Monday, August 12, 2013

Blue Monday

The past few months have been rough..
My younger brother was diagnosed with cancer in  early June..
his fight/battle ended on August 6, 2013.
It is my firm belief that if one utilizes the screening tools for early detection, one can avoid, if not be  cured of this cursed and dreaded disease. Because he had not put any wishes into writing, I as his Power of Attorney made decisions for his care and final commital..
Fortunately, due to skilled and compassionate nursing care, his final days were comfortable and pain-free. His son and former wife were with him during those last breaths..
A Viet Nam veteran, he now rests at Barrancas National Cemetery located at NAS Pensacola Florida..

Joining Sally and the gang for Blue Monday
and Mary for Mosaic Monday


  1. Absolutely gorgeous photos and lots of healing hugs to you and your family ~ hard to loose our loved ones ~ carol, xo

  2. I'm so sorry for your loss and I am thankful for his service to our country. You have taken beautiful pictures in testimony.

  3. The Hospice organizations are angels aren't they!! So glad he had his family with him, it was such a short spam for him to accept. The flag presentation is a very touching photo, praying comfort for you and your family.

  4. What a great tribute to your late brighter. It is hard to understand after all these years, they cannot find a earlier detection of this and cure. Your photos of this National Cemetery are great.

  5. Aw, Loui, what a difficult thing for you to go through. I ache for you. You showed your brother love in abundance!

    Thanks for sharing your blues.

    Happy Blue Monday.

  6. Thanks to each of you for the touching/comforting comments..
    now to resume our regularly scheduled day to day living..
    being ever so grateful to our Maker for his blessings..

  7. So sorry to hear about your brother. What moving photos.

  8. awwww sorry that your life has been so hard lately. Gorgeous photos....your brother would be SO proud to see them. Why....I'm sure he has....and has been smiling!

  9. Sorry to hear about your loss and I send prayers of comfort for you and all his loved ones.


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where time is not measured..
linger leisurely..
sift sugary white sand between your toes..
Make and take those wonderful memories..
leaving behind..only your footprints...