Sunday Morning HOPE

Lily and HOPE
the North American Black Bears
Perhaps the most famous
North American Black Bears
The World!
Lily the Black Bear gave us
from there a world went just wild!
that world is grieving terribly
while still wanting to hold
the yearling
young female bear named
is alive
and wandering somewhere out there in the woods…
it is looking like she may
now be a statistic and have been shot by a hunter
local paper out in MN
reports in yesterdays’ interview
Lynn Rogers the NABC researcher
who says
the world watched as Lily the Black bear gave birth to
 via a live web cam
in a den
Ely MN
and from there the rest has been a roller coaster ride of emotions; a time of remarkable events to many to try and list here.
Fans from around the world have donated monies, have given til it hurts to a little community in MN on behalf of the
North American Black Bears
they have been captivated
Lily and HOPE!
The update on the Lily page
came to the fans after midnight
last night!
It was late even for the page;
it told them that
they are “waiting for confirmation”
from the DNR tomorrow…
And it just seems it was not
written by either Dr Lynn Rogers or his associate
Sue M.
and it talks about the bears, about their wondering if they did all they could to protect
it went on about seeing a Goshawk in the window
of where they sit out there in Ely MN.
It talks about them not being able to walk with all the bears all the time
how young HOPE liked to “slip her radio collar”
about the rights of hunters
it just went on
to say that they are now making the facebook page a “kinder and gentler page” for the fans?
Wonder how that fits in
when the page was so kind in the last 48 hours of those who are posting pictures,
thanking the researchers and thanking each other
with their call to “togetherness”…
wonder who in the world wrote all of that
It does not change the reality
while last night
a gentleman posted a picture
of a young man in the back of a pick up truck looking ever so proud of himself squatting beside a dead bear; a recent kill.
And near the neck of the bear appeared to be pink ribbon or a part of one.
He thought it might alert the researchers
perhaps it was
HOPE, or Donna
bears that have “gone missing”
oh you should have seen the pride in the fellas’ face that he had in fact killed him a bear.
The timing of the picture was terrible
as thousands are bracing for horrible news
it was seen.
Folks asked whoever is now the MODerator to remove it, and the posts about it;
but it remained in the photos there.
It made me wonder
by that and many of the posts throughout the night…
“where are the moderators that have made the
Lily the Black Bear page one of safety and regulation and safety”
the ones who usually put up with a lotta crap,
protect the bears, the researchers, and the fans
each other; the press, the media,
They must not be there since all of this is happening now.
it is a stressful time
the world of
North American Black Bears.
Those volunteers were recruited trained and worked hard to moderate a fan page on Facebook with more than 100 thousand fans and emotions at times ran wild with joy, with upset, with anger
ranging from birthday parties each Friday for
including pictures
to fund raisers to lower the dept
of the bear center
to auctions and drawings
things you just cannot imagine!
Tempers would flare
opionions would rage and roar
folks would bluster and blister and hug and hum
thank goodness there were moderators to watch the page
I wouldn’t want that job for all the
berries off the tree
bear or not!
Months ago,
Lily and HOPE went into a den
Lily gave us twins!
HOPE there as well;
one died
as we watched nature and its ways
many would say that
little Jason had a trauma and many felt that those in the “know” knew before they shared it with thousands…
Little Jason died and then the drama began on how his little body would be handled.
there is
which is holding folks together with
HOPE will emerge from a den, from the woods
someone’s kitchen
since she has been known as
fiercely independent
sassy pants
“the untouchable one”
it is easy to see how no one wants to say
“she is gone from sight for good”.

