Friday, March 8, 2013

Hovering




My dear father-in-love is hovering between this life and the next today, ready to leave, just like this Blue Triangle butterfly in my garden this morning. My husband and my mother-in-love are both with him in the aged care centre where the care they have all received has been wonderful. Peace and comfort reign and release for him will come soon. Hallelujah.


Update: Just before 5pm today the hovering ceased and release happened. He is now free, safe in the arms of our Saviour, reunited with his mother, sister, his eldest son and others who have gone before him. Peace.


Sharing at Weekly Top Shot, Sweet Shot Tuesday.

51 comments:

Sylvia K said...

My thoughts are with all of you. Sending much love.

geanina said...

Beautiful!
Have a nice day!;)

AllyJo said...

I love the way you worded this. I will be thinking of you all. Prayers for comfort.

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

That's a beautiful image to go with your thoughts. I'm glad your father in law is being well cared for.

Beth said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you all!

Nancy said...

Praying for peace for your father-in-law during this time of transition...blessings to you all as well.

marijke said...

At this moment his life is like a butterfly to take of to heaven.
I pray for him and your family.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Thank you Marijke, the "butterfly" has now taken off for heaven. Peace.

Cinzia said...

A big hug to you and family...
Cinzia

Seeing Each Day said...

Oh Karen, while I'm familiar with the feeling of losing a parent as a child, I've never experienced losing a parent as an adult. I know that this release is a blessing in one way, but I also know from people around me that feelings surface that are unexpected. I say this in complete sincerity that I hope your husband and you (who must have been a gift as a daughter-in-law to your father-in-law) are going as relatively well as expected with how you're feeling right now. I am sending thoughts. Renee.

Joop Zand said...

Very nice photo Karen.

Greetings, Joop

Patchwork and Play said...

Thank you for sharing your father-in-laws final journey so beautifully..memories of my mother's passing some seven years ago yesterday. Prayers to you all....

Giga said...

I am very sorry and sad. I feel sorry and greet.

Mama Bear said...

Dearest Karen,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Sending all our love to your family, esp Hubby. A sad time indeed, and yet not without hope. Praise God for His mercies and eternal life. Thinking of you all,
Anna xxx

tinajo said...

I´m so sorry for your loss.

flowersandhome said...

Thinking of you and your family. Wishing you strength and support with eachother in this emotionally difficult time.
Marian

Rosemary said...

Thinking of you all - his end was peaceful, surrounded by the love of his family.

Sarah Jane said...

I am so sorry for your loss Karen! It is good that his final moments were peaceful, surrounded by those he loved and receiving the best care. My thoughts are with you and yours. Take care, xox

guild-rez said...

I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories. We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love.

Thank you for your beautiful picture.
Take care,
Gisela

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you. May God's peace surround you and your loved ones.

Maria said...

There is no more worries...he is now at peace.

Shirley said...

May his rest in peace be a comfort to you and your family. Prayers to be strong as the days go on..
~Shirley

Fun60 said...

He must have felt at peace as he left this world surrounded by his family.

Astridka said...

In German, we say: Herzliches Beileid! His soul will be flatter like the wonderful butterfly!
Sincerely
Astrid

Linda R said...

I am sure he is celebrating in the heavens above.. We are the ones who suffer here on earth.. My prayer go out to you and your family..

Hugs~

Juliana said...

ahaha! great work!
lucky shot!

xoxo, Juliana | PJ’ Happies :) | PJ’ Ecoproject

veredit - isabella kramer said...

I love this post and your touching words. My thoughts are with all of you. Sending much love.

hugs - isabella

Marit Sønstebø said...

So many beautiful pictures you have taken! :-)

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

My sympathy is with your family

Filip and Kristel said...

Amazed by the sharpness while it is using its fast wings.

Greetings,
Filip

Evelyn S. said...

How beautifully you have related the "hovering" of your father-in-law. My condolences.

Tracey from Haiku.You.Do said...

Peace and love to you and yours. May your memories of him always bring you cheer.

A beautiful image for such a nice tribute.

Marion said...

Thinking of you and your family! Great description, with love, Marion

TheChieftess said...

When my Father-in-law passed, our granddaughter, who was 8 at the time, saw a butterfly and said..."there goes Papa Jess"...

My condolences to you and your family...

Deanne Langford said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. xxxx

Ash said...

My condolence to you and your family.
Take care.

Dave said...

Comforting thoughts to your family and your husbands family Karen. A sad loss I am sure. Your husband will miss his Dad, as I did when mine passed on. Best wishes, Dave

Nordis said...

Very nice picture. Greetings to you and your family.
Nordis

Isabelle said...

Beautiful photo telling us that life's ending is just a new beginning.
Wishing you and your family a peaceful rest after these days of "hovering".
A warm embrace :)

Madge Bloom said...

I'm so glad you came by to share on Weekly Top Shot #73!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I am sorry for your family's loss. Even though it was expected and he was ready, I know it is still a hard time for everyone else. Your picture is a perfect illustration of transition.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Oh my goodness my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family...

ladyfi said...

So very sorry to hear of your loss.

Beautiful shot as a tribute.

Rosemary said...

Beautifully worded, I wish you and your family peace as well.

Ocean Soul said...

Praying God's comfort and hope for your family. A beautiful metaphor with the butterfly ready to leave...

Cathy said...

In the arms of our Saviour...a beautiful visual image.

I am sorry for your loss; you just plain miss them.

God's peace and comfort to your entire fanily.

Cropped Stories said...

What a fantastic capture! Gorgeous colors too!

Susan said...

Oh my...how beautiful.

Gillian Olson said...

So sorry to hear of your your loss, a lovely tribute.

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

I have been away from the computer for some time now only today to pop in to check some mail and look in on some of my bloggers I love to look at and saw this post.

GOD be with your family in this time of grief, but know you all will see him again. My heart goes out to you and your family.

I pray daily that this will be the day our LORD comes for all of us to take us to our heavely home where is no more tears or pain.

Mrs. T. said...

Beautiful. Almost missed seeing the bee!

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