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Mary Petrie

I received some very sad news on Saturday morning, my mum had passed away, and oh, I felt so far away.

Even though mum was 86, it was still unexpected.  Although she had her aches and pains with arthritis, her mind was sharp, she was active with her croquet competitions (won the championship recently), and still driving locally.  But mum had a massive heart attack and suddenly she was gone.  I am thankful that she went quickly, but it is still too soon for me.

So 3rd June was a rough day for me, but my family and friends have been praying and God is my comforter and my strength.  Once we got back on the road again, I have been having some lovely times of reflection inside my helmet.

So we are on the road, but right now my heart is back home.

I will catch up with the blog sometime soon.

Love you mum, will miss you xxx

 

Russels

37 Comments

  • Cynthia Willocks

    So sorry to hear your sad news Ps Janet. Our love and prayers to you and family. So hard being far away but praying for God’s love to be with you. Xx

    June 5, 2017 at 11:14 pm
    • Janet & Charlie Russel

      Thank you Cynthia xx

      June 5, 2017 at 11:48 pm
  • Rob & Michelle

    Thinking of you Janet and Charlie at this time, sorry for your loss, prayers are with you.

    June 6, 2017 at 7:28 am
    • Janet & Charlie Russel

      Thank you xx

      June 6, 2017 at 8:03 am
  • Tina & Thomas

    Oh Janet, that is very sad news. We feel with you. Your Mum looks so well and fit, what a shock. Our thoughts are with you.

    June 6, 2017 at 9:23 am
  • Guy Freeman

    So sorry to hear about your mum. Our thoughts are with you. Guy & Alison

    June 6, 2017 at 9:47 am
    • Janet & Charlie Russel

      Thank you xx

      June 12, 2017 at 9:38 pm
  • Karen wards

    Hi Janet,

    Sorry to hear about your mum. Thinking of you both and pray God’s love and comfort will surround you both.

    June 6, 2017 at 9:48 am
    • Janet & Charlie Russel

      Thank you Karen, appreciate your prayers xx

      June 12, 2017 at 9:37 pm
  • John and Penny Hansen

    Our heartfelt sadness is with you Janet, at this time. Our love and blessings to you both.
    John and Penny

    June 6, 2017 at 9:54 am
    • Janet & Charlie Russel

      Thank you so much xx

      June 12, 2017 at 9:37 pm
  • Christine

    Thinking of you during this time ps Janet and Charlie. It must have been a huge shock. Praying comfort and peace. Lv Adam, Christine and family.

    June 6, 2017 at 1:48 pm
    • Janet & Charlie Russel

      Hi Christine. It was even though she was 86 she was in such good health. Thank you for your prayers xx

      June 12, 2017 at 9:37 pm
  • Vicki

    A beautiful photo my friend, xxx Vicki

    June 6, 2017 at 6:57 pm
    • Janet & Charlie Russel

      Thanks Vx xx

      June 12, 2017 at 9:35 pm
  • Bev Eiserman

    Hi Ps Janet, I was so sorry to hear about the loss of your mum. May God bless you and comfort you. Sending love and hugs, Bev XXX

    June 6, 2017 at 8:06 pm
    • Janet & Charlie Russel

      Thank you Bev xx

      June 12, 2017 at 9:32 pm
  • Jane

    We were so sorry to read your sad news, our thoughts are with you both at this very sad time. Jane and Rex xx

    June 6, 2017 at 9:30 pm
    • Janet & Charlie Russel

      Thank you xx

      June 8, 2017 at 11:53 pm
  • David

    Sorry to hear about your mum Janet, ?

    June 6, 2017 at 10:19 pm
    • Janet & Charlie Russel

      Thanks David

      June 8, 2017 at 11:54 pm
  • Sharon Webber

    Thinking of you both at this sad time knowing you will find strength in prayer and loving memories – warmest regards xxoo

    June 7, 2017 at 6:34 am
    • Janet & Charlie Russel

      Thank you Sharon

      June 8, 2017 at 11:50 pm
  • Lahnae

    Hugs xx

    June 8, 2017 at 8:22 pm
    • Janet & Charlie Russel

      xx

      June 8, 2017 at 11:54 pm
  • Julia

    Love to you all Janet. Safe travels. Xx

    June 8, 2017 at 9:08 pm
    • Janet & Charlie Russel

      Thank you Julia

      June 8, 2017 at 11:55 pm
  • Abel & Charity

    Very sorry about your loss! Its never easy to lose our loved ones! Our prayers are with you! Safe travel…!!

    June 9, 2017 at 7:48 am
    • Janet & Charlie Russel

      Thank you so much xx

      June 12, 2017 at 1:22 am
  • Ian and Michele Bensley

    Charlie and Janet
    Love and prayers are with you both at this time, memories of happy times with your Mum will be a real comfort to you. Big hugs

    June 9, 2017 at 11:22 am
    • Janet & Charlie Russel

      Thank you 🙂 Lots of time to reflect uninterrupted in my helmet, has been good. xx

      June 12, 2017 at 1:15 am
  • Veronica Robertson

    So sorry to hear the sad news of your Mums passing Janet. So hard when you are so far away. My heart and love goes out to you. Love you and keep safe x x x xc

    June 9, 2017 at 6:57 pm
    • Janet & Charlie Russel

      Thank you Veronica. I wanted to come back home buy my family and friends said that would be crazy so I listened to them. I did feel a long way away but getting much better now. xx

      June 12, 2017 at 1:14 am
  • Gordon and Marilyn

    Hi dear Janet and Charlie
    not that long ago you took your mum on a road trip. I know you have many memories to look back thru as you travel
    May Our Lord be very close to you at this time. Love always Marilyn and Gordon. Xx

    June 10, 2017 at 9:05 am
    • Janet & Charlie Russel

      Thank you so much. Mum loved our blogs and this time she was set with the map and itinerary. Is sad to think that she’s not there this time. That road trip we had is a special memory, we had a lot of laughs 🙂

      June 12, 2017 at 1:13 am
  • Mike & Kirsten Bryan

    Dear Janet, so sad to hear of the passing of your dearest Mum, we have been praying for you back here in AKL. We both lost our Mum’s in the last 6 years, it has not been easy, we were both close to both our Mums, very fortunate indeed. Although, lost is not the right word, as was your Mum, ours were Christian ladies who we know have gone on before us – how terribly exciting our reunions will be!!

    We are thinking of you, hoping that this significant loss has not made you homesick to spoil many of your days away. We are now catching up on your posts, looking forward to reading of your exploits to date….

    June 12, 2017 at 11:26 am
    • Janet & Charlie Russel

      Thank you xx

      June 12, 2017 at 9:44 pm
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