“The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering”
~ Ben Okri
My beautiful lost her Oma today.
A woman I only knew in the last years of her life, when failing health and a wandering mind had replaced the person she was.
She lived through the holocaust. Her stories of survival, her drive to succeed and her stubbornness were some of the things that shone from within.
Her last few years were so far from what she had been used to. The reality of that was so evident in her words, stature and moods.
The so-called "Golden Years" were apparently not so golden!
She was one of the lucky in my eyes.
In good health until she wasn't!
Her final days were not spent hooked up in the hospital.
Nobody saw this coming.. today!!
A fitting finish for a woman who did things her way!
I raise my coffee mug to my Beautiful's Oma,
Thank you for loving yourself enough to keep living.
Thank you for raising one of the nicest Men I have ever met!
Who in turn helped create your granddaughter. Whom I adore.
May you be dancing amongst the stars surrounded by all who got to the party before you.