in her, by my side and more than that, within me.....a warmth no other heat source can match.

Sitting here now I find myself feeling as though I need to thank Jane for what she has given us and for what we would all give back if we could return her to her loving family. Since we cannot........Thank you Jane. Thank you for your loving parents and my dear friend Nigel who brought us your story. We owe you much we cannot repay except by continuing on the voyage......and we will. Your spirit touched us all and continues to so every day.

I send Spaw "UPS" to all of you aboard, no matter what your current situation. Feelin' down, ill, really bad? Make it a double! Feelin' pretty good and ready to kick the world square in the ass? Save your free UP for later or pass it on.   It is a great anniversary for us Shipmates. The very best to you all!!!