“There is nothing that can replace the absence of someone dear to us, and one should not even attempt to do so. One must simply hold out and endure it. At first that sounds very hard, but at the same time it is also a great comfort. For to the extent the emptiness truly remains unfilled one remains connected to the other person through it. It is wrong to say that God fills the emptiness. God in no way fills it but much more leaves it precisely unfilled and thus helps us preserve — even in pain — the authentic relationship. Further more, the more beautiful and full the remembrances, the more difficult the separation. But gratitude transforms the torment of memory into silent joy. One bears what was lovely in the past not as a thorn but as a precious gift deep within, a hidden treasure of which one can always be certain.” ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Thank you so much for your support in the last few days. It has been so wonderful to receive all your messages, your thoughts and the beautiful energy send to us. We feel very grateful to have had this amazing person in our lives. She has learned us wise lessons. To share a few, to look at life with a great sense of humor and to accept every one just as they are. To really listen and remember what has been said, so that in the future the conversation could continued. We have all this to remember her and much more. She has welcomed me in the family with unconditional love. There are just no right words to describe her.
Love Renee xxx