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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Going "Home"


It snowed again last night, falling swiftly and silently, blanketing the landscape within an hour.
A driving, wet snow, with enormous snowflakes.
More of the same is predicted for tomorrow, is there no end ?

We buried a family member today, and yes, it was snowing.
The First Sergeant's cousin, who had suffered with health problems over the last few years.
A much-loved son, brother, and friend, whose time on earth was cut short at the young age of fifty eight.
A beautiful and heart-touching service, we sang hymns with only the accompaniment of our own voices, it lifted spirits.
Godspeed Douglas......

Thank you for all of the Oliver 'well-wishes'.
He continues to improve, and hopefully I will be bringing him home to recover further in the next day or two.
I've surely missed his furry ears and whiskers :)

21 comments:

Doc said...

Sorry for your great loss, that is a very young age.
So happy to hear that your Oliver is on the mend.

Mama-Bug said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you Jo. Hope things will be better for your family soon. Hugs!

Country Gal said...

Sorry for your loss.
Good to hear that Oliver is on the mend , you both will be glad to have him home. Take care.

Brit Gal Sarah said...

My condolences on your loss and good news on Oliver. It's snowing here again with a blizzard forecast overnight!

EFT Therapy said...

I can't wait for spring to come. I pray that snow would end real soon.

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

That light is beautiful !

L. D. Burgus said...

It had to be a tough day for you two. The long illness are just as difficult as you keep hoping for something other than loss. Get better soon Oliver!!!!!!!

George said...

I'm sorry to hear about the death in your family.
We've had snow flurries here off and on today, and I guess we, too, will have more tomorrow. I'm ready for Spring.
I'm glad Oliver will soon be home.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Sorry about the death in your family, Jo... It's always hard to bury a loved one who is so young. My prayers are with you and the family.

We didn't get much snow yesterday like you did--but they say all of us will get some tomorrow and Thurs... SO--I wonder if we'll get skipped again this time...?????

I know you will be glad to get Oliver home.
Hugs,
Betsy

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Oh Jo, I'm so sorry about the loss of your family member, and equally sorry to hear about your boy Oliver!! I so hope he'll be back home where he belongs very soon--We'll send healing thoughts and energy in your direction in hopes of making that happen!!

Louise said...

I'm very sorry for the loss of your loved family member. And, I'm very glad tha Oliver is on the mend.

Theanne... said...

I'm so sorry for your loss...58 is so young. Prayers and hugs for you and family.

So happy kitty is getting better!

AshTreeCottage said...

Dear Jo,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. It's always hard to lose a loved one and even harder when the loss is just too soon. I am also sending much love and prayers for dear Oliver. I know that he will recover so much more quickly when he is back in his loving home.

Lots of love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Barbara Anne said...

Sympathy, Jo and First Sargent. Go in peace, Douglas.

The picture is so serene and inviting and does speak of going home.

Continued get well wishes to Oliver.

Big hugs...

Sandra said...

the photo is lovely and looks like heaven to me, perfect for a post about loss. sorry to hear about douglas. and so happy to hear oliver is doing better.

Roxie said...

Bless your dear heart. This IS a hard winter, isn't it? Health and strength to Oliver, and comfort to you and yours.

AJ-OAKS said...

It sounds like it was a lovely service.
I have to catch up what is going on with you.
Don't know what was/is wrong with Oliver so am going to go read.
And might I say that Oliver is one handsome fellow! Reminds me of my Mr. Smith ( who looks a lot like Oliver).
Hugs.

Jill said...

I am very sorry for your loss. We had snow yesterday as well. So glad Oliver is feeling better and will be home soon.

Ginny said...

So sorry for your loss. We just lost my niece this pass Sunday. She lived in AZ and that is where she will stay. She was way too young as well, 37, single Mom.

Jo said...

Jo, So sorry for the loss in your family. It's always hard to lose a family member when they are so young. My prayers are with you.
I'm glad that Oliver is on the mend. My cat Motorboat said
"Meow" to Oliver and get well soon. We can really miss our pets when they are not at home.
We are suppose to have snow again tonight. I hope they are wrong this time. Have a blessed day.

Rob said...

I'm sorry to read of your loss - God bless you all.