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Memorial Day

Sunday afternoon was spent rambling around Elmwood cemetery. Though we have no family buried here, we have friends who have passed on buried here. We visited graves and talked about death... and eternal life. We also talked with the Cemetery Sextant about the location of graves. She knew most of them without referring to her map. She drove with us to help find a specific grave and she graciously told us some general and specific Elmwood Cemetery history. On Monday we'll visit another cemetery where many on Mike's side of the family are buried.
As we drove down the lane on our way out, we passed a couple coming into the cemetery who we hadn't seen for several years. They pulled over. We pulled over and in the midst of catching up, we talked some about the mysteries of heaven and living in the presence of God in glory. What sweet fellowship we enjoyed. Here are some photos taken at Elmwood: It was a mild and beautiful day with gentle breeze giving some life to the flags decorating the cemetery for Memorial Day.
Mourning Doves
My favorite Statuary The peonies throughout the cemetery were lovely, fragrant and in full bloom An angel with moss and broken wings

   "Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies, and everyone who lives and believes in Me will never die. Do you believe this?" She said to Him, "Yes, Lord; I have believed that You are the Christ, the Son of God, even He who comes into the world." 
John 11: 25-27


Olivia Arlene said…
Those are really great photos mom! Nice Memorial day post.
TAB said…
Beautiful and bittersweet, but more sweet than bitter!
God is good all the time.
All the time God is good.
zz said…
You've inspired me. There is a sacred solemnity about visiting cemeteries.

Nice camera angle on the waving flags photo.
Chris said…
That's one of my favorite scriptures!

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