Six Years Without You


My Brother Miles.jpg

Six years today
Since you went away
The sweet memories
They do linger
Your name lives on
Upon new life
And every day
We all grow that much

So much has changed
And you now have six
Adorable grandchildren
 With another on the way
None of whom
You were blessed to see
But I know your children
Will, when the time is right
Share of your love one day

You were a dear son
A cherished brother
Husband, father, father-in-law
And life goes on
Season after season
The farmers still remember
The ones you cared for
The ones whose day you brightened

One day tears will be turned to joy and song

© 2014 – present Liana Wendy Howarth

Miles Fishing

16 thoughts on “Six Years Without You

      1. Im back at Noosaville Ive started a cleaning Business 6 months ago, “Mrs Mop and the magic maids” its all coming together and need to put on staff next year. I have also been doing all the photography for Peregian springs which I am enjoying. Not alot of time for taking photos for my self. I am also designing fabric some with photos and other just designs so Ive been very busy. What have you been unto? hope al is well with you and you have a lovely christmas


        1. That’s a lot happening in your life Callie, I wish you all the best with everything. For the last three months I’ve been putting a new book together. It’s at the printing stage now. I was hoping it would be out for Christmas; but unless the Lord intervenes it will probably be in the New Year. It’s a collection of nearly all my (His) work in a softcover/hardback and e-book. Looking forward to seeing the finished product … wishing you a beautiful Christmas too xxx


  1. Thank you for sharing this with us, dear Liana. You are helping others who have lost loved ones during December and are trying to balance all the emotions that pile on. God bless you and yours!


    1. Thanks Deb, there are so many that have never experienced the love of a sister or brother so I am very thankful for the years we had. Sadly the closest our relationship ever became as adults was the time of his illness; but this, even through his pain and suffering, was a blessing.


  2. Tears…such a lovely tribute to your precious brother. Praise our wonderful Lord and Savior Jesus Christ~there are no lasting goodbyes in eternity for those who love Him! Someday our Heavenly Father will wipe away every tear, and sorrow and death will flee away forever in God’s holy mountain! Thank you for sharing your precious brother with us! God bless you always~Love & many Hugs, Suzanne


    1. Thank you so much Wendy. December is such a beautifully hard month if that makes sense … between remembering my mother’s birthday, my brother’s death, my birthday, the date that remembers the Lord Jesus’ birthday, then what would have been my brother’s birthday it’s full of tears and joy.

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      1. Liana, your words make me think of a marble cake. December is often a mix of grief and joy for so many families. And yet it’s beautiful none-the-less as the lightness and darkness swirl around within our Christmas celebrations. Hugs as you remember and rejoice. xo


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