Thursday, 24 April 2008

Back from NZ/ Au retour de la Nouvelle Zélande

Well, I’ve arrived back from nearly a month in New Zealand. Unfortunately Dad’s condition was terminal but at least the immediate family was there to see him while he could still recognise and communicate with us. Although we will all miss him terribly he had a wonderful life and a great death. He was not afraid of what was happening to him and saw death as the beginning of another adventure. As my bother said at Dad’s funeral:

“Byedy bye

au revoir

see ya mate

Haere Haere Haere Ra”

Je suis de retour après Presque un mois en Nouvelle Zélande. Malheureusement, mole maladie de mon père était terminale et il est mort pendant mon séjour. Au moins la famille immédiate était la pendant qu’il pouvait nous reconnaître. Il nous manqué terriblement mais il n’avait pas peur de mourir et il l’a vu comme le commencement de nouvelle aventure. Comme a dit mon frère en salutation au funérailles :

“Byedy bye

Au revoir

see ya mate

Haere Haere Haere Ra”

4 comments:

Sew Create It - Jane said...

I'm sorry to hear about your Dad. I'll be thinking of you...((((hugs))))

smarcoux said...

Hi Margo

Condolences on the loss of your father. We were thinking of you .

Nice to see you back and hope things are going well for you.

Sandy

Peticelul lui Smaranda said...

Margo, mes condoléances, qu'il repose en paix!
Smaranda

yona said...

Mes condoléances! Et bon courage!
Yona