Skip to main content

A year has passed.

It seems that a year would be time enough to form words for the flood of thoughts and emotions, but "words don't go far enough". 
We'll go to the cemetery and lay roses on the grave today.

I've come undone and I'd stay that way were it not for the hope of Christ.
Death is an ending here, but also a beginning for the believer in Christ's gift of redemption.

"...and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us." Romans 5:5


 Mom's last visit at our house:

 Tab and the kids were here from Florida.
Peek-a-boo Tabitha and Naomi,
My Dad is behind Tab.
Mike's Dad is in the jean jacket.
Marcail is looking at a book and Henry is next to Mom.
2011

Four Generations of Love, Sweet Love


Mom and I spent many years practicing love, sweet love.


  “And now, Lord, for what do I wait?
My hope is in You." 

Psalm 39:7

Comments

Zoanna said…
Hugs and prayers, my friend. I wish I could be there in person and grieve your loss with you. Paul's brother is having cancer surgery today. He is 63. We'd be undone, also, as you say, if it weren't for the hope of Christ.
tsbjf said…
Yes, the hope we have in Christ is everything.
TAB said…
These photos are precious!
The first year is the hardest.

It's because of Jesus, we can say, "it is well with my soul...." when the hard times hit....
Olivia said…
That last picture is so sweet! I miss her so much!

Popular posts from this blog

Wanna Play “Stink Pink”?

Are you familiar with the game? I hadn’t heard of it until several years ago when we were building a house on Main Street. It was the house we were going to live in for the rest of our lives and the house my Dad helped in so many ways including laying 2,600 sq. ft. of slate tile, but that’s another story. I was speaking of “Stink Pink”. When we were building Main Street house, a man named Bob was working with Mike and taught us the game. We put in some long hours and this was one of the pastimes as we worked! The rule is to give a hint that describes two rhyming words. If the words have one syllable, you say “It’s a “Stink Pink“. Two syllables- “Stinky Pinky” Three syllables- Stinkity Pinkity” and so on! An example of a “Stink Pink” is: A Large Feline. (A. Fat Cat) An example of a “Stinky Pinky” is: A Comic Cottontail. (A. Funny Bunny) A “Stinkity Pinkity” hint is: Okay, I’ve drawn a blank! Could someone come up with a three syllable “Stinkity Pinkity”? So you get the idea. The words…

Anton Pearson Woodcarver Home and Studio

The House

Welcome


Stairway


Studio Entry

Inside Studio


Dancers

Wood Carved Woman 

Men and a Cow


Carvings on a Shelf

Swedish Dancers and Accordion Player


My little Mama

Johnny and "Bubbles"
My little Mama My birth-giving Mama You go before me Braver frailty leading on And I wonder at being knit together in your womb At loving hands attending my helplessness And you laboring at leaving Laboring at dying Not knowing how because you have always lived Full and free My lovely Mama  I love you always

My Mama went to be with the Lord on February 9, 2011 She was able to be at home when she died. I am blessed to have been beside her with Mike and Dad at her passing and to have seen her trust her soul to the Lord.
Mary Geraldine 'Jerry' Beckman, loving wife, mother and grandmother, passed away Feb. 9, 2011, after a courageous battle with cancer. Jerry was surrounded by her family at the time of her passing. Jerry was born July 16, 1930, to Thomas W. and Mary Fike Ford in Benbush, West Virginia. Jerry graduated from Aurora High School and Morgantown Business School in West Virginia. Jerry married her childhood sweetheart, John H. Beckman. They shared their l…