Thursday, May 5, 2011

Saying goodbye

We have had such a journey over the last few weeks. From that awful day that we received the call to say that Darren’s Mum had been diagnosed with cancer. This was a journey that our family joined together to try and fight this awful thing. D went up to his mum when things turned worse – complicated by an unrelated illness that just made the fight a bit harder. Unfortunately the diagnosis came too late for treatment to be effective and we lost the battle. Today we had to say goodbye. It was one of the hardest days yet at the same time so heartening because throughout the service at the funeral home and the crematorium there was a feeling of joy there. My Brother – in –Law created a slideshow of Lyn’s life and as we sat and watched it listening to the joy and amazement in Tylers voice as he recognised the people in the photos that really celebrated who she was and how we all fitted into her life and family. the grief was there but also the joy of having known her and loved her. She will always be loved and missed.

we snapped a couple of family pics before the funeralIMG_0397 IMG_0399

And I took some at the crematorium. As Lyn was in the RAAF the RSL was wonderful in having their padre conduct the services and her coffin was draped in the flag.

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After all the services were completed we adjourned outside to release some balloons in Lyn’s favourite colours. The boys said later that we were sending Nanna the balloons so that she wouldn't be sick anymore up on her star and they will make her happy.  IMG_0411 IMG_0412 IMG_0413 IMG_0414 IMG_0415 IMG_0416 IMG_0417

bye Lyn, we love you.

 

♥j

1 comments made my day.:

SKC June 15, 2011 at 10:26 PM  

So sorry for your loss. Wonderful images.

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