Saturday, 19 January 2013

Iris



It was time, last evening for our very own Iris to say "Goodbye" to this world.
She was so calm and at peace. 
She was surrounded by love.
 She would have told us not to grieve for too long, she has had a good life.
So now we are left without her.
A time of reflection, thankfullness and adjustment.
Of course we will look back with so many memories.
We have already laughed at some and cried at others.
She took her rightful place in the order of things.
No more pain,no more loneliness and no more struggles.
I am so glad that she had her family whom she loved like a Mother does.
She loved like a Mum,a Grandma and this last year as a Great Grandma.


Thank you all so much for all your wonderfully supportive comments about my last post.
The "Circle of Life" has completed its rotation for a while for us just now.
And my big blanket is looking sweeter already,woven with happy memories and dreams of what is to come.

38 comments:

  1. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. What a beautiful picture of Iris and her Great Grandchild. Sure to be cherished I bet. Sue x

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    1. Thank you so much. I have just looked at it again and spied the wool in the background. She knitted so many baby hats to support my charity pursuits xx

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  2. I am so sorry you have lost your Mum-in-law. It must have made it slightly easier that she was relaxed and peaceful at the end and surrounded by all your love. xxx

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    1. Thank you do much Lily . Yes, it did and we know that time will help us accept our loss. She will be sorely missed xx

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  3. I am so sorry Linda to hear of your loss.How wonderful that she was so loved by so many.You will have lots of memories in your blanket .her funeral will surely be a celebration of a great life but you will miss her so much.She was obviously one very special lady.Thinking about you.x

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  4. Thank you so much for your lovey comments. Yes, I think the blanket is going to be very special

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  5. So sorry for your loss. It's been 10 months since my mother-in-law passed away. We still miss her.

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    1. Thank you so much. Time just helps a little doesn't it . Hope you pop back for happier hooky posts.
      Kindest regards linda

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  6. My condolences to you and your family. A special lady who will be greatly missed but with fondest memories.

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  7. Thank you Janet. A quiet weekend here. Your message is so appreciated x

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  8. Sorry to read of your loss, my condolences to you and your family on the death of Iris

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    1. Thank you so much Janis. I really appreciate you taking the time to leave a comment

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  11. I'm so sad to hear that your mum in law has passed away. But how wonderful that she had all of you with her right up until the end. Thinking of you all.

    Helenxx

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    1. Thank you so much Helen your kind words are so appreciated xx

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  12. Thou art the Iris, fair among the fairest,
    Who, armed with golden rod
    And winged with the celestial azure, bearest
    The message of some God.

    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807–1882) Flower-de-Luce.

    What an inspirational lady, a true blessing. Much love to you and yours. (((Hugs))) xxx

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  13. So sorry to hear of your sad news. My thoughts are with you and your family.

    Hugs, Estelle xx

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  14. My thoughts are with you all Linda.
    I'm so sorry to hear your news.
    I'm sure she will be greatly missed.
    Love Suex

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    1. Thank you Sue. She used to love watching me assemble SIBOL blankets x

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  15. Sorry to hear your bad news ,now she is at rest and forever peacefully
    Condolences

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  16. I'm so sorry to read of your mother-in-law's passing. My condolences to you and your family.
    A lovely picture of her with her great grandchild.
    Sending you a big hug.

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  17. Hi Suz. Thank you so much. She absolutely loved William xx

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  18. Hello Linda,

    Thats sad Linda! ....I know its natures way and it comes to us all but its hard to lose someone you love. My Deepest sympathy Linda!

    I am now your newest follower. Many thanks for visiting my blog and your comments on my post.

    keep well

    Amanda :-)

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  19. Hi Chalky - just a few (((Hugs))) for you and your Family. The blessing of a peaceful passing should be remembered and held as your strength for the next few days
    Take time to remember the joy Iris found in life and that she will always be watching over you & your family.

    luv
    Pam

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    1. Thank you Pam. Your words mean a great deal to us x

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  20. Hello Linda....May Iris bloom forever in the eternal garden of paradise!

    Please accept my condolences.

    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and commenting, too. Nice to have you visit. Come by any time. Susan

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  21. Such a lovely tribute, my condolences to you and yours.

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    1. Thank you so much for your very kind comment xx

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  22. I am so sorry for your loss, a beautiful post for Iris
    sending love, jooles xxx

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    1. Thank you. The Iris' are in flower in the market just now so pretty and sweet. Happy memories

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  23. Hi Linda. I'm so sorry for your loss. I found your circle of life post very moving. I lost my grandmother about a month ago. She was 89 and, like you, we are taking a lot of comfort from memories and knowing she had a full and long life.

    Gillian x

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  24. Thank you Gillian. your words ring very true. Thank you

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