It was foolish, I know, to think that you would always be here. When I look back, you have been a vital part of my life and conscience for over half of my life. You opened your home and welcomed me to this country and showed me what goodness and kindness means. Compassion, Grace, Love, Generousity, Forgiveness, Faithfulness, Truth – you showed me the meaning of these, not through words but through your deeds. You were the epitome of a steadfast heart and mind.
I have so many memories of you and will miss you dearly, mother of my heart. I am forever grateful to have had the privilege of knowing you, to have been able to share part of your life and that of your loving family.