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Friday, November 15, 2013

A Red Balloon for Andrew...


Aloha,

Like many others, and per the family's request, I wanted to honor the memory of Andrew McNaughton with the release of a Red Balloon.

The chosen time was Friday at 11 a.m. (GMT), which is midnight Thursday here in Honolulu, Hawaii.

My apologies for the dark (and street) lighting in most of the pictures, but I wanted to do what I could to capture the Red Balloon as it made its way toward the heavens.

Rest in peace, Andrew...














"Let your children be as so many flowers, borrowed from God. If the flowers die or wither, thank God for a summer loan of them."

                                                        --Samuel Rutherford, Scottish theologian and author





18 comments:

Annalisa Crawford said...

Beautiful and perfect, Mark.

Kyra Lennon said...

Beautiful! Thanks for joining in and for all your support for Nick!

Miranda Hardy said...

Very wonderful! My heart goes out to them.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

What a truly beautiful way to honor him Mark.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Mark .. with many thoughts to Andrew and I'm glad to know about this mark of respect for him and his family .. Hilary

Elise Fallson said...

Beautiful. <3

Suzanne Furness said...

Perfect.

M.L. Swift said...

Wonderful pictures and quote, Mark. That was very touching to see it go from your hands to Andrew's.

Meradeth Houston said...

Beautiful tribute! It's so nice to see so many people honoring Andrew.

Libby said...

It was nice to see the pictures as the balloon ascended. Beautiful.

Morgan said...

Beyond beautiful. Truly. <3 <3 <3

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Very heart rending. My thoughts with the family.

David P. King said...

Wonderful, Mark! Thank for honoring Andrew today. :)

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Thank God in deed. Beautiful post Mark.

~Sia McKye~ said...

I love that quote from Rutherford. Dark or no that was an amazing flight of the love balloon!

Sia McKye Over Coffee

Arlee Bird said...

Another nice post about this. I have kind of missed this. I guess I haven't been looking at the blogs that had mentioned this tribute coming up and I haven't visited Nick's blog too much. Sorry about his loss. It is a tragic situation. Good to see he's gotten so much support.

Lee
Tossing It Out

klahanie said...

Hi Mark,

And so be it, your red balloon, along with the others, floats and recollects the memory of Andrew. Poignant and powerful and a cherished ideal for Nick and his family.

On behalf of Gary,

Penny the Jack Russell dog.

Trisha F said...

This was a great photo sequence - thanks so much for sharing, Mark!

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