Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Reverie

Family first. Showing up. These things matter.

And so this, taken at Christopher House hospice ...


a butterfly with a broken wing climbed into G's hands and up his arm ...


Nature's lesson that some things can't be fixed, but that gentleness can suffice for a golden moment.

We grieve the loss of a gentle man, my son-in-law's dad.

Cloth is a consolation. 

Simple repairs to protect four-year old knees ...


A gossamer crib quilt ...


in the process of becoming ...


for a grandchild soon to be born.

This is how life goes.

18 comments:

Hunter said...

I'm so sorry for your loss.

The butterfly is so touching.

What a beautiful flower. I'm looking forward to seeing the completed baby cover.

Hunter

Liz Ackert said...

Thank you Hunter ...

Stephanie said...

My sympathy goes out to your family.
The crib quilt will be exquisite.

Marti said...

In sadness for your family's loss Liz. Holding all of you close as the balance of life comes to the forefront, a dearly departed, a child to come in the spring...

Mo Crow said...

such tenderness

Liz Ackert said...

Stephanie, Marti and Mo ... thank you all

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

could not be more Human, how it is for Us, such
tenderness and Beauty with the child,
the baby quilt...that FLOWER....

Liz Ackert said...

Children are our consolation and joy

handstories said...

Wishing peace and comfort for you all.

Liz Ackert said...

Thank you Hazel ... being together helps

jude said...

the tenderness of child and nature. seems to contain it all.

Liz Ackert said...

I woke in the middle of the night imagining how cloth might hold tenderness and memory

Judy Martin said...

Liz, this is a beautiful post full of emotion and it connects on so many levels. Thank you for your wisdom and go well. xo

Liz Ackert said...

Thank you Judy

Susan McQuade said...

Liz, Frank and I send our heartfelt condolences to you and your family. The ebb and flow of the cycles of life. One exits, one soon to enter. The family will live on in its own journey.

deemallon said...

sorry to hear and moved by the butterfly offering her broken wing to your tender hearts

Morna said...

I am so sorry for your pain - and also comforted by your way of being with life. Thank you. xo

Liz Ackert said...

Sue, Dee, and Morna ... thank you. We are doing what we can to help our son-in-law, daughter and grandson get through this time of loss and change.