Friday, March 6, 2009


This is a glimpse of the creek through my back door on the day that it snowed here. The snowstorm was brief but beautiful. Our bleak and dreary landscape was carpeted in soft white cotton that made everything look like new. As quickly as the snow came, it left us thanks to high temperatures.

Our little community of Mathews and a very dear family suffered a tremendous loss today. Without going into details, a young mother lost a fight with cancer.

One of her family members reads this blog, so if you feel inclined, please leave some words of encouragement.

Like our snowstorm, her life was brief yet beautiful.

Life is eternal, and love is immortal; and death is
only a horizon; and a horizon is nothing save the limit
of our sight.
-- Anonymous


Grandma J said...

My prayers and condolences to your dear friend and Mathews resident's family. I hate touches all of us in one way or another, but when it takes a young life it's even more painful.

You have water so close to your you ever get flooded? Whenever you shovel snow (key word..ever)doyou just push it into the creek? salt water or fresh? I think I'm going to need a full tutorial on the waterways of Chesapeake Bay. Whats salt, whats fresh...and where do they meet.

BTW, you have until the 16th to enter my contest. It doesn't matter which post you like the best, you stop by everyday. Besides, you laugh at anything goofy...Rita, Jack, Phil..ME!

Mental P Mama said...

I am so sorry to hear about that family's loss. Cancer bites. Big time. Prayers and light heading to them. And I hope you are feeling better.

big hair envy said...

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of the young mother. Sharing stories of her beautiful life will keep her spirit alive forever. Her children will cherish those memories.

Recipes for theLife said...

We had a cousin of mine,a young mother of two,who lost her fight against cancer.Its the most terrible time especially for the young ones I pray to god that he gives strength to the family to pass through these trying times.


Anonymous said...

I am standing upon the seashore. A ship at my side spreads her white sails to the morning breeze and starts for the blue ocean. She is an object of beauty and strength. I stand and watch her until at leangth she hangs like a speck of white cloud just where the sea and sky come to mingle with each other.
Then someone at my side says: "There, she is gone!"
"Gone where?"
Gone from my sight. That is all. She is just as large in mast and hull and spar as she was when she left my side and she is just as able to bear the load of living freight to her destined port.
Her diminished size is in me, not in her. And just at the moment when someone at my side says: "There, she is gone!" There are other eyes watching her coming, and other voices ready to take up the glad shout: "Here she comes!"

My prayers are with you and your family!!!
msseabreeze (Robin)

Anonymous said...

I forgot to give credit - that was written by Henry Van Dyke

mom x 2 said...

My thoughts and prayers are with your friends family and the community of Matthews.

Spring is coming......... YEA!!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks to CBW for her thoughtful post and to each of you for you kind words. During these last few weeks, the support from friends and acquaintances has been overwhelming. I will be sure to share your sentiments with my family.

♥~♥ Tracey ♥~♥ said...

Sending prayers into the universe ;0) We got 6 inches in that same storm. I posted some pics earlier this week.


Annie said...

How sad to read of that little family. May God be with the extended family and the town of Mathews as they cope with their loss.

Love and prayers, Annie

Auds at Barking Mad said...

I am saddened to hear about the loss of this young mother. Our family will hold the bereaved in our thoughts and prayers.

foolery said...

Thinking of your friends, your town, the family, and knowing that's never enough, but hoping it helps a bit. Peace to you all.