Hope Sustains, Hope Remains


Even as snow covers the ground, there
is hope of spring -it will finally arrive.
Rampant, worldwide pandemic affects
all of us; yet, there is hope, HOPE.

Look into the eyes of a child anticipating
gifts for birthdays and holidays. You see
hope. Mother Nature plays her
games this month; yet there is hope, hope.

For many, this is Good Friday when we
remember the suffering and death of our
Lord. Still, we have faith and know
He is with us today and always. Hope.

Even in these times of trouble, there remains
a floating sensation as if our burdens have been
removed. We anticipate with a sense of
calm now. For, yes, we know there is hope.

We are all in this together, playing our part.
With clasped hands, we pray this Easter. There
are signs of spring and hope: the flowers,
the buds on trees and birds building nests.

With renewed faith that a cure will be
discovered, we remain steadfast. Common
sense informs us of that cure as we hold our loved
ones close. Sustained hope, hope remains.

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31 Responses to Hope Sustains, Hope Remains

  1. Darlene says:

    “Where there is life there is hope,” Professor Stephen Hawking.

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    • Darlene, thank you for the great comment and quote. ‘Tis true: “where there is live; there is hope” – an expression of the dauntless human spirit. May you be safe and healthy during this pandemic. Enjoy the weekend and Easter if you celebrate that. “”__””

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      • Darlene says:

        Thanks, Mary. It will be a quiet Easter for sure. But I bought some chocolate Easter eggs for hubby and will bake a cake. It will be different with no Easter egg hunt this year. We could still do it but I’m afraid the dog would find them all and chocolate is not good for her. Stay safe as well. xo

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      • All in good time. Things will return to normal albeit a new normal. Stay safe and healthy! oxox

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  2. Arno Bode,Cologne,Germany says:

    Liebe Mary Ann,lieber Russell,
    Euch ein gesegnete Osterfest mit dem Glauben ,daß die schrecklichen Ereignisse bald ein Ende haben. Glaube und Hoffnung sind christliche Tugenden die unser Leben geprägt haben. Paßt auf Euch auf ,beachtet die gegebenen Regeln und bleibt gesund. Ganz besondere Hochachtung für deine Tochter Emily Catherine die an vorderster Stelle in dieser Krisensituation ihren Beruf ausübt.Ein gesegnetes Osterfest,alles Liebe und Gute für Dich und deine Familie ,
    Dein Arno

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    • Lieber Arno, liebe Lilly,
      Dein Kommentar und Deine Osterwünsche werden sehr geschätzt. Unsere Tochter arbeitet an vorderster Front im Krankenhaus und kümmert sich um Covid-Patienten. Sie bittet um all unsere Gebete und Gebete für die Patienten in ihrem Krankenhaus. Es ist wirklich eine Krisensituation. Es wird etwas sein, von dem sie ihren Kindern und Enkeln eines Tages erzählen wird. Wir wünschen Euch beiden ein gesegnetes Osterfest.
      Deine Mary Ann “”__””


  3. Emily says:

    Beautiful post and photos. Really inspirational and uplifting which is what we need during this difficult time. Praying for this to be over soon!

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    • Emily, thank you for the lovely comment about the post and photos. We all need positive, uplifting words in difficult times. We add our prayers to the many others around the world. Thank you for all you do as a healthcare worker too. Blessings and hugs. Hope, there is always hope. oxoxox


  4. Peter Klopp says:

    You have chosen a very fitting title for your blog this morning, Mary Ann. “Sustained hope, hope remains” is a thought-provoking statement, especially in these trying times. The timing is also perfect as we are now entering the Easter weekend associated with hope and faith in a better life to come. Happy Easter to you and your family!

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  5. You had snow, and we sat on the porch today. Easter blessings to you!

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  6. Clare Pooley says:

    Happy Easter to you, Mary Ann! I hope you are keeping safe and that your daughter is coping well.

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  7. Hope is alive! ❤ xo

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