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Friday, 23 August 2013

Daffodil Day

Today Australia celebrates Daffodil Day. Everyone knows somebody who has been affected by cancer.
And today is the day when everyone gets together to raise fund to support the Cancer Council. Every dollar raised gets us closer to finding a cure for the deadliest disease.
Daffodil signifies hope, promise, life and a brighter future.
More than five years ago we lost someone who loved life,  a doting father and a grandfather, a loving husband, a sweet son in law and a great friend whose love of life brought us closer together and helped us appreciate what we have. He wasn't just a brother in law to me but also a mentor and an inspiration. The news shocked all of us, seemed surreal. Friends from far and near draw closer to support and comfort the whole family. Watching him deteriorate from a healthy man (whose passion for music and travel created a robust group of friends) to almost skin and bone was heart-breaking. He fought his fight and stood his ground till his time in this world lapsed. He may be gone from our sight but his memory lives on. We do miss him and his antics, a memory we have  but which no type of cancer can defeat.

I've created a bouquet which consist of daffodils, poppies and some chrysanthemums from our garden. The yellow candles remind us of Ernest whose personality was so vivid that it lit up a room and brought everything to life.



















 
 
 
 
 
My sister in law Janelle and her husband Ernest
 
 
Ernest on Christmas 2005
 
This is us...

14 comments:

  1. Very nice memory words, lovely daffodils and a great family.
    Your daffodil teacup and saucer are so beautiful!

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  2. Hello my dear friend,

    Your tribute to your brother-in-law was most touching. How tragic this disease is and until we are blessed with a cure, we will, unfortunately, be helpless in healing those we love. But, good on Australia for this cause in the fight against cancer. Your daffodils are lovely.

    Hoping you have a blissful weekend,

    Poppy

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    1. Thank you my dear friend. Hope you are well and enjoying the rest of summer.

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  3. Dear Aida,
    I am very touched of this tea time. You are right, in every family are victims of cancer. Its so hard to loose them. Your new family looks so sweet and I can imagine this big loss. Your daffodills look beautiful and make hope as your candles do. Thank you for sharing your story.
    Hugs and greetings, Johanna

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    1. Thank you dear Johanna for dropping by.

      Take care and God bless

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  4. Hi Aida!
    What a tribute to your brother-in-law.
    Beautiful photos, too!

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  5. Gorgeous daffodils. Lovely tribute. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  6. Dear Aida, Such a lovely tribute, and such beautiful flowers and tea to commemorate a beautiful life. Hugs, xo Karen

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    1. Thank you dear Karen. It's the least I can do for him.

      Hope you are well.

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  7. This is so touching Aida. The flowers are very beautiful and what a great tribute.

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