Six word Saturday

In memory of a lovely lady

It’s hard to post today.  My head is full of thoughts, but I don’t want to upset the family or share things that are not mine to share.

My friend Vron was never happier than when she had her family around her.  I never knew her as the powerhouse she was, before an aneursym 18 years ago left her partially disabled, but I’ve heard the stories and seen photographs.  To me she was a kind and gentle soul, who accepted her situation with grace and without any trace of bitterness,  From the moment I stepped into her household, in my capacity as a carer, I was accepted as a member of the family, and she became very special to me.

Vron was surrounded by love.  They say you reap what you sew, and that was never truer.  Her beloved husband took on the role that she could no longer manage and she put her whole faith and trust in him.   She adored her two girls and her son, and the grandchildren, as one rapidly followed the other.  All were very precious to her.  Brothers and sisters were held close to her heart.

Whenever there was a cause for celebration, this family knew how to celebrate. They put their heart and soul into it.  The last time I saw them all together was for a special birthday last November.  Family and friends joined them and the laughter and memories flowed.  Hard to believe that I will never again join Vron at another family gathering.  I know she’ll be there in spirit.  Vron, we will always miss your lovely smile.  It was a privilege to know you.  God bless!  Rest in peace.

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107 comments

    1. Thanks, Cathy! I’m over the shock now. Although she had had a stroke, she seemed to be recovering, and then caught an infection. We really thought she’d make it through. I feel so sorry for the family.
      It’s our wedding anniversary today and I’m having a lazyish one because we’re off to Shropshire on Monday. Is it wonderful to be home? 🙂 🙂

      1. I’m glad you’re slowly recovering from your loss, Jo. I’m still so sorry, and I’m sure it will take you a good long while to get over it.

        On a more cheerful note, Happy belated wedding anniversary! Shropshire? I need to drop by for a visit, which I will do soon. I hope you had a grand time. 🙂

        It is good to be home, although the mess in Charlottesville this past weekend really was an upsetting thing. 😦

      2. Where will it end, Cathy? And in this evening’s news another car attack, in Barcelona this time! I had a lovely couple of days, thanks, in spite of being stung by a wasp. The hand swelled to an alarming size, and then I managed to twist a kneecap. Not safe to be let out these days 🙂 🙂

      3. I don’t know, Jo, about when these world problems will end. Maybe never. 😰

        I’m sorry you got stung! And then to twist a kneecap on top of that. That’s no fun at all. I hope you’re healing now. I just found out my daughter Sarah admitted herself to the emergency room Tuesday night with a huge bone-exposing gash to her knee. She was running and fell. She had to have 25 stitches and will be laid up for a week. We all have to be careful these days, don’t we? As for me, I’m still on Japan time and want to nap every day and be awake all night. I keep waking from dreams where I’m frantically trying to catch a train, cable car or plane! And now, just as I’m getting settled from nonstop travel, Mike and I just bought our tickets to go to Hungary, Czech Republic and Austria from September 22-October 7. 😊 Thinking about it makes me want to take a nap!

  1. Such beautiful lilies in honour of your friend, and I think you are right in not sharing the FB photo. This is a warm and heartfelt tribute and I am sure her family will love it. Take care Jo xx

  2. Sorry to hear what happened, Jo. Vron sounded like every bit the selfless, loving person. Good to hear you got to spend time together over the years, and now she is with you in spirit always. Lovely flowers for a lovely lady. Best wishes 🙂 ❤

    1. Thanks, Sue. I was very tempted to share a beautiful family photo but I don’t want to trespass. 🙂 It was on Facebook but that’s for friends, isn’t it? I know you are all my friends but not Vron’s. God bless her!

  3. What a beautiful tribute to Vron, who was obviously a very special woman and friend. RIP to your dear friend Jo. My heart and my thoughts and prayers are with you. xo ❤️

  4. oh Jo this is beautiful . . .Vron must have been so special, and I am so glad you were able to join them all last November. Thank you for sharing with us, and take care this weekend. Sending lots of love and hugs so you can enjoy the wonderful memories xx

      1. No worries. I honestly couldn’t remember because I was engrossed with Vron. I need to go back and link them all up for Monday, which is half written. 🙂 🙂

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