Wednesday, January 27, 2010

A Trail of Love

If you read my daughter's blog you know that we have lost a wonderful man from our lives. Most significantly he is missing from the lives of his three sons and his beautiful and talented wife. As well, by one degree of separation, a 3-month old baby left his family behind yesterday without warning or understanding. Death is a gentle and sometimes harsh tap on the shoulder reminding us to savor each minute, each moment of joy with our families and friends. It is a reminder not to fumble through life without paying attention. This morning as I was rushing to leave my house for campus I stopped and noticed a beautiful morning. I was thankful that I could see so much of this incredible world from my own front door. I know that there are millions and millions of people who will never see the sight of these magnificent cedars that grow on our property. I looked up and around and I remembered a life that has left us but leaves a trail of love and family behind as he moves on into the next space. I hope you can view the video and that you take a moment to sigh and be thankful for a moment in your life. Yes, I know I shot it sideways but who knows from what angle someone might be looking down upon us?

video

8 comments:

Jen said...

Any bereavement where a child is involved is heartbreaking, be it the child him/herself or a parent of young children passing away. It stops us in our tracks and makes us appreciate what we have. The photo of the trees in your sidebar is so peaceful, as is your video clip. I am a treehugger myself, love them:) Jen.

Taz said...

Wish we didn't need reminders like this to stop and take a breath. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your daughter and your friend's family. May he rest in peace.xx

Carrie Wilson Link said...

"but who knows from what angle someone might be looking down upon us?"

Good point!

Corrie Howe said...

I'm sorry about Brian and the baby. It is hard to say goodbye especially when it is unexpected.

Thanks for the lovely trees which are so tall and longevity.

Nancy C said...

Sending good thoughts and lots of loving prayers to keep you covered and protected. Call them Internet Trees of Love, for lack of a better phrase.

Cat said...

I'm so sorry for the losses.


The video is lovely though.

Judith Ellis said...

Blessings! Thank you for sharing the video of the trees. They are majestic indeed.

Mrs4444 said...

"It is a reminder not to fumble through life without paying attention." I love that. Thanks. Sorry about you and your daughter's loss of a dear friend.