Brown/Blue Spotty

21 October 2011

Our First Lady

and my Lovely Mum

Veda Ann
22 April 1924 to 24 September 2011

I haven't had the heart to be blogging recently  - my last post was full of excitement for visiting my WP's at my Lovely Mum's new "home".  Sadly this visit started earlier than expected and was for the purpose of waiting for an ambulance to return Mum to the hospital which she was discharged from just the day before. 

Mum is terribly missed by our Wonderful Dad, us 11 children together with our spouses/partners, 21 grandchildren some with spouses/partners, 9 great grandchildren and all those who have had the privilege of knowing her.

We are so grateful for all the lovely cards, messages, kind thoughts and prayers sent to our family.

A memorable message from one of the cards Dad received:
"Kindness is a word that the deaf can hear and the blind can see - and Veda had this in abundance for anyone she met"

We are all very fortunate to have had this incredibly special lady in our lives.


A messsage from Dad to Mum, written from his heart almost 70 years ago.
Whereso'er I am, below or else above you,
Whereso'er you are my heart shall always love you.
Thank you for reading.

Kate

16 comments:

Jane said...

Dear Kate
I've thought of you often since you told me your sad news and know how hard this must be for you and your family. The words you have shared are lovely and your Mum and Dad's 70 years must have been full of everlasting love.
Stay strong and remember all the lovely times you shared xxx

Dani - tkdchick said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I had a close call with my Mum in September, it was hard!!!

Mouse said...

wonderful post to a wonderful lady and that post card just sums everything up ((((HUGS))) love mouse xxxx

Joysze said...

Oh Kate, I am so sorry for your loss. I'm tearing up reading this, and especially your dad's message to your mom. Sending you lots of hugs and my thoughts are with you and your family.

Sally said...

oh dear Kate I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you, your Dad and your family. Sending lots of love and hugs.

Tricia said...

What a precious tribute to your Mom! I hope my children say the same of me someday...

RuthB said...

Hugs and prayers.

luciethehappyquilter said...

Thank you for sharing that wonderful postcard. X

Julie said...

Kate, it has made me really sad to read this. I am so sorry for your loss, sounds like your mum was a very wonderful lady.
Love and (hugs) xxx

Lesleyanne said...

So sorry to hear your news Kate. Sending my condolences to you and your family.

The Crafts House said...

how lovely is the postcard your dad sent your mam...such a lovely post Kate..

Christine said...

So sorry for your loss. Sending deepest sympathy to you and your family

Sheilasembroidery said...

I know things are still very raw at the moment Kate. it is lovely to have such a lovely memory of your parents who must have loved each other very much.

Barb said...

Dear Kate, I was so saddened to hear of your loss, no words can be said that will take away the pain, but you and your dear dad and family are in many peoples thoughts. Bless you.

chris said...

How sad to read about the loss of your Mum but you have paid her a wonderful tribute with your post. And what a lovely postcard message from your Dad to her. Memeories of her will live with you for ever. The best times and you'll smile when you remember some things.
Love and Blessings
Chris xx

Hazel said...

So very sorry to hear of your sad loss. Your mum sounds like an amazing woman. Wow 11 children!! I am in awe. Sending big hugs to you. Xx