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.