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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Jewels


we cling to the vine
most familiar
jewels of rain
resplendent in the sun
at times oblivious to
the world within the world
of the drop nearest
born of the same salty tears of creation
each a complete vessel
infinite mirrors of the Divine
how blessed we are 
when we recognize our differences
and learn to celebrate
our uniqueness as 
one
If you have been following my blog for a while, you know how dear little Jack and his family have become to me and so many who follow the Camp Jack blog at CaringBridge. He is now on the edge, soon to cross the bridge of transition from this life to the great Mystery. Please join me in praying for comfort and release from his body as his journey continues beyond our realm of understanding. And please, please pray for his family's comfort too as they love their boy, son and big brother on his way from here to eternity. I am deeply grateful for the gift, the privilege of getting to know this beautiful child through his mother's writing. He will always occupy a space in my heart as will his little sister Kate and mothers, Jen and Stephanie, each an earth angel offering messages of love. You are a resplendent jewel Jack and I'll think of you when I see drops of water glistening in the sun and stars filling the heavens at night. May you know peace Jack, may you know peace.
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I just received word that little Jack is now flying free in heavenly realms. He is no longer suffering and I am sure embraced by compassion now as he was here on earth. Thank you Jack for blessing all of us with your light. I am praying now that your family feels comfort as they grieve for you sweet boy, holding you tenderly in their hearts while they hold one another in loving arms.

I found a link to the Children's Neuroblastoma Cancer Foundation if you are interested in making a donation on Jack Williamson's behalf for continued research to find a cure for this terrible, terrible disease.
 

 

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60 comments:

  1. Lovely poem and image, Laura! Have a great day!

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  2. Super-Beautiful prose and exquisite imagery! And thoughts of love and peace to you and your loved ones and their family on this journey... Love transcends physical death...the spirit is immortal , our loved ones can never truly die! May they find healing and comfort on this journey in whatever divine way they need.
    hugs and blessings..thanks for sharing your touching story.
    Victoria

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  3. Thoughts, prayers and blessings to Jack and his family at this difficult time.

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  4. Thank you for your sharing
    your words so special
    prayers being sent
    for this special little one and his
    family....

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  5. Beautiful capture and words Laura...I am praying for Jack and his family...so sad to say goodbye and to let go...much love and hugs sent your way my dear friend. (((Laura))))

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  6. praying for jack and all who love him.

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  7. Amazingly beautiful photo-it is a jewel. I have not been aware of Jack, but please know my thoughts and prayers are with him and his family. Mickie :)

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  8. Peace is wished for little Jack and comfort to his family...

    That first photo took my breath away, Laura. Just incredible.

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  9. A beautiful poem, Laura, and my thoughts are with little Jack and his family, who have touched so many as they make this loving journey. Thank you for bringing this story to us.

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  10. I've heard that if we weave a frame of holiness around a living being it can never die...it has been loved.

    Jack has given each of us who have engaged in his heroic journey an opportunity to send him a 'frame of holiness', a mantle of love, and he will never die.

    Your photos are exquisite.

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  11. A very lovely poem! Beautiful macros on your "dew-wells" droplets!

    Take care!

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  12. Cool shots! You know I love water drops. And I for one understand about the time constraints. You can only do what you can do. :-)

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  13. Stunning shots of the water droplets and lovely words about appreciating our uniqueness.

    I too wish Jack peace.

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  14. The second picture is stunning, truly "mirrors of the divine".

    A prayer for Jack and his family.

    For peace.

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  15. Thank you for sharing photos and words for further reflection.

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  16. Beautiful and heartfelt prose Laura. Your images are splendid.

    My prayers go out for Jack and his family.

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  17. Beautiful poem and lovely photos.

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  18. Beautiful and moving poem and message. Your words are a beautiful prayer of peace to him already.

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  19. So beautiful, and so heartfelt.
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  20. smiles....this is a piece after my own heart...love to see all the beauty we each carry...a bit different but more the same...

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  21. I've never before read dewdrops or raindrops so beautifully described.

    http://www.kimnelsonwrites.com/2011/05/16/as-i-am-meant-to-be/

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  22. lovely drops and light

    sending Jack and loved ones prayerful light ~

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  23. What a deeply meaningful poem. I will pray for Jack and his family and friends.

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  24. I love the phrase "salty tears of creation." Beautiful.

    My heart goes out to Jack's family, you, and everyone who loves that brave little boy. I hope his passing is peaceful.

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  25. Oh, this is simply just too sad...
    My prayers are with this lovely boy and his family.
    Love the poem and images today...
    xoxo

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  26. There are so many reflections in the drops. Very nice picture. x Tina

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  27. So lovely .... both words and images! My thoughts are sent to
    Jack and his family.

    Irene

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  28. it does seem we focus on our differences far too much. we are more alike than not. lovely :)

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  29. Thank you for this, Laura, so beautiful in it's sadness!

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  30. They look like suspended shiny diamonds. Exquisite!

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  31. Divine gifts stay in our hearts.

    Beautiful photos.

    Jack is free. I will pray for his family.

    Thank you.

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  32. This is lovely, and touching. That's it :)

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  33. Beautiful words. Praying for Jack's family!

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  34. beautiful image laura, and touching poetry.

    sending prayers... xx

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  35. I am sorry about that child's passing. So wonderful though the way his life blessed so many. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.

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  36. Lovely image Laura. Thanks for your caring heart.

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  37. I don't know which is harder, to watch a child we love suffer or let them go free. My heart cries out for his mothers' pain I'm sure they know he is now in a better place.

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  38. ...tears hover as I contemplate this post. The sadness of empty arms... But you always offer hope here, and your poem is beautiful. Our souls will all one day be together, no longer separated. Thank you for this post.

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  39. Nice post with beautiful photos. Sorry to hear about Jack. My thoughts and Prayers to him and his family.

    Have a great day!

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  40. Laura...
    Our Hearts go out to Jack.
    You are such a sweet soul.

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  41. prayers.
    you rock.


    check out short story slam today. hope to see your participation.

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  42. Hi Laura,
    There's a huge lump in my throat right now but thank you for the news about Jack. And thank you for the lovely words and thoughts at the top of your post.
    I hope you find your day brightening now that Jack's suffering has stopped.
    Hugs,
    Becky

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  43. infinite mirrors of the Divine

    how you reflect him in these words, beautiful laura. and how my heart aches for the parents of Jack--though i am so happy to hear he's now free of pain and sadness. love to you.

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  44. Rest in peace, Jack. My thoughts are prayers go out to his family and friends at this difficult time. That's all I can type - it's hard to type with tears.

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  45. Such delicate images--words and photos. My prayers are with Jack and his family.

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  46. A lovely composition and the imagery really added to the piece. ~ Rose

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  47. Exquisite image and words! My thoughts and prayers are with Jack and his family!

    Sylvia

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  48. The most delicate universe is in each of drops. Beautiful poem and photos.
    My thoughts and prayers with Jack and his family.

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  49. Blessings to Jack and his family.
    I love your words and images.

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  50. Powerful words and an exquisite image (the first).

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  51. Everything is lovely on this post : the pictures, the poem, the text... This is such a great participation to the contest... Bravo, and thanks for sharing it.

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  52. Many blessings to Jack and his family, and to you for being such a good friend. Lovely writing.

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  53. Jack's short life has had such an impact on so many. I hope his family finds comfort in that and in the love of amazing friends like you. Prayers continue for all.

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