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#1 beach

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 09:36 AM

This time of year is hard for me cause most of you will remember this is where Mary got very sick before she died and without you guys who knows what would have happened to me, you my Family carried me
when I was to tired to carry myself and showed me that this "Rev Family" was in truth a family and not just another way to sell product. You loved me when all around me was dark and I could'nt understand where my life was going nor what to do next..... Today I went back and looked at a lot of those old posts and once again gathered strength from them because it's getting to be that time again and I get sad and I still miss Mary so very much and am still at a lose at why things happen.... Then when it all seems to be to much I go back and see these things from all of you like this poem Big Bri sent me when I was at "Ground Zero".......
A Native American Prayer

I give you this one thought to keep -
I am with you still - I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awake in the morning's hush
I am the swift, uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not think of me as gone -
I am with you still - in each new dawn.

Or the note from Jynx telling me it would be okay, and the strength from Amy who had her own dragons to slay, and the stuff from iQuad that told me I was never alone..... Ya life is funny and you just never know what tomorrow will bring but I'll tell you one thing if it wans'nt for the "Family" we created I'm damn sure my tomorrows would have been a lot darker. So as the days pass and time seems to run through life I'd ask each of you to look up to the sky and remember this was never about just kites, but about "Family" and giving when you can and getting when you need it and about a fat, old, grumpy
guy who gave you a chance to look thru his eyes even when there was a tear in them from blowing sand and I'd ask you all to remember the greatest gift in the world is "Family" and it may be the dark side but it sure brings you in to the light.......
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Posted 13 June 2012 - 09:57 AM

Amen, Ben!!

My own attachment is different, but similar! My family doesn't quite get what kiting has given me!! To be able to find something/anything that I had done in the past before my medical issues, has turned into a full blown addiction!! It has saved me from becoming a "couch potato", and given me a new reason to enjoy life!! Indoors, outdoors, team, solo, doesn't matter, it all gives me hope again!! And to find like minded friends is just the cherry on top!! I think Terry W. put it well, if you aren't touched by kiting a certain way, you don't quite understand what makes us tick!!

Ben, keep on flying bro!!

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 10:04 AM

We love you Ben, love thyself. :)

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#4 Brad B

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 05:36 PM

Nicely said, Ben.
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Posted 13 June 2012 - 06:41 PM

Geeez, Ben, You're reflecting on the same things that each and every one of us is going through a few times each and every day of our lives. We're are human.

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 08:01 PM

Love ya Bennie!!!!

"Cya in the Sand!....."

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 09:02 PM

Posted Image Deeply touched by your true and open heart!

Quite a man you are... Quite a man and more so a brother!

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then there will be peace"

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 10:46 PM

Awesome words spoken Ben and Thank You :blue-love:

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 04:22 AM

Where is the like button?

My favorite part of kiting is the family of fliers! Grumpy guys included!


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Posted 14 June 2012 - 05:15 AM

Rember what I said to you at Grand Haven about what happened there. You have a big friend base out here.

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 05:16 AM

Beautifully Said, Ben! (((HUGS)))

I know that a thousand silly Rev fliers cannot replace Mary, but we do all get by with a little help from our friends, don't we? It is an amazingly humbling experience to have SO many good people behind you. That is always worth remembering when you feel blue.

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 07:08 AM

"You just call on me brother, when you need a hand.
We all need somebody to lean on.
I just might have a problem that you'd understand.
We all need somebody to lean on."

The family that plays together,
Stays together.

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 11:50 AM

Thank you one and all for the well wish's and as always I'd be lost without all of you..... BenPosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 07:10 PM

Hugs Ben...
You have carried us through some majorly tough times.. and We are truly grateful to have you in our family.. .
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Posted 15 June 2012 - 06:13 AM

Family can be what carries us through those hard times ... stay strong . See you soon, somewhere.
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Posted 15 June 2012 - 09:58 PM

Hey Babe...

Love ya a lot!!!

Yup, we, certainly, can and do lean on each other as needed. It's sooooo cool that the thousands of miles across land or sea doesn't stop the REVOLUTION of this great family!!!

Keep leaning, baby, keep leaning!

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