How do you say goodbye

How do you say good bye to a woman who is so many things to so many people.
You don’t
INSTEAD you celebrate a wonderful woman and you do this as follows…..
1) you live each day teaching the world what she has taught you,
2) you stand up and show the world the self confidence she helped you to bring out.
3) You help others less fortunate than yourself
4) You give freely and willingly.
5) You learn you don’t have to have all the answers and that you can say I don’t know.
6) You learn to do the things that your afraid of and celebrate making it through them.
7) You learn to be spontainous
8) You learn to love your friends and in so doing you learn to be open and honest.
9) You learn to be brave and put down your shell so that you can open your heart.
10) You learn to with hold judgement.
11) You learn to forgive. Others but mostly yourself so that you can hear your own intuition.
12) You learn to be speak your truth and then be responsible for the result of it.
13) You learn to swallow your ego and say your sorry
14) You learn to have faith.
15) You learn to love your self enough to set boundaries and stick to them
16) You learn to laugh at yourself.
17) You learn to kit your car and handbag out for spontainous road trips and picnics.
18) You learn to be kind and gentle with others.
19) You learn to be responsible.
20) You learn to grow up enough that you’re an adult whose inner child simmers below the surface.
21) You learn the joys and beauty in the simple things in life.
22) You learn to get up at stupid o clock to go swim in the ocean sometimes at even stupider tempretures. You do it to create awesome never ending memories.
23) You learn how to brave a room full of strangers and make it look like you’re a socialite.
24) You learn how to balance listening with advice and letting others learn their lesssons.
25) You learn how to ask for help and then accept it.
26) You learn a kind word , patience and respect open more doors.
27) You learn we are all very different and don’t have to like each other but you also learn that despite this you stand as one when one of your own falls.
28) You learn to walk purposefully, stride gently, laugh softly and whisper deafeningly sometimes moves more mountains.
29) You learn its always always about the journey and you learn to savour every moment ( or pot hole if you were on the beach road).
30) You learn that DNA is for scientists and that love creates families. Sometimes you learn that these ties are deeper than other peoples family ties.
31) You learn to put aside your own sorrow grief and pain for a moment so that you can love and support those you call family.
32) You learn to say goodbye with grace and you remember to love majestically belive in fairy tales and know that who ever you are if you knew Herm a great soul has touched your life enough that you know she walks with you for ever by the imprints she left on your heart.
33) You learn to pass this on to others one step one breath one heart beat at a time.
34) With out herm I would not be the driver I am today. Truth be told I may have added 20 years on to her while I learnt to be a confident driver. I would also have none of the qualities I have just listed above.

Thank you Herms family for allowing me the honour of having time to spend with and then tend to Herm. It has taught me so many things. I need to thank Joe as well, thank you for allowing Jane and I the time to ourselves to say goodbye and then for coming back to sit with Herm when none of us could.

How do you say goodbye


London, United Kingdom

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A Ulogy for my best friend and second mom. Herm Viljoen who passed away on the 8th of december 2008 after a long fight with Cancer.

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