We are home

Today was one of the hardest of my life.  Winé was laid to rest in Ashton.  Wouter and I, my mom, Deirdre (Ethan’s mom), Sharon (our oncology nurse) and Iola (the sister who first admitted Winé) made the journey to attend.  It is about 1.5 hours from Cape Town.

It was a very emotionally draining day for all of us, but ultimately it was a good day.  Does that make sense?  I feel better after being able to “formally” bid Winé farewell.  We brought 12 white and pink helium balloons with us and let them loose after the service as a symbolic way of letting go.  Seeing those balloons being whipped away in the wind and then skipping away over the mountains cheered me up in a way.  Like them, Winé isn’t tethered to Earth.  She was cut loose from sickness and pain and could join our Lord in heaven.

Please keep this family in your prayers now more than ever.


One Response

  1. Ek is bly jy het mense wat omgee, mense wat lief is vir jou by jou gehad. Ek het verskriklik baie aan julle gedink en ook aan klein Wine se ouers en familie!

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