Look To The Light..

Photography Atmosphere/Mood posted on Jun 14, 2022
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..And you'll never see the darkness.... It's been a long and heartbreaking day. We got a call this morning from one of our nieces.. Jo's brother is in his final days. His kidneys are essentially non-functional. He will not be going home. By his choice, he will go to hospice in the next day or two. He will not be doing any more dialysis treatments. We saw him today along with our two nieces and their families. He is awake and aware, mostly, and despite his pain was talking and even laughing softly and happy to see his granddaughters and grandsons. At one point Jo leaned over and kissed his forehead, and I heard him say, "I love you." It was all I could do to not break down. We've seen too many of these episodes - it never gets any easier. I'll be pretty much out of action for a few days, and just wanted to let you all know. I will be back, but it might be a couple weeks at least. The photo is one I took several years ago, probably at Lake Of The Ozarks or possibly in Arkansas somewhere. The words are my own. Thanks for stopping by, and for all your wonderful support. Stay safe, stay sane, and enjoy your time with those you love. Rod's Lair Official Girls From T.N.A. Website Rod's Blog Facebook Twitter Girls From T.N.A. Twitter Page DA Art Station Discord AOY 2019

Comments (23)

OmniFX 10:28PM | Tue, 14 June 2022

Oh, I am truly sorry for your pain. I know the feeling. My parents and my siblings have all gone to see the Lord! I wish you the strength in your time of sorrow. Nice photo and poem!


starship64 Online Now! 1:15AM | Wed, 15 June 2022

My prayers for you and Jo, and for Jo's brother.


Saby55 2:18AM | Wed, 15 June 2022

It saddens me to learn certain news and I can understand the pain you feel. Years ago, I also experienced a similar period with my mother and two years later with my father, may they rest in peace. RodS, try to stay calm and free your mind from this pain. See you soon πŸ˜”πŸ™‹β€β™‚οΈSorry for my English


mifdesign 2:34AM | Wed, 15 June 2022

"At one point Jo leaned over and kissed his forehead, and I heard him say, "I love you.""
Awesome guy.


anahata.c 4:11AM | Wed, 15 June 2022

oh I'm really sorry, Rod. It's so heartbreaking. I wish your brother-in-law all the peace in the world (and it sounds like he is feeling some peace now). And to all of you in his family, much peace and strength. Your poem is beautiful, and your photograph is also beautiful, a coppery gold sunrise/sunset. I wish you and Jo great peace and strength, and I hope that the love you've shared with your brother-in-law will be with you forever. And may he feel great love and peace as well. I'll comment on your previous piece too, which you can see whenever you return, but take the time you need, it's been a long journey for you both, and much blessing to you, Jo, Jo's brother and all his loved ones. My deepest blessings are with all of you.


CoolDimension 5:41AM | Wed, 15 June 2022

Beautiful tribute! Very lovely! Best thoughts and prayers to you and your family in these tough days.


JohnnyM 8:15AM | Wed, 15 June 2022

Its a beautiful photo to go along with such inspirational words of wisdom Rod. I am sorry to hear the sad news concerning your brother-in-law...you and your family have my best wishes for better times ahead my friend! :-)


DeepRed 8:17AM | Wed, 15 June 2022

Sorry to hear.


lwperkins 9:04AM | Wed, 15 June 2022

All the hugs, Rod, and a beautiful poem. Jo's brother knows that he is loved and that is the most important thing in the world.


MagikUnicorn 9:15AM | Wed, 15 June 2022

Stay Strong ROD


tetrasnake 9:35AM | Wed, 15 June 2022

Beautiful. I'm sorry to read about what happened. My condolences to you and yours.


MollyFootman 9:50AM | Wed, 15 June 2022

Thank you for sharing the inspirational image and message in the midst of your personal pain. You will be in my heart and in my prayers.



versluis 10:33AM | Wed, 15 June 2022

Hugs from Julia and me to both of you πŸ’–


FurNose 11:25AM | Wed, 15 June 2022

I wish you lot's of strength, comfort and peace. Yes, it never get's any easier to say good bye!! I went through this several times now (with Family members, Friends and my Cats (yes I know, that this is redundant with "Family members", but there are still lot's of people, who still don't understand this simple equation/logic. So I wanted to put this straight) and it was hard and heartbreaking every time.... I wish I was in the position to say:"I keep you in my prayers", but some years ago I somehow lost my faith and the faith that my prayers can change anything to the good at all. So I send you and your brother in law my good wishes and a lot of good thoughts and strength (so understand this as a kind of non christian blessing).

Take all the time you need. We won't run away and we're with you and your Family in our thoughts Big Hug


nefertiabet 2:38PM | Wed, 15 June 2022

A beautiful picture of this sad news. I wish you all the best and a lot of strength to cope with all this!πŸ™


miwi 3:38PM | Wed, 15 June 2022

I couldn't have said it any better: Its a beautiful photo to go along with such inspirational words of wisdom Rod. I am sorry to hear the sad news concerning your brother-in-law...you and your family have my best wishes for better times ahead my friend! :-)


eekdog Online Now! 10:40PM | Wed, 15 June 2022

very sad news to wake up to Rod. all i can offer is prayers and hope. take all the time you need. and your poem and picture are touching. give Jo a hug for me.


goldie 11:48PM | Wed, 15 June 2022

It's good to know his last hours were as fulfilling for him, as much as possible at least.


Wolfenshire 4:57AM | Thu, 16 June 2022

Being with family was a blessing. Beautiful words and image.


donnena 9:18PM | Thu, 16 June 2022

I am sorry for your pain and for your Loss.


JoeJarrah 7:34AM | Sun, 19 June 2022

My deepest sympathy; this is a moving tribute.


Radar_rad-dude Online Now! 9:57PM | Sun, 26 June 2022

Very beautiful verse on this fine photo! Many prayers for one of the lucky ones being allowed to leave this hell hole of a planet we have turned it into. I pray he makes a smooth transition and finds many loved ones on the other side to greet him and bring much joy to his soul! But, as you say, it never gets easier for we poor souls that are left behind.


shadownet 9:02PM | Mon, 27 June 2022

A beautiful and touching dedication.

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