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I am Sandra - faithful steward. listener. shepherd. dream believer. hard worker. collects brass bells, boots. Jesus follower. contented. star gazer. homemaker. farmer. prayer warrior. country woman. reader. traveler. writer. homebody. living life large.

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

To One of the Rare Ones...

Dave, second from left, sitting with Bedouins and Tuareg of the Sahara, aka Blue Men, in their tent, in the Moroccan Sahara Desert, about 9 clicks from the Algerian border.

clickAt Last

"Thou art my life--I the brook, thou the spring.
Because thine eyes are open, I can see;
Because thou art thyself, 'tis therefore I am me."

Blessings ~ 22 years of friendship and love, including 16 years of marriage ~


  1. I know I would have loved Dave. What a life you guys had, Sandra. You were blessed.

  2. I completely agree with M. Splenderosa.

  3. You are full of love and wisdom, Sandra. You loved Dave so well.

  4. God bless you today as you remember your beloved. What a nice photo.

  5. What Marsha said... exactly.

  6. Your Dave looks from this photo like a man who loved life and lived well. My thoughts are with you today as you remember your loved one on his special day. God bless.

  7. What an incredible shot and happy memory.

  8. I wish he was still here with you celebrating birthdays and working around the farm. At least you can be assured he is with the One who loves us best. Happy Birthday in Heaven Dave. God bless, ~:)

  9. Wish we could raise a mug/glass or appropriate beverage container together (with Dave and Skip) to celebrate so MANY birthdays, special events and holidays you and I will be celebrating t hrough memories - Happy Birthday Dave - say Hi to Skip for me and you two know telling your yarns in heaven requires full disclosure!

  10. Happy Birthday Dave !

    Hugs.. to you Sandra !


  11. That's so cool. How many people can say they've one that?

  12. what a wonderful, exotic photo of dave!

  13. Sandra ---
    I love you. Your life with Dave was blessed in so many ways - what adventures that you had together. Memories are precious in that they keep us connected to those that we love.
    Bless you on this special day.


  14. Please tell him Happy Birthday from me!!

  15. When you give blessings ~ you receive blessings. It appears that you two blessed each other a lot. Thank you for sharing this special day with all of us.

  16. Dave looks like a very interesting fellow. I would love to have talked to him about this experience. Were you there? Did you trust these Bedouins?

  17. Forgot to say that this is a lovely tribute to a husband that is sorely missed. I love, love, love the song "At Last". I had it played at my wedding reception.

  18. Marsha, was and am blessed.

    Kathy, thanks for visiting.

    Karen, I tried.

    Mildred, it was a hard day but God got me thru.

    Karen, thank you.

    Gail, he was and he did, thank you.

    Lisa, thank you.

    Sparky, I do too...every day!

    LindaSue, bet they're having some good times, really good times.

    Sara, thank you.

    Val, thank you.

    MK, at least 2 -grin-.

    Lea, thank you.

    Vicki, you blessed us with that week in Florida; we had such a sweet time.

    Ginny, would if I could -grin-.

    Charlsey, thank you for visiting and commenting.

    Debbie, thank you and I tried to remember to deep breath all day.

    Charlotte, I took the photo and yes, we did trust the Bedouins. It was a tourism trip and like I told one of the young men, "hurting tourists is bad for business." Braheim's mother was concerned because her son was spending the weekend with Americans. It was so funny! Perhaps I should blog about that, eh?

    That's so cool about At Last at your wedding. Etta James sings it so greatly.

  19. Ah sweet Sandra ... what a wonderful Dave you had.


  20. My goodness - what was he doing there? The Bedouin are an interesting people to me.

  21. Glenda, he was a wonderful Dave!

    Lisa, we were vacationing in Marrakesh and spent a few days camping in the Sahara Desert.


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