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Prayers


This is a series from the Utrecht Dom/Cathedral from when Astrid/Picturit and I were there on January 15.

This past Monday, Donica's cousin-in-law lost her 5-year battle with colon cancer.  She was 55.
Today is her memorial service in Atlanta.

We have loved you in Life, Sam, and will love you in death.
We will see you again.  Prepare a place for us!


"Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning." (Psalms 30:5)


[Today I'm in Amsterdam.]


Prayers


This is a series from the Utrecht Dom/Cathedral from when Astrid/Picturit and I were there on January 15.

This past Monday, Donica's cousin-in-law lost her 5-year battle with colon cancer.  She was 55.
Today is her memorial service in Atlanta.

We have loved you in Life, Sam, and will love you in death.
We will see you again.  Prepare a place for us!


"Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning." (Psalms 30:5)


[Today I'm in Amsterdam.]


comments (37)

  • Chris Phillips
  • 31 Jan 2008, 00:13
Let us hope her soul is at peace Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: I truly believe it is, Chris. You would have loved her. Thanks.
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 31 Jan 2008, 00:19
I am sorry to hear that!
Ginnie Hart: It's been a long time coming, Martin, but it's always a shock when it's final. Thanks.
  • rags
  • United States
  • 31 Jan 2008, 02:06
May she rest in peace.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Kanyi! Thanks.
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 31 Jan 2008, 02:32
Lovely candles to light up her passage.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Aussie. I think she has finally seen the light at the end of the tunnel!
  • VZ
  • United States
  • 31 Jan 2008, 03:13
That's a very moving picture, Ginnie. Your quote from Psalms is right on, dear.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, dear Viktor.
  • Jewlya
  • United States
  • 31 Jan 2008, 04:22
Very touching photo. Great warmth in it too.
Ginnie Hart: Sam was a very warm and loving human being, Jewlya. This image is fitting of her. Thanks.
  • Astrid
  • The Netherlands
  • 31 Jan 2008, 04:46
Ginnie, my deepest sympathy for both of you and your choice of picture; I think Sam would have loved it (the quote is so true)
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear friend. I agree. Sam would have loved this! Joy DOES eventually come...some morning we find it there!
  • Kay
  • Portland
  • 31 Jan 2008, 04:46
Ginnie,
I'm sorry to hear of your and Donica's loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you.

Also, I love the verse you quoted. it's so perfect.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, dear Kay. We both are touched by the thoughts and condolences expressed here.
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 31 Jan 2008, 05:28
Candles are such interesting religious artifacts, Ginnie. They can symbolise a life slowly burning down; the dancing flame can be a celebration of the joy-of-living of the person being remembered; the light can be the effect the person had on you......
Ginnie Hart: Your words are very touching, Ray, and so right-on! Thank you kindly for them.
j'aime ces jolies petite lumières douces
Ginnie Hart: Yes, O-P, and thank you kindly!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 31 Jan 2008, 07:05
Very touching words and een ontroerende foto! Requiescat in pace! (Although I'm Lutheran Christian, being in a Roman-catholic church I often like to light candles praying for my dears... it is a wonderful ritual which I'm missing in the Protestant churches. The jewish believers have also comparable rituals to remember their deads.)
Ginnie Hart: You are so right, Philine. Those of us in the Protestant tradition have much to learn form our Roman Catholic and Jewish brothers and sisters! Ontzettend bedankt for that thought.
  • navin
  • India
  • 31 Jan 2008, 07:08
Very soothing kind of a shot
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Navin.

I have LOVED reading your blog but cannot find any place to leave comments. Am I missing something???
Psalm 116:15
Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.

