Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Wordless Wednesday - March 25, 2009 - Bloggers Choice


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I'm sorry, but this 'Wordless Wednesday' post deserves a little explanation, so here goes.
On February 16, 2008 my husband's oldest sister, Myra, passed away after a sudden illness.
My husband had been in Alabama for several days, but came home that evening, spent one night at home and we drove back down on Sunday afternoon so we could be at the funeral home for visitation that night.
All that day there had been severe thunderstorm and tornado warnings, and once we checked into our motel room the siren began, and we heard them many times over the next few hours.
But although the all clear was sounded, the skies continued to look ominous!
The small Alabama town where we were was okay, but we kept hearing of storms around northern Georgia, so while at the funeral home I went outside to call my parents and make sure they were okay.
As I went out the front door of the building, I noticed the southwestern sky. The clouds were
parting and the setting sun was forcing it's rays through the opening in the heavy cloud cover. It was so remarkable! In my minds eye, I half expected to see Jesus standing in those clouds, with the sun's rays illuminating Him!
I went inside and got my husband and brought him out to see it. Of course I always have my small Canon camera in my purse, so I took these two pictures.

What I didn't know until later was that on the back side of the funeral home, facing north, there was a magnificent double rainbow. Our niece and her husband and their friends had seen that gorgeous display.
No matter which sight any of us saw, we all felt we'd received a gift - a gift of knowing that life goes on, and that everything would be okay.
If she were still with us, today would have been Myra's 61st birthday,
and this post is dedicated to her memory.
God Bless You All!

24 comments:

Dixie said...

I never see the sun gleening though the clouds like this without thinking that God is near. Beautiful post... blessings. Dixie

Claudie said...

Becky
I was worried to post music! I so enjoyed your story. You could not have put this picture up without those words.
Happy WW
Love Claudie from Canada
xo

Deb said...

Awesome clouds, I'm sorry for your loss

K-Sue said...

What a wonderful dedication, and a wonderful memory.

mbkatc230 said...

What a beautiful post! Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful story. Kathy

momma said...

what a wonderful memory with these pictures. thank you for sharing with us! like dixie, i always feel closer to God when i see the clouds and sun like that!

dana said...

What a lovely tribute! Thank you for sharing that with us on WW!! Dana

Jill said...

Absolutely beautiful sky! I am sure looking up at it had to bring you some peace. Happy WW!

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

That is a beautiful story. Whenever I see sunbeams like that I think of heaven, too.

xinex said...

What a beautiful memory and what a beautiful photo! I am glad you were able to capture it...Christine

Kathy said...

A beautiful story behind your photo...Kathy

prof en retraite said...

What a touching story! Beautiful post...Debbie

My Crafty Little Page said...

Beautiful and I'm sure Myra was letting you know all was well! What a gift. xoxoNancy

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

Yes, you would think of God at a time like that, I feel when he returns the sky will shine in all it's glory. This is a beautiful picture.

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

beautiful post and sorry for your loss.. thank you for sharing this wonderful story.. Happy WW

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Linda C said...

A great tribute and a great post!

Amazing photos! God sends his comfort in so many ways.

Happy WW!

Linda C

Lynda said...

A very heartwarming post! Your photos are 'heavenly'. Thanks for sharing!

Leah said...

So glad you shared that story with us. The photo is beautiful. A wonderful "sign" from God. He comforts us in so many ways. :)

ann said...

How sad,how beatiful.Yes,it's like God saying,I am here,I AM....Ann

debbie said...

BECKY,
THAT WAS A BEAUTIFUL TRIBUTE AND I BELIEVE YOU ARE SO RIGHT THAT LIFE GOES ON EVEN AS OUR SPIRIT LEAVES OUR BODY...I THINK GOD WAS SHOWING THE DOOR OF HEAVEN HAD BEEN OPENED FOR HER AND ADMIST THE STORM,THE PAIN OF LOOSING HER, GOD ASSURED YOU ALL SHE WAS HOME AND VERY MUCH ALIVE.
WHAT A BLESSING YOU RECEIVED AND WHAT A SPECIAL LADY SHE MUST HAVE BEEN.
BLESSINGS
debbie

Mildred said...

What beautiful photos. I hear this same type of story so often where God seems to "show" us a sign that everything is ok. With me, God sent a beautiful butterfly at about the time my mother passed away. God bless you all as you remember Myra today.

Anne Fannie said...

I think Myra was sending a message that everything was going to be fine. What beautiful pictures you took, so glad you had a camera!
~Ann

Robynn's Ravings said...

Amazing, amazing picture and wonderful story....

I'm just browsin' around during PW's live chat and saw your link. Lovely. Blessings to you!!!! :)