Wednesday, February 2, 2011

"Nothing Gold Can Stay"

In October, I drove to South Carolina for a family funeral. While there, I visited my baby sister, Dayna's grave. I took this picture from her grave. What a view. I miss her terribly, but I am comforted by the beauty surrounding her grave. In the midst of deep pain, my heart is blessed by the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Once again, I am reminded of how deeply GOD cares about the details of my life.

Dayna's tombstone is flat and has her favorite poem on it. Each time I read this poem, I think of my beautiful baby sister and how Robert Frost captured our hearts so very well.

Nothing Gold Can Stay

Nature's first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf's a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.

By: Robert Frost

By His mercy and in the grip of HIS grace,


~Please pray for several of my friends who are in the midst of medical crisis. I will spending this week and part of next taking each of them for biopsies and surgeries! GOD BLESS each of you!


Renee said...

Lovely poem and photo too. With thoughts of you.

MaryGrace said...

I know Dayna must have loved you deeply, as you love her. This poem says so much about the value of each moment. It's one of my all-time favorites! XO!

Danae Hudson said...

What a beautiful poem. Thinking of you

Nel said...

What a beautiful view! and a beautiful poem. I love Robert Frost! Prayers are with you my friend and with your friends.
until next time... nel

Diana said...

Lovely poem and gorgeous view. I can see how that view would be somewhat comforting. Blessings to you Andrea, hope you are feeling well.
Love Di ♥

Southern Lady said...

Lovely post! I was just thinking about my favorite flower, the peony, this morning. It is one of my favorite flowers, yet it is so short lived. I thought about how the beauty of the flower far outweighs the shortness of its life. Isn't God great? Carla

Denise said...

Covering you, and your precious friends with prayers. I love you.

Terri Tiffany said...

What a beautiful place you all picked to see God's glory around you when you visit her!

Dee said...

A beautiful resting place for your dear sister. Please be assured you and your friends are covered in prayers. Dee

christy rose said...

Beautiful poem and a beautiful post!

Joyce said...

A beautiful poem...thinking of you...sisters are special people.

David C Brown said...

There is a gold that will stay! And God says, "I will purge them as gold ..." That's what comes out of the sorrows, as we go through them with Him.

Nancy said...

I had not heard that poem before. I like it very much. Just as this view gives you peace, your pictures always give me great peace. Bless you.

Jackie said...

Beautiful heartfelt post, Andrea. And please know that I'll be praying for you and your friends.



Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Beautiful glad I have had some blog reading time during our ice storm

Happy Saturday

KathyB. said...

I have never read that poem before. So perfect. So true.

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Glory to God said...

Andrea -

Beautiful poem. I agree with David Brown. Hope and pray all is well.

God bless!