Sunday, April 10, 2011

here. april 9.

i assumed there would
be no gifts
on my nephew's birthday...
he's gone...
but
his father sees
power
in this day
and
his brother
sees a day
for
remembering
and
his sister
tells him to
celebrate
and
i thought
i had missed
the snow bells this spring
but
they're here

and more and more gifts that are god's:

130. dishes to wash
131. mother-in-law who washes the dishes
132. dirt on the floor
133. garden growing new
134. my girl, the one i mentor, trying so hard
135. robin song and bluebird nests
136. grandparents' love
137. hot brownies and cold ice cream
138. twenty-two years with cameron, my first nephew

linking up with:

michelle at graceful for hear it on sunday, use it on monday
ann at a holy experience for multitude mondays
jen at finding heaven for soli deo gloria sisterhood

21 comments:

  1. Amazing strength shown by Cameron's family. . .all of them, including you.

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  2. Well, I'm emotional these days anyway, but I'm moved by the strength and gratitude resting here.

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  3. beautiful - it's still a day to celebrate memories...

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  4. oh sweetie. so much to celebrate--so much God in the middle of our loss. your family sees so clearly.

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  5. Snow bells and Cameron joy -- blessings divine. Love to you and yours, Kendal.

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  6. this makes me cry. for the courage and faith of it.

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  7. A touching poem. Power, remembering, and celebrate--what beautiful words on which to focus. Saying a prayer for Cameron's family and you as you miss him.

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  8. there is power in remembering to celebrate...beautiful Kendal! and I too am thankful for brownies and cold ice cream and gardens growing new and one of my favorites is the bird songs in the wee morning...
    xo

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  9. Jennifer_StudioJRUApril 11, 2011 at 5:17 PM

    A day for remembering... how very, very special. Thinking of you and your family Kendal. Grandparents' love... ♥

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  10. oh, this was just so much pain and beauty woven together .

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  11. Such strenght in your words, and yet such a willingness to be vulnerable. Beautiful.

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  12. His father sees power in that day. I like that alot. Your nephew lived and that is so worth celebrating. Beautiful words and beautiful gifts.

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  13. Beautiful words and a lovely lists of things to be thankful for. Thanks for sharing it with us.

    Fondly,
    Glenda

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  14. a beautiful post and a lovely reminder to be grateful

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  15. Celebrating the life and not the death...there is beauty is that determination. The praise must delight God's heart as the purposefulness did mine.

    Blessings,
    Pamela

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  16. Beautiful words, I love your list!
    Blessings on your day!

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  17. ...and I thought I had missed (insert anything I just noticed)...it's all gift, even and especially in the midst of loss

    thank you for sharing this, kendal!

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  18. So often, we think we miss the blessings, but there they are! Lovely!

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  19. Beautiful - a life worth celebrating x

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  20. Beautiful simplicity in your poem. Thanks.

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