Saturday, 2 January 2010

Lifes journey....complete

As I was sitting here this morning, my phone rang and as we are on dial up, I kind of said a few comments as I was booted off the computer and answered the phone.

It was one of our neighbours (our road is a lovely community of caring, loving people), to let us know that her mother, who used to live over the road from us and is in a nursing home, had died contentedly on New Years Eve.  This amazing lady Jean, was 92 she had been an educator, a writer, and a warm and supportive friend to my DH and than to me.  She had spent many years in a wheel chair but was independent as much as possible and she carried a strength about her and knew her mind.  I respected and cared for her greatly.
When I think of all that Jean has seen in her lifetime it takes your breath away. The world has really changed rapidly in the last 92 years.

The night Jean died was New Years Eve,A full moon night a Blue Moon and here in the southern parts of Tasmania we had a lightening storm with both sheet and fork lightening that went on for several hours surpassing the man made New Years Fireworks.  The brightness of the sky from the light  of the moon when the clouds and storm passed was as bright as early morning as she left her earthly body.   We are sad that she is not with us any longer but she is young again, and her spirit, her love and words remain with us. 
We will have her funeral and then have been invited to a celebration of her life.  There is always an edge of saddness for a person who dies, but for such a lady, who lived such an amazing life, we can not mourn but be joyous for all she was!


Out Back said...

Sorry to hear of your loss, but obviously Jean had a life worth celebrating. She was the same age as my grandmother when she died.

Sounds like Mother Nature gave Jean a good send off from this earth.

womanwisdom said...

celebrate Jean! hi Aussiemade dear...she must have been truly an amazing woman. such an inspiration leaves a mark in our hearts that make us smile each day as we think of people like Jean!

it is indeed a beautiful beginning of the year for you and the whole neighborhood...i just wish my mom lives up to that age! (she's 70, and sound asleep right's 11:49 pm here...sssssshhhhhh....)

hope you enjoyed your holidays much! mine was really and thanksgiving to benefactors and friends of our organization.

may you have a meaningful year ahead, filled with peace, love and joy! warm hugs!


jaz@octoberfarm said...

awwwww...she looks like a lovely woman. it is good that she will be celebrated! i cheated and bought the fresh tarragon. nothing but icicles growing here!

Debbie said...

Sorry to hear your news but celebrate Jean's life to the full like she did. Always remember the woman she was and all thing things she has done in her life.... what a full life she had.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

I´m sorry to read about Your loss. It is always sad to loose a dear friend.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Good morning! I hope someone writes something lovely about me as you did for this wonderful and loved woman. That just makes her life and her passing a glorious thing!
Much love to you!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

WHERE are you? Are you alright???
I am a tiny bit worried..