Saturday, March 8, 2014

THANK YOU !


My heartfelt Thank You to all of my friends that have held me and my family in the arms of love and prayer as I had my last visit with my brother on this earth.  We arrived at his home near Mt. Shasta on Tuesday evening, and he passed from death to life in heaven Thursday morning.  My daughter Julie, my sister Donna and I along with his wife Becky were with him in his final days and as he peacefully left this world on angels wings to join our parents, his nephew and many other loved ones already there.

Since we were so close, Julie and I spent a week with Jill and Jaya and baby Tristan.  It was a good trip and so thankful I got to visit with my brother before his passing.  And then get a few days to love on Tristan.  The cycle of life continues.

I'm back, and it will take a while to catch up on all of you.....but I will!!!

23 comments:

  1. I'm glad you got some smiles and hugs with the baby after the tears with your brother. :) You were missed! xo

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    1. Betsy, it was very therapeutic to love on Tristan, and see Jill and her sister Julie getting some sister time too.

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  2. Sorry to hear this Wanda. Your faith supports and guides you. Take care.

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    1. Thanks Dave. I certainly felt the love and faith surrounding us.

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  3. My heart breaks with yours Wanda. Losing my brother and sister these past few years has been so much harder than I could have ever imagined. I am praying that God will strengthen and comfort you and your whole family.

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    1. Bob, I agree, losing siblings is hard, especially when he's the youngest.
      Thank you so much for your prayers and support.

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  4. oh Wanda I am so sorry, take care,

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    1. Thanks so much Laurie...so glad you are back. Have missed you.

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    1. I love the love I feel from my blog friends. Thanks.

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  6. I continue to pray for you and your family. With love, Mildred

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    1. Mildred, thanks for being such a prayer warrior.

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  7. Is my comment out here somewhere or did it disappear?

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    1. Oh, phooey! It's gone. :(
      Keeping you in my prayers. My uncle brought me to tears at Mom's memorial service. There is nothing quite like the bond between siblings.
      So glad you had a chance to love on little Tristan. We had Austin for two days. Those grandchildren are therapeutic at times like this.
      I love you.

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    2. Oh Martha...I was so saddened to hear of your mom...but rejoice that she's celebrating with my brother. Hal Memorial service will be the end of April.

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  8. Welcome back Wanda....
    Sorry about your brother....at least you got to be wth him...
    I was with my younger brother when he died, and I cherish that memory...♥️
    Enjoy your weekend...
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. Thanks Linda. It was some very special moments for us. You are right...cherished memories.
      Nice to be home.

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  9. We missed you but knew you were where you needed to be! I can't imagine losing a sibling.....being the oldest I hope I go before any of the younger ones. It is wonderful to have the assurance of our salvation and that of my loved ones. Continued prayers for you and yours, my friend.

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    1. Linda, both my sister and I said the same...he's out little brother. I'm 10 years older, and Donna 16 years older..Cancer doesn't care about age, does it? Thanks for your love and prayers. Feels good to be home now.

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  10. Oh Wanda, I am so happy you made it up to see Hal in time. What a blessing that was to be together as he went to Heaven.
    Babies do definitely soothe the soul. That was a wonderful time for all too.
    We have been praying for all of you and the Small Group has too.
    Wish we were together for hugs and sharing..
    I will write more later.
    Love you
    Sue

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  11. Sorry about your brothers passing. Your family is in my prayers.

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  12. I'm sorry for the loss of your brother. The grandchild is adorable. xoxo

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  13. Aw, I'm glad I found this post as I was digging through to find out what happened with your brother. So glad you were there for him! It Is good to know that he is at least in a better place and your family is close to support and uphold one another. So good, that.

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