May her soul rest in perfect peace.
Ginnie Hart: That's another wonderful verse, Kunle. Thanks for quoting it here. I almost titled this image, "Prayers to the Saints!"
  • Tracy
  • Stoke on Trent UK
  • 31 Jan 2008, 08:01
My thoughts are with you both, and I am sure Sam would love your shot and heart felt tribute.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Tracy. That means the world to both of us. I think Sam knows we are remembering her!
  • anniedog
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 31 Jan 2008, 08:23
What a lovely tribute to her life, Ginnie. I think Ray's metaphors summarise the candle's symbolism perfectly.
Ingrid
Ginnie Hart: I totally agree with Ray's words of wisdom. Thank you, Ingrid.
  • mal
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 31 Jan 2008, 10:58
best wishes to all her loved ones Ginnie. mal
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir!
  • Ann
  • Sucé sur Erdre - France
  • 31 Jan 2008, 11:02
Spiritual shot ... Nicely done ... I like the angle ...
Ginnie Hart: Thank you much, Ann. I was glad I had a perfect image for today in this series.
Beautiful tones Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Chad.
  • Ruth
  • United States
  • 31 Jan 2008, 11:52
Bless her as she goes. These candles bless me this morning.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Ruth. We all need the blessing right now!
  • Kathryn
  • Germany
  • 31 Jan 2008, 12:10
The symbolism of the candles is touching and deep, Ginnie. Peace be with you, Donica, and the others who miss her.
Ginnie Hart: Peace comes in waves, Kathryn, ebbing and flowing as we deal with the grief. We know she's done with the pain, and that's the biggest peace of all right now! Thank you for your sweet condolences.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 31 Jan 2008, 12:15
Cancer such an terrible thing
Ginnie Hart: It's a horrible way to go, Vintage. You are so right. Thanks for stopping by.
  • Dirk
  • 31 Jan 2008, 12:29
Great framework and clarity! Hope you can find the joy and peace promised to us!
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Dirk! It's ours for the taking! Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting!!
I feel something with this photo, makes me wonder of to memories.
Ginnie Hart: That is sweet, Chantal. Thanks.
Your picture says it all Ginnie.
May she rest in peace.
Please receive Donica and yourself my humble and sincere compassion. God bless you!
Ginnie Hart: Your words are very touching, Richard. Thank you.
  • Reza
  • Canada
  • 31 Jan 2008, 16:12
May she rest in peace!
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Reza! Thanks.
  • blackdog
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 31 Jan 2008, 17:42
My thoughts are with you and your friend in her loss.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Mike.
A great way to give a tribute Ginnie. Hope she's in peace now.
Ginnie Hart: I do, too, Flo. I think she is. Thanks.
My sincere condolences to Donica and to you.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you most kindly, Bill.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 31 Jan 2008, 20:35
A fitting tribute - condolensces to her loved ones.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Louis. That means a lot.
  • Still
  • France
  • 31 Jan 2008, 22:51
A fine minimalist... I like the frail touch of this image.... Just like our hopes...
Ginnie Hart: You are right, Still. Thank you.
  • Ellie
  • United Kingdom
  • 31 Jan 2008, 22:56
Probably the most poignant part of any high church is the area where people light candles. You've captured that feeling so well.

I'm so sorry to hear about Sam. There's a small candle burning here for her and her family.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, you are right, Ellie. These tiny alcoves always seem set apart for the personal touch needed in these "high" churches. Thank you.
  • Helen
  • Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
  • 2 Feb 2008, 02:25
Sorry to hear of your loss. Very nice tribute to Sam. I lost a cousin to esophogeal cancer last May... she was 52.
Ginnie Hart: It's so hard, Helen, especially when you see how full of life they have been. Even in her long illness, with many ups and downs, she still fought on and would not give up her zest for life. I'm sorry you have experienced this, too, but I know you know. Thanks for sharing.
  • Aksel
  • Norway
  • 2 Feb 2008, 13:15
I'm sorry to hear that.

Like the mood in the pic and the colour tone...it suites the title "Prayers" very well
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Aksel. Thank you.
  • L.Reis
  • Portugal
  • 2 Feb 2008, 16:33
(sorry to hear of your lost)
Very moving...time will make those prayers find their way...
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Lina, and yes. Time is always the great Healer.
Touching image to remember a dear being!
Ginnie Hart: I felt the same way, José-Angel. It touched me deeply. Gracias.
Sorry to hear your news Ginnie. Another wonderful person lost to this horrible disease. Best wishes Bernie
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Bernie! And on the day of her funeral last Thursday, Donica's mother found out she has liver cancer. We csme back to the news on Friday when our plane arrived in Atlanta. So sad. We're all in shock...yet again!
Another good idea !!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Zeb!

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