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Thread #142631   Message #3502165
Posted By: Nigel Paterson
12-Apr-13 - 06:29 AM
Thread Name: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
Subject: RE: Healing thoughts & prayers please (Nigel Paterson)
A sketch of yesterday: The day began with rain, but ended in sunshine....240 good folk filled the Church for the Service of Celebration, at least 20 had to stand....many were from the locality, but there were those who had voyaged from Australia, South Africa, Denmark, Dubai, Scotland, America, Doha, Canada, Malaysia....a service planned to last just over an hour, actually lasted nearly two....humour, tears, many, many tears....every adult & child who paid tribute, made it to the end of their reading without additional support (just!)....the cremation that followed was for Family only, brief, yet dignified, my Darling Ann read a poem, her voice breaking with emotion, but gaining in strength, line by line...we filed out to be greeted by sunshine & blue skies; a perfect metaphor for Jane's personality....at the wake, tears, laughter,reminiscences, good food & drink, hugs, kisses, more tears when the time came to part....finally arrived home in the wee small hours, straight to bed to sleep dreamlessly, deeply....awoke to a new day with new pages in our Family Book of Life, as yet, blank, but soon to be written upon.

       There is much more I need to say by way of thankyous, gratitude, love. Yesterday, Ann & I took you all with us every step of the way. For the moment, 'The Rainbow' rests at anchor, sails furled. In a while, let's begin to consider a new name for our Thread...not just yet...too soon to make changes.

                                                Much Love to You All, our Dear & Trusted Friends,
                                                                                        Nigel & Ann.
                                                                                        xxxxxxxxxx