This photo is her with the flowers her youngest brother, Robin, sent on 27th April 2011.
She was 97 years old, and the flowers a wonderful surprise.
Robin was living in Sydney with his daughter Maree , and the florist delivered them to our door .
Maree, this was the best gift of all that day,Thank you again so much.
You had a good day, ate a great dinner, and at 7.30 the usual words, “ Yes, I’m ready for bed,I knew you would be coming”.
10 minutes later, I held you in my arms, Hugh close by, and we said goodbye.
But this was no ordinary occasion. You did it in such style!!!!.
The First Response St John Ambulance car came rushing in, John driving, he was here very soon after we dialled 111, closely followed by
Ruth, a single crew St John Ambulance .
But because Ruth was on her own, the Fire Brigade came as well, all lights flashing.!!!
2 men,with their fire protective clothing, hard hats and big boots, came rushing inside.
No fire, we are all safe. Thank you so much.
Joyce, with her calm presence, and loving arms,enfolded Hugh and me with such comfort.
By this time some names escaped me.
What were our neighbours wondering???
Then because our doctor lives in Wanganui, the next Ambulance came as well,
in case they needed to sign forms.Another man and lady, again thank you so much,
I didn’t get your names either.The care and support from all these was appreciated so very much, and maybe while all in their day and night's work, is special to those who need them, their help, their kind and calm words,their support, and their being there.
The night slowly unfolded its dark wings, and we surrendered Muriel
to Peter’s and Anthony's care.Today we wake to rain, strong winds and a very quiet home, nothing is the same.
Quotation of the day, from Kahlil Gibran
When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth
you are weeping for that which has been your delight.
Jean and Hugh