ZM, Cancer, and the end of a Dream

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WTF

climber
Jan 6, 2013 - 10:20am PT
How much for all the biners in the last photo above and the gri gri.

Thanks
Michelle Gill

climber
Jan 6, 2013 - 11:28am PT
Mr. Hudon, the work you are going through for me & Trevor is so awesome!! And thanks to all you climbers out there buying Ian's gear. Just remember, with every item, you also get a little piece of heaven. Thank you. Love, Ian's wife.
Michelle Gill

climber
Jan 6, 2013 - 02:57pm PT
Sunday get some gear BUMP.
WyoRockMan

Trad climber
Flank of the Bighorns
Jan 8, 2013 - 07:26am PT
Mark,

Received my gear for the "fear".

Thanks again for your hard work on this!

Jason
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Jan 8, 2013 - 07:29am PT
Thanks. Its my pleasure!
Audrey

climber
Wilson, Wyoming
Jan 8, 2013 - 10:42am PT
Hey I'm curious since I'm not a climber, what are those things that are clipped onto the bottom left carabiner in Photo 19 called, and what are they used for? Thanks!
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Jan 8, 2013 - 12:11pm PT
Those are wire rivet or bolt hangers. You would use them on a wall were there are rivets or where a bolt was left hangerless.
Audrey

climber
Wilson, Wyoming
Jan 8, 2013 - 12:42pm PT
Thanks Mark :)
Michelle Gill

climber
Jan 8, 2013 - 04:51pm PT
Hi, me again, Michelle, Ian's wife. I had been lamenting for a while that I had not saved a piece of his gear for myself, actually said it on this thread once. Well, lo & behold...and I kid you not...this was on my dining room table when I woke up this morning. And the two shall be as one. Holy crow!!
Credit: Michelle Gill
Michelle Gill

climber
Jan 8, 2013 - 10:08pm PT
Missin' my honey BUMP!
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Jan 10, 2013 - 10:50am PT
ttt...
Audrey

climber
Wilson, Wyoming
Jan 10, 2013 - 06:37pm PT
BUMP for Ian, buy some gear!
Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Jan 10, 2013 - 08:25pm PT
Got my gear in today, Mark. Thank you, and thanks for taking the time to do this.

Michelle, I'm sorry for your loss. Hopefully, someday I will be able to take Ian's gear on my own journey up the Captain. The gear I got will be cherished even more for the story and life that comes with them.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jan 10, 2013 - 08:47pm PT
hey there say, michelle...

i been extra busy, since just before christmas, and i finally got to step in here.... and, say, just in time to hear abouut your
'table find'.... oh my, what a wonderful wonderful 'hug' from above..

loved hearin the 'two shall be as one' also ...

happy god bless to you this eve!
:)
Michelle Gill

climber
Jan 11, 2013 - 10:50am PT
I'm not quite sure why I sometimes can't help but torture myself. I just read Ian's (my husband's) original post on this thread. Every time I do I feel that huge hole in my heart, the lump in my throat, and the tears in my eyes. But I can't help it. Those were HIS words. And I lived them every day as he fought. I miss him so much, but he has assured me more than once that he is OK. Thank you Mark Hudon and thank you everyone for your loving comments, your generous purchases, and for making Ian feel so special in this community. I read this thread to him the night before he passed away, and those were his last smiles. I feel blessed to have been a part of that, and once again to thank you all. Sincerely.....Michelle Gill
Audrey

climber
Wilson, Wyoming
Jan 11, 2013 - 11:15am PT
bumping this, with a reference to Ian's original thread titled "ZM, Cancer and the Damnable Shame of it all". if you think this thread is hard to read....
Audrey

climber
Wilson, Wyoming
Jan 13, 2013 - 06:47am PT
bump for gear!
WTF

climber
Jan 13, 2013 - 06:50am PT
Deep breaths Michelle and know Ian's with you and watching over you.

SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Jan 13, 2013 - 07:42am PT
Oh Michelle, I am so sorry for your exquisite pain. I think we have all experienced that searing pain of going back to touch, or read, or hold onto those things that we know will bring us pain...and we literally cant stop from doing it. But they forge our memories and remind us of a blinding love ripped far too soon from us. Intellectually we know that over time it will be like returning to the warm fuzzy blanket of wonderful, poignant but bitter sweet memories that will bring a longing smile instead of the scraping and hollowing pain. Someday you will return and read and leave a stronger person instead of feeling emptied again. And we all know if only "someday" were this afternoon, tomorrow or even next week. If life were only that easy.

You are now left with doing the climb that Ian had to leave behind. I'm sure you feel ill equipped, but just as Ian collected his gear over time, you too, will collect the "gear" you need, and "someday" you'll be posting here that you have " topped out".

You and Ian and Trevor are carried in so many hearts...so many...

Susan
tinker b

climber
the commonwealth
Jan 13, 2013 - 08:13am PT
^^^well said susan i wish i could put things so well
i recieved ian's offset brass nuts last week. i feel honored to have them.
in my experiance with grief, those feelings of pain will continue to be there when something triggers it, but for me my ability to breath and let go of the pain is easier now. there is a lot of love out there for you and your son, and it goes on and does not stop.
hopefully ian's offsets will be heading up the captain this spring. i'll let you know. i am sure that whenever i place those tiny little pieces i will think of ian (even though i only know him through the taco) and have a little more confidence thinking that there is one more down from the heavens urging me on.
thanks,
j

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