Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Saying Goodbye...

Saying goodbye is never easy, but one way or another, we have to do it... Belief in God is what strengthens us, the knowledge that His eternal love and wisdom constantly bestowed upon us, for our own happiness while exercising our free agency. Sometimes, he calls us when we have fully enjoyed this earth, sometimes He calls when our youthful bodies are at its peak, and sometimes, even Heaven needs a pure soul to refresh its walls...

Today, my family and I, along with the Eldredge and Reidhead families, say goodbye and see you later to baby Sage Lawrence Eldredge, my dear friend Crystal's 8-month old baby boy, her 5th child. May his sweet soul be nourishing to all he meets "back home".

In the same token, another friend revealed that she too, lost a young daughter, only two, in the past, and we will also remember her...

Sometimes... Winter's long sleep encourages to forget...

How each season is beautiful, even with death...
We scream and beg for Spring to come; in reality, nothing brings us calm.

A tiny bud, a sign of life, but we forget each victory crowned with suffering and strife.

Time is both endless and limited; each choice molds.

Just like a new blossom, words and actions help life unfold.

Loving and to be loved is a divine gift, the only one never to be spent with thrift.

Little hands reach out to love; glimpses of heaven appear and come like a dove.

Little eyes close to eternal sleep, only God his soul can keep...

(My children; Jasmine, Ian and Lisa with the balloons)
(We released the balloons before they headed to the bus stop; the balloons, just like little children have a way to "staying put" before venturing out on their own, "slowly", "one at a time", but surely...)

Love until you forget how, but more so, love because you can, now...

To Britta, we say "see you someday"... To Sage, we say, "pave the way". For both souls are precious in the sight of God, two chosen ones that made us better, just with their precious smiles and occasional nod.

I thank thee for freeing from earthly pain, choice souls Heavenly Father;
When thou deemest me ready, I will dwell with thee forever...

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  1. I can only imagine the pain felt. This I know, God's comforting arms are always there ready for anyone who needs them. At the same time, those same arms are also there to welcome us as well.

    This is a very sweet tribute for the little ones and for the love ones.

    (I just dropped by a couple of minutes ago)

  2. Chandy-

    what a beautiful and touching tribute. How thoughtful of you do post this.


  3. Such a sweet tribute for a loss I cannot even imagine. I am so sorry for your friend.

  4. Oh Chandy, I am so saddened by all if this. I can only imagine the pain. The only consolation is that he is with Jesus now...Christine

  5. Sorry to hear about your loss Chandy...your post is so touching, I felt your sorrow.

  6. That really is a heart break! May God comfort all connected to this little one!

  7. Wow Chandy what a beautiful and moving tribute.. The Eldredge Family has been on my heart and in my prayers since learning of their loss. Thanks for sharing your tribute with us all.

  8. Beautifully written. It is indeed hard to lose someone.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Have a great day!

  9. Happy Outdoor Wednesday Chandy...such a good post...and a good time to reflect! Thanks for sharing your photos.~ Susan

  10. What a sweet memorial Chandy, so beautiful. My heart and prayers go out to all of you.

  11. Your friends and family are blessed to have you to comfort and support them. Such a gift...blessings to you and all.

  12. May God's presence be felt and may He give comfort and assurance that we never walk alone.

    God bless,


  13. Hello Chandy,
    I am so sorry for this loss, I will be remembering them in my prayers, This is such a great tribute to these precious ones. Thank you for sharing.

  14. Chandy, I am so sad for the loss of a child. Prayers and blessings to the family. Your tribute was so touching.


  15. I can't imagine the pain of losing a child. This was such a beautiful and moving tribute. Thanks for sharing this. Kathy

  16. Oh Chandy, this is so touching it's hard to lose anyone let alone a little one. At least they are both with the Lord. ~ Robyn

  17. A beautiful tribute. I am so sorrry for the losses. I will pray for comfort.
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