Friday, January 10, 2014

Beauty in Tragedy

Today we are participating in the
hosted by our beautiful friend SUGAR 
 there has been a lot of this
at our house the last few weeks

Mom and Dad have both been sick so
we have have been here but not here
if you know what I mean
Mom finally got to stay home from work today
She wasn't sure what to post today
then she saw it was See Beautiful Friday
and read Easy's post about memories in pictures.
And she thought about last weekend
and how she saw
 Beauty in the midst of Tragedy
A new years eve auto accident on icy roads
claimed the lives of two young men in our community
One of them was a childhood friend of the grandson
Best of friends in earlier years
not as close in high school
 but they were brothers on the football field
Both home from college for the holidays they
had been trying to find time to get together when the tragic news came
When she heard, mom called her son
 he was going through the hundreds of photos he had taken over the years
 of the boys at sporting events (his hobby is sports photography)
He knew how important these memories would be to the family.
Along with other family photos he was able to put together
a 30 minute slide show that was shown at the funeral home
 as friends and family gathered in support.
Beauty in Tragedy
Saturday was the funeral
Thirty young men lined the aisle of the church to honor
their friend as the casket was brought in
Beauty in Tragedy
At the cemetery, the last prayers had been said
when his friends and team mates gathered around the casket
for one last football cheer
hoorah hoorah hoorah HOORAH!
Beauty in Tragedy
Sunday, Mom was expecting the son and family to come over and watch
the 49r's football game. But they decided to do something different.
Knowing the grandson would be going back to college soon,
the need to make some family memories outweighed watching football on TV
So they went out with the camera and took some beautiful family photos
 That sad morning,  when going through all the pictures, the son realized that while he had thousands of sports pictures, they no longer were taking many of just family stuff
and that needed to change
Beauty in Tragedy
We are the PugRanch Kids
Bailey, Hazel & Greta


  1. Mr. B, Greta, and Hazel
    Wow this is a beautiful post even in tragedy beauty can shine and bring much needed comfort. I'm sure the young man's family will cherished the slide show of their son.
    Hugs madi your bfff

  2. Our family has always had this saying... Out of every BAD thing... GOOD things Come.
    You are so lucky to have had the opportunity to have taken a recent picture... it will be one more of those Beautiful things that that Horrid Tragedy triggered.
    The slide show will be something that family will treasure for EVER.

  3. Aw, so glad your family could find the Beauty in Tragedy, Kids. It is important to capture those Beautiful moments we want to remember because they can help cure a broken heart, if only a little bit at a time.
    *Cairn cuddles*

  4. Oh how sad, that's really a tragedy. But that slide show at the funeral was just a wonderful gesture. (many thanks to grandson that was nice). We always were angry, when my grampy made a bazillion of photos to all reasons , but he always says: be glad that we have the chance to make photos, even when you look crazy. I think he is right.... Thanks for this very touching but beautiful post.

  5. How very sad. I'm glad you guys were able to pull something positive out of the situation. We hope the family of the young man will be able to heal.

  6. That is so sad. It is hard sometimes to see anything good in tragedy but there is always a glimmer of sunshine somewhere.
    Dip and Elliot x

  7. A sad story indeed. We often got so involved in the day to day of our lives that we forget the little things, like a family portrait.
    Love Noodles

  8. Such a sad story. Beautiful family photo.

  9. Oh, that is a tragedy indeed. How lovely of your son to put together all the photos for them. I'm sure they'll be a treasure. Lovely family photo! Hugs!

  10. Howdy Little Puggie Mates. We popped over to say thanks for your kind wishes during Rory's rehab. What a sad but inspiring post. Mum says this is a reminder to take more photos and live each day as best we can. We love the last photo. Take care everybuddy and see you soon! No worries, and love, Stella and Rory (wobbly walkin' dude!)

  11. Yes, indeed. Sadness and Tragedy can bring certain unexpected beauty. Golden Thanks for sharing. Happy Seeing Beauty. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  12. Wow. There can be beauty everywhere, no matter what. So sorry for your sons loss. He must have felt it horribly.

  13. Beauty in Tragedy........thanks for sharing it was very touching.

    Aroo to you,

  14. Your words have so tenderly showed us beauty in tragedy.
    We are so sorry this sadness happened,, It was sooo thoughtful and loving of your son to put all the photos together, and make a video,,, and yes,, this tragedy has shown what really is important in life,,,
    So beautfully written

  15. I hope your mom and dad feel better soon.

    That's so sad about the auto accident. Your post is a beautiful tribute to them.

  16. Beautiful that your son could offer comfort in a photo tribute at the funeral. We have lost 2 nephews as teens, one suddenly, the other after many years with cancer. I have an inkling of how much your son's efforts meant to the grieving family. Well done.

  17. what a lovely post and tribute to that family, so sorry for their loss and nice you saw beauty in tragedy. Beautiful family photo.

  18. Beautiful stories, thanks for sharing. And I hope your peeps feel much better now.

  19. Oh, that is so sad and beautifuls all at the same times. What a sad thing to loose a friend, butts what an amazin' thing to laugh and remember all the good times togethers.
    I thinks your thoughts were with the 49ers, cause they WON!!!! YEA!!! Nows, you need to send some of those good thoughts again.....20-10....Ma is bein' VERY loud..
    Ruby ♥

  20. Those "regular ol' photos" will be priceless in the future!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  21. I am sorry about the sad times but it is nice to remember the good times. I hope everyone is feeling better at your house.

    Loveys Sasha

  22. We are with Sasha. Remember all the happy times xxxoxxx

    Mollie and Alfie

  23. Wow. Thank you so much for the ways you saw beautiful here. It is sometimes through tragedy that we notice and can appreciate how much beauty is in the world too. Thank you so much for seeing beautiful with us.

    Lydia @ See Beautiful