Thursday, September 13, 2012

the end of the journey...

There's always a sunset at the end of the journey...
isn't there?

On September 11, 2012 the life journey of my Uncle Neil ended...
as he took his last breathe in Largo, Florida.

He was one of my dad's brothers...
and we had the privilege of visiting my uncle and aunt at their home just a few months ago.
Who would have known it would be the last time we would meet?

We took a photo before we parted ways...

...and he waved as we drove down the street and out of sight.

I know we will  meet again one day...
and look forward to that grand reunion in glory.

Tomorrow we celebrate my dad's 90th birthday.
Once there were twelve siblings.
Now there are six.

We rejoice with those who rejoice.
We grieve with those who grieve.

My thoughts and prayers are with Aunt Fran...
cousins Ron and John and their families.


  1. It's so hard to see them go! I just lost two aunts and a cousin within the last month and the large families of 10 and 11 are now 3 and 2. It's so comforting to know that we will all meet again some day!!! Huge hugs to you and your family today Judy!!!!!

  2. Your visit really was timely. So good that you have these latest photos to share...
    What sweet reunions we have to look forward to one day.

  3. How good that you were able to visit so recently. Praying for comfort for all who need a special touch from the Lord today.

  4. So glad you were able to spend time with your aunt and uncle recently. Praying for comfort for those left behind, praising for the certainty of future reunions in Heaven.

  5. Sorry for your loss Judy. Glad you had the chance to visit him recently. In my Mom's family were 11 now there are two. Awesome to have so many Aunt's and Uncle's, tough to say good by to them too.

  6. How nice that you will have recent memories of your dear Uncle.

  7. Sorry to hear your sad news but how great you got to spend some recent time with your uncle and aunt. I pray you and your family will know God's wonderful comfort and peace. And look forward to a photo's celebrating your Dad's 90th!

  8. How wonderful that you were able to have that last visit. Praying for peace and comfort for your family at this time.

  9. Blessed family to have so many live strong unto the final years.

  10. What a gift to have been able to visit with him recently. You will have those wonderful memories to share with your dad and to carry you through this time of sorrow.

  11. I am sorry for your loss. It's so nice you had a visit with him and your aunt this year and that you will see him again one day. Blessings to you. Pam

  12. So glad you visited him recently. You certainly had a range of emotions on Sept 11, didn't you? Happy birthday feelings and feelings of loss. Grateful that you have that glorious hope to cling to!

  13. I am so sad to hear of your Uncle Neil's passing, Judy! It was so fortunate you had an opportunity to see him again this past year. You will always have that happy memory until you meet again.

    My deepest condolences to your family, especially to your Dad who will be celebrating his 90th birthday tomorrow.

  14. You must be so thankful now for such a recent memory to cherish!
    May God's comfort be near.

  15. Wow, so glad that God orchestrated that trip! And so good to know that you have that hope that you will meet heaven one day. The ultimate family reunion for sure!

  16. Gracious gifts from our Heavenly Father, that is what your visit was. What a kind tribute and what a inspiring way to word it all, about the life of this loved man. The sunset was the perfect way to begin this post. Reunions are looking better every day.


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