We remember when she was just a “wee one” and when we saw them “walking away” and our hearts just melted as we put our human emotions on them… and we had to call our hearts in line to remember…. “they are WILD BEARS IN THE WOODS”… doing what bears do….

she was so amusing
we are
We still want things to be how we want them;
we do not like change
reality of the wild
the untamed
reality of
how very fragile life is.
It can all change in the flicker of a firefly.
we all should be able to expect honesty, integrity, and those who know to let us know
what is going on when it is happening and how it is happening.
We should be able to hear differing ideas, feelings and thoughts
without speaking harshly
with such rabid responses.
We may not like things
We may advocate for change
we may have to deal with the fact that some things are not going to change.
It is then that we are challenged to change ourselves.
the challenges of thinking that a little North American Black Bear that has been watched since its first breath
may have been shot by hunt season
is heart wrenching.
It is painful.
it is all that and it is more.
The thought that research bears are now becoming so humanized that they will walk up to humans will in fact place them in harms way
I do not believe that can possibly be a good thing in the woods for anyone.
someone will be harmed and
I feel that is harmful
to the very spirit of
the North American Black Bear.
At what point
do we
Stand for what is in the best interests of
the four leggeds.

Lily the North American Black Bear….
and where is she ??? Remembering these are Bears in the wild doing what bears do, I suppose it is not up to me to wonder such things… and

IF HOPE is now in spirit land, it does not really matter how it is that she got there, but only that I am grateful that I was honored to see her get here, to this earth; to grow, to play and to do what cubs do… and in the process to learn; to witness something remarkable and to learn more on “human behavior” along the journey of bears while being amazed at each bluster and oh what “scat” there is wherever you go.

Bless you all for maintaining HOPE and hold tight dear ones to FAITH during storms and times of uncertainity… Remembering who you are during it all, and riding the tides of change as u remember, change is the only constant in the world…

may you find comfort,
May you find the strength to stand,
to embrace the light
to remember good or great times
With passion, with laughter
to remember that many around you
need you to care gently
for all that enter here
who are fighting battles
we must also stand for each other
kindness, compassion, dignity, respect, honor, and
with tenderness in understanding.
Today I stand with and beside you
in knowing
that things are not always what they have appeared
or what is being told.
empower yourself
Learn from yesterday, live for today, HOPE for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.” Albert Einstein

Mike, AnnMary,Stephanie, Jimmy, Keli, Kasi, Katherine, Julie, Allan, Lynda, LeeAnn,
KS Comfort Keepers, Stephen Bright, Linda and staff there; Melody,Brenda A and children Sarah, David Rachel; Gloria, Pete, Fred, Max, JJ, Barb and Leo Henning, Rick Fechner, Ryan Baurain, Melissa Reid, “Probation Professional pals”, Jim Vander May (*who has been working in the Professional Caregiving field for 45 years in Michigan*, Dale, Herschel, Bonnie, Louise, Holly, Jerry, Faith, Yvette, Happy, Audrey,

Rod Markowski, Lynn, Ryan, Jordon, Darryl Markowski, I thank you for your service) Brian Markowski, Shannon Becker, Nick, Reagan, Dr Iris of Detroit Medical Center, (was lovely meeting you on the flight, please take best care of you) Sandy R. Carol, Stephanie, Marnie, Geri, Chris, Matt,
those in Oklahoma City, in Tulsa, In Ft Worth, Dallas, Ike,
Isabel, Teresa, Janelle, Patricia, Susan, Karen, Laura in Yuba City CA,
Crossroads Hospice and those who care out there working and walking the walk, Perry, Clayton, George, Janet, and all in green!
Rick, Calley, Ron, Rebekeh, Brenda, Becca, Audrey, Gabe, Dena, BEth, Lill, Jay Hanson, Jennifer, Beth Jett, Huntsville AL, Sheri, Wendy Reese and family, The Boy Scouts of Dora AL, Cam, Sandy, Toby, Edith Vaughn and family,Susan, Greg and Kyle Korabek (Landon Korabek on the other side now), Stephen Bright and family, Walter Littlemoon, Jane, Laura, Mitch, Jenn, Chris, Mary, Taft, Martha Deaver, Morris, Dahlee, Rose Brick, The Baitinger Family, The Yaslowitz Family, The St Petersbug PD, Congresswoman Gabbie and her family, Dahlee in NJ, Judy Kelley, beloved husband and family, Jennifer, (now being watched over by her beloved husband and child), Norma, EE, Little Cub to CJ and Angel eyes Jack, Daniel, Dave, Cindy and Steve, Marty, Sweet Pea and Pie Face, Florence, Jeremy, Dennis, Darrel, Greg, Leroy, Rebekka, Carly, John, Diana, Crystal, Karen, Janet, Callie, Lorie, Laura, Larry,

