As I mentioned in my 5 Favorite Photos of 2022 post, last year was a year of loss, and 2023 is continuing in the same manner. On January 2, my sweet aunt Ann went to be with the Lord, and this weekend my family gathered together to celebrate her life. I was always very fond of my aunt Ann and uncle Bill; they were such a pleasure to be around. It seems they both always had a funny story to share about something.
Over the past week as I’ve reflected on death, and dying, one of the thoughts I’m always left with is that the wind continues to blow, and the sun continues to rise, long after we’re gone. I thought it fitting, then, to share some of my favorite sunrise images this week from this past fall, in Ann’s memory. Tomorrow when the sun rises, and those of us left behind are here to see it, she’ll still be dancing with those who went on before her.
Great Smoky Mountains
|Great Smoky Mountains National Park, United States|
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- A substitute or different visible scene.
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I am so sorry about the loss of your Aunt Ann! Whose sister was she? I have had a lot of thoughts about sickness, dying, and death lately, mainly because of my age and loss of friends and the wreck my sister, brother-in-law, and I had in the Smokies on Oct 21st. Your dad was a big blessing to all of us at that time. He and your mom are a continual blessing to Sheron and Allen McGill, also to me. Your writings and photos are a big blessing to me. Thank you!❤️✝️🙏
Hi Tobie, thank you for your kind words, as always. Ann was my dad’s sister-in-law.