Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Passing by....

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My father-in-law left his body tonight.  He lived just over a year after he was diagnosed with cancer.  He never once uttered a negative word about his situation.  He is an angel.

    The Eskimos say this about stars -
 “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.”

I feel the same way  about butterflies.


23 comments:

Anji Johnston said...

I feel the same. Sending love your way for you and your family XxX

Cortney Lyon said...

I am sorry to hear about your loss. That is a beautiful saying from the Eskimo's, I will not look at the stars the same and it is comforting, thank you. I also feel the same about butterflies...they always seem to flutter in when you least expect them but just when you need them the most.

Sharon said...

I am so sorry for your lose. My thoughts are with you. I feel the same way about butterflies too. Also whenever I find a feather I feel my mom has been there just letting me know she is OK and still with me.

Tara said...

Oh Twomatossa! I am so sorry to hear your very sad news. You are all deep in my thoughts and I send each and everyone of you my love. I too feel the same about butterflies and stars too and it's something very special to hold onto.

Love Ya Loads,
xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Gaby Bee said...

I am sorry for your loss Trudi! Take care and know my thoughts are with you.

Healing Woman said...

Your father-in-law sounds like he already was an angel on earth. I become infuriated every time I hear of someone passing on after loosing the war with cancer..but I won't elaborate on that now.

That was a beautiful quote and I love the second butterfly. Thanks so much.

Kathy said...

This was beautiful. What a lovely sentiment. Warm thoughts to you and your family. - Kathy

Laura said...

You have my deepest sympathy on your family's loss. That is a beautiful sentiment about the butterflies.

peppapig said...

Hi Trudi,sorry to hear of your loss,what a lovely way to word the passing of someone,My mum lost her battle with cancer in June and I'm still trying to get used to life without her.
I love the Eskimo saying too,I've never heard that one before.
I've always believed that butterflies are loved one's who come to visit.

Jayne x :-)

Lorraine @ creativedaily said...

Lovely quote T. He is at peace now after a challenging struggle. Hugs to both of you....

Cynthia Schelzig,Cynnie said...

My deepest condolences.....beautiful butterflies in his memory....thanks so much,,,that you share them with all of us.

Bea said...

An extra year of life! I can imagine that he woke up each day smiling. And, now he is free of all pain and ill health. He's been released from his physical body and like the butterflies now is his true being.
I know you miss him. Talk to the wind, he'll hear you. :)Bea

Seth said...

So sorry for your loss Trudi. My thoughts are with you and your family. And the ideas that you shared about both stars and butterflies are very comforting!

Rita A. said...

Warm hugs to you and your family.
I have always heard butterflies are visits from our loved ones. I've never heard the Eskimo saying but I love it.Stars will now have a new meaning to me.
Thank you.

Becca said...

Oh this is beautiful. Love your quote from the Eskimos.
A beautiful thing to remember during your loss.
Blessings,
X Becca

Lynn said...

I am sorry for your loss, my fil passed from cancer last December and it's never easy, but he too was ready and thankfully didn't have to suffer too much.
I love the Eskimo saying, how lovely that is.
Take care, my thoughts are with you and your family right now :)

Rebecca Everett said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I absolutely believe my father sent me butterflies after he passed away. They all have their ways of letting us know they are still around.

Tuire Flemming said...

When I was very young I knew that I always had been - your father-in-law has gone where he came from - where we all are going to. Where we all came from. Where we all will meet again!

Whimsey Creations said...

My sympathies to your family about your fil. I love the Eskimo saying. But I have to warn you - I made a doll once for a family who had lost their daughter and used that saying on a little banner she was carrying - posted it on my website...and promptly got a cease and desist order from Hallmark. Evidently that saying was written by someone at the company on one of their cards and is their 'original'. I came back blasting them of course since I wasn't making the doll to sell and because of the whole situation. They eventually apologized and told me not to use it again. Scary and sad thought about having to be careful when we want to pass on a beautiful saying so all can enjoy isn't it? Hugs!

Patti G. said...

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your FIL! Soft hugs,Patti

Debby said...

Oh gosh Trudi, I am sorry to hear about your loss. Sorry I am so late in posting! Sending you and your family big hugs.
Debby

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

we never really lose the ones we Love ... Love never dies

the Eskimo saying is one of my favorites

sending Peace * Love and Light to you and yours dear Trudi!
oxo

Cat said...

So sorry to hear this sad news, my condolences to your family.

xo,
Cat