Tuesday, June 20, 2006

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Rose IV

Photographed 6/06

While it has taken me several days to fully digest what happened this past weekend, I have come to the same conclusion many of you pointed out in various ways. That is, hope remains as long as you have a breath left in your body.

I therefore have no choice but to move forward and put this major disappointment behind me. Although I find a lifetime of dialysis repulsive to my spirit, I know others suffer this fate and continue on. If this is what my fate is then I must do the same and make the best of what I have

There will always be hope that things will improve and I just have to keep that in mind because if I don't, all is lost and there would be no point in going on.

I photographed this rose yesterday and while doing so realized that the world is full of beauty I have yet to see. Sometimes it's a simple thing such as this flower. Other times it's more complicated for us to comprehend in today's world. Such as God's love for each of us. I want to see all of this beauty and share it with others especially my wife and partner, Sue.

I want to thank all of you, my friends, who have sent me encouragement to stay strong and not give up. To look for hope and pray for guidance.

My heart felt thanks to all,


At 6:28 AM, Blogger Gudl said...

Mark, thank you for your beautiful photos! They show that you see the beauty around you. Great shots of all the different flowers!
Glad you are feeling better.

At 2:43 PM, Blogger mysteryscribe said...

Hang in there son your task isnt complete yet. I don't know what it is but there are things yet for you to do.

At 4:39 PM, Blogger Seesaw said...

Beautiful rose, this one!

At 5:04 PM, Blogger Annie said...

What your post demonstrates is that you are a resilient person. I've often thought that resilience and hope go hand in hand.

At 7:14 PM, Anonymous wendela said...

annie's right- resilient. I don't know if I have that much in me and you and Sue are an inspiration. I pray you continue to have restored hope and renewed health. There's a song, "Be Strong and Take Courage", that always lifts me up. Psalm 31.

At 3:07 AM, Blogger Ggraph said...

Thanks everyone. I yhink I'm over the worst part of this. At the moment we got the news it was a little hard to take but, now time has softened the blow and I've refocused my energy on other things. I can't tell you in words how much your support and encouragement has meant to us - all I can say is thank you.



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