2 Wolves and Jinx in SD, (http://www.twowolvescreations.com/)
Kelly and family,Judy W and her 4 sons up there in New England, Cherokee Wick, Benni, Gayle, Jonathan, Great Aunt Effie’s family, Marilyn Warren, Ilene, Tweak and Chris, Jen and Bian, Ericka, Shannon, Hannah Sherabow, Pam C. and family, Susan S., Angela A., Nancy W, Sue G, Kelly and family,Mato Oyate Kola, Susan Brouse, Cindy and Stevie, Kim, Olatz, EVB, Guin, Yiva, Mary, Sandra and family, Christina Hellen, Dotti B., Susan and Greg, Amy, Becky and Barry Long, Christina, Matt and children, Aaron, Lisa and family, Freda, Linda Katie, Pat D, Tink and Mitch, LITTLE Ben, Jerry, Trish, Barb, Anastasia, Mary, Rylee, Lindsay, Ann, Sarah, Ruth, Johnny, Bobby and the Tucker Family, The Spraker Family,Kenny H, Michelle, Sandy, Addie and family in Canada, Sandy, BraveHeart, Rowena, Chris, Robyn Elizabeth, Jean, Duke,Rowena, Chris, Baby Robyn Elizabeth, Diane Smallze and family, Patti and family, The Korabek Family and friends, The Gasse Family and Friends,

Officer Crawford of St Petersburg, The Kocab Family, baby Lilly Nicole Kocab, The Curtis Family, Tarpon PD, those serving here and there in Uniform… Those now walking The Thin Blue Line, (far to many joining that line recently across our Nation),

Mylee, Mikey and family in DC, Jack M & Janis in OC, Stephen, Stuart Wittel (back from his 4th tour as a fighter pilot of the US MARINES inAfghanistan) and his parents Sandy and Stuart, Lavie Coltrane and her loving family, Andrea Gasse and family here and in New England, Ali and family, Randy and Winnie in New Mexico, Jill Wheaton L, Dr Peter in NY, Dr Rev Bev, Irene M, Bernice, Eileen and family, Dorothy, Angela, Kamryn Elijah, Ode, “Southwest VA”, Vicki, Matthew and family, Chris, Lovie, Nancy, Pedro and Our adopted family in BRAZIL, Our North American Black American Bears, The Windcross Convservacy and those beautiful Spanish Mustangs known as “pocket ponies”…

AND for:

Anne, Jim, JADE, Joseph, Cathy Madden, Nathan, and her family., Cindy in NC, Liz, Lee, Molly, Joanie, Jude, COFA, Judi, Ken, Matthew, Nick, Matt, Mark’s family and many friends , Pat, Irene, Kevin, Dr D, Deb, Randy, Dr B, Isabelle, Kelsey, Sabrina , Charlie and family, Jean, Julie, Rhonda, Victoria, Mildred, Andi and family, Faith, Denise, Jim, Tom, Joey, Shelby friends and family, Judi, Phylis, Joyce, Gina, Tonya, Beverly and Family, Janeth, Melissa,Virginia, Stacey, Elizabeth, Nita, Gary Siegal, Adrienna, Brian Mawbey, the Boyan Family, Jean R and friend Christy Rider, Victoria and hubbie, Stephen, Gayle, Steph, Chris, Erica, Eileen, John, Mindy, Jack, Susan Werth Becken, her brother Mike and family, Craig James Lightfoot and his family, Kenny, Audrey, Ed Saner, Patty Crowley, Bennie, Gail, Jonathan, Moe, Beverly, Dennis, Peter, Trish, Cynthia, Heidi and her family, Kathy Knights family, Edith Vaughn, Candy, Cynthia, Jenn, Eve, Edith, Jason, Karen, Linda, Joyce, Belinda, Jeanette, Jennifer, Patti, Sandy S, and …

(Feel free to let me know if you would like to add your/or a friends name to our circle)

Please lift these friends family and loved ones of these people in your hearts and prayers ~

YOU can join us today, you can step up, STAND UP, and can choose to to join with us IN YOUR HEARTS AND MIND AND SOUL.

