November 15, 2013

Birth…and Death

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Hugs for Lena and her family


Birth and death are not two different states, but they are different aspects of the same state. There is as little reason to deplore the one as there is to be pleased over the other. —Mahatma Gandhi

We all know we walk life’s journey in the footsteps of generations of ancestors, and we leave our footsteps for generations of our descendants.

Sometimes, though, this knowledge is presented to us in a dramatic manner.


A child is God’s opinion that life should go on.—Anonymous

On November 13, 2013, 7# 13 oz. Samuel Patrick began his earthly life in Florida. Notably, he was born in birthing room #13 and weighed in at 7# 13 ½ oz.

All those 13s are dramatic enough for a young life to deal with.


For certain is death for the born And certain is birth for the dead; Therefore over the Thou shouldst not grieve. —Bhagavad Gita

During Samuel Patrick’s birthing his great grandmother, Lydia, about 6500 miles away, was entering her eternal life. About seven hours after he arrived she departed this world.

Lydia’s earthbound journey left 83 years of footsteps for Samuel to walk in.


Death is the privilege of human nature
And life without it were not worth our taking… —Elizabeth Fama

Birth and death. Welcome into your new lives, Samuel Patrick and Lydia.



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(A NaBloPoMo post)



  1. ….there is a time to be born…..and there is a time to die……..ecclesiastes


    Comment by Fred Wells — November 15, 2013 @ 8:08 am | Reply

  2. Carolyn very beautiful blog to Lena.

    Comment by Eileen Fagan — November 16, 2013 @ 8:43 am | Reply

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