I remember…….

I remember the first time we met her.

It was a balmy tropical night in Townsville, and our youngest was about to head off for a year or two in Malaysia

He had finished his music and education degrees, and was excited to be putting his new skills to use in a different setting…. until he met her.

As he later said ” right girl, wrong time”. She was pretty and smart, spunky and just plain lovely. We loved her straight away, as did he.

He still headed off on his adventure, but  didn’t last long. Three months later, on her birthday, he was back.

She quickly became a cherished member of our family.  That was nearly nine years ago now, and she is our own daughter. And loved.

We said goodbye to her this morning.  That brain tumour slowly ate away at her being – her abilities, her personality, her functioning.  She died as she lived – surrounded by love.

We are sad.

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12 thoughts on “I remember…….

  1. Oh Carol we are so sorry about your son’s wife what a sad time for you all. words are not enough to comfort you, we just pray for you all in love, Father knows what you need.
    love
    Cynthia XXXXX

  2. Heartfelt sorrow goes out to you. I am so sad to hear this, I have been wondering and prayng. Sending prayers and hugs from Rita and myself.

  3. Dear Carol, Geoff, Phil and family, love and prayers from us all to you. Thinking of you. Love and hugs from the Newell family

  4. Carol, I only just heard this terribly sad news. We are so very sorry to hear of the loss of your precious daughter-in-law. Our love and prayers are with you and your family.

  5. Would like to give my sincere commiseration , preferably give you a big hug .but that difficult on a blog . A precious daughter lost but her love remains . Best wishes .Jan

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