A Blessed Hope

None of us had returned to Mother's grave since her burial.
It seemed a good idea to suggest that we remember the day of her passing
by visiting the cemetery on the anniversary of her death a year ago.
He agreed.
He walked a few steps from the car and immediately dropped to his knee
(no small feat given his stiff and crippled knee).
His words, though vocal, were private.
His thoughts?  I have no idea.
All I know was that after the tears, he was SO thankful we had suggested this trip.
We finished the evening pleasantly around the table at a nearby - and familiar - restaurant.
My sister, husband and I were privileged and blessed to have shared this
unique and quiet moment.

 But we do not want you to be ignorant, brothers, about those who have died, 
so that you may not grieve like other people who have no hope.  
 For since we believe that Jesus died and was raised to life again,
we also believe that when Jesus returns,
God will bring back with him the believers who have died.
(I Thessalonians 4:13-14)


  1. Precious. What a sweet, sweet thing. So hard to lose someone we love, but precious to know that in Christ, we will see them again!

    1. "Precious" is exactly the same word I used to describe the experience when reflecting on it in my journal!

  2. heartbreaking photo...but...good that you have eachother and good that you can go there to "see" her...and good that she is not there, but is with the Lord.

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    1. Thanks, my friend. Thinking of you and YOURS....

  4. Oh my. That photo. So glad you took him.

  5. What a blessing knowing our loved ones are with Jesus! It brings peace.

    Love & hugs for all of you ~ FlowerLady

    1. Thanks, Lorraine. Thinking of you ♥


Writing a Song a Week #3

Writing a Song a Week #3
♪ I wait for the Lord; my soul waits and in his word I hope. My soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning ♪ (Psalm 130:5-6)