From Answers.com: On Wednesdays all over the internet, bloggers post a photograph with no words to explain it on their blog. Hence the ‘wordless’ title. The idea is that the photo itself says so much that it doesn’t need any description.
Normally, I would honor “Wordless Wednesday” but today is a little unusual. This picture is in honor and memory of Michael Bonine (March 25, 1975 – March 23, 2010). Michael is the son of a dear friend of mine and he died unexpectedly and much too young. I babysat Michael and his siblings when they were young, all under age 10, so he has been in my life a very long time. The word I think of when I think of Michael is steady. Steady as a rock. Whoops, I can’t stop with just one word. Loyal. Trustworthy. Gentle. Polite. Respectful. Christian. Father. Husband. Son. Friend. Whenever he saw me, he would make his way to my side, give me a big hug, ask how I was doing and mean it, speak proudly of his wife and 2 young daughters, all with a smile.
I love love love bluebonnets and have told my friends I want bluebonnets in my casket bouquet when I pass. This picture is my vision of heaven, a continual spring day with bluebonnets in season all the time. And pie. Lots of pie. With ice cream on top.
Goodnight sweet prince, and flights of angels sing thee to thy rest. I know your Dad and Papa Bob were waiting for you, along with many others we have loved on this earth. I told my dad you might be coming and that you two would get along, so I expect he was also there. I know heaven is rejoicing to welcome you through the gates this night.
Michael’s Caringbridge site is here.
Love to all the family.
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