Friday, 13 April 2012

Together always

My lovely friend, 'Auntie' Mary, died during the night on Saturday. I wrote on here a couple of times about her little adventures when we lived in Singapore - pickling an egg to try to get it into a bottle was one of them. Always full of fun with the most infectious giggle, it was so sad to hear that she had passed away. She died peacefully of heart failure and it wasn't totally unexpected, although still a shock.

The bigger shock was that her husband, quiet and so tolerant Ken - a lovely man and a perfect foil to the bubble and bounce of Mary, died unexpectedly on Wednesday afternoon. A gap of less than four days.

All sorts of things have gone through my mind, but the main one is that after 63 years of marriage and being a totally devoted couple - they are still together, wherever they might be.
I made two cards/notelets the same yesterday to send to Pete and Chris, their sons. Made with a heavy heart but also a feeling of peace that neither Mary or Ken has to live with the sadness and loneliness of being without the other - I hope the butterflies convey that. 

Di
x

28 comments:

  1. Hi Di

    Oh what a sad week for you .. .. losing two special people in such a short space of time.

    How awful for their Sons too.

    My condolences to everyone.

    People who are very much in love quite often leave this life within days of each other don't they. As you say .. .. although sad to lose both so quickly it is a nice thought that neither is sad or alone.

    A beautiful and very appropriate card.

    Love Jules xx

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  2. Oh Di, such a sad time. Ken obviously didn`t want to be without his wife.
    A beautiful card for such a sad occasion.
    Lynne xxx

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  3. Di, I am so sorry to hear this. At least like you said they are still together and neither has to face a life without the other. Thinking of you and sending big hugs, Amanda x

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  4. Oh, Di. I am so sorry. My thoughts are with you and their family. Seek solace in the fact that they are together. Your card is perfect and beautiful

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  5. So sad that you have lost two such special friend, but I'm glad for them that they are still together. The cards for their sons are sensitive and lovely. I am sure they will appreciate them. Kate x

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  6. Oh Di how sad. It often happens that way with such devoted couples and rest assured that they will now be happy together forever.
    Sending you much love,
    A x

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  7. I'm so sorry to hear your news, so sad.....
    Lovely card.....

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  8. Just dabbing at my moist eyes here . . . so, so, sorry to hear your sad news Di.

    PERFECT card for the occasion. LOVE the little pearls on the flowers (will have to remember THAT one) and the sweet butterflies.

    Hope your heart feels lighter again soon hon.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  9. Oh Di thats so sad and within a few days of one another, 63 years thats a lot of time together and such a devoted couple l really feel for you, your card is beautiful the butterflies are gorgeous and your card is just right for them...........take care:)xx

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  10. Sorry to hear your sad news Di, but it's so lovely that they went together. They are still together too which is a beautiful thought. Love is forever. Hugs, Karen x

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  11. Sad new Di. Two people who loved being together and couldn't be apart. You speak of them very sweetly, and will be a keeper of their essence.
    Thinking of you too.
    Ros.

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  12. Hello Di

    A beautiful card for such a sad occasion.

    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  13. How very sad to lose two good friends in such a short space of time, they were obviously meant to be together forever. My thoughts are with you and their family. Beautiful cards Di. Take care and big hug, Lyn x

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  14. Oo Di, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I know they were both very special friends. I'm glad for them, together forever. When my Aunt Rose passed away my Uncle John said 'I can't live without her' and died two days later. Happens quite often. The cards for their sons are lovely. I am sure they will be much appreciated. Praying for comfort for you, her family and friends.
    Love & Hugs

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  15. Hello Di,
    Sorry for the loss of such good friends. My aunt and uncle died closely together too. My aunt first then my uncle. I think it happens pretty frequently.

    Your card is lovely.

    Hugs,
    Kay

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  16. Oh Di, that is such a sad situation and my thoughts are with you and their sons. They were clearly very devoted to each other and hopefully their sons will get peace from knowing they are still together.

    Your card is beautiful and the two butterflies are very poignant.

    Take care xx

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  17. Your cards are a beautiful tribute to your much loved old friends - I'm sure both their sons will appreciate them. I think you are right that after all those years neither Mary or Ken would have wanted to live without the other. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

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  18. Oh my goodness, Di, how very sad. Their lives must have been so wonderful together, God saw it fit for them to be re-united. My Aunt Kate joined my Uncle Ollie within days of his passing. They too were life partners. As sad as it was for our family, we too found peace in knowing they were together. Most sincere sympathy to Pete and Chris. Di, your card is beautiful, I'm sure the boys will feel your love through your creations.

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  19. Truly sad but a comfort to know they are together somewhere always. Hugs Dee xx

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  20. Oh so sorry to hear your news, they obviously loved each other so much that they couldn't be apart and take comfort that they are together again and watching over you all. (HUGS).

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  21. So sorry to hear your sad news Di. This isn't the first time I have heard of couples dying withing a short space of each other. At least as you say they will not have to be lonely and are together. The cards you have made are beautiful and so perfect.

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  22. Such sad news for you ..... hugs.

    Such a lovely card and am sure it will be appreciated by their sons.

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  23. What a sad time for you and the family. Your card is beautiful - the butterflies are just right - they'speak' for themselves - hugs x

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  24. Sorry for your sad news. Such a beautiful card and so fitting.
    Linbyx

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  25. Very sad Di, especially as this week my ex boss ( I left 8 weeks ago) lost his mum a week ago, who he had lived with all his life (59 years)he then passed away unexpectedly himself on Wednesday morning this week, so I have been called back in to help out, all very upsetting and strange, but life goes on I suppose, but its cos I have been so busy that I haven't blog hopped for a few days....sending hugs to you DI and it's a lovely card btw!! xxxx

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  26. Di, your card is perfect. I love the symbolism of the 2 butterflies in flight. How sad for their children to lose both parents so closely, but hopefully it will comfort them to know that one parent is not left behind & lonely. They are still together, and happy on the journey they are taking. God has a plan, and He kept them together. Thanks for sharing the story and the wonderfully beautiful card.

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  27. Your card is a perfect tribute to your 2 friends. So sorry to hear about your sad news Di xxx

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  28. Once again Di, I am so sorry for your double loss- and the double shock.
    Your card is beautiful, perfectly loving and simple and delicte.

    ))hugs((

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