Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Calling it a day

A family friend has fought a graceful, valiant fight against cancer for the past several years. The foe has been beaten down numerous times, only to rise and strike again. This time, it appears that the disease will be the ultimate victor. He will come home from the hospital today to live out his last few days. He has made his peace with the situation.

This is the time we are expressing our appreciation and thanks to him for what he has meant and done for us over the years. In these next few days, we want to assure him that his time with us was seen as worthwhile and that we are richer for having known him. When he passes, it will be within a loving and caring circle of people that he has known for two decades.

Even though the bloom is finished, remnants of the beauty that was his life shall remain.

Click on picture to enlarge. Photograph copyright 2007 James Jordan.


Wanda said...

James, my sincere concern and prayers to you and your friends family. Today I am brokenhearted too. Yesterday they found a dear older friend of ours dead by his tractor. They are not sure yet, if he had a heart attack or tried to start the tractor and fell off. Either way, it's so sad to lose a dear one.
I will say prayers for both families and for you.
The flower bows it head also.

Kim said...

James, I am so sorry about your friend. Will keep him, and all of you in my prayers.