A rare and special person left her beloved families (her real family and her blogging family) and went to a land of eternal peace and love - to be greeted by her parents, her courageous nephew, Sheldon - and just last month, she greeted her sister Jacquie.
She was (and still is) one of those rare people who is known by one name.... Renee.
Most of you who visit my Blog knew her - knew of her extraordinary ability to LOVE, her wicked sense of humour, her inate intelligence. In her darkest, most pain-filled days, she could still give of herself - offering advice, guidance and sending strength to us all. Renee TRULY was one in a trillion.
The picture of Alice and the Jabberwocky above was a part of Renee's blog for as long as I followed it. When it looked like Renee was beginning to fail, I
copied it (without asking) to have a visual momento of something that reminded me of her. It's so perfectly Renee.... she never lost her child-like gift of wonder, she believed in a magical world and she knew Life was meant to be lived to the fullest.
I only knew her a short while - yet without her - I would not have met most of you....she was my Muse....the one who encouraged me to begin a blog....she gave me inspiration, she gave me hope....
So, to celebrate Renee's life on Earth, I leave you with a few words from some brilliant writers.
"He was part of my dream, of course - but then I was part of his dream too". (Lewis Carroll)
" And it is this star, for ever unattained yet forever sought, that shines through all great poetry, through all great music, painting, building, and works of men, through all noble deeds, loves, speculations, endurings and endeavours, and all the splendours of "earth and the deep sky's ornament" since history began, and that gives (at moments, shining through) divine perfection to some little living thing."
Renee, I love you and I miss you....but a part of you still lives within my heart. I love you " to the Moon and back".
♥ Robin ♥