It’s Time To Say Goodbye

RIP Loveness. 31/12/1973 – 21/10/2013163 I don’t know how we will recover from your loss. I don’t know how to tell Ava. She is still adamant that the Dr is going to make you all better and that you’ll be back. She shares a very close bond with you and yesterday, out of the blue, she asked what happens to people when they die and where heaven is. Ironic that she asked that on the day you passed away. I can still hear the sound of your voice calling out “My Princess” or “my Angel” when you spoke to Ava or Hannah. I can still hear the sound of your voice singing the song you made up for Ava:

Ava is a pretty girl, pretty girl, pretty girl, Ava is a pretty girl…

Sung to the tune of London Bridge and I can hear Ava responding with:

Loveness is a pretty girl, a pretty girl, a pretty girl, Loveness is a pretty girl…

We will never forget you. Our lives will never be the same without you. I can’t believe you’re gone. I don’t think anyone can really understand the depth of my grief, to outsiders looking in you were our nanny, an employee, to me you were so much more. We will never forget you, we will never be the same without you. But I am relieved that your suffering is over and I am relieved that you died in your home country with your mother. I am devastated for your daughter, just 19 living in a foreign country and trying to make a better life for herself. You were an angel on earth and I have no doubt you’re now an angel in heaven.


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  • Reply Charlene (@MsCharlieW)

    Loveness’s and your family are in my prayers xxx

    October 22, 2013 at 10:03 am
  • Reply cupcakemummy

    and of course now i’m crying. RIP loveness xxx

    October 22, 2013 at 10:04 am
  • Reply Angela

    So sorry to hear.

    October 22, 2013 at 10:09 am
  • Reply darylfaure

    I got goosebumps when I saw the post on FB. What a terrible loss. I am so sorry.

    October 22, 2013 at 10:21 am
  • Reply Anita

    RIP Loveness!

    October 22, 2013 at 10:24 am
  • Reply Beth

    What awful, sad news. There are no words….

    Thinking of you in this time of immense grief and sadness.

    October 22, 2013 at 10:37 am
  • Reply TJ

    So sorry for your loss, Sharon. She may have been your employee and Ava’s nanny. But for us onlookers, we also know she was part of your family.

    October 22, 2013 at 10:38 am
  • Reply Kathryn (Becoming you)

    So sorry to hear about your loss and grief. Thinking of you and your girls x

    October 22, 2013 at 10:40 am
  • Reply Eve

    I am so sorry for your loss. My heart hurts for you all. May she RIP xxx

    October 22, 2013 at 10:44 am
  • Reply Katherine Van Der Walt

    So very sorry to hear. Such a tragedy. Thinking of you all and especially her

    October 22, 2013 at 10:55 am
  • Reply pamiejane

    Sorry for your and her family’s loss! so sad.

    October 22, 2013 at 10:59 am
  • Reply cat@jugglingact

    So sorry for you huge huge loss.

    October 22, 2013 at 11:24 am
  • Reply AndyWandy

    I’m so sorry, Sharon. My thoughts are with you all. x

    October 22, 2013 at 11:32 am
  • Reply Sian

    I am so sorry Sharon. I am thinking of you all! xxx

    October 22, 2013 at 11:47 am
  • Reply blackhuff

    I am so sorry to read this. Although I did not know this wonderful woman you talk about, I can so relate as we too have had a wonderful person like this look after our children. We miss her dearly.

    October 22, 2013 at 12:40 pm
  • Reply suecreativity01

    Sharon I am so very sorry for you all and for Loveness’s family too. I understand your love for her and what she meant to your family, especially Ava. So heartbreaking.

    October 22, 2013 at 2:25 pm
  • Reply Lauren

    Sharon, my deepest deepest condolences on your loss.

    October 22, 2013 at 3:06 pm
  • Reply Juanita

    So sorry to hear.

    October 22, 2013 at 5:10 pm
  • Reply Ailsa Porter

    Condolences on your loss. Very sad!

    October 22, 2013 at 8:19 pm
  • Reply Marina

    So sorry Sharon. So sad.

    October 22, 2013 at 8:57 pm
  • Reply Mrs FF

    May her soul rest in peace. So sorry for you loss. xoxo

    October 22, 2013 at 9:02 pm
  • Reply Dhesh

    an angel indeed..thoughts and prayers to all whose lives she touched.

    October 22, 2013 at 9:40 pm
  • Reply Kristi Fraser

    Im so sorry for your loss and the difficulty in explaing to a little one. My sons greatgran passed away when he was 3 and I broke down when theyblowered her coffin into the ground and he walked up to it and waved down saying tata ouma, it was very difficult. Find peace in knowing her suffering is over and she has eternal comfort.

    October 23, 2013 at 1:59 am
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  • Reply absandlol

    Oh Sharon. So sorry about your news. Thinking of you all over this sad time 🙁

    October 24, 2013 at 1:08 pm
  • Reply Kristin

    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Loveness’ family.

    October 26, 2013 at 10:55 pm
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