Friday, December 28, 2012

Tribute To A Departed Brother

        Just  before 7.30 p.m. on December 28, last year, my brother Sutcliffe passed away.  On this first anniversary of his death I  thank God for the life he lived.  He was caring and always ready to help others in need. He resigned his job and came home to run the family farm after my father died. At that time my twin and I were only 13 years old.  He loved nature and so I thought it only fitting to put his picture in a frame depicting nature in all its glory. Sutcliffe lived a full life being a teacher, civil servant, farmer, politician and Justice of the Peace in the parish of St. Mary, Jamaica. We will always miss you Sutcliffe.
        Phil. 1:3 best sums up the thoughts for a special son and brother “ I thank God upon every remembrance of you."

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42 comments:

Judy said...

Hello Judy! God will help you get through this my friend. You have lost so many of your family members. This is the worst thing we must face in our life is the passing of our love ones. I'm sending lots of hugs to you today.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you so much for your kind words Judy. It has lifted my spirit. You are right, God will definitely help me. I am also blessed to have met wonderful bloggers like you to encourage me along the way. I am truly grateful. Have a great weekend.

Rox said...

A beautiful tribute, thanks for sharing. Blessings and comfort be with you. (found your post on My Turn for us)

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Rox! Have a good weekend.

Sandee said...

I know this is very painful for you. Your brother was indeed an incredible person. He was well versed in so many things.

May got touch you and ease your pain. Big hugs. :)

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot Sandee! Have a wonderful weekend.

Rachel said...

New follower from the blog hop! Love your blog & can't wait to get to know you more :) Have a great day! This post was beautiful.
Rachel
http://sugar-stripes.blogspot.com/

Nekky said...

It's not easy to get through the lost of someone that is so dear to us. I know that you'll you find more strength when you remember the time you shared together with him.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot Rachel! I will follow back.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks so much for your words of encouragement Nekky. Have a good weekend.

kendra kay said...

oh, that is a wonderful photo and nature frame-i'm sure you made him smile.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot kendra kay! Enjoy your weekend.

Theresa said...

Sutcliff sounded like a wonderful man who was very generous with his time. He sounded like he loved people just as much as nature. The photo is very beautiful as well as the post!

Judy Haughton-James said...

You are right Theresa, Sutcliffe really loved people. Thanks a lot for your kind comments. Have a wonderful weekend.

Colette S said...

*HUGS*
Your loved ones are giving your wings and praying in spirit as they wait for the day to see you again.

Very nice tribute to a loved brother.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Wow! You have shared such a beautiful comment Colette! Love it! Thanks a lot. Have a great weekend.

Paula Miller said...

Hugs Judy!! He sounds like he led a wonderfully full life, and was a very caring and loving person :)

Paula

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot Paula! Have a great weekend.

Maria said...

Sutcliffe sounds like an incredible man, brother, and son. He was lucky to have a sister, so loving and caring and kind. He sounds like he shares a lot in common with you - incredibly loving, giving and passionate about the people he loves. Sending so many prayers and tons of love! Xoxox
Maria

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot for your kind comments Maria. I hope your weekend has started well and it will be enjoyable. Imagine 2012 will soon come to an end!!! Take very good care and lots of love, friendship and best wishes to you, Steve and Beano.

JTWisdom said...

Lovely tribute to your brother. God's Peace and comfort to you my friend.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks JT! Have a good weekend and all the very best for 2013!

Claire Justine said...

Hi Judy,been thinking of you over the holidays,hope you are ok? ... Love your new header pictures :)

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Clairejustine! I have had my low moments but I am fighting on. Take care and have a wonderful weekend.

Winnie said...

Very beautiful tribute Judy :)
All I can say is - May G-od be with you, and send you a BIG HUG

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you so much Winnie! I am truly grateful. Have a wonderful weekend and all the very best for 2013!

Nikki said...

May your brother rest in peace! I'm stopping by from the i love my post hop. I hope your having a great Saturday!

XOXO
Nikki
www.thecraftysideofsarcasm.com

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot Nikki! Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Lisa said...

What a beautiful post in tribute to your brother. He sounded like a very special man, indeed. Thank you for sharing him with us. I pray that the Lord will continue to give you strength and courage!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot Lisa! Happy New Year!

Hilary Johnson said...

Just found your blog by way of the "Let's Get Social" hop ... beautiful post even in its sadness. I wish you peace and comfort. Memories of lost loved ones are among our most precious things.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot Hilary. I will definitely visit your Blog and follow back today. Have a good week and all the very best for 2013!

Memoirs of Me & Mine said...

Such a beautiful tribute. God bless.

http://www.memoirsofmeandmine.com/?m=1

Kathy Moody said...

Such a beautiful tribute! It is so hard to say goodbye to those we love. This was my first Christmas without my grandmother, and it was not the same. Prayers for you during this difficult time.

Happy New Year! Your newest follower from the Let's Get Social Hop. :)

Kathy @ http://www.lifeonlakeshoredrive.com

AVCr8teur said...

He sounded like a wonderful person. I am sorry the holidays seem like a sad time. Thank you for sharing and I hope you will find comfort and less pain with each passing day.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot AVCr8teur! Enjoy the rest of 2012 and Happy New Year.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot Memoirs of Me & Mine. May God Bless you too.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you very much Katherine! I am sorry that you lost your grandmother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I will definitely follow back. Take care and all the very best for 2013!

Bree @ Twinkle in the Eye said...

I hope this time of year brought with it many happy memories Judy xo

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Bree! I tried to focus on the happy memories. Take care and Happy New Year!

Laurie Collett said...

What a lovely tribute to your brother. Praise God that for those who know His Son, we will be reunited with our loved ones in Him.
Thanks for hosting, & Happy New Year to you,
Laurie

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Laurie! So true! We will be reunited again. Happy New Year!

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