Thursday, May 2, 2013

Godspeed, Uncle Jack

Uncle Jack looking at Dad askance
Last week, my wonderful uncle won his battle against cancer.  He was gently led by his Father into eternity.  Today, his wife, mother, sons and grandsons lay him to rest surrounded by a family large and friends innumerable.  My dear uncle has been gathered unto his people.

Death, as with birth, gives us pause for thought.  It makes us consider our fragile humanity and contemplate life eternal.  It also causes us to take stock of our most valuable possessions - our family. Death gives life to the verse "For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also", Matthew 6:21.  For our family, this year has seen many  treasures stored in heaven.

Much more than wealth or possessions, these are our treasures.....

My grandparents and parents teaching my children to do-si-do

What generation gap?

Grandma adoring grandpa

Maid Elizabeth & Master Calvin

My children, husband and father - all playing in the woods together!

Miss Serenity

Master Calvin and his trusty side-kick

Our very own Princess Dragon Snack

My beautiful mother and my lovely children
These are my eternal treasures!


  1. This put a smile on my face, thank you.


  2. Enola,

    Godspeed to your Uncle Jack.
    Treasures close to the heart.
    Sending prayers to you and your family, God Bless.

  3. So sorry to hear about your uncle.
    Must say that the last picture is great. Really can see the family resemblance with your mom and son! God bless.

    -Ms. Tim K

  4. Enola,


    My condolences on the loss of your uncle. Im sure he was an "old school, tough guy"

    You guys have "no clue" how fortunate you really are with all the family you have and will have in future years.

  5. My condolences for the loss of what appears a wonderful man. Thank you for continuing to share your families rich history with us.

  6. How wonderful to have had the fortune to make and spend time with your extended family and cherish those moments and share with us. Family is the most important part of our lives and we should all remember that.

  7. You are richly blessed both in this life and the one eternal.

  8. Thank you for sharing! They are precious children! It is so true. Thank goodness I was blessed enough to have 3 of my own. Although at times it is very challenging to be a good mother, and at times, I feel like I am failing miserably, all the pain and hard trials of being a parent is so worth the joy that they bring. I was recently contemplating what was most precious in life. Obviously I came to the conclusion that it was my family. I realized that because they are my most prized this life anyways...I know they are not really mine (they are heavenly fathers), that I should put more time into becoming a better mother. Studying and reading about child development, and more than anything....spending more time doing family activities together. It is never time that you will regret. I never want to grow old and then regret that I didnt' spend enough time with them while they were in my house. Thank you so much for your post. A great reminder of what is most precious above all else in this world. xo Amber

  9. My sincere condolences to you and yours on your Uncle's passing. He truly did win his battle!

    Thank you for sharing the pictures of your family. I miss them as they are less frequent as when I first began to read your blog and I marvel at how your babies have grown. Your example of acknowledge the blessings of family is an inspiration to many, myself included.


  10. I'm so sorry for your loss, Enola. You and your family will be in my prayers tonight.


  11. My condolences on your loss.

  12. Godspeed, their is an after life and it is great.