Pilgrimage to the cemeteries

Pélerinage sur les cimetières

Michel fleurissant la tombe de ses parents
Michel flowering the grave of his parents

I was trying this photo taken by Janine with a cell phone last October 28. I then forgot to take it off. Sorry. I am not too well those last days

J ‘ essayais cette photo prise par Janine le 28 Octobre dernier . J ‘ ai ensuite oublié de l’ enlever. Désolé. je ne suis pas très bien ces derniers temps

I come in front of that grave twice a year ( around all Saints Day and Palm Day ) since 1956 and Janine comes with me since 1958

Je viens devant cette tombe deux fois par an ( autour de la Toussaint et des Rameaux) depuis 1956 et Janine vient avec moi depuis 1958

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97 Responses to Pilgrimage to the cemeteries

  1. What a beautiful and meaningful photo, Michel! 😀

  2. What a beautiful and meaningful photo! It looks like a lovely resting place. Sending blessings your way, Michel!

  3. puffpop says:

    A touching photo…

  4. Lavinia Ross says:

    A beautiful photo of remembrance, dear Michel. All my best to you and your family. ❤

  5. mrswrangler says:

    Glad you still honor your parents memories

  6. blb1 says:

    Our parents rest in Pennsylvania so we no longer can dress their graves.

  7. Zakiah says:

    Neat photo Michel. I am sure you feel gratified.

  8. atagrandma says:

    We are not allowed to plant or to put real flowers on the graves in our cemetery because of the deer. I do try to keep artificial flowers on them, changing them at the different seasons. It’s a good time for remembrance.

  9. Beautiful and heart-touching, Michel. What a sweet way to honor and remember your parents.
    (((HUGS)))

  10. neilc693 says:

    The jour des morts (in its various forms) has kind of become my favorite holiday, oddly enough. We are nothing but our connections, including to what is gone.

  11. Susan Joos says:

    I like the idea of a planter! My Mom had vases on their tombstones, and they are beautiful but between the water and the freezing and thawing in the winter, they eventually had to be removed. I am sorry you have not been well, and hope you are feeling better now!

  12. wissh says:

    I’m sorry you’ve been unwell and wish you a quick and complete recovery.
    ❤️ Christine

  13. mimiwi2013 says:

    Ken takes care of his parents’ grave, too. It is only a few blocks from home, and he rides his bike there most days to water the plants there. Our gravestone is two plots down from theirs, with a brother’s between. A sister’s is on the other side of the parents, and a nephew next to theirs. So we have a little area with family members. So nice. Your parents grave is quite large above ground, so different from here. So beautiful, also!! So you are going to see more Drs. soon. We are certainly praying that they will give good help—and a LOT of it! ❤ Nancy and Ken

  14. Stéphanie says:

    Bonsoir Michel, j’ai pensé à toi ce Toussaint, je ne savais pas si t’aurais pu faire tes visites habituelles aux plusieurs cimetières, qui ne sont pas tous tout près, si je me souviens bien, honorer ta famille. J’espère que tu est confortable et je sais que tu est entouré d’amour.
    Je pense souvent aux visites en Famille Fauquet dont j’ai eu le plaisir de profiter, et je prends ce moment remercier toi et Janine pour votre accueil et pour tout ce que j’ai appris chez vous, entouré de votre grande famille.
    Merci

    • J’avais fait hier une longue réponse à ton gentil commentaire, Stéphanie mais quand j’ ai voulu la poster la connection a disparu. Ma réponse a disparu aussi . Merci à toi.<3

  15. Julie says:

    Its wonderful how you go to these graves. Hope the doctors are able to make you feel much better soon xxx

  16. Charlyne Craver says:

    Visiting family graves is something we do twice a year and it brings back many memories. Some are sad but all are good. I hope you will be feeling better.

  17. Thank you for sharing on your cemetery visits.

  18. suester7 says:

    I’m sorry to hear you have not been well lately.

    • and still not well, Suzy. but I keep hope.

      • suester7 says:

        “For this reason we never become discouraged. Even though our physical being is gradually decaying, yet our spiritual being is renewed day after day. And this small and temporary trouble we suffer will bring us a tremendous and eternal glory, much greater than the trouble. For we fix our attention, not on things that are seen, but on things that are unseen. What can be seen lasts only for a time, but what cannot be seen lasts for ever.”
        ‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭4:16-18‬ ‭GNBDK‬‬

        May these verses from Scripture encourage you!

      • Thank you, Suzy , for this excerpt of the Scripture, really encouraging . It is good someone recalls it.

  19. Marion says:

    I hope you’re feeling better soon, Michel. ❤ Thanks for sharing these very special visits to your parent's graves. Sending you my very best wishes.

  20. puffpop says:

    I’m praying for you…prayers for healing and feeling better…I remember how it was when John had dialysis. It is so tiring. May God bless you always. When I came here before, it was just the picture.
    Love,
    votre amie,
    Francoise

  21. Cheri N Herald says:

  22. Angela says:

    Sending you healing hugs and well wishes. With love always , Angela

  23. kaiori says:

    J’aime la photo. C’est une bonne journée. J’espère que vous êtes en bonne santé.

  24. kmaidy says:

    bonjour Michel,
    elle est belle cette photo . Quel bonheur de pouvoir se recueillir sur une tombe joliment fleurie de personnes que nous avons aimées.
    avec des bises amicales !

  25. I just wanted to stop by to see how you are feeling. ???
    And how are your doctor/medical appointments going? How is your dialysis going?
    Continued prayers for you. ❤ and (((HUGS))) for you and Janine, too.

  26. suester7 says:

    Keeping you in prayer, Michel. May God strengthen and comfort you during this difficult time.

  27. Eat Right Chef Louisa says:

    Touched by your devotion. I hope you are feeling better since you wrote this, Michel! Please take care!!! ❤

  28. murisopsis says:

    What a loving act. Many of the cemeteries here do not allow plantings – only cut flowers that they remove after a week or so. I’d love to plant some columbine and daylilies on my grandparent’s graves… Of course my father is cremated and on my mother’s fireplace mantle. So there is no need to dress the grave. I hope you are feeling better.

  29. cjjustice1 says:

    Michel, I love the picture of you beautifying the grave of your parents.
    When I read that you are not doing well – having dialysis – not feeling
    well, my heart is hurting for you and Janine. I am praying for you both.
    Love and hugs to you and Janine – Carolyn

  30. Once again I am late to the party! Such lovely and poignant photographs Michel. I have not been to our family cemetery in several years as it is not in the same state as my home, I really have the urge to go there once again. Thank you dear Michel ❤

  31. calmkate says:

    If you are just starting dialysis it’s super tough but once you get into routine it settles down.
    My prayers and thoughts are with you and those close 🙂 ❤

  32. Just wanted to stop by and check in on you today, Michel. You have been in my thoughts and my prayers so often the past week. Remember you are loved. Remember you are cared about by so many friends here on WordPress. 🙂
    (((HUGS))) 🙂

  33. neilc693 says:

    It is troubling to hear of the complications. Take care of overexertion, that is so easy to do. You are in our thoughts !

    • Thank you, Neil, for this comment. In fact I urgently received a urinary catheter last Thursday November 7th. I have to keep it for a few weeks while waiting for surgery. It’s painful.

  34. I also visit the cemetery a few times a year. I’m glad you are able to do this.

    I’m reading your comments about your health. Keep well – thinking of you.

  35. nhislop says:

    My mother’s grave is 400 miles from here, so I do not visit it often. My mother was a cemetery visitor. I am not. It makes me sad that there is nobody to visit her grave, though.

    I am sorry to hear that you have not been well recently. I hope you are better now. I think of you and pray for you.

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