Wednesday, December 23, 2015

I'll Fly Away

I'll fly away, oh glory, I'll fly away
When I die, hallelujah by and by, I'll fly away
Some bright morning when this life is over, I'll fly away
To a land on God's celestial shore, I'll fly away
When the shadows of this life have grown, I'll fly away
Like a bird from these prison walls, I'll fly away
I'll fly away, oh glory, I'll fly away
When I die, hallelujah by and by, I'll fly away
Oh how glad and happy when we meet, I'll fly away
No more cold iron shackles on my feet, I'll fly away
I'll fly away, oh glory, I'll fly away
When I die, hallelujah by and by, I'll fly away
Just a few more weary days and then, I'll fly away
To a land where joy will never end, I'll fly away
I'll fly away, oh glory, I'll fly away
When I die, hallellujah by and by, I'll fly away

Today my brother flew away...
I hope he has found the peace that he never found in this life.
We love him and he will always be a part of our hearts.  

44 comments:

Deb said...

Oh Linda, I am saddened to read this. What a terrible loss. Sending you a hug and hoping that you find comfort in the peace he has found. Hugs, Deb

Marigene said...

Linda, I am so sorry for the loss of your brother. My thoughts and prayers are with you, your mother and family. Rest in peace, Richard.
Hugs to you, Linda.

Jojo said...

Linda, I'm so sorry to learn of your loss. Sending you and your family many prayers.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Linda,
So sorry to hear about the loss of your brother...may The Lord be with you and your family.

Blessings,
Linda

joanne said...

Oh Linda, I'm so very sorry. The lovely words you posted says it all...he flew away, to a better, happier, safe place. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ;j

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Linda, so very sorry to read of the loss of your brother. He was fortunate to have you in his life. Prayers for you and your family.

Unknown said...

Bless your heart Linda. He was lucky to have had you these past few days and all his life, I imagine. I know this will be hard for you - I will be thinking of you!

The Cat Guy said...

Hugs and purrs for you.

oldgreymareprimitives said...

I'm very sorry to hear of your loss. I will say special prayers for your Mom also.

Ann said...

My deepest condolences on your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time

Claudia said...

Love to you my friend. Blessings and peace to your family at this time - a bittersweet Christmas to be sure. He is at peace and you, dear Linda, were there with him to help him on his way.

xo
Claudia

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh Linda, I'm so very sorry for your loss. I'm keeping you and your family in my prayers and sending you all my love. Hugs to you Sis, Diane

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I'll be keeping all of you in my prayers, Linda. Hugs to you!!!

Donna said...

I'm so sorry for the loss of your brother, Linda. Sending you a big hug and prayers for peace.

Shelia Williamson said...

Dear Linda, my heart breaks for you and your family. Your brother is at piece now and he knew what a wonderful sister you were to him. God will bless you for how you loved your brother. Prayers to you and you family
Love,
Shelia

Susan said...

Oh Linda. How very sad to lose your brother right in the middle of the holidays. So sorry. Blessings to you, my friend. Susan

Rebecca said...

I'm sorry to hear this, Linda. What difficult circumstances at such a blessed season. Praying that the "tidings of comfort and joy" will be unusually significant for you in these days. ♥

zAzA said...

So sorry for your loss Linda. My thoughts and lots of virtual hugs are being sent your way.

Sheryl Remy said...

Sorry for your loss Linda. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Linda I am so sorry to hear of your loss. ((hugs))

Chatty Crone said...

Linda I am so sorry - I am glad he is at peace tho. I have to tell you I love that song - so true. Love you, sandie

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Dear Linda, I'm sorry for you and your family that his passing coincided with Christmas, adding to the sorrow. Surely the Lord will let him find peace now. Sending hugs and comfort.

xo, Pam

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

So sorry for your loss, Linda. Hugs of comfort and condolence to you and your family.

Mereknits said...

Linda,
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this really difficult time.
Take everything one step at a time, breathe and be easy on yourself.
Meredith

Chris K in Wisconsin said...

So very sad for your loss. As you say, his pain has ended. That is something to be thankful for amidst the sadness. Take care of yourself over the next days. Thinking of you.

Ryoma Sakamoto.Japan said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family!!

Deanies Stash said...

Linda sending you hugs and prayers. I am so very sorry for your loss. It is comforting to know that he is now at peace and has no pain. That song is one of my all time favorites and my dad always told me when he passed to have it at his funeral. My brother sang it and it was so comforting. I hope you can find peace this Christmas day with the promises of our Lord. Merry Christmas.

Hugs, Dianne

mary scott said...

This loss would be difficult any time, but at Christmas, is even more heartbreaking. May you & your family find comfort in your faith. God bless you.

Vicky Hunt said...

Oh Linda, I am so sad to hear this. This is such a difficult time of the year to lose a loved one. I will be praying for you and your family my friend. I'm sure your brother would want you all to try and have a Merry Christmas so I hope that you are able to find some merriment today. Hugs and Prayers, Vicky

Sarah said...

Linda, sad for your loss. You were a sweet, caring sister. I know he appreciated that you were there with him. May you find peace and comfort. Thinking of you.

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you Linda. I am so sorry for the loss of your brother.

hugs
Sissie

Rose L said...

I am sorry for your loss. He is at peace now, free from pain and illness, with the Lord holding his hand.

Hartwood Roses said...

Dearest Linda. I am very sorry about your brother. What a blessing you were to him.
Hugs, Connie

EM said...

Oh Linda. I am so sorry to read this. Sending you and your family warm thoughts and hugs.

Candy S said...

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your brother. You are in my thoughts during this time of sorrow for you and your family.

Melanie said...

I just now saw this post...I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your brother. My heart and prayers go out to you and your family. {{hugs}}

Donna said...

Linda, I'm so sorry for your loss. It's hard to lose a brother. Hugs...

the cape on the corner said...

truly sorry for your loss, linda.
b

Diana Petrillo said...

So sorry to read about your loss, Linda. You and your family will be in my prayers--

karen said...

I am sorry to hear about your brother. Your post was very touching.

The little sheep that is in the corner(top)of your home page, do you make them? Can you tell me where I can get one per chance?

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Karen, I don't have your email to respond but if send it to me I can get you the info on the lady who made the sheep. Thanks, Linda

Curtains in My Tree said...


I have never lost a sibling to death yet and I know it will be like part of your life broken off from you.

I'm sorry you have to deal with these sad feeling at a joyful season as Christmas and New Years

Thinking of you

Janice

Stacey said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your brother. I'm a little late here but my thoughts are with you.

Viki said...

I'm sorry to read about your brother. I'm way behind on reading blogs. I hope the good memories sustain you and your mom.