Saturday, December 27, 2008

From the Family Grave

This Christmas eve we went in the afternoon to the Family Grave.
I tell you, honestly - it's an unbelievable difference to see the name of your own Son in contrast to your Father and Grand Parents engraved forver on the Family Grave.

(Click on the Photos to see the situations better)

Here you see Ingelin.
In National Norwegian Costume. Blessing her beloved brother. And Family.
She was 11 1/2 when my Father died. At the very same day when her Brother, Niklas, was 20.

Here you see more from the Graveyard. I found it beautiful. With all the Candles.
I must admit, I left with Tears....

PS. I'm coming back with more positive thinking and comment on you blog

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Blogger Sandee (Comedy +) said...

He was so very young Tor, so very young. I'm at a loss for words as I cannot imagine what you feel or what you are going through. It's not supposed to happen this way. We are to go before our babies.

Have a blessed day. Big hug to you and Anna. :)

December 27, 2008 11:10 pm  
Anonymous claudie said...

La vie peut être parfois si belle et parfois si cruelle.Il faut surmonter l'insurmontable. L'habit traditionel d'Ingelin semble bien joli.Et c'est le cimetière est bien beau avec toutes ces bougies.

December 28, 2008 1:45 am  
Blogger Shadow said...

how sad. beautiful though. so heartfelt this post...

December 28, 2008 11:44 am  
Anonymous Britt-Arnhild said...

May piece and blessings be with you and your family Tor.

December 28, 2008 12:22 pm  
Anonymous ghee said...

Hello Tor,

How can i greet you Happy Holidays then...

Well,I miss you too and im glad to be here again after a couple of months.I apologize for not visiting...that is how I take a blog leave....

But here I am to greet you and your family..I know that there is still pain in the chest whenever you reminisce your son,Ruben,but I still wish you a relaxing,jolly season!!


December 28, 2008 3:11 pm  
Blogger Fleur de Lisa said...

Hello dear Tor,

Oh, what a very hard day. Ruben was lost far too soon.

Hugs to you!

December 28, 2008 4:34 pm  
Blogger Maribeth said...

How beautiful this is, Tor. No, it is not the way you wanted to spend the time with Reuben this day, but the candles are lovely and you know Reuben is at peace.
I will write you a story (true)of something from my life.

December 28, 2008 5:30 pm  
Anonymous Lifecruiser said...

I'd not only feel sadness, sorrow and loss, I'd be so utterly pissed off too... but it must be comforting seeing your lovely Ingelin there.

Yes, graveyards really can be so heartbreaking beautiful.... Especially with all the candle lights.

Tears must get out before the heart can get some rest and sometimes it can take quite a while...


December 29, 2008 3:24 am  
Blogger lime said...

my heart goes out to you.

i do hope there were moments of joy this holiday to temper the sadness i am sure you still feel.

December 29, 2008 4:39 am  
Blogger Shionge said...

Words cannot express my thoughts to you now Toraa but I have seen the strength in you and I know that during this time we all wish the best for you & your family.

Your Son will always remain in your heart my dear friend.

December 29, 2008 1:27 pm  
Blogger david santos said...

Beautiful posting!!!!

Happy New Year....

December 29, 2008 6:15 pm  
Blogger Puss-in-Boots said...

It's left me in tears, too,'s so sad to lose a child. Parents shouldn't outlive their children, should they?

Hugs to you, Diane and your family.

December 29, 2008 8:22 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is not something any parent should have to do, to visit a son or daughter's grave. I feel for you Tor, and your family.

December 30, 2008 1:03 pm  
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

I think this is a very beautiful tradition, Tor. I may start that here. I told my husband when I die I want some lights, maybe those solar panel lights nearby but candles in a glass case would be good too. Christmas is my favourite and I'd love for someone to do this for me.

January 02, 2009 7:13 pm  
Blogger Ginnie said...

Your tears are your salvation, dear Tor. Always let yourself cry. God keeps all those tears in a bottle for the day you'll need them, I'm sure of it.

January 05, 2009 11:24 pm  

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