My Mother In Law, Nan, has been battling cancer over the past few years, a battle we thought could be won. Well in the beginning we did.
Sadly a couple of weeks ago she became very ill and although I did my best for her and nursed and cared for her, it was her time to go.
Her funeral was today.
This is Nan.....
I wanted to share with you all the poem that I wrote for her. It was read at her funeral.
by Nikki Smith
There are 4 candles to be lit when we go home tonight,
4 candles that burn like a guiding light.
The 1st candle, it shines showing a mothers love,
Still present, still guiding, only now from above.
Ruth and I have so many memories of you here on this land,
while David now walks with you holding your hand.
The 2nd candle is for the gran, who in her own amazing way,
adored Kris and Callum, her 2 special grandsons, every single day.
They are both so lucky to have spent time with her here.
As these memories are precious, they keep their gran near.
The 3rd candle is for you Nan, a friend to everyone here.
Memories of special moments that we will always hold dear.
From childhood to 80 you crammed life with joy, laughter and fun.
The kindest of hearts shared with everyone.
The 4th candle we light, although a lot more we could burn.
Is for all the strength and courage you showed at every turn.
A strong matriarch figure on whom we could all depend,
with so much pride and dignity right to the end.
A light on the earth went out that day.
But now with Gordon, David and others, you will guide us all in a special way.
So for now, as tears silently fall, it's goodbye that we say.
But we know in our hearts, we'll be together one day.
I hope you like it. It came form the heart.....
I'll be back again soon with some crafty things to show you - xxx
And a massive thank you to those of you who have sent me emails or messages to let me know you are thinking of me and supporting me.
You are all totally amazing!
Thank you xxx