Monday, 9 May 2011

Our beautiful friend

June 1911 - 09 May 2011

Our very special friend Grace, who has been very unwell for the last 2 weeks, closed her eyes for the last time this morning and is now at peace.  Her constant wish over the last few years was to not reach her 100th birthday, she felt she had lived long enough.  Today her wish was granted and she slipped away before we had time to say 'Goodbye'.  Our hearts are heavy but happy that Grace has her wish.  I have learned so much from this beautiful lady who has shared so many of my adventures from her armchair and always shared a laugh and her lovely smile.  Sleep well Grace xx

Daniel O'Donnell and this particular piece is Grace's favourite.


22 comments:

Gina said...

My thoughts are with you both Julie. You both were obviously very good friends to Grace and I hope you gain some comfort knowing that. It sounds as though she passed peacefully.

Susan D said...

So sorry to hear your sad news, take comfort in knowing she is now at peace.

Stephanie Pettengell said...

Hi Julie, through your words over the past months I feel as if I have got to know grace. She will be sadly missed and you will be in my thoughts so much. The memories will not fade, keep them close. X

Marlis said...

so sorry to hear these sad news julie and sending you a big hug!

ju-north said...

So pleased she had a peaceful end and such good friends to share life with. xx

pam said...

Oh bless - she has enriched your lives and those memories will stay forever. She would not have wanted to linger being a burden to anyone so to slip away peacefully was a lovely way for her to go. Big Hugs to you both.

Angela said...

Hi Julie I'm so sorry that you have lost a good friend. Enjoy your treasured memories.

sandra wyman said...

So sad for you Julie - I know how much you will miss her as you were such good friends. At least she had her wish and died peacefully. Thinking of you both

Sharne's Bit 'n' Bobs said...

I am so sorry to hear of your sad news Julie.

Lis said...

She is at peace and you are suffering the loss, think of all the good times, hugs.

Heather said...

Dear Grace - I'm glad her wish was granted. My mother often said 'They keep us alive too long these days'. You will obviously have many happy memories of Grace but it is hard to do without such a special friend. Thinking of you Julie.

JP said...

sorry to hear your news Julie - you have been such a good friend to her

Jan said...

So sorry to hear your sad news,you will miss her ,what a lovely lady ,Good night God Bless Grace ....love Janxx

Fenland Textile Studio said...

Hi Julie, I am so sorry to hear about Grace. I know how close you were to her. I'm sure her memories will live on in your heart forever. It sounds as though she passed away peacefully and got her last wish as well. You will be in my thoughts and prayers in the next few weeks. Sending hugs and love. Hope to see you soon.
Angela

freebird said...

I'm sorry to hear of your loss of a great friend. It's strange that some people can decide when it is their time (change or perhaps just know). I'm glad she got her wish too and I hope you enjoy fond memories of her.

imac said...

By the Grace of God - you are forever in our Hearts, Sleep well Grace.

Ro Bruhn said...

So sorry to hear of your loss too, it's nice to know they are at peace. Thanks for your kind words.

Emma said...

You were such good friens to her & even tho she got her wish, she'll be missed. x

Sarah said...

Best wishes to you both. Grace was a very lucky lady to have friends who cared so much.

maggi said...

My sincere condolences Julie. She has been such a brave lady with her recent illnesses. It must be some comfort for you to know that she had a peaceful end and that she was ready to go. I am sure you will miss her very much.

silverpebble said...

This is such a moving post Julie - it's good that she got her wish but I expect you'll miss her terribly. I expect you'll be raising a glass to Grace.

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Lots of love xx