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Monday, 9 July 2012

Last week I shed a tear....

Actually I sobbed some of the time, as Last Thursday, the 5th July. would have been my beautiful friend Micheles birthday. She sadly passed away 3 years ago now. We were the same age, although she was adamant that I was older (by 3 months). I still so miss her, she was such a loVely person, with so much to live for, her beautiful family. I really don't know how her husband has coped, but he does have a good family around him. They were a creative couple as you will see here.
I can remember her phoning to tell me she had lung cancer, and then telling me not to get upset !!!!
It was terminal, even though I spouted on about the wonders they can perform nowadays, it was too bad and she knew this. She was so brave through it all, although she only lived for 6 months after knowing. I wanted to post this, because her husband created such a wonderful booklet for her funeral, I keep it with me and can see her smiling face every day. It makes me smile. It shows her lovely children, 3 girls, one older and then the twins. The two of them created a range of cards around the twins. She was so creative, thinking up scenarios and making props etc. I will show you her smiling face now, I've wanted to show this for a while and now the time seems right.  As it says on  the page of their wedding photo, 'There are things we don't want to happen but have to accept, things we don't want to know but have to learn, and people we can't live without but have to let go.'

We painted white tulips on her coffin as she requested, and had to say goodbye. I still question why and struggle with it. But I know there are many others who go through similar things. Just needed to share this with people, she was too good a person to be forgotten. I think you can see some of the card designs on the 'Double trouble publishing' website.


  1. It is so sad when people have less than their allotted time and worse for those left behind. There is nothing wrong with having a good sob; it is cathartic. I see her girls have inherited her good looks.

  2. Hi Julie, what a nice tribute. When i read "There are things we don't want to happen but have to accept, things we don't want to know but have to learn, and people we can't live without but have to let go’ i got all emotional about this story you are sharing here. But it's so sad and so hard to let go. life is too short, let’s be wonderful like your friend Michele.

  3. Thanks Bella, yes so very hard to lose such a lovely person, all the girls are beautiful.
    She was wonderful Sandra, thank-you,everything she did was amazing. She had quite a story to her life.That's why I wnated to share this.

  4. What a lovely tribute to your friend ~ and the booklet her husband made is a really a special thing...
    I believe that the best thing you can do when you loose someone you love is to remember them, talk about them, tell their stories, quote their favorite lines, keep your favorite pictures of them out where you can see them and keep them part of your life; and yes... cry when you need to. Sending you a hug. :)))

  5. Thank-you Mel, I love having that booklet, she was such a fun person, always up to something, and deserves to be remembered so fondly. Thank-you for your kind words! :)


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