Thursday, March 17, 2011

Macro flowers Saturday: A Tribute to H.






Today, we joined our friend M and her family as we celebrated her daughter H's life. It was a moving service. I didn't know H, but I knew M. This is the second tragedy for M. H was a young woman plucked from us too soon.

H was a good student, a great teacher. Her colleagues and her students came to the service and they sang. I saw tears in her students' eyes.

Everyone there at Mt Albert Baptist Church, had a heavy heart. I introduced myself to M's son O and daughter in law C. I told them I empathized with them. Today they buried a sister, 18 months ago, they buried a daughter.

Today, I heard from the Bishop of Christchurch who talked about the earthquakes of Christchurch and Japan. He said, earthquakes are not acts of God. The beauty of this world is acts of God.

This post is for your M & B. Sorry you have to join me and O & C in the bereaved parents club.


Macro Flower Saturday
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As a teenager, Helen told her friends she wanted "Release Me" by Pearl Jam played at her funeral. This was her exit Music.

Father...ooh...oh...oh...
I see the world, feel the chill
Which way to go, windowsill
I see the world's on a rocking horse of time
I see the birds in the rain
Ohh...ohh...ohh...ohh...

Oh, dear dad, can you see me now
I am myself, like you somehow
I'll ride the wave where it takes me
I'll hold the pain...Release me...
Ohh...ohh...ohh...ohh...

Oh, dear dad, can you see me now
I am myself, like you somehow
I'll wait up in the dark for you to speak to me
I'll open up...Release me...
Release me (3x)
Ohh...ohh...ohh...ohh...

7 comments:

Ginny said...

Such a very sad thing!! The Pearl Jam song is sad, too. My son's favorite band used to be Pearl Jam. I think these pictures of the rose are the best you have ever taken. Grief can do that to people, bring out their creativity in sorrow.

The Japanese Redneck said...

I'm sorry for their loss.

The macro is lovely.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

My sincere condolences. Such a sad time and sad song. Your rose photo is simply gorgeous. The folds in the petals are so beautifully detailed. Nice job.

Flowers Campania said...

Beautiful Yellow roses! It is a type of rose, which prefer love and friend ship. These are also helps us when we need the birth day flowers. Thanks a lot...

Titania said...

The yellow rose is wonderful and a very nice tribute of yours.

alovestory said...

Sorry to hear of the untimely demise of your friend's daughter, Ann. My sincere condolences. Pretty yellow rose!

Míriam Luiza said...

Meus sentimentos pela sua perda! As flores nos acompanham em todos os momentos!Linda flor e linda foto!