Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Our sad hearts



I've been quiet here for a little while...My precious husband Alan's sister was suddenly taken from this life on the 21st Feb. Rae (short for Raelene...she much preferred Rae!) was working in her garden - which, next to her family, was her greatest passion - cleaning out her slasher, when it fell on her.


I'm not sure if writing about it here is the thing to do - but it seems impossible to continue any story here without some acknowledgement.She left a most wonderful legacy - a beautiful, adult family, countless youngsters she taught over an entire lifetime as a primary school teacher, and a glorious home and garden...to mention just a few. We feel determined to make every day we are blessed with count...enjoy all the little delights in our paths, express our love and appreciation for the numerous precious people in our lives...and enjoy a wine as the sun slips away at the end of another day...Rae did that especially well!!
She lived fully, vibrantly and well...we will try to do the same.

8 comments:

Kym :) said...

Dear Tracey,
Sorry to hear about your sister in law Rae.
You write with admiration and a very high regard for her. She is smiling at you & you are so blessed to shared this personal time with us.
Take care of each other at this time and know we are thinking of you.

Kind Regards,
Kym :)

Tracey said...

Thanks Kym... We have been overwhelmed by the love and support we have had extended to us - the world is truly littered with beautiful souls!!!

Robin Mac said...

Tracey, I feel so sorry for you all, but I am so glad you are going to live life to the full as you remember her. Love and sympathy, Robin

Tracey said...

Robin, thanks so much...I'm off tomorrow to find the perfect tree to plant in our garden in her honour...

Maria said...

Very sorry to hear of your loss Tracey, my sincerest sympathy,
Maria

Tracey said...

Thank you Maria....

fleuranderson said...

Ohh Tracey I had no idea. So sorry.
I hope you made yourself a lovely journal like you did for Mandy.
Love to Alan too. Hold her in your heart forever. Fleur x

Tracey said...

Thanks Fleur...It was actually all the writing I did (and am still doing) that gave me the idea for Mandy's journal...A very cathartic activity, journal writing!