Thankful Thursday: A Tribute

On this day, I can't help but think
of one of the very best friends I have ever had.


The time always passed so quickly.
The words came so effortlessly.
The admiration and adoration was mutual.


And the laughter...well, it was plentiful and from the soul.
It engaged the world around us.
What fun we had.


In my heart, only beautiful thoughts remain.

I believe we are who we are in life because of the people
we have loved and those who have loved us so deeply in return.


Thank you for loving me so and for leading me
down the path to my Today.
You would be so proud!

You have left an indelible mark on my life.
I am truly in your debt and carry you with me forever.

Happy 63rd Birthday, FMT!
As I lit a candle in your honor this morning
I smiled and thought:
Heaven is no longer missing an Angel!

"So with love ~ Sighs from the deep sea of affection;
Laughter from the colorful field of the spirit;
Tears from the endless heaven of memories," ~ Tears and Laughter...
Song of the Rain...Kahlil Gibran


  1. His charisma jumps off the screen, and it is easy to see what drew you to one another.

    Soul mates, people we were destined to cross paths with in this lifetime in some way, shape, or form because it is just meant to be.

    There are soul groups who always stay together, and I believe you belong to a very large one; a heart as large as your was meant to love and be loved by many.

    I wish I knew your friend, I am drawn to his images I can only imagine what he had to give.

    Sending a hug to you and your angel.

    Love Valerie

  2. Dear Christina,
    You are a treasure! It is said that time heals all wounds, but I believe that love, past and present is the healing power that soothes our hearts and soul. Thank you for being such a special love to my brother. Fred would be...oh so proud of you indeed! May God Bless you always and thank you for sharing your beautiful family...Dita's Darlings is truly awesome!
    With love, Michele

  3. Looks like an amazing guy, I love his smile! Sorry he is no longer with you here on earth. {HUGS} to you as you remember your friend. Sorry for your loss sweetie.

  4. Your words are so powerful and full of emotion...they often leave me with little to say...except wow. I'm always thankful for everything you share.

  5. Christina that is just beautiful.
    What a lovely tribute to this man, FMT!

    Seriously I don't ever come to your
    blog that I am not impacted in
    such a grand way by images of your people
    and your words short and sweet but deep girly.

    You are beautiful and your soul lovely my friend.

  6. What a beautiful tribute to such a special man.

    Just as you spoke of him leaving a mark on your life forever......I am sure he carries a large piece of you with him up there in heaven!!

    I really don't know what is more gorgeous.....the photos or your words. You have many gifts my friend....... your words are powerful and your photos always make me feel like I was right there with you in moment.

    Happy Birthday FMT!!



  7. Oh my...I'm moved by your tribute. What an amazing fellow he must have been and I'm so sorry you had to lose him here on earth. I love your last line.

    This is perhaps not the time to mention this but the pictures you posted here of yourself are amazing. You really are gorgeous and truly beautiful inside and out!!!

    Sending you a big hug, my friend!

  8. Dita you write so beautifully. It's so easy to feel your emotion in your post...I am always left in awe. This was such a lovely tribute to a very very handsome man....I believe that our road in life is paved of many stones...some are happy and some are very sad....but what ever the road may be it's what led us to the place we are in today {{{{{hug}}}}}

  9. Hello Christina,

    Thank you for lighting a candle for Fred honoring your friendship
    and for your thoughts of loving kindness.

    Thank you for being there with and for Fred.

    I'm glad to know that you are living, loving, and learning with JR, Sweetie Pie, and Wonder Boy.

    Best wishes for continued health, happiness, and prosperity.

    With loving thoughts,

    Happy 63rd my loving brother!

  10. Beautiful...touching...loving...
    How could he not be proud?

    Dita, my focus today has been on loss and how even painful times are a part of the journey that leads us to the next journey. Sometimes it's so difficult to understand.

    What a lovely tribute to what must have been a very special person in your life. I'm sorry for your loss and so proud of far you have come!

    Love and blessings,

  11. Thank you all for the heartfelt comments you have left here.

    To Michele and John (and FBT)...know that we will always be family and that your big brother is alive and well in my heart and in the hearts of the many people he touched.

    He is truly unforgetable.

    I love you.


  12. What a precious tribute to your friend. His light just radiates out of these photos. Hugs to you.

  13. i stumbled upon your blog and was drawn...thank you for sharing your beautiful thoughs...it reminded me how beautiful love is...and even if it ends (like mine did), i have so many wonderful, beautiful memories i will always treasure.

  14. What a beautiful, heart felt post! It's not everyday that we come across people that can change our lives in such a profound way. I hope Fred is resting in peace and smiling down on you with love and pride.