Central Plateau, North Island

Central Plateau, North Island
View from a friend's farm

Friday, 22 November 2013

Like a Candle In The Wind

 

This morning's sky 

The colours in the sky leave us as evening draws near, and late Wednesday afternoon,  our dearest friend Janet left us.

Bright, full of fun and laughter, such a wonderful friend, for 2 short years.

On  Tuesday we talked , smiled and laughed  at shared memories, I held your hand .

With your family holding you, Peace came.

Quotation of the day, from John Steinbeck

‘It's so much darker when a light goes out than it would have been if it had never shone.”

Greetings from Jean

20 comments:

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

(((((Jean))))) I am sorry for the loss of your friend.

Wonderful quote.

FlowerLady

TexWisGirl said...

i am sorry, nancy, but glad your friend is at peace.

KB Bear said...

Many hugs. My deepest sympathy. I'm sorry that she's left this world but glad that she's at peace.

Nancy J said...

Thanks Lorraine, Theresa and KB, words are hard to find, we are both so thankful we had a last visit on Tuesday. Such a bright spirit, full of life, laughter and energy. Memories will always bring these to mind. Fond greetings, Jean

Lindsjö taxar said...

Sorry for the loss! Always hard to let friends go...
Have a nice weekend as you can.
Majsan/

Linda said...

Jean, I am so very sorry for your loss. Sending you a hug.

Barb said...

Jean - My condolences to you and Hugh. It's so hard to lose that bright candle of friendship. Hugs to you.

Susan Heather said...

Jean - hugs from the north. Sympathy at your loss.

Carol Mattingly said...

So very sorry. Peace be with you.

Jim said...

Oh Jean, just know Ron and I send our deepest sympathy to you and Hugh. Friends are precious and missed.

Nancy J said...

Hi Lindsjo, Linda, Barb, Susan, Carol and Jim, comforting words that mean so much, helping with our sadness. Scorching hot here today, 28.7C, 'bout 85F, so I'm inside for the rest of the day. Some words to compose for Janet's funeral on Monday , I need to keep them brief ( Those who know me well realise how hard this will be!!)Maybe a draft copy, then reduce it to 1/4 of the original and I should be OK. Greetings to you all, Jean.

Kat said...

So sorry for your loss. Sending Love and Ladybug Hugs your way. Xoxox

Nancy J said...

Thanks so much Kat, those ladybug hugs are so welcome. Greetings to all at your place, Jean.

camp and cottage living said...

Jean
I'm so sorry for the loss of your dear friend..
I'm praying for comfort for you and her family and friends.

Nancy J said...

Kimberly, thank you so much. Prayers, hugs and thoughts from afar, I realise so truly how much they mean to me , and are such a huge part of my days right now. Greetings from Jean

Kathy said...

My heart goes out to with your loss. Will say a prayer for you and your friends.

Nicky said...

Thinking of you Jean as you mourn your dear friend. Nicky xx

SRQ said...

Very thoughtful post. The Steinbeck quote is very apropos. So difficult to lose a friend. My condolences.

Nancy J said...

Kathy, Nicky and SDP(SRQ), your words uplift me, and heal. we said farewell at Janet's funeral yesterday, and while I sat in the Chapel, I thought of you all who have comforted me at this time, everyone who has shared has helped so much, and I hope each of you truly understands my many grateful thanks for all. Greetings, Jean.

sophie...^5 said...

John Steinbeck really has away for words.

Loved this quote and I'm so sorry for your loss!

Ron