Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge ~ Yesterday is Gone


“Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin”.  ~Mother Teresa

I leave the year 2015 without the man who was my husband, and enter a new year in search of my path. That we have only today has never been so strongly embossed on my mind as it has been in the months preceding A’s death on 20 December. Diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer in June of this year, we knew the clock was ticking. Time? We stopped knowing what that meant, stopped looking at clocks and watches and dove into the days as they came, into each moment we were given.

Let us begin the new year going forward with love, for that is all that matters.

Lens and Pens by Sally posts today for the mobile photography challenge,  and includes a timely quote by the Buddha: “Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment”.

Photo edited in Waterlogue and PicMonkey.

About Angeline M

Love travel and photography. Living in Northern California. Photos of locations visited are personal file photos.
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46 Responses to Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge ~ Yesterday is Gone

  1. Oh, Angeline I’m so sorry to hear the news of your husband’s passing. You’ve been on my mind lately and in my quest to catch up with so many missed posts I began with your blog tonight… We will light a candle after dinner and hope that my late gesture reaches you on this dark winter evening. Take care.


  2. Amy says:

    Dear Angeline, I went to the church to light a candle for your husband. I took a few photos and will post it for you at 12 pm today, no need to respond, I understand it’s difficult to express….


  3. lorriebowden says:

    My heart reaches out to you with love …and comfort ❤


  4. Amy says:

    So sorry to hear about your loss…. Angeline. Sending my love and hugs. I will go DT to light a candle for you this weekend.


  5. Dalo 2013 says:

    This is very sad news to begin the New Year, and wish you the best Angeline. A positive look back at his beautiful life is a good way to bring in the New Year ~ and I hope you see a bright, wonderful path laid out in front of you for 2016 as well. Take care…


  6. ChgoJohn says:

    So very sorry to learn of your husband’s passing, Angeline. I hope you and your family can find some comfort knowing that many share your grief.


  7. Sabiscuit says:

    This is my first visit to your blog so allow me to offer my condolences. I believe that you are strong and even though you will miss your best friend, your memories of your life together will bear you up along this new path. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family for the year ahead.


  8. I’m so sad for your great loss, dear Angeline. Sending you much love and lots of tight hugs, my friend. May this new year bring solace and healing to your soul. xx


  9. Much love and good wishes to you Angelina,
    so sorry for your loss,
    You have such a healthy out look may it continue to cary you throughout the new year,
    Carol across the Bay


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  11. Madhu says:

    I am so very sorry to read this Angeline. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.


  12. Oh Angeline .. I am so very very sorry for your loss. I do so hope that your journey ahead has much love and support. Sending you my love ..


  13. Patti Kuche says:

    Oh Angeline, I don’t know what to say . . . . so sorry to hear of your loss and so touched with the generosity of your spirit and inspiring words at such a time. My best wishes to you and your family for the strong bonds of the now moments which you will remember and cherish forever.


  14. So sorry for your loss Angeline. May you be surrounded with all the love and support you need. Alison


  15. Su Leslie says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss Angeline. I hope you are finding strength, support and comfort in the people around you and in the small acts of joy and remembrance that can appear from nowhere. Te tiro atu to kanohi ki tairawhiti ana tera whiti te ra kite ataata ka hingi ki muri kia kohe — turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you (Maori proverb).

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  16. Angeline, my heart broke reading your words and seeing the photo through your eyes. I pray God’s loving arms wrap tightly around you and don’t let you go, especially on the difficult days, and that you will be surrounded by friends and family to give that love human form.



  17. Allan G. Smorra says:

    Angeline, I am sorry for your loss. I hope that Time will be kind to you and help lessen the pain.
    Here’s to a better 2016,


  18. Angeline, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I hope that you find solace in the land around you and nature as a source of healing.


  19. You know how I feel about this, having been there myself….and I agree with you – if there is one startling message delivered with the death of a loved one it is that we have only NOW. If there is one way to honor a death it is to live with optimism and enthusiasm again, using the NOW to its full extent. I learned that lesson back in 2010 with my loss, and I was fortunate enough to surround myself with people who are the poster people for living in the NOW. For your own health and peace of mind please try to do that too…it will heal you. Love you – jo


  20. I’m very saddened to hear this, really. I wish you well.


    • Angeline M says:

      Thank you Felipe, and when you pass one of those beautiful Mexican churches in your town, if you might go in and light a candle for me, I would be forever grateful knowing that a light shines there for me.


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