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© Andrea Petersen
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We which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord...

I Thessalonians 4: 17

I shot this picture on October 27th, 2011, the day after my mother passed away...I didn't feel like going anywhere, but my husband and I had made prior plans to go to a church lutefisk supper and I am glad that we went because I captured these beautiful clouds out the window of our car on the way.

Below are the words to a song that my mother composed several years ago.

That Grand Reunion Far Beyond the Sky
© By Helen L. Aspseter

1. There is a land so fair, beyond compare,
beside the crystal sea.
'Tis where my loved ones wait for me
with the Christ of Galilee.
There are mothers, fathers,
sisters, brothers,
children sweet and pure.
For you they're waiting,
so be faithful and endure.

Oh that happy shore
Sorrows are no more
Saints, Christ's blood atoned,
gather 'round God's throne.
I'm looking forward
to that Grand Reunion
far beyond the sky,
Where I shall see my Lord
and loved ones by and by.

2. Oh, mothers, fathers place your children
in your Master's tender care,
Where every burden He will share;
and your sorrows help you bear.
Although the storms of life
do gather 'round you,
Trust your dearest friend.
For Christ your Savior,
will be with you
to the end....

17 responses

  • Iztok Urh

    Iztok Urh gave props (4 Nov 2011):

    Love it!!

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (4 Nov 2011):

    So nice to see you post this Andrea what a beautiful song your mom composed, and, your image is brilliant !

  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross (Deleted) gave props (4 Nov 2011):

    Very sacred and heartwarming song of hope and the promises of God! Your photo is perfect too, and is a wonderful compliment to your mother's song!!! Poetry certainly runs in your family, Andrea!

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi gave props (4 Nov 2011):

    The picture are poem are both wonderful. Thank you for sharing Andrea.

  • Carol Holmes

    Carol Holmes gave props (4 Nov 2011):

    Heartfelt and beautiful

  • Sonia Adam Murray

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  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (4 Nov 2011):

    Beautiful clouds!!! So glad that you got out and went to the dinner, while we need to mourn a loss we also need to continue with life. Your mothers song is really nice.

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (5 Nov 2011):

    WONDERFUL in so many ways. You captured the light so beautifully.

  • Thad Zajdowicz

    Thad Zajdowicz gave props (5 Nov 2011):


  • Claire Crocker

    Claire Crocker gave props (5 Nov 2011):

    So sorry for your loss, and so happy for the comfort you found in such a beautiful scene!

  • Nadeem Shafi

    Nadeem Shafi gave props (5 Nov 2011):

    Quite lovely indeed...

  • Betty Maxey

    Betty Maxey   gave props (6 Nov 2011):

    Awesome capture!!!! Love the barn in there too!!!!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (6 Nov 2011):

    It is such a beautiful song and tribute to your mama.

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (6 Nov 2011):

    Such an awesome cloud capture.. and your mother's words are both inspiring and very beautiful!

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (10 Nov 2011):

    This is so dramatic and beautiful. I love the Bible verse you used. It is such a wonderful promise for those who love the Lord.

  • Lori Reece

    Lori Reece said (10 Nov 2011):

    Those are beautiful clouds! So much color!

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