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Saturday, 17 September 2011

 This photo is of my mother in law, Julia and her husband John. Taken in a restaurant just before she set the menu on fire with the candle!!
You may remember my post

Well it turns out that Julia didn't just have a fall but there was a reason for her collapsing...she had cancer on her brain. She had had two previous bouts of cancer, both of which she had fought successfully but it turns out that she had secondaries and last week she passed away. She was a great mother, mother in law, Grandmother and great grandmother and we all loved her, we loved how she loved us and all those quirky little Irish  characteristics she so often portrayed. 
We prayed that she would have no pain and that the Lord would take her in His time and He did. My husband was able to go and spend a few days with her at her home up until the day she died. Although not able to speak or get out of bed she knew he was with her and responded to his words.
We have the funeral on the 23rd and my husband will be taking the crematorium service. 

While I was going through my family photos to find this one of the two of them I came across the baby photo's below and got a bit carried away.......I am so glad that Julia was able to see her great grandchildren and two weeks before she died she met little Gilby and my daughter in South Africa had to make an unexpected trip for visa purposes and was also able to go and pay her a long overdue visit. God is good!

Joseph on his first visit to UK

Jesse the day he came home, Mummy is just on the phone to me telling me he had arrived, the photo came through on the PC just as I was talking on the phone!

The day before twins were born

Maggie & Primrose

Gilby loving the ride...Maggie not so sure

5 comments:

Flying Blind... said...

Oh Lindsey, I am so sorry to hear your sad news. My love to you, Ray and the rest of your family xx

Peg said...

So sorry to hear of your loss, but appreciate the goodness of God in the middle of it all!

Yvonne said...

So sad for you about your mother-in-law. Sounds like she lived a wonderful life. And the menu on fire made me lol. I pray you all have peace that passes all understanding.

Just a little something from Judy said...

Joy in the midst of deep sadness is what I found here today. I am so sorry to hear the news of your dear mother-in-law. I hope it went well for your husband as he did the service. What an honor for him. I enjoyed the pictures of your beautiful family.

Val said...

Oh Lindsey! We are praying for your family. Bless your heart!!!