Feel deeply each beat of your heart knowing that we are here only for this moment and life is fragile, oh how we need to remember that/

We have right here right now to make it right with all living things knowing we are all interconnected n the Universe.

WE HAVE THIS DAY… words and actions get imprinted on the heart, on the nervous systems of those we meet, greet and those we love.

KINDNESS is something that we all can do more with; treat those you love along with the ones that love you well. There is never a time, never a moment when poor treatment of those you love is ok, so be certain… that this moment is embraced, is savored like a good meal with love and tenderness.

it is never ever out of style, out of vogue and its benefits are tremendous.

Enjoy this day as we enjoy the beauty of a butterfly that graces us with its presence on a fabulous day!
STOMP with great HOPE and HAPPINESS for this day it is yours, and for that I am grateful, aren’t you!
Know that there are some powerful warriors on this page and in the next place along with some Powerful angels ~ and together we have banded together with the energy, love and support to facilitate healing and hope for so many along their journey…
“I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.” Dalai Lama
Whatever it is that is happening in your thoughts, in your world, in your life… whatever battle you may be involved in, get out there and find what you need to fight it, to stare life in the face and to know
YOu are a warrior. Put on your warpaint, and stand up and FIGHT..

“Find a place (inside) where there’s joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.” — Joseph Campbell

YOU MUST REMEMBER TO BREATHE and then do the work needed!
The fire is burning brightly, the embers are hot and the sage is drifting into the air, with prayers being sent to all in the prayer bowl and many who are not. You know who you are and you are being thought of …

That is the HOPE in Healing Heartaches ~
Walk In Beauty,

God Bless the USA and her people. Let us stand … Stand UNITED, where there is again hope, pride and honor with ours…

Walk in Beauty,



3 comments on “Sunday Morning HOPE

  1. Wonderful words shared Dr. Sherry. Hope did not want to be collared they tried their best. Hope was her own independent self. It truly doesn't matter how she met her spiritual life. She has crossed over and is joining all of her ancestors. Like they say…over the Rainbow Bridge. She won't be hungry or cold. I've watched her being born and followed her as she grew into a wonderful big sister. I will continue to pray for Lily and Faith. May they survive the winter without our little Ho Ho! Which I will miss terribly. Your words are very comforting on this gloomy Sunday. Take care Dr.

  2. Jennie Jones: yup, hope is gone and it is days later and the saga continues sucking all the emotional feelings from everyone and still no answer. And what of Lily and Faith? No one is asking. Everyone is so upset over Hope that they have already forgotten Lily and Faith for the moment. And the heart with hope written in it on the mushroom on the tree, I found to be playing an emotional card on us fans especially since the person saying they did it never does stuff like that. Being despondent makes us weaker and we don't see what is going on. People need to step away from that for a while and get some perspective. btw doc, the only one with no social graces is those that come onto another person's page and start attacking them. Great post today. LOVE it. Keep it real doc and truthful..as always

  3. Dear Dr. Sherry, such touching and uplifting words this day. Our sadness and sorrow for the loss of sweet Hope is very difficult but we need to keep in mind that that is life, and death, in nature and in the life of wild bears. It is so unfortunate if indeed a hunter took her young life. I will never understand the need to Kill – take a life of the innocent. Unless for the need of food and survival of man it makes no sense to me. As the "Lily the Bear" world watches and we waits for the news we need to think of the times we have watched and loved that little bear from birth to now and cherish those memories. My prayers for those listed and for you Dr. Sherry. Prayers also for all those who stop by here today that this Sunday will be a Blessed, Happy and Healthy one. Love Sandy♥

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