Mark lost his fight this morning at 6:00 a.m. I wanted all of you to see just how happy he was on Saturday and how much his brother’s visit meant to him. His twinkling eyes and beautiful smile will be among the fondest memories I have. I wanted all of you, his cyber family, to know how much you all meant to him. He loved posting and he loved reading all your comments.
Let me rest in the arms of slumber, for my open eyes are tired; Let the silver-stringed lyre quiver and soothe my spirit; Weave from the harp and lute a veil around my withering heart.
Dry your tears, my friends, and raise your heads as the flowers raise their crowns to greet the dawn. Look at the bride of death standing like a column of light etween my bed and the infinite; Hold your breath and listen with me to the beckoning rustle of Her white wings.
The songs of the waves and the hymns of the streamsAre scattered, and the voices of the throngs reduced to silence;And I can hear naught but the music of eternityiIn exact harmony with the spirit’s desires.I am cloaked in full whiteness;I am in comfort; I am in peace.
By: Kahlil Gibran
He slipped into sleep and his pain is gone. For that, I am grateful. I love him with all my heart and I will miss him so.
I put a link up,this way everyone can go and offer their condolences.
On my way Mike. 🙂
Sandee, Thank you.
Thanks for sharing this Mike.
I\’ve just stopped by to give my condolences. Thanks for keeping us up to date Mike.
Yertle,Dori and Tracy,it is sad when someone passes away.this is my way of honoring the person.
I have been heart broken over this and it seems to be the wrong response for a believer. I should be rejoicing!!And I am, but Mark meant a lot to me. I always wanted to see him beat it, regardless of what Doctors or nurses said. I wanted him to win because he said NEVER GIVE UP.And he did win. He is with the Lord and will never suffer another minute of pain. God is good, even when situations are not. I am thankful that Mark is at peace.Mike, you are important to me too. I don\’t want to take a single person for granted. I want you to know that I care about you and you are in my prayers. Prayers of thankfulness for your friendship, and prayers to meet each of your needs. Be blessed my friend.Love in Christ,Jennifer
Jennifer,I was hopeing that Mark would win over the cancer,unfortunaly that did not happen. I do rejoyce in the fact that he no longers suffers and has Gone Home to be with God. Thank you for stopping by and for your prayers my Friend.
Oh, this is so sad, Mike. And you have honored Mark in a most beautiful way. May he rest in God\’s peace. I will go and leave my condolances now.Take good care!Hugs and prayers,Renie
My heart is heavy and weeping for Rebecca and Mark\’s family. But, I am thankful that Mark\’s suffering is gone and replaced with joy.Mike…take care of yourself. I mean it! I feel thankful to have you as a friend in my \”blog-life\”.
Renae,ans Southern Mom,I will admitt to crying when I read of marks passing,and rejoyced at the thought that he nolonger suffers and has gome home to be with our heavenly father.
It was so sad to come home and see the post telling us Mark was gone, although I knew it was coming. Checking over there today, it made me smile that so many in our blog community posted messages for Rebecca.
Cancer can be so so cruel in its design and the way it responds to the human body. So sad.Beamer
Mike,I\’m so sorry you lost your friend Mark. I\’m sure he will be missed. And for you with your treatments, I\’ll be praying. Hope things go well for you through this difficult time.Phil 1: 3-11The Bach
Beamer,that it is.Batch, thanks for stopping by.
I am so sorry to hear about Mark. I just went over to leave a comment on his site for Rebecca. Thank you for posting a link.
Momisodes, you are welcom,I\’m glad that you stopped by.
((((Mike))))) Hope you are doing okay. Mark fought long and hard. It is nice to know that he is now at peace. You were a wonderful friend to him. Many hugs,Tamara
Tamara,he was a great inspiration to me.