Friday, July 25, 2008


Tears Fall Like Rain... the title of this beautiful song that I was trying to upload this morning. It was written by a friend of my friend and is soo lovely. I read something on Minxie's blog that caused me to remember it and this photo. So as a reminder to myself and so many others who have been in the fire lately, I was remembering the many times I have found beauty and meaning in the midst of my dark days.

Somehow, after I failed to get the song up I'd forgotten I'd titled the post Tears Fall Like Rain and thought I'd let the pic speak for itself! So sorry if I worried any of you!!!

Yes, times are tough, but as Minxie said, I've much to be greatful for and am acknowledging the beauty around me...


Michelle said...

Love you, girl. You know I'm here.

M said...

I heart you too. You are one of the sweetest, warmest, funniest, smartest people I've ever met, and I count meeting you as one of the blessings I've received during my own difficult time. Whatever it is you are going through-- you are in my thoughts.

~Minxie~ said...

Hey love.... sending you love and light and huge hugs!!!!

Smile love, it makes people wonder what you've been up to! ;)

You have been there for me and I am here for you!!!!!

Judge said...


I love ya girl. You are such a treasure in my life. I know what it is like to have the rough patches, but it certainly helps to know that you are not alone and a lot of people care.

In the immortal words of Mariah Carey:

When you get caught in the rain
With nowhere to run
When you’re distraught
And in pain without anyone
When we keep crying out
To be safe
But nobody comes
And you feel so far away
That you just can't find you way home
you can get there alone
it's okay
once you say

I can make it through the rain
I can stand up once again
On my own and I know
That I’m strong enough to mend
And every time I feel afraid
I hold tighter to my faith
And I live one more day
And I'll make it through the rain

And if you keep falling down
Don’t you dare give in
You will arise safe and sound
So keep pressing on steadfastly
And you’ll find what you need to prevail
Once you say is

I can make it through the rain
I can stand up once again
On my own and I know
That I’m strong enough to mend
And every time I feel afraid
I hold tighter to my faith
And I live one more day
And I make it through the rain

And when the wind blows
And shadows grow close
Don’t be afraid
There’s nothing you can’t face
And should they tell you
You’ll never pull through
Don’t hesitate
Stand tall and say

I can make it through the rain
I can stand up once again
On my own and I know
That I’m strong enough to mend
And every time I feel afraid
I hold tighter to my faith
And I live one more day
And I'll make it through the rain

Michelle said...

Dude. You know Rachel loves you if she's busting out the Mariah Carey.

You are loved, friend.

dj said...

Hey...what's up buttercup!

We loves ya baby! <3



Kris said...

Thinking of you!! {{{{HUGS!}}}}

I'm (we're) having one of those weeks too.

Blaznfire911 said...

Shakes....I'm here for you too love. If you ever wanna talk, I will always listen.

What's wrong hun? I have been AWOL for quite some time, and now I am back in full swing LOL

Hope you feel better soon!

shakenbsis said...

You are absolutely the dearest sweetest women! Rachel, what a beautiful song!! You've touched my heart deeply...

I set out this morning trying to celebrate the way beauty shows up in the midst of trouble and screwed it all up!

In the end you all showed me exactly the same thing...

I'm humbled and amazed and very, very greatful for you all!

I'm also laughing out loud at myself this very moment which is also quite good medicine!!! LMAO!

I love you guys too...

Christine said...


I echo what everyone has said here. Although, we've never met, your sweet & loving personality shines through the words you write.

The photograph of the rain on the glass with the beautiful flowers in the background is so lovely.

That photograph is a pondering piece. I am actually mesmerized by it.

I hope your day is going better and it is a wonderful feeling to know how many of us are feeling the same bit of angst AND that we are here to hold each other up.

Sending you lots of love and hugs,

dj said...

Hooray Betty!! :D

Now quit scaring us by posting mysterious blogs about tears. ;) hehe

Now you can tell how much we love you ladybug! :)

(I don't know why I just called you a lady bug but I did!) :P

Have a happy night sweetness--hey why do I always feel the need to give Betty a pet name hmmm??

Osh said...

oh, I have been busy selling everything I own except cats, child and husband (rethinking some of the above) hope you are okay...

I am sending you lots of love and hugs and so is know, of all my cats he is the one that calms me the most, loves me the most, greets me, purrs me, and just has this huge amount of love, and he must have learned that from his first momma, which would be you.

shakenbsis said...

I ather like Ladybug, DJ! ;)

Thanks Christine, it's good that we can support each other as we go through the rough stuff... I take it hings are a little choppy jsut now in your world too? Thanks so much for your kind words.

I heard about your awesome sale Oshy! That's amazing ;) I'm sooo glad Dillinger turned out to be jsut the right kitty for you, purrrr..... ;)

M said...

Whew! I've been concerned all day! Then no Shakes at the Kurth... and nobody says anything... so then I kinda thought it was SO BAD that people felt just awful bringing it up!!

This day could not have had a better ending! You goofball. ;iD

Suz said... always....a little late and a little abashed...there is Suz. :p

Sorry, chica-had me an extremely busy day and meant to pop a comment on for you, but then got waaaayyyy behind for getting to work on time and didn't get the sunshine put out for you.

[hands Shakes a basket of daisies]

Enjoy the sunshine. And, by golly, enjoy the tears too. They are cleansing and necessary.

I'm right here if you need me. :)

lawgirl said...

Shakes-You are a great person. I only met you twice, but I could tell that you were a kind and genuine soul in those meetings. You also write very kind things to others on the various blogs.

Keep your head up and remember all the good things in your life. I am here for you to talk to as well.

-Sir Jack said...

Shakes, you are surrounded with loving friends. Tears, ie emotion... it has the word motion in it...LOL. We move through our feelings, enjoying, hurting,'s the Emotion rollercoaster, Shakes baby!! And what a ride it can be!! Thanks for being my friend and for your great blog!! You are awesome, and I really enjoy our late night blog chats, love!! *winks*

cranky anonymous said...

Oh, what can I say that everyone else already hasn't?

*tackle hugs shakes*

A little late to the party, but Cranky loves ya too. :D

~Minxie~ said...

Glad you are ok..... I do so love the pic..... it is inspirational!!!! There is beauty in everything around us... all we have to do is STOP and look... just like the beauty of the photo.... I see beauty in you!!!!

Happy Saturday my friend!!!
(Please dont work tooooo hard)

shakenbsis said...

I'm overwhelmed by your kindness... all of you...

Thanks sooo much for all the lovin'

*brushes tears from my eyes...*

Robbi said...

Well I am here late.....

But read what everyone had to say, and they already did!
You are an Amazing, sunshining , smiling face of Joy!!!!!
I have never seen you without a smile..Even if you did not want to have one, You do...
I think that times get tough and then we learn from them and move forward...
It may stink at the time, but them after it passes, we thank out lucky stars...

You know I am a phone call away and a good listener....

That photo speaks volume!!!

Hang in there!!!!!

Loves Ya!!!!!

Blaznfire911 said...


You are such a goofball...quit scaring us LOL

I hope you are feeling better today love.

shakenbsis said...

Yeah, I'm a dork!
Love you guys!!! ;)