It's Easter this weekend. Went to church on Good Friday and again today (Sunday). I thought of the wooden cross (carved to be comfortably held in the hand) which I gave mum in the last few days of her life. She held it in her hand right to the end. It went with her to the grave and is still held in her hand. Went thinking about the cross and all it means to us, Jesus' death taking away all sin, I felt very sad to think of mum in her grave, with the little wooden cross. But because of the cross on which Christ was crucified, I know mum is restored in body, mind and spirit. It's just the loss of the earthly energy that was my mum that's so difficult to come to terms with.
Sent by Heather on 08/04/2012
Mum was an energetic, colourful and caring person. She scooped up people in need of caring and animals in need of a home. Her life was full, but she always found time to do something for someone who needed her help. Her love was shown in her actions, rather than her words.
When her grandsons were born, she felt she was 'complete'.
When her husband and my father, Roy, died in November 1988 her life was changed, and she felt part of her had died.
After a few years, Mum married an old family friend, Herbert Wilkinson whose wife had passed away before dad. She then had several years of comfortable companionship. She said she had been blessed with two very kind husbands.
For the last 12 years of her life mum suffered with Parkinson's Disease and hospital stays due to falls.
I miss her horribly, and I hated to see her fade from the vibrant, busy lady who was the real Thelma; but I am joyful that she has gone home to The Lord, and that she is made whole again.
From Heather on 04/03/2012
Thank you for setting up this memorial to Thelma Reeve-Wilkinson.
We hope that you find it a positive experience developing the site and that it becomes a place of comfort and inspiration for you to visit whenever you want or need to.
Sent by MuchLoved on 02/03/2012