4.13.2011


A Heavenward View

So often... I want to bow my head in sorrow and sadness.
But I try to remember to hold my head up and gaze toward Heaven~
where my sweet sister now lives.
Every look Heavenward holds so much meaning now.

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23 comments:

Picturit said...

A beautiful view a beautiful world and a beautiful memory.

Beverly said...

Im so, so sorry for your loss. keeping you and your family in our prayers. xoxo

your image is so very beautiful.

Jan n Jer said...

It gives me peace to look up towards the heavens. I talk to my departed loved ones that way! Your sister is looking down on you for sure with a smile on her face!

Linda R. said...

I just know that as your looking up towards the heavens, your sister is smiling down on you. Just think what a wonderful place it must be. I can only dream and image..

Take care you!!

Hugs, Linda

Deb from WhatsInMyAttic said...

Somewhere...over the rainbow, she watches and knows your heartache.

May the peace of God and your faith in the the things you cannot see sustain you until the day you can hug your sweet sister again...somewhere over the rainbow.

God Bless.

Brenda said...

I talk to my mom too. I always vision that she stops and smiles when I say her name.

The thing about grief is that you can be sad and head down one moment and look up and smile the next. Nothing wrong with either. Heaven does take on a whole new meaning.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

How beautiful, both the thought and the photo. I understand this feeling more than you know, and Heaven becomes more real, more tangible as a consequence.

Thinking of you, Chas...

XO,

Sheila

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

This is such a gentle image and so beautiful. I found a quote yesterday which might be helpful to you as it was to me.
“Comparing lives is a laundry chute to self-pity. This may not be the life that I envisioned for myself, but it IS the life that God gave me. And I think that one reason God wants us to give thanks is so that we will focus instead on the things that we DO have so that we can see our gifts as part of the Body of Christ. It puts our eyes on Him, not on all our challenges. And when we are in that place, the view is always good. Gratitude is the great equalizer.”
May you find the strength to live each day to its fullest.

Traci said...

Beautiful image, Chas. Your new button is beautiful, too.
Much love to you.

lisa said...

This is a beautiful photograph Chasity, and always know that she most definitely is smiling down on you and your family.
Sending you hugs.

Bernie said...

What a beautiful photo and Chas when it is a really warm afternoon with a beautiful blue sky, take a blanket and a bag of jelly beans and lay down and let the sun warm your face. Talk with sweet Shauna, share with her how you feel, how much you miss her then thank God for all the good memories you have and all the years he gave you to celebrate being sister.....keeping you in my prayers sweetie. You will get through this and be happy again, I promise....big hugs

justine said...

I am sure you must be in so much pain still, I hope it is getting slightly easier, I can only imagine what you must be going through. This is a lovely thought to look heavenward.

SouthernSass said...

I am thinking of you and your family during this difficult time and keeping you in my prayers. I just know she is looking down on all of you, just as you looking Heavenward towards her. HUGS to you!

Chastity Abbott said...

Such a beautiful image! Prayers and love to you friend.

Leah C said...
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Leah C said...

Soon after my mother passed away, I came across this quote..."Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in Heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy." You've been in my thoughts & prayers. xo

Lisa RedWillow said...

They leave us for a time but somehow we always can feel them somewhere someplace.
xo

Beautiful

darlin said...

Your photo is priceless, it's so soft and beautiful. I'm with that Lisa said, I feel my mothers presence with me when I need it the most, she's been in heaven now for going on 9 years, I believe that our loved ones can and do live through us. Huge hugs sent your way Chas.

the wild raspberry said...

My all time favorite, Chas. Thank you for taking this and for sharing it with us. I love you.

~Debbie

Kala said...

Beautiful tones and light. Hugs to you Chasity.

Lucy Corrander said...

This all seems pretty much impossible and un-bearable. Best wishes . . and strength . . and . . . well, it's impossible to say anything appropriate or useful but my thoughts are with you.

Lucy

The Strawberry Mallard said...

Chas it will take time....a long time...it will be and up and down battle.it will catch you off guard and take your breath away....but every day you will heal a little more, slowly but surely.
I took a picture today of our weeping cherry and thought of you...and then I saw this.
Sending you love, healing prayers, and peace!
Nancy and family

Linda Makiej said...

Beautiful photos here!!
So happy to have found you to follow!