13 August, 1931 – 10 July, 2018> FUNERAL DETAILS
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Hi mum, my heart is still sad and missing you everyday. Seven months since I have held your hand and felt your love. I know I cant have you back, but how I miss your smile and your hugs that always made me feel loved and safe. I am learning that each day even though I can no longer touch you, I can still feel you in my heart and remembering all our times together helps me to smile and be thankful that you are finally free. I came to visit you mum and it broke me to have to leave you behind, I know in my heart you are finally home in Mildura but I feel so far away from you some days. When I feel the warmth of the sun on my face I close my eyes and pretend it is you smiling down on me, thank you mum for all the sun this summer I know it was your gift to us and your way of letting us know you will always be there for us. You were such a beautiful person mum, you loved everyone and the world just doesn't feel as nice without you in it. Mum you were my best friend and I miss you. I promise to come and see you again soon with some more flowers from my garden and to take away all the nasty weeds again so you can feel the sunshine. Thank you mum for always being there for me, if I could be just a tiny bit like you as a mum to my boys they would be the luckiest boys ever. We all miss you mum our lives are different without you, you brought out the best of everyone and now we are lost, trying to make new memories without you in them. Forever in my heart and sole. Love Vicki xxxxxxx
Missing you with all my heart xxxxxxx
Mum it has now been six months since I last cuddled you how I wish I could just feel your arms around me one more time, to hear your voice and to just feel loved like no one else can ever make you feel again. Life is not the same without you mum, the days come and go and we keep moving forward, saying all the right things, smiling at the right times and trying to make everyone else feel its ok. But you know mum its hard and I don't know how you did it mum on your own. You were so strong to keep going when your heart was broken and if you were like me found it so hard to keep going on. You worked so hard and you kept going and stayed well for your kids, I must do the same now, look after my boys and keep putting one foot in front of the other. I will be with you again one day mum and I count the sleeps until I can hold you and all of the pain disappears from my heart. I love you mum, I missed you at Christmas but I spent the day remembering all the ones we spent together and I know you were with me helping me get through the day. My pudding turned out beautiful and my chicken was pretty close to being as good as yours. The tomato and onion pie was a hit as usual and I even had to chuckle that this year no one was fighting over the bean water in my house - no crazy people in my family. So much gravy mum that I had two jugs for just four people. We all miss you mum but you deserve a rest so sleep now and I will come to Mildura really soon to see you. Love you with all my heart forever Vicki xxxxxxxx
Another month mumma since you left us and still I miss you everyday. I have watched your roses flower and your hydrangeas start to grow and I remember you mum and how much you loved your flowers. At the moment I have roses, forget me nots and violets and I just keep thinking this time two years ago you were loving and watering them, I can still see you and wishing you were here with me now while I water and look after them. I missed your birthday kiss this year mum. The first year I have not had a special cuddle and kiss. I missed you so much and wished you were with me once again. I love you mumma, I always will. In my heart yesterday, today, tomorrow and forever. Don't be frightened to visit me mum, I love to feel you close, come and see your flowers in my garden and help me to water one day. They miss you too. I love you, love Vic xxxxxxxxxx to infinity and beyond.
Your daphne is so beautiful this year I just had to send you some.
Mum I miss you more today than I did yesterday and the day before that. I cant believe I haven't held you or kissed you for three months now. Time goes fast mum but with each day I miss you more and more as I realise you are really gone and I am really alone now, you were my best friend, you always loved me and I miss that love soooo much, just to feel your hug one more time would make me feel again. Esmay loved her gift and she was very excited to see us. It was very hard to go back and know you were no longer there but it felt so nice to make Esmay's day, and I have promised to go back and see her again soon. Her new bedroom partner is your old friend Janet so it was nice to hear that Janet is out of the zoo area and in the nice area with a lovely bedroom friend we know will look out for her. Your daphne has finally come out mum and it is beautiful. I smell it and it reminds me of you so sweet and small and beautiful - yet able to give so much pleasure. I miss you mumma I really really do. I promise to come and see you really really soon and spend some time with you, I might even bring a pie down and sit with you while I eat it. I will bring you some flowers from my garden to leave with you so you can remember how much I love you. Please keep dancing and smiling as that's how I love to think about you now, free and happy with the sun on you face in a garden full of flowers and animals. You only deserve the best. Sing for me mumma sing so I can hear you and know you are still with me. Love forever and always Vicki xxxxxx
The spring flowers are missing the light from your beautiful smile and the warmth from your heart mum, and so am I.
Our first spring without you mumma, and even the clouds are crying today because we are missing your beautiful smile and loving heart. I wish you were here to watch the flowers grow, the birds build their nests, the new lambs in the paddocks and to look forward to feeling the sun warm our bones after winter. I love and miss you mum soooo much, but I must not be selfish because you are now free and happy. Give my love to Aunty Kath, did she get a big surprise? You two make me laugh and it makes me feel so much better knowing you are back together laughing like cheeky school girls. Wish I was with you both. I love you mumma, I love you and miss you more each day. Love Vicki xxxxxx
Today we wish a very special lady a happy birthday.
Not a day goes by where your never far from our thoughts.
You were 1 in a million and and will forever be missed and loved by all.
Love always and forever
Max, Christine and Katrina xo
Today I miss you mum. Today I cry to hold you again and to sing happy birthday to you and see your beautiful smiling eyes and smile. I miss you mumma, but I am glad you are at peace, life was tough for you in the end and such a beautiful person didnt deserve that kind of pain. So even though I cry today they are sad tears but also happy tears because I am remembering all the fun times we had together and how you protected us so fiercely all our lives and I suppose thats the part that hurts the most because mum you were really truly the one and only person who ever loved me with all her heart no matter what. A mums love is the most purest love in the world and us girls were the most lucky girls in the world to have had your love, and that's what I miss the most, that unconditional cuddle that made me feel whole, safe, warm and loved. The cuddle that was for real, not because it was something that was expected. The visit that is about just seeing you and happy to just be with you to help fold washing, make a cuppa, cook tea, anything to make us feel loved. I miss that mum and I am sure the other girls do as well. You were one very special lady and I hope you are being spoilt today because you deserve the best 1st birthday of forever after. Love you forever in my dreams and heart Vicki xxxxxxx
How I loved our chats, laughter, friendship, our last cuppa and cake. Most of all I Loved you, beautiful lady .
rest in a Halo of warmth and love our dear friend
Fran & Billie
I have said my goodbyes and shared your stories. now I have to get used to living with you in my heart and never holding or seeing your gorgeous smile again. I miss you Mum
Many aunts hold a special place in the hearts of their nieces and nephews.
Every member of the family has a unique role to play in the family unit. In every family these roles are different. Aunty Joan you were someone who could give me a place to get away from the family for a while and you will always hold a special place in my heart.
I have been thinking about you a lot lately and I want you to know how sincerely sorry I am that I did not catch up with you before you left us.
Christine (Gus) Janet, Anne and Vicki I do understand your loss. Please let me know if there is anything, absolutely anything, I can do.
You were the best cousins anyone could have wanted and I remember many fantastic times with you and I want you to know that you and your family are thought of and I will hold you in my heart.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families through this heartbreaking time. There's nothing I can say that will ease your pain but I just wanted you to know I am thinking of you.
Aunty Joan you are now back playing up with Mum and I will always remember you with the fondest of memories.
Judy & Ron Wright
It Really doesn't feel Like Your Gone Mum, I think its because I don't feel you are , All My Memories of You & What Your Ways have taught Me are Forever In My Heart. Love You Forever XXXXX
Wish I could hold you one last time mumma. I miss you so much.
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