Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Sad days

Sad days...
in my History Training this week, one of the things we have done is go to local cemeteries to see the history we could find there.  Very interesting but not a popular topic I am sure.  Anyway, I just wanted to share a couple of pictures with you...

In this picture, I am showing how bad the smoke is from the Arizona Fire.  We are about a 4 to 5 hour drive from where the fire is.  Look closely, you are supposed to be able to clearly see a large mountain range on the Horizon but it hasn't been visible for days- mountains that are only a 10 minute drive from where this photo was taken. My heart goes out to all those who are facing the inevitability of loss from this fire. 

 These are photos of a lovely statue monument in the old Corrales Cemetery.  This grave dated back to the late 1800s.  This statue just spoke to me.  We have a close family member who is very ill- about to lose her fight with breast cancer which has turned into a very aggressive brain/spinal tumor.  She is young and will leave behind a 3 year old daughter who has a very serious heart condition and twin girls who are going into middle school in the fall. 
She is the youngest among her sisters- two of which have MS and the other is currently in the hospital for a serious kidney infection and kidney stones. 

I know that life is all about facing our difficulties and that we have to take the good with the bad.  The matriarch of the family is 70+ years old and is taking care of all of her daughters as well as her grandchildren and a husband who is not well.  It is for her that my heart weeps.  She has more than her share of heartache and she keeps going strong, never slowing down and never taking a very much needed moment for herself.  She is in my prayers daily. 
Kiss the ones you love, take care of yourself, do some of those things that you are putting off for tomorrow because you never know what tomorrow might bring. 
Hold on to your faith and hope.
God Bless

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