The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land.” – G.K. Chesterton

Tuesday, 19 June 2007

In her memory

In a couple of my previous journal entries, I wrote that I would be in Perth for a sad event. The first entry was initially kept as a private entry, but there's really no reason to keep it private. My stepmum-in-law, Hania, lost her life to cancer last Tuesday night, and I want to honour her memory. She was a beautiful person, and I am blessed to have known her. I'm really touched that she considered me special enough to leave a precious memento for me - a gorgeous pair of diamond stud earrings given to her by Rob's dad. Rob's dad tells me that she never took them off since he gave them to her many years ago, and I will treasure them dearly.

It has been a tough week (especially so for Rob's dad), but the funeral on Wednesday will probably be an even tougher one for us...


  1. I'm terrible when it comes to things like this... but I hope that everything will be ok, especially for Rob's dad. I'm sure that it made her very happy to see her son marry someone fantastic (I think it's part of every mum's secret desire to see their little boy all grown up and finding a good woman to settle down with).
    If there's anything we can do, no matter how small it is, let me know and we'll make it happen.
    -- Kris

  2. Hey man, thanks for your kind words :) I'm terrible when it comes to things like this too. Thankfully it doesn't happen too often...

  3. Hi Jean,
    I hope you don't mind that I didn't ask you whose funeral you and Rob attended, it just seemed at the time that it was better to leave it up to you whether or not you wanted to say.
    There are lovely words you wrote above, Hania was obviously special to you as well as to Rob.
    Ellen xx