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a time to mourn

a time to mourn

Weekly Winner Jan16, 2010 TheUltimate Sacrifice

Mom & Dad had a hard road together, and it was maybe the hardest at the end. This is my tribute to them, to their 50 years together, and especially to him.


And so, after 50 years together you sit across from an empty chair. Hard to believe that she is gone. You married, raised your children, went through so much together. And at the end you gave until there was almost nothing left to give. No one could have been more faithful in caring for her daily needs as you were. No one could have been more patient. Even at her most difficult, through your own frustration and aggravation with her, you were tender and loving. I pray that as time goes on, the memory of these last difficult years fades a little and that the good memories of earlier times will be the ones that persist.

It is a bleak winter day. I pray we will all have faith in the spring that will surely follow.

Quote at bottom:

In the night of death, hope sees a star, and listening love can hear the rustle of a wing.

Robert Ingersoll


    this is very special and beautiful... it is a wonderful photo as well.... my fil passed away in nov and i am going to do a tribute page for him...you are an inspiration....hope you and your dad are doing well
    Wow Bobbi this is so stunning --- what emotion you have captured in this layout! I love the papers, the embellishments, the wonderful photo of your Dad AND your journaling is outstanding!
    Bobbi, this is really, really poignant. Such a wonderful tribute!
    Oh, my, this is perfect in every way. Your tribute to both parents is beautiful, and you have really captured a feeling with your photo and then with your colors, simple embellishments and aged and torn papers. Just wonderful. Hope that you and your Dad are doing better each day.
    Bobbi Jo this really is very very touching and beautiful. you can feel the love and thought that has gone into this LO! I so hope and pray that it blesses your Dad and helps you through this time. Thanks so much for sharing it with us.
    This is a beautiful page. My father-in-law passed away 3 years ago and still cannot bring myself to do his album yet. I want my kids to help and they say it hurts too much still. This is an inspiration to get started. I hope you and you dad are doing well. Thanks for sharing.
    This is a beautiful page.
    I liked it so much I had to tell you 3 times. I don't know how to delete multiple post. Sorry.
    Bobbi, this is so moving! Your journaling is beautiful and reminds me of my own grandparents and their relationship. Thank you for sharing such a personal layout with us.
    Bobbi you have brought tears to my eyes. I recently lost my FIL and your words perfectly describe the relationship between my DH's parents. This is a truly beautiful and heartfelt layout. Thank you so much for sharing it with us.