It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Friday, November 28, 2008

Chapter 11, Page 28, Book 08

Anything that is given can be at once taken away.
We have to learn never to expect anything,
and when it comes it's no more than a gift on loan.
John McGahern

Everything's on loan, for one day we shall die, and we will take nothing with us but the lessons that we've learned while we've been here


This is the day our family will gather for the funeral home visitation for my darling precious grandson. It will be a very private visit with only near family there. The weather has cleared up considerably and for that I’m extremely thankful as we have so many traveling at this time.

The thoughts and quotes in today’s entry are probably repeats from a previous post, but I thought they were fitting words for today. I’m at such a loss right now for anything much to say.


Many of us cannot grasp the truth that the time allotted to us
on this earth is sufficient for all the Lord has planned for us to do.
We don’t need one minute more or one minute less to get the job done:
Our greatest fear is running out of time.
So we hurry through life trying desperately to get everything done: working overtime, eating fast food in the car, and racing down the freeway. . . .
Today, this very day, why don’t you think of something that takes a bit of extra time to do and do it. . . .
Maybe it will be an act of generosity or a moment of kindness directed towards a loved one or a stranger.
Perhaps it will be simply singing a hymn of praise and thanksgiving because your heart is so full of gratitude.
Don’t wait for another time.
Rejoice in this day and be glad.
Luci Swindoll
The book of life is lived in chapters, so know your page number.
‘On Ya’-ma


Donna. W said...

I'm at a loss to comment. Prayers are with you.

Rose said...

My prayers are for you and your family.

Hugs, Rose

Jan said...

Some of these sayings can bear being repeated Pam ,You are constantly in my thoughts dear Friend .love Jan xx

Joan said...

I too am finding it hard to know what to say other than I am thinking of you and you are in my prayers. Love Joan.

Arlene (AJ) said...

All of you are in my thoughts and prayers, bless you all.

Kathy said...

Prayers and loving thoughts for you and your family go out to you today.

Jenny said...

Father God will be with you all.
Jenny <><

Linda said...

My prayers are with you and your family. Linda

Joyce said...

Yes they are prayers are with you,

Ally Lifewithally said...

You and your Family are in my thoughts and prayers ~ Ally x

Sybil said...

My Dearest "MA"
I am sitting here with thears running down my cheeks, Itis so so hard when one so young has to leave us and there is no time to prepare us. My prayers are with you all
Much Love Syil x said...

Good post and so true.
Even though I am not there with you in body, I am in spirit.
I am so sorry for the loss you have suffered. You have such beautiful grandchildren. I know how much you love them so..and the little one will be sorely missed.
But i know the angels took him straight to heaven.

Sandra said...

Pam, you and your wonderful family are in my prayers.. God Bless You and Yours,

Hollie said...

I know that this is going to be a very hard day for you all. I will be praying for comfort & strength for you all....

betty said...

(((Pam/family))) praying for you all


Anonymous said...

I went to find my two grand children who live close by..and gave them a hug and said "I love you"...because my heart is heavy for you and the family...and prayers for stength and faith in Him who loves us so...and bears all our sorrows...God Bless you and the family during this time of grief!!! hugs from Ora in KY

Carlene Noggle said...

I am praying for you and your loved ones. I know yall are living a nightmare right now and no words can truly help...but please know that I have you and yours in my heart.

Chrissie a.k.a. HoneyB said...

Thoughts are with your family. Rejoice in his life though very short he touched all of you.
Take care and Hugs, Chrissie

Anne said...

Oh, my heart is bursting with tears. May you be surrounded by the faith and love of God. Lovingly, Anne

Jan said...

My thoughts and ptrayers continue to you and your family on this Blessed first Sunday of Advent Jan xx