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Saturday, November 1, 2014

a new month





I went for a little walk Friday afternoon along the road.  The sun came out for a couple of hours this afternoon and I needed to get out to think, breath, reminisce, cry and pray.  It was the last day of October.  I have a lot on my mind.  Remembering my father's passing 45 years ago on the 29th of October.   And now waiting....


 Autumn days do that to me.  Especially late in the season when things are dying.  The season of summer is dying.  The land is laid waste and bare as the trees.

The little brook was flowing fast today with water from the recent rains.

A few apples, berries and leaves cling to the trees.

Goldenrod gone to seed and still rather pretty.

Do you remember this scene?  I've shared it a couple of times lately showing the progression of the landscape.  By Sunday morning it might be white.  Yes, it's calling for s**w.  I doubt we'll get much.  Enough wet snow with rain and cold will be just plain old miserable.  It will be November.  And it won't last.  It will get nice again for a couple more days before real winter weather comes.  

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Waiting...
As the seasons change life changes also.  I shared a while back that my brother is battling cancer and now he is nearing the end of his season on earth.  The family is gathered watching, waiting, praying, reminiscing, laughing, crying, and singing worship songs as they say good bye to a loving husband and father. Soon he will be with Jesus and we will celebrate his home going.   My heart is breaking in grief for his dear family.  He's my only brother and just a year and 4 days younger than me.  We were in cribs side by side.   One of my earliest memories is the old metal cribs.  But, I have lots of memories of the wonderful times with my brother and will cherish them forever.   
 Until we meet again. 

John and I ~ June 27, 2014

Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.   They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.  Isaiah 40:31


I may be absent for the next while as I take a bit of a break. 

Blessings,
Pam

  

42 comments:

  1. i am so sorry, pamela. bless you and your family.

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  2. Lovely photos ! We had a little snow flying around on and off this morning , the winds are blowing with a bite to them and it is cold out sun is in and out today . The land has changed again here to . My prayers and thoughts are for you and your family in this difficult time .

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  3. Walking, remembering, crying, praying...so glad that you are walking this sorrow through. I so understand your needing to take time. Much love to you and yours, prayers always...

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  4. Pam, you and John and all your family will be in my thoughts and prayers in the days ahead. Cherish the memories of happy times together, and gather strength from each other. Love and hugs to you...

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  5. Praying that our loving Lord will hold you all real close during this difficult time. XO

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  6. I'm sorry to hear all that your brother and family are going through at this time. Words don't soften the pain but you will all be in my thoughts. Take care Pam.

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  7. My heart and prayers go out to you and your family,Pam. God is merciful and I pray He comforts you at this time.

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  8. Given the circumstances, it's understandable that you'd take a break. Having had lost two brothers, I can relate to what you're going through, particularly when cancer's part of the equation.

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  9. I'm so sorry about your brother. My heart goes out to you at this difficult time. Take care of yourself through all of this.

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  10. I´m so sorry about your dear brother...life can sometimes be so hard...
    Take care.
    Warmly,
    Titti

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  11. Oh Pam, I know how this hard is. We lost two family members within the last year from cancer. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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  12. I am so sad to hear the news about John, your beloved brother. My heart breaks for you and the rest of his family. God bless him in these final days ahead. We have been waiting too, so I understand. I'm here is you need to talk...

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  13. I'll keep you and your family in my prayers my friend. I've had so much sadness in the Fall over the years, that it's always a tough season to get through for me, too. Sending you extra hugs. I hope you feel comforted. Your buddy, Diane

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  14. I'm sooooo sorry about your brother Pam. Lean hard on Jesus, He will give you the strength for the coming days.

    Sending ((((hugs)))) and prayers.

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  15. God Bless You and Yours Pamela. Take care. Carol

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  16. Oh Pam....I do understand...he will be at peace...but I know you will miss him terribly...
    I still think of my late brother....miss him terribly
    Remember the good times....
    Take care of yourself...
    Linda♥️

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  17. What a comfort God's promises are in a time like this...

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  18. So sorry about your brother. May you find comfort and God's presence in your grief. xx

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  19. Beautiful and loving post.
    Tearfully written . . .
    Remembrance way back to the iron cribs . . . side by side . . .
    What a bond . . .
    My caring prayers . . .

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  20. So sorry to hear about your brother. Keeping you in my prayers.

    Jeannette

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  21. I was spending a little time catching up on blogs and was so saddened with the news of your brother--and so close to the date you lost your Dad, too. I, too, lost my Dad around this time 9 years ago. I know the pain never completely goes away even with time. Please know my prayers are with you and your family. Take as long as you need away from the cyber world. We'll be here when you return.
    Bunches of Hugs to YOU!
    Dru

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  22. Pam my heart goes out to you and your family!
    Hugs Linda

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  23. It's important to keep memories of a loved one in your heart and images of them (when they were well and full of life) in your mind. The greatest help I had on this was when my Dad passed was when the minister said to think back to a happy time with him (not in the present when he was old and grumpy) and sear that image into my mind whenever I think of Dad. This helped immensely and I hope you can do this with your brother too Pam.
    Sending prayers for you during this sad time. And keep warm if the snow does reach you!
    Hugs,

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  24. When God calls his children home it's a beautiful thing, but also a time of grief for those left behind, Will be praying for you all as you go through this hard time.

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  25. May God hold you in his arms giving strength and comfort to you all.

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  26. That's so tough. I'm very sorry. Glad you're making the most of that time.

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  27. So sorry to hear about your brother, Pam. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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  28. Dear Pamela - I'm so sorry. I'm keeping you, your brother and his family close in prayer. May you sense God's deep, abiding peace and comfort.

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  29. Oh Pam - my eyes welled up reading this post - sending hugs your way as you prepare yourself for this next step in your brother's journey.
    Sending prayers.
    and much love,

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  30. Oh Pam, I'm so sorry to read this. Praying for strength and grace for you and your family as you walk through these difficult days.
    Love,
    Lorrie

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  31. Pamela
    I am praying for your brother's family and yours too, my friend.
    It's hard to express how sad I am for you all.....
    There is horrible sadness for the loss of a loved one, but then joy in knowing all the pain and suffering is over and that they will be in the arms of Jesus.
    Hugs to you-Kimberly

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  32. Morning Pamela, so sorry to read this post. Blessings to your brother and all the family.

    "I pray today for strength for John in his body and in his spirit: Strength to find whatever healing there is in this time and place, strength as he waits to come home to you when he is ready and You call him to be with You for eternity. I pray for courage for his family as they support him and love him and surround him in care".
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  33. Hello Pam, May heart if weary for you...over the news of your brother. I am praying for you and your family. May God's spirit surround you and give you strength during the next few days or weeks.

    Sue

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  34. Take your time Pam, as long as you need. You and your brother are in my thoughts at this difficult time. Take care of yourself too won't you. xx

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  35. I am so sorry to read about your brother. The strength of your faith will make the path easier as you enter this final period. My thoughts and prayers to you all x

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  36. Pamela, my thoughts, prayers and wishes are with you and your family.

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  37. I'm just now catching up on weekend posts. There is so much about this time of year that I love but you are right, with it brings a little sadness as we watch things dying off, yet to me there is till so much beauty to behold. I am so sorry about your brother, Pamela...there are no words to say that haven't already been said. Please know you and your family are in my prayers.

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  38. I'm so sorry to hear about your brother's health. For sure this is not an easy time for you. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  39. I'm so sorry about your brother. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. (I'm behind on blogging, as I'm only doing it about once or twice a week now).

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  40. Just a visitin' after a Bloglovin recomendation.

    Enjoyed your photography. Look forward to more.

    - Mac

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