Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Celebrating a beautiful life

Hello my  friends.
Some of my regular followers may remember last year I posted about my MIL who had turned 100, and again in July this year we celebrated her 101st birthday, which was a real achievement, and she was still relatively healthy, just suffering from dementia, and feeling very tired at times.

On Saturday at 21.45, she left us, but not without thanking the staff who were looking after her in the frail care.

Today we had a beautiful funeral mass with family and friends, celebrating her life, but nevertheless mourning a very special lady who will be missed very much by her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren here in South Africa and also in The Netherlands and New Zealand. We are thankful for the many years that we enjoyed with her...may she RIP.

I will be back tomorrow on a happier note. Take care,
love Ursula


Sandra van Blaricum said...

My thoughts were with you all today Ursula!!

Carla S. said...

You've been in my thoughts, Ursula. With heartfelt sympathy for your loss. Your MIL was a beautiful woman and your family was blessed to have her in your lives for such a long time. You must have some wonderful memories to sustain you. My condolences on your loss.

Petra Swart said...

So sorry for your loss, Ursula!! You and your family are in our thoughts!

Teresa Arsenault said...

Regrets on the loss of your MIL, but so glad you have such wonderful memories to celebrate. She must have been quite a lady.
Blessing hugs,

Birdie said...

Ursula, I'm sorry to hear of her passing. I think of all the amazing discoveries and events she witnessed,the lives she influenced. She had to be one heck of a lady.

alex said...

Ursula, what a wonderful tribute to a loved family member, my thoughts and prayers are with you, much love Alex x

Lili Sulastri said...

Ursula, sorry to read about your loss. She is an amazing woman to have passed the Centenerian age. My thoughts and prayers for you.
Take care.