Last monday we had the funeral of our beloved aunt Lili. It was a beautiful and serene
service but so heart breaking. Lili's two daughters have become such beautiful young
woman and baby Ella Jane is just so adorable and cute.
It was heartbreaking to see theire grief. They are still so young and having to miss their
mother at that young age, I cannot imagine how it would be like.
It was also so sad to see the despair on Craig, aunties life partner. I can imagine it was
overwhelming to him at the same time saying goodbye to the woman you have loved for
13 years and meeting this big Belgian family whom you've never seen.
Lili had asked us so many times to come over to Australia to visit her. I do feel sad now we
never did. It's now her oldest daughter who asked us to come and visit I think we should.
Lili was so happy in Australia when she was in Belgium she talked about her second home,
which actually had become her first home with such warmth and love. Yes she really loved
What I particularly found very nice too was the farewell letter from uncle Jos. It was for
him that Lili had come to Belgium because he had cancer in a terminal fase. He past away
two weeks ago and he had written a goodbye letter to Lili it was a very beautiful letter.
The day of her funeral was, although it is already october, very bright and very sunny.
And that was very appropriate because in all honesty I can truly say that aunt Lili also
was a very bright and sunny person, she just loved to laugh even at age 50 she still was
a giggly girl.
One last thing, I hope that everyone in the family can find some peace in the memories
they have of aunt Lili. And in the knowledge she never knew what happened. At least
I like to think so. We don't know for 100% sure but I think so and it's better to think that
way. During the funeral service my thoughts also went out to all the other Belgian and
Dutch families that had a beloved one on flight MH17. You see often thing like this or
equally horrible on the television but when such a thing happens in your own family it
kinda hits you a lot harder.
To conclude I want to share with you one last picture as a farewell of a beautiful woman
aswell on the inside as on the outside.
Thank you all for visiting and for taking a moment of reflection.
Hugs, Veerle xx