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Monday, May 07, 2012

Happy Birthday, Beloved

~ Dave, in Romania ~
"The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death."
~ I Corinthians 15:26 ~

"I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. 
I like to see a man live so his place will be proud of him." 
~ Abraham Lincoln ~

"Life every man holds dear; 
but the dear man holds honor
far more precious dear than life."
 ~ William Shakespeare

"The man who radiates good cheer, who makes life happier wherever he meets it, is always a man of vision and of faith. He sees the blossoming flower in the tiny seed, the silver lining to every cloud, and a beautiful tomorrow in the darkest today.
Good cheer is something more than faith in the future, it is gratitude for the past and joy in the present. Life for all of us has its hardships and disappointments. It is out of such stuff as this that human character is made. But after all this world is a pretty good place and we at least owe each other the courtesy of a smiling face and the inspiration of a cheery word.
To go about our work with pleasure, to greet others with a word of encouragement, to be happy in the present and confident in the future, this is to have achieved some measure of success in living."
Edwin Osgood Grover, The Book Of Good Cheer, 1913 ~ 


"If you live to be one hundred,
I want to live to be one hundred minus one day
so I never have to live without you."
~ A. A. Milne ~

"Surely God would not have created such a being as man, 
with an ability to grasp the infinite, to exist only for a day! 
No, no, man was made for immortality." 
~ Abraham Lincoln ~

"I almost wish we were butterflies and liv'd but three summer days - 
three such days with you I could fill with more delight 
than fifty common years could ever contain."
~ John Keats

In memory of Dave on his birthday.

Please visit Val, Pretty Little Rough Patches, and wish her a Happy Birthday; she shares Dave's birth day.

Blessings ~ Dave's companion and wife ~ memories ~ Dave made his peace with God only days before God called him home ~ 

33 comments:

  1. A worthy and lovely contemplative post-

    Warm Aloha from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral

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  2. Happy Birthday to Dave and
    Happy Memories Day to you, Sandra.

    Thank you for refering me to Val. I enjoyed reading through her bog. So, Happy Birthday to Val and
    to my dear daughter-in-law, too.

    I hope you are enjoying the beautiful moon this weekend. It must have been a sight to behold, shining over your beautiful cove and mountains.

    Blessed new week to you!

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  3. Hello Sandra:
    This is a lovely post in memory of Dave on his birthday and the quotations which you have chosen, Sandra, are all so very strong and positive. Now, do something nice today yourself as you would have done together.

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  4. This is a heart-warming, wonderful post, Sandra! ♥

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  5. Thinking of you today Sandra. It will be a long day for you. Hugs Sue

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  6. I decided to follow you back and am so glad that I did and so sad for your loss. "May the peace of God that passes all understanding guard your heart and your mind in Christ Jesus".i.e. He does the guarding......we just wait on Him!
    Joan

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  7. I decided to follow you back and am so glad that I did and so sad for your loss. "May the peace of God that passes all understanding guard your heart and your mind in Christ Jesus".i.e. He does the guarding......we just wait on Him!
    Joan

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  8. Thinking of you today, Sandra.
    You honor Dave in such a real way.

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  9. "I almost wish we were butterflies and liv'd but three summer days - three such days with you I could fill with more delight than fifty common years could ever contain."
    ~ John Keats ~ 

    These are the words that I liked best . . . .

    Happy Memories today Sandra on Dave's day of birth . . . Remember with joy . . .
    Love . . .

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  10. With Love and feelings, your Dori

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  11. Beautiful tribute...the words by Grover are especially touching...thinking of you and whispering a prayer for extra grace today....

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  12. Precious words, Sandra. How very blessed Dave was to have you in his life...interceding for his salvation till the victory was won! Praise God, you will see him again one day.
    Thinking of you and praying for strength for this journey.

    In Christ alone,
    Cindy

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  13. Happy Birthday to Dave!

    Blessings and Peace to you...

    Have a lovely day!

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  14. A beautiful tribute. I'm sure today will be tearful, but hope you can give honor to the fun times you had together. So very thankful Dave accepted Christ, that has to be a huge comfort to you. A certain positive to counter the negative!

    Love you, Becky

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  15. A beautiful tribute, Sandra. May this day be a gift to you, sweet and full of remembrance. ~XO~

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  16. I've had you on my mind this weekend and now I know why ... Dave is celebrating his first birthday in heaven. Sending you love and hugs Sandra.

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  17. I know this will be a difficult week for you. But what a fabulous picture of Dave to keep the memory of that time bright. Hugs to you.

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  18. A beautiful post to your beloved hubby! Hope you're having happy memories today!

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  19. May God comfort you especially today as you remember and honor Dave. As you say, much to be thankful for even on a difficult day. I love you.

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  20. Lovely post. I know it is difficult for you.

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  21. I have a feeling I would like your Dave so much. Blessings to you as you remember your dearest on his birthday.

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  22. Big hugs, Sandra -- I know today must have been a rough day. Happy Birthday to your sweetie Dave. xoxo

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  23. i am so happy to know the last two
    lines of your post. hallelujah!

    do you think he is celebrating his
    birthday in heaven?

    thinking and praying for you.

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  24. i am so happy to know the last two
    lines of your post. hallelujah!

    do you think he is celebrating his
    birthday in heaven?

    thinking and praying for you.

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  25. It sounds like Dave lived so his place, especially in your heart, will be proud of him. Wishing you comfort and joy during this difficult time!

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  26. Great picture of a truly beloved man. I always love the poems you share, Sandra. I hope this week will be a good one for you.

    Blessings,

    CCG

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  27. What lovely hands & hearts reached out towards you at this time Sandra..so heart-warming to read. He certainly was an interesting character your Dave...so there are lots of clear, strong memories for you to gather around you. Thinking of you, much love Catherine x0x

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  28. Every quotation speaks to me. Each is perfect in it's own way. Thinking of you today, Sandra.
    xo, misha

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  29. Wonderful quotes, and you choose such a cool picture. Blessings to you, my friend.

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  30. Nice to remember our loved ones, especially when they're on the other side. I'm sure he's smiling back at you. Just close your eyes. You can see him, can't you.

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  31. Oh....oh, my. This is so sweet and beautiful, and the photo is a delight!

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  32. Sandra- you are blessed to have great memories- although I understand that seems like little consolation sometimes. This is a wonderful picture-- Dave seemed to be a person with a great zest for life.
    Love you-
    Vicki

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