Thursday, February 19, 2015

19 February 2015

Winter is still with us in a way

Even though it has been very nice weather for a week and temperatures in the low 70's some winter things are still with us.
The Flu and all the colds and virus type illnesses seem to be here still. I seem to have it again, or it never really went away.

Glad to see the sunshine nonetheless...

Sad news

My best friends husband passed away on the 13th. He had been ill for a couple of months and in and out of the Hospital and rehab for various things. They could not put their finger on what the cause was.  But suffice to say his lungs gave out and he passed away. Thank goodness she was with him when he did pass.

Linda posted this about her husband on Facebook:
Thomas C. Hamilton 
August 21,1943 - February 13, 2015
In loving Memory~
Your suffering is over my sweet husband. Thank you for all that you have
done for me and my children. Externally grateful. I will miss you dearly. 
Thank you for all the great memories we share.
I love you to the moon and back.

I added this photo of Thomas and the poem below.

The rose still grows beyond the wall

Near a shady wall a rose once grew,
Budded and blossomed in God's free light,
Watered and fed by the morning dew,
Shedding it's sweetness day and night.

As it grew and blossomed fair and tall,
Slowly rising to loftier height,
It came to a crevice in the wall
Through which there shone a beam of light.

Onward it crept with added strength
With never a thought of fear or pride,
It followed the light through the crevice's length
And unfolded itself on the other side.

The light, the dew, the broadening view
Were found the same as they were before,
And it lost itself in beauties new,
Breathing it's fragrance more and more.

Shall claim of death cause us to grieve
And make our courage faint and fall?
Nay! Let us faith and hope receive--
The rose still grows beyond the wall,

Scattering fragrance far and wide
Just as it did in days of yore,
Just as it did on the other side,
Just as it will forever-more.

© by A. L. Frink