Memory Lane – Part 2

14 Jun

numérisation0027My Mom left this life this last Tuesday after a 1 1/2 year battle against Leucemia.  She was 81.   I treasure the time I was able to spend with her in 2012, totally about 5 months, spread out in three different trips to California.  I wish she could have waited to leave us, until I was able to see her again and she was able to attend Suzie’s wedding at the end of the month.  But God called her to Himself when He wanted.  And His will is perfect.

Although my brother John lives in Holland he happens to be traveling with part of his family in the US Southwest at this time and will rearrange his schedule to be in Southern Cal to join brother Mike and sister Linda who live there.  I will be there too, since the whole France Nadal family was already set to come to California for Suzie’s wedding June 28th.  I changed my ticket to fly to California tomorrow June 15th. My “men” – sons Jeremiah, Zachary and Marc-Antoine plus husband Dan – will be flying into San Francisco June 25th.

Amazingly enough, it’s her death that will bring all her children together again, to remember and celebrate her life and the impact it had on us, at the memorial service being organised for June